Monday, May 20, 2013


I've been pretty busy lately, between finals, quitting my job, preparing for Paris (I leave tomorrow!), and also throwing together a garage sale. I haven't had much time to take photos, etc. but my friend Tyler came around during the garage sale and snapped some photos. It had rained loads that morning and was freezing cold (miserable garage sale weather), but by mid-afternoon it had warmed up and was pretty steamy. I love taking photos with Tyler even though I'm one of those people who always has to make a ridiculous face for everything. His photos always turn out so much better than mine! Take a look at his stuff here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


I leave for Paris in 6 days and wanted to get some inspiration in for my packing. I'm watching French movies and trying to consume as much French culture as possible before leaving (I don't want to look like some stupid American tourist, of course). So, here are some beautiful photos, looks, etc. for some Parisian influence. If anyone has suggestions of places to go in Paris/France, things to eat, things to buy, etc. I'd greatly appreciate it! There's so much and I'll be there for a month, so I don't want to miss a thing!

Sacré-Cœur by saygin.dogus
Garden of Marqueyssac, France
Hotel du nord by Louise
Lace & Glitter by Leeloo
Looks by Sessùn
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Trompe l'oeil by Tokyobanhbao
the girls in Paris by Alix
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Untitled by MADBAR

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


I decided to take up Minnesota on the weather it's given me the past few days...and wear a halter top and cut offs. Without tights. Yes, sometimes my dangerous behaviour frightens me. But with an 80 degree day and these beautiful new kicks laying around, I knew I needed to throw together something good.
I've been excited about these shoes ever since yeswalker emailed me about trying out a pair of their shoes. I immediately started browsing, adding so so many to my wishlist, and then the tough process of deciding on just one pair. Right after ordering them, I texted my boyfriend to say, "I just got the most ridiculous pair of shoes yet...!" They're beautiful though, aren't they? And super comfy! I love the platform. It's so funky and like walking on rolls of toilet paper. That's the best analogy I could come up with. I couldn't think of anything else that was, essentially, a bouncy cylinder. You can find these shoes over at yeswalker here, or search through their other stock because they have so many beautiful shoes! I guess they have bags & accessories too, but SHOES. Also, free ship. I don't think anything makes me happier than a company with free shipping.
Okay, okay, that's enough now. But seriously, SHOES.
Something about the colour orange always makes me think of the 1970s, so I decided to play up that era a bit more. My aunt gave me this halter top last year so this is my first time wearing it. She sent it over with a bunch of clothes (e.g. this blouse, this other blouse, this other other blouse, this skirt, another blouse, and of course these shorts) however there was way too much for me to get to it all. So I'm going to make another attempt to this summer! All the stuff she sent over is '70s-era hippie, a lot of it is handmade, and all of it fits me like a glove. I love hand-me-downs
So, after that recent 15 year French study came out about how stupid and pointless (and possibly ageing) bras are, I've pretty much quit wearing mine. My breasts are hardly big enough for it to matter. I used to get all paranoid about nipping out, but who the Hell cares about nipples? The feminist in me predicts that this (a bra) is just another plot cooked up by some patriarchal white man who wanted to control women. So, screw him. I'm wearing a halter top! And no bra. Ha ha ha ha ha. (Also, guess who will save about $5 a year not buying bras now? Yupp, that's right - me.)
Besides the vintage top and the yeswalker sneakers, I'm wearing my favourite Guess cut offs and sunnies from here. I'm also rockin' the side pony again. Since it sort of almost mostly failed at taking on last summer, I'll try it again this summer. Everyone put your hair up in a side pony! Rock those ponies to the side!
When I put these shorts on today, after not wearing them for several months, I realised that I've lost a remarkable amount of weight since last summer/autumn. It was funny for me to realise this, too, after being told that I'm fat and need to lose weight in response to my last outfit post. I'm not sure where a girl who weighs 90 pounds and has a 23" waist is supposed to even lose weight from, so needless to say, I laughed away that ridiculous comment. Who even cares what my figure is like? I'm still gonna be wearing whatever I like.
So anyways, my main point was: for the past almost two years now I've been trying to gain ten pounds. I've been entirely unsuccessful and instead have lost about 15. Does anyone have tips on how to gain weight? I work out three to four times a week to keep my energy and appetite up, but it also seems to make my metabolism go crazy. Do protein shakes work? I need tips! I need to fit into my favourite clothes again!
Summer is here and I'm taking it back with a vengeance! Last summer was such a drag, this summer will be so much more productive. I already feel it. Thanks again to yeswalker for the sweet new kicks - expect to see a lot more of these bad boys - and everyone keep cool, stay strong, and be sweet xx
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Monday, May 6, 2013

they'll never hurt you like I do

I don't know if I should start out by apologising profusely or by just ignoring the fact that I went on an unannounced 3 week hiatus. Either way, I will say this: I've completed my 25 page senior paper and an 18 page term paper. The countdown is on: three more days of class, one more essay (which I get to analyse Queer Eye for the Straight Guy for, so I'm not even complaining), two take home essay exams, and one in-class exam (possibly two if I did horrid on my last communication theory exam - hopefully I didn't). This semester has seriously flown by! It may have been my quickest-feeling semester yet. It's insane to think that in 15 days I'll be on a plane to Paris to study gothic architecture! Gah, I still have to pack... I'm trying to bring only a few things, and for all of them to be positively French. I want to blend in and possess a certain je ne sais quoi. Any Parisians have tips? I need to look up what the weather will be like!
Either way, I most certainly will not be wearing this outfit on the streets in Paris! I love me my cutoffs and crop tops, but I'd stick out like a sore American thumb.
After warm weather, then snow, then rain, we finally have a day of weather in the 70s! I'd been waiting for some warmth to break out this new crop top from SwayChic. They sent it to me a couple of months ago along with this beauty but I never got around to showing off the former. So here it is! After some searching, I found it still in their stock (and on sale, so even better for you), so get your paws on this little crop here.
I decided to wear my new croppy (is that totally stupid or totally cool?) with some cut offs from little boy's jeans (I think from Gap, originally, but from a thrift store for a couple dollars), shoes from Wholesale Dress, my fav jacket from J.J. Basics, and brand new sunnies which you can find here.
The new weather is supa refreshing. I can't wait for summer! My last day at my job is on Friday, then finals, then I'm having a garage sale, then off to Paris, and I don't know what I'll do when I get home! I have my fingers crossed to be taking a web design course, and hopefully an internship. If any local businesses are looking for a communications intern, let me know! I'm tech savvy, ever so witty, and keen on just about everything. And I swear, I dress professionally sometimes. Right now I have my eye (and heart) on one for a progressive politician here in the Cities.
Anyways, enough of my chatter. Who wants that? Enjoy the rest of the photos which I took in the blinding sun! Since spring has sprung so late, none of the trees have leaves and everything was bright bright bright. I also am awful with a camera sometimes and so all the photos are overexposed. So enjoy that, too.
Thanks again to SwayChic for this badass crop. I was just browsing through their stuff and dying over the fact that I have no money. So many beautiful things! Check them out asap.
I promise that the 3 week hiatus is over. I'm here to stay and to update with goodies and to love you forever! Don't forget that you can now access me and my lovely thoughts on Twitter and I'm still on Facebook, too. I hope everyone can get out and enjoy the lovely weather happening in their area. Stay cool, friends xx