Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On My Block.

Sorry for not posting yesterday, homework likes to get the best of me.

I must say, ever since the SS11 shows last fall, I've been anxiously awaiting the rise of color blocking. I'm not sure it's really a trend, since I think it's never really out of style. I guess it's just really in this summer. Point being, I am happy to wear bright, obnoxious, solid colors all at once!

Julian and Marissa yet again accompanied me on adventures involving coffee shop existential convos, and jaywalking to do an alleyway photoshoot. Yes, we like to stop traffic. Oh also, let it be known that Julian DIY-ed that magnificent leather jacket. Delicious!

sidenote: These lovely wedges have since met their maker. After a night out, I discovered the wedge was completely split in half on both shoes, held together only by the soles. Still not sure how I did that to rubber wedges...

blazer, blouse, skirt.
Joe Fresh tights.
Old Navy wedges.

Friday, June 24, 2011

It Isn't The Ending, So Much As The Start.

I hate to be silent on here for so long, but I haven't really been in the space to blog lately. Starting Monday I am going start to update regularly again. You can always find my latest inspirations on tumblr, which is where all these photos are from.

P.S. I highly recommend this song for melancholy and general sadness. Heartbreakingly beautiful.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Trials and Tribulations.

Another unexpected haitus. I'm going through a lot in my personal life right now, so please be patient with me.

Thrifted cape, blouse, sunglasses.
Turning Violet turban.
Urban Outfitters romper, tights.
Vintage boots from Adam's mom.

Monday, June 6, 2011


My favorite part of most Wednesdays (other than half days of school) is chill sessions with Julian and Marisa. It's always super fun, the three of us get along splendidly. I kind of feel like I've known them forever, and I'm really grateful to have met these two. On this particular Wednesday, Marisa found the perfect lightweight varsity jacket which she sadly did not have the funds for. So some lucky soul owns it now!

Thrifted blouse, belt, skirt, socks, sunglasses.
Bluenotes jacket.
Joe Fresh tights.
Buffalo Exchange tap shoes (with the taps removed).

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Melanie Likes.

This outfit exemplifies exactly why I <3 Miss Melanie ever so much. I'm getting these little booties, and I think this would be the perfect styling for them.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Style is Indeed Style.**

I'll admit, I spend most of last week lounging about in the Style is Style dress. It's pretty much perfection, if I do say so myself. Thanks again to ModCloth for everything, I still can't believe it!

This was the most wonderful Sunday, spent with great friends and delicious food! Cassie and Nisha were in town from Abbotsford, and Kate and I spent a sunny day with them in the city. The Templeton is one of my favourite downtown haunts and I discovered this week that you can poutine your fries! For all you non-Canadians, poutine may very well be the best thing to happen to fries. Actually, I know it is. AMAZING.

I had the fortune of finding a black straw porkpie hat at H&M that day, and I liked it so much I wore it out of the store! That rarely happens, trust me. It was $10 in the Men's section! And yes, Kate is trying on the Jeffery Campbell unicorn heels. Sadly, no, they didn't come home with us!

**This is an ongoing joke with my boyfriend and friends who know I blog. I find my blog name a little redundant (granted it's from this song, and in context it doesn't sound as silly!), and so do they apparently. It usually goes something like:
Friend: Lydia, what IS style?
Me: Style is actually....style. And also style!

Thrifted vest, shoes, belt.
H&M hat.
Modcloth Style is Style dress.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

An Afternoon with Dior.

I had the pleasure of taking an amazing class last semester that covered major trends in fashion from 1900 to the 1970s. Being a lover of vintage, I was familiar with a lot of the subject matter, but I found out there was a LOT I didn't know. Spending 4 hours a week soaking up knowledge about the great designers (and trends) of the 20th century was to say the least, a dreamy ideal for me! This particular day, my instructor brought in her limited edition Christian Dior "New Look" Barbie. She is not only is wearing exact copies of his 1947  "Corolle" collection but also has authentic underpinnings as well! I don't think I've been this enamored with a Barbie since I was 8.

The only logical after school activity for fashion students? Reading the latest glossies at Chapters. Marisa and I tend to get a little silly around each other...

Thrifted jacket, shirt.
Gap skirt.
Urban Outfitters necklace.
Dollar Store tights.
Granny's Bootery boots.


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