28 May, 2009

What I Wore: Function but still Fashionable

Jeans, thrifted; shirt, Streetwear Society; shoes, Merrell, shirt (tied around waist), competition, Sunglasses, Mountain Equipment Coop. This is during an Environmental Sciences competition that I completed over the weekend, in a team with some friends. As you can see, we are out in the woods but the light in this one was so neat that I had to post it.

27 May, 2009

What I Wore Was Probably A Bit Too Skanky

Shirt, ???; Skirt, Hand-me-down; Jewelry, various gifts. This is what I wore to a dance almost two weeks ago. I was wearing three inch stilletos, and as you can sort of see, the skirt is pretty short. My parents didn't tell me to change though, so it's ok. Lots of funny looks from people I hadn't seen in a while and remembered nerdy, sweat shirt wearing Rosie. Danced with a guy I like, had fun with friends, all in all an awesome night.

PS: I am really busy, and going away soon, so posting may be a bit sketchy for a while. Sorry, but life is getting in the way, but in a good way. In that I that I have a lot of fun stuff to do, and by consequence have to work hard to keep up with all the school I am missing.

24 May, 2009

I got an award!

This a thank you, to everyone who reads Through the Wilderness and puts up with my crazy on again off again posting, but especially to Daria & Willow of Pigtails and Blushing Cheeks, who gave me an award!


1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve
newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen.

I am giving this award to:

You all deserve it!

19 May, 2009

Product Review: Covergirl Outlast Eyeliner

I'm pretty sure this is the best eyeliner in existence that won't leave you explaining to the bank that you really NEED the second mortgage, because have you seen the prices of eyeliner lately! 

Anyway, I first bought this because I was eager to try the twisty kind of eyeliner that doesn't involve sharpening, and because the one I was wearing at the time wasn't working out. My skin isn't very greasy, but my eyelids are super greasy. My beautiful, creamy black eyeliner usually migrates entirely to my crease by about ten minutes after I leave the house. I wear quite a bit of black eyeliner, so I'm guessing you can imagine my problems. This, however, is different. This stuff put up with a lot of crap from me, example, a long day at school, then shopping for an hour, before an intense evening of dancing. Without smudging AT ALL! 

The second awesome factor is the price. I can't find exactly how much it costs on the site, but I think that I paid around six dollars for it at my local super market. Some people might say that this price is a sign of poor quality, but unless it's radioactive, of something, I'm pretty sure this stuff is amazing. 

The one possible downside to this product is that it doesn't wear well with eyeshadow. Try as I might, I have yet to make it appear black on top of any kind of shadow, be it matte or shimmery. 

Over all, I think that I would give this product a 5/5. 

(Picture from Covergirl.com, the picture is a link to the product page. )
(I am not being paid to sell this product, I just really like it.)

17 May, 2009

Inspiration from my Roots (sort of)

A few nights ago, I watched the movie New Waterford Girl with my parents, for the second time. The first time I watched it was a couple years ago, and I immediately went out and found some pictures. I don't know where I found them, but if someone knows, please let me know. 

The movie is about a creative, lonely girl in New Waterford, Cape Breton, in the seventies. I could go on about how awesome this movie is, but this is a fashion blog, so I'm going to talk costumes. Sadly, there aren't that many stills where you can really appreciate the costumes, so this is more like a preview than an accurate description

These two pictures help capture the feel. There are a lot of lumber jack shirts, huge knit sweaters, and corduroy. The protagonist, Moonie (the dark haired girl in the photos above) wears a long, somewhat flowing, heavy skirt in several scenes. There is a character who dresses entirely in shade of beige, mostly corduroy. 

I have no intention of starting wear corduroy, in any great quantities at least, but I love the sweater that Moonie wears, and can be seen in the first picture. I really liked the overall aesthetic of the film. 

(This is a note about the title of my post. My father spent part of his teenage years in an area very close to New Waterford, and his family was only one step up the socioeconomic ladder from this, so this is pretty close to parts of his life as a teen.)

16 May, 2009

What I Wore: Revival of the 90s?

Shirt, Old Navy; skirt, Unknown; shoes, Merrell; headband, unknown; sunglasses; MEC kids, stolen form my sister.

I actually wore this exact outfit on Thursday, but I didn't have time to take any photos. For some reason I find that a miniskirt with hiking/walking shoes feels very 90s, if anyone can tell me if I am imagining things/dead on right, please do! 

15 May, 2009

Inspiration from Outer Space

I may not have discussed it much here, but I have very, well, varied musical taste. I enjoy Bon Jovi, Annie Lennox, the Eurythmics, Cheap Trick, Abba, Nickleback, Tokio Hotel, and David Bowie, to name a few.

The subject of this post is not, however, about my musical taste. It is about my love for some of the things David Bowie wore during his Ziggy Stardust period. 
I love this. I don't know why, I just do. I mean a one shouldered skin tight blue jumpsuit that has flame eating one of your legs and part of your body? 
I adore this suit. I really want a powder blue velvet jacket, and I doubt that I will ever find one. Still, I can dream.
No commentary on this one, it's just so...
Bizarre in an awesome way.
Oh wow. Possibly patch work, definitely patterned blouse, matching scarf, very strange pants/leggings with suspenders. Add eye patch for totally way out amazingness.

I know my own personal style isn't much like this, but I want to incorporate  more far out stuff like this into my wardrobe.

I don't know where I got the pictures, they have been in my inspiration folder for ages. If they are yours, email me and I will credit you.

13 May, 2009

What I Wore: Contrast

Shirt, Old Navy; leggings, la classe couture; shoe, Indigo by Clarks, headband, unknown. I liked this outfit. Yes, it is a glorified shirt with leggings, but it really suited my mood well. I was feeling somewhat childish, but still very sexy. The to has very young, naive look, and the leggings plus heels add a more mature feel. 

12 May, 2009

What I Wore: New Shoes!

Jeans, Old Navy; shirt, Lululemon;  shoes, Indigo by
Clarks. New shoes! I got these on Friday, but I wanted to wait until I had worn them to wear them. They are three inch heels, and I love that they have lots of straps and a wedge, so they are super comfy. I really needed sandals and these are perfect. I'm not sure why I wore them with this outfit, but I liked them.

Pretty ordinary I guess, but still curve hugging and with heels, so awesome.

What I Wore: Hippie in Heels

Jeans, Gap; shirt, handmade by me; black sports bra, Lululemon; Shoes, Rampage; crazy hair and Cheesy pose/smile, all me! I love this shirt because it shows off my curvesm but not in a clingy, skintight way. Add jeans and heels, and you have casual but out of the ordinary school outfit. 

The shirt feels vaguely hippie, something to do with the paisley pattern and flowyness of it, I think. These heels are just so awesome, and they add a little umf to everything I put them with, so out they come. The jeans are just a handy canvas, somewhat reminiscent of a past me. 

10 May, 2009

What I Wore: Somewhat Slutty and Neutral Coloured

Firstly, sorry for the unannounced hiatus. I was drowning in revision. I was still wearing some pretty awesome stuff, so here is the run down.

Coat, thrifted Chadwicks; skirt, thrifted; tights, Joe Fresh, holes cut my me; shoes, Rampage; shirt, thrifted. This outfit, well, words can't describe how aweosme it feels to walk down the hall and know that when people look at you, they are probably thinking something like WTF is wrong with that girl? 

(This was Tuesday)

Wednesday: Jeans, Gap; shirt, Smartset; Socks, my mother made them. This picture really doesn't do this outfit justice, but it was the least fuzzy of the fifteen pictures I took. 

Thursday: Shirt, unknown; pants, Lululemon; sports bra (barely visible in picture, Lululemon. Pretty boring, but a lot less so in real life. You can't really see it from the picture, but the neck line is super plunging, and I had a black and grey sports bra with the same shape of neckline that cam up just a bit farther, for a really  layered look.

And finally, Friday: Dress worn as skirt, handmade by me; shirt, Smartset, Shoes, Rampage. This is what I wore to a math competition. I certainly turned head! I'm pretty sure I was the only participant in heels or a shirt. Then I went shoe shopping and was much more in my place. High light, I guess: Getting checked out by some older guy. He wasn't all that how or cute, so not too exciting.

03 May, 2009

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I just claimed my blog on bloglovin, and it told me to do this, so sorry, no actual post!

01 May, 2009

Prom Ensemble Part 5: Shades of Blue

Here it is, the fifth and final part of the Prom Ensemble Series. 

Once again, I have combined two dresses and multiple of each extra in one collage. To complement the bright blue of the dresses,  I went with a blue/purple and gold for the accessories. Both of the shoes have a hefty heel, but they also have ankle straps to help stabilize the feet. I'm afraid that I don't have much interesting commentary for this one, my brain has been sucked dry of any interesting thoughts by math revision.