Monday, October 31, 2011

199. (Mellow Yellow)







Sweater and Chelsea Boots Thrifted | Skirt Dorothy Perkins | Tights Wal-Mart | Belt ASOS

Here's an outfit for today. It's chilly outside but not too chilly for me to layer myself in many layers of clothing. I bought another chunky knit sweater from the thrift shop ($5)! Can you tell that I'm obsessed with chunky knits? I've also been yearning for a yellow midi skirt since spring, and when Dorothy Perkins had this lovely skirt on sale I had to grab it quickly. One of my criticisms is that the skirt is a bit on the thin side as you can see, but it is still comfortable because of the elastic waist.



Did you also notice I cut my bangs to become blunt again? I feel like a quitter for doing so. I was growing out my bangs but I got so sick of it being in my face constantly that I went to the hairdresser across the street and chopped it off. I clearly have no self control in this regard.

I didn't dress up for Hallowe'en because I don't really celebrate it to be honest. I only like it for the candy. I guess if I had to go on a stretch I am a grandma. LOL.

Anyways, until next time everyone.

Friday, October 21, 2011

197. (Do the remix!)



Dress H&M | Belt ASOS | Scarf Forever 21 | Cardigan Thrifted | Tights Simons | Boots Thrifted Dr. Martens

Only one picture of this outfit. Why? Because my camera is sucking and I think it's time for me to invest in a new lens.



I can't believe I got these babies for $7.00 ... that's right, $7.00 ... best part about buying used Dr. Martens is that I don't have to wear them in so it's SUPER comfortable!) Oh, sorry about the fur. My pug sheds A LOT.



Beautiful detailing on the tights.

I'm trying really hard to remix my items as you can see. I mean, isn't it obvious that my blog centres around remixing? Personally I'd rather wear a bunch of items over and over again than buy one dress or one garment and NEVER wear it again. My mission as a blogger was never to flaunt my new items each time I do a blog post, and it never will be my mission. This might be how other people run their blogs, but it's not how I run mine. I blog for myself, to keep progress of my personal style and personal growth as an individual and to meet like-minded people in the world. Besides, I'm one of those people who really LOVES and wears the hell out of the garment until I get sick of it.

Here's reasons why I remix:

1. It's more sustainable, less wasteful.
2. Forces you to think about your outfits.
3. I'm not rich. (I never intended this in the first place. I'm not trying to be a fashion blogger who flaunts a bunch of designer brands and wears Jeffrey Campbell Litas. That may be other bloggers prerogatives, but not mine!)
4. I like wearing the hell out of my stuff.

There's lots of great remix blogs out there. My favourite is Clothedmuch.com. Elaine is a great blogger and is PRO at making new looks with what little clothes she has. She is my inspiration, do check out her blog if you haven't yet!

Do you remix? Do you prefer blogs that integrate remixing garments and outfits? What are your opinions on this issue? I'd love to know what you think!

In addition to remixing, I just like being cheap. I think I will make a post on thrifting and my overall frugality another time. Even though I have a lot of clothes, I don't pay a lot for garments. If I had a lot spare cash, I would definitely invest in brand new clothing... but I don't think that's gonna happen any time soon - that's the life of a student, huh? :P

Anyways, until next time!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

194.



My inspiration for this outfit was to keep it simple. Oh, you're all probably sick of the bag I carry around... I can't help it. It's probably one of the best thrift finds EVER, fyi. (Besides the chunky knit sweater I have on in this outfit.) I believe I was successful. I wore this to go to the mall and find my boyfriend shoes... and reunite with a classmate whom I have not seen in years.







Everything is thrifted except the skirt which is from Forever 21+.

I've not much to say else... I wouldn't want to bore you all that I'm drowning in school work. Yeah.

Anyways, until next time everyone.

Friday, October 7, 2011

192.





Shorts City Chic | Belt ASOS | Everything Else Thrifted

Here's a quick outfit post for today. I got new glasses! (Okay, I have like 10+ pairs. I'm addicted.) Today was date day for boyfriend and me... I'm still not feeling 100%, but truth be told, Gab and I don't see each other much these days. We both work and go to school and we come home at 10 pm... leave the house at 8 am... we need date time!

The weather isn't too hot or too cold so this is my outfit. We went out for a movie (go see 50/50! So good.) and now I'm going to relax!

Until next time.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

191. (Here's to Four Years!)



I can't believe it's been four years for me and my boyfriend! Time sure flies by. Today I spent my day eating... (unhealthily, I must admit. I went to my dad's house so we went out for lunch, then anniversary dinner with my boyfriend!) and thrifting, and just chilling at home.







Jacket Forever 21+ | Everything Else Thrifted

For dinner I wasn't going anywhere too fancy, we actually went to the Old Spaghetti Factory in Winnipeg. Now I'm not a huge fan of pasta but I did like their spaghetti. It's a very nice family restaurant with a kitschy atmosphere, friendly service and very inexpensive food. I had the hunter's veal (pretty good!) and my boyfriend had ribs. Holy moly, were the portions ever gigantic. Hah.













So here's some pictures of our day... again, my outfit wasn't too fancy. Well, to be honest, it would've been if I hadn't put the jacket it'd feel a bit too fancy... but I think adding "rocker" jackets balance out an outfit to become casual.

Until next time! I might not post as much this week because mid terms are coming up, and so are papers. Hope you all are having a wonderful evening/day/afternoon wherever you are. :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

190.



This is a quick outfit I wore to the mall with my boyfriend. For once, he went to go shopping instead of me. He needed new work shoes but alas, none to be found. Why is shopping for men's stuff so expensive (not to mention horrendous quality at that!) In the end I ended up buying a jacket... sigh. Haha.






Top and Mac Thrifted | Belt ASOS | Pants Forever 21 | Shoes Style 369

I think I'm liking my hair. I can't wait until it grows a few more inches and I have long flowing mermaid hair. Though sometimes I wish I could get scissors and chop it off to a pixie. I don't know how I'd look, haha.

Until next time.