Sep 29, 2011

modcloth order

So today I quit at American Apparel. The hours were really long and it was effecting my school work, so it was for the best. My manager said I could come back next summer if I wanted to though, so that's really nice of her.

On Monday I ordered a few things from I really like everything on the site so it's hard to not to splurge! There was a big sale on, so I got one sale blouse, a regular price sweater, and a sketch-book. It's only the second time I've ever ordered anything online, so I was really excited. This morning I checked the UPS tracker, and it was really close, so today the box arrived! Luckily the tops fit me really nicely. Here are some photos of what I bought:

They sent me this hair clip free!

Lulu in the order box. I can't get enough of her.

Sep 24, 2011

Post-Clothing Show

I got back from The Clothing Show a couple hours ago, and it was great. Lots of really cool designers and artisans. I ended up taking my mom with me, we're really close and she's fun to shop with. Felt like a long day though, we did lots of walking. Here are the things I bought today:

This is an all natural deodorant from Priya Means Love. There are no chemicals and no aluminium salts, so it's much better than regular pharmacy deodorant. Plus it smells great. You can find it here.


Found this adorable pair of underwear on sale at With Love Lingerie. Their lingerie pieces are beautiful. You can take a look here.

I bought these three bracelets from The Bijou Box for only $7! It was the clasps that sold me on them, so cute! You can look at the other pieces here. (their Etsy is under construction, but check back in a few days!)

This shirt is from Yes World Boutique. Their pieces are so unique, and many are eco-friendly. The designer told me that the pattern on this top was inspired by a trip to Africa! Here's the online shop.

This is probably my new favorite dress. I've wanted something like this for a long time. I'm not sure where I bought it because there were no signs and they carried a bunch of different brands, but the label says Maya. 

There was also this beautiful cuff I wanted from Blackiris Design, but I didn't end up buying it. I'll have to remember it for next time. My mom bought an outfit from Yes World Boutique, sinus vapor balm from Priya Means Love and a few boxes of cookies from Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co. She bought vanilla, maple, apricot, and raspberry. They're all very delicious. They're really cute too, they kind of remind me of the "eat me" cookies in Alice in Wonderland.
And now after a long day, I'm going to make some tea, and watch a movie.

The Clothing Show

Tomorrow I'm going to The Clothing Show! I'm so excited. I went to the spring/summer show with my sister in May and it was lots of fun, so I expect to find some good things and have a great time. I actually won two all-weekend passes through a contest on, but I was working today and I'm working Sunday, so I'm only able to go tomorrow. But it works out, because the show hours are longest on Saturday. I'll be sure to report back with details tomorrow! (Thanks again, Stefania!)

On another note...
Last night I was feeling creative, so I decided to sew something. I based my design on a shirt I already have, but added my own elements. I love the pattern of the fabric. I really like stripes, but these ones look as if they were sketched on. Here's a picture of the fabric I used:

And here are images of the final product, and how I wore it!

(excuse the grim faces, the pictures where I'm smiling are blurry)

Sep 19, 2011


I've been assigned a lot of homework lately, so it's been hard keeping up with everything.
The warm weather is coming back, which is starting to annoy me. Just when I get used to the regular fall weather it starts getting hot again. It's so frustrating!

I've been really interested in French music lately, more than I already am. It just seems to calm me down when I'm upset. The language is just so pretty! Luckily I can understand most of it too.

Right now I'm really just procrastinating, seeing that I still have homework due for tomorrow to do. So before I go to finish that, here are some of my favorite French songs of the moment:

Petite Pute - Austine

Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus - Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin (an oldie but a goodie!)

Coin Du Rue - Juliette Greco

Sep 15, 2011

h&m bag

I've been working so much, I haven't been able to write a new post. But now that I'm free tonight, that's what I'm doing. Hopefully my hours next week will be more reasonable...

So I went back to Zara on Monday and returned the bag. It was a beautiful purse, but it just wasn't right for school. If it had been bigger with stronger handles it would be perfect. After I returned it I went and bought one from H&M. It's almost double the size of the other one, so I can fit everything I need in there. I'm really happy with this one. Here's a picture:

Today was kind of cold out, so I finally got to wear my new dress from H&M! Here's what I wore it with:

Dress: H&M
Belt: American Apparel
Fishnets: Winners
Bag: H&M
Ring: Aldo

That's about all I have to say for today. Hope you're having a great week!

Sep 8, 2011

school updates

So I've had my first real school day today. It's hard getting back into the routine, I'm very tired. Now that my classes are mixed rather than mostly French immersion, there are a lot of new people in my classes. Unfortunately quite a few of them are the people I don't like from my school. But I'll just have to suck it up because that's life, right?

I only have two shifts at work this week which seems like the perfect amount. More than three would be too much for me, I'd get distracted from school and I'd be too busy. Tomorrow at work I get to pick out some new fall things, as all the sales associates get packages for the seasons. I'm very excited, I've been picking out what to try on already. There's so much I want to buy, but I'll have to wait for a few more pay checks to buy it all.

I bought a new school bag as a back-to-school gift to myself. Here's a picture:

It's from Zara. I absolutely love it, but I have been having second thoughts. I really like using the long shoulder straps, but I realized the one on this bag is rather thin, so I'm nervous that if my bag gets too heavy it will break. Maybe the strap is just for show, or when the bag is light. The other straps are thick and stronger, so that could be it. I haven't taken the tags off because I'm still contemplating whether or not I should return it and buy a bigger bag with a better strap. Suggestions?