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One more chance

2011-09-03T12:09:26.740-07:00

So a few weeks ago I had a garage sale in attempts to clean out my room. I sold some stuff, donated A LOT of stuff, but then still had some stuff left over that I couldn't bear to donate. These are the things I still love but just don't get a lot of wear from, so I thought if I can't wear them then the next best thing would be to offer them to my blog readers!Everything I'm selling is in new or



You always had the blondest hair

2011-09-03T12:09:26.740-07:00

UGH I'm kind of realizing how crappy my blog is right now. I'm not seeking sympathy, seriously I feel like I've not been getting any good material for you guys lately! I guess it mostly has to do with my real-life style slump that I'm going through, with I'm praying will pass in due time. So yeah, just saying I'm fully aware of my current suckiness!I've got a few iPhone outfit pictures from the



Too much, too little, too late

2011-09-03T12:09:26.740-07:00

EVERYTHING THRIFTED, except for the socks they're Monki from Sweden.Is there any chance I'm actually getting whiter in the summer? Sheesh. I'm blogging this outfit not only because I loooove this skirt I thrifted last week (for like 2 dollah, hollah hollah!), but because I've worn this exact outfit 3 times in the past week. Hygenic? No. Saves me time and effort putting another look together? Yes.



If I was your girlfriend

2011-09-03T12:09:26.741-07:00

I've been in a bit of a style rut lately, wearing jean shorts and t-shirts every day pretty much because nothing else appeals to me right now. Not that I think my style is dependant on trends, but there's not really any particular style or looks that I'm really crazy about right now (in my own wardrobe or otherwise). On a positive note, I've wanted to find the perfect 90's floral mini dress all



It's all the glory that I bare

2011-09-03T12:09:26.741-07:00

Sooo my nail art kick is back with full force after I fiiiinally received my package of nail art bits and bobs off eBay (thanks Canada Post, luv ya too!). I bought some teeny tiny beads and some half pearls, but most imporantly a pack of 500 fake nails for like 5 bucks including shipping! They're blank because I like to create my own designs, and with 500 nails who knows what kind of crazy shiz



In my dreams

2011-09-03T12:09:26.741-07:00

Whoa whoa WHOA, waaaay to long with no post. Sorry dudes, let's just pretend the last 2 weeks never happened, k? Just dropping in for a quick post for now, and hopefully I'll have some cool features lined up for y'all soon.I've come in possession of some pretty amazing pieces lately, thrifted and some not (very rare for me if you've noticed!). Example, these perrrrrfect Topshop jeans! My friend



Teenagers from mars

2011-09-03T12:09:26.741-07:00

I feel like I've had a lot of free time lately, but of course I haven't really done anything creative or productive because those kinds of things require effort. I haven't even been taking proper outfit pictures, BUT I have been taking advantage of the camera on my new iPhone so I thought I'd share with you guys a few recent looks...I wore this a few weeks ago already, but I'm still really



I met a girl in East LA

2011-09-03T12:09:26.742-07:00

So the other day I had this brilliant idea to go thrifting in a nearby town. I mean, the more obscure the shop's location the wierder and more wonderfull the finds, right? But due to some bad planning on my part, the shop was closed on the day that we went (what kind of store is closed on a Monday anyways??)! I was pretty dissapointed at first, but hey I got a few outfit shots out of it in the



I've had enough, this is my prayer

2011-09-03T12:09:26.742-07:00

Oh hey y'all, guess what... I got green hairIf you're following me on twitter you'd have seen it already! I've been dying (hehe) to do it for months, and kept putting it off for days and days. I had to give myself a firm pep talk and listen to Hair a few time before busting out the dye. I'm pretty proud of doing it myself, and I love how it turned out with leaving the tips blonde. I used Manic



As long as I'm your hooker

2011-09-03T12:09:26.742-07:00

(prepare yourself for Born This Way lyric titles for a verrrry long time, k)I know summer is the time when most of us fashion bloggers try to lay off the black and try to incorporate some c o l o u r into our wardrobes, but to be honest I have no intention of giving up my black ensembles for hot weather. Lately I noticed I've been wearing a lot of all black outfits which are ultra simple, and



There's a fire starting in my heart

2011-09-03T12:09:26.742-07:00

Ooooops, apparently I've completely forgotten about this here blog! 3 weeks no post, really not cool. I've added an archive button on my sidebar, so if this kind of thing happens again then feel free to browse through some old posts (they're really good! haha)Aaaanyways, I've just realized that this past weekend I've been all about the MOM JEANS.Isabel has already expressed her love of this



I'm just a holy fool

2011-09-03T12:09:26.743-07:00

I was mulling over whether or not I wanted to post my outfit from the other day, and decided to post it as part of my "transitioning into spring" wardrobe. As you might be able to see from the photos below, it feels more like fall at the moment as it's been dull and gray almost every day since the snow has melted. My spring outfits have mostly been based on black jeans and layers, but here's me



It's been a long time but now I'm back in town

2011-09-03T12:09:26.743-07:00

OH HI Gagaloo in Harpers Bazaar, graphic made by me So I'm done school for now, and have a few weeks before summer classes start! I'm really excited for this summer because the last two I spent travelling, and I'm actually looking forward to have a REAL summer with my friends doing summery things (how many times can I use the word summer in one sentance, apparently that's my goal to find out).



Harvest of sorrow

2011-09-03T12:09:26.743-07:00

So exams/paper/assignment season is here, so I'm feeling really out of it and just can't wait to be done and enjoy spring! I mean, the sun is actually finally OUT, and I've got new sunnies in the mail, life is good. Here are a few outfits from the past week. I wore this one to go out with a few friends, although I admit I chickened out last minute and ditched the 6inch boots... I do want to try



I'm gunna drink my tears tonight

2011-09-03T12:09:26.743-07:00

I haven't done any kind of sponsered product review in a long time, so I was really excited when I got an email from a online hair tools retailer called Misikko, asking me to review one of their top selling flat irons! Misikko carries all kinds of different kinds of hair tools with a range of prices and model types, so you can bet they have what you're looking for. Hair irons, blow dryers, and



Your earrings bamboo, your long nails too

2011-09-03T12:09:26.744-07:00

The weather in Winnipeg is a little wierd right now: it's not exactly spring with all the snow still heaped on the sidewalks, but it's definately not winter any more with a few warm(ish) days and lots of sunshine. This has made getting dressed especially boring... I'm sick of sweaters, but can't exactly break out the floral mini dressed just yet. So I've been chanelling my creativity onto my



Not everybody getting money spending money

2011-09-03T12:09:26.744-07:00

I just realized I've got a few outfit shots stashed away, so I'll quickly share before I dash off to go babysit (yes, on a Friday. Why do I agree to these things?? Oh yeah, cos I'm desperate for money...p.s.- I ordered a pair of shoes online today...p.p.s.- they weren't cheap...p.p.p.s- oops) This is an outfit I threw on going back to class the day after I got back from London. Sometimes the



I do my own thing when the phone rings

2011-09-03T12:09:26.744-07:00

I didn't buy too much in England, but I did have a few makeup things on my list that I knew I had to get. At the top of my list was LASHES! I only started getting into false eyelashes about two months ago, because I've tried them out a few times in the past but just couldn't get them on right for the life of me! Following the instructions to a t, they still ended up looking wonky or falling off



I wonder if someday I'll be good with goodbyes

2011-09-03T12:09:26.744-07:00

Ok, let's finish this 3 part trip post garbage! We left London for Sweden on Monday the 21st early in the morning, and since it was only a 2 hour flight and an hour time difference, we arrived at the airport at about 10:30am and got to central Stockholm around noon. Arriving in Stockholm felt really comforting and familiar, not because I've been there before but because there was so much



I'm good, I'm gone

2011-09-03T12:09:26.745-07:00

The next 3 days of my trip most definately had the most pictures, as it was the most major shopping days AND we were in Sweden! This was my first time in Sweden, and even though it's not one of the most popular tourist stops for a Euro trip, I really wanted to visit and felt like I would really enjoy it there. We'll get to that in a bit, first I'll tell you about my last day in London...The day



Love, I don't get enough of it

2011-09-03T12:09:26.745-07:00

Eeeeek, hey guys! It's been a while! At least this absence was pre-announced (unlike most of my lazy blogging breaks) and I know you all have been DYING to see pictures and hear about my trip.... right? Unlucky for you, I'm not the best at storytelling or recollecting details, but I shall do my best!As some of you may know, this wasn't my first visit to England. I lived and worked in London



I must be myself, respect my youth

2011-09-03T12:09:26.745-07:00

Jeez, does it look like I'm packing for a funeral or what?Oh haaaaai. Wanted to say a quick goodbye before jetting off, as I only just realized that I won't be blogging at all while I'm away. I'm not bringing my laptop, and frankly don't know how I'm going to survive but I'm going to just try to enjoy the experience technology free! ... Well, almost. I'm planning on getting in a bit of



Rub that glitter and grease around

2011-09-03T12:09:26.745-07:00

Leather leather everywhere, but not a drop to drink... wait, that's not the saying. STILL guys, I just noticed that I've aquired a crap-load of leather lately. All secondhand mind you, I've really try not to buy any new leather products since going veggie over two years ago... shoe shopping is NOT EASY, people. But, on the other hand, it prevents me from spending every penny I earn on leather



I just walk up out the door, all the girls will applaud

2011-09-03T12:09:26.746-07:00

Let's play "guess that thing, really close up!"... I'll tell you right now you're not going to get it, because it's just too wierd and wonderful to be true. Months ago, on a Value Village %50 off day, Andrew came running over to me at the till with THIS in hand: a strange, ostrich feathery, light purple boa. It was $1, so I bought it hoping I'd figure out some way to DIY it into something



Total eclipse of the heart

2011-09-03T12:09:26.746-07:00

This is the outift I wore today, nothing too special... actually really sloppy if I think about it: extremely worn-in jeans, a sweatshirt, and my EXTRA AMAZING PLATFORMS which have no arch to them so it's just like wearing flats. I took these with my new tripod, which, after only taking a few photos with, I've fallen in love with and now don't know how I lived without it. I have two other tripods



I don't speak German, but I can if you like

2011-09-03T12:09:26.746-07:00

Looking through my blog lately I see there's a lot of ME ME ME going on... I'm guessing you all are getting a bit sick of my face at this point. I like blogs that are more on the personal side, but I like a good mix of personal style, street style, runway, and just other bits and bobs that don't necessarily have to do with fashion. That's what I want my blog to be: a mix of everything... with an



Put on my cape and hit the sky, heroine

2011-09-03T12:09:26.746-07:00

Sometimes I get so overly excited when I'm thrifting, I end up buying things that, in hindsight, I would never wear. Enter this Grandma sweater, bought almost two months ago.Now, it's not so much the design on the sweater that I came to have second thoughts about. Rather, when I brought it home I realized it had the BIGGEST HOLE EVER under the arm on one side. How could I have missed this?? Must



Like a dungeon dragon

2011-09-03T12:09:26.747-07:00

Coat - Zara, "vintage" Playboy t-shirt - Urban Outfitters, shorts, thriftedAfter (literally) months of eBay and internet searching, dreaming about shaggy faux fur coats every night (ok, slight exagerration), I finally took the plunge and ordered one. I ended up getting this Zara coat off of eBay, and although I love the shaggy/yeti/gorilla-ness of the fur, and shape is pretty good, I'm having



The moment I said it

2011-09-03T12:09:26.747-07:00

I have an obsession.It's sick.It's incurable.It's taking over my life.It's black maxi dresses. (click to enlarge, bigtime) Left to right: wrap dress - thrifted, lace dress - thrifted, skirt - H&M, t-shirt dress - ASOS, mid-length dress - thrifted, skirt - DIY, long sleeve dress - H&M, tank dress - Winners, dress with shoulder appliques - thriftedAnd the newest edition to the family, thrifted just



She's not broken, she's just a baby

2011-09-03T12:09:26.747-07:00

I thought I'd squeeze one for post before the end of the year, and it's a quicky... although I haven't got anything else to run off to do. It's Almost 7pm and I'm still NYE plan-less, and frankly I'm too tired after working all day to even give a hoot. I'm so down to just sit with a cappuccino (did I tell y'all I got an espresso machine for Christmas? SO much fun) and read my overdue library



You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as charming as an eel

2011-09-03T12:09:26.747-07:00

A super quick post to say Happy Christmas to everyone who celebrates it! And if you don't, well I hope you had a fab day anyways and enjoyed a bit of peace and quiet. It's 11 pm now, and I've had a full day of jumping from house to house, opening presents, drinking tons of coffee, and eating many chocolates. Tomorrow I might sneak in a bit of Boxing Day shopping in the morning, but the majority



I'm at that slumber party sippin on that fizzy chrissy

2011-09-03T12:09:26.748-07:00

umm, hi? HI! It's me! Yessss I'm still here, but this whole waiting a month between posts needs to stop I think. In my defense I've been working a lot, watching Misfits a lot, painting, searching things on eBay, checking then re-checking my Google Reader, trying to make hair appointments, discovering Harry Potter tumblrs, pretending to read books, and in general the holidays have been just been



I'd rather give you the world or we could share mine

2011-09-03T12:09:26.748-07:00

This weekend I went on a mini-getaway to the states with my mom, aunt, and grandma for some good, old fashioned money spending! I'm talking about shopping, on Black Friday of course. For those of you who don't know, Black Friday is a huge shopping day in the U.S. that takes place the day after Thanksgiving and lasts the whole weekend. Canadian Thanksgiving is in October (when it SHOULD be!), so



I've had the same jeans on for four days now

2011-09-03T12:09:26.748-07:00

... actually it's only been two days, and they aren't actually jeans, but disco pants. I just really wanted that song to be my title... I wore this on Sunday to go see Harry Potter AGAIN. It's so sad, during the movie I was just thinking "I can't wait to see this again!!"... I think I just have an addiction to going to the cinema. Now that I look at the pictures of this outfit, I'm not sure if I



No regrets, just love

2011-09-03T12:09:26.748-07:00

Well looky here, an outfit post? What do you know, I'm not dead after all.Haven't got much to say, other than to show you what I wore to go to the midnight show of Harry Potter last night. A few friends had started lining up at 7:30, then the rest of us got there at around 8 so there was a wee bit of a wait. Everyone was sitting on the floor at first, but then they made us stand up, packed



I'm a bad ass chick, yo my black magic

2011-09-03T12:09:26.749-07:00

Before I dive into my Google Reader for all the Halloween posts I'm about to read, I thought I should quickly post mine... if I didn't I probably would never get around to it, tbh...First off: my Goth Tea Party! I had a little shindig at my house on October 16th, telling all my friends on the invitation (which I made, and looked like this fyi) to "dress in your Gothic best.. no excuses!". I was



Won't go without my fix tonight

2011-09-03T12:09:26.749-07:00

It might be kind of self-evident at this point, but I've been taking a break from computers for a while and it feels pretty good.... that's why I haven't been forcing myself to post and my twitter account has been pretty dead as well. Nevertheless, I've got a few pictures to share today, and more importantly a few from my Goth Tea Party this past Saturday. I'll post those soon. The party went



Hot damn make me scream like summer jam

2011-09-03T12:09:26.749-07:00

I wasn't really going for some "autum themed" pictures, but when I look at these I can't help but think of FALL. All the leaves, the cozy knitted sweater, etc. I thrifted this sweater the other day, and like most things I buy it looks cuter in my head than it does in real life. It's still kind of cute in a "my Gramma madez it" kind of way. What I was really on the hunt for was the perfect cable



This is my heart and I won't allow the disrespect

2011-09-03T12:09:26.749-07:00

Why hello there. Have you met my middle part?Haven't done a center part in my hair since fourth grade. FOURTH GRADE, GUYS. And now it's every day. When you have long, straight hair like mine, and kind of change is pretty darn exciting. Oh, and also I fully realize these pictures are almost identical to the last post. What can I say, when I find a white wall I get a little too excited.This is



She had her hair done, nails right

2011-09-03T12:09:26.750-07:00

Today a friend helped me colour the blonde bits in my hair to get the some of the yellowness out... I kind of want it to be as white/grey as possible. You can see some parts look really white while other parts are a bit bronze. This is because of the streaky bleach job I have, so if I want it snow white I'd have to bleach it again. Not sure what I want yet, but I think it looks fine for



Shake me till you wake me from this bad dream

2011-09-03T12:09:26.750-07:00

I know I said I'd try to post before the weekend, but now it's well past the weekend and you've still been staring at the dusty post below, wondering where the heck I am. Sorry about that. Here's just a quick post saying that I got home fine (after 18 hours of solo travelling) and the blog will be back in full force very soon. I've got some kind of ear and throat infection combo, so prancing



I know you're not a bluffer I'll take you to go see Usher

2011-09-03T12:09:26.750-07:00

I'm trying to squeeze in a quick post here as I'm going to be out of London until Tuesday (popping over to Plymouth!) and then Wednesday I'm jetting off back to Canada! No offence to London/Londoners, but I'm really ready to get out of this place and snuggle back into Winnipeg... even if that means facing questionable weather and draining my bank account for a last minute flight and excess



Me I'm a creator, thrill is to make it up

2011-09-03T12:09:26.750-07:00

The other day I started putting an outfit together but didn't really know what kind of look I wanted, but knew I didn't want to throw on the same ol' leggings and tee combination, you know? I started grabbing things out of my closet (which doesn't happen to have a lot going on at the moment) to see what I could come up with. Since I don't really have a mirror in my room I thought I'd do the ol'



I believe in what I'm feeling

2011-09-03T12:09:26.751-07:00

Didn't make an outfit bubble because this outfit is so simple: Uniqlo denim t-shirt dress buttoned up all the way, black tights, thrifted boots and bag. This is what I wore today. First to sit around in my room doing nothing, and then to check out the Doc Martens sale in Old Spitalfield Market, then come sit in my room some more... didn't really feel like "exploring the city" today. I do love



Don't take no mess from nobody

2011-09-03T12:09:26.751-07:00

Guess who finally got a flannelThe most perfect flannel in all of Camden. I basically live and sleep in it now. Found the same day as the blogger yard sale which you can read about here on Style Bubble (I'm lurking in the crowd in the first pic) and here on I Want You to Know, because I can't be bothered to type up my lesser quality recolection of the day. I bought a crap load of Susie's stuff,



I got the pieces of the heart you broke

2011-09-03T12:09:26.751-07:00

This has been me for the past few days. No, not nessesarily kissing my knee, but basically house bound as I'm really trying to NOT to spend any money... que PB&J with instant coffee for every meal! But seriously, if I go for a wander around the city I cannot be held accountable for my actions. I WILL buy something, and that's a fact.To talk about some of the clothing-related going-ons in my life



The night is young, ain't no one gonna know where you been

2011-09-03T12:09:26.751-07:00

This post is special for two reasons.1) The first video EVER on Nice and Shiny2) My 200th post!Don't get too excited just yet! The video is very shoddy and unedited, but I wanted to post it as the first of more to come. Now that I have a decent camera that takes good quality video, I've been thinking about making videos for the blog. Also considering how much I LOVE it when other bloggers make



It doesn't kick like a pill anymore

2011-09-03T12:09:26.752-07:00

Good news guys, I haven't bought anything new since the last post! Although the Topshop ban isn't going too well, I had another wander just the next day. HA! What can I say, a sale is a sale. Actually I went in there the other day just before I met up with a London blogger named Corinne, who runs a fab blog called Used and Abused Vintage with her bff Mia. No doubt Corinne will become my official



Yesterday I heard Heaven was getting full

2011-09-03T12:09:26.752-07:00

I'm sitting here thinking "should I post... I should... but I have nothing good to post... but I hate letting old posts get all dusty... I should post." And so I'm posting, if for no other reason than to say HELLO my lovelies, and I miss you all. Even though I've had access to the internet lately I still feel quite detached from you all when I don't post. Alas, I shall bore you with my going-ons



I am just another piece of an island

2011-09-03T12:09:26.752-07:00

So guess what I did the other day? Here's a clue:What would involve five girls and cupcakes? ...A fashion blogger meet-up, of course!Superstar blogger Rebecca, aka The Clothes Horse, was in London for a few days so of course surrounding bloggers flocked to meet her, haha! This eclectic group included myself (duh), Selina of Flying Saucer, Winnie of Diamond Canopy, Kristabel of I Want You To Know,



CrazySexyCool

2011-09-03T12:09:26.753-07:00

Urrrm, so I starting working on this post last night because since I don't have any pictures or excitement to share with you, (walking around all sweaty, looking at flats all day is less-than-fab blogging material) I wanted make a run down of some of the things I realllllly want right now. This whole clock idea seemed cool in my head last night, but now... I don't know, haha! Anyways, what's



Spend the last dough in your pocko

2011-09-03T12:09:26.753-07:00

This post is going to be short, and possibly boring post for some. I just wanted to keep you all updated as I am now in London! For those who don't know, I'm in London on a working holiday, and I'm staying for about 5 months. Seems like just yesterday I was sitting in my hostel, blogging about this experience for the first time.My flight yesterday had a stopover in Iceland, home of Bjork and....



Put your loving hand out, darling

2011-09-03T12:09:26.753-07:00

Ooookay, so now that Toronto posts are done with we can move on to more present events, yes? Like my birthday? My 21st birthday?? It was last week on July 14th (shared with my style soulmate Andrew) and I went out for dinner with some friends on Sunday, followed by kareoke at my house (my faaaavourite song to belt right now, who's with me??). You may have seen on my twitter that I decided to go



If looks could kill then we all would be doomed

2011-09-03T12:09:26.753-07:00

You may or may not be wondering who the other super special person was that I got to see in Toronto. If you are following me on twitter then you know that it was the one and only Isabel of Hipster Musings!Isabel with a hot dog. What?Okay so with Isabel skipping off to have adventures in NYC, we had just enough time to cross paths for one afternoon of, well, what else but a lot of vintage shopping



Down every underpass you'll see somebody stealing the show

2011-09-03T12:09:26.754-07:00

I really can't decide the best way to post about Toronto. A lot of excitement. A lot of pictures.Because I don't want to drag on about the trip, I think I'll just split it into two posts. By the way, it's late right now and I'm tired so text will be minimal. It's a good thing the pictures are going to do the talking here, because I got a brand new camera and it is sexxxxxxyyyyy. After A LOT of



LOL, smiley face, have a nice day

2011-09-03T12:09:26.754-07:00

I feel like nails are making a comeback. Going to Toronto, be back on Tuesday.



When I get older, I will be stronger

2011-09-03T12:09:26.754-07:00

I'll tell you right off the bat, this post is not much more than a photo dump. This is what happens when you make two friends with really good cameras: dozens of pictures of me in every pose imaginable (which happens to be not a whole hell of a lot in my case).I'm assuming most of you have seen the pool pictures on Cheap Thrills of Raez and myself. God, this girl can WERQ TO NO END. It was like



But the back seat of the drive-in is so lonely without you

2011-09-03T12:09:26.754-07:00

Everyday outfit. Kind of boring. Do you people like seeing my everyday outfits? Even if they're less than exciting and taken in my laundry room? Hmmmm...I cannot take credit for this bandana idea... although wearing a bandana isn't really some kind of original concept, but what I'm saying is I had some inspiration behind it! My friend pulled into my house the other day (before helping me search



Once again I see a piece of the sky

2011-09-03T12:09:26.755-07:00

Ok so some explaination is needed for the location of these photos. Remember a few posts back when I mentioned my basement flooded? Well one of the rooms that was affected was my older brother's childhood room, which, as you can see, is fully decked out in posters and magazine cut-outs of motocross, Puff Daddy (why?), and various wrestling parephenalia (remember when wrestling was cool? Again,



Underneath it all I'm vulnerable

2011-09-03T12:09:26.755-07:00

If Jay-Z had to describe this outfit it would be "all black everything". Wait... that wasn't funny. It sounded better in my head, okay?This is me not bothering to colour-coordinate, wearing the same t-shirt more than should legally be allowed, and pretty much looking boderline homeless in these ratty jeans. I thrifted them at the $1 Goodwill sale with the intention of cutting them into shorts,



Fine, fresh, fierce, we got it on lock

2011-09-03T12:09:26.755-07:00

I guess this could be considered an outfit post...? But really, it's just a lazy filler post. Basically, my friends and I went to a fair tonight and now I'm going to post a million pictures of me with slightly different backgrounds, basically sucking up every bit of camera attention possible. ENJOYThese shorts and this crop top are both new, found them on Saturday at a Goodwill. Goodwill had a



Tell me how you've never felt delicate or innocent

2011-09-03T12:09:26.755-07:00

Andrew of Pull Teeth and I have been playing blogger ping-pong for a while now, posting eachother's pictures back and forth and forcing most of you (I hope!) to see the same pictures twice. Well sorry about that but it's about to happen once more right now. Andrew got a new lense for his camera so we got together to take some pictures... nothing more than some innocent cam-whoring.This purple



Trying to be heroic in an age of modernity

2011-09-03T12:09:26.756-07:00

Ok guys, the moment you've all been waiting for (right??)...... .................MODERNITY(a.k.a. my shop) The time has come. I have finally, after months and months of promises, finished my shop. Now you can go ahead and max out your credit cards.But seriously, I have worked so hard on this project, from creating the themes I wanted to work with, painstakingly contructing the pieces one at a



She's got to love nobody

2011-09-03T12:09:26.756-07:00

You might remember my makeup post from a few weeks ago where I swooned over Lady Gaga's lavender lipstick. Thanks to some internet trekking I found that perfect colour I've been lusting over for months. I remembered Selina of Flying Saucer had a post about Lime Crime makeup, which carries the brightest and most insane colours you'll ever find. Of course they had the exact shade of lavender that I



Look at that, look at how they lookin at us

2011-09-03T12:09:26.756-07:00

Bleh, boring outfit post. I wore this top and clogs together a few post back so there's not much new here. What is new is that my basement has flooded from the ridiculous amount of rain we had a week ago, so we had to rip the carpets out of two rooms down there. At least it gave me a nice big white wall to take pictures in front of, HA! Little bit of layout tweaks, if you haven't noticed. I



I want to see you take the jackpot out the fruit machine

2011-09-03T12:09:26.756-07:00

As you may have seen on Andrew's blog, I now have purple hair. For now. It's semi-permanent so no need to get used to it. It changes colour pretty much every day in fact, as it washed out more and more with every shampoo, and although I bought the tub labelled "violet" (Jerome Russell "punky color", fyi) my hair looked more blue after the first few washes. The colour was way too vibrant at first,



This game will save us if we don't die young

2011-09-03T12:09:26.757-07:00

I really wish I could tell you that these pictures were taken this weekend. Unfortunately it has been pouring rain outside for what seems to be WEEKS and it's really starting to affect my mood. I felt so helpless and depressed yesterday, it was horrible. Rather than wearing these denim shorts in the wind and rain, I've been really into this new black maxi dress I got from ASOS. It's not as long



We’ll still have the summer after all

2011-09-03T12:09:26.757-07:00

Like most of my DIY projects, I've got no idea how I thought of this one. A few months ago I just had the urge to make a Hawaiian print playsuit. I drew it out and actually posted the sketch on my twitter, if you remember. Drawing it out is pretty much the most planning I do when it comes to sewing; the rest is just trial and error and A LOT of improvisation. A warning to those of you with a slow



Deja-vu, you're my obsession

2011-09-03T12:09:26.757-07:00

This past Monday was half off at all the Value Village stores (thrift department store, for people who don't know) in the city. As you may have already seen, I went thift crazy with fellow Winnipeg bloggers Andrew of Pull Teeth and Raez of Cheap Thrills and had got some seeeerious shopping done!! Andrew and I hit up one store before picking up Raez from school (aww so sweet! She's only 16 if you



You get me hotter than a stick of hot glue

2011-09-03T12:09:26.757-07:00

This post is going to be a bit of catch-up, as I explained two posts ago that I was holding back some info from you guys! Here's why: I got my hair done a week and a half ago, on May 7th, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted so I didn't want to post any pictures of my new har untill it was perfect. I scheduled another appointment for the following Thursday, May 14th, to get it fixed, so those



Everybody's dressing up, I'm dressing down

2011-09-03T12:09:26.758-07:00

I was bored with my old hair.



How wonderful life is now you're in the world

2011-09-03T12:09:26.758-07:00

Really quick, unexciting post here! Better than nothing I say, especially since it seems like the whole blogosphere has gone on an unnofficial hiatus recently. Am I right?? The internet is so uneventful lately! Allow me to perk up your Monday night a bit with my ever-so-90's outfit from yesterday, i.e. Mother's Day. Went to Grandma's in the country and felt the need to blend in with my humble



You're fit, but you know it

2011-09-03T12:09:26.758-07:00

Whaddup dudes. Me here. Who else would it be, silly?? I started my first ever summer classes this week... it's kind of wierd being on a half deserted campus, plus my class is two and a half hours so this is definately something I'll have to get used to. Other random things you should know:90's thrift finds are the BEST. Found these a few weeks ago while thrifting with resident hottie Andrew of



Rock n roll suicide

2011-09-03T12:09:26.758-07:00

I've got an easy weekend DIY for you. Take an old jean jacket, cut off the arms, roughen it up and bleach to your liking, then stud it up with all the studs and spikes you own. This is exactly what I did a few weeks ago because I had been aching to find some kind of cool vest that I could throw over any oufit this summer. I found a men's jean jacket while thrifting that was just the right length



She's so lovely

2011-09-03T12:09:26.759-07:00

I wanted to make my first post "back to blogging" extra special. You know, a treat to say "thanks for not unsuscribing me from your Google Reader". If you're reading this then you'll have noticed that my little blog hiatus has come to an end, and I'm both excited (I missed y'all!) and slightly hesitant (ummm wtf am I going to post...) to be back. Not blogging for a few weeks really didn't feel



Talk to me, dance with me

2011-09-03T12:09:26.759-07:00

So maybe I should have written this post a week ago, before I dropped off the face of the earth. The truth is that I've decided to take a teeny tiny blogging break... only untill the school year and exams are over. I've seriously been the worst student this term, so I figured with less than 2 weeks left I might as well throw myself into school work and just not worry about the internet/blogging



The way you made it seem so real

2011-09-03T12:09:26.759-07:00

Today I've got some outfits for yaz from the past week or so. Who knows really, at this point in the school year a day, a week, one month... it's all the same to me.This outfit was so obviously Annie Hall inspired (confirmed by my Dad, who also likes to call me Annie Hall whenever I wear a beanie or beret...) but it wasn't intentional. Whenever I wear this oversized blazer with badges on it I



There's a tug-a-war and I keep losing

2011-09-03T12:09:26.759-07:00

Saturday the sun came out from hibernation and decided to grace Winnipeg with its presence. FINALLY. I was seriously getting depressed from all the grey everywhere. Grey sky, grey pavement, dirty grey snow. It was like technicolor had never been invented! It's sunny again today, but I can tell it wont be for long so I ran outside to take some pictures of my less-than-exciting outfit. I kind of



K-kinda Busy...

2011-09-03T12:09:26.760-07:00

ONLY A FEW MORE HOURS UNTILL...



Bring me that nonsense sound and I'll be back

2011-09-03T12:09:26.760-07:00

As I drown in my own procrastination, I hope you will enjoy this outfit from yesterday. I realized that skirts aren't really my thing, although I love the look of them, as I constantly tug and tug and tug on the silly things! It just feels too breezy down there for my own good. I love the security of a good legging.I don't even know why I made this into a gif, I don't like it when other people do



How we move from A to B it can't be up to me

2011-09-03T12:09:26.760-07:00

I don't know what's come over me, but I've been lusting over wierd makeup lately. The last three nights I've been doing wierd things with my eyebrows: first trying to cover them up completely, then attempted Balenciaga brows, and last night I went full for on disco ball eyebrows. I would seriously consider doing this for a night out, I think it looks pretty rad.How's that for an injection of fun



Simple and clean is the way that you're making me feel

2011-09-03T12:09:26.760-07:00

Yesterday's outfit consisted of a whole lotta layers. When I was putting it together I was thinking kind of Japanese minimalist? But with a lot of layers? Note that my outdoor coat would be piled on top of all this jumble as well! Hopefully the Japanese streetstyle vibe translated at least a bit here, otherwise it just looks like couldn't decide what to wear so piled on half my closet (come to



There's no other superstar that I'll be

2011-09-03T12:09:26.761-07:00

Sooo, how's everyone hangin' in there? Dying from school/work/life?? YOU'RE NOT ALONE! Everyday I'm getting closer and closer to ditching this continent and packing up for jolly ol' London, which sounds pretty damn good right now! Although when I get there and get settled into a crumby waitressing job I'll think that home sounds much better BUT STILL, I'm keeping my eye on the prize: London



Show me your teeth

2011-09-03T12:09:26.761-07:00

My reading week is officially over as I was back to classes today. As I mentioned before, any actual reading has been avoided to the extreme, and I mostly filled up the 10 beautiful days with shopping, crafting, and watching movies. On Saturday I watched The Hunger, whilst making chocolate fondant in a toaster oven. I know, I party HARD.So this movie, The Hunger, with David Bowie and Susan



It's a cruel world to face on your own

2011-09-03T12:09:26.761-07:00

I can't beleive my reading week is almost over! Of course I haven't done as much as I would have liked to, but in my defense I've been sick for a few days, don't have glasses so I can't really do much reading, and my serger is wack so any major sewing projects have been put on hold. I'm not complaining though! These new drop crop pants have cheered my up quite a bit, and these boots, which you



When we're young, we get seasick

2011-09-03T12:09:26.762-07:00

Yet another Aritzia purchase: this white top, which is kind of like a long, diagonally cut crop top. It just begs to be layered, and after cleaning out my closet I think its about time to start experimenting and STOP BUYING! I've bought a lot lately, and....er... I bought even more stuff last night. I swear, I'm done now. No more buying for at least a month. I also (finally) ordered some glasses,



Winter's cold is too much to handle

2011-09-03T12:09:26.762-07:00

New boots!! Scooped them up Friday instead of going to my only class OOPS! I swear, I'm a good student! Well, I will be. My reading week (a.k.a. spring break) is next and I plan to actually read and hopefully start on a few papers. If I can just get through this week (paper and a test on Thursday) then I think I'll be fine. I just need to get used to reading and working everyday instead of



That wierdo with five colours in her hair

2011-09-03T12:09:26.762-07:00

I'm not going to start with a big 'ol shpeel about how "colourful hair is back!!" but, yeah... it is, and in a big way in the blog-world anyways. Not to sound pretentious, but I've had a thing for bright hair for years now. I remember seeing a beauty editorial in Teen Vogue (ah TV, how I used to love you! Now you're filled with Twilight stars and not-so-convincing arguments about how denim is SO



Not everything is what you say it is, that's just the way it is

2011-09-03T12:09:26.762-07:00

Blaaah. So, a week without a camera has been pretty suckish. I feel so bad about not updating at all buuuuuut I've got a cool post for this weekend which is BURSTING with picture-y goodness. Well... they're webcam pictures but for what they lack in quality they make up for in quantity. Wait, that's not really a good thing is it?Anyways, here's what I wore yesterday. Crappy camera phone pics made



Tears, stupid tears bring me down

2011-09-03T12:09:26.763-07:00

I've done the unthinkable. Three days ago I dropped my camera in the toilet. Yup. Me. I did it. .Thank the LORD it was a flushed toilet, so I grabbed it out right away. I took out the memory card and battery and left them all to dry. In the morning it turned on but I couldn't view my pictures. I tried again today and now it won't even turn on. I'll recharge the battery and see what gives, but



Dont pretend that you dont know me

2011-09-03T12:09:26.763-07:00

I seem to finding more and more interesting places to take pictures around my house. These pictures I took in this tiny storage room in my basement. When we bought the house over 10 years ago the room looked like this, blood red walls and green concrete floor, and we haven't touched it one bit! Who decided on that colour combination??I'm assuming you've all noticed the new layout by now. You



Can I dream for one day?

2011-09-03T12:09:26.763-07:00

As you can probably tell, I don't do a lot of posts on hair or make-up. Don't get me wrong, I love browsing the make-up isle, and admiring the odd hair-do on the street, but my interest in beauty related things are usually trend-driven, much more than clothes. By this I mean I usually only get excited about a certain hairstyle or make-up look if it's "trendy" or straight off the runway. It's not



He's a wolf in disguise

2011-09-03T12:09:26.763-07:00

So apparently I'm allergic to colour? I feel so lazy when I wear all black, but sometimes it just works. I felt like I ruled the world today in this outfit, I don't even know why!! Mabes cos I love this sack dress to death, and these Topshop tights will NEVER get old... I've only worn them once before but WHO CARES THEY RULE. The blue-ness of these photos is all natural, I guess because I took



The cold song

2011-09-03T12:09:26.764-07:00

You guys, I'm going to Capetown! No, not in South Africa --although that would be wicked. No, no, I mean I'm OBSESSED WITH CAPES! Ok so that was a really bad joke, but seriously people, can we all just ditch the frumpy coats and go frolic in capes and little russian hats and hand muffs?? I call this Castelbajac one! Muffs always remind of that Clueless episode when they made like 500 muffs for a



Hot like Mexico, rejoice

2011-09-03T12:09:26.764-07:00

Today's post is not much more than a "what I wore" situation. Quite frankly, it's late and I wanted to be sleeping an hour ago, so I'll make this quick: 1) I wore this to school today.2) It was gorgeous out, so just my Topshop coat was nessesary. That's a good feeling.3) It wasn't untill I looked at these pictures that I discovered I look like some sort of punk beatnik. A good look? I hope so...



This place here is no friend of mine

2011-09-03T12:09:26.764-07:00




Don't look back in anger

2011-09-03T12:09:26.764-07:00

I guess it's a good thing that my classes start up again tomorow, because I have been SO bored lately. At night, I'm bursting with ideas and things to do the next day, but then I just end up lazing around and making my room messier and messier. It's a destructive process, I tells ya. Yesterday I went thrifting for a bit by myself to eat up some time and generally make myself feel like I did



I'll never love again

2011-09-03T12:09:26.765-07:00

Supposed to be reading right now, decided to blog instead. Does anyone else get really... bored? Over the holidays? We wait and wait and dream for a break from work/school to come, and then once it does it's just like... "okay, now what?". I thought I would have a million DIY projects to start and work on, but when I think about starting it just doesn't seem like that much fun anymore. I got a



All I'm seeing are stillettos... I guess I didn't get the memo

2011-09-03T12:09:26.765-07:00

I know this doesn't need to be said, but these days it's all about the shoulders. Shoulderpads used to be hot as hale in the 80's, then up untill about a year ago they've been ostrasized by fashionlovers and non-fashion people alike. Now, we all want to stuff shoulderpads in our dresses again and decorate them with fringe, studs, spikes, whatever we can get our hands on. I too am obviously loving



Christmas themed title

2011-09-03T12:09:26.765-07:00

If you are on the computer today, YOU ARE TOO OBSESSED WITH THE INTERNET!! Get off and go eat some fruitcake, forgoodnesssakes. This post is being written at lightning speed cos I'm off to my Grandma's house for the rest of Christmas day... and tommorow.... and the next day... yeah, a lot of Grandma time.I didn't get these as a a gift, but won them a few weeks ago off eBay. Gorg, non? I wanted