Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Why do you let me stay here?

The weather is starting to chill down, but I don't mind at all because that just means I can wear all of my weird sweaters again! How cool is this sweater dress? The beading looks like a cross between a scarab beetle and a royal crown. Apparently a friend of mine saw me from afar on campus today, and even though she only caught a brief glimpse she knew it was me because I was wearing a baggy sweater, thermal socks and Doc Martens. I am so predictable, it's awesome.

Also, I'd thought I'd share this picture of me outside the crazy architecture of the Royal Ontario Museum when I went to Toronto last Sunday.

You can't really see the details, but I'm wearing a grey beaded sweater from Tavi, pink dress from the Stylish Wanderer, tights and button-up ankle boots.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sitting on the shelf

Sometimes, the way to my heart is as simple as a well-styled vintage shoot. Nasty Gal Vintage, you are such a hussy! If only I had $200 in spare change that I could rummage around for, that dress would surely be mine.

Hussy is my new insult word. That is all.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Flying Purple People Eater

It's not usually a good thing when your outfit can be compared to a kiddie novelty song from the 1950s, but I'll just take it as it is. Some days, I just want to be comfortable and on those days I tend to disregard the social norm of "wearing pants" and reach for my hippie sweater and trusty Doc Martens. Yesterday was definitely one of those days.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pearl Hat

In exciting new life developments, I'm heading to Toronto this Sunday to participate in The Word on the Street, which is a kickass literary festival that all you Canadian book lovers in close proximity to the city should attend. I'll be working at the Alternatives Journal booth all day - it's going to be hectic, but so much fun. I'm really looking forward to this Sunday. And if you see me, say hello!

Jacket - Thrifted
Tank - Swapped from the wonderful Hail Mary!
Pants - Rag & Bone
Jazz Shoes - Thrifted

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Half as bad a Mordor

I just got home from the most epic guest speaker I've ever seen: her name is Maude Barlow and you might not have heard of her but she's a pretty big deal if we're talking global water policy. The lecture was on water privatization and bottled water, which is something I feel very strongly about. Regardless of your political orientation, it was a fascinating talk that was full of food for thought. Anyways, not to harp on about my own personal environmental interests but check here for more information.

Every time I introduce colour into my wardrobe, it's all or nothing. I guess I just have a thing for crazy multicoloured patterned shirts! This particular one was given to me by the absolutely wonderful Stylish Wanderer.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Hey dudes, apparently NY Fashion Week likes sequins as much as I do! This is definitely a cause for celebration. Sequin cigarette pants? Sequins & tulle? Massive multicoloured sequins? Yes, yes and YES.

Jenni Kayne & Phillip Lim

Proenza Schouler & Chris Benz

Might I also mention that Rodarte and Tavi are my favourite designer/muse combination since Mary Quant and Twiggy?

Each look from the Rodarte collection reminded me of a clasically Tavi-esque madcap layered ensemble. I am so proud of her it's silly.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


All dressed up for my Saturday morning errands! I'm becoming accustomed to getting a lot of funny looks on public transportation (presumably) for being so 'dressed up', but it doesn't bother me anymore in the slightest. Simply, I love my clothes too much to save them for a special occasion. I wear these Prada boots pretty much every day!

I added another to my official collection of "stolen posters of concerts I attended". My friends and I came too late and only caught the last few minutes of the opening act, but we kept heckling 'Sexdwarf' because their name is so silly. In between Sexdwarf and Spirits, the venue played Doolittle by the Pixies and it made me awfully excited! I kept up the heckling by yelling at Spirits to cover a Pixies song, but sadly, they ignored me. Maybe next time?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Where have you been?

Today was eventful in the sense that I didn't do anything at all. I took a nap even though I never take naps because I was having trouble dealing with the exhaustion of doing nothing at all. Actually, I tried doing my ecology readings but that didn't work out so well. HEY LEAVE ME ALONE, AT LEAST I WORE SEQUINS.

The end.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Shakes your hand, Takes your gun

Isn't it funny how when you were younger, finding the perfect outfit for the first day of school seemed like the most important thing in the world? Now it's more like, "Oh, I don't have class until the afternoon and it's not a big deal." This is what I wore to my first lectures today, and thought I didn't spend hours agonizing over the details of this particular outfit, I'm still rather pleased with it's outcome.

Pucci-esque top - Swapped with the ever wonderful Hail Mary!
Skirt - American Apparel
Brown Crocodile Boots - Doc Martens

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pintucks, Pleats, Prada

Now that my "frosh week" duties have ended, I finally have time to catch my breath. Classes start tomorrow, and I couldn't be more pleased since it feels like I've been waiting so long to return to University. "Gender, Culture and Technology" looks like it's going to be my most interesting class.

I bought these pointy leather Prada boots right before I moved, and was waiting for the perfect outfit to wear them before they made their blog debut. Basically, I stumbled upon them at a local consignment store, and I knew they were meant for me since the store was having a 50% off sale. I figured that $75 was an excellent deal for quality leather boots let alone Prada boots, so I splurged. They're basically my favourite pair of footwear that I have ever owned and will cherish them until my dying day.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

All I Do Is Party

I was ecstatic to be able to relinquish my "frosh week" duties and let loose to MSTRKRFT play in Kitchener last night. Their set was rad and I have temporary hearing loss. However, the opening DJ wasn't my cup of tea and played for about two hours which was two hours too long. But I loved my outfit! The batwing cape was so much fun to dance in and I was a little devastated when some girl accidentally ripped a massive hole in my sparkly tights with her high heel. Ripped tights and shitty opening DJ aside, a good time was had by all.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Calculate My Birthright

Outfits have been lacking for the past few days since part of my duties as a Frosh Leader involves wearing one t-shirt for pretty much the whole week. But I'm seeing MSTRKRFT in concert tomorrow, so I'll be pulling out the stops on that outfit!

Pics from 0088, Fashion Is Poison, Easy Alphabet Pony and I regrettably forget the source of the second last photo.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Whatcha Gonna Do?

I'm currently going insane with all things related to Frosh Week - for some psycho reason, I volunteered to be a Frosh leader and show all those kooky kids going into first-year University the ropes. Frosh week hasn't even technically started but it's hectic pace has already taken over my life! While everyone else is at NY Fashion Week, I'll be getting sweaty, enjoying free pizza and playing icebreaker games. I would complain, but hey, it's free pizza!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Runny Nose

So, ummm, don't kill me here - but am I the only singular soul out there who completely hates these Ashish for Topshop leopard shoes? I usually love leopard print, but this stuff is just cartoon-ish. And the shape looks like some kind of awful joke. They're not elegant at all! I'm clearly missing out on something, because for the life of me I just fail to understand what everyone finds so alluring about these goddamn shoes.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

My New Digs

Hello everyone! I've finally finished moving into my new apartment in the city - an exciting achievement for a country girl such as myself. The place was in absolute squalor and disarray and it took two solid days of cleaning before it entered a liveable state. I can't believe how naive I was about the renter's market! However, the place cleaned up nicely and I'm pleased to share the results of my decorating prowess. Behold, my new digs!

Bah, I have so many errands to run before University actually starts again. I love independence!