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!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Party Time -What I Wore

On Saturday, I went to my first formal sweet sixteen party. Let me tell you, it was pretty sweet. There was dinner and dancing, two of my favourite things! And of course, I love dressing up, in a manner like this:

Dress: Spoof
Cardigan: Urban Behaviour
Bag: vintage
Shoes (Not Shown): Spring
Necklace: People's
Bracelets: American Eagle

I wanted to put ringlets in my hair, but alas, I was running super-late. So I settled for silky straightness. It held up better, anyway.

I love this dress; it made me feel a little bit adorable. Do I plan on wearing it again? You bet. Yay for semi-formal!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Crowning Glory

This is my natural hair color. I would like it to be darker, though. You see, I am a fan of contrast, and what better way to create that with dark hair, pale skin and blue eyes? I know it's already medium brown, but I would like a really deep, dark chocolate brown, but not dark enough to be confused with black.

I know you can't really tell from that photo, but my hair is very long, down to my waist (not hips, oh my gosh). I love having long, wavy locks, but I've been fantasizing about chopping them off for a bit now. I got my bangs cut a little under a year ago a la Zooey Deschanel -they were cute and brought attention to my eyes, but hard to maintain. They also did not look good with flat, straight hair, and sometimes I like to style it that way. I've been thinking of getting a shoulder length bob, like this:

I would probably wear it wavy most of the time, anway. I like that it's mature, but it may be less versatile than I'm used to. What do you think about these possible changes?