Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I wore this outfit this weekend when I went a few hours up north for my Great Uncle Basil's 85th Birthday! It's such a blessing everytime I get to see him and his wife, Astrid. They live in the most beautiful little stone house tucked away in a tiny town of 400-some people. Their backyard has a pond & beaver dam and they own several acres of sprawling Minnesota forest. The weather was a bit chilly, so I dressed for autumn! I drew some inspiration from my father circa late '70s, early '80s. I was going through some photos the other day and the autumnal flannel was really getting to me. Add to that, my father is a bell bottoms aficionado.
Ah, the puffy vest on top of flannel. Typical Minnesota classic!
"Nice ride, pops!"
Some pretty cool polaroid for all your hipsters...I know you eat that shit up.
My dad: the original hipster. Complete with the flannel, worn out jeans, oversized glasses, ironic facial hair, and film camera!
I'm still trying to decide whether or not to keep these jeans. I just bought them the other day, since I recently gave away all my jeans since I couldn't get a single pair over my butt. My father (we should just refer to him as The Bell Bottoms Master, as he did wear them to his wedding) is convinced that they're slightly too long for me. Perhaps some hemming will be in order, as I do like the rise and wash quite a lot, and they were only $20. Bells remind me of Jamie Lee Curtis in the original Halloween, 1987.
Somehow this is the only full-body shot I could find of her, but you get the picture. I'm such a dork for this movie, it's easily one of my favourites & I love the fashion in it! When I was around 8 or 9 my sister told me that Jamie Lee Curtis was born both man & woman. As a young, impressionable girl, I believed her and to this day, can not get that out of my head!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I've been completely worn out from school (and it's only the 2nd week!) so I decided to keep everything pretty simplistic today. Plus, it suddenly turned very chilly overnight and layers were needed. I probably should've worn a coat. It's supposed to freeze tonight! I get so excited when autumn starts blowing in.
In addition to the top and the boots, I wore these really really old cut off shorts. I found the jeans at Goodwill a couple of years ago. These guys used to fit to perfection, but this summer I went to put them on and they split up the sides. You can probably tell in this photo, actually. I guess they weren't really made to fit the legs of a real woman! To be 100% honest with you guys, I've gained a bit of weight over the past few months, especially in the hips and thighs. In fact, I gained 10 pounds while in Europe, due to all the walking we did (with 20 pound backpacks!). And even furthermore, I'm completely okay with it! So okay with it, that I'm telling you all right now in a plea for girls (and boys) to accept themselves for who they are.
Anyways, keep your eyes out for some more autumn outfits from me, as well as those postings on eBay!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
It's a well known fact that the best thing after a hard day at work is to come home and find a package on your doorstep. Especially when the package contains silk flowers and pretty little gifts with which to pamper yourself with! And so I was in such a good mood when I found this Flat Iron from Misikko awaiting me after another day of endless 9 to 5's.
As should be known if anyone visits this blog with regularity, I have fairly curly hair. The photo above is good reference if you don't visit often. Or maybe it's just because I like taking photos of myself. Either one. Also, note the dark under-eye circles - first week back at university is always a tough adjustment!
They sent me their Best Flat Iron in a 1.5" width. It has both ceramic & tourmaline plates (which are in a pretty blue colour!) so that your hair gets super shiny & silky, and heats up to 450 degrees. My hair is pretty coarse and some of my curls don't flatten so easily, so this is a major bonus!
They also sent me this Shine Shield style protector from HANA Salon. It's formulated with jojoba oil, which is one of my favourite beauty ingredients. I often condition my hair and take my makeup off with jojoba, so I'm perfectly happy to find that this protector contains it. It goes on to leave a healthy sheen and made my curls look bouncy. It soaks in and made my hair all silky. Even after straightening, after the next washing my curls were bouncier and fuller. Ah, jojoba oil & your masterful healing powers.
And after the straightening! I seperated my hair into 3 parts (it's thick!) and it only took maybe 15 minutes or so to straighten. I'm in the process of growing my hair out and haven't gotten it cut since May. I'm a bit behind on that, so my hair isn't in the best condition. I like the look though, and I look forward to my hair getting longer so I can see it then. Also, the iron has a 360-degree cord, so you can do flips and create wide-barrel curls with it! I look forward to trying that out. As one last before & after shot, I did a bit of a misery-to-glamour strike for ya'll: