Sunday, November 7, 2010


Hooray! I've been looking for a pair of cognac colored boots for what feels like forever. I ruined the pair I had in the rain a couple years ago and I have now found an exceptional replacement.
I've been a long time lover of this brand, 80/20% by Ce Ce Chin. Every short girls best friend, these boots feature a hidden wedge that gives that extra couple inches we all love.
Big fan of the general styling of this boot without going into overkill and the small heel makes it practical and wearable for everyday outings. I bought this color in the store but I found them online and ordered the gray color from Karmaloop-should be here in a couple weeks!! Will post those when they arrive, until then, I suggest you grab a pair.

Item: 80/20% "Bernie" Bootie
Price: $219.00
Location: Little Burgandy, Vancouver (Robson St)


Straight up that is what I bought- a much needed new wallet.
I've been using this turqoiuse vintage looking Guess wallet I bought at a sample sale about 8 years ago for the last year or so, but sadly it has broken due to too much moola being stuffed in it. Kidding, I just don't take care of certain things and a wallet is something that finds itself a little used and abused by the likes of me.

I did however want to find something that was in the same color family as my previous wallet. There is something nice about having a wallet that you can find at the bottom of a dark purse. This lovely wallet came in 3 colors. I bought the green for myself, the gray for my sister and left the black one in the store for all the boring people.
Super cute details on the front, it has this sort of vintage feel-in my opinion of course.
The best part about it is it has the usual coin zipper pocket on the side but it also has this zipered pouch on the top. Bonus for when you just need somewhere to shove stuff, me likey.

Item: Ecote Wallet
Price : $19.99 each
Location: Urban Outfitters,Vancouver

Saturday, August 28, 2010


I'm not feeling clever at the moment. Comf was all I could come up with when referring to these lovely 3/4 sleeve crew neck light sweatshirts. I've been looking for a crewneck for a while, in fact, it's something I wish was a little more "in" more of the time.
Sometimes you just don't want the hood you know?

I love that these are casual and comfortable and in this case, short enough that they look good layered or they can showcase a great belt choice with a pair of jeans. They are light enough that they just give you that extra bit of warmth when required without being bulky. Also very much love the wider waistband at the bottom and the cuffs, just a little something "oomph" on an otherwise plain article of clothing. I loved the grey one so much I bought two just in case something ever happend to one of them. Something meaning a few too many Malibu soda's or a sketchy coatcheck. Always good to have a back-up of your faves...just saying...

Item: Aerie 3/4 Sleeve Heather Grey and Navy Crewneck Sweatshirts. (Also avail. in a darker heather grey).
Price: $34.50
Location: American Eagle Outfitters, Robson St Location

Studdy Buddy

Continuing with my love of studs-enter my new small bag. Notice I did not use the word "purse". My grandmother owns "purses", I own bags, nuff said.

This color reminded me of the bag I got at Zara a few months back with those cute flowers hanging off the sides with the metal chain. At first I thought it would be the darker grey one that I would favor but I've actually favored the one that was this color, and it's getting a little trashed to be honest. Enter it's new replacement. Same dusty rose color that I adore and it has wicked little silver studs all over the front. It's big enough that you can jam most of your crap in but it helps me realize what I actually need to go out with and keeps me from bringing the kitchen sink out with me.

Huge fan of the chain link strap and hey, it was cheap, so can't say I really care if it doesn't last forever.
Again, bought it a while ago (Sorry, been super super lazy with posting) but I checked yesterday and they still have it in this color,as well as black and white with studs, so there is a color to suit everyone!

Item: Dusty Rose Studded Bag
Price: $19.95
Location: H & M, White Rock Location

Come One, Come All

Here is me at my best, the whole "I'll take that in every color it comes in thanks..".
Truthfully, there are actually a few more colors to choose from, I just prefer to keep it basic so I can overdose on accessories.
For me, I don't like spaghetti strap style tank tops. My boobs are too big and I look like an idiot wearing them. I find the same thing happens that does with "bigger" bras, you still want something cute but that offers a bit more coverage.

I loved that these ones are slightly flared out at the bottom, but not too much so that they lose their shape. The neck is high enough that your boobies aren't pooping all over the place but you still look like a woman. I also found them to be super soft and they came in so many colors!
I bought mine in the middle of July so I went back just to make sure they still had them since I didn't post them at the time, and they do, and there is even new colors since then AND they were buy one get one 50% off when I checked yesterday.
Selection is huge, tons of solid colors and stripe option as well. Just remember that these are "Aerie", which is an area in American Eagle Outfitters that only Metrotown and Robson st. have in their stores, so if you want one, you have to go to one of those locations.

Item:Aerie Tank, Solid and Striped
Price: $24.50 each, currently Buy one Get one 50% off.
Location: American Eagle Outfitters, Robson St. Vancouver

Batter Up!

Oh my god I love so much Baseball style 3/4 length raglan shirts. If you don't know what raglan shirt is, look at the pic, that is a raglan shirt. This style is always used for concert tee-shirts, and as much as I love certain bands, I don't usually like the shirts. I do however have a Gorillaz one that I got years ago that has since become my bedtime shirt since it lost a battle in the washing machine and turned a very strange shade of brown...
Anyways, love this one so much! It's actually sort of transparent, so I'd suggest wearing a tank underneath or of course if the lighting allows, go with just a bra. It's thin and the little pocket on the front just makes it extra cute. I am in love with anything grey so I went for this color combo but they also had Grey with Blue sleeves and Grey with Pinky-Purpley Sleeves. Me loves.

Item: Raglan 3/4 length shirt
Price: $24.50
Location: American Eagle Outfitters, Robson St. Vancouver


I love hats, always have. I'll admit it, I'm a fan of the whole lid turned up circa early 1990's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air style, my grandma however, is not. I think she would say " You look like what kind of, Hoodlum". Granted, wearing the brim turned up does lend itself to judgements from the older crowd, but for me, I just dig the way it looks, and it doesn't interfere as much with my hair and make up. Needless to say you can still rock a baseball hat as it should be, just don't throw it on backwards or my grandma will think you are the one that robbed her 20 years ago.

I must mention that the herringbone hat that I picked up is almost exactly the same as one I've already owned for years. The only difference is this one is brown mesh and the other was black and grey with mesh. Never have I had so many offers from people to buy an article of clothing or an aaccessory as much as the grey and black mesh hat. Dudes, chicks, people seem to dig it. Sadly, it is was never and will never be for sale, but I couldn't believe it when I found this one that is literally identical to the one I have, only missing the Triple Five Soul barcode label. So, anyone that ever wanted that hat, now you can go get your own and get this, they were both only 5 bucks each! Score!!

That day was a good day. I'm saying "that day" because I bought them near the end of July. I was moving and honestly, have just been too lazy to post but I checked the other day and they still had some. Go get'em Tigers!

Item: White and Brown Herringbone Mesh back Trucker Hats
Price: $5.00
Location: Bang On, Guilford Mall. (Other Locations include Robson St, Davie St etc, look online for a location nearest you).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Because Fat Days never seem to go out of style

Damn, I really wish they would.
Anyways, when you are having one of those days where your mirror is not being kind to you, it's nice to have something that can be your friend. I'm going to give credit where cred is due, and that would be to American apparel for this body style (I got this there about 2 years ago in Heather grey), but Aritzia has done a nice copy job in my opinion, and unlike with a man, I am not loyal to any particular store. (Except Urban Outfitters).

It's sort of drapey, like if you get it in a size too big, there is a chance it's going to slip off your shoulder, which is a nice look if you're going for it. Me personally I went for a smaller fit since I want to wear it with skinnies when the muffin top rears it's ugly head. Super comfy and not clingy and again, available in quite a few colors.

Item: TNA Longlseeve Raglan Top
Price: $32.00 (Other colors are either $28 or $32)
Location: Aritzia, Robson St.

V Tee's

Just because they never go out of style and I wear them pretty much every day and with everything.
As per usual, the goal is to get every color possible, but when they make about 15, you have to draw the line somewhere, mine was 4. I'd put the white one in there but somehow I managed to spill on myself within the first 5 minutes of wearing it. Aside from that I'm sure you can picture the white, it's not rocket science here folks.

Usually my v necks are from American Apparel, but their wonky sizing twas I not in the mood for the other day.
I tried one on and bought the rest in the same size and they all fit, horay!

Item: V Neck TNA Tee's
Price: $18-22.00, depends on color (and they have tons).
Location: Aritzia, Pacific Centre

P.S I love you

As you may or may not have noticed, I've been on a bit of a non-shopping bender over the last couple months. Mamma has been trying to "sort my life out" and part of this entails paying for much bigger things- things you can't wear called Tuition.
That's right folks, I'm going to get schooled this September and I thought before I learn to play the starving student role (won't look good on me), I better get in some last minute must have's.

This was the first thing that caught my eye in a while and I thought I just had to have it. Usually in this type of jacket I would want a hood, but I'm digging the slightly larger collar which is a fair trade for lack of hood-ness.
Love the buttons, love the drawstring on the inside around the waist, love the way it looks, nuff said.

Item: Army Inspired light Jacket
Price: $88.00 (also comes in Grey).
Location: Urban Outfitters, Granville St.

Fundie Undies!

I'm a cotton girl and proud of it. Thongs are like a permanent wedgie, who wants one of those? Not I!
My besty has worked part time over the years at American Eagle and every birthday and Xmas, she gets me cotton undies. Usually about 4 or 5 pairs so you can imagine after 7 years of friendship, I've gathered quite the collection. I decided to try these fancier ones on account of my middle age, still not uber sexy, but steps.

So love them! I couldn't even feel them! I thought the little lace stuff would bug me but not at all. Like second skin these things are amazing, and super cute while attempting to hold up my rear end. Can't say how much I love them, or maybe I can , I bought about 17 pairs.

Item: Ultimate and Fancy Undies
Price: 5 for $15.00 (usually between $12.50-14.50 each!)
Location: American Eagle Outfitters, Robson St.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You're alright Tom.

I'd like to say I don't religiously follow trends or jump on any particular fashion bandwagon very often, but every once in a while, I have to have something even if everyone and their kid named Bella or Edward have it too.
First of all, kudos for making a difference in the world. The only thing I can do is make a difference in my bank account balance.
"Tom" as the shoes are names after donates a pair of shoes for every pair sold, so right there you can tell yourself you are being a good samaritan and helping the less fortunate while decorating your feet in some VERY comfortable footwear.

No seriously, they are ridiculously comfortable. It's a tricky business when a brand can both deliver in casual/cool factor AND be comfortable. As an added bonus, elephants on the inside of the shoe? Awwww, too cute.
Tom- you are okay in my books, keep up the good work, the good shoes and saving the world one pair of kicks at a time.

Item: "Tom's" casual deck style shoes in Army Green. (Grey and black also available).
Price: $50.00 (On sale from $55.00).
Location: Aritzia, Robson St.

Side Boob Re-visited

Back a couple months ago I got this tank from Aritzia that was really low in the armholes and I claimed I was going to wear it with my new hot pink lacey bra. Mission accomplished and I was really quite pleased with how the vision in my head turned out pretty good when I put it into "real life". You know those times where you buy something and you totally picture it with something else you own and then you get home and try it on and you want to smack yourself upside the head? To top it off, whatever it was is probably not returnable/exchangeable and now you're stuck with only the vision in your head of what it was "supposed" to look like. Anyways, moving on...

I really like the tank/cool bra combo, and I actually find this tank pretty flattering since it's forgiving at the bottom, and tight around the chest where most ladies like it. In true me fashion, felt impulsed to buy 3 more colors on account of them being a few bucks off. Aside from that I've always felt that there is no justification required when an item is less than $20.00. If you have to hum and haa over $20 bucks, you should probably hang on to that, just saying.

Item: Loose Armhole Tank (White/Heather Dark Grey/Heather Lilac)
Price:$16-20.00- depends which color you buy.
Location: Aritzia Robson st.

Romping it up.

So I have this navy cotton romper I got at Winners a few years ago, before rompers were "in". It's probably one of the most comfortable things I own, period. Like a cherished pet, that thing has gone everywhere with me. We're talking boat cruises, cabin times, Australia, not to mention I've worn it to bed a few times-truly good for everything. Everyone always likes it and asks me where I got it and sadly, it was so long ago and before rompers were all the rage, they were very hard to find and I was unable to help.
Fast forward to now where even little 16 year olds are romping around in my favorite attire, at least it makes them more available.
Now I've seen all kinds from denim to bustier styles, but I'm a fan of good old cotton. No point in making a romper sexy, it's perfect just the way it is.

Found this little guy at Aritzia, and it was on sale. (By sale I mean $5 bucks off so no hand clapping quite yet).
If you haven't noticed, heather grey is my favorite color on earth, so just felt natural that it came home with me to join it's friends found in my closet. Welcome home my new party/lounging/beach suit, the only thing better than the good ol' birthday suit.

Item: Heather Grey Romper
Price: $ 40.00 (on sale from $45.00).
Location: Aritzia, Robson St.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Welcome to the Family

I told you, it was jewelry overload this last trip.
There was this cool store in Alderwood mall that seems to mesh together music and clothes nicely.
I'll be honest and say if you are a wannabe rockstar, you'd love it.

Basically just some cool stuff I picked out, no need to blab on for this grouping. Frankly I'm exhausted from all this writing and shopping, I need a break. (Only form the writing of course, never the shopping).

Item: From Left to Right-
Big Beaded Cross on Gunmetal Chain-$19.99
Black thin Rosary-$19.99
Antique Gunmetal Ring w/white portrait-$15.99
Big Gunmetal Ring with Black Stone centre-$17.99
Location: Metro Park-Alderwood Mall, Washington USA

Rouched B-Suit

Along with Bra's, bathing suits are right up there with my least favorite things to shop for.
I suppose I can't justify why articles so small need to cost so much. It covers my ha-ha's and hu-hu, why in the world do these things cost over a hundred bucks?

I wasn't really in the mood for a new bathing suit, but I thought it best not to wait until I needed one, that way I lesson the pressure of picking something ill fitting and expensive because I have too.
I actually love this bathing suit, and it comes in all sorts of colors. There were polka dots, solids like purple, green, teal and yellow, and they are sold as seperates so you can mix and match. I love that there is a strap should you need it, but it comes off so you can rock the tube top style. It's also really comfortable and you can't beat the price.
For the record, I bought bathing suits before at Target and they still look great today, proving that cheap can most certainly remain cheerful.

Item: Mossimo Top and Bottom Bathing Suit (Sold Seperately)
Price: $ 17.99 Each
Location: Target-Bellis Fair Mall, Washington USA

Fun Earrings

This trip seemed to be all about Jewelry for me.
I got this set of 3 rosebuds and the pair of turquoise with gold stud earrings at Forever 21 for under 10 bucks.
I posted about these little turquoise rose studs I got a while back and people still seem to love them, so here is an updated version. When things are this cheap I usually buy 2 sets since I am prone to losing earrings and unlike socks, I don't fancy wearing mismatches. This time I only bought one and I intend to keep on eye on them at all times, until of course I find my next new favorites and these end up at the bottom of a drainhole.

Item: Turquoise Hoops with Gold Stud/ Set of 3 Rosebud earrings in Dusty Rose, Ivory and Black
Price: $3.80 each (USD)
Location: Forever 21 Accessories Store, Alderwood Mall, Washington USA

Best Supporting goes too..

I've recently posted my dislike for bra shopping and spending over 20 bucks on a boobie holster. I am surprised with myself that I found some that I actually liked, and they were under 20 bucks.
Some of you may think the larger boobed woman are blessed, but I call them appendages of the skin that require a basket in order to be able to function. Bigger bras just aren't nice looking and comfort goes out the window when something is required to hold up a couple of bowling balls. BUT, I found this one and liked it so much, as usual, had to buy it in two colors.

There is no underwrire,and somehow the straps are not adjustable either and it still fit me perfectly. Is this what it's like when you find something that fits properly? Maybe I'm one of those chicks who needs to be measured..perhaps my dislike is unfounded by my stupidity and/or being in "d-nial". I think I keep trying to squish myself into what is obviously too small of a holster, hoping for the best with not so hot results.
Love the leopard, love the comfort, love these bras. At $12.99 each with a $1.50 off coupon attached, this is my kinda deal,and one I gladly pass on to you.

Item: Wire Free T-Shirt Bras in Leopard and Black
Price: $12.99 less $1.50 instant attached coupon
Location: Target-Bellis Fair Mall, Washington USA.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Outift Ideas

From Top to Bottom:

Tank: TNA Heather Grey Tank from Aritzia-$22.00
Multistrand Grey Beaded Necklace-Mine
Bag: Cashew Clutch in Gunmetal Grey and Dusty Rose from Zara-$25.90 each
Pants: White "Legging" jeans from Zara-$35.90
Shoes: Aldo Booties and Shoes-$54.98/65.98

You can scroll through previous posts to find out more about each item, each has been purchased within the last 2 weeks.
Happy Shopping!

God is Everywhere These Days..

I have an obsession with Rosaries. Part of this comes from the fact that you can't usually find them. It's like men, you want one , or more then one until they are on your couch all the time and then you get sick of seeing them. I'm not quite there yet, but I always liked that I didn't see too many around. Naturally when I came across eight thousand of them on my shopping outing, it worried me slightly that every 15 year old who stole 20 bucks from mamma's purse can get one, I'll worry about that later- until then my obsession continues.

Picked these two up for a bargain at Forever 21 in the states. I thought the baubles at the U.S one were way better than the selection at our Metrotown store. Again, not knocking our Canadian doors, but why don't we get the good stuff? I was there last week and I never saw anything like these. Of course I had to buy both, I need one to hang from my rearview mirror and one to fend off Twilight fans.

Item: Rosary Necklaces
Price:$7.80 each/both colors
Location: Forever 21, Alderwood Mall, Washington

Hot Pink Flashes

Once again, sorry about the pic. I'm really not a professional and I don't have the skills or equipment to take really good photos, but hopefully you'll be able to see the colors.

I posted way back about NYC nail polish color being right up there with OPI (which dries out way to quickly in my opinion).
I've bought a few colors since then and in light of my new hot pink bra that will be showing out of my new tank top, I thought my nails should be equally spicy.

Bought 2 new colors for "Spring". I am usually a huge fan of dark nails, but one must get with the times/seasons and mix it up a bit. The one on the left is a bit more of a natural berry color and the one on the right matches my new bra.

Item: NYC Nail Polish Left: 244B-Downtown
Right: 236B- Greenwich Village
Price: $1.72
Location: Target-Bellis Fair Mall,Washington (But you can get them at London Drugs here in Canada)

Grandma- Cover your Eyes.

For how much I love clothing and shopping, bra's are just not something I care too much about, period.
HOWEVER, that tank I bought the other day...the one with the loose and wide arm holes needs a worthy companion. If I'm going to have to rock/show some side boob action, they should at least be adorned properly.

This one caught my eye when I walked in. There was actually another one in a slightly deeper reddish hue, still bright as hell that I wanted more, but they didn't have my size. Super pretty but the brightness gives it some pow! I ended up buying it with the tank in mind and later bought nail polish to match. Trust me, side boob will be very in this summer, make sure yours look great!

Item: Lace no wire Bra
Price:$ 18.99
Location-Victoria's Secret-Alderwood Mall, Washington

A Tisket a Tasket a 10 dollar Basket.

So I bought this nice little organizer to go in my bathroom drawer to keep my makeup from being all over the place and it always ends up all over my counter. There are certain things that are just hard to change, and this pattern seems to be one of them.

I decided since it's too much effort to place things neatly back in a drawer that I would have to find a new solution. I found this basket and it's big enough to hold the make-up I use on a daily basis and the other stuff can stay in the drawer. I can throw my brushes in one of the compartments and the rest of the stuff between the rest of the pockets.
That way, even when I just sweep everything off the counter, it still looks somewhat organized. It has a little handle on it too, which serves no purpose for me other than I justified the purchase going "Oh, but it even has a handle!!"

Item: Basket with compartments
Price: $9.99
Location: Winners-Park Royal

The Joc sweater.

So my best friend and I met over a mutual love of clothes,and continue to share the obsession.
The nice thing is we meet somewhere in the middle in terms of our style; there are things we each have that the other admires, and then it's like we both take a turn in a different direction. Joc goes totally preppy. She loves collared shirts, flowery cardigans, delicate jewelry etc. I go the other way and look more like a skid, rocked out and like I could use a shower. I love how we have a common ground and then we can look at eachother's choices and go "I don't get it".

There's a few things of Joc's over the years that have migrated into my closet. The jean jacket, the TFS hoody, the Kentucky tee-shirt, and it's only because I was never able to find one of my own that I kept hers. This time, I borrowed a longer grey sweater to go out one night since mine was in the wash and I knew I had to get one of my own.

Hers was old Navy. She always finds stuff there and I hate it. I always find stuff in Winners and she hates it, this is why we are good for each other. I actually found this one in Zara, and it has these cute little buttons going up the arm sleeves, a very "Joc" type detail. It's super soft and nice and long, but not too long with plain nice buttons.
Exactly what I want in a just throw it over a t-shirt type sweater, I was very very happy to find one of my own.
So Joc, You can have yours back now. See, I give stuff back-eventually.

Item: V Neck Heather Grey Button Up Sweater
Price: $39.90
Location: Zara -Robson St.

Bicyclette-Sounds so much cooler in French.

On our trip down to the good ol' U .S of EH, we stopped in at my favorite store of all time, Urban Outfitters. Not to say that our own location here in Vancouver doesn't stack the goods, but I am a regular shopper (weekly) and I hadn't yet seen this t-shirt, so I'm glad I stopped in.

They actually had 2 styles that had bikes on them, another one was white with navy and had some little red flowers on it, just for a splash of color- equally cute but I had unemployment weigh in and had to pick between the two, and this one won.
This is my kind of tee if it's going to be anything other than plain. Cute graphic, slightly longer in the sleeve (makes it more girly) and a bit longer and forgiving in the body. It's actually not a bad looking bike fact, I think I want one now. Great.

Item: Altru Bicyclette Tee
Price : $24.00 (U.S ) Dollars
Location:Urban Outfitters, Alderwood Mall, Washington (About 20 minutes from Downtown Seattle)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Check out my Guns/Side Boob

Pretty basic stuff here peoples-Heather Grey Tank Top=must have for Spring.

You can get one pretty much anywhere, but I liked that this one has layering capabilities or can be worn alone.
It's one of those deep cuts on the side, so no wearing the "ugly bra" on the day you pick this and put it on.
Why not give everyone a little peek of your taste in undie garments when half of you spend so much on them?
I have this black one with little pink rosettes on it that is my only bra over $19.99, and I want to show it off.
Yes you heard me right, I will drop $800 on a pair of shoes in 2 colors, but an over $20 bra is out of control in my opinion. I'll just leave it at that.

Item: Deep Side Cute TNA Tank
Location: Aritzia-Pacific Centre

White Lightning

Not really, but I just wanted to say the words.
So the Chambray shirt that I bought over the weekend...I said I needed white skinny jeans to go with it and here they are.
The thing with White jeans is it's not like I'm going to wear them all the time. They are going to get dirty, and trashed and I'm going to end up wanting a new pair eventually. Tis my theory on stuff like this- whenever something isn't a "staple" that's where I prefer to save than to splurge. At $35.90, I don't care if I fall in mud on the way home from the bar, I'll just go get another pair!

Bonus, elastic waistband! I know, I always thought that was totally mommy wear type stuff, but as I mentioned, the Aero bars I eat for breakfast seem to want to hang around for lunch on my thighs, so it actually really helps. Man I'm getting old.
For some reason, the pocket placement on the back is also has also helped my widening bottom look less so, and that's tough in white pants. See- through factor-7/10. The trick is to wear your greenest or bluest drawers (underwear) when you are out shopping for white pants to try and see how see through they are, then you don't have to guess.

Item: Legging White Denim Jean
Price: $35.90
Location: Zara-Robson St.

Chocolate isn't the only thing the Swiss do well..

I'm going to go ahead and say that I'm pretty sure Swissology is found in more expensive spa's, but don't quote me on that.
Correct me if I'm wrong (Amber), but if I remember way back, you had some of this stuff and it was mega $$$.
Well, this is again, why I love Winners. I'm sorry, I know it's a hassle to "rummage" through stuff, but I scoped these walking through to get to the mall, we're talking within eyeshot of a hallway, no digging required.

I bought the day and the night cream. I had too, I have OCD. If you have the day, you must have the night cream. I've also never used a "night" cream but aside from fat sticking on my body in unfavorable places, my skin looks like it's fighting the almost 30 battle and is starting to give up, I think it's time to give it some help.

Item: Swissolgy Day /Night Cream
Price: $ 9.99 each
Location: Winners-Park Royal

Note-Sorry about the pic, I have no idea how to make stuff not so "shiny"...Amateur behind the lens here folks...

Back to Basics

Anyone that knows me and what they might consider to be "my style" would say that I tend to gravitate towards rather plain-ish lookin clothes. Solids, white tee's and jeans is what I gravitate towards and where I go 'nanna's is with my shoes and jewelry.
That said, I can't stress enough the importance of good basics, everyone needs them and they are harder to find then you think. Even plain white tee's can fit differently and some look better than others, the trick is finding the right ones that don't look cheap and dress up nicely.

I found this tee first in the heather gray and decided that I also needed it in white. It's really light for spring and the cut is interesting. It's slightly longer and it's not clingy, and the not quite boatneck neckline is really flattering.
The white is a little more sheer then the grey, but I actually like the look of a black or red bra under something a little sheer- Haloween isn't the only time of year you can let your inner tramp out you know? At least this way , it might be what normal people consider "tasteful".

Item: White and Heather Gray Wideneck Tee's
Price: $19.99
Location: Zara Robson St.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What's my name?

Half the time I can't remember but wouldn't it be nice to be able to consult my necklace? I'm considering this an early medical alert bracelet, I like to be prepared if I fall down and don't remember who I am. I think I will inscribe "OCD Snobby midget" and that will be all the reminder I need to resume to my old natural self.

Actually, I just have a thing for dog tags, and these ones were sort of mini and cute, though I found them in the men's section?
I like how there is a little mini tag hanging off the other one, that way when I lose one, I still have one. Someone was a thinkin, you deserve a raise whoever you are.

Sorry about the picture, jewelry in general is tough to photograph, shiny flashes everywhere, it's moving..ugh.

Item: Gunmetal Twin Dogtags
Price: $10.00
Location: Aldo Accessories-Robson St.

I told you so...

Did I not? I said I was going to go back and get the little bootie version of the "back to school" loafers I got yesterday, and they just happened to have both colors in my size. So what's a girl to do? Buy both of course!

Truth be told, this style of shoe isn't the most flattering on us short gals. They hit right at your ankle which shortens our already short legs-but I don't care. So cute, so rocked out with the studs while maintaining a breathe of sophisticated air, I love them. I just feel my inner snot coming out as soon as I'm putting them on. They have little pulls at the back to help you get them on, bonus!

I almost bought the little shoes in black, but they ended up reminding me of witches shoes, insert cackle here. In short, wasn't feeling them, but you go ahead and give'er a whirl.

Item: "Depner" Leather Booties
Price: Black -$54.99, Grey-ey Beige-$59.99
Location: Aldo Granville/Aldo Robson

Note: Bought the leather protector with the beige ones, they are looking like they would take dirt on and lose every time.
They can also order your size if you go to the stores and they don't have it, free of shipping charges.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bag'em up

Not since those bags I bought at Plum back in the Fall have I been able to find more that I like.
I've realized that going to the bar with a bag the size of a backpack is not such a good idea. I love the look of clutches, but would lose my own head if it wasn't attached by my neck, so the idea of literally holding something all night is not for me.

This is like a happy medium. The bag is clutch sized, but has a chain strap long enough that I can wear it across my body, perfect for busting serious moves on the d-floor.
I think the cashew shape helps as well, it sort of "molds" to the side of your body. It has a little clasp so your crap doesn't fall out, but I wouldn't go as far as to say I'd throw some t-pons in there hoping for the best, but your wallet etc should be safe.
I fell in love with the color of the pinkish one, and went back to get the steel colored one for my friend and decided I needed that one as well. It has a cute flower print on the inside and the rock-ish chain strap is nicely balanced with the cotton flowers hanging off the side. It's all about the little things and this bag delivers in the details and me loves.

Item: Cashew shaped clutch with Chain Strap.
Price: $25.99
Location: Zara Metrotown

note-You might actually have to head to Metrotown to pick this up. I tried to go to Robson to get another one for another friend and they didn't have them at that location at the time, but Metrotown had plenty.

School is now in Session

Since I decided I'm going back to school, I thought it best to get a pair of "loafers" to go with the idea. I like how I use ridiculous reasons for making purchases. I'm so glad I bought that "meet the parents" type shirt that I still haven't used since I haven't managed to meet the man yet. Typical, but at least I'm prepared, so there.

I wasn't opposed to the whole menswear inspired loafer, but I could not find a pair that I liked. I don't do the two toned-Charlie Chaplin type and I don't do shiny, so I found it challenging to jump on this particular trend. Perhaps better late then never, I finally found my perfect pair of mens-inspired with a little touch of stud-which we know by now I LOVE. They also fall in the category of not quite beige, not quite gray colored...sort of a mixture of the two. In my opinion, this is a color of shoe that goes with everything-except the rain.

I'm loving the buckle, I'm loving the tiny studs, and more importantly, loving that they were on sale, which is why I had to buy them. A girl can never pass on a good deal. They also come in black ,and a mini bootie style as well which I plan on going back out to get tomorrow-will post pictures if the crazy strikes me to buy both styles in both colors as usual. There is something about unemployment that makes me go "Ca-Ching!"

Item: "Rask" Greyish/Beigish Menswear Loafer
Price: $64.99
Location: Aldo-Robson St

Note: They always give you the discolored pair to try on, the one where one was in the window. If you get the lighter color, make sure you look at them side by side, This Aldo was the 3rd one I went too since the other ones had discolored shoes and they didn't match.

Seriously Studd-ly

To all those people who say you can't find anything cool unless you are downtown (and if you say Main St. rules, that right there puts you in hipster doofus territory with me. Please take your white belt and head out to Strathcona where the cool kids are listening to emotional music ), check out this sweet ring I got in White Rock. That's right, I said White Rock, or South Surrey for you picky people since I know you are out there.

As already mentioned, Studs are sort of popping up everywhere and this one is right on the money. I love how it looks like it's "floating" on your fingers.Even for double finger rings that are starting to pop up here and there, this one is definitely different.
I like the confused looks on people's faces when they have to turn my hand over to have it make sense to them that rings can come in more options than the usual single style ring- get with the times people!

Originally a possible gift idea, I only got one and I'm sorry to say, couldn't give it up. Won't mention who it was for but I will say sorry to you anyways, you know who you are. I owe you and hope that you understand. All I have to say is MINE.

Item: Double finger Stud Ring-Also comes in Gold and Gunmetal
Price: $42.00
Location: Crush Clothing-South Surrey (In the new area near H & M, 160th-ish and 24th)

Ex-Yay on the Chambray

Chambray shirts are EVERYWHERE. Denim looks good on everyone,and not just on the bottom anymore.I'm excited to say there is such a selection out there that it's almost impossible to choose just one, so I now have two.

Way back in November I posted about a denim shirt I found at American Eagle Outfitters. Gosh Darn it they went and did it again with this sweet little number. It's the perfect shade of an all American faded out pale blue accented with another super hot trend coming up, studs. The studs are subtle, and line the back of the shirt. For me, it's all about the little things. This shirt has a cute flower print lined stitch in it, the snappy buttons, the studs, the perfect shade of blue to go with my not so perfect shade of God knows what hair color....Perfection, me loves.

The only tricky thing is pairing it up with bottoms. I attempted to wear it right after I bought it and realized I had to head back out for a pair of white skinny jeans. It's okay with black, but it looks amazing with white, mental note if you are purchasing one of these to go through your closet in your head first, save yourself the trip. (Which I was not smart enough to do).

Yay for Chambray!

Item: Chambray Shirt w/snappy Buttons
Price: On Sale for $39.95
Location: American Eagle Outfitters-Robson St.

Monday, February 15, 2010

My new Studmuffins

You know what I love? Finding something you like , but in another version, version just as cute.0.
One of my all time fav's has a little sister!
Check this link for a reminder:

Once again and I'm sure not for the last time, Winners has made me happy. I've also realized that I love Dollhouse Shoes. Not sure why but I always pick them up and I always like them and they are usually Dollhouse. These guys came in 3 colors, Red, Yellow and Black. I chose the black ones because the other colors clashed with my hairdo, and honestly I'm not a huge fan of red unless it's on my lips or nails.I keep wearing these little ballet flats I wore for "interviews" and I'm realizing they are quite practical, but mine were a little too cutesy for my usual attire of choice. These are purrrrr-fect, love em and I have the higher version for when I'm feeling a little flashy. Keep in mind, these are not polkadots (as some of you thought the ones on the heels were), they are silver studs.

For anyone who keeps saying you can't "find anything at Winners", here's proof that if you can, and why it's worth it.

Item: Dollhouse Silver Studded Ballet Flats
Price: $24.99
Location: Winners/Homesense-Cambie St/8th Ave Location

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ring around all my Rosaries

Yay! I found another one!
I don't have a rosary with a gold cross yet, so I'm STOKED. This one has some little bobbles around it too, like a little medallion and mini cross, nice. It's also made with crystal colored beads, which means it goes with everything.

I dont have to say too much, everyone knows if it's a rosary, I'll buy it, even if it sucks.
(But this one doesn't).

Item: Crystal beaded with Gold cross Rosary Necklace
Price:$ 15.00
Location: Aldo-Richmond Centre

Monday, February 8, 2010

Before and After

So, just for the fun of it, to humor myself that I dramatically changed my room by changing a duvet cover and lamps, I'm giving you the before and after pics. I get a lot of "where did you get those" for the pictures above my bed. I have 5 in total, and they are all shots by the same photographer and I love that they are sort of "raised" out within the frame. I just find them different and quite lovely indeed. I bought them at Urban Barn about 3 years ago and they were $75.00 each. I saw them in the Granville location when I got back from Australia and while those exact ones might not be there anymore, they have similar type stuff where they come in groups and you can buy one, two or a few.
I wish I could paint my walls but in the meantime, everything now matches and my little O.C.D matchy matchy compulsion can take a load off, until I decide that Bile yellow is the color of the moment.

Before Picture is up top, after is below with the new lamps and duvet cover.