Saturday, January 29, 2011
Hi everyone! I think I've been on a roll in terms of updating lately. I have yet another outfit post for you guys.
First of all, I am loving the ASOS fur coat. Every time I wear it I feel like I exude such confidence I never have thought before I had. I feel so warm and good wearing it, haha! Also... someone asked me on formspring if I wore parkas. The answer is yes, I do wear parkas and I do wear wool trench coats/pea coats but I don't wear those really puffy Michelin Man style jackets because I apparently (as told by my mother and boyfriend) I look weird and look like a giant marshmallow (which I find quite funny than offensive).
Jacket and Dress ASOS | Necklace and Ring Forever 21 | Shoes Thrifted | Socks Jacob | Tights Style 369 | Bag Paramix
My dog is creepin' on me again haha.
Anyhow, I was excited to get the camel ASOS curve jersey peter pan collar dress. I do have a few notes to make about it.
One, it's kinda longer than I'd like it to be on my 5'5" frame. I like my dresses to hit mid-thigh (yeah, I'm not trying to be modest haha) and it's kinda knee height on me, but that's okay. The fabric I found is REALLY stretchy and I am wearing a US 20 to be safe, but I'm positively certain it could fit perhaps 3-4 sizes bigger than me. Yes, I am serious. The waist is empire style and it's even kind of baggy for me. The arms are REALLY stretchy and yes, I do believe it could fit bigger. So if you plan to wear the dress and want a more snug fit, size down! I'm alright with it being slightly roomier, so no errors there. I adore this dress and I bought it in black too.
So anyway, about my day. I took my boyfriend out to dim sum because he's been telling me how much he wanted some. So here's some food porn for you.
Now I gotta go study. Which I probably won't until tonight. I probably am going to end up playing Little Big Planet.
Posted by Gazel M. at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Swamped with school work... and work. I actually shouldn't be blogging or be on the internet right now. I have 3 mid-terms soon and a paper I need to write. Knowing me I'll probably start on Friday or something... because I stupidly forgot my sociology textbook so I really can't write my paper anyway. Convenient? Haha.
Anyway, I needed something no-fuss (a dress) and something warm. Thus the birth of this outfit. I got my faux-fur jacket from ASOS yesterday and I love it. It's warm and I've gotten some compliments from strangers and co-workers. It's also kind of big on me but it's okay. My arms need some room, hehe. So yup. Even though Winnipeg winters are notorious for being ridiculously cold but today was one of the milder not-so-cold days, so if you're wondering how I can prance around in a dress and tights and no boots, that's why. (And my boyfriend is pretty much my taxi. Just sayin', haha.)
Dress and Jacket ASOS | Belt (not pictured too greatly) Thrifted | Shoes Thrifted
I'm tired. Like, really tired. I'm really thankful for today being such a lax day at school and work. A student I work with didn't show up to school today so I didn't have to work. Awesome? Yes indeed.
Posted by Gazel M. at 5:35 PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Hey everyone! Here's another outfit for today. I don't know if you've noticed, but I switched places on where I get photographed. I actually like it here better than the old place. (Too much yellow, it made the white balance of the photos all funky.)
I wore a skirt and tights because it's slightly warmer. (1 degrees C apparently.)
I am loving peter pan collars at the moment, as you can see. You'll be seeing some of that in my recent outfit posts.
As for my life, nothing really exciting. School, work -- rinse and repeat really. I'm still kind of sick, but it's more like an annoying asthma-induced cough more than anything. I finally got my ASOS curve parcel that I ordered in December. I'm really excited about it! I can't wait to wear the stuff I got, hehe.
Shirt Dorothy Perkins | Skirt H&M | Belt ASOS | Cardigan Gap, thrifted | Tights and shoes Style 369
So a little review of these Style 369 / Evans spotted tights. I was excited getting them and I ordered according to the size chart. They fit well but they ripped so easily and I wasn't being rough or doing anything that would make them rip! I'm so disappointed, but at least I bought two. I suggest snagging them up now because they're still on clearance. (At least on Style 369).
Have a good day, everyone! :) Or night. I'm off to watch some TV and do homework. (Boo.)
Posted by Gazel M. at 7:16 PM
Monday, January 24, 2011
Just a quick outfit post. Finally, an actual one since I got pneumonia. It's nothing too exciting. I got these trousers from Style 369 for 7 GBP! I think that's a steal because I plan to wear the heck out of them in the following months. When I buy things, I like to think of potential combinations and outfits. When I got these trousers in the mail, I immediately thought, "STRIPES. RED. LOTS OF STRIPES."
My dog is behind me, haha!
Striped Shirt Zara | Blazer Thrifted | Pants and Shoes Style 369 | Necklace ALDO| Bracelet Lane Bryant
That's how this outfit came to be. The pants are a bit more "hareem" that I expected. Baggy on the legs, not the skinny fit on the leg like I had anticipated, but nonetheless I like it.
I bought this striped top from Zara recently. I love anything with stripes! I also found this red knit blazer from a thrift shop in Ottawa. You might not see it but it has nice gold buttons.
I'll try to post more outfits soon in the week. Since I feel better, I will be dressing up more. :)
Posted by Gazel M. at 7:53 PM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Dress and Top ASOS | Tights Hue via The Bay | Shoes F21
This outfit reminds me of bubble gum. I don't know why. I guess it's the pink and light blue in this outfit. I personally would've loved to wear this outfit in the spring time, with some nice frilly socks and brogues. But for now since it's winter, it's this.
This is pretty much my natural hair style ... wavy. Actually, if I don't dry it/straighten the bangs it ends up even curlier and unruly than this. I guess it's refreshing to see my hair other than straight with blunt bangs.
I think I'm doing pretty good with updating... originally when I conceived the blog I had wanted to do daily updates but there's so much you can write. As you all can see, I am horrible with words. Plus, there's some days I don't feel like dressing up and just want to stay in bed in my pyjamas.
Are there days where you feel absolutely lazy and don't wanna do anything?
Posted by Gazel M. at 11:12 PM
Monday, January 10, 2011
Another day, another day of work.
Good news is I found a place in Winnipeg that sells macarons. Yes, they look horribly squished in these photos. But it doesn't deter from their awesome taste. Mmmm.
Top Old Navy | Skirt and Belt ASOS | Tights Hue via The Bay | Shoes Aldo | Lipstick Revlon Pink About it
Bad news is I'm sick. My brother was sick and then it caught on with everyone else in the house. I'm going to lose my voice ... do not want! Agh. I cannot afford to not work. I don't want to be too sick to work or do anything! :(
Anyway, TV time with bf and brother. Until next time!
Posted by Gazel M. at 7:18 PM
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Today was pretty fun. My boyfriend and I were told a certain exhibition was to close tomorrow and I didn't get to see it yet. Everyone and their mom (even my mom and brother went without us). So we decided to go. If you're from Winnipeg and want to go, there's still time. It extended it's time until the 16th. I definitely liked it. I've always been fascinated with human bodies and anatomy and the bodies used in this exhibit are REAL. The muscles, bones, everything is real. Afterwards my boyfriend and I went to eat... you guessed it, sushi. (We pretty much ate sushi lots in Ottawa too haha. Carb overload!)
Dress Mango | Blazer Thrifted | Belt Lane Bryant | Hat Simons | Tights Addition-Elle | Shoes Aldo | Lipstick Mac Ruby Woo
Afterwards we went grocery shopping (and I bought a scratch card. I won $5. I'm probably gonna buy another one. It's one of my treats for the month, a scratch card. Hee hee.) and to the mall. I went to Lush, bought some soaps because most of them was BOGO and I couldn't resist. For you Lush-a-holics it was buy one soap get one soap free... and same goes to holiday merchandise, including gift baskets! Such a good deal!
I'm probably going to play some Playstation now. It's only the start of the term so no homework... yet.
Posted by Gazel M. at 6:02 PM
Friday, January 7, 2011
So I wasn't able to photograph this in a quality I want... and the mood I want as well. I had just taken this photograph when I got home from a long day of school. So my hair is disheveled, yes? Haha.
Top Zara | Skirt H&M | Belt ASOS Curve | Tights Addition-Elle | Shoes Aldo
So I'm back from Quebec. Overall the trip has been great. I think I will post an entry later. I've been sad also, but now it's better that I'm home. I'm overall stressed right now not because of the school semester beginning again, but because my job cut about 6 hours from me. I'm really upset and pissed off, but what can I do? Luckily I have a side-job at the library.
I love this top. I bought it from Zara on boxing day. It's a size large but I managed to get it to fit me. I love the peter pan collar and the fox. I also am a lover of beige/brown things. So of course I had to buy it. It was on sale too!
One thing to say about the ASOS belt is that if you do buy it in it's biggest size via ASOS curve, it does NOT fit true to size. I had to poke holes into my belt to make it fit. Annoying. My boyfriend, who has a waist of 32/34" could fit the belt perfectly on the FIRST belt hole. I'm confused, but I fixed it I guess.
If you're in the market for tights and are Canadian, I recommend Addition-Elle's super opaque tights. They're a lot thicker, definitely opaque and don't rip as easily as the normal tights from Addition-Elle. They keep me warm in these Canadian winters.
I'll be updating again... it's just it's hard to get someone to photograph me when I just want to relax at home. Or if my photographer is at school. :(
Posted by Gazel M. at 6:49 PM