Thursday, April 28, 2011

Playing Housewife

Today was my first day being completely free of obligation - no school, no work, no nothing! It was so freeing, yet felt so weird at the same time. I've had a job guaranteed to me over the summer for the last few years, so not having a job lined up right now feels sort of weird. I do have some leads at the moment so I know I will have a job soon, which is reassuring. With Cale at work today I got the chance to play housewife - doing the dishes, watching soaps & game shows, knitting and running errands - and it was great. I've been really neglecting housework lately, so I'm  excited to having time to sort through and organize things, cleaning as necessary. It's a lot of work, but the payoff will be so worth it (namely unearthing my blocking/sewing table!). Happy summer, everyone!

Skirt: Thrifted at Value Village
Shirt: Joe Fresh
Belt/sash/bow: American Apparel
Saddle Shoe Pumps: Payless Shoes

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wrinkled Red

At Value Village on the weekend, I was so happy to find a nice, simple/casual red knee-length skirt in my size.  Red is my favourite colour, bar none, but I really don't have much of it in my wardrobe. Unfortunately it's a little wrinkle-y in the photos - please excuse the wrinkles! I should have ironed it but I was just so excited to wear it today that it slipped my mind until, to my dismay, I saw the wrinkles in the photos.

Skirt: thrifted
Shirt: Joe Fresh
Sweater: Urban Outfitters

Friday, April 22, 2011


My sincerest apologies for my much longer hiatus. School kind of steamrolled me for the last two weeks, so I haven't had the energy or brain power to make a post. This dress you've seen before, but it was not in the spotlight in that post. I really enjoy this dress; I scored it in a LiveJournal clothing sale for $8 (if I remember correctly). I just wish I was a tad shorter so that I didn't have to wear shorts to prevent bum flashes. My favourite parts of this dress are the colour (I don't have many black dresses), the sweet Peter Pan collar, the buttons and the adorable rouching along the  front, back and sleeves.

Dress: thrifted, but from H&M originally
Tights: McGregor
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Forever 21

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Psuedo Psummer Psunday

Amazingly, today it got up to 25C (with humidex)! It felt so amazing to be warm outside again. My look today is very ballet-inspired and simple, which is a nice mix of comfort and style for a lazy day of errands and homework. This morning/early afternoon was very gray, gloomy and quite cold so I dressed for the weather in the sweater, body suit and jeans. When I went to go take outfit photos, the sweater was just too warm and I couldn't wait to get out of it. It's a wonderful feeling - the heat of the sun - that I have so sorely missed this past winter. My apologies for what appears to be a light leak in the photos; it is not a light leak, but a small branch that does not appear in the photo preview on my camera.

Sweater: high school days (Suzy Sheer maybe?)
Jeans: Paris by Dish
Body Suit: American Apparel

Friday, April 8, 2011


My apologies for my short hiatus! I have been so busy with school the last week, I can barely believe it myself. I haven't even had time to do more laundry! I finished a bunch today so I'm hoping to have a bit of a breather. Tonight I am going to the local Food & Drink Festival so I decided to celebrate with a braided headband. I've never done this before and basically just extrapolated my knowledge of how do to milkmaid braids and it worked out.

Dress, belt - Forever 21
Sweater - Urban Outfitters
Tights - McGregor

Friday, April 1, 2011


The warmth is among us! Despite there still being snow in my pictures, spring IS coming - it got up to 7C today. It was a throw-something-on-and-go kind of morning today, and I had a test, so today's outfit is fairly reflective of that. The sweater is both warm and comfortable and the skirt is probably my favourite in terms of colour, cut and comfort. How was your morning?

Skirt: American Apparel
Sweater: H&M
Tank: American Apparel
Socks: American Apparel