Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Blue and white

There are times where I find a nice pair of pants, but I'm faced with two choices in size: pants that are super (almost overly) snug, and pants that are dangerously close to falling down.  Sometimes, it is better to get a size that fits a little tight, especially if you hold onto the optimism that you'll lose weight.  But for me, I prefer the pant with a little extra room.  I mean, if I really wanted to, I could use a belt.  But I prefer to let nature do its thing and just eat a hearty meal, then thank my smart thinking that I actually have space for a food baby. And I dub them "buffet pants".

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-Navy blouse from Jcrew
-White shorts from West49
-White tank top
-Brown booties

Sunday, August 26, 2012


It's funny how I can be terrified of snakes so much to the point of having to close my eyes while walking through zoo, to the point of refusing to eat fish skin because it reminds me of snake skin...yet I'm not terribly repulsed by the thought (and action) of wearing snakeskin pants.  I think I found the solution to my phobia: getting a pair of pants for $6 when they were normally $50.  Even if it is a naturally repulsive print, it all of a sudden becomes very attractive with such a beautiful price tag.

What I'm wearing:
-Snakeskin pants from Joe Fresh
-White tank top
-Brown pointy-toe heels
-Gold drop necklace

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Do you know what a belt is?  Yes, I'm talking about that thing that's meant to keep your pants up.

Apparently I needed a reminder that belts can actually be used for functionality.  I'd say I own about 10 belts.  However, I've discovered that the majority of these do not actually function as a traditional belt.  First, we've got our wide statement belts that don't actually fit through belt loops.  Then there are the belts that are meant to be cinched around the waist.  That's great that they give you the illusion of better curves and all, but they're not much help when it comes down to making pants snug around your hips.  So that means that the majority of belts I own either don't fit through belt loops and/or aren't long enough to go around my hips.  I feel like this is one of those "you know you're a fashion girl when..." moments.

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-Military cardigan from Forever 21
-Dark denim shorts
-Black skinny belt
-Peeptoe booties
-DIY duct tape clutch

Sunday, August 19, 2012

16 again

Anyone from my high school can tell you that it was (and still is) a huge deal for me to wear a hoodie, graphic tee, or sweats.  In fact, I lacked lounge clothes so much, I ended up wearing jeans as my pajamas to a few sleepovers.  Thanks to West49, I had the opportunity to re-live the memories of my 16 year old self's inability to shop for typical casual student wear.

If anyone's counting, it takes about an hour and a half to try on pretty much everything in the women's section.  After multiple trips to the changerooms and somewhat crazily talking to myself to hurry up and make a choice, I finally ended up swallowing my indecision and picked out a cozy flannel shirt.  Even more triumphantly, I also managed to end my quest for the perfect pair of white shorts that are thick enough to hide my brightly coloured panties underneath. Hourray for corduroy! 

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing: 
-Flannel tartan shirt from West49 
-White corduroy shorts from West 49 
-Knit circle scarf from Pacsun 
-Tote bag from Pacsun 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How to: Dress down a little black dress

If you're anything like me, you've got a closet backed up with pretty dresses that you rarely get a chance to wear.  Well, I got tired of my little black dress just sitting there collecting dust, so I decided to take it for a spin during a casual day out.

Unlike wearing it for a fancy night out, your LBD should not act as the focus piece.  Instead, think of it as a backdrop.  The key then, is to bring a relaxed essence to the outfit that will offset the natural dressiness of the LBD.  I did that with a chambray blouse and by putting away the heels and switching them for wedged booties.  The final touch was accessories.  Bright pieces work great against the black canvas, striking a balance between conservativism and haphazard fun.

Photos by Michelle CS

What I'm wearing:
-"Little black dress"
-Chambray blouse from Forever 21
-Black wedge booties
-Brown braided belt (came with the blouse- score!)
-Necklace by frAsh

Sunday, August 12, 2012


I was freaked out for a bit because I thought the leaves were already changing colour.  But it's only August...I'm not ready to bid summer goodbye!  Good thing I was informed that brown leaves right now are more probably the result of a drought we've been having.  Sure, plants aren't getting any water, wildfires are harder to put out, crops are dying, and food prices are expected to go up...but at least it means that I can wear nice shoes without fear of water damage.

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-Mustard yellow cardigan
-Blue polka dot skirt
-Camera bag satchel
-Nude platform pumps

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mary Jane and Peter

Mary Jane's got a bit of a new attitude.  Sure, she still looks like her classic sweet self, but if you look closely, she's also sporting a subtle edginess.  Before she becomes too over-the-top, Peter swoops in to bring back the balance of refinement with his gentle touch.

Guys, I'm talking about Mary Jane shoes with a Peter Pan collar.  Well I wasn't gonna say "Mary Jane and Peter Pan"...that's just weird.

What I mean is that by nature, Mary Jane-style shoes hold an adorable essence, but this eggplant pair from Vince Camuto is something different. Crocodile skin + a suede heel definitely add an edginess.  So to keep that good ol' classic essence, I added something equally adorable: a Peter Pan collar.

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-Eggplant heels from Vince Camuto
-Black lace dress (as a shirt)
-Peter pan collared blouse
-Tweed skirt
-Black clutch

Like what you see? Then you should 'Like' what you see.
This look is in a contest on Facebook. You should spare a click for me. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

The casual suit

Reason #528 why it's great to be a girl: If you wear clothes like a well-dressed man, you're considered androgynously stylish.  On the other hand, if you're a guy and dress like a trendy girl...well, there are just a few stigmas attached to that.

In our world of shaky economies and finances, I'd like to say now that being a blogger can come with health benefits.  Thanks to Firmoo, I got myself a new pair of prescription glasses.  In the past, I've had trouble with frames being too heavy around my ears or constantly slipping off my dimensionless face.  After wearing these glasses around for a while, I can safely say that they're super lightweight and come designed with a little nose stand to compensate for my lack of a nose bridge.  And the best part?  They came with bubble wrap.

Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing: 
-Red cardigan 
-White blouse
-Dark denim shorts
-Auburn glasses from Firmoo

If you'd like a pair of Firmoo glasses, they're currently having a promotion for first-time buyers where you can receive a free pair of glasses- all you have to do is pay for shipping.

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