Wednesday, September 30, 2009

OOTD; As Conservative As I Can Get (Part II)

_ Black dress from Jacob
_ Gray coat from H&M
_ Red tights from American Apparel
_ Ankle boots from Spring
_ Black men's laptop bag from H&M
_ Black iPod Classic

More job hunting.
It absolutely poured yesterday; my boots soaked through, and they're for the most part water-proof. I haven't been out in a rainstorm that bad in awhile, and all of Robson Street was running for cover.
After I got home and changed into the same lazy day outfit that I wore in this post, my friend came over and we watched TV, made grilled cheese sandwiches, and played Scene-It. We were nowhere near as good at regular Scene-it than Harry Potter Scene-It.
I realize I never talked about the big HP Scene-It party I had a few weeks back, bit it's probably for the better.
You'd all judge me if you saw how much Harry Potter trivia I knew v_v

Elsie makes a cameo in those photos; when I put the camera on self timer, she kept going up to it and sniffing. I guess she saw the blinking light, and that kind of freaked her out.

I got 'The Listening' by Lights right after I wrote that blog post, and I really like it.
It's not too new, since I had about six of her songs off the album already, but 'Face Up' and 'Quiet' are amazing.

Are you a power dressing kind of person? Meaning do you like suits, blazers, heels, trenches, the whole professional look?

I do, which may surprise some people, especially people who knew me when i had my pink/purple hair. Wearing what I wore yesterday just makes me feel older, and more powerful.
I hate looking my age.


P.S. Watch/comment my video on youtube to be the next MuchMusic VJ!

Monday, September 28, 2009

OOTD; As Conservative As I Can Be

_ Dress from a boutique in Montreal
_ Leather jacket from New Look (as per usual)
_ Tights from American Apparel
_ Beret from H&M
_ Ankle boots from Spring
_ Laptop bag from H&M (not shown)
_ 'I'm Fondue Of You' nail polish by OPI
_ More blush (MAC's Melba and Harmony mixed) than usual

Today was another 'dropping off resumés' day, so I tried to look slightly conservative, not that I want to work anywhere conservative. As Stacy and Clinton say "Dress for the job you want."
But I had to add blue tights; as professional as I want to look, they have to remember me.

I think this outfit worked; I got many a cat call from all the construction workers downtown. And there were a lot -_-

The new nail colour is OPI's 'I'm Fondue Of You'.
It's a chocolate brown with a bit of red shimmer, and I'm super into it. I always have to go back to dark nails; I think this obsession happened after seeing Emily Blunt in 'The Devil Wears Prada'.

There's a bunch of albums I have to download at this point;

'The Boy Who Knew Too Much' - Mika
'Crash Love' - AFI
'The Listening' - Lights
'The Resistance' - Muse
'Man On The Moon - The End Of The Day' - Kid Cudi
'Brand New Eyes' - Paramore
'It's Not Me, It's You' - Lily Allen (I know, I haven't jumped on this bandwagon yet)
'19' - Adele (Nor this one)
'Ellipse' - Imogen Heap
'Goodbye Blues' - The Hush Sound (This has been out for forever, I know)

I had better get on that.

(That's what she said.)
What albums do you have to buy? Which have you bought but have yet to listen to? What were the last two/three albums you've bought?
My answer to the first one is above, right not I'm working on 'Optics' by I:Scintilla (I have to give it a more thorough listen), and I've already answered the last question in my MuchMusic VJ application video.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

OOTD; Spending Too Much On Vegetarian Food/Elsie's Birthday

_ Gray t shirt from The Gap
_ Leather jacket from New Look
_ Jeans from American Eagle (Unevenly cut into shorts)
_ Black tights from H&M
_ Vintage scarf
_ Leopard print sunglasses from Urban Outfitters
_ Flat ankle boots from Spring
_ Black men's laptop bag
_ 'Grey' nail polish by Barry M

Tons of drama yesterday morning.
My sister wanted to that Lady Gaga and Kanye West tour; I thought about going for Lady Gaga, obvs, but then realized I'd have to sit through Kanye West. Anyway, I kind of some what promised I'd buy her the tickets when they went on sale at 10 am. And I forgot about said promise, naturally.
Friday rolled around and I absentmindedly told my sister that I was catching the 10 am bus when she asked me where I was going that day. She reminded me about the tickets.

After much yelling and weighing the options on my part, I gave in and decided to miss my bus and be late to lunch with my friends. I called them and explained everything, of course; keeping rudeness to a minimum is a constant goal of mine.
So all in all, I'm a saint and my sister owes me. Plus I would have felt guilty is I didn't.

I caught the 10:30 bus and eventually met my friends at The Naam sometime around noon, possibly later. The Naam is a vegetarian restaurant that my mom claims to have been around for "about thirty years". I don't know if that's factual or not, but my mom said it, and she wouldn't lie to me.
I had the Thai Dragon Bowl which was amazing. Anywhere that can incorporate tofu into a meal and make it still delicious is good in my book.

Afterwards, one of my friends had to go back to university, while me and the other friends, Kelly, bussed downtown to do some shopping.

I've never named any of my friends on this blog. This is honestly because I don't know if they would want me to. Kelly, I'm going to put your name out there because A) you took the OOTD pictures and B) you managed to find this blog, so if you don't want your name out there, you can just tell me.

I saw the MAC Style Black collection.
I am disappoint.
I knew I wasn't going to buy any of the lipsticks, because I want to buy Lime Crime's Styletto lipstick when it comes out, but I at least thought the lipglosses would work. The two black lipglosses with shimmer were barely pigmented, and the pure black one just wasn't working. Kelly agreed with me on that. The mineralized eyeshadows were all right, but mineralized eye shadows just aren't as pigmented as MAC's regular eyeshadows.
So while I was deeply upset, my wallet was not, and I now have a spare couple of Canadian bills in my pocket.

This is when I gave Kelly my camera and told her to shoot some Outfit Of The Day Photos while I was walking. I was talking to her throughout the entire time, which is why my mouth is all contorted and giving me less than attractive faces.

We used to do photography together in high school; there are few people I'd ask to do the OOTD shots, just because everyone always tries to get me dead in the center of the photo, and then they'll awkwardly crop out my feet or something. Kelly learned the rule of thirds. My god, I love the rule of thirds.

Later than night, Kelly and two of our friends watched a couple movies together, 'X Men Origins: Wolverine' and 'X2'.
Many 'that's What She Said' jokes ensued.

'X Men Origins: Wolverine' was a basic action movie, which was disappointing, since I adore the X Men trilogy.
First strike against it: Dominic Monaghan dies within the first ten minutes.
They seriously just put that guy in stuff so he can die. Which sucks because I love him. He will always be Charlie to me.
('Not Penny's Boat' will always be one of the saddest moments in TV)
Afterwards we watched 'X2', which put the 'Wolverine' to shame; you can really see the bad in a movie when you watch an awesome movie after it.

Mystique and Magneato will always be my favourites.

And Xavier.

Today was a lazy day; I took a OOTD picture, but it's honestly too bland to post.
Not the outfit, I like it, but the photos themselves were such a fail.

It's Elsie's (my dog) birthday today!

She's two years old! Honestly though, it feels like we've had her forever; she's part of the family.

My mom, dad, and I took her on a walk down to the local Starbucks, thus why I got dressed.

Tonight I'm just going to read 'White Oleander' and watch the season premiere of 'Saturday Night Live'. Megan Fox is hosting. We'll see if her acting improves.


Do you watch TV a lot? What are your favourite shows? I don't know anyone who watches TV as much as me, but that's becasue I have a PVR. Before the PVR I only watched a few primetime shows. I don't know how I survived.

You'll hear me talk a lot about TV on this blog.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

OOTD; Taking The Canada Line!

_ Blue dress from Zara
_ Leather jacket from New Look
_ Silver belt from Urban Behaviour
_ Blue tights from American Apparel
_ Black beret from H&M (My first time wearing it)
_ Gold jade eye necklace
_ Ankle boots from Spring
_ Black men's laptop bag from H&M (Not shown)
_ Leopard print sunglasses from Urban Outfitters (Not shown)
_ Barry M nail polish in 'Grey' (Though my hands are in my pockets)

The dress folds that way, it's not my stomach -_-

I started my day, as any healthy young girl should, by going to the doctor. My doctor was in a good mood today, which is surprising because she's usually so surly.
After a quick bus ride home, I changed into this outfit (I'd just been wearing jeans, a t shirt, a scarf, and the jacket and boots you see above) and hurried off to meet my friend at the Canada Line station.

The bus driver didn't make me pay to go on the bus. Only me, though, not the old ladies.
Was he hitting on me, or did he just not want a bunch of change in the machine? I pay for the bus in quarters and dimes, so that's understandable.
It was an odd interaction, nonetheless.

The Canada Line is Vancouver's newest skytrain. Before it, it took two and a half hours to get to the airport from the city by public transit. I am not exaggerating, I've done it.
It was built for the Olympics, obviously, but has the awesome function of taking people from downtown Vancouver to Richmond, a city just outside of Vancouver.
I'm going to be blunt; a lot of Asian people live in Richmond. Do you know what that means? Asian malls! With Asian stores! And, most importantly, Asian food courts!
I don't know where else to buy egg balls but Aberdeen Mall.
So my friend and I Canada Lined down to Richmond to get egg balls

And cold milky tea.

A very nutritious lunch.
We also went shopping a Daiso, a Japanese store where everything is $2.00.
If you're visiting Vancouver, I highly recommend visiting Daiso; it really does have anything you could ever want. Today I bought a small canvas and some paint brushes. I contemplated the fake nails, but decided against them.
I don't want to destroy my natural nails with the nail glue.
Yes you can buy fake nails and art supplies in the same store. Madness.

It was awesome to sit and have lunch with one of my friends today; they're all so busy with the start of university, that it's hard to get to see them outside of a text message conversation. On the way home, we met two of our other friends on the bus. It's always awesome when you meet friends on the bus, instead of guys who ask you out continually for a year and half without getting it (I swear to god if I see that guy on the seabus one more time....).

Tonight my Dad's getting Subway and we're watching 'Survivor' and 'The Office'. I'm pretty stoked.
Did anyone watch 'Modern Family' last night? I really liked it. I felt that some parts were a bit forced, ie. the dad going overboard with the chatspeak, but I was sold when the gay husband brought out the baby 'Lion King' style.

What's something about the city you live in that you love? I used to hate Vancouver with a passion; I wanted to live in Toronto or Montreal. But after growing up a bit, I realized that Vancouver really is an amazing place to grow up; I don't know many other white kids who hang out at Asian malls, and I don't know many people who can see the ocean from their house.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

OOTD/NewHaircut; Haircut to Coffee to Job Application to Home

I haven't had my hair cut in a year.
I know, that's horrible, and yes my hair was dead. My excuse? I want to grow it out and have long, purple hair. Anyway, I decided to bite the bullet and get all the frizz and dead cut off.
When I woke up this morning, I looked like this:

See the damage? And after my trip to the salon, I looked like this:

I know I look less than enthralled in this picture, but the truth is I love it.
She cut a hell of a lot of hair off; the sides of my head (the part that I straightened the most, therefore the most dead) was massacred. All for the best, though.
It's kind of a fashion mullet thing; it's super layered, but I have a lot of length.
It's an actual hairstyle, and I haven't had one of those in about ten months.

After my hair cut, my mom announced that my aunt, uncle, and cousin from Vancouver Island would be over for coffee in twenty minutes. I changed into this:

_ Dress from Zara
_ Belt from Primark

_ Cardigan from H&M
_ Vintage scarf
_ Tights from H&M
_ Assorted silver/plastic rings

I know you've seen the same basic outfit before, but I just needed something comfortable to wear.

The three of them had a wedding to go to in the city, so they'll be staying the night here.
After coffee, they left for the wedding, and I went down to the mall to drop off a resumé; a friend of mine works in a shoe store, and said they needed a new employee. Of course afterwards I wandered into The Bay (Canada's department store) to lust at the MAC counter. If I get the job, I see myself drifting over there at many a lunch hours.
I can't help it, MAC's a cult. You don't even know how excited I am for the Style Black Collection.

Anyway, I replaced the cardigan with my leather jacket and wore ankle boots to go drop off the resumé. I needed to look slightly classier and/or hipster-y.

So there's my day thus far; I hope my family catches a late ferry home so I can show my cousin downtown Vancouver. She would freak out at Holt Renfrew.

Do any of you care about nail polish? I am completely obsessed with manicured nails, and I mean that in the actual meaning of obsessed, not the teenage girl meaning; I give myself a manicure every week, and I have a bit of a collection of OPI nail polishes. Right now I'm wearing Flashbulb Fuchsia by OPI; I decided I needed to get out of my dark nail polish rut. After watching 'Happy-Go-Lucky' my life desperately needed a bit of colour injected into it, and apparently obnoxious pink nail varnish does the trick.
I used to think this colour was too bright, but now I'm super into it. What do you think?

Question Of the Day;
What's your opinion on fake nails? My friend and I are going to go out to Richmond soon to buy a bunch of fake nails from Daiso, a Japanese store. I personally love them, and would love acrylics, but I know that most people hate them. They can be trashy, but I think they can also be cute.


P.S. I woke up this morning and this was dead and on my windowsill.

I wish this showed you how big it was; I swear to god it's legs were longer than toothpicks.
It freaked me the hell out, becasue do you know what that means?
This thing was in my room with me. All night.

P.P.S. I still can't stop listening to this.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


_ Lace dress from Topshop
_ Leather jacket from New Look (I know you're sick of it)
_ Red belt from Primark
_ Vintage scarf
_ Black tights from H&M
_ Flat boots from Spring
_ Black men's laptop bag from H&M (not shown, as always)

I wore this out to pass out some more resumés.
(If it hasn't become clear yet, I'm unemployed)
It was super rainy yesterday morning, and by the time I got home, my hair made me look five shades of crazy, thus the covered face.
I got up early and transit-ed downtown, but nothing opened before eleven, so I had a nonfat caramel machiatto in Starbucks with a multitude of middle aged tourists, some who were incredibly rude to the baristas.
I don't go to your country and be mean to people, seriously.
Anyway, a homeless man thought my outfit was "lovely".

I changed when I got home so I could hang out with Elsie, my dog. A white lace dress is really not the best attire for playing with a 120 pound dog, even with one as sweet as Elsie.

_ Gray oversize graphic t shirt from Primark
_ Cutoff jean shorts from American Eagle (I cut them myself, thus the uneven-ness)
_ Black tights form H&M
_ Black cardigan from H&M

Elsie makes a cameo in this photo; I promised to walk her yesterday down to the library, but the rain was relentless.
It was all for the better though, because today I took her on a two hour and twenty minute walk with a friend of mine and her dog. She convinced me to go running with her and a bunch of our friends, oh god. We'll see how that pans out; I work out, but on my family's elliptical in the basement. Running on the road's a little different.

Question Of The Day;
Who's your style icon from a movie? Like, the character with the best style. I've been thinking about this lately, and I don't know who mine is; I recently watched 'Happy-Go-Lucky' which was OK, a bit boring, but Poppy, the main character had a crazy sense of style and wore heels with everything. I also love Shilo Wallace from 'Repo! The Genetic Opera'; everything she wore was very Victorian inspired. And of course there's Marilyn and Audrey.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Twitter Fail.

Just so you know, my Twitter is

The Twitter gadget thing on my page keeps showing another girls Tweets, I have no idea why. Hopefully I can get it fixed soon.


Monday, September 14, 2009

OOTD; God Heard My Weather-Related Prayers

_ Dress from Zara (The one I bought yesterday)
_ Leather jacket from New Look (Turns out the store I bought this jacket from is actually called New Look, not New. Fail on my part.)
_ Silver Belt from Urban Behaviour
_ Tights from H&M
_ Toque from H&M
_ Black flats from Aldo (The same ones from yesterday)
_ Gold locket
_ Gold and diamond ring from my Mom
_ 'Here Today... Aragon Tomorrow' nail polish by OPI

Today was cloudy, finally.
I went out to the mall to buy flat boots; I bought a pair of studded black ankle boots, and brown cowboy boots from, both from Spring.

Sorry for the kind of crap picture, but I'm not feeling the best today; I have a slew of things wrong with me (I'm going to the doctor tomorrow) and I had an anxiety attack on the skytrain coming home. I wrote in my Moleskin to calm myself down while on the seabus, but I was still shaky on the bus.

I am a hugely cynical person, and optimism isn't something that comes naturally to me.
But I do my best.

On the plus side, I wrote my first song in over a year on the seabus today.
It needs a bit of retouching, but it's finished for the most part.
I forgot how much I love writing poetry, and how much better it makes me feel.


P.S. I did my eyeliner perfectly today.

Question Of The Day;
Say one thing you're thankful for, or one thing that went your way. Not really a question, but I'd like to know.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

OOTD; Lazy Day

_ Purple hoodie from H&M
_ Leather jacket from New
_ Generic white wifebeater
_ Cheap Monday gray skinny jeans
_ Gray toque from H&M
_ Gray patterned Converse
_ Gucci glasses
_ 'Parlez-Vous OPI?' nail polish by OPI

This is such an off photo, Iolz. You get a sneak peek at my closet, and my lightswitch. You pull the little string to make the light go on and off; my parents got me that when I was little because I was too short to reach the actual switch.

Lazy outfit yesterday, but I thought it was kind of cute so I decided to post it. All I did yesterday was go to the doctor, work on this blog, and play Apples To Apples with my family. Make-up wise, I was wearing mascara (to keep my eyelashes from curling into my eyes) and powder (to keep me from getting too oily), and I filled in my brows. Once you start filling in your brows you can't not do it, at least I can't. My face looks off.

I cut my nails short a couple days ago, and I'm still getting used to it. I wasn't going to, but then my right thumbnail chipped, and it looked off having one short nail. I need symmetry.

I guess they're not that short, but that's as short as they go.
I love this nail polish, though. If you've never seen OPI's France collection, do yourself a favour and buy a couple or three. It's one of their best.

MovieRave/AlbumRave; Once

When I rented 'Let The Right One In' I rented another movie as well, an Irish 'musical' called 'Once'. I've been wanting to see this movie since it came out in 2007, but held off for one reason; my favourite song of all time 'Falling Slowly' is from this movie. I first heard this sing performed at the 2007 Oscars, and it made me cry (though I discreetly wiped my tears away so that my mom and sister wouldn't make fun of me). It was haunting. It was painful. But above all, it was beautiful. I was afraid that the movie would be lackluster, and that every time I heard 'Falling Slowly' I'd think of that lame movie I had to sit through.

Not the case.

'Once' is not the typical musical; while the char actors occasionally sing, they sing for good reasons, ie. they're alone, they're performing, or (spoiler) they're recording.
The movie takes place in Dublin, where a poor Irish street musician meets a young Czech immigrant. Basically they develop a friendship, but previous relationships stop them from dating, even though they're falling in love.
That's as far as I'll go with the plot, since anymore would spoil it.

The tag line of the movie is "How often do you meet the right person?" with the movie's title, 'Once', written underneath. I don't think that needs any more explanation.
The underlying message of the movie asks the question of what we, people in the modern day, do when confronted with love. If it doesn't work with our plans, if it isn't convenient, will we still follow it? Or is true love only true love when it's convenient?
Can we possibly miss our true love because we were too busy to notice?

Because it's an Irish movie, there are few, if no Hollywood clichés. One of the things I absolutely loved about the film was the names of the two main characters. They're never spoken throughout the film, and listed in the credits as 'Guy' and 'Girl'.

I watched this movie with three of my friends originally, not paying attention. A couple days later I decided to watch it by myself late one night, and it brought me to tears. Now, I will note that it isn't a feat of any movie to make me cry, I'm kind of a pussy in that respect, but I honestly connected emotionally with both of the main characters.

If anyone is looking for a powerful modern film without the typical Hollywood makeover, I recommend 'Once'. This movie pertains to anybody who is caught up within their responsibilities and their view of what 'should' be.
So basically, all of us.

One of the reasons 'Once' succeeds and is basically awesome is because of the soundtrack. The day after I watched the movie for the second time, I downloaded the soundtrack. That night I listened to the entire thing, and I don't remember the last time I had such an emotional response to an album.
All the songs are sung and composed by the 'actors' in the film Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (they're actually musicians, not actors, though you wouldn't know it in the film).

As I said before, my favourite song of all time is 'Falling Slowly'. In one of the first scenes of the movie, Guy and Girl sing this song with only a guitar and a piano and it is the most powerful scene in the movie. Naturally, I had goosebumps when I watched this with my friends, but the other three stopped what they were doing to watch, and they commented on their goosebumps. It full on deserved the Oscar it won for Best Song.

While most songs are in the same vein as 'Falling Slowly', 'You Must Have Fallen From The Sky' is a bit more poppy and uptempo, and kind of sounds like the recent wave of powerpop.
Glen Hansard's voice is amazing. Period. He's not the most attractive man in the world, but after watching the film and listening to this album, damn. I dare you to watch him sing and not be attracted to that. I dare you. The last half of 'Say It To Me Now'? Um, yes.

While some people may find this album 'boring', I loved it. It is just beautiful, melodic, relaxing, yet heartbreaking.
'Once' defiantly did not ruin 'Falling Slowly' for me.
If anything, it's made me love my all time favourite song more, because I now know the love story behind it.
'Falling Slowly', 'If You Want Me', 'Fallen From The Sky', 'Leave', 'Say It To Me Now'

"You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself,
It's time that you won."


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

OOTD; Granville Island And A Family Dinner

I know, I've been away =(
My aunt flew in from Alberta on Thursday for my uncle's surprise 50th birthday party, so since then I've had numerous family obligations, dinners, etc. etc. Not that I mind though.
I did manage to get a few outfit of the days in between all the cleaning, board games, and trying to find a way to get my uncle out of his house at exactly 4:30 pm.

_ Dress from some boutique in Montreal
_ Jacket from New
_ Belt from H&M
_ Tights from American Apparel
_ Ring by Tarina Tarantino
_ Flats from Aldo
_ Leopard print sunglasses (Not shown)
_ Men's black laptop bag from H&M (Not shown)
_ Copious amounts of eyeliner

I debated posting this picture, since my outfit wasn't anything to write home about (Second old timey phrase I'm bringing back), but I loved how slanty the photo is. Plus I look sooo vacant, to the point where it's Hills standards.
On this day we went down to Granville Island to look at Native art, eat bagels, and such.
After that was the surprise party, and, honestly, I've got nothing of interest to say. The party wasn't bad, everyone had a good time, but it was a 50th birthday party.
I think that's enough said.

_ Gray t shirt from The Gap
_ Gray skinny jeans from Mavi

Metallic silver belt from Cherry Bomb
_ Crown necklace from; Rhinestone skull necklace from Mimosa; Rosary by Tarina Tarantino

_ Gray toque from H&M
_ Braided charms bracelet made by me
_ Assorted rings
_ iPod Classic_ Here Today... Aragon Tomorrow nail polish by OPI
_ Possibly too much eyeliner

I really liked this outfit. I was inspired by this outfit Russel Brand wears in 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', which I had watched the night before for I think about the fifth time. Go see that movie. Seriously.
Anyway, this was taken the afternoon after the party; my cousins and aunt and uncle came over for dinner to our house. Much N64 and conversation ensued. We finished the night by watching videos of when we were little, AKA as toddlers up until age five or six. Not going to lie, I was pretty cute as a kid. Then I got to grade one and it all went to hell. I finally recovered in grade eleven. Maybe one day I'll post pictures? I don't want to subject anyone to that, though.

I know I need to update more regularly, but I've got some sweet posts planned, and a regular feature I'm going to introduce.

Question Of The Day; Should I get a Nintendo DS? Will I play it enough is the question. I have the Advance and the Colour, but I have to sit at awkward angles to play them, since they don't have built in lights. I hear the DS will solve those problems, and it comes in pink. On that note, I need to go play some Final Fantasy; Advance Tactics or some Golden Sun soon.