Saturday, December 29, 2012

in the low light


everything thrifted except for the joe fresh tights

I'm gonna play catch-up here, in point form:

1. I think this is a new favourite sweater. It's so soft and cozy and the little floral details on the peter pan collar are too perfect. I haven't been thrifting a lot lately but today I found this sweater, the bag, and a button-up shirt with a Liberty of London print.

2. Christmas happened, and I got a sewing machine! I'm really excited to finally take up the hems on a few dresses and skirts I've been hanging on to. And to make some things I can't seem to find, like a perfect full black skirt.

3. My time is consumed with watching The Hills lately. I hated on it when it was on originally but I didn't even know, I didn't even KNOW. I adore Lauren and Whitney, can't handle Spencer at all and I have hearteyes for Justin Bobby.

4. I turn 24 in a week and I'm excited, in a bittersweet kind of way. Not so much because it's my birthday, but because it marks the end of the holidays and all the celebrations surrounding them! December has been fun but it's been a little wild, I'll be glad to settle into the new year quietly.



Thursday, December 27, 2012

one year of outfit pictures

My first year of regularly blogging my outfits is coming to a close! These were my personal faves from each month. I have a lot of sappy happy feelings about blogging on any day, but looking through these again reminded me of how much fun it was to go scouting for locations in the woods and finding ways to play with the light. This blog of mine might be a weird hobby but it sure is fun.













Tuesday, December 18, 2012

the season

dress: vintage | cardigan: gap | boots: thrifted | tights: joe fresh | belt: thrifted

There are jobs that slow down during the holidays and ones that get busier, and mine is one of the latter. For the past couple years I've stumbled through not being quite prepared for Christmas, and finding it sneaking up on me, but I think I'm finally hitting my stride with being able to pull it all together. The key is to do all my shopping on the walk home from work, and to make sure the dishes I make for potlucks will freeze well. And always, always have an emergency ugly sweater on hand.


If you're well-prepared, you'll have more time for the oddly stress-relieving practice of wrapping presents nicely. This is what I brought to my family's gift exchange (where I wore the outfit in this post)

Friday, December 14, 2012

jiggly horrors

I scanned and uploaded these a couple weeks ago and promptly forgot to make a post with them. These are from the 1967 Better Homes and Gardens salad cookbook. Barely anything in this book resembles what I would consider a salad today. If it isn't meticulously assembled in a complicated pattern, it is suspended in a shimmering, quivering block of gelatin. I would not make any of them.

why are you white
the end

If for some reason you want the recipes to anything you've seen here,

Thursday, December 13, 2012

don't look at me

sweater: madewell | skirt: thrifted | boots: thrifted | tights: joe fresh | belt: thrifted

I really like this outfit actually but my lunchtime just not working for me. I couldn't find anything I needed and I was being so clumsy and it was not helping my already irrationally angry mood!! I look like such a pissed off baby in all the other photos I took because I AM ONE. wah.

Monday, December 10, 2012

french girl

shirt: joe fresh (thrifted) | skirt: thrifted | belt: thrifted | boots: thrifted

wow WOW I can't believe I didn't think to shut the bathroom door. Ugh. anyway...

I am thinking very hard about getting rid of a lot of my clothes and only hanging on to the things I dearly love, and then starting over again with pieces that are more well-built and higher quality. Whether it's something I pine over for months until I buy it, or a lucky thrift find. Everything should be held up to the same standard.

This is stemming from a couple points of inspiration. This, and then this article from 1982 (!) and this post by Kallie. I feel like I'm overflowing with clothing I just sort-of like, that I thought would fill a gap because one or two details were right, even though the rest was all wrong. I just gave away some of these things - mostly polyester button-ups with interesting collars or prints. I thought I liked them, but in reality I was never wearing them because the polyester would make me feel so gross if I wore it to the office all day, and the sleeves wouldn't roll up the way I wanted to because they didn't have the right cuffs. So if I don't wear them, what's the point of ever having them in the first place? It's a waste of space, and money! Even though they were only a couple of bucks each at a thrift store. I have lots of favourite clothes, but all of my clothes should be my favourites.

(eerily, when I got back to work after taking these photos one of my shirt buttons fell off and I had to hold it shut with a paperclip all day. I do want a black and white gingham shirt, but maybe second-hand fast fashion is not the proper avenue for that.)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

earrings, haircut, cat

dress: asos | earrings: milk & amber | velvet hairbow: joe fresh kids

My friend Katharine recently started blogging about fashion, vintage and thrifting in Charlottetown. It's so nice to have another PEI blogger in the mix! She's also started a vintage store, Milk & Amber, for her finds. I love these teak candlesticks, this vintage YSL scarf and this colourblocked pastel belt


I also got a haircut, finally, from the always wonderful Erin Gillespie. Some time in the last six months, my hair stopped curling. I don't know how or why that would happen! I'm not mad at all because I've never had tame hair in my life, but I needed a new cut to work with the new texture. It's wavy here but I assure you those are artificial curls, my hair will not do that on its own anymore.

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