Monday, December 8, 2008


It's been far too long. My school term is done until January 5th and I'm at my final week at the hospital. My Christmas shopping is three-quarters done. What does this all mean? It means relaxation is in sight!
Also, I recently had my birthday on December 5th and received such wonderful and pretty things. I got a wiksten made top from my boyfriend (I had to pick it out though... he has no clue) and some other pretty things from aritzia. I also received this dace top, which is coming in the mail and I am so excited for! I also found (and purchased) a pair of shoes from sam edelman. So cute.
I have so many winterish pictures. The snow has been falling in Waterloo, but Toronto remains semi-snow-free in comparison.
Jay enjoying a walk in the park with yours truly. I love his new modern amusement coat that I made him buy.

J. Crew dress I received for my birthday. I'm usually not a fan of turtlenecks on shirts, but this is just oh-so-cozy.

Me in my wiksten made top, which I love to death. The pictures don't do it justice at all... the pictures don't do justice to my adorable puppy either.

That's all the photos for now. I haven't really been out much since school has been sucking the life force out of me.
I am incredibly excited to start relaxing. I have a book I want to finish reading by Steven Pinker. I have some new DS games I want to play (yes, I'm a huge nerd. It's such a great little system to have to kill time, I love professor layton and the curious village!) and I want to start to plan decorating for Jay's new loft. Yes, Jay and I are moving in together-- scary! Living with a boy!? Help! Luckily we have somewhat similar tastes in decor.


Friday, November 14, 2008

> me sowwie

I'd like to apologize for slacking on the blogs.
It's end of term time for me. The hospital internship is hitting me hard along with the bajiions of papers that are, of course, all due at one. Plus it's Jay's birthday coming up.
Le sigh.
I'll stop complaining.
On the bonus, I did buy a new coat. It's my baby.
Ted Baker coat! It looks much purdier in person. It has such cute buttons and hit's me perfectly at the waist

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

> bananas, son

Like some of my Canadian blogger ladies, I was also sent free stuff from Matchstick: the Harajuku lovers perfumes.
I wasn't going to do it. As much as I love free stuff, I'm also very wary and cautious. Who gives stuff away?
Anyway, they sent me a ton of stuff. I've been giving all the samples to my friends, my boyfriends twin-sisters who are far more popular than I am and probably have friends that are more likely to purchase the product.
Onto the scents. I'm very picky when it comes to perfume. I have my winter smell (Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb) and my Rest-of-the-time smell (L'occitane Le Vert). I like ot think I have a sensitive nose.
I thought the one I'd like the most would be G, but alas it is not. Smells like coconut. If you like food-smells, it may be for you. I hate food smells: vanilla, chocolate, any fruit.... not for me.
Music was alright, but it didn't wow me. It reminded me of my senior-elementary school days when I'd wear "gap" perfume or "mood" perfume. I could see my little cousin really liking it.
Angel smelled bad in the bottle, but on a person it actually smelt not so bad. A little bit like food (see above comment), but it was not too bad!
Baby smelled like, well, baby powder. It's a matter of taste liking that smell.
My favourite was Love. I smells good in the bottle, but on my wrist it smelled wonderful. A basic smell and versatile.
Of course, all this said, smell is a personal thing. What one likes another may not. And you know what, these perfume bottles are cute to boot so even if you don't like any of the smells, they will look simply dahling on your vanity!

Monday, October 13, 2008

> that crazy lady in the park.

It's been far too long since I posted. It's been busy: school and internship is really taking a toll on me.

Last weekend I was in Waterloo, as I have classes on Monday. J and I decided to take a stroll through Waterloo Park. I had a bag of nuts in my purse (hunger can strike at any moment) and thus was a big hit amongst the squirrels (and horses, and bunnies, and alpacas...). I started to feed the squirrels, as they were too cute just following me around. Of course, after a couple of minutes I had about a bajillion squirrels around me and taking the nuts from my hand. J was very embarrassed for me. We heard several mothers saying to their young children "look at the lady feeding the squirrel". I am now "that crazy lady in the park" according to J.

This weekend, Canadian Thanksgiving, has been a wonderful getaway -- off to the country side to take in the fall colours, hang out with family and friends, read a book, and eat yummy food. Several family walks were in order through Proctor Park, in Brighton. The dog had a wonderful time just trotting amongst the woods, charging into the streams, and running around with whole trees in his mouth.
J playing with leaves

Me fetching the dog out of the stream. The hair is crazy.

Scarf: Burberry
Cardigan: Zara
Tank: J Crew
Skirt: American Apparel
Tights: American Apparel
Boots: Hunter

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and Happy Fall Weater to those south of me!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

> dace dace dace! sale sale sale! new new new!

Oh joyous day! One of my favourite Canadian designers, Dace, has put up their new collection for fall and is having a sale!

Check out their website for some images of their new pieces! I can't wait until they're up for purchasing on the site.

While I'm waiting for the new pieces, here are some sale pieces I have my spectacles on:

> medieval times fashion.

I'm not a big jewelery person, but this Canadian jewelry designer/crocheter is just brilliant. Arielle de Pinto takes thread-like pieces of metal and crochets them into a beautiful work of art. A tough material, but when crochet it just looks so feminine and delicate.
Too gorgeous for words.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

> once you pop you can't stop.

I love Pringle of Scotland so much.
Look at the gorgeous ensembles and pieces from Pringle 1815.
How cute is that beige skirt? and that black babydoll top?

Even the pieces of the fellas are nice.

Me likey.

Monday, September 8, 2008

> when good fashion happens to bad people.

People never like the antagonist. I always do, but perhaps that the therapist in me. I imagine the tormented life that, I hypothesize, they must have had. I imagine their motives that no one understands that seems so just in their own mind. I imagine the motivation and immense dedication it takes.
Don't get me wrong, I don't commend evil acts of violence against another; but I do like the 'bad guy'. Perhaps I'm really just superficial and what I like about the evil-doer is their style. It is so carefully planned out. I do believe that the antagonist is the most fashion conscious.

Exhibit A: Paul & Peter (Funny Games, 1997)

Sadly these were the best images of Funny Games (1997 Austrian Version) that I could find. It was important to have the original version over the U.S version. Paul's outfit is much better in this version. He wears the shorter shorts and long sleeve polo. Both evil-boy-o's decked out in all white tops, gloves, and shoes (converse low-tops) they look just grand. Such professionalism but still looking cool.

Exhibit B: The Joker

Very Etro, no? Very Grunge. Very--- amazing. I had a hard time deciding which Joker I liked better because I really do like the plaid pants on Jack Nicholson as the Joker. However, I opted for the updated joker because it's a little more wearable. I love the vest being army green.
No kidding around about his fashion here (lame, I know).

Exhibit C: Cruella De Vil

I don't condone the wearing of fur, but damn. Cruella was ahead of her time. French chic, black cat suit with a plunging neckline, the red gloves (probably leather), and always in heels. You got to give the woman credit: she looked good while being so evil.

Exhibit D: Jack Torrence

The whole wardrobe of this film is brilliant, but Jack really captures my style. Flannel, jeans, and a bomber. So simple, yet so cool. Could you imagine this on someone 20 years (compared to the photo age) younger? Stylin'.

Exhibit E: The Heathers

I don't think there's any explanation needed here. Just look at them!

I'm sure there are many others that are stylin' while going on with their bad self.
Please leave a comment about it!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

> with in the band.

A wonderful weekend.
I have this group of close friends. We call our selves SLANG (long story).
One had been living away in Scotland for a year, the other just came back from South Africa saving the elephants, another is at med school so we rarely see her, and the last friend lives in Michigan and came up for the weekend. Needless to say, it's rare when all of Slang is together.
We had a wonderful time playing rock band (how fun is that!?) and drinking... then eventually turning rock band into a drinking game.
When it came my turn to sing, the song was Weezer - Say it Ain't So. Remember that song? So nostalgic.

Okay, all that aside. Have people been watching the "stars" at the TIFF. Keira Knightley looked absolutely darling at the conference for The Dutchess.

What a cute skirt, right?
Also, check out SessĂșn's fall line. Too cute for words. I have my eye on the grey belle skirt.
Here are some of my favourite looks from this collection:

Oh Joy! I'm so excited for fall!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

> shit you need to buy.

I've been buying many things: a oatmeal coloured knit cardigan, two navy cardigans, one beige cardigan, two pairs of london sole flats, a pair of cute booties, work pants (groan), and tops.
I must tell you about a certain shirt that is very much underestimated.

Behold, the American Apparel unisex oxford button up (or down).

Now, I bought this in an XS so it would fit looser (it's unisex), and it fits perfectly! The material is great and it's versatile. It was a happy purchase.

Now, the gap cardigan....

Oh-so-soft and loving the cargo pockets on this little cardigan. Perfect length too. I purchased it in navy and may have to buy the other colours-- you can never have too many cardigans in my opinion.

I have a wish list too. Have you seen the Steven Alan collection? I've been oogling this site for the past 4 weeks. I would love to (read: I need to) have this top in my life.

As you can tell, I'm in full fall mode, despite the weather being ungodly nice.

This entry is really incoherent and choppy.

Now, at the moment I'm kind of strapped for time, but I'm attempting to keep this blog going.
I also want to see this film.


Sunday, August 31, 2008


exists, still!
I will post something soon.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

> oh, the humanity.

Okay, I'm back, again, from the cottage.
Yesterday night we had a bit of a storm. The power went out for about an hour and a half and when the lights came back on, it was an utterly dark moment. I look to my closet and water. Inches of dirty water creeping from under my closet and seeping into the carpet. A familiar smell of urine.
So, I have been advised to throw out the majority of my shoe collection (see above) as they've had an unhealthy bath in... sewage water.
I've spent my day taking pictures of/mourning all my shoes, soaked in a good vile of nasty.
I guess this means shoe shopping.

Speaking of shopping, that's what I did yesterday. I went to Vaughan Mall and hit up BCBG, Aritzia, and (my favourite) Holt Renfrew: Last Call. All on sale.
Here are my purchases:
A cute dress from BCBG. It's oh-so soft and comfy to just toss on.

A top, a little sheer, from Aritzia.

And the two items from Holts:
MaxMara Weekend vest, which doesn't look like anything amazing, but it feels great and looks killer over a white tee and dark jeans. It's a perfect length too, for my body.

Lastly, Marc Jacobs rubber flats. They were 20 dollars so I Couldn't pass them up. Perfect to wear when it's rainy-- of if there are puddles in your room.

I tried many things on at Holts: a Theory blouse, a Marni Skirt, an APC button down. I cried when none fit me... too big or odd fitting. The catch and release (not the hunt and kill) is the hardest part about shopping, especially when it's a 300 dollar blouse, or a 500 dollar skirt, or a 180 dollar shirt all of which are insanely marked down, all of which do not fit.
Dispite this, I do believe in shopping karma.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

> spell for a weak heart

Found! My old McDonalds Toys!

I almost didn't get dressed today. Almost. But I did (see photos).
It's been a busy time. I've been working on research all day since I'm behind in hours. Focusing is hard when there's nothing to do. You know when you have so much to do that you want to get something done? Well, I don't really have anything to do. The research is all I have, and if the research is done... then what? I'm procrastinating for the purpose of sanity.

Onto clothing. You'll notice I like jeans and looking non-fussy. This proves to be difficult come the adult world. Actually, that's perhaps the reason why I've postponed adulthood and decided to do more school. Sadly, my masters will be done this time next year, which means I need to start integrating more work-friendly clothes into my wardrobe. On American Apparel they have this nice blue oxford button down I'm ogling. I figure I could dress it up for work and dress it down with black skinnies for a night out. Ive also got my eyes on this Steven Alan reverse seam shirt. Tres cute. However, shirts are easy for me. It's the damn pants. I have yet to find a pair of decent fitting, plain pants (will take suggestions). My internships are carried out in a hospital setting, meaning no jeans and I have to look semi-professional/like I know what I'm doing. People trust their children's minds with me. Keep in mind, therapists aren't exactly the most fashion-forward group of professionals. I once wore a pair of black skinny jeans, a steve alan grey shirt and a pair of black pumps to work. When I got to the work, I felt very overdressed and very--- fashiony. Fashion as a deficit.
Oh, how I wish I could wear you to work without looking like a total douche.
I must confess something. I hate summer and I hate summer clothes. I miss winter and fall. I love long sleeves, pants and cable tights. All that aside, here's what I wore out today. Although it was a hot day, I live by the lake so it can be cool, thus the cardigan. Which happens to be one of my favourite cardigans that I found on e-bay for $10 (Pringle of Scotland for $10!).
Cardigan: Pringle of Scotland
White Tank: Aritzia
Belt: Abercrombie (note: buy more belts)
Shorts: Gap
Shoes: Jeffery Campbell
Shopping Bag: Virgo bio bag
Dog: Baxter

Last note, and completely random one, this is how I organize my thoughts and wants. I rip out things from magazines for ideas or for future reference (the boyfriend likes to consult these papers when important dates are creeping up on him) and I shove them into this little notebook. Somewhere down the line these ripped papers are cut neatly and pasted into the book with little notes beside them.

That all being said... stay cool.