Monday, November 30, 2009

How the HELL is it 'Make it work Monday' ALREADY?!!!?

I feel like my life is one loooooong series of Mondays all strung together. I hate Monday. I always will. Yesterday, I went thrifting with my fantabulous friend Amanda. It was hilarious and fun!....until:

We decided to eat at a Portuguese restaurant across from the Value Village. The food was fine. The waiter was bizarre. Once we finished the meal, we sat around talking and waited patiently for our bill to arrive. It never came. The staff kept walking by us as if we didn't exist. We decided that they did not deserve our money. After much deliberation, we calmly walked out. Once we got out Amanda proceeded to RUN FULL SPEED to her car like we had just shot somebody causing me to LAUGH HYSTERICALLY while trying to run after her in the rain and BAIL HEAD FIRST INTO THE CONCRETE, causing me to twist my ankle. Ha!

My ankle KILLS. It's not too swollen so I'm assuming it will heal. Lesson Learned. Do not Dine and Dash no matter how shitty the service. I have to say that even though I am in pain, it was TOTALLY WORTH IT. Hilarious.

Oh yeah, the clothes! I got some great things for very little dough. This shirt was fabulous and I had to have it but I was afraid that I could not style it without looking like Melanie Griffith in Working girl. It had so much potential that I couldn't pass it up. The neckline is so interesting and it is a nice bold leopard print.

I thought the glasses were a nice touch. I wanted to wear heels but my ankle is EFFED up. I wore brown over the knee suede boots. They looked fine. Whatever. Okay everyone stay Stylish! Bye!
P.S. Karma is a bitch.

Friday, November 27, 2009


Hey. This is what I wore yesterday:

I love it. There isn't much to say about it other than it's awesome. I suppose it's very Gossip Girl isn't it? Just like Mad Men, I've never seen Gossip Girl. And, Like Mad Men it's one of those shows that I'll watch for a few seconds if I'm surfing channels to see what whomever on screen in wearing and then move on. I'm sure Mad Men is a better show but I digress.... Oh and I love these shoes! They were made in the 1950's. Every time I wear them I am afraid they are going to fall apart but they have survived for years. Yay for well made shoes. I'm not feeling particularly talkative today. I'm taking a thrifting trip to Value Village with a friend this weekend so hopefully that will result in lots of lovely things to post next week! Ciao. Stay Stylish.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Style Shuffle 2.0

Hi. Due to technical dificulties, I have no crappy iphone pics for you today so I decided to do a Style Shuffle. This is where I hit shuffle on my Ipod and give my two stylish cents about the artist that pops up! Sounds fun right?! Here we go:

1)Amel Larrieux: Oh My God she is sooooo awesome.

She is very bold and adventurous with her style choices but she doesn't let the clothes wear her. She always pics one really great, huge accessory or pattern as the focus. Gorgeous.

2)The Cure: What do say about Robert Smith?!

Alot I guess. When I was 14 I was completely influenced by darker more 'gothic' bands and espescially their style. I love the Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees and Depeche Mode and The Smiths and Joy Division and all that jazz. Robert smith has amazing Personal Style. He's a total original and he's been immitated by every depressed 15 year old I know.

3)Q-Tip: Oh I love A Tibe called Quest! Q-Tip has been my imaginary boyfriend on many occasion. I am also very influced by 90's Hip Hop stylewise and A tribe called Quest is a great example. They are part of that movement that was Hip Hop but not neccessarily completley 'urban' or 'gangster'. They are a bit more Bohemian and not afraid to say it.

I couldn't really find any great examples of their style on-line but I did find these amazing 'Tribe called quest edition' Kicks that someone can buy for me if you want.

4)Bob Marley: I think if I really sat down and thought about it, I have probably spent more time watching, Listening to or thinking about Bob Marley more than any one else I can think of. Bob Marley is also the most beautiful man I can think of-besides my Husband of course :) Some of my earliest memories involve watching or listening to him with my Dad. He looked amazing all the time. I can't really go on or else this will turn into a Bob Marley Style blog and that isn't really what I was going for. Let's look at some pictures


Wanna know what is not perfect? This:

Look, I don't want to be mean, and I CERTAINLY don't want to offend anyone but I do find it very unfortunate that the Universe has given us something so perfect as Bob Marley but like a cruel joke, this amazing man has inadvertantly contributed the the existence of Hippy Dreads. Were it not for Bob Marley, I probably would not be subject to this patchouli smelling nightmare. There I said it. I'm moving on.

5) D'Angelo: Um...Um....

D'angelo should not wear Clothes.

Alrighty well that was fun! Don't forget to leave comments and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gypsies are STYLISH.

Hey folks. I hate my job. At first, it was cool to get back 'out there' after being at home with my son for a year. It felt great to have to get up everyday and put actual clothing on instead of yoga pants and a tank top(those were the only things that fit!)and have more exciting places to go than the park. Well....right about now I would KILL to be at home with my son. The lycra clothing I do not miss. I'm glad I have this blog to vent. Anyway, I do love this dress!

It's clearly a summer dress but I winterized it today because it was calling at me from the hanger. I bought it from this woman named Raine who is so mysterious and cool. She has long wild curls and an olive complexion...and lots of underarm hair :) She is always traveling the world looking for beautiful things to sell in her shop. She always reminds me of a gypsy. I styled this dress vaguely gypsy-ish in honour of her because this used to be her dress. I always feel quite fabulous when I wear it. It's got good energy.
I hope everyone has a great day. Don't let your shitty job get you down. I'll try and do the same. At least I'm STYLISH!

Dress-Vintage(Gypsy named Raine)
Belt-Vintage(Clothing Show)
Tights-Costa Blanca
Earrings-Courage My Love

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Make it work Mondays!(The Tuesday Edition)

Hi. It's been a few days since I have had a chance to post anything. I feel like i've missed out on so much! It's crazy how fast things move on the 'interweb' I go away for a few days and I'm totally out of the loop. Fashion is fickle :) I went away for the weekend. I was at a birthday party(Wearing a pretty great outfit-hopefully pictures will follow)and yesterday I took the day off. Sooooo.....even though it's tuesday it FEELS like a Monday to me. I loooove the dress I'm wearing. It's vintage. Despite my passion, I was kind of afraid to wear it. It has become one of those pieces that sits in my closet like an art peice when it really is meant to be worn! Needless to say, it's a bit bright. Also, I wasn't sure that the cut would be flattering. I was also having trouble figuring out what shoes would work. I decided it would be perfect for 'make it work' Monday.

Loving it! it fits like a glove and is actually quite flattering. I added a black cardigan to tone things down which I didn't take a picture of. The shoes worked out great as well. They are a great blue which does not really translate in the pics. I'm putting this frock in heavy rotation!!!
Stay stylish!

Shoes-NIne West

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Better than I thought.

Hey. Today I am feeling Meh. It's raining and my neck still hurts. I need to wash my hair and get a mani/pedi. The situation is critical. I have a party to go to this weekend and a really great dress so I'm going to have to pull it together.

Even though I'm feeling not-so-hot, when I look at the pictures objectively, this look is actually kind of cute. Did you notice there's a picture of me that didn't take myself?! I got a coworker to do it. The shitty picture quality endures, I'm afraid. I love this cardigan. It cost me next to nothing at Goodwill but I think it's very chic. It's always fun when you get to wear galoshes. These are pretty awesome. I bought them years ago when no one was really rocking galoshes. Even though they are a little bit played out I don't care. Everyone needs galoshes! They are Stylish!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Soylent Green is People!....IT'S PEOPLE!!!

I'm feeling a bit silly today. Actually, I have to stay silly to distract myself from the shooting pain I have had in my neck for the past 3 days. It has moved up the side of my head now. Awesome. I see painkillers in my future.

This sweater is Dope. It's obviously very 70's but it's futuristic too. It's like the 'clothing of the future' as imgagined by a 1970's film director. I love old science fiction wardrobe. Everything is either lame or polyester. This is not a very optimistic vision of the future as far as textiles go. I even tried to put my hair back in a weird 'over the ears' ponytail like Marcia Brady but my hair does not exactly behave like Marcia's did. I did acheive the same basic shape. OVerall this outfit is cozy and tres STYLISH. Now if you'll excuse me,I'm off to find some DRUGS. May the force be with You.

Sweater-Thrifted(Planet Aid)
Jeans-Guess(gifted by sister)
Earrings-Have had for 10 years.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I see London, I see France.......

I am taking a few minutes to post before the mayhem that is work begins. I have been so busy. Ultimately, it's a good thing. This outfit was decidedly cuter in my head than in real life but I still like it quite a bit. The skirt is dangerously short. Oops.

I'm not sure if I love the pattern of the shirt. I thought it was more of a floral but it looks a bit too abstract for me right now. I do love the combo of the "urban" earring with the cat eye glasses. Anyway, I'm off to work. By Stylish!

Dress worn as skirt-Suzy Sheer
Tights-Suzy Sheer

Monday, November 16, 2009

Make it work Mondays!

Yay! It's Monday. I'm kidding. I had a lovely weekend filled with good Friends and great food and whatnot. Needless to say, I'm not too happy to be back at the office. The good thing is that it's 'make it work Monday.' That's where I take something that I would not normally wear and Work it out.

This Monday's installment features this crazy ass belt.

It's an amazing belt. I got it at a vintage clothing swap years ago. I have always felt like it was a bit 'silly' to get away with. This is kind of ridiculous coming from the girl who just a few days ago was wearing a t-shirt featuring an octopus wearing glasses and a moustache! Still, The belt felt a bit costume to me. Maybe it's the rhinestones. Anyway, I never wear it but today is the day! This is what I did:

I like it. I think the brown works nicely with the blue and gold. I encourage you all to 'Make it work' too! It's fun!

Stay Stylish,

T-shirt-Old Navy