Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Girl About Dragon Tattoo's

Last night I attended the launch party for H&M's Dragon Tattoo collaboration line by Trish Summerville. It was such a fantastic event! The line is very edgy with lots of leather pieces, perfect for mixing with the countless feminine pieces I own. I just love an edgy, feminine look! All of the pieces were on display using mannequins, racks and live models. (I felt too awkward to take photos of the live models, maybe later on in my career) Here's some snaps of what I wore to the event:

Here's a snap of what my BFF wore to the event with me.We call this shot "Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter '12" Notice her oversized black clutch. (sometimes we're too funny for our own good)

I tried my best to take decent photos, but the camera I'm working with at the moment isn't the highest quality (remember how my old sweetheart got swallowed by the sea? *tear*) SO on that note, I hope you enjoy the following photos, and can kind of get a sense of what the line is all about!

Tim Chan and I. Red Carpet Buddies Reunited!

My H&M bff Emily Scarlett

The Dragon Tattoo line hits stores TODAY! Hope you enjoyed taking a peek, I'm off to buy some leather pants.

Shirt: H&M
Leather Shorts: H&M

Monday, 12 December 2011

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a Hat

Before I start- Please tell me that you get my title reference. Just to clarify..."fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair, fuzzy wuzzy wasn't fuzzy...was he?" Children's rhymes are the best, aren't they? Anyway- This is my black fuzzy hat! Very Russian inspired.

 Today my sister and I went Christmas shopping. Because of our lack of a vehicle, we had to use public transit to get around (how fun!) (that was sarcasm). I wanted to be warm, because you never know HOW long you'll end up waiting for a bus, and I also wanted to be comfy. Flat boots and a warm hat were the answer!

 My sis and I had a mini photo shoot while waiting for the bus. Still no snow! I hate to sound cliche, but I really am dreaming of a white Christmas.

For those of you who have started Christmas shopping, I hope it's going well!

Hat: ForeverXXI
Jacket: eBay
Boots: H&M 

Monday, 5 December 2011

Feathered Friends

I'm actually terrified of birds, so I would never usually refer to them as "friends"..however the title just went so nicely with the fact that I'm wearing my H&M Feather necklace! If you saw my red carpet segments at the MMVAs, this is the same necklace I was wearing that night! I love it, and how it can put a little funky into any outfit I wear!

I wore this outift today for a meeting I had in Toronto. I wore leggings, but made it look professional by pairing them with this dressier top and a blazer.

Today was another rainy day in Toronto, I think it's about time I invest in an umbrella. A damp scarf over your head just doesn't have the same effect!

Happy Monday to you all! I'm off to make lemon squares.

p.s. Apparently, my whole outfit today was H&M! Love love.

Blazer: H&M
Necklace: H&M
Shirt: H&M (borrowed from sister)
Boots: H&M

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Twinkle Twinkle Little Sweater

This is what I wore today while I helped out at a children's Christmas party at work. I even got to meet the man himself...Santa! I wanted to be comfy, but also be a little bit festive for the event. Cue: my sparkle sweater!

I purchased this sweater at the most adorable thrift boutique in my hometown of Fredericton, NB called Lovely Bettys. It truly is the loveliest little store full of so many treaures! I can't wait to go there and explore while I'm home for the Holidays.

I love the sequins throughout the sweater, and the little puffed sleeves!

Work was busy busy busy today, and the weather was rainy rainy rainy, so I took the photos in the best spot I could find...infront of my sisters door! (p.s. sorry)

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Mine was full of kids and gingerbread. Very delightful indeed!

Sweater: Thrifted
Jeggings: Forever21
Blouse: Thrifted
Boots: Primark (London)

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Girl About a New Town

I thought about naming this post "Girl About TIME" because I've been seriously neglecting my beloved blog...and it's about time I did a post! However, I decided to take this opportunity to let you all know that I am officially living in a new town! really, in the ever buzzing metropolis of Toronto! I know there's no excuses for a full month of stale air...but moving is tough! I've been transitioning to this new city life, getting settled in, and am now officially prepared to resume regular posts!

I am currently nesting at my sister's apartment in Oakville (just outside of Toronto) until I can make it on my own two feet. Since being in Oakville, I've been helping out at a local art studio for children called Lollipop Art Lounge & Party Shoppe, it's the sweetest place ever!

These photos were taken while on my break today, how beautiful is it to see that sun?

The dress I am wearing (as a skirt) is one of my favorite purchases of the summer. I picked it up at my favorite thrift store in Victoria (which I miss dearly!!) called Flavour. It's one of those year round pieces that works in any season!

I hope you are all transitioning into December nicely. My Christmas spirit is in full force!

Dress: Thrifted
Sweater: Thrifted
Shoes: H&M
Tights: Joe Fresh
Earmuffs: Winners

Monday, 31 October 2011

Grand Supreme

Happy Halloween everyone!! My costume choice this year: a Toddler in Tiara, inspired by one of my fave TV shows "Toddlers in Tiaras" on TLC. Some may think it's contoversial, but I think it's hilarious and adorable...kind of like my costume?

Whether you're being something spooky, cute, scary, funny or anything in between...I hope you all have a very Happy (and stylish) Halloween!!

Costume: everything thrifted, except for my self made pipe cleaner crown! (and the soother)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Red Leather, If You Please

I bought these amazing red leather (ok...fake leather) shorts from H&M a few weeks ago, and I'm in love! I can't wait to change up their look all Fall/Winter long! I really wanted the black version of these too, but unfortunately they were all sold out *sad face with a dripping tear* Cue: mission black leather shorts.

I wore this outfit out and about with a friend, picking up some last minute Halloween costume pieces. SO excited to put my whole costume together and show you guys what I'm being. It's humourous.

The weather in Victoria has been getting chilly, but this particular day was perfect non-coat weather! Hope you are all getting as excited for Halloween as I am! Tonight I'm carving pumpkins and helping a friend decorate for her Halloween party. WOO HOO!

Shorts: H&M
Blouse: Thrifted
Boots: purchased in London, England
Sunglasses: H&M

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

The other day Hunter and I did a little bit of exploring in our own neighborhood. Sometimes it can be fun to be a tourist in your own part of town! we stumbled across the cutest looking Mexican restautant, and ended up going for dinner there! (Delicious, by the way)

I bought this sweet H&M blazer in the summer, and had yet to wear it. I was worried that I wouldn't get a chance to wear it because it is such a bright color...but who says you can't be colourful in the Fall? Especially on a day as beautiful as this.

My necklace was a surprise gift from a sweet friend, and was actually made by another one of my friends who takes vintage jewellery pieces and re-vamps them! How sweet is that?

I hope you are all enjoying your week! Anyone have any Halloween parties planned for this weekend?

Blazer: H&M
Jeggings: Forever21
Floral blouse: Thrifted
Shoes: Spring
Necklace: Hand Made

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Girl About Johnson Street

Yesterday my dear friend Courtney and I had a friend date. We bought tea, shopped boutiques (new and vintage) and had lunch...all while staying on the same street! Johnson Street in Victoria is a wonderful street full of shops and cafes, enough to keep you occupied for a full day! (maybe even longer)

It was a beautiful Fall day yesterday, and the perfect day for me to wear my new boots! I recently purchased these boots at Urban Outfitters in great are they!? I love that they are a wedge, and think they are the perfect colors for Fall.

I hope you are all enjoying your week...Halloween is just around the corner, I can't wait to reveal my costume!

Boots: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: purchased in Florence, Italy
Tights: Joe Fresh

Monday, 17 October 2011

Falling Back into Place

After an almost 2 month hiatus...I'M BACK! The reason for my dissapearing act? It's a sad tale, actually, my beloved camera (may she rest in peace) was swallowed by the sea. We had so many great times together-  Europe, camping trips, moving across Canada - but the sea is unforgiving... I'm lucky I made it out! On a happier note, my loving sister generously offered to lend me her camera until I could afford to buy a new one... so here I am!

This post isn't so much an outfit post as it is a "welcome back-thanks for not giving up on me-I love you all- it is now Autumn" post.

The other day, a few friends and I went to a pumpkin patch here in Victoria! This was my first time ever going to a pumpkin patch, and will definitely not be my last! I felt so Automn-y/ Harvest-y/Halloween-y, new seasons are always so refreshing! Don't you agree?

Fall colors on the West Coast aren't as vibrant as they are on the East Coast...but it's still absolutely beautiful!

I found two perfect pumpkins for Hunter and I to carve... maybe they will make an appearance in my Halloween post!

Thank you to all my girls and boys about towns for sticking by me during my camera-less period...I'm so excited to be back!!

leather bomber: Forever21
Purse: H&M
Frye boots: Thrifted

Hat: hand knit by Hunters 98-year old Grammy