Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Friday

Im all about the bar-goon (as my father in law says it). I really get off on finding something of quality and paying next to nothing for it. I don't like cheap shit, I like shit cheap... I just wanted to clarify.  I did not have a chance to go over the boarder to do some shopping this black Friday because 1. I find it masochistic to wait hours on end just to get allowed back into your own country and 2. because I don't need anything that badly and 3. because you can find ridiculous deals if you just take the time to look right here in your local mall.  

I found this navy blue bubble skirt on the clearance rack at one of my favourite stores Joe Fresh:

For $10!! Now I realize the bubble skirts might be a thing of the past, but I figure if you like it and it looks presentable who cares what the rules are, right?

I paired it a white shirt,  another cheap find  from Anne Taylor (which from this picture looks way to baggy on me, but you get the idea) from my trip to Florida last year which was like $11 US and a gold necklace my sis bought me for my birthday last year = FREE

What I love about the skirt most is the colour, as I don't have many things in blue and the pockets.  Pockets are fantastic. This outfit makes going to work a little more fun and a little less work-y. which makes me happy. 

I did have a chance to venture across the boarder a couple of weeks ago when an opportunity presented itself. At first I found it challenging to find anything of quality and then I saw this:

A perfect work dress that is both comfortable and flattering. and guess what? there are pockets! I bought it at off the 5th (i think that is what its called). Originally priced at $200 and change I got it for $50. Awesome. 

and there you have it folks cheap quality finds. what I live for when I shop. 



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lady McQueen

This morning started out like any other. Got up, went for a workout in our out-dated workout room. Flipped the communal TV to MuchMoreMusic's Juice, playing all today's hits, mixed in with some uber-annoying videos that make me want to stick forks in my eyes...but I digress. Anywho, as I'm about to leave the workout room Lady Gaga's new video (at least I think its new, dont really keep up with music videos these days) Bad Romance hits my retinas and I am faced-f**ked with intense fashion choices sported by the one and only Lady G. Once the video finishes and I am able to blink once again I utter the words "Unbelievable". And it was...nothing like I have ever seen before, until it comes to my attention that its the one and only Alexander McQueen's designs that has gotten me all hot and bothered. I've put it in an equation for you to understand: Lady Gaga + Alexander McQueen = Fashions Future Trajectory.

I know, right!
This shit is out there! And the only one that can pull off this fantastically futuristic look from the abyss is the Lady. We love her and there will be plenty more of her where that came from.
 Click the link to check out the video of which I reference:

and just let it happen....all over your body.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Please allow me to introduce myself...

Working in the financial industry can sometimes mean that fashion takes a back seat, its not the top priority in my work world I guess you can say. So, it was becoming increasingly more apparent that I was in dire need of a creative outlet. So that's what this is. A way to express my love for all things fashion focusing on my love for being thrifty...or as my friends would call it...being cheap. I know, they're mean right?

My life dream was to become a fashion designer but lets face it...I was too chicken shit to go through with it. So I guess you can say this blog is my alternative. If I can't be in the fashion industry I'm going to write about it along with other topics that I might find interesting at the moment.

I don't claim to be a fashion guru in any way, but I truly believe together with my bestie Nicole we can write about what inspires us and hopefully inspire you in turn.

So lets see what happens and while your at it, just let this blog happen...

Hey Friends,

Just wanted to introduce myself. I've lived in Korea and I've been to Bonnaroo, just in case you were wondering. I moved to Toronto a little over a year ago, and I am constantly inspired by the fashion I see all over the city. This is just a way for me to share some of the conversations or ideas about fashion and the such, that I would share with my friends. So sit back, relax, and just let this blog happen...

hugs and kisses,


Friday, November 20, 2009

A love affair: Headbands and awkward hair stage.

Growing out my hair is turning out to be quite the challenge. Its completely unappealing to the masses, its frizzy and heavy and out of shape.
With all that being said, I needed a quick fix...Then I remembered.

The headband.

But not just any headband, this kind of headband. Reserved only for the hip and happening. And though I don't yet own one, I will. However, being the self proclaimed cheapo I will try to make it myself.
Stay tuned.

Here is an adorable photo of my hubby wearing an extremely cute headpiece that our friend Sarah found at what I think is a truck show for fashion... like I said reserved for only the hip and happening. and Jonny of course.

That just happened...all over your face.