Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Nut in a Rut

The title refers to me, of course, the girl driven mad by her static style. For the past while now, I've rocked a signature style --red pieces, skirts/dresses, solid colours, girly details, sexy silhouettes. While I feel that such a style is an accurate reflection of my playful and ultra-feminine personality, it's become more of a safety net than a creative outlet.

It's time to colour outside the lines a little. Lately, I've been drawn to fifties shirtdresses on the slightly looser side. It just screams 'spring' to me. I can't wait!

The hunting for an Easter dress has also begun (I don't really celebrate Easter, but I celebrate new life!), and the all-important PROM DRESS. Stay tuned, kids!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

At the Ballet

I've been dancing ballet for a few years now, and I love it (most of the time). I, like many little girls, dreamed of soaring across the stage gracefully, with a gorgeous tutu resting on my frame. I realize that ballet is about more than that, but that dream still lives in me.

This dream has recently carried over into my fashion choices. I don't have the privilege of shopping frequently, but when I do, I'm drawn to pretty, delicate details. Slippers and tutus and lace, oh my!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

No Jacket Required

Okay, I was a little chilly, but it wasn't nearly as brutal as the last photoshoot! You can't really see my face in any of these, because the sun was setting right in my line of vision. Oh well, it's about the clothes, anyway.

I'm beginning to grow tired of my wardrobe. It has so much red in it, and there is very little to wear in the warmer months. Luckily, I won a Lulu's Dress Giveaway through Rhiannon at, and it will be perfect for spring! I will be sure to provide you all with photographic evidence of its glory.

Remember way back in December how I promised to show you the oxfords I got for Christmas! Yeah, that would be them. :)

Cardigan: Urban Behaviour
Blouse: Winners
Skirt: Sirens
Tights: my mother's closet
Shoes: Lacoste

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring Flick: Jane Eyre

The release date of the newest film adaptation of Jane Eyre is drawing nearer and nearer. I have about as much patience as a fruit fly has strength, so you can imagine how difficult the wait has been to endure. Pardon the formality in my writing, by the way -I just finished doing a project for school. I suppose it does fit with the time period of the film, though. Anyway, TANGENTS! Here are some stills.

Take that in, folks. It's the sweet sex appeal of Michael Fassbender as Edward Rochester.

I'm quite the sucker for period pieces, and especially the costumes. While the wardrobe in Jane Eyre will be less decadent than Marie Antoinette was, I look forward to a visual feast that will hopefully emphasize the story.

I know that past interpretations of Jane Eyre have been light and lulling, so I am happily anticipating a more dark, dramatic, intense portrayal of Charlotte Bronte's novel. The movie hits theatres this Friday -cue high-pitched screeches of joy!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Spring Awakening : A Wishlist

I have fallen prey to the three-month-ahead-of-time fashion promotion, and am looking now at spring styles. It's January and there must be a foot of snow, but that doesn't stop a girl from dreaming!

I bought a knock-off pair from Wal-Mart for eight bucks with fantastic arch support. The problem: they were way too narrow for my boats called 'feet'. It was depressing. You can imagine my delight when I found out that Keds come in EXTRA WIDE. Style and comfort, score! It's hard to find classic footwear that fits.

Yes, I secretly want to be a fairy. Spring is a time when flowers are in bloom, so what better way to celebrate than with an aesthetically pleasing daisy chain?

The season of rain does not have to be the season of pain! I would prefer not to sacrifice style for dryness, or vice versa. Polkadots + waterproof = happiness.

Maybe it`s a child-of-the-ninteties thing, but I harbour a secret love for jean jackets.

On cooler, casual days when I don't wanna bother with tights, leggings are a nice alternative to track pants; they are much more flattering than my baggy bum sweats. Leggings would even be good to wear now, in January -perfect to pair with old man sweaters!

The more I dress myself on winter mornings, the more I realize that I have no skirts for spring! I'm apprehensive about wearing chiffon, as I am more curvy than twiggy, but the circle shape of this skirt could actually potentially be flattering.

Pearl earrings really have nothing to do with spring itself, but maybe some bravery will bloom inside of me, and I will finally get my ears pierced!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland

Hello, readers! Feast your eyes upon my first cold weather outfit post.

Just warming up -literally. I wanted to take a picture of my outerwear first.

Coat: Stitches
Hat: Christmas Present from Rebecca
Scarf: Old Christmas Present
Gloves: H&M
Nude Tights: H&M
Socks: Christmas Present from Grandparents
Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Prior to editing, the first photo was very dark, so I turned on the camera's night vision. It wasn't even five o'clock yet! Oh, Canadian winters, how you cheat me of better photographs. On the plus side, there is a cool blue overcast on the snow, contrasting nicely with my cardigan.

Cardigan: Wal-Mart
Tee: Forever 21
Skirt: Urban Behaviour

This outfit is very 'me'. I'm drawn towards classic, sometimes vintage pieces. Despite some of my better efforts, I am the girliest girly girl of all girls. Yes, my favourite colour has always been pink. But I actually don't really own that much of it. Also, take note of the bows on my shirt. I've been obsessed with bows since I was a small child. Some things never change.

The cloche hat atop my head, if you recall, was actually on my wishlist. I have very attentive, generous friends (yes, you, Rebecca!). My friend Chris also got me these sweet black oxfords for Christmas. I would like to show you all soon, as soon as I can be sure they won't be stained by the salt on the ground.

Further proof that I am cool.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Winter Wishlist

As Winter approaches us with moderate speed here in Southern Ontario, I've begun to anticipate freezing conditions, snowfall, and central heating. And don't doubt the visions of sugar plum fairies, either. In such anticipation, I've been dreaming of wint'ry garments to satisfy my desire to be cozy AND cute.

Surprise, surprise! A Hollister cardigan. Back in the day, I was a huge fan of the brand, but since then I've outgrown it. I check up on the site once in a while to see if they have anything I like, and good thing I did! This fairisle cardigan is the perfect mix between vintage coziness and prim girliness.

I love slouchy boots. My mother refers lovingly to these as 'Peter Pan Getaway Boots'. Nice, mum, nice. I just hope my feet wouldn't get TOO cold.

I love skirts and dresses. These are knitted tights. Enough said, my friends.

Two words: tres chic! I have a very small collection of hats, and I would love to make it grow by adding this into the mix. It's just plain adorable.

Another hat! I love me some vintage glamour, and this cloche hat has just the right amount.

I've been craving the effortless cool factor of a blazer. It is a unique alternative to the beloved cardigan, and did I mention cool?

I love all the things on this list, but I am most excited for Christmas shopping for my buddies. Giving is better than receiving!