Tag: vintage

Clothes That Don’t Fit

Uncategorized June 30, 2015

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Dress (open): Urban Outfitters | Cropped vest: Brandy Melville | Trousers: Aritzia | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Purse: Miu Miu (its a hand-me-down / super old) | Arm band: Boohoo | Necklace: Fernweh

Hello…. people of the internet?

I know, I know. I missed last week. Even though the readership of this blog is considerably small, I still feel annoyed with myself if I don’t post every single Tuesday (I’ve only missed twice). However, not only was last week insane, but I also had no clue what to wear. Since I’m at home, my closet is mostly full of all my “rejects” that I didn’t take to the UK (meaning pieces that I think are hideous or too small).

Instead of completely writing off these items, I decided that this week, I’d give one reject a new life. The dress. Although it may look like a slightly oversized blouse, its actually a dress that’s far too short. Funny enough, I always discover that a dress is too short at the most inopportune times. Parties, windy days, dinners at grandma’s. The list goes on.

Thankfully, this Urban Outfitters dress is no ordinary dress. Button front anything means that it can be worn like a cardigan or an unbuttoned shirt. I paired it with these loose fit trousers to keep everything chilled, and the crop-top makes the layering look effortless and not awkward (like this sentence). Cropped things are convenient because they decrease fabric weight & allow you to wear more all at once.

As for the trainers, I’m still rocking the Vince slip-ons. They only leave my feet when I go to bed. Or take a shower. No lie.

P.S: I LOVE PARKING GARAGES AS YOU CAN TELL .

Be sure to let me know how you repurpose your “rejects”. See you next week! ❤

50 Shades of Green

Uncategorized April 28, 2015

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Jumper: French Connection | Dress [underneath]: Wesc Concept | Sunglasses: Persol | Rings: H&M | Trainers: Prada | Backpack: RAINS

Photo: Tanya Krotovskaya of @tanyakrot on Instagram

Hello friends!

Did the title get your attention?

As of late, I’ve been matching my clothes unintentionally. Whether its an all purple outfit to the gym, or this green look, it’s what I like to call a  “subconscious” way of dressing.

Right after this photo shoot, the sky started hailing. Thankfully, I managed to avoid it. However, this hybrid weather has caused me to wear shorter dresses with massive jumpers.

Despite the hail, I’m optimistic at the moment. All of my essays are done! In two weeks, I’ll be back home in Canada. Words cannot summarize how much I love Canada, and I can’t wait to attend the festivals this summer & intern at one of my favourite companies.

Thanks for reading! I hope you guys have enjoyed this week, and are inspired to try something new. Comment below: how do you deal with hybrid weather? Any lazy styling tricks?

Spring Day in Scotland #pastelsonpastels

Uncategorized April 7, 2015

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Sleeveless Trench: TopShop / Dress: Wilfred / Sunglasses: Black Market Vintage / Left Earring: River Island / Right Earring: TopShop Unique / Bracelet: H&M Stockholm / Bag: Auxiliary / Tripod: Manfrotto / Trainers: Acne Studios / Socks: Calvin Klein

Hello friends!

Within the last couple of days, Scotland has suddenly become warm. Yes. Really. I’ve been hiking a lot, enjoying the vitamin D before the reality of impending finals sinks in. Today, I actually bought gelato (wasabi — its better than its sounds), and the line was down the street. Coinciding with the sunshine and good vibes, I decided to rock out to Flamingosis and dress like a girly girl ’cause I’m happy. Life. Is. Good.

To keep comfy, I opted for my new Acne trainers. WARNING to those who buy them: blisters will happen. You will break them in — promise. For the beginning of the wearing process however, I wore cute socks. The habit has stuck.

On a different note, I just returned from an ice hockey game. Its making me miss home terribly (and our university team is pretty bad tbh haha).

Tell me in the comments: what’s your favourite type of gelato? Do my sunglasses resemble Stitch eyes from Lilo & Stitch? [**hopes they do**].

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post! I think Friday posts won’t be happening until the holidays, in which I will post 3x per week instead of once. I am stoked.

How to: Preppy Patterns & Classic Streetwear

Uncategorized August 17, 2014

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For most of the summer, keeping it casual has been my mantra. Nevertheless, fall is approaching (AKA my return to preppydom), and I’ve felt the urge to dress up lately. This Theory button down is a favourite (even though my camera dislikes it), thanks to its stretch fabric and classic stripes. Still staying true to my crazy style, I styled the button down with Zara shorts, my classic Adidas trainers (acquired at a garage sale), and a Smythe varsity jacket. The shorts and the top look superb together thanks to the angled lines on the shorts, which are basically the same lines on the shirt but thicker. Paired with super girly shades and a broken pearl necklace, this look reads “Extremely preppy yet extremely chill” at the same time. Who knew.

What I’m Wearing
Button down: Theory
Varsity Jacket: Smythe
Shorts: Zara
Trainers: Adidas
Sunglasses: Aldo Accessories
Pear Necklace: Claire’s Accessories

How to: Edgy-fy your Flatforms

Uncategorized August 7, 2014

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Flatforms are a trend that arose thanks to hipsters who wanted height without heel pain (not that I need to add height — I’m 5’11). These bad boys are comfortable, mostly clean, and versatile enough to calm down any outfit, all the while adding a “cool factor”. Unlike white converses, plain white flatforms are not a cliche, and they will conform to whatever styles you happen to be wearing. In my previous post “Athletic Two Set”, I wear them with a bright, Adidas two set. With the two set, the shoes take on more of a sporty vibe. However, when paired with a mod skirt and crop top, the shoes take on a whole new vintage-esque life. Now that you’re clearly won over on the value of flatforms, here’s a guide on how to wear them.

1. Show some leg: I personally find that flatforms (especially these summery white ones), look best on bare legs. Pair your flatforms with a high waisted skirt that is short but not too short (place hands against thighs, skirt should end where middle finger does).

2. Decide on the look you’re going for : Although flatforms are cool in theory for a skater look, actually skateboarding in white flatforms isn’t the best idea (I fell a lot — don’t do it kids). However, if you’re indecisive and want to mix decades (like I did), that is completely fine — just keep the colours similar and make sure that the pairing makes sense ( i.e: my “killin’ it” tee and a shark tooth, for instance, make total sense).

3. Keep the other vintage accents subtle: The higher the flatform, the more subtle your other accessories should be. My skirt originally came with a belt, but I took it off (since it looked too try hard wearing flatforms, a belt and a necklace.

What I’m Wearing
Crop top: Brandy Melville
Skirt: San Remo
Necklace: Hawaii (bought it when I was 12)
Flatforms: My trusty Supergas
Purse: Chanel (not mine)

Vintage Hunter: Scottish Village Edition

Uncategorized December 27, 2013

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After perusing through Net-a-Porter, I decided to end my online shopping addiction–which is easily fueled when one lives in a Scottish village. Most students claim that we have “no good shopping” and that constant online purchasing is “necessary.” To prove my friends wrong, I grabbed My Canon and my roommate. Check out my favourite finds!