30 November, 2010

Eclectic Love 13: Gorgeous Glimmer

When I wear earrings, I generally like them to be big enough to be visible under my hair, or make an even bigger statement when I have my hair pulled back, but I think the gold and red on these would create a gorgeous glimmer even under my hair. 

Also, I love any way to show my love of tea.

Do you prefer big or small earrings?


29 November, 2010

What I Wore: Home sweet home sickness

Dress, Joe Fresh; sweater, hand-me-down, ???; scarf, gift from a friend; black leggings, not shown, ???; shoes, not shown, Fly London; super big smile; I was going to see Deathly Hallows Part 1
I've been wearing scarves under this sweater virtually non-stop recently. Even if my head does look a bit like an egg in a nest, it's a super warm and comfy egg so it doesn't really matter. 

The weirdest stuff has been making me home sick lately. I was putting on this scarf, and I remembered how it reminds me a bit of the ceinture fleché that the voyageurs, métis and other french canadiens wore. The only canoeing I've done has been on lakes in a two person canoe, I'm not french canadian, I've never been out west and I'm not french canadian, but it still makes me want to be home. Other little things like the cold wind on my way to the bus stop and the shops beginning getting ready for Christmas have made me want to break down and cry, because even if I love it here, it just doesn't feel like home. I feel like we are in that weird transitioning state where we aren't traveling, but we aren't settling in either, and sometimes I just want to hug my puppy, I want to smile at my friends in the hallway*, I want to go back to my school.

What makes you homesick, even when you are super happy?

* I love my friends here a lot too, but it doesn't stop me from missing everyone back home.

27 November, 2010

What I Wore: Starting to Wear

Sweater, hand-me-down, ???; dress, worn as skirt, Suzy Sheer; scarf, borrowed from my mummy; leggings, La Classe Couture, shoes, not shown, Fly London

Clothing wise, I'm very glad that the end is in sight. This sweater is starting to come undone (simple to fix, but I need supplies I don't have here), a small hole has turned up in my Gina Tricot leggings, and a not so tiny hole has appeared in my black long sleeved shirt, which is no problem since I have a very similar one at home, but worrying since it's the only one I have here. I really shouldn't be surprised, since such heavy wear and the harsher washer here were bound to hurt my clothing, but I'm still a but annoyed that clothing that held up perfectly for over a year is starting to go.

On a different note, I've had a pretty formal posting schedule for a while now, and I was wondering: What do you think? Are there too many outfits? Would you like less art? Are there too many posts per week? Too few? Would you like a more random order, or is the predictability good?


25 November, 2010

Art Show Time: Just a Sketch

Shot with Canon Rebel XS, edited in Gimp
Before you look at the photo above and decide that I am the laziest person ever to share artwork on the internet, hear me out. This is not the finished piece. It is a sketch, if you will, for one third of the finished work. Now, I understand if you are still royally annoyed at my halfassedness. I wanted to share the finished work but the world has been conspiring against me to stop me from finishing the project.

Do you consider the sketches made while working on a piece important, or just the final product?


24 November, 2010

What I Wore: Mid-semester crisis

Dress, Joe Fresh; long sleeved shirt, Seduction; Leggings, Gina Tricot; shoes (not shown), Fly London;  necklace, gift shop in Ireland

And, as you probably managed to figure out, this is the said necklace. It's rather delicate feeling, but I quite like it anyways.

Sorry it's short today, but I'm really exhausted and having a mid-semester crisis (this years topic is university, and my doubts about whether or not I should go.)

Do you have post-secondary training or education? Has it helped you in your life?


23 November, 2010

Eclectic Love 12: Illogical Lust

I'm a bit out of line lusting after this beauty, since I have a vaguely similar cardigan in my closet back home (which I will wear and show you the day I get back), but I desperately want this one too. I've tried to get my brain to see reason, but it just won't listen.

What are you illogically lusting after?

22 November, 2010

What I Wore: Indoor Outfit

Skirt, thrifted, ???; turtle neck, ???; sweater, hand-me-down; leggings, ???; shoes (not shown), Fly London

I'm trying to get organized to take proper nice looking photos, I really am. There is really nothing I can do when it's pouring rain, though, so yet another indoor photo today.

This was more of an indoor outfit anyways, with it's skirt that twisted around when I walked, it's warm, but not wind proof sweater and it's exposed ankles. The leggings are the only thing I would have changed, but since my quest for tights has been entirely unsuccessfully I am stuck with exposed ankles.

What piece of clothing never fits you properly?


18 November, 2010

Art Show Time: Musings on Fish

Shot with a Canon Digital Eos Rebel XS, cropped in Aperture

I like fish. That may sound like a rather uninteresting statement, but hear me out.

Fish are pretty much totally different from people, and because of this, I feel like we will never fully understand them. And in a way, I appreciate this. When it comes to fish, I don't feel the need to interpret and think too hard*. Instead, I just enjoy their beauty and, strangely, their company.

I think that's what I was trying to get across with this photo.

Do you like fish? Why or why not?


* Obviously, there is a lot to be said about studying fish. It's just something I don't like to think about too much.

17 November, 2010

What I Wore: Tucked In

Jeans, KappAhl; black long sleeved shirt, Seduction; patterned short sleeved shirt, a dress from Suzie Sheer; scarf, thrifted; shoes, not shown, Merrell

This dress-as-a-top looked great. I loved it just as much as I love wearing it as a dress (which is a lot), but I had momentary fits of rage against it. To shorten it I tucked the hem into the waist band of my jeans, then let the rest fall over to make it look like a hip length shirt. The problem with this plan was that every time I went to the bathroom, and after gym class, I had to tuck it back in. Evenly.

The flip side of the rather elaborate tucking was that I had an entirely stress free day, when it came to my shirt meeting my pants, since both shirts were all tucked in*.

What part of your outfit do you worry about?


*I don't care if that makes me sound like someone's boring mother, it made me feel fabulous.

What I Wore: Moderately Smiley

Skirt, thrifted, ???; plaid sweater, ???; red shirt, underneath, Seduction; leggings, Gina Tricot; shoes, not shown, Fly London

In my opinion, there is nothing* like some double plaid to make a day of math a lot more fun. And just look at the photo, anyone could see that I am at my moderately smiley stage of happiness, so I think I can conclude that the outfit did it part.

What do you wear to cheer yourself up?


*Other than mass quantities of junk food, but that tends to leave one feeling rather sick.

16 November, 2010

Eclectic Love 11: Multi-seasonal Flora

70s Floral Mini Dress

I love the look of this dress. There is just something so perfect about the bright colours on the black background that words just can't describe. 

My favourite part is that I think it would look equally great with strappy sandals as it would with a pair of black tights and some tall boots.

What say you, does it really look as multi-season friendly as I think it does?


15 November, 2010

What I Wore: Albino

Gray-Black Jeans, KappAhl; Shirt, Le Minor; dark socks, ???, old tights cut down; white socks, ???; shoes (not shown), Fly London; gray tank top (not visible), H&M; my suddenly albino skin, me forgetting to fix the white balance and then half-assedly doing it later.

Sadly, I can't take outside outfit photos at the moment. Other days when I get home earlier may be doable, but the street lights were on by the time I got home today, but there aren't any where I take photos.

I went back to school toady after my holiday, which was lovely, because I saw all my friends again, but awful because I had to get up early.

What occasions give you serious mixed feelings?


13 November, 2010

What I Wore: Two by two

Jeans, KappAhl; red turtle neck, ???; white sweater, hand-me-down; shoes, Merrell; rain coat, Mountain Equipment Coop

This is the reason I haven't posted many outfits over the past few weeks: I haven't been wearing anything worth posting. I've been virtually living in two tank tops, two long sleeved shirt, two pairs of jeans and a sweater while we were traveling in England, Wales and Ireland.

The other reason is that pretty much all the photos of me look like this:

This is the original that I took this outfit photo from. For those of you who don't know, I was at Newgrange, in Ireland. And while it's fine for showing how impressive the mound is, as you can see above, it isn't very good for showing my outfit.

You needn't worry though, because I'm back and settled (for the moment anyways), so outfit posting should go back to normal.

Do you post when you don't have much to post about?


12 November, 2010

Art Show Time: I like the Colours

I like the colours, ok?

Sidenote: Is this photo more impressive if you know that I took it one-handedly while walking and eating a very precariously balanced ice cream cone?

What silly feats are you inappropriately proud of?


10 November, 2010

Interesting Random Cohesiveness

I don't know if it's because I have been living out of a third of a hiking back pack for the past two weeks, or because I've been seeing all the amazingly dressed girls over here in the UK, but I am starting to get really and truly bored with my clothing*.

I've been wanting to wear sort of random outfits that only sort have a cohesiveness to them. I hope that made sense, I really don't know how to put it. I've also been missing my more interesting clothing and accessories, like my pirate hat, my cat ears, most of my jewelry, my many sweaters, most of my skirts, well, you get the picture.

What look are you going for this winter?


*If you were doubting this fact, I've already started planning what I'll wear once I have my whole closet back in about a month.

09 November, 2010

Eclectic Love 10: Ruffled Zebra

I don't have too much to say about these, other than that it doesn't get any more awesome that pants made out of ruffles. Add in a flared leg and a black and white palette, well, if it weren't for my extreme brokeness I would never wear anything else. How could I, when I could have ruffled zebra legs?

Do you ever see a piece of clothing and realize that it's perfect for you?


PS: I know that posting has been sketchy at best in the past few weeks, but everything will be back to normal very soon. 

04 November, 2010

Art Show Time: Sheep

Digital photo taken with a Canon Rebel XS, slightly straightened in Aperture
I'm afraid that I don't actually have anything very exciting to show you, since I have spent the past week tramping through forests and sheep fields. The sheep fields have become rather a nuisance for the rest of my family, since I always want to stop and talk to the sheep. I blame my parents, since my strange habits come from either nature or nurture, so they are responsible either way and can't complain.

If your eyes are glazing over, sorry, but quite frankly, so are mine and I really can't think of anything to say to explain why my piece of art for the week is a picture of a sheep.

Do you like to talk to animals?


03 November, 2010

What I Wore: Exterme Unfashionability

Rain pants, Mountain Equipment Coop; leggings (not visible), ???; rain coat, Mountain Equipment Coop; shirt (not visible), Seduction; shoes, Merrell

I think I mentioned this back in August, but when my family goes on vacation we tend to do things that, depending on who you are, could be considered, well, we tend to climb small mountains and tramp through forests in the rain. That being said, it's hard to enjoy beautiful views and adorable sheep when you are soaking wet or really cold, so I've been wearing pretty much this outfit for a while now, and I love it, despite the extreme unfashionability of it.

Do you go hiking much? What do you wear?


02 November, 2010

Eclectic Love 9: Avoided Colour

Despite the continued cooling of the temperature, I can't help but wish for simple, light dresses.

There is something so perfect about clean lines and simple shapes, and they are even better in white. Even though I generally avoid white because I am terribly clumsy and prone to spilling, my heart is calling for it's simplicity.

What colour do you tend to avoid?