Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What I won't be wearing this spring

Style is definitely a matter of taste. Some people may look at the above outfits and think "what clean modern minimalism" I look at them and try to surpress a yawn. There is absolutely nothing that inspires any joy or interest in me. I can only imagine myself in clothes like these in some kind of post apocaliptic world, where I spend my days wandering the desert looking for scraps of food. Clothes should embrace and enhance a woman's body. Women have breasts and hips, but you wouldn't know it looking at these pictures. In these outfits the profession models barely look attractive. How are us mere mortals ever supposed to wear these?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What I'll be wearing this Spring

The kiddies are back in school, the weather's getting colder and the days getting shorter. That can only mean one thing- Spring Fashion. Sure we're only starting to break out the sweaters now, but we need something to get us through the long cold winter, so we'll look ahead to Spring. I recently attended New York Fashion week (and by attended I mean browsed through pictures on my laptop at home while wearing a bathrobe) and have decided come spring I'm going to incorporate a lot more ballgowns into my wardrobe. Though I don't attend many balls, my workplace has a fairly liberal dress code, so I'm thinking I'll take to wearing my fancy frocks at the office. Of course my pretty dresses may get creased if I try and sit in them for 8 hours at a desk, so I may have to hire someone to sit and actually do my work for me. I'll just stand nearby overseeing their work and looking glamorous. Hmm..on second thought standing around for 8 hours may get a little boring, so I think I'll need to hire some puppeteers to entertain me. They can reenact scenes from the movie "The Room". Of course this all these ballgowns and hired help will eat up a lot of my paycheck, but dammit I'll look smashing!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A horse with no name

Been living out of a backpack most of the time lately, therefore not dressing very fancy. (I haven't become homeless or anything, just spending a lot of time at the BF's and friend's houses lately) I find during the summer I dress a lot more casually. This summer especially's been so hot, my main priority when getting dressed is staying cool and comfy. The weather's cooling down now though, so it's easier to mix up my looks with cardigans, jackets, tights and such. Fall always renews my interest in fashion. Unlike most of the world, which seems to come alive in the spring, fall is when the fashion world blooms.
For now, thought I'd post some pics from last week's Fake Prom that I attended, the theme was The Old Wild West. I figured most gals would be going cowgirl, so I decided to dress up like a Native. (If you're looking for a Halloween costume, I got some of my stuff from, prices are decent and they have a fairly good selection) My friend Marie decided on the ol' saloon girl look and looked quite fab.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A rose by any other name

In a kinda pensive mood tonight. I've been happy in general lately, but every once in awhile I feel a little lost almost. Think it's just because there have been so many changes in my life lately. Most of them have been good, some of them have been great, but still humans are creatures of habit, so any change can throw us off a bit.
One of the things on my mind lately has been trying to figure out what to do with my last name. It seems like a silly thing to worry over, but your name is a big part of you. It's what labels you and help define you. Being a surname orphan is a strange feeling. For now I've still been using The Grumpy Danish's name. It's been my name for the last 6 years now. My dad and I get along, but aren't all that close, so I don't think I want to go back to my maiden name. It seems strange that I need to choose someone else's name to define myself. I need to attach someone else to myself to be whole. It doesn't necessasarily need to be a man's name, but it's funny that men don't usually have this problem. They are who they are and rarely let someone else redefine them in the same way that women do.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summertime and the living is easy

Hello all! Just a quick post to say hello. Bowie says hi too.
Enjoying summer, spent yesterday swimming, eating sushi and hanging out with my favourite people.
Outfit today is:
Dress: Society, buying wearing this one so often, best $20 I spent all summer.
Shoes: Winners
Belt: Laura

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How to decorate your home like a mature sophisticated adult Part 2

Once Upon a time in a land far far away, there was a beautiful princess that used to post regularly on her blog. One day the princess brought home a kitten that seemed sweet and cuddly. Little did the princess realize that it was an evil kitty. The evil kitty was jealous of the princesses attention to her blog so took to curling up on her laptop so that the princess was helpless to post regularly.
Not buying it? Ok ok, I haven't posted in forever. Miss me?
STILL working on unpacking (there may be a fair bit of procrastination involved) But otherwise life's been great lately. Ran around my apartment snapping a few more pictures so I'd have something to post. Figured I'd include a few more helpful decorating tips.
1. Unpacking boxes is overrated. Boxes make handy storage devices. Time is obviously better spent hanging pictures and doing other essential type things.
2. Colour schemes are for the uncreative. If nothing matches, everything will match. Kinda.
3. For a very sophisticated and elegant look, try to ensure you have as many decorations with faces as possible. Anything cartoonish and childlike is ideal.
4. Killed off the plants you were keeping on your balcony? Buy new ones, no one will be the wiser.
5. Can't afford modern art? Hang paintings you did when you were in preschhol. (Hmm..possibly learn to spell preschool while you're at it) Don't have fancy picture frames? Use tape to secure paintings to wall. Hanging straight is completely optional.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ground Control to Major Tom

Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce to you: Captain Bowie Waffles. a.k.a. Bowie for short. Unfortunately my other cat, Tinkerbell the manly cat, is used to living a rugged outdoorsy life, so I couldn't really bring him with me to the new apartment. He'll be residing with my mom and brother. I was missing a feline presence in my life and stopped by the pet store a few times recently. Each time I stopped by this little rascal captivated me. After visiting her for the third time I decided to bring her home with me. She's now curled up on my lap as I write this post. I'll return soon with some more outfit posts. I've been slacking lately and most of my stuff is still in boxes. Hope everyone's Thursday is treating them well and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks! I'm off to see some fireworks now.

Monday, June 21, 2010

How to decorate your home like a mature sophisticated adult.

So I arrived home from work today, opened the door to my apartment and was quite surprised to discover a fluffy black cat. Then I looked up and saw a table I'd never seen before. Looked around a bit more...where'd all this crap come from? It took a few seconds...yup I walked into the wrong apartment. Apparently I'm not entirely settled in yet.
I have a disturbing amount of stuff so I think getting unpacked and organized will take awhile. I've been trying to spend a bit of time each day making the new place feel like home. My method for decorating the apartment is: Buy old stuff from antique malls, Goodwill and Value Village. Also accept donations of second hand old stuff. Mix in with new stuff (such as picture frames, plant pots and plastic dinosaurs) from the dollar store. Paint, frame, hang and/or display stuff.