Thursday, 30 October 2008

Can we prance upon wisps of cloud?

Sum pikchurs jus fur funners.

Getting tipsy off this here appletini.

How JD would be proud.

What I've been wearing lately:

Coat: Zara, trousers: Rietmans, shoes: Wal Mart, scarf: vintage shop in Paris, bag: my trusty ol' purse.

Coat: Zara, skirt: thrifted, tights & shoes: H&M, gloves: permanently borrowed from Cyril's mum, earrings: thrifted.

Cyril's first fashion appearance!
Coat: Topman, jeans: H&M, shoes: Converse, scarf: tourist shop in Paris.

I liked the fact that I was rocking socks on top of tights for once. I quite enjoy the warmth socks with skirts can provide and I quite enjoy looking at the trend on gals with skinny legs, but I'm afraid this idea is usually a no-go for my cankles and I. Not this time!

I liked it so much I wore it the next day to the beach.
Cardi: H&M men, shirt: Stodola Family Reunion 1987 (at which I was present as a little'un) skirt: Le Chateau, belt: thrifted, scarf: random vendor on the streets of Paris, tights & shoes: H&M.

Cardi: H&M, shirt: UNIQLO, jeans: Mango, shoes: Tati, scarf: thrifted in Switzerland, belt: thrifted.

Sweater: thrifted, skirt: H&M, shoes: were my mum's, scarf: tourist shop in Paris.

And we always told them we had nothing to declare all those times coming back from Paris. Get a grip on reality, guys: nobody comes back to Switzerland from Paris without buying anything.

Something that made me really happy yesterday: I walked past a girl from my first year ArtsOne program who is really... unique. She seems slightly challenged in some way, but she was just always sitting across the room with this serene grin on her face and would always raise her hand tentatively to answer a question only to ramble on and sometimes giggle and go really loud at some points. So that's this girl. The thing that made me really happy was seeing her walking with a boy who looks absolutely perfect for her. Both pale, long faces, gangly, dorky in a sweet way, possibly a bit socially challenged. It was adorable.

Plus then I saw 3 other people from that class that I've never seen before on campus that day. Strange. It's like they had a meeting and didn't invite me...

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Think about it: Pushing Daisies.

These jeans seemingly make me more productive. In the short history of this blog there have only been two posts where I could say, "folks, this is what I am wearing at this very moment". And they have both been whilst wearing these same trousers.

Cardigan: vintage store in Osoyoos, shirt: Zara, pants: Reitmans, belt: thrifted, shoes: H&M.

I should get to wearing this Halloween themed glow-in-the-dark tee before it's kind of silly to wear a shirt with bats and a haunted house on it. Although now that I have discovered the beauties of (almost) everything high-waited, the slightly gaudy "Haunted Girls" script at the bottom is covered and I may find myself wearing it more often.

Shirt: thrifted, jeans: Tati, belt & shoes: thrifted.

Did you watch Pushing Daisies on Tuesday? I have never been so in love with a television show in all my life. It's quirky, beautifully shot, with gorgeous actors with gorgeous style with adorable and/or completely witty personalities, with the most charming love story ever. This will mostly likely not be the last time I will be caught gushing about it.

From here.

Yeah, who wouldn't want to watch this show? Hello.

Monday, 20 October 2008

And we shall call her Cheese.


Les Amis de Fromage, 1752 W 2nd Ave Vancouver.

Two months' absence from Switzerland and it's delectable abundance of dairy products made in heaven, has left me yearnin' for a wee bit of real cheese. You know, no blocks of North American mozzarella, cheddar (though cheddar from Chedar, England or say, Dubliner cheddar, now there's cheese!) or the ingenious mixing of the two most boring cheeses to get an equally boring marble cheese. Well I'll have you know I got my fix by buying $25 worth of Swiss raclette cheese and a soft Quebec cheese we had never tried. And then having raclette! In our new raclette oven!

Oh give me cheese anyday.

Cardigan: H&M, shirt: thrifted, skirt: thrifted (by my mum!), tights: H&M, shoes: Spring, scarf: vintage store in Paris.

Cardigan: American Apparel, shirt: vintage store in Amsterdam, skirt: H&M, shoes: thrifted Etienne Aigner, purse: Accessorize.
(What's up with my hair...?)

Cardigan: H&M Man, shirt: gift (it's made of hemp!), skirt: Le Chateau, tights: H&M, shoes: thrifted, necklace: thrifted, belt: my Grandfather's belt from Mexico, purse: same, scarf: material I cut off a skirt to shorten it.

I look so much like my sister in this. I think it's the glasses.

What I wore today.
Bodysuit: thrifted, trousers: Rietmans, belt: same from Grandpa, scarf: was my mum's, shoes: H&M.

The weather was all over the place today. As I was coming out of classes the sun decided to warm my face for a while but once I got home it left again so I didn't have to feel bad about staying inside to work while it was gorgeous out, it poured, the sun came out and I took these.

What kind of muffins shall I make? Maybe I'll concoct some cheese muffins.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Girl I'm so down when your love's not around.

After a week or so of: 1. going home and slumming it style-wise 2. being sick and slumming in my PJs mostly, I'm beginning to feel a bit of a slob. And this being the case, I also have no recent photos to share, even though the lounging sweater I'm wearing from sales at Old Navy is quite fabulous, maybe I will make a post in the future of lounge clothes. Which, quite frankly, are underrated.

A month and a half after being here and not having made very many friends, I'm beginning to miss the ones I left in Switzerland. And my little boys. And Cyril's gorgeous, spacious, gloriously white and old house.

My last few weeks in Switzerland went like this:

It's going to be strange to go back in a few years and see the little boy who's diaper I changed and who wasn't able to talk, much more grown up and going to school.

In the middle of telling me I would get my butt spanked.

Cyril said this morning when he sees a cat in our little courtyard he has the urge to open the door and let it come in to snuggle for a while.

Today is lovely and I will take advantage of it by taking pictures of our apartment and dressing up nice for a change.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

If those guys don't want me, I'll do my own thing.

Some things I've been wearing lately.

Cardigan: H&M, shirt: Old Navy, skirt: thrifted, shoes: thrifted Etienne Aigner, scarf: tourist shop in Paris.

I want to start wearing more heels. I'm a fan of these here; hello stay-on-my-feet-cute-comfort. I will be looking more more stay-on-my-feet variety. And I mean this as opposed to my other one pair of heels that like to come off the back of my foot and make me stumble around on the street trying to put my foot back in it. Real, real classy.

Cardigan: H&M mens, shirt: Suzy Shier, skirt: thrifted, shoes: Wal Mart (what?), necklace: gift.

These were going to be Cyril's new glasses until we found out they were "decoration only".

Shirt: Urban Outfitters, necklace: thrifted.

Shirt: thrifted, vest: H&M, pants: Tati, shoes: H&M, necklace: gift.

A sick, procrastination day seems good as any to start a new blog. Sick as in beginning of a darling cold, procrastination as in I have a French grammar midterm tomorrow and I don't even know where to look where to begin where to start studying. I've been studying French for a long time, but this stuff just doesn't compute in my mind.

I'm going home this weekend, where there is a sewing machine! It'll be me, my mum's Baby Lock and a pile of transformations waiting to happen.

And let's not forget Pumpkin Pie. HELLO.
There are just reasons upon reasons why Autumn is the best season of all. I love it love it love it. It's crisp, cosy, snuggly, cute; it makes me want to make soup and pie and tea. I wish it lasted longer. And didn't give way to the eternity of Winter.