2009-06-16

Yikes! Time to Catch Up

For those of you who may have been reading my blog for a long while, you might be familiar with my sudden unexplainable long absences. So, what have I been up to this time? Umm... Reading sci-fi novels, watching the entire first season of True Blood, becoming completely addicted to the Sims 3, and so on. I am just a champion at wasting time doing not very much at all... but fashionably so!

Here's a run through of some outfits I've worn the past couple of weeks. I love stepping it up a notch when I'm going out, but sadly most of the time I've been sporting jeans and tees because all I do is read at home and then go off to work, where sneakers are a necessity for the many hours spent walking and standing.



Today I'm wearing a beautiful blue thrifted blazer that I'd love to pair with orange, had I anything in the colour in my closet. So while I think of a more interesting way to do this rich colour justice, I'm wearing it with simple greys and blacks. The jeans are from Zara, the shoes are Aldo, the hat is thrifted and the shirt is from Old Navy.



I wore this dress when it was much hotter a couple weeks back. You may recognize it from my banner at the top! I sketched the look of the dress and my grandmother drafted the pattern and whipped it up herself. The dress is a few years old, and we haven't really collaborated since. I'm feeling a bit neglected now that she's too busy looking after my uncle's nutty German shepherd puppy!



Why would anyone need two different pairs of tie-dye leggings and shirts in their closet? I don't know, but I can't keep myself away from the pattern. This leather jacket is my favourite thrift find of the month. It's a gorgeous buttery suede, a nice alternative to the cropped black leather jackets that everyone has been sporting for ages now.



And lastly, a little number I've hidden for too long in my closet which I decided to wear out for a Patrick Wolf concert a couple of weekends ago. Sadly, I didn't make the concert because the bums running the club decided to have the show end early so they could open up the club for the rest of the night. I was just getting off of work and wouldn't be there in time to catch his performance. Did anyone go to the concert? I know it wasn't even sold out. Man, Vancouver sure is slow on the uptake. But anyways, I ended up attending another party, a masquerade, where my dress blended in perfectly. I received a discount on the ticket because I showed them my "costume" which really wasn't my intention with the dress at all. Heh.

I'm off to catch up on e-mails now. I feel guilty, whenever I don't blog for a while I completely shut myself off from anything fashion related, including e-mails, news, other blogs... Does anyone else do this?

17 comments:

Shay said...

missed you! And don't worry, it's fine to take a break.

FashionConsciou$ said...

I love the last two outfits - you are rocking the tie dye and the dress is super cute!

tanya said...

love your sense of style! it's great having you back :)
totally drooling over your aldo shoes. it's so sweet that your nan made that dress for you. number one on my fashion wish list would definitely be a personal tailor since i am totally inept at any kind of diy!

Tip said...

MISSED YOU MUCHO! btw I read your blog errrday! Started my own a month ago. please drop by. I love true blood!! If you like the show you will be enamoured by the books they are based on. Just got the newest one released in may (first one to snatch it from the library! SCORE!) fyi- (sookie stackhouse novels by charlaine harris)

I love your style!! I just tried the dress (from a tie dye sari i found at the fleamarket) that you posted a looong time ago! I love these outfits and way to catch up for the ones who missed you!

Whooa long post...had to get all of that out to you.

Tip said...

oh and what great new items you thrifted there!!! love the jacket... and the leggings, where is this pair from. I have to admit i bought the marbled ones from F21 you have after i saw how they looked in "real life" on you. i am a sucker for anything tie dye as well..not the sari i mentioned ^.

Tip said...

oops i meant, (note-the sari i mentioned above.

Meream said...

Love the tube dress. Your grandmom got mad skills. :)

KB said...

Loving the outfits, especially the tie dye leggings, where are they from? I soooo need to get the Sims 3.

Sushi said...

I am in love with the first pair of shoes! That last dress is so adorable on you x Sushi

LUCAS said...

tie dye leggings are OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Elaine said...

I love your first outfit sooo much! It is something I would totally wear!


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Cruz said...

You have the best blazer/jacket collection, I swear haha. Great to have you back! :)

Lainey said...

I am in love with the also shoes. They seem so diverse, like you can wear it with pretty much anything. I'm also majorly diggin' on that bright dress you have. It's perfect summer dressing!

PUNKIE said...

I' loving the blue blazer, the shoes in the last pic and the third outfit!

Alice X said...

i always shut myself from fashion when it gets too me too much and not in a good way. i loveeeeee your "costume" where is the skirt and shirt from? also that dress is amaaaing. loves it. why don't you model? you seem to be in tall enough!

Ashley said...

Eeep! so many fab outfits!!! You really have your own amazing syle and aesthetic. Beautiful.

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Diana said...

*wow* i love the bows on the last one but it's not too girly with your killer curves