Monday, May 27, 2013

"You could kill someone with your necklace".




... As the title of this blog post says, my friend told me this past weekend that he was scared of my necklace because I could kill someone with it. It looks pretty dangerous but I don't think it can kill anyone - the metal is hollow and the spikes have rounded edges. A person would have to try very hard to try and injure someone with this.

Anyway! I got my new Zatchels satchel in the mail. After waiting a month to get it, it's finally here. I nabbed this baby for less than $100 at 17 inches during the 50% off Zatchels sale. I like the bag because I love brown bags in general and I've been wanting to try Zatchels to see how it compares with Leather Satchel Co. and Cambridge Satchel. I think I may write a review on all 3 bags (I have 2 other similar ones) to compare the quality and look - they're different enough in price points and in quality to warrant a review.


Outfit details:
Dress: ASOS (get it here)
Jacket: New Look Inspire (similar here)
Sandals: Payless (similar here)
Bag: Zatchels (get it here)
Necklace: Forever 21
Lipstick: Mac Ladybug (get it here)

This past week-- besides being sick, and besides the usual, I've gone to the movies with some friends. I saw Iron Man 3, The Great Gatsby, and Star Trek 2. I liked Iron Man and Star Trek despite hating action-type films and to my surprise I hated Gatsby the most because I felt it was too ostentatious and flashy and did not hold true to the book - at least Carey Mulligan was pretty, and so was Leonardo Di Caprio... I have to admit the costumes were nice but that's it. 

The fun is over I guess, school's in session again and I should be studying. A few more weeks and I'm done for the summer. 


Sunday, May 26, 2013



Outfit details:
Top: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Skirt: ASOS (similar)
Flatforms: ASOS
Bag: Leather Satchel co. (get it here)
Necklace: Torrid
Lipstick: Mac Ruby Woo (get it here)


Hey everyone. This is an outfit I wore last week. I haven't gotten around to posting this until now! I'm super busy at school since it is Spring session -- more coursework and projects all condensed in a few weeks time. I'm missing the blue skies in this picture because lately it's been gloomy and rainy and because of that I'm stuffed up and sick too, which I'm not too pleased about because I've got a mid term on Tuesday and I work all week so I cannot afford to be sick. :(

I've been drinking herbal teas (Cold 911 from Davids Tea always cheers me up and makes my colds a bit better), eating soup, and I'm trying to keep warm. How do you cope when you're sick? Tips are very much appreciated!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Splash o' red

 
Outfit details:
Top: New Look Inspire (similar here)
Jacket: New Look Inspire (similar here)
Skirt: Gifted, Dolce Vita (similar here)
Necklace: Torrid
Wedges: ASOS (similar here)
Bag: Leather Satchel Company (get it here)
Watch: Casio (get it here)

 Hey everyone, I'm just doing a quick outfit post update! I think I'm getting the hang of posting daily outfit posts (although it's not totally daily). It's definitely a lot more frequent than before. Last year, I think I had 0 outfit posts for May. That's just unacceptable. I'm definitely making up for it now. One of the reasons why I'm posting so frequently too is because Gab is home more often and the weather is better now -- no more snow, so I'm more motivated to "dress up" and take pictures.

Today was an average day, you know, the daily grind: school and work. It was warm and windy hence why I am wearing this jacket that you probably all are sick of seeing because I wear it for every damn outfit post, haha. Anyway, the rest of my day will be equally average as I will be writing papers for homework. Fun! Not. :P Especially when it's a first year English class. ZZzzz.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Weekend outfits




Saturday's outfit.

Outfit details:
Sweater: Nordstrom (similar)
Jacket: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Disco Pants: Simply Be (get it here)
Shoes: Kohl's
Bag: H&M

Sunday's outfit.

Outfit details:
Top: Thrifted (similar)
Jacket: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Skirt: ASOS (get it here)
Shoes: DSW (similar)
Ring: Icing
Bag: H&M

Hello everyone! Just a quick outfit post update for today. I was out for most of the weekend - from yard sales, to get-togethers, thrift shopping, and going on dates. I haven't had much time at home to go write a blog post. It's Sunday night now and I have to get ready for another week of school and work. Sigh. There's problems with my university account and it STILL hasn't gotten resolved. Lovely. I hate bureaucracy, haha. Anyway, that'll be fun to try and resolve THAT for tomorrow. Plus, I already have loads of assignments due for this upcoming week. :P

See you all next time!
PS: My giveaway is ending soon, enter here to have a chance to win!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Outfit details:
Dress: ASOS (similar
Jacket: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Bag: H&M
Shoes: Thrifted
Lipstick: Mac Ruby Woo (get it here)
Blush: Nars Super Orgasm (get it here)




Contacts today! This outfit was going to be for a trip to the movies. To see Iron Man 3, in fact. I wore contact lenses because we were going to see it in 3D and I did not want to stack glasses. However our plans didn't come into fruition and I ended up just staying at home and watching movies in bed. Even so, watching movies at home while looking cute hurts no one. So far we watched American Psycho and Equilibrium. Gab and I have to sleep a bit early today though because we're going to a community yard sale and we want to look at all the stuff.

See you all next time. Maybe I will have an outfit post tomorrow. Despite being swamped with schoolwork (omg, writing creative papers like English is the absolute worst when you're used to social science), I think I'm doing good with outfit posts so far. I am trying to be more diverse in my blog content. The next thing on the list is to make a new blog layout, change my URL (to gazelma.com), and to try and gradually shift my blog from solely fashion to an all-encompassing blog.

By the way, don't forget to check out my giveaway!

Review: Eye Candys Neo Dali Toric Circle Lens

I've always wanted to try toric circle lenses, but the really expensive price tag puts me off. Most circle lens retailers sell theirs for $70 a pair. Consider normal priced circle lenses are $15-25 a pair. It almost feels like robbery, but then I remember that toric lenses everywhere are so EXPENSIVE.
Trying to find affordable toric circle lenses is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. It's difficult to find and nearly impossible-- but it is possible to find them. I'm pleased to announce that I found a retailer that sells them at a reasonable price.

Eye Candy's sells their toric circle lenses from $48-$63. Yes, they are still quite pricy compared to the non-torics, but if you have astigmatism you may be left with no choice. As an Asian girl, I too have fallen for the circle lens craze. They've become an essential part of my beauty routine when I'm not wearing glasses. I have small eyes and circle lenses give me enlargement that I need. So toric lenses are a life saver. 

I digress, Eye Candy's  was nice enough to send me a pair of torics to review. They sent me Neo Dali Extra Brown toric lenses. I was ecstatic because when I used to wear regular circle lenses Neo Dalis were my circle lens of choice as they are the most natural looking and are the most comfortable at 45% water content. Without further ado, here's my review on these lenses.


Friday, May 10, 2013

REVIEW: Missha "The Style HD Viewer 270" Mascara Primer and Blinc Amplified Tubing Mascara

I've always wanted to do beauty reviews on this blog but I never felt that I was good enough. Even now, I feel like a fool because I'm not an expert or anywhere near a guru when it comes to makeup. I only have one routine and I seem to wear the "same face" all the time, give or take. Regardless, I got some feedback about what my readers wanted out of my blog, and some people said they wanted to see beauty posts and reviews. Again, what I am about to post is my opinion and I will try to be as informative as I can be. Just a disclaimer, I bought all the items in this review so it is not sponsored.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"What do you mean it's orange?"

It's a known fact amongst the people closest to me that I can't see colours properly. Really. I don't know if I'm colour blind or what, but I just know that I can't distinguish between certain colours. Sometimes I mistake cream or beige for white, navy for black, and orange for red are amongst the colours I mess up on. This sweater is no exception to that. In fact, I thought it was red -- like a bright red when I bought it in the store. I was excited to have bought a slouchy sweater in red because it seemed like forever that I was searching for the perfect red sweater! Sweaters are a big deal for me because I wear them all the time, even in the scorching heat.

Anyways, when I got home I was gushing about how I scored a beautiful red sweater... only for my fiance to tell me in a deadpan voice, "Gazel... it's not red. It's ORANGE." I was horrified because A) I hate the colour orange with a passion, B) WTF. I THOUGHT IT WAS RED. I kept insisting it was red, damn it, not orange! I did NOT buy an orange sweater. I can't explain my ardent hatred for orange, I just knew that I hated it ever since I was a kid and my dad even makes fun of me for it because I bought him an orange T-shirt one time for father's day ... but this was back when I was 14-15 years old and I was enjoying my newfound freedom of having a job. Anyway, that's a story for another day.
So then I get to work and my co-worker tells me, "I like your orange sweater." And I'm like, "What. I thought it was red! What do you mean it's orange?!" Then I get other people telling me it is indeed orange. Another person told me another time I was wearing this same sweater, "I like how orange looks on you." So I guess it's orange and clearly, I can't tell the difference. It still looks red to me. Oh well.




Outfit details:
Top: Winners
Jacket: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Pants: Simply Be (get it here)
Shoes: Penningtons (get it here)
Bag: Leather Satchel Company (get it here)
Watch (not pictured): Casio (get it here)

Orange or not, I still like this sweater. It was perfect to wear for the chilly day we're having today. It's nice and comfortable, but it's being worn down because my pug likes to dig her claws into my flesh but in the process my sweater threads get all ruined and there's annoying holes and threads sticking out now. These pants I'm wearing are also a favourite of mine and I have been dying to wear them since I got it from Simply Be (thanks Hannah by the way for mailing it to me, you're the best) -- however, they were WAY too long before. The handy thing about having a mom who knows how to use a sewing machine is that she hems and tapers stuff for me. These used to be down to my ankles... and the sad thing is that they are apparently supposed to be capri pants. Which clearly, they were not on me. So now I made it capris on me, haha.

So, enough of my rant about orange sweaters and my pants. I'm going to end this entry here because I have to study and do some reading. I hate English class. Unfortunately I have to take an elective that's not sociology. What I like about writing for the social sciences is that it's typically straight to the point with little pretentious and flowery writing (at least compared to English). I'm not into poetry and all that stuff.

Anyways, until next time. Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Flower Power



Outfit details:
Top: Thrifted (similar)
Pants: ASOS (get it here)
Shoes: Kohl's
Bag: Leather Satchel Company (get it here)
Necklace: Torrid
Watch: Casio (get it here)


When I think of Spring, I think florals. Original, right? It's true though! I've reserved all my florals for the spring and summer season. I've been DYING to wear these ASOS Curve floral peg leg trousers since I bought them, but I couldn't be arsed to wear them in the winter. However, another problem that prevented me from wearing these in public was that when I first got them in the mail (remember this review here) I noted the peg leg trousers were long and baggy so they looked like pyjamas instead of... well, trousers -- and it looked nothing like the model. My mom is awesome and she tailors stuff for me all the time. This weekend she hemmed and tapered a bunch of my pants, including these. Ta da! Now it looks like peg leg trousers. The thing about being so disproportionate and short is that nothing fits ... especially trousers. Everything is too long, too baggy on the legs, but perfect on the stomach. If I had to buy peg leg trousers again from ASOS I would size down for sure.

Giveaway will be announced very shortly! Thank you all for being loyal readers to my little corner of the internet. As always, until next time. xo

Another sunny day






Outfit details:
Top: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Skirt: Simply Be (get it here)
Wedges: ASOS (get it here)
Belt: ASOS
Watch: Casio (get it here)
Bag: H&M
Necklace: Forever 21

Today I went to a barbeque with some friends and it was a beautiful sunny day with a slight breeze. We hung out, sat at the deck, and ate some salads and hamburgers while catching up on things. For that short time I really felt like there was no sense of burden or responsibility. Yet now, as I sit here in my room and blog, I'm back at my moms and I'm dreading that tomorrow, it's back to the old grind: school. It felt like my "vacation" was nonexistent. I truly only had 4-5 days of "spring vacation" -- I am truly envious of my friends who had only exams, no final papers, and got several weeks off! Grr. At least it'll be a short course load this term. I'm taking an introduction to creative writing and reading class (I need electives) and a gender and organisations course in the Women's and Gender studies department. I have apparently exceeded the amount of credits needed in sociology so I need to take electives in order to graduate next year. Haha. I'm also working this summer, and the thing about spring/summer classes is that the workload is so condensed so I have no time. I'm literally at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 9 pm. The rest of the week I'm at a usual 9-5 schedule though. So yeah, that's my pending schedule for the summer and I hope it goes fast because I want a break before the big stuff starts next year... like doing a bunch of methods courses and my honours/undergrad thesis, and applying to Master's programs.

SO. Back to the clothes since I keep babbling about school. As you all probably have gathered by my last few posts, I've been staying at my dads house. I packed a few clothes in a suitcase so I apologise if I keep repeating the same shit in my outfits. There's only so much I can do, especially since I can't pack my whole wardrobe into my suitcase. I think I did good! I love wearing sleeveless and bare leg, even if I am a bit insecure about my arms. Gotta love yourself, right? :P

As always, until next time.

Oh, and:

I will also post my giveaway(s) this week. So look out for a circle lens giveaway and review, and my final giveaway! (I hope you all like tea, hehe.)

AND, I also ended up giving my dad a gift card for his birthday. He liked it! As for the TV/movie suggestions, thanks everyone! We downloaded Sailor Moon, lol, and we'll see how it goes. I haven't watched that in forever...

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Galaxy of the Lost





Outfit Details:
Dress: Simply Be (get it here)
Bag: H&M
Jacket: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Wedges: ASOS (get it here)
Necklace: Forever 21
Watch: Casio, purchased via eBay -- not pictured.

Ever since I got this galaxy dress I've been itching to wear it out. I have to say a big thanks to Erin of Zero Style  for shipping this dress out to me! (Unfortunately Simply Be does not ship to Canada.) This dress is absolutely gorgeous in person - the fabric is stunning. I've always had this outfit planned in my head: black flatform sandals, gold accessories, and this Simply Be dress.  I knew I could never wear this sans heels because it would drag onto the floor, so heels it was going to be. I wore this outfit to a party with some rad feminists and I have to say, this day was good. But now I'm going to go crawl under some blankets and have a movie night with my fiance.

Do you have any movie recommendations? We'll watch anything so long as it's not crappy romantic comedies. I'd love to branch out in my movie watching. Even in television shows, if you have any recommendations that'd be awesome. I enjoy Game of Thrones, Hannibal, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development and the I.T. Crowd to name a few. I did not really enjoy Parks and Recreation. :(

Buggy-Bug-Eye

Hey everyone! I'm feeling great right now for multiple reasons. For one, I finished my huge paper on Tuesday so I spent the week relaxing and stuff. This weekend I was finally able to visit my dad which was long overdue. I wish I could spend more time with my dad but I'm so busy. So I'm staying the weekend at my dads and so far we've been watching random movies. Also, because I am at my dads at the moment I have to push the giveaway start date for my final birthday giveaway (I had scheduled 3 for my blogaversary) next week. I promise it'll be good!




Outfit Details:
Top: Lovedrobe via Style 369
Jacket: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Leggings: ASOS 
Shoes: Kohl's
Bag: H&M
Ring: Icing
Necklace: Forever 21


So today I went around, shopping, then went on a sushi date. I wore these bug glasses and people keep staring, haha. -_- I'm not too bothered by people staring at my size but for some reason I get all self-conscious when it's about my clothes or glasses.

So I digress, I'm trying to enjoy my days off before class starts on Monday. I still haven't found a present for my dad, whose birthday is on Monday. Dads are really hard to shop for. Any ideas? My dad is an immigrant dad who doesn't really like North American/white people stuff like tools and mugs and ties... he's simple, but it's still so hard to shop for! :P Ah well.

Until next time everyone.