Black and Gold II

Blouse: Winners | Sweater: Thrifted | Jeans: Suzy Shier | Heels: Urban Behaviour 

Continuing on in the "Christmastime is coming, get the sequins out!" spirit of the last outfit I posted, a sequel of sorts. I bought this neat little number from Winners last spring with the Christmas season in mind -- again, if you can't casually wear sequins at this time of the year, when can you? For the most part, it's gotten far too cold to wear something so lightweight without something layered over or under it. I opted for an old black and metallic gold thrifted sweater which I thought would go together nicely with the sequinned collar of the little blouse. Since the sweater is quite loose-fitting, and I don't liked to feel drowned in oversized clothes, I wore my high waisted jeans. Don't want to be too demure, do we?

I skipped wearing any accessories, and wore a new pair of heels that I recently bought for $10 at Urban Behaviour. I didn't even know we had an Urban Behaviour, though I think it's fairly new to Victoria. We also have an Urban Planet in the Bay Centre. What is it with 'urban' being in all these shop names?

Black and Gold

With the Christmas season quickly approaching, I've taken to working in more glittery pieces into my outfits. (If you can't wear glitter at Christmastime, when can you?) I was going through my sock drawer (completely serious), and found a pair of socks with a metallic gold stripe around the ankle. So, I wondered, could an outfit be based around these?

I decided I'd match the gold stripe on the socks to an old thrifted sweater, except I'd forgotten how strange the sleeves and shoulders on this sweater are. Quick fix: Wear a blazer over it, then any strangeness is covered and it adds a tailored feel to the overall outfit. 

In hopes of eliminating the boxy feeling of the outfit, I chose to wear my high waisted black jeans from Suzy Shier. They've faded a bit by now and I had to replace the button, but they seeing as they were just $20 and I've gotten tonnes of wear out of them, I'm not too bothered. 

As for shoes, I didn't want too much of the socks showing, so I chose to wear an old pair of wedge boots from Aldo which left just my ankles exposed. And I popped on a pair of obnoxiously big heart-shaped hoop earrings -- I love classic, delicate jewellery, but I've always had a soft spot for those massive faux gold earrings. And since it's gotten far too cold to wear only a blazer, I wore my herringbone coat from Sirens.

So, I based an outfit around a pair of socks and, looking at it a few days later, I actually don't hate it. Swell.

A New Look + Two New Tutorials

Some of your might have noticed by now that I've changed around a few things on here. I've gotten a new URL, rearranged the layout, and changed the colour scheme a bit. I'd been so tired of the old look, I wanted desperately to make a few changes. I might fiddle with the layout a bit more, but I'm so far loving the changes. I hope you guys like them, as well!

I've also posted two new tutorials on my Youtube channel in the past week, the first is a Mr Brighside inspired makeup and the second is an Elizabeth Taylor makeup tutorial. 

Hope you're all having a lovely Saturday.

Knee Socks

Coat: Sirens | Bodysuit: American Apparel | Shorts: Thrifted | Tights: Secret | Socks: Ardene | Heels: Aldo

Last month, I mentioned on Tumblr how I've recently gotten into (read: gotten obsessed with) the Arctic Monkeys. I'm still a bit bitter that I'll be missing their Vancouver show in December, but that's another story. I was feeling a bit inspired by one of their new songs, Knee Socks and went searching in my storage bins for my old over-the-knee socks. I couldn't find them -- I'm pretty sure I sold them on eBay, as they had never been taken out of the pack. So, I snapped up a new pair at Ardene -- actually two new pairs and a little gift for a friend on one of their 3-for-$10 sales.

I layered them over a pair of sheer black tights (which was so cosy!), and wore high waist shorts, my beloved AA bodysuit, and my favourite winter coat from last year. Similar to the last look I posted, this one is a bit different from what I usually go for but I love how it all came together!


Black on Black

Cardigan: Suzy Shier | Blouse: Thrifted | Trousers: Thrifted | Heels: Steve Madden | Earrings: Icing

Here's a quick look from last week. I'd felt like experimenting a bit, so I put together an outfit that was slightly different from anything I'd recently worn. I paired a thrifted lacy blouse with an old pair of thrifted dotted trousers and my favourite black heels. I popped on a little black cardigan, in lieu of a black blazer. I've actually been searching for a nice black blazer for ages and hadn't yet found the right one, but recently I was in Suzy Shier and came across a perfect one similar to my red one --  and I'm sure I'll definitely be working it into an outfit sometime in the near future!