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