Monday, October 28, 2013

fall black

coat- Aritzia, pants- Topshop, boots- Zara, necklace- eBay- sheer cardigan- 8th and Main, sunnies- Karen Walker

Yesterday i had a surprise visit from the lovely Rachel at work.
it's always nice to see a familiar face walk into Oak + Fort

it felt good to stand outside in all black with the fall sun hitting me.
october has been nice.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What is this feeling...


My extremely creative, talented and beautiful friend Lena D really hit the "period" spot with this song.
myself and a ton of Lena's friends (many musical theatre peeps included) took part over a couple days this summer in filming this fantastic video.

i hope this gets stuck in your head and that you start singing it subconsciously on the
 bus while sitting next to an old man... like i did



And on the wednesday she rested.

coat- Aritzia, sweats- gojane, hat & lunch bag clutch- Zara, loafers- UO (old), [sunnies- Karen Walker]

As long as there's a bit of sun in the sky i'm all for sunnies,
especially since we have summer here in vancity for what? 3 months?
there's no way i'm waiting another 9 months to wear them again. 
and i have countless pairs just sitting in my room waiting to be exposed into some sunlight. 
i know we get a ton of rain in the winter. it's unfortunate.
but on the odd, sneaky day when mr. sun is in check i like to take 
advantage of sunglass-wearing. 
you cannot blame me

Here, in the second photo, you'll notice two nicely dressed (wo)mannequins. 
...styled by yours truly on the right-hand side ;P
naturally i wanted to dress the (wo)mani in all black but i was told i had to 
color-scheme it with the other outfit beside. 
which does make sense.

ryle and i grabbed some pho after work and of course stopped by mcidx
 to get mcflurries and i just about peed my panties when i read on the menu that 
ya, ya call me a little fatty, i don't give a...
 cause for me, this is a big deal.
for you readers, perhaps not.
...but perhaps (and in that case, wouldn't you have liked to know!) 

today is my day off but i've only been running around doing errands all morning 
and finally got to slouch down at home a couple hours ago. 
no more moving.
i don't want to have to lift another finger for the rest of today.
and that includes typing.
starting rightttt... now.


Monday, October 21, 2013

sorry but i'm sorry i'm not sorry

mom jeans & crop top- American Apparel, knit cardigan & fur stole- (thrifted), long cardi & shoes- Oak + Fort, purse- Zara 

 coat & dress- Aritzia, sweater & shoes- Oak + Fort
drop crotch shorts, scarf & toque- Oak + Fort, chucks- Converse, coat- Aritzia, purse- Zara

i realize that i throw a ton of apology posts at you guys, so without apologizing i'm going to instead acknowledge the fact that i've been a tad lazy on my blog posting the past few weeks... or so.
"lazy" is basically the product from being so busy. 
but this is why i've been posting a week (or so) worth of outfits within one post.

(in general) i'll try harder to:
get more sleep at night
return messages more promptly
be more organized
impulse-buy less
smile when i'm impatient/frustrated/disappointed

not to get all new years resolutiony on you all...
i never carried through with those (new years) resolutions anyhow so i'd like to think of this more as little points to remember daily.



simply, honestly.

some days i miss him.
some days i do not.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The week of "thanks"

sweatpants- Gojane, black tee- Cheap Monday, cardigan & shoes- Oak + Fort, bag- Zara, beanie- ebay

 scarf- F21 (old), jeans- Jbrand, shoes- Oak + Fort

 coat- Aritzia, reptile leather pants- Topshop, heel boots- Zara, scarf & sweater- Oak + Fort
 denim jacket- Community Thrift, skater leather skirt- Sheinside, JuJu sandals- American Apparel, bag- Zara, scarf- Oak + Fort, scrunchy & knee socks- (old)
 If i were to name my favorite accessory this week i think it'd be fair to choose my wonderful, black scarf. so much body. so much warmth. 
just so good.
i think it's time i put my funds toward a new one, though.
in fact i've been eyeing a few at work that look real nice & cozy.
we just received a shipment of toques and scarves this past week.
the thought of getting to wear scarves and toques is exciting, however, the idea of cold weather isn't my  cup of tea. 
only, you can't have one without the other... & if you do... you're doing it wrong. 
(just sayin).
i still stand by my motto that one can never own enough scarves or toques.
 especially when you're living through fall/winter that lasts for 80% of the year.

i'd almost forgotten what it felt like to layer again.
i feel as though i have to get back into a certain sort of groove for dressing in fall attire. 
i'm still trying to find it... slowly getting there.

i had a delicious dinner last night with my mom's side of the family along with nik (my sis) and her two awesome roommates. 
the whole time i was wishing that there was someone filming the whole thing... my family is just so hilarious. my abs hurt by the end of the night from laughing at all the ridiculous things that have been thrown around in conversation at the table.
i tell you, if my family was on a reality tv show we would be a HIT.

anyhow, i hope you've all stuffed your faces this weekend with some good ol' turkey and whatever else.
and if not... s'okay
there's so much to be thankful for even if things don't always seem to be going the way you expect or hope.
i guess you could say that it's easy for me to say.
not really though.
life seems like a never-ending roller coaster at times but i surely can't deny that my faith in Christ has kept me going through all the hardships.
and so... not to get all corny on you all...
but i'm truly thankful for my crazy, silly, hardworking, loving parents and my annoying, loving, twin sister who is sometimes too much like myself, and my other sister who has not been on talking terms with me for a long time but i still think about her a ton and will always love her.
i'm also thankful for friends, for enemies, for my co-workers and for all the people who have come into my life whether it be long or short. 
i'm thankful for a home, for the money that i make, for my cozy bed that i never want to get out of in the mornings, for a car that i can use, for our never-ending supply of tea, for my unnecessary closet-filled with clothing, for an alarm clock, for my musicality, for food in the fridge, for my toothbrush, for my retainer that i have to wear everynight but probably only wear every 2nd or 3rd night, for a free bus pass...
 for Jesus and His unfathomable love. 
man, i'm thankful for a ton. even though i complain about everything i have on a daily basis.
just shows how selfish i am a lot of the time.
i need to leave more room for gratefulness and less room for whining in my life.


Monday, October 7, 2013

'stickin it.

I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to my 3 (current & recently purchased) favorite lipsticks:

1. Talk That Talk- (the Rihanna lipstick from MAC) 
i am attracted to dark browns and burgundy b/c it's close to black butttt nottt quite...
2. RiRi Woo
(the Rihanna lipstick from MAC) 
very similar to Ruby Woo from MAC but a little deeper...and can i just say how i loveee that they're both matte lipsticks? the matte the merrier, i say.
3. Airborne Unicorn- (Lime Crime) 
you've already heard me blab about this one when i first purchased it. i just haven't grown tired of it yet. it's a nice pick-me-up color to go with my all-black outfits.


beauty blindfold.

he'd memorized all there was to know of her physical appearance:

her hair which always fell into that effortlessly breeze-swept silhouette across the side of her face. 
her lashes that curved out in perfect, harmonious spaces along her eyelids
her blatant collar bones that showed all of it's affection
her chapstick-soft lips
her button nose.

to him, she was perfect.

but he knew nothing about the life she lived
her talents
her passions
her desires
her beliefs
her fears
her family
her friends
her fondest memories
her insecurities 
her churlish thoughts that denied her sleep night after night...

and he knew not the things a man could say that made her feel like she mattered.

because to him, it didn't matter.

and so as he tried to refill her heart day-by-day with inanimately sweet words she could only sigh and wonder why [the hell] she was still wasting her time. 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

3 in 1

boots & hat- Zara, chunky knit scarf & rings- Oak + Fort, coat & pants- Aritzia

scarf- Aritzia, jeans- DIY old denim, shoes- Aldo, "Ash Cardigan" - Oak + Fort, purse & hat- Zara, laptop case- Marc by Marc Jacobs
"Neutra" tunic & "Galle" drop crotch shorts- Oak + Fort, boots- Zara, necklace- Loft 82

Apologies for the mass outfits-posting-in-one-post... post. 
but my internet decided to stop working on my laptop the other day so i was laptopless for a few dizzle days. 
as you can see in the second last photo i am about to be on my way to get that sucker fixed.

the pants i wore to work today were hurting my tum for some reason so i eventually gave in and decided to just buy the pair of drop crotch shorts i'd been eyeing at work.
motherofachild they are comfy.
just today they've already sold out at our location!
i'm sure we're getting more in (in case you were curious).

hope you managed to have a pleasant tuesday!
...despite the cold, wet and windy weather.