Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts

April 25, 2012

Boots Make Your Feet Look Big...

January 24, 2012

Man's Shirt Revamp

Isn't this great? Not sure how it would work on someone that's not a pencil but I'm willing to give it a try!

December 6, 2011

25 Ways to wear a scarf

I saw this the other day and thought it was just great! I mean I'm a little scarf dumb. I go with the European loop and leave it at that but there's so many options, and I love them, but for some reason I just can't figure it out on my own. A good visual example always helps right? And this video is so fun too! Enjoy!

May 29, 2011

Spring Time=Dress Time

If I'm going to do spring and summer that means lots of summer/spring dresses! And I have my eye on all of these!!

March 24, 2011

Goodbye Betty

So I'm not much of a tv person, I never seem to get the times right or am home on the same night each week so I don't usually get my way through or end up committing to follow the whole run of any show (except Buffy & Angel, but that was back in the day when I had no friends and was the ugly duckling)...

SO I decided I would pick something that I always thought looked good and just watch my way through that. Ugly Betty has been over for how long? I have no idea, again, see I pay no attention. But I found it online and started watching. I got hooked pretty quick and because I had some extra time on my hands I've already watched all 4 seasons. I'm sort of sad. I feel like I should go back and watch a couple again. It's funny how you get attached to something when you do it all the time.

Now I remember why I like books so much; they take longer and you can savor it a bit more. I guess if I had been watching it while it was airing I wouldn't feel this way because there would be at least a week in between each episode and it would take the real 4 years to play the whole show. Anyways, I just thought I would be a TV fan for a day and do a little post about it.

If you're looking for a fun show to watch I suggest this one. It made me feel good about myself too which is always a plus.
And a couple of videos if you've never seen the show, or want to look back on a great show.

March 22, 2011

Sandbox Photoshoot (behind the scenes)

I don't know Alesha super well but what I do know is that she's super rad and that I love her uniqueness, style and personality so I thought I would share this video with you! She entered a fashion show/contest where you had to create a whole outfit out of old materials (up-cycling). Isn't that great? I love what she came up with too!

March 9, 2011

Wedding Redo: Jane Austin Style

I did a post a while ago on having an English breakfast and I thought it would be really cool to have a whole wedding that way! But to go one step further- a Jane Austen inspired wedding! So here are my picks and findings to have such a theme.
Cake is always a great place to start!
The photography would look something like this

You Know I think I would have my man just like Darcy in the original BBC series of Pride and Prejudice.

Here's a little more modern option too.
And the dress. Well it would be some sort of variation between all of these.

And of course there would be lots and lots of dancing!
And of course the table settings and grand banquet after the wedding! A must right? I get all fair tailish just thinking about it!

And the girls would be in something a little more modern but with a feel for the old and traditional

In my research I found this really great blog- Jane Austen Today. Check it out, a lot of really fun Austen info and lots of photos, which to me is the best part!

February 27, 2011

An Oscar post...because I was there

Ok....I wasn't really there there, but I am in LA and I watched it (on my hotel TV) from LA, instead of Winnipeg, so I was so much closer.

Marshall and I did Hollywood a few days ago and totally forgot that the Oscars would be happening when we are down here. We thought "How cool would it be to get to go to the Oscars?!" so we tried to get tickets to the show (we heard from our tour bus driver that the very cheapest, in the back were going for $1000, but I couldn't find anywhere to support that), and then I did a little internet research and found out that you can 1) Apply to be a seat filler, but you have no guarantee of actually getting to see any of the show; you're on "stand by" the whole night 2) Enter the draw in September for one of the 600 seats in the bleacher for the red carpet. I haven't found anywhere where you can actually buy tickets to the show and it seems, from what I've heard that what you can find on the street and resold tickets (I've heard people have paid $30,000-$40,000 for a tickets!!) are watched pretty tightly and even with one of those tickets they might not let you in. (Here are a couple of links if you want to look into this more!)

Needless to say there was no chance with two days notice Marshall and I were going to get in. But all was not lost. We still got to walk around outside and what all the preparation. It was pretty interesting and cool to get to be there to see that. Now I can put a place and perspective to what I see on TV. We had passes to have a tour of the theater but due to the setting up we couldn't go in. Here's a few photos though of what we did get to see. Nothing like what you see on TV but it was still pretty surreal.

February 5, 2011

My Pretty New Moonstone Ring

I can't believe that it's been this long and I still haven't posted about my birthday ring! I posted about this before my birthday in my birthday wish list but I never did do a follow up! Sorry about that. But here you go!

So I wanted to get this ring for my birthday. My dad said he wanted to get it for me but I still had a bit of a hesitation to order it online. I've never ordered jewelry online before and I have super tiny fingers so even just trying to find something in the stores is hard for me, the rings are always too big.

What to do? I found a local jewelry designer (Redd Line Jewelry) and went there. My mom also wanted a ring made from a stone she already had so we went together. After a few months of working at a design and waiting for a moon stone that was on order for forever (sometimes distributes take there sweet time!) I got my ring. If you look at the ring I was going to order online this is very different but I'm super happy with it. If you live in Winnipeg and are looking for an affordable place to get a ring made I would strongly recommend Redd Line!

You can't really tell in the photo but when the light hits the stones it shines lines of blue, purple and pink. It's wonderful.

I got the band hammered to add a little extra.
Here's a picture of my mom's ring too. Pretty right? It's a sapphire she brought back from Barbados when she was 23! She's waited a long time to get something made with it!

January 21, 2011

The search for a warm winter mitten

So I take the bus. I have to stand outside for around 10 minutes at both of my waits, and when the weather really sucks the buses are usually late and I have to wait even longer.

For some reason I can find everything else warm but not mittens. I asked all my friends on face book and I got a lot of different suggestions. I'm always hesitant to go out and spend a bunch of money but I was getting a lot more sick of having cold and frozen hands all the time... SO I decided that I was going to go out and buy all the different gloves suggested and find something that would finally work. I was tiered of always having cold hands! (Of course I made sure I bought them at places I could do returns..Having 5 pairs of gloves that didn't work wasn't part of this plan!)

So I thought I would share this all with you. It's a relativity boring post but I thought if you're like me and have tiny hands with no fat on them to keep you warm, and sort of bad circulation this might really be helpful!

I first tried these. They were $90 gloves so I thought for sure they would be pretty good. Nope. My fingers (at -20C) got cold within 5 minutes and freezing within 10 minutes. They were by far the nicest gloves but that doesn't matter when you have no fingers!

Next I tried some Hot Paws from Costco. They were $30 but I heard they were like having heaters on your hands. Nope. Again, no good. To be honest they were a little bit better then the North Face gloves, they lasted a couple minutes more but still not good enough.
Next a tried a pair of mittens from The Bay. I can't find an exact picture but they were similar to these but darker purple and they had fur around the cuffs. They were Thinsulate 40 Gram mitts which I was told is a great rating and those should for sure do the job. They were the cheapest of all the gloves I found (on sale too) at $20. I tried them out for a couple of day, same cold testing and same results; no good at all! They lasted about 3 minutes at -20C before my fingers were cold.

The four try was a pair of Dragon Fly Thinsulate mittens from Sports Check. They were 100 Gram gloves so I was sure they had to do better then the other gloves. Nope. About the same: after 5 minutes my fingers were cold and after about 8 minutes they were freezing. Even curling them up in a ball inside the mittens didn't do much at that point. When I brought them back "Is there anything wrong with them?", "They're not warm". The cashier wasn't too sure what to say, but at least I was honest right.

Ok, so my last effort? Go to MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) and try and find something there. I spent about 30 minutes trying on all the different gloves and trying to find something that seemed that it would work better then the rest (it's amazing how little labeling is on these things!). Finally I decided on a pair of Gordini mittens. By this time I had the other four pairs of gloves going through their tests so this pair was last and boy could I tell the difference when I got to these! No, they don't work for more then half an hour out standing in the cold in -30, but at that point, I find that not much does! They work well for the 10-20 minutes I'm standing outside in -20 to -30. My hands start go get cold at the 10 minute mark and at about 20 minutes (if I haven't moved my fingers around or tried anything to keep them warm) they start to really feel frozen. But you know, considering where I live and all the other tries I've had with gloves and how poorly they did I'm taking this as a success. $40 after tax, not too bad for toasty warm fingers.