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23 Jul

So, as I’m sure you’re aware I’ve been MIA. My boyfriend came from Scotland, so I was hardcore preoccupied with that, he brought me a beautiful necklace with a small diamond that I will proceed to destroy (pawn, I’m broke.) because the asshat text message dumped me. More like tried to. I picked up a phone and made him have testicles. No one text message dumps me. Also, I was drunk and it seemed like a good idea.
In that phase I also did two very, very dumb things. Well, more than two, two very dumb things to my hair. Shopper’s is open twenty four hours, and it’s on my train route home from the bar. It was 1 am, there was $5 hair dye. I got dark blonde, went home and went nuts. I don’t know who they were kidding as that was totally not dark blonde. It was lightish reddy brown. So, not being satisfied with the non extreme I wanted, I, on the way home from another night about a week later, had a thought process that I think went something sort of like this.
heyy! I know what I never did in high school! I never dyed my hair black. Everyone else dyed their hair black, and that’s what I am, I’m a girl who dyes her hair! I can do anything because I dye my hair. This is a perfect idea!
So, twenty minutes later after legit choking on the cheap hair dye fumes, I had black hair. You know what makes me look really… strange? Black hair. I didn’t look bad, just kind of dumb. So, I made an appointment with my hairdresser and she gave me a huge lecture, which is fair enough. I used black box hair dye. She did a colour strip which worked amazingly well, I was just like, “It’s gone! It’s all gone!” then she put the colour in, thank god I had my hair extensions to reference my natural colour. If you want fantastic hair extensions, get Luxy ones. I have these:

Luxy Hair Extensions in Chocolate Brown 160g, Luxyhair.com $139.95

So, after putting in the colour I decided to be rebellious and put in a yellow and a purple streak, but over the brown, so it’s not in your face. She also cut my hair and extensions.

Bottom line, I look FANTASTIC! And I feel it to. As soon as the chocolate red-brown went in my hair again, I just feel like I look like me again. It’s amazing.

As for clothes, no new purchases, I’m being good! As I don’t have my android anymore- there was an unfortunate dropping incident, I’m back to my blackberry so chronicling will take longer and be in lower quality, but I still want to get on it!

As for stuff I want this week…

I want a pair of legit, good quality cowboy boots. I love cowboy boots, they go with everything and I feel bad. ass. But, I think these cheap knockoffs will do…

I Am What I Amble Boots, modcloth.com $59.99

I love Topshop Blazers. I only own one blazer, it’s black and it’s Topshop. They’re well made and at an awesome price point.

Shrunken Blazer, thebay.com $150.00

My prof is pronouncing it deciBELLS. It’s amazing I’m still alive, I mean really.

It’s the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

6 May

I’m one of those really dorky people who loves the first day of a new term. I mean I LOVE it. Like, to an unnatural point. There’s something so exciting about knowing that this term could be anything you want, an go anyway you want… I’m taking two psychology classes, biology, philosophy, and international business. I’m super excited 🙂

So, here’s the conundrum: What do I wear?

I want to look smart enough to impress my professors, but approachable. I need something cute and fun that makes me feel good, but also just works in that way I want my clothes to work.

I’ve recently acquired a new addition to my accesories wardrobe form my lovely cousin Alexa who picked me to be her confirmation sponsor.

Tiffany Infinity Bracelet, $205, Tiffany & Co

Tiffany blue… someone loves me 🙂 I got her a charm bracelet from Thomas Sabo Charm bracelet with Hope Faith and Love, and my Mum got her a cross.

Charms, Thomas  Sabo

I got tons of the Italian charm bracelets when I got confirmed, but I’d always wanted a real one. I have my Mother’s now and it’s one of the best bits of my wardrobe… and a wonderful piece of jewelry to play with when you’re on the train! I guess I just love the idea of having a story like that on your wrist… something that marks your whole life!

So, tangent much?!

Back to tomorrow. I’m debating a few outfits, I have a cute modcloth top:

Pam Breeze-ly Tunic in Wine, modcloth… no longer available.

Which might look cute with jeans. I know it looks good with my black jeans, but lately they’ve been giving me some weird muffin top action, sigh. So, that shirt, with a tank under? Yes, a white one to keep it slightly more casual. Then I’ll wear either my Tom’s or flats. Probably my Tom’s. With my  brown Ralph by Ralph Lauren Governor’s Lodge Bag, which is the ULTIMATE basic.

Then I think I want to put effort into my hair and makeup. Yes. But in order for all of this to be done, I should probably sleep. 5:45 am comes early and I did some pretty neat partying last night… in a very “what would the girls girls wear?” outfit…

Happy first day of summer… semester.

What Do I Wear Today?

27 Mar

It’s such a pain to figure out. I’m trying to be more organized, so like a six year old I’m picking out my clothes tonight. I feel like I’ll want something comfyish, I also feel like I’m just going to change my mind the minute 5:30 am comes, but at least I made an attempt right?

I got this top on Modcloth in December. It’s not available anymore,  but I wish they would bring it back in other colours. It’s really comfy and I quite like the dolman sleeves. I also like that’s not a t shirt. Don’t think I’m getting too crazy though! I’m totally pairing it with my black Topshop Baxter’s. It’s going to rain, so I’m going to do faux leather thigh high boots (a steal at $26).

So there ya have it, rainy day chic in a nice, comfy package. Makes me wonder if I’ll be up with enough time to make hot chocolate…

Basics and the Daily Debate

26 Mar

I never know what to wear in the morning. I always know how I want to look, but it never quite gets there. Usually I end up in the following, which also is my introduction to basics, as I know them. I’m still not entirely sure, and it seems no two people have decided, so there ya go.

In any case, my daily wardrobe consists of three things. And that is a problem.

The American Apparel Unisex Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Deep V Neck

With a name like that, who needs me to say anything more? These are great. They’re made for men, so they’re long enough for my 5’10” frame to wear with leggings or jeans. The deep v does fantastic things for the girls and the hips are narrow so they don’t do that weird stay where they are thing. I’ve been a devotee for four years now. They’re comfy, long lasting, great for travel and ridiculously easy to layer.

Bloch Flats

Black Flats are the hardest thing in the world. They’re so necessary- I wear mine for everything. The problem isn’t so much finding a ridiculously comfy, super basic black flat; the problem arises when you have to replace it. Bloch fits all the flat checkmarks. Super comfy, lasts forever (and I am hard on my shoes), and, most importantly, easy to find. You will always, always be able to get your hands on a pair. I just found out they come in all sorts of colours, so there goes my paycheque.

Topshop Moto Baxter Jeans

These are great skinnies. They’re comfy, come in all the colours you could want and they come in a myriad of leg lengths. I have them in just basic denim, royal blue and black. I want them in coral, a replacement oat pair, brown, pink, red and green. I love colour!

So, there ya have it. What I’m probably wearing today because well, I have an 8:30 class on monday mornings. There comes a point where you just don’t care.

But you should. Sigh.