Check Out My New Colab Blog

Shortly after I began this blog an idea sparked while reading one of my favourite magazine sites, most of the stuff they advertised as “good buys” were out of my budget, $100 for a dress is not steal in my world. One of my friends Jodynne has her own make up blog and she, much like myself, has just graduated post secondary and looking good on a budget is our only option. So she and I have been planning and planning to jump start “Dear Prudey.” Last month we launched and I’m so excited to post even more.

If you’re interested in seeing what we have to offer we post three times a week.

Mondays Jordynne blogs about make up

Wednesdays we do some sort of colab post

and Fridays are all mine and all about fashion.

http://www.dearprudey.blogspot.ca

Enjoy!

Who’s that Chick?

Now anyone that knows me is aware that I am a huge Emma Stone fan. No contest. She’s funny, she’s gorgeous and she is one hell of a ginger. Fashion wise I adore her. Everything I’ve seen makes her look so effortless on and off the red carpet. Most of the pictures I found of her were her working around  staple pieces like black pants, jeans, ballet flats and white shirt. While personally I feel it may be lacking a bit creative impulse because they outfits are so simple, I have to admit I love them.

She does love the simplicity when not working the red carpet, but you can’t deny this jacket is pretty bad ass. Plaids can be a very tricky thing to work with, I know myself as well as many others have done plaid on plaid, not the best look, but we’ve all been there. Because it’s such a loud item it needs to be toned down. She could have easily gone with a brightly coloured shoe but to me it would be to matchy matchy and loud for my liking.

Come on, really? She puts on the simplest outfit and just looks so chic.I would have added some sort of statement necklace to just give it some umph, but these are the kinds of outfits I constantly resort to because of simply put together they can be.

This is her dressing it down on the red carpet and this is one of my favourites. I find all the items she wears are just so effortless. This jacket is no exception. Green is gorgeous on her. It is again, very simple but the little details make up for the over all lack of (for lack of a better word) extravagant fashion sense. I find in young Hollywood the women are wearing so many designer pieces and trying to look all done up. The outfits Emma Stone wears don’t try to hard, much like what we see from her off the silver screen.

One of the moments I fell in love with Emma Stone. MTV Music Video Awards. I LOVE this bad ass rocker chick look, it’s so sultry and all she had to do was put on a dress. I found an extremely similar dress from H&M for only $60 and snagged it up ASAP. I wore it to my 20th and felt so empowered all night. Now be award there are not many occasions one can get away with a leather dress but I’m looking forward to seeing how to work it into my fall work wardrobe using some sort of cardi and ballet flats. I can understand that sounds crazy but what’s life without some risk?

It looks like unless she’s working with a gown she likes to keep it pretty low key with her outfit choices, which I have to admit I love about her. With Miss Stone what you see is what you get. It’s clear not only with her fashion choices but with her personality she is as down to earth as they come.

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The Littlest Things

Now that I’m in the last stretch of my education I’ve been flooded with assignments and responsibilities. With that said I’ve resorted to finding joy in the littlest things.

These Reese cupcakes were so good. So good. Yes this is product placement, but did I mention how good they were? The perfect little pick me up treat for my hectic week.

My man friend got these for me. Why you may ask? Because I made him a graduation card and got him Mini Eggs. The card was made online and printed at school and the Mini Eggs was reduced Easter candy at work. My thing cost less than $3 and by looking at this amazing arrangement, his cost a bit more.  This is the first time I’ve ever gotten flowers for no real reason from a guy I was seeing. Hell it was the first time a guy has ever gotten me flowers and while to him it was nothing it is the sweetest thing someone’s done for me in a long time.

The different textures of some of my new purchases. Obviously getting something new is exciting, but these aren’t designs and textures I normally have in my closet so I’m excited to start test driving these dresses and experimenting with how to wear the green laser cut skirt, (which looks very cute with a white blouse and grey blazer).

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Goodbye Ruby Tuesday

Tired. So tired. I’ve been planning and prepping for my programs award night since September and been trying to haul ass since January.

Now that it’s three days away I am beyond stressed/tired/hungry/scrambled/excited and a hundred other emotions I’m to busy to think of.

Yesterday I got to school around 8 a.m. and had to leave at 10 p.m. only because my building had to close. The only time I left was to treat myself to a very expensive vanilla latte from Starbucks. By the time I got home it was 11 and I was up until 3 a.m. only to wake back up at 7 a.m.

Tired is an understatement and I’m very much looking forward to the comfy night in that my bed and I are going to have watching old episodes of The Twilight Zone. 

So when forcing myself to get out of bed I threw together the easiest combo I could think of and threw my hair in a messy bun using the new Goody Spin Pins I love them beyond words and the metal headband is from Urban Outfitters and was on clearance for $3. I quite liked the messy chic look I chose for today.  My top half is H&M (blazer, blouse, necklace) and without question I am wearing my TOMS which have been a savior with all the running montages my life has been filled with.

 

 

 

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The Sweater Song

Oh spring. It hasn’t really peeked through just yet and today’s weather was odd to say the least. It flip flopped between windy, rainy, hail, cold and a bit of sun.

Today I broke out one of my favourite spring/summer sweaters. I got this last year around this time from Boathouse. I’m pretty sure it is the comfiest throw on item I own. For the past two weeks my bottom half has been jeans and my cream coloured TOMS. I’m planning an awards night for my program and being stressed to the max I refuse to wear heels with all the running around I’ve been doing.

In this awkward in between season time I have the hardest time not resorting to just jeans, but it’s my staple piece. I figure I’m a few weeks away from going on the wonderful career job hunt I might as well enjoy it.

Keeping up the laid back vibe of this gorgeous boho sweater I left my hair au natural, braided myself a headband and I added a loose light purple RW&CO shirt. My Tiffany’s necklace I got from Christmas from my grandparents is an easy way to keep it pretty. I’m positive I could wear a paper bag and still feel like a queen in my Tiffany’s key.

I’m looking forward to being able to start wearing all my dresses but for now I’m perfectly happy in my blue jeans and a sweet top.

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First Date

Oh the dreadful first date. You’re both excited, curious and out to prove you’re not crazy. A couple of weeks ago a young gentleman caller took me out to a pub downtown for some dinner and pool. While the date itself sparked no real “love connection” (or whatever you kids call it these days) I quite liked the outfit I threw together for it.

I originally wore these American Eagle shoes with the outfit. But after some early morning revision while getting ready for school I decided it was too much brown with my leather jacket. Today I opted out for some nude velvet wedges from my moms closet. The shoes were a little too tight for my liking, but I only had about three hours of class, so it was worth the squeeze.

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Like the First of Spring

While spring has surprisingly been around for over two weeks here, today is officially the first day.

Spring is one of my favourite seasons. The colours, the fabrics and the inspiration. Here are a few of the things inspiring me for the 2012 spring season.

TOMS recently launched a ballet flat line. I already have a cream coloured pair and they are so incredibly comfy and I can’t wait to invest in more.

The colours of spring are incredible. Most take the opportunity to punch up the colours in their wardrobes, and I know I’m  one of them, but I love how spring is the perfect time to wear soft fabrics and pastels.

Maxi dresses are one my fashion obsessions. they are easy breezy and beautiful. I have only a few but wearing them make me feel so trendy.

Dresses in general. I have two closets and one of them is full of dresses. I am a serious dress enthusiast. Despite my pasty white legs I love showin’ those babies off.  My go to staple outfit is always always always a dress and jean jacket. So easy and yet so good.

Spring is just a wonderful season and I am so excited to try out some new trends.

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Sexy Silk

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My March break has been hectic to say the least. I’ve spent almost everyday of my break either at school, working or both (I did manage to squeeze a date in my busy schedule but I’ll post that outfit sometime within the next week).

Something I don’t always love to do is my hair. It takes so much time to wave it, curl it, straighten it etc. This past summer I heard some women raving about this line in the store I work at and decided to try it. While it is expensive I fell in love with this product. Using one pump and putting it through towel dry hair my hair was not only silky smooth but soft and brought out my natural waves in the best way possible. Plus it lasts me months (I restocked only two months ago).

Last month I figured it was time to try the repair mask with all the damage I put on my hair styling and dying it. Once again I’m hooked. These products smell amazing and can easily be worked into my morning routine. With the mask I only use it once or twice a week (on the days I wash my hair) for about ten minutes.

They are expensive but sometimes it’s nice to do something that makes you feel good about yourself, and I know when my hair looks good, I’ve got confidence to spare.

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Under the Sea

After being sick for almost three weeks straight it was time for a pick me up. Usually that results in me getting my hair cut or dyed but this time I needed something I could just do in bed while re watching episodes of 30 Rock and Community. I resorted to painting my nails.

Usually I do all the same colour and then just giving my ring finger some sparkles, but a co worker asked me to pick out some nail polish for her and she used both the copper and dark silver colours I picked. Feeling inspired by her unexpected, in my opinion, choice I decided to mimic the thought. These colours feel so fresh and the turquoise just feels so nautical to me.

Now shortly after giving myself this D.I.Y. mani I was flipping through the March issue of Glamour and it just so happens they did a spread on blue and aqua nail polish. I always feel nerdy and cool when I mimic some sort of trend and then find it in a magazine or online.

Colours by Essie:

Turquoise & Caicos

Trophy Wife

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Lady Sings the Blues

It’s hard to believe that this is March weather in Canada. Strange but true. I could have easily worn some sort of maxi skirt or sundress but it just didn’t feel right rocking something so light in a winter month. So instead I put on a light pleather jacket, grey off the shoulder shirt, jeans and some good ‘ol cowboy boots. The outfit felt really grey and toneless so I added the pop of the bright blue to give it that almost spring feel. For my birthday last month I got myself what I like to call a “big girl purse.” I got it from Aldo and it just feels so grown up with how structured it is and how it matches everything. Plus it’s a gorgeous bag. While this was one of my wake up and go outfits I just threw together after three weeks of being sick in one way or another, I’m looking forward to spring when I can take more time to put together some of my outfits.

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