Monday, August 23, 2010

Tees for Trees!

When my friend, Kianja, told me about Tees for Trees, I knew I had to blog about them. For every tee shirt you buy from the company, they will plant a tree! Of course the shirts are made from organic cotton. Tees for Trees uses American Apparel's Sustainable Edition tees to plant (pun intended) their cool designs on. They also use sustainable manufacturing methods and non-toxic dyes. Although my cash flow is hardly a flow at all, I'm seriously considering buying one. Take one for the trees!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jim James and the Blue Flames by TwentySevenNames

I know it's their summer 09/10 collection(I don't get how that works, but okay), but I'm looking for inspiration and have found it in their interestly named collection. Here are my favourite looks!

I love this silhouette. It's not much of a day dress, though, or maybe that's me playing it safe. The details are so elegant, and definitely call for pearl earrings. Wait, I don't have my ears pierced! Noooooo . . .

This is a great seasonal transition dress. If you know my taste, you know I'm a sucker for polkadots. How do red tights, white oxfords and messy hair sound?

This dress is so darling, and makes me want to wear plaid! I like the blue and yellow together, it's very fresh. If I ever wore this or something like it, it would surely call for strawberry picking.

I'm liking the square bib on this dress, but I already have a white dress with butterfly sleeves! Yay! It's very summery, so I better take advantage of it while I can. I think it would look lovely with my heart pendant and wicker bucketbag.

This is a dreamy blouse. And I need more blouses. Hurray for inspirational seperates! It's conservative, which is good for me because I'll be volunteering (with kiddies in daycare, if you were curious) in less than a month, but this fabric looks nice and light.

I love me some boyfriend oxford shirts. I've been stealing Josh's chambray shirt from American Apparel, so this is practical inspiration. In fact, I would wear it just like the model. Not in public, of course. I might even go as far as pairing it with floral leggings, but that would be scarily trendy for me.

Denim jackets remind me of my childhood, and sometimes in the wrong way. I actually did have a pink denim jacket when I was little, and I am tempted to bring it back, but by wearing it with more mature pieces.

I know I've posted about neutral trench coats before, but I like how this is a cocoon jacket, since I've been lusting after a cocoon cardigan.

I'm in the difficult pursuit of satisfaction with the weather, but these looks work for summer and fall, so I don't have to feel like my summer dreaming is limited. Yay for seasonal transitioning!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hey, Boy, I Like the Way You Dress

Josh is on vacation right now, and I miss him lots. I was on his facebook profile, when I realized "I should share his great style with the world!" His style is inspirational to me and often influences how I dress, and it reflects his personality so well. Plus, it can be fun shopping in his closet.

This is us last Halloween. We went at 'hot for teacher' (notice the flames. Originally, I was going to be the student and he would be the teacher, but I couldn't resist the idea of Josh wearing a grad cap and lederhosen. This picture always makes me chuckle.

'Thinking Inside the Box'. I plan to steal this sweater.


All photos stolen from Facebook.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shopping Trip

Yesterday, I went to the Vaughan Mills shopping mall with my friend Julie. Yes, there was an American Apparel, and yes, I got a cardigan! It's not the black one, it's better.

^The cardigan that I bought, here shown on a man. The picture of the woman wearing it was too disco-styled.

I can't wait to style this piece! I feel like an artist that just got a new can of paint. I imagine the royal blue would look fabulous with red lipstick, no?

On another note, I went to the Pink store by Victoria's Secret, and I surprisingly liked it! I'm not one for advertising brands, but there's something funny about buying a yellow tee that says 'love pink', which is what I did. It's not something I would wear going out, but it's very soft, and the neckline is great.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hooray for Outfit Posts!

FINALLY. Here it is!

Dress: Urban Outfitters (Pins and Needles)
Tank (Underneath): American Eagle Outfitters
Shoes: Black Market Vintage
Sunglasses: gifted

I have tried to post this outfit MANY times, but something always seems to go wrong.
Josh and I took these photos in the pretty conservation area near our houses (we live in the same neighbourhood). The houses and the road kind of taint it, but we didn't get any of that in these shots.

Following the shoot, we trekked on over to the plaza and had some greasy McGoodness. The walk home resulted in SORE feet. Of course, we had to stop for a swing break!

I wanted my hair to be flowing and free, but it had another agenda, so up in a bun it went. I used to try to wear this dress with a waist-cinching belt and high wedges, but I think I much prefer this relaxed style.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Inspirational Chapin Sisters

Okay, so I probably won't do an outfit post until Thursday, and I've been a bad, bad blogger by not posting recently, so here it is. Lately, I have found my style leaning towards the ethereal, perhaps because of Summer. Back in early June, I went to see She & Him (great show, not-so-great venue), and a lovely sister duo (normally a trio, but the third sister was on maternity leave/rest -cutest baby!), and I could not help but take note of what they were wearing. It was like their music was visualized through their clothes. They sing lovely, folksy, sometimes melancholic tunes with beautiful harmonies worthy of acapella glory. Their style is dreamy, romantic and free, which really entices me.

All photos are taken from MySpace and various Google Image locations.