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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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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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Glamorous

Awards season is my favourite time of the year, not only because it falls around my birthday but as a woman obsessed with dresses I love seeing the red carpets.

The Oscars were no exception. While I had to work and miss the festivities and take part in the Oscars drinking game I did get to drool over the gowns the following morning.

Here are my top five favourites:

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Kate Mara is adorable and there’s just something about blush light fabrics I’m loving this season. My favourite looks are ones that look effortless and her messy bun and the simplicity of the garment just make sense. While you can argue she should have worn jewelry I think the detail in the dress is more than enough.

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Jessica Chastain is not only proving her acting chops but also that she can handle herself on the red carpet. This dress is pretty bold compared to what we usually see with it’s bright gold and harsh black, but it just works. The dress is an art piece and keeping her hair back was the right choice. A dress like this can’t be pulled off by many but her soft pale complexion and naturally striking features just compliment it all.

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Funny girl Ellie Kemper was a show stopper in this dress. I’m really at a loss for words, she and I have very similar colouring and I want this dress. I would put up with the uncomfortably high heels, four hour ceremony, starving to eat, possibly restlessness of being stuck in a chair for that long to wear this dress. She looks like a movie star. The colours are very fall based but you cannot deny how glamorous she looks. Her bold bangs and earring are drawing just enough attention to her face while the dress is jewelry itself. Wowza girl. Wowza.

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In my world Emma Stone needs no introduction. While I didn’t get to see the Oscars I did get to see her present an award; the girl crush continues. This girl knows her stuff. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an outfit on her I didn’t like. She could pull off a paper bag (How cute would she be as the Paper Bag Princess?). This dress is striking and simple. While I love her in blues and blush colours she can rock the colour red like it’s nobody’s business. The cut is perfect giving her legs that go for miles. It’s dramatic with the pretty large bow by her face but it was the perfect dress for this new It Girl to step out in the awards world. She never looks overdone and this looks like she just pulled it out of her closet, nodded and slipped it on. She’s that nice girl in high school who was perfect and as much as you wanted to hate her for it, you couldn’t really because she’s that cool.

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Kristen Wiig disappointed me when she added a choker to her SAG Awards dress which to me, threw the whole look out the window, but Ms. Wiig has redeemed herself with this number.  Favourite look of the night by far. I adore light colours even though they wash out my pale complexion. Kristen Wiig has the perfect glow to complement the subtle colour in the dress and I’m a huge sucker for mixing girly and rocker style trends. Her nails kind of made it for me, she looks so sweet and innocent and the darkness on her fingertips just literally give it the ultimate finishing touch. Good work Ms. Wiig, looking forward to seeing more of you on the red carpet.

What were your favourite looks of the night?

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9-5

I’m beginning to reach that wondrous age in which I need to step up my A Game and start looking more…hire able you might say.  Now that it’s back to school in my last semester before I decide to a) join the “big kid” world and get a job/career, or b) further my education for an extra year in Australia, I need to start looking the part. Since this time is quickly approaching I am trying my best at a “big kid” wardrobe.

In this attempt to do so I decided on this little number:

I find a blazer is an easy way to classify any outfit plus it makes me feel like Tina Fey, so no harm in that.

This skirt was the ultimate holiday shopping steal. H&M skirt for $7. While I love love love wearing skirts and dresses, in Canada the weather is getting much colder. It has yet to have a real snow fall but leggings (in my case multiple pairs) and boots are essential.

My favourite part is the necklace that I got this Christmas from my older brother. He took me to a tiny vintage boutique and pointed it out. Simply stunning and useful.

I find the simple outfits I put together look the best and easily say young and professional.

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