Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rock steady

There's a general stereotype that girls who are into fashion are all prissy and such.  I beg to differ.  My prissiness has nothing to do with my interest- that's my own fault.  Actually, I blame the genetics lottery for that one.

Anyway, you laugh now, but in the future or in some parallel universe, there's going to be an event equivalent to the olympics for fashion people.  Yup, that's what I'm in training for.  There's going to be a competition to see who can climb a mountain.  There will be two categories: speed; and wearing the highest heels/wedges without breaking an ankle or dying.

Seriously, take a look at the rocks I'm on. Good.  Now take a look at my platforms.  I'd say I'm doing pretty well so far, no?

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-Chambray blouse
-Red rust high-waisted shorts
-Steve Madden platform sandals

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dress shirt

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who notices that dresses are getting shorter and shorter these days.  To combat the potential of flashing the world, the common solution that I hear is wearing shorts underneath a dress.  I thought I'd change it up a little though.  What about wearing shorts over the dress?  Fine, so it's not exactly a dress anymore, but it still makes for a nice shirt.  Just make sure to fold the dress up neatly so there are no awkwardly noticeable hemline bumps under the shorts.

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-Blue floral dress (top) 
-Pink high-waisted shorts 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dancing at her funeral

I'm not one for name brands.  In fact, I really don't care.  More money means better stitching, higher quality, and better fabrics?  Sure, I get that (when applicable).  But it also means more cost and more tears for my bank account.

Though in this case, I really couldn't resist the urge for a French Connection dress.  Normally, I'd never spring $200 on a dress.  Unless it's on sale for $30.  Score!

Frankly, I really don't have an eye for the specialty of designer items.  This looks like it could pass for a cheap dress to me.  In fact, I think I own $20 dresses than I like more than this dress.  I may actually be more in love with its pricetag than the actual design.

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-Black lace French Connection dress (from Winners)
-Gun metal platform heels
-Studded necklace

Monday, May 21, 2012

Take that, dryer monster!

Perhaps I'm just a complete domestic fail, but I find myself losing quite a few shirts to the dryer monster.  Y'know, that thing that tatters delicate materials, shrinks perfectly good clothes, and eats up missing socks.

So to combat that, I've started to salvage my shrunken shirts.  In my definition of DIY, I consider cutting off sleeves to be perfectly acceptable.  So now, like the tartan piece in my photos, I have a bunch of vests and tank tops.  That's right, dryer monster- you may have taken my single socks, but I've outsmarted you on the shirts!

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-White graphic t-shirt
-Black and white tartan shirt
-Navy suspenders from Forever 21 Men's

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pretend that you wanted lemons

This is a terrible skirt.

It didn't begin that way though.  I mean, with a neutral colour that goes with pretty much everything, a classy panel design, and a $13 pricetag, how could I go wrong?

Let it be noted that the skirt has a lining that causes it to shift.  I didn't know that when I wore it for these quick photos.  I also didn't notice as I got dressed for work one day.  I definitely noticed when the zipper at the back found itself to the front of my outfit.  Okay, quickly shifted it back in an empty elevator, and I was good to go again.

But going back home, I noticed hat the zipper was shifting again and quickly finding itself to my side.  Well, when life gives you lemons, pretend that you wanted lemons.  So for the rest of the day, I walked with my bag strategically hung over my elbow so my hand would be in a subtle position to hold my skirt in place as I walked.  I kept the zipper at the side of my dress so I could keep track of where it was, preventing it from being at a noticeably awkward (and obviously unintentional) position. Zipper at the back?  Naw, it's a side zipper.  It's supposed to be like this.

What I'm wearing:
-Taupe skirt from Forever 21
-Beige and white striped sweater
-Nude heels

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The summer eulogy

By the time you read this, it will be too late.

My feet will have already given out from bad decisions of deceiving footwear, which should also be recognized as potential torture measures.
My head is in a state of delusion and faintness. Caused by the desire for youth on a whim, I believe the term at hand is "nausea caused by swinging at the playground".
My throat bears a ghastly sound, one that strikes fear in others; one associated with contamination.
The demons have cast a truly terrifying condition on me- one of irony and dispair:
The summer cold.

So fair people, remember me as I was- in a state of spirit and cute business attire.
For tomorrow, my ghost will be seen mindlessly walking the halls of the office; resting only once the routine cubicle seat is found.
The sight will be horrid, I warn you.
With a pale complexion, tired eyes, and unkempt hair, the greatest sin is found yonder.
Gripped with sickness and apathy, I had no choice.
I cannot fathom the thought of my own appearance, but I hope that you are more understanding than I.
I apologize deeply for wearing sneakers to work.
Please, forgive my sin.

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-Black boyfriend blazer from H&M
-Striped top
-Grey tweed skirt from Suzy Shier
-Black peeptoe booties
-Pink bag

Good grief, someone bring me some medicine, caffeine, and/or some cheer!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Put a [customized] ring on it

I know what you're thinking. You're pondering your worst fear.
(Aside from death, snakes, spiders, heights, and dirty restaurants...) 
Your worst fear is getting an engagement ring or wedding band that you hate. That you will be stuck with for the rest of your life. 
Or on the flip side, giving her an engagement ring or wedding band that she hates. That she will hold against you for the rest of your life. 

Luckily for you, Anjolee has the solution. 

Anjolee offers a wide selection of high quality jewellery, with the best feature being that their pieces are customizable to fit your tastes.  Upon choosing a design, you can then choose the details of your jewellery with different metal types, carat weight, diamond quality, and more.  This way, you can specify the pieces to fit your (or her) tastes, and your budget. Seriously, nothing says "I love you and I'm a sweet romantic" like a ring designed specially for the love of your life. 

In addition to diamond wedding bands and engagement rings, Anjolee offers customizable bangle bracelets, earrings, and necklaces too.  

Even if you're not thinkin' wedding bells in the near future, take a browse around the site- their selection might give you some ideas that you can add to your 'perfect wedding must-haves' list. 

P.S. Silver/white gold band + round diamond shape.  Kinda like in the first picture. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Office romance

After a week on the job, here's what I've learned: search engines take the titles of posts very literally.  So with my choice of title today, I may be subjecting my blog to pop up on search results of curious workers looking for answers to whether it's okay to be smitten with co-workers or lovebirds looking for stories as a glimmer of hope (or justification).

Alas, you'll find nothing like that here. I'm talking romantic clothing for the office. Y'know, pale tones, lace stuff, pretty bows, vintage motifs...that kinda stuff.  A little too bland for my taste actually.  I prefer adding accents of black for a little bit of an edge.  Speaking of edges...which leads to spikes...what do you think is the maximum acceptable height for a heel at work?

What I'm wearing:
-Lace top
-Black bag
-Blush skirt
-Black peeptoe heels

Thursday, May 3, 2012

No such thing

In my last post, I danced around the idea that I wasn't quite ready for serious grown-up work clothes.  Being in a store filled with classy office attire at JACOB, my tangential brain had a brief freakout regarding my *almost* lost youth with only a year left of undergrad until I'm thrust into "the real world".  It was then that my my eyes went to a simple racerback tank top with enough detailing to make it different from the typical.  With its bright pink colouring, it was still cut to be casual for any student, yet a definitely staple piece once I am in the workforce.  It pretty well matches just about any neutral work pant/skirt, with just enough vibrancy to say, "hey look, I'm in colour and I refuse to melt into the mundane monotone world of cubicles!"

I'd be more afraid of the real world if John Mayer hadn't already told me that it's just a lie.

What I'm wearing:
-Pink tank top from JACOB 
-Chambray blouse from Forever 21
-Tan shorts
-Brown heeled booties

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