Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Geekend

I am utterly exhausted from working all day every day but there is so much planned for the week ahead! Tomorrow I am going to a MEN concert and then next Monday none other than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is visiting my town! I am a huge fan of the Queen (adoring the British Royalty seems to run in the family) and would love nothing more than to shake her hand! Any suggestions on what I should wear while I attempt to meet/stalk her Royal Highness?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Colour Bars

Yesterday I took on the gargantuan task of NOT looking like a cheap goth in my black lace dress. Stretchy black lace is usually best left to reruns of the 90s show Charmed, but I like it a lot and wanted to give it a new lease on life. So I paired it with brown vintage t-strap shoes and a flowery headband. This is also the most form fitting outfit I think I have ever worn in my entire life.

I also found the time to do some thrifting this week! Everything I unearthed from the depths of Value Village had an awesome print on it. Soon I will not be able to match a single piece in my entire wardrobe.

Finally found a sunflower dress! It really needs to be hemmed but I adore it.

The bow shirt is Dian Von Furstenburg and cost me $7.99! What a deal! It's about ten sizes too big though.

Preppy florals.

Grunge florals.

David Bowie shirt! Maybe I'll turn it into a crop top?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Solid Gold

Decided to go for the 'modest' look today, so I added lacy petticoat shorts in order to NOT commit the unforgivable sacrilege of wearing leggings as pants. I haven't worn my dear old floral leggings in aaaages so it felt good to break them out again. Of course, I topped it all off with the classic massive band shirt (yay Pixies!) that I pretty much wear every day. The only thing missing from making this exactly like an outfit I would wear in autumn is Doc Martens and some sort of weird cardigan. In other news, there is a very loud fly buzzing around in my room and it is DRIVING ME CRAZY!

Just couldn't resist ending the post with obligatory caps lock.

Testing, 1-2-3

First off, I would like to be honest with all my readers and note that I have started to accept advertising on the blog. In recent months, I've noticed a hell of a lot more 'sponsored posts' on people's blogs and it really bothers me that bloggers are not forthcoming and just letting their blog be swallowed up by advertisments that come out of their own words. Of course, it is every blogger's prerogative to do whatever the hell they want but I do not plan on becoming just another branded mouthpiece. If there is something I have been paid to write about, I am certainly going to tell you. So let the sponsored post commence...
If I was facebook friends with Ugg boots, it would say "In a complicated relationship". I've never liked the plain tan leather boots, but I still harbour a bit of a soft spot for the grey knit boots. I mean, they're kind of cute? I've stopped myself from buying the cheap knockoffs of them so many times. I almost wonder if it's only a matter of time? OH NO!

Just kidding guys. I'll hold out against buying them as long as I can muster, but I'd definitely go for the reasonably priced Whooga boots as opposed to the plain ol' Ugg Australias.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Brighter Sides to Life

There are about a million ways to divide the world into two types of people, but if you are Carrie Bradshaw or someone equally uninteresting there are "bag people" and "shoe people". If I chose to define myself this way, at 60+ pairs of shoes and abut 5 bags I would unquestionably be a "shoe person". All the bags I have are either too big or too small, too boring or too flashy. So for some reason (perhaps for this very reason) I spent a respectable about of money on a practical, reasonable, perfect-sized leather bag. I love it because it's beautiful enough to be a designer bag but is just some no-name brand, the rather stupidly named 'Aqua Madonna'. Anyhoo, it's made me a very happy camper, periodically sniffing and fondling the leather in public because I am a completely normal human being.

It is also perfect for traveling, since I'll be in New York City this month! The bag was only slightly more expensive than the cost of my $84 bus ticket from Toronto to NYC.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Magnificent Villain

I'm breaking out the crop top again, yeah! Are you sick of it yet? You can't even see the best part of the outfit here, which is obviously the socks and sandals combination! I enjoy being frump-tastic.

Anyways, I spent the weekend doing some serious nature-explorin' at Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, ON (where the 10th Prime Minister of Canada, Mackenzie King lived). The lily pond was amazing, but the best part was finding a weird little hobo hut with old dirty pillows, abandoned rubber gloves and juice boxes. I think I want to live here when I grow up, so I can enjoy nature all the time and sleep in this floral-mania bedroom.

Perhaps I'll have to settle for the ol' hobo hut for now...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Outrageous Day of Adventure!

After a long morning busride spent reading an essay called "Cotton Candy Autopsy: Deconstructing Psycho-Killer Clowns", I arrived in Toronto to meet my destiny. My "destiny" is actually named Tavi Gevinson and as I'm sure you all know, she is the most most articulate blue-haired teenager in the blogosphere. For the record, I've been blogging since 2006 and I remember when Tavi started writing Style Rookie, it was the freshest blog out there. I watched Tavi grow from a pre-teen into an icon, so I can honestly say that it was beyond amazing to meet my hero.

After doing a bit of shopping, I made my way over to the Worn Fashion Journal office for the first time. The 'office' is more like a hip loft bedroom stacked with amazing books on fashion and pop culture. I plan to model all my future living arrangements after the interior decorating in that place. Tavi met us at Worn, and Anna and I had the pleasure of showing Tavi around the grand city of Toronto. First we visited Kensington Market and poked around some of the vintage stores and book stores, where I encountered "Barf Manifesto".

Of course, we took some obligatory outfit shots! I was so jealous of Tavi's galactic skirt - it is by some foreign designer with an unpronounceable name.

We also took Tavi to some quintessential 'Canadian' spots, like Honest Ed's (the bargain store that spans an entire city block) and TIM HORTONS! Nothing speaks to Canadians (and police officers) like coffee and donuts.

All in all I had the most fantastic day, with the most spectacular people. I love you guys! Oh, and I saw a girl dressed up like a not-so-Gothic Lolita while waiting for the bus home so I took her picture.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rose Hip

Lace bodysuit + grandpa pants + Ferragamo loafers = awesome? Who knows, I've never been good at math. Anyways, I think my brain has lost the ability to function properly. Mainly because I haven't had a day off work since May 29th, and also because I have watched 'The Room' more than once. For those of you not familiar with Tommy Wiseau's cinematic masterpiece, please note that is is sometimes billed as the WORST MOVIE OF ALL TIME.

The end.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Wicked World

I decided to revisit the 'geek socks' look with today's outfit. Clearly I am determined to make  pasty white legs with white socks of an awkward height a trend if it's the last thing I do! Also, Chris said I look like a milkmaid in this outfit. What the heck?!

Also, I never ever take pictures of what I wear out at night (because it's dark, duh) but those outfits are always way better than what I wear during the day! For example, last night I wore a tight black lace top, with black disco pants and pointy boots. It was very goth/dominatrix but will you ever see photographic evidence that I ever wore that? NO. So I got changed early before I go out tonight just to show you guys my uber-awesome 90s party outfit. I kinda look like a sad indie kid, but truth is stranger than fiction.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Playful Gorilla

This t-shirt singlehandedly articulates how I feel about media and technology in culture. It's everywhere, you can't escape it and it's coming for you. My brain is so saturated with pop culture that the only books I tend to read are non-fictions that disseminate the effect of pop culture on society (see: Chuck Klosterman), which I guess means I try to be aware of my influences while absorbing them. The funny thing is, I got this t-shirt for free because I put a link in my sidebar, but I only put the link there because I wanted the t-shirt.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Before I See My Time

 I guess I was kind of going for an 'athletic' vibe with this outfit, even though these disco shorts are pretty much the opposite of gym shorts and I probably couldn't even run a mile without passing out. Actually, my last foray into 'sports' dressing was last year when I had to attend a sports-themed company barbeque and my outfit was hilariously pathetic. Perhaps I should have worn this instead?

Saturday, June 05, 2010

The good life is out there somewhere.

This outfit is like the fashion equivalent of a mullet: all business on the bottom and party on the top! I love grandpa pants and spectator brogues more than anything but sometimes you just need to add a crop top to the mix to keep things at the appropriate level of 'weird'. I don't think my bellybutton has ever made an appearance on this blog ever, so it is very pleased to make your acquaintance.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Why don't you love me?

Don't even ask about the Misfits shirt. I've been going through an angsty phase, listening to 'Helena' on repeat and scored the shirt on eBay for $3. This is not ironic. Oh, and just to prove I'm a lady, I've got polka dot hot shorts on underneath!


The tights are my favourite recent purchase (besides the Misfits shirt, duh), they're from AA and were the only pair in the whole store with this really wild airbrush design.
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In even more exciting news, I got my copy of the unbeatable 'First Kiss' zine in the mail yesterday!

 Edited by the inimitable Elizabeth Spiridakis and Marisa Meltzer, it takes you back to that awkward time when you remember exactly what they smell like and don't understand why it's so damn wet! I curled up with a mug of Earl Grey and read them as bedtime stories for the secret voyeur. I should also mention that it features my 'first kiss' story as well, and I am beyond flattered to be on the same contributor's list as the esteemed Gavin McInnes and Lesley Arfin. Wanna read it? Get your own copy!