Monday, May 17, 2010

Carpe Diem

Now playing: ♫ Atlas Sound - Quick canal

Thrifted shirt | American Apparel tulip skirt | H&M belt, peep toe flats

Weekend came to an end and we're back to Monday - back to work. Spent my weekend lounging around and taking it easy. It was pay day weekend (thank goodness) so it was a given sign that I had to go shopping - no need to rethink that. Headed downtown with my dear friend Anna - we had to stop by thrift stores around Gerrard St and Parliment St. The first store we stumbled upon was a small boutique where this lady wall selling clothes, jewelry, furniture and houseware items. That's where I found this lovely floral shirt. I cannot get enough of floral print - recently, I find myself having purchases of some sort of floral design, can't help myself! Can you just guess how much this was? THREE dollars!! Definitely a steal. As far as I remember from last year, I was not a fan of thrift shopping or the idea of it and now I'm scavenging for thrift/vintage stores down downtown. The amazing prices on these items still amazes me.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Art on a face

Now playing: ♫ John Legend - Ordinary People

Beauty is only skin deep

Products used

Face Clinique Dramatically different moisturizing gel | Revlon Photo ready foundation | MAC Studio fix powder in NC30 | MAC Studio finish concealer in NW25 | MAC Bronzer in X-Rocks | Anastasia Brow wiz in Ash Brown

Eyes Urban Decay Primer potion | MAC E/S in Gesso | MAC E/S in Cork | MAC E/S in Signed'N'Sealed | MAC E/S in Carbon | L'Oreal Lineur intense eyeliner in Carbon | Make up for ever aqua eyes pencil eyeliner | Estée Lauder Magnascopic mascara

Lips MAC Lipstick in Faux | Sephora Lipgloss in Rosy Glow

It seems a lot of makeup on a face but it really isn't, is it? The look I was going for was a neutral with a kick of smokey eye shadow. The cheeks and lips were subtle since the eyes were the main focus for the eye, I didn't want to draw attention to the lips or cheeks - otherwise it would've been a hot mess.

For those who are interested in makeup: READ ME! There's actually a Warehouse Sale up in Markham, Ontario. I've been there once and I've stocked up on a few makeup items. Basically, this warehouse sale carries: Clinique, Estee Lauder and MAC for sale and I have to admit the sales were amazing - and I'm talking about 50%-70% off! Talk about a great deal. This event happens every three months in a year so there's one happening on June 4th, 5th, 6th so mark your calenders! This sale is only by invites but people are putting it up for sale on Craig's list and Kijiji - So my advice is to get those tickets soon before they run out!

Where? Markham Fairgrounds (McCowan & Elgin Mills) / Time? 9AM - 5PM / When? June 4th - June 6th weekend

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Breaking the silence

Now playing: ♫ Crystal Castle - Vanished

Sally Hansen Mint sprint, Spring blossom OPI Over the taupe | H&M Hello kitty plush | H&M folded purse | MAC Lipstick in Faux | Make up for ever Aqua liner

Current favourites at the moment.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The minor fall and the major lift

Now playing: ♫ Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

DIY: Shredded shirt

My very first DIY: Shredded shirt
Yes, to some - you might have seen this DIY before but I like to think it's still effortlessly chic, agreed?
The image above just shows the front of the shirt.
I decided one morning, to grab a shirt and a pair of scissors and started to chop and shred.
I'm still in the process of making the shirt more "wearable". I've basically started to shred from the front, back and on the shoulder blade area. I've got to admit, I'm pretty excited once the final product is complete.
The detailing of the shredding is comparable to lace but again, lace has a more defined pattern to the detail. All in all, why spend a fifty dollar laced shirt when you can make your own DIY shirt for less than two dollars. Something to think about.

Yet another... uneventful weekend except full of rain and work. Best combination? Ehhh. Can someone please give me an explanation as to WHY it is snowing outside? Yes, there are flurries outside during the beginning of May? Oh, mother-nature, please be good to us this season. On a lighter note, hope everyone else enjoyed their weekend and spending time with their mothers on Mother's day! x

Free falling

Now playing: ♫ John Mayer- Slow dancing in a burning room

Wilfred cropped shirt | Zara pleated trousers, booties | H&M braided belt, necklace

TGIF? Not so much. The weather is not cooperating with me today. Gloomy skies, rain and thunderstorms - definitely not my cup of tea. Initally, I was planning to go vintage shopping downtown Toronto but again due to weather complications... it's postponed yet again. I went up my way and still got ready just before my shopping plans backfired. I was trying to find the perfect trousers so my instant thought was Zara. I walked in and found tons but as I was trying them on - I was not as please as I expected, unfortunately. As I was browsing around I saw the Zara manager and she was wearing these trousers that caught my attention almost immediately. So, of course - I got the ones she wore (which is the one I'm wearing in the picture). Aren't they lovely? I was also out the lookout for the perfect booties and pick them up while I was in Zara. I had a hard time finding nice booties - it was either the not right brown shade for me or the material was complete garbage but I'm really happy with these! And... this pretty much explains why I love walking around the city and being inspired from other fashionista's.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jason Matlo, divine.

Now playing: ♫ MGMT - Electric Feel

Simplicity at it's best.

To view more of Matlo's work, visit:

Alberta fashion week features Jason Matlo F/W 2010 line. The use of texture to detail of each garment, really showed the true nature of Jason's artistry.

Photo's courtesy of Ian Harding.