Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Lately, denim on denim looks have been gaining in popularity. I never really thought I would try out the trend until I found this shirt. I totally fell in love with it, showed my mom, who also fell in love with it, then I knew I had to get it. I had to wait a while to try it out though, because earlier in July is the Calgary Stampede and I didn't want to look like I was trying to dress up like a cowgirl (like many people do, to the mild annoyance of those who's actually chased cows on horseback etc).

So I decided today was the day. I love the cut-out shoulders and the dark wash. I thought since the look was rather dark for me, I'd pair it with my bright orange shoes from H&M. Let me know what you think!

Shirt: BCBG
Jeans: nobody
Belt: Gap
Shoes: H&M

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm Still Here

Don't worry about my absence, I just decided to take a little break from blogging. Instead, I've been doing a lot of planning for an upcoming trip (more details or perhaps an entire post later) and looking at some graduate schools.

Anyway, here's what I wore to chill out today, go to the optometrist and hang out with the bf playing games and watching tv. I love the panda! Total cost of this outfit is $50 I just realized.

Shirt: Bluenotes
Shorts: Joe Fresh Style
Sandals: George
Bag: Aldo

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Couture's front row ladies

I love looking at front rows from fashion shows. I love looking at how people with access to high fashion wear it in their everyday lives. Here's the looks I loved from the Fall 2010 couture. (Photos from style.com and wwd.com)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunshine is fleeting

It feels like sunshine is very fleeting these days. We get a couple days of sun, then a bunch of rain, then a half sunny day, then more rain! Today it poured and hailed and there were even tornado watches near my mom's house! Yikes! I had to call her from work to make sure her and my nieces were alright!

I took Thursday and Friday off to make it a long weekend (I originally had plans, but they fell through) and spent it hanging out with my parents. Two of my nieces unexpected came out from Manitoba, so the second part of the weekend was spent playing with them. Yesterday we went to Spruce Meadows to watch the show jumping (my favourite sport), which was fun and we didn't even get rained on. Here's the outfit I wore Friday when my mom and I were going to go shopping (which we later decided not to).

Dress: Vero Mode
Shoes: Feet First

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Outfit

I'm such a huge fan of summer, I wish it would never end (except then when would I wear my boots?). I've done a little shopping lately, so here is one of my purchases: a tie-dye tank from Gap. I really love the colour, but I was lazy and just tried it on over the top I was wearing, so it's a bit lower than I expected (hence the tank underneath). If I could go back, I would get it a size smaller. That said, I love it and I also got one in green. I had to wear pant to work, but I'm excited to wear this with shorts. So cute and comfy!

Tank: Gap
Tank (underneath): Banana Republic
Jeans: French Connection
Shoes: Sketchers

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Etsy Finds

I've saving up my spending money to use at Etsy, since I'm feeling much more like buying handmade than just going to the mall. Something about helping the up-and-comers. Anyway, here are the things I love right now. All photos are from the seller's shop on etsy.
Jellyfish t-shirt: I studied biology (ecology to be specific) in university, so I have a huge soft spot for nature (don't get me going on how I love animals and plants more than people). This t-shirt from nonfictiontees is absolutely perfect for me. On my want list for sure!

Sweet Tease dress: This dress from fashionloft is so pretty! I love the pattern and the design is gorgeous! Too bad it's not in my size.

English Rose Ruffle dress: This dress from Lirola is so pretty! I want to wear it everywhere, all summer long! I might have to break my piggy bank for this one, but I'm thinking it might be worth it. What do you think?