21 December, 2010

What I Wore: Giant Blanket

Jeans, Gap, thrifted; button down shirt, Smart Set, thifted; wrap, ???, my parents got it in Scotland; brooch, Heather Gem; shoes, not shown, Fly London

I really love this wrap. It's made out of super soft wool, and feels pretty much like wearing a blanket all day. As you might have guessed though, wearing a blanket all day is really bloody annoying. There are far too many things that are made difficult, such as reaching around for books, walking, carrying books, wearing a coat, the list continues.

It's so wonderful that I can't resist wearing it from time to time though, and since I wanted to spend all day curled up in bed, I figured today would be a good day. I loved most of this outfit, but I'm not sure about the whole. I felt kind of like a teacher, and while that isn't a bad thing, it's not necessarily a good thing either. It just felt too... average. All of the pieces in the outfit are lovely, but together they didn't really work for me.

What do you wear when you feel sick?


18 December, 2010

What I Wore: Shapeless Sexy

Leggings*, ???; demin mini skirt, ???; sweater, Marks & Spencer's, "borrowed" from my dad; boots, not shown, La Canadienne

I often look at my photos and think either: "wow, did that really look that good?" or "wow, did that really look like that?" With this outfit, it was the latter. I mean, I new that it looked baggy and shapeless, but in the mirror and on me, it looked more, casual sexy and not so much shapeless large sweater. I think it might be the camera angle, but you can't really see how it hung of my boobs, then sort of showed my shape through the hugeness. I'm going to stop trying to describe this now, because my brain is fried and I really want to go to bed.
Do your outfits look way different in photos and on you?


* My leggings are opaque, but they are printed to look like jeans and have a lighter area.

17 December, 2010

What I Wore: Almost Repeat

Sweater, thrifted, Wet Seal; skirt, thrifted, ???; leggings, la Classe Couture; boots, not shown, La Canadienne
This outfit was just oh-so-fun. Or maybe it was my day that was amazing. I'm not sure. Anyways, I like this outfit. I'm fairly certain that I've worn a very close approximation to this outfit in the past, I am however, rather certain that I've never worn this exact combination.

You may have noticed, but I've been on a bit of a short skirt kick ever since getting home. I guess it's the unseasonably warm weather, but I just don't want to think about wearing long skirts just yet. It may also be because I just don't like most of my longer skirts as much, but I'll have to wait till I can find employment to fix that problem. 

What kind of clothing are you really into at the moment?


16 December, 2010

Eclectic Love 15: Analyzed and Liked

I really like the clean, sharp edges on this ring. Despite all the layers, it has a simplistic feel to it, and the colours are highlighted beautifully.

To conclude, I have been writing too many essays lately and I really don't have the brain power required to analyze why I like the ring, but my fingers are typing out the words anyways.

Do you find that the writing you do affects your tone on your blog?


14 December, 2010

What I Wore: Can't stop smiling

leggings, thrifted, ???; skirt, Åhlens; sweater, "borrowed" from my little brother, ???; belt, Joe Fresh; scarf (which is purple with a yellow pattern), thrifted, ???; boots, not shown, La Canadienne

When I said a while back that outdoor outfit posts would resume once I got home, I had forgotten that even here, a week before the winter solstice, it is very much dark when I get home, and I never have time in the morning. Even that couldn't bring down my smile though, because I'm just so happy to be home.

In a way, I feel like this thought pretty much sums up my outfit/day/mood: "I'm skipping down my small residential street in the dark, Prince blasting through my pink earbuds, purple tutu twirling, vintage leather backpack filled with books banging into my back, and I never want this feeling to end."

Do you ever find that your outfit, day and mood match up really well?


10 December, 2010

What I Wore: Waldo's Older Sister

Jeans, KappAhl; red turtleneck, ???; striped shirt, leminor; hat, leminor; shoes, Fly London

This hat is the amazing find I mentioned in my last post. Mummy thinks it looks rather silly, and I have to agree, but that doesn't stop it from being wonderful. I'm a teensy bit jealous, because with my sister's hair cut and glasses she looks exactly like Waldo when wearing it. Even if I only look vaguely like Waldo in it, I still love it to death. It's just so soft and it's super cozy!

What do you love even if you look rather silly in it?


09 December, 2010

Art Show Time: Super Simple Sketch

painted in Corel Painter using digital water colour
I have this really great idea. This is not a very accurate representation of what the finished painting is going to look like, I'm just working on composition. I'm going to do the finished piece in paint (probably acrylic) on a stretched canvas, but I had a few spare minutes* today so I started thinking about the composition of the painting. Ultimately I decided that super simple was the way to go with this piece, so that the colours and style of painting can really take the spot light.

When I do the actual painting I think I'm going to make the horizon curved slightly on both sides to make it feel like a bigger vista, and I'll obviously work more on the shapes of the hills, but I think this is pretty close to what the finished painting will end up looking like. I'll post a photo of that as soon as it's done, so keep a look out for that sometime within the next few months**.

Do you like super simple composition and complex technique, or does an intricate composition intrigue you more?


*Quite literally.
** Interpret as you like. It probably means that I'll finish it before the end of 2011, but nothing is guaranteed.

08 December, 2010

What I Wore: Studious Me

Jeans, KappAhl; striped shirt, leminor; sweater, ???; headband, Lululemon; watch, Ushuaïa

I wouldn't have gotten dressed at all, but I was home from school studying (read: watching YouTube videos), and my lunch options were the ever appetizing mouse de foie on cauliflower or going out for vietmesse* with my mum, so I obviously opted to go out. I'm rather glad I did end up going out though, because if I hadn't I probably would have missed a rather awesome find that I will show you all on Friday, in my next outfit post because it hasn't left my head since I got it.

What are your go to outfits for when you don't want to get dressed but have to go out?


* I don't know if that's the appropriate word, but food from Vietnam.

07 December, 2010

Eclectic Love 14: Almost in Love

I am almost entirely in love with this dress. The only thing that could make it more gorgeous is if it had a loose, floor-length skirt. Still, I adore the contrast between the loose, long sleeve and the tight-fitted body.

Do you like super cohesive pieces, or do you like some contrast?


06 December, 2010

What I Wore: Camera Face

Jeans, KappAhl; white sweater, hand-me-down, ???; coat, Mountain Equipment Co-op; head band, Lululemon; camera, Canon; camera bag, Golia; scarf tied to bag, thrifted; shoes, not shown, Merrell; photo, courtesy of a friend

I would give you a bigger, colour photo of this outfit, but I don't have any where I a) look half decent and b) that don't include tons of friends who don't necessarily want to be on my blog and c) show my face, not my camera surrounded by hair.

This outfit dates back... several weeks? It's what I wore when my art class went on a field trip to Paris, and if you think I'm looking pretty casual for a visit to PARIS, I would like to point out that we saw three museums, walked everywhere, got off the bus at 9 am and didn't get back on until 11:30 pm, and all that was after spending a night on the bus, during which nobody managed to sleep*.

What do you wear for trips when you are going for days on end?


* And yes, that whole sentence was pretty much just me bragging about how epic I think the trip was.

04 December, 2010

Photo to Outfit: Bird on the Blue Sky

One of my favourite things about the fall is the trees without any leaves on them. Not only can you get all sorts of cool patterns from the branches and the sky as a back drop, but you also see the birds more. I took this photo of an unidentified black bird a few weeks ago*, and I couldn't help but think that it would look really cool as an outfit.

Raven on Clear Skies

Raven on Clear Skies by RosieUnknown 

I'm not really sure what occasion this is appropriate for, it you're me probably just school, but I think it would be fun for a casual party or I'm not sure what else. I really wanted to find some sort of think fish net cardigan to go over the dress, but a lace sweat shirt was the best I could do and I think that it would create a nice contrast with the more dressy dress.

Where would you wear an outfit like this?


 * I think it was a rook but I really have no clue. 

02 December, 2010

Art Show Time: Uninspired

Shot with my Canon Rebel XS

I really wanted to have something real, something worth showing this week, but I just... don't.

It's not that I don't have ideas, because I do. I really do. I guess the main problem is that I can't act on them at the moment. For example, I have this really great series of paintings I'm planning right now, but I can't actually start them because a) I don't have and can't afford 13 medium sized square canvas and the required paints and b) we are leaving soon, so I don't have the time to finish them, and I would have to ship them home. And right now, I feel like if I can't work on the projects I have in mind, I just can't think of anything else to work on either.

What do you do when you feel uninspired?


01 December, 2010

What I Wore: (Day)Dreaming of Pirates

Jeans, KappAlh; shirt, Seduction; sweater, ???; bandana, H&M, over 8 years ago; shoes, not shown, Fly London

I've been home sick recently. Nothing serious, just a slight illness paired with extreme laziness, and I spent all of yesterday rewatching the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Mostly this just left me with an irrational desire to be run away, join a bunch of pirates and be completely badass. Sadly, this daydream is even less unlikely to come true than the one where I drop out of school, move in with a lover and become a hippy artist who experiments with drugs and sexuality*, so I contented my self to wearing a bandana.

Do your daydreams affect how you dress?


*It is, however, more likely than the one where I somehow get transported back in time and get my Hogwarts letter and join the trio and have wonderful adventures and help defeat Voldemort.

PS: If you think my daydreams are weird, don't let me get started on my actual dreams that I have at night.