Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Island In The Sun.

A lovely day in the sun, window-shopping with my sister. I can almost feel the summer sun on my face, I miss it so! This dress has sat in my closet ever since this one outing. Something about the red and black makes it feel more dramatic than all of my other dresses, but perhaps I will find a way to wear it again!

Mintage dress | Thrifted heels
Ardene heart shaped sunglasses | Lime Crime (c/o Modcloth) Lipstick in Retrofuturist

Monday, November 28, 2011

All You Wanted And More.

Here are the pictures from my first ever shoot! Everything was picked out by yours truly. I must say, it was pretty darn fulfilling to get the final shots back (it was for a school assignment) and discover that the photos turned out far better than I anticipated. I felt as though I was kind of just throwing items together and hoping that the elements would come together on my models. As it were, my intuition was indeed trustworthy!

Marisa's look is inspired by the "Eclectic Muse" (think Susie Bubble/Catherine Baba/Chloe Sevingy/a bevy of internet it girls and various lovelies that inspire me) while Grace's look was inspired by the work of Henry Darger and his Vivian Girls.

Thanks to Marisa and Grace for being wonderful models! I'm proud of these, and I hope you enjoy some Monday morning dreaminess :)

Photos: Andrew Volk | Styling: Lydia Okello | Makeup: Meredith Lacosse

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Stop Staring!

Just letting all you lucky California readers that Decemeber 9-11 is an amazing sample sale for Stop Staring! dresses! Up to 50% samples of their lovely retro dresses. I would go myself, but sadly I will be here in Vancouver...so do a little shopping for me!

Friday, November 25, 2011

All Hallow's Eve.

Yes I know. It was ages ago but...this year, my Halloween was spent styling a shoot for one of my final projects. Grace and Marisa were my models, and despite how frazzled I was going in, the photos turned out far more beautiful than I expected! The last photo is from said shoot, I will post the entire thing on Monday.

For now, here is me as "Fashion Cat (Chic Chat)", my last minute costume that was really an excuse to wear my leopard print cat ears. Also, how genius is this hoodie cape? I am always looking for cute ways to be warm and comfy, and this satisfies both of those needs.

H&M shirt, ears | Thrifted scarf, belt | UO romper, platforms
H&M hoodie-cape via Front and Company | F21 lace tights

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Back On Track.

I am just getting used to not having to go to school or do schoolwork. It means so much free time! I have neglected a lot of hobbies this past year, and I am very happy to be able to read, draw and write again. I've got to keep busy, or else I go a little insane.

As you can see, this fur collar/jacket combo is one of my favorites (I even wore it in my last post). The best part of this pairing is that it was less than $5! The jacket was a dollar (yes I know, A DOLLAR) and the collar was 3 bucks. Snooty badass awesomeness for under five dollars? Yes please!

In other news: Miranda is the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway! Congratulations, I'll be emailing you today for the details!

Thrifted jacket, fur collar, belt | C/O Modcloth Style is Style Dress
Kork Ease Ava wedges | C/O We Love Colors socks

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Warm Me Up.

I am trying to get through the embarrassing amount of summer outfit photos I still haven't posted before December! We'll see if that happens.

In other news, I am finally, FINALLY done all my projects and classes. I am unsure what's next, which is super frightening...but I suppose it's what everyone goes through post-grad. Here's hoping I will be able to make my dreams come true (and not be a barista for eternity).

First up, regular posting around here! It's been erratic at best during my year at fashion school, and for all of you who put up with me, thanks! I promise that things are going to get neater, more frequent and all around better around here. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting things in the (very near) future!

Don't forget, today is the last day to enter the Shabby Apple giveaway (and use the discount code)!

Thrifted fur collar, jacket | Red Light Vintage Hawaiian shirt | True Value Vintage acid wash skirt
Random Mall Stall sheer socks | C/O Modcloth Cambridge Satchel | C/O Jellypop wedges

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Revelation In The Light Of Day.

Saga Sig is a photographer that I have lauded before on this blog...but she deserves more praise. Her work is so diverse and yet completely unified. Perhaps it's the fact that she grew up in an Icelandic national park that gives her the ability to embrace the supernatural elements of nature. I came across this shoot recently, when searching for inspiration for a school project. I can still remember when I first saw these images, more than two years ago. For me, this is exactly what the cusp of winter, leaving autumn feels like. I hope you enjoy, you can find more work both on her website and her blog.

If you haven't already, enter my Shabby Apple giveaway! Pretty dresses could be yours...but the contest ends tomorrow!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Shabby Apple.

Shabby Apple has so kindly sponsered my very first giveaway! Shabby Apple is a e-retailer which specializes in vintage inspired dresses. If you've been reading this blog for any given time, you will know there is one item which is indispensable in my wardrobe: a dress! I've chosen three that could be yours: Going Steady, El Capitan, and Nazca. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your favorite dress (of the three), your email and "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook. It's as easy as that, and you will be entered! The randomly chosen winner will receive one of the three dresses that I have picked!

All of my readers will also get 10% a Shabby Apple purchase, just enter styleisstyle10off at the checkout! Both the discount code and this contest end next Wednesday, November 16th. GOOD LUCK!

This contest is open to international readers.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

That Time Again.

Orla Kiely is a perennial favorite label of mine. Each collection is brimming with beautiful "basics" that I wish lived in my wardrobe. Never fussy, and yet still intricate and interesting. I enjoyed perusing the SS2012 collection via Blooming Leopold, there are so many looks with sweetly feminine tailored details. And all those collars! SWOON.  I was especially excited to see that the looks were paired with wedges that are almost identical to the Ecote studded wedges I got for $10 a couple weeks back. I will definitely be pairing the black pair with black socks!

photos | flickr

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I love converting dresses and rompers into "separates". It makes it feel as though the pieces is actually 3 items of clothing, which is pretty flippin' awesome if you ask me. 3 FOR 1! What I am getting at is that I realized I can pretend this romper is just a pair of obnoxious floral shorts, which brings a smile to my face.

Today is my last day of classes. I cannot believe it's been a year!!! I am relieved and a little sad that the end is here. THANK YOU to my teachers, friends and family who kept me from quitting many, many, MANY times. I am so grateful to have such an awesome support group! I'm very happy that I got the opportunity to learn a wealth of knowledge which I wouldn't have encountered otherwise, and to have met some lifelong friends. I'm a blessed gal!

Thrifted blazer, blouse, romper (shorts), socks, boots.


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