Friday, December 27, 2013

Before and after

Like most of the world, I get reflective during this time of year. Or panicky because a new year's about to start and I haven't done enough with my life or I need to do more with my life...etc, etc, blah blah blah. It's funny how a day on the calendar can spark panic, even if I have no reason to. Especially since I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. Just because it's another year, doesn't mean that it's the right time to start a goal. Unless you're really in the right mindset, you're not gonna stick with your resolution based on the reasoning that it's a new beginning.

So here's my little look back at my favourite style moments of 2013:

And here's to looking forward to 2014. I'm excited to report that I've been contacted by Tacicco and I'll be showing off some of their leather bags to you in the new year. Great structures, colorblock, and vibrant shades. What's not to love? 

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Friday, December 20, 2013

How to: Easy DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Tis the season for festive holiday sweaters. And while ugly Christmas sweaters have become popular, do you really want an ugly sweater or do you want a cute Christmas sweater with a few tacky touches? If your answer is the latter, this is the guide for you. I'm not handy. I'm not crafty. And I swear that if I can do it, you can do it.

What you'll need: 
-Christmas stocking 
-Needle and thread (substitute for hot glue gun, if you'd like)

1.) Find a Christmas stocking with a festive character on it. Bonus points if you find one that acts a bit 3D, like a snowman with its nose sticking out. I found one at the dollar store. 
Then cut it out and sew (or glue) it onto the centre of the sweater. Don't worry about the centering or stitches being perfect because hey, it's supposed to be ugly. 

 2.) Use felt to cut out the shape of holly leaves, then add pompoms together as the berries. I chose to put the hollies on the shoulder of the sweater so they look like little shoulder ornaments. Also called "epaulettes", if you want to be fancy.

3.) Use some garland to add some shiny bling to your sweater. Put it on your character, decorate the outline of the character, line the sleeves and/or the neckline of the sweater, whatever! Be creative and tacky.

4.) Cut out some felt snowflakes and stick them on the sweater. No two snowflakes are alike. But again, remember that this is an ugly Christmas sweater. The snowflakes don't have to be intricately beautiful. I folded the felt into quarters and cut a triangle into each edge and corner for this shape. Then, scatter them around the sweater.

And there you have it! An ugly, but loveable Christmas sweater that you won't be ashamed to wear in public. Super easy, super cheap, and a super way to get attention at those holiday gatherings.
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Catching light

It's that time of life when people start getting engaged. Similarly, it's that time of season when people reconvene, reunite, and show off their engagement rings. I don't know if it's just some kind of a switch that turns on when a girl becomes a 20-something, but I've taken notice to engagement rings sitting on fingers lately. Although it's hard to tell, because that just might be my short attention span saying, "Ooh shiny". For now though, I'm currently content with my gold ring that costs under 5 bucks. And it's prettier than some of the thousand dollar rings that I've seen.

Gold crystal ring c/o eFoxcity / Long grey cardigan / Pink sweater from H&M / Studded bow bag / Floral tulle skirt

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Sunday, December 8, 2013


To celebrate the end of the school semester, I did absolutely nothing this weekend. Well okay, I exaggerate. I really just watched Pixar movies and laughed at the jokes and references that I didn't get as a kid. And when I did have to go out, I went with clothes that would feel like pajamas. A dress is like a long pajama top and a sweater is just a short robe. And just to make this extra fancy, using a belt to define proportions really does the trick. As does jewellery. But we knew that already, right.

Grey Vero Moda sweater /  Black mesh dress / Quilted messenger bag / Over-the-knee socks

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Winter Stripes

Tis the season to go see friends and family and be merry and such. I like to dress up when I go out, since I spend the greater part of my day in my pajamas if I'm being a coach potato at home. But with cold temperatures, it can be hard to motivate myself to put on a dress. I made an exception though for this striped dress from Surfdome. I've been looking for a white dress for a while, and it's a pretty big deal that this dress isn't see through, which is especially unattractive in the winter when you're sporting tights underneath. Sure, it's a fun summer dress in essence, but under a few layers, it still works for winter. And if I do say so myself, it's still just as cute.

Vero Moda striped flared dress c/o Surfdome (similar dresses here) / Leather jacket / Black scarf from Dynamite / Knit hat from Forever 21 / Tall boots from Nine West

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