Thursday, 13 June 2013

Summah Babay

Casual vs. dressed

Rebecca Taylor loose tank top

H m shirt
$23 -

Pippa blue shorts

Cynthia Rowley short shorts

It sure doesn't feel like it with the rain and wind every other day, but summer is here in Canada. Conjured up a little set for those summer days of shorts and tank. To the left you will find a delightfully comfortable little outfit of cotton shorts and tank, with just enough muss and fuss to make it cute and not boring. (add some leather sandals and dainty bracelets if you please) To the right, you will find a slightly more sophisticated outfit. The cropped, razor cut-out side of the crisp white tank balances nicely with the china-blue floral high waisted shorts. Wear when need to impress!
Shorts and tanks foreves.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Fashion Forward

I go to an all-uniform school, and for someone so in love with fashion and styling, it is an utter nightmare. Everyone, especially me, counts down the days until the next casual day, or as my school calls it, Civvies Day, where we can wear "whatever we want". (Which is technically false considering we have dress codes stating to short shorts, graphic tees, etc. etc.) After an entire winter without a Civvies Day, we finally have a few coming up, the latest one being tomorrow! After frowning at my closet for awhile, I decided to pull out something I thought I would never have the guts to wear: overalls.

Dunagrees, overalls, coveralls -doesn't matter what you call them. They are having such a comeback for the past year and the online fashion has been blowing up with sartorial inspirations rocking out such a quirky trend. I undeniably fell in love with the trend, but never got the guts to try it out! I had a pair of vintage Calvin Klein denim overalls sitting in the closet for a few years now but 1) never knew how to style it right 2) never had the nerves to wear such a weird piece in sweatpant-clad suburbia. I decided to say "what the hell" and wear it tomorrow for Civvies. I may die of humiliation but its for the greater good. I think.


CalvinKlein Overalls

How I planned on wearing them:

My fave pics of cool chicks wearing 'em. All the cool kids are doin it.

None of the following pictures belong to me.

And some coloured overalls:

Ahhh even the puppy!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Grrrl Cave

I don't care whether you live in a shitty apartment, mansion, igloo, cave or in a phone kiosk, your bedroom (or as i like to call it, my grrrl cave) is a very special and very personal place. Now most people would need a secret password (like Ali Baba -open sesame!) to get into my room but what the hell, come take a look.

note: you will only see the more glorious parts of my room. I am an honest-to-God hoarder/procrastinator/ junkaholic so there are dark parts of my room filled with collections of random things and messes that i  mean to clean but never seem to get around to that you will not be able to see -yet.

So shall we start with my top of my bed headboard. I have a rather large one and top of it is flat so I like to keep miscellaneous knick-knacks up there and they are so weird they actually look kinda cool together.
My Beloved Purple Lavender Buddha 

My Cheese Statues: these remind me of something that would exist in movies

Thrifted Gold Elephant Plate: used to hold my watches

My Backdrop: NYC subway map and a picture of a pink balloon 

Moving along to my bookcase: 

Top Shelf: books, scrapbooks, yearbooks, favourite nail polishes and one record
Thrifted Record, The Tartan: no idea what it sounds like but the tartan print tempted me. Based on the description on the back, I'm pretty sure it is bagpipe music from Scotland

Second shelf: my Dear Canada series, old diaries, clock, fabric, perfume box and my self-made tea jar

 Third shelf: fashion magazine of all sorts, fashion books, more fabric, jewelry bowl, perfume, sunnies

Now please leave my room.


Thursday, 2 May 2013

May Day

Can I just say, the first day of May was definitely not a disappointment. Clear skies, warm breezes...I had to pinch myself. What made the day even better was the fact that it was Civvies Day. Going to a uniform school, this meant it was a day for us to wear whatever we wanted...but you had to donate $2, of course. I finally broke out my skater skirt and it couldn't have been a better day to do so. I added a striped t-shirt, light denim jacket, gray beanie and my new creepers to complete the outfit. But I must say, Canadians aren't exactly big skirt-wearers.



Jean Jacket -Wholesale Market
Skirt and T-shirt -H&M
Beanie- Vans
Creepers(not shown) -Little Burgundy
Casio Watch -American Apparel

Saturday, 27 April 2013

It's the Cat's Meow

Elise, Suzanne and I went to the cutest cafe ever on the Friday before March break. We skipped class and drove over. It's the tiniest of the tiny, hidden on the side of a building. Called The Cat's Meow, it is certainly a place to go to again. It was extremely cozy, amazing service and it has become our little secret hideout. 

My coffee (or should i say half coffee, half milk and sugar)

My life in a magnet

Introducing: the Catt-acino. The cafe's signature drink, ordered by Elise.

Ordered some breakfast

After breakfast, we decided to stroll down on Main Street, where the cafe was located. It is one of oldest streets in the town and the buildings are just reeking with history. 

But it turns out most of the little boutiques don't open until 11 so we had nothing to do but freeze our butts off. Luckily, we found a little pottery store where we all painted a ceramic piece. It was my first time painting these things and it was surprisingly a lot of fun. The atmosphere was calm and everyone was totally in their zone while painting. Mind you, we were the only teenagers in the store. Everyone was either below the age of 7 or they were a mother.

My jar. Decided to go for a china-ware feel with a cork lid. Can't wait to put it in my future apartment.

Elise's Owl Mug

Suzanne's vase. The picture really doesn't do it justice.

Old lady in the background. I wasn't kidding when I said everyone there was a mother.
Last but definitely not least, we hit up my favorite place: an old book store. It is such a classic old book store, with it's old white awning and chipping door. I wished I could have taken a picture of the window display! The inside is unbelievably small and cramped, with many different little rooms stuffed with old books. The old book smell made me a bit overly excited.