Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blue Day

SKIRT -- American Apparel

Wore this outfit to school today, comfy and cute i'd say :) I'm in love with all these new textures for spring. Velvet and leather are becoming my favourite, and I want more ! The only ways I can find to wear velvet are as a skirt, or a headband. I'm not too sure how else I would wear it, but I"m beginning to experiment...

Another short post and nothing too interesting, I hope you're all having a lovely week !

- Shay

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pity and Fear

CARDIGAN, HEADBAND -- American Apparel
JEANS -- Gap
FLORAL CORSET -- Urban Outfitters

Hello lovlies :) I'm so sorry, I broke my promise </3 I had a family emergency in Vancouver and had to leave, I was unable to post anything on my blog for a week, I"m sorry ! But today I took loads of pictures (I went shopping :)) so I'll be posting outfits throughout the week :) I'm also very sorry I haven't done a 'how they wear it' post in a while, I keep slacking off but I'll try my best to do that post at least once a week !

Anyways I think I'll wear this outfit to school tomorrow, I never like to look to dressed up on Mondays, not sure why. I bought this new headband from American Apparel and I absolutely love it, it's got a wire inside so its so easy to quickly put on and style.

Sadly my spring break ends tonight, and school starts tomorrow, but it was fun while it lasted. I went to Vancouver and Kelowna to visit family and shop, it was great :) I hope everyones spring break was fun, and if you haven't had it yet, I hope it will be fun !

Sorry I don't have much to say today, I just got home and its been busy busy getting ready for school and unpacking and such, talk soon :)

P.S - Hooray for me for actually putting an outfit together with nothing from H&M ! I have too much from there

- Shay

Saturday, March 19, 2011


What inspires you in fashion? I'm thinking this post might come off as a bit cheesy, but today I just thought I'd  show you all what inspires me. And please comment and tell me what you fashion inspirations are, i'm genuinely interested :)

I spend most of my time in my basement, and in my room. My room is very very tiny, and the closet was smaller than average, so I bought shelves and put a closet together in my basement. I love it and i'm down there often. Even though my room is so small, its where I do my homework, where I sleep, where I read, I'm always in there ! So a few years ago I decided to redecorate, and I surrounded myself with colours and furniture that inspire me and that I love. 

Vintage posters from Paris, they were so cheap I bought about 20.

Bad picture, but I like keep a small stack of magazines (seventeen, teen vogue or nylon) in my room whenever I need inspiration for an outfit.

My favourite perfumes, my number one is always anything by Ralph Lauren though.

I wanted my bedroom to look gothic/victorian/vintage - y, and I think thats what I got? I know the green blanket doesn't match but I usually put the black one on to make it work.

CLockwise from top:
The Teen Vogue Handbook, Facehunter - Yvan Rodic,
Fashion from the 10th to the 20th Century - The Kyoto Costume Institute,
Harper's Bazar: Great Style - Jenny Levin and Glenda Bailey,
Street View: the new Nylon Book of Global Style - Nylon,
The Lookbook.nu Lookbook - American Apparel,
Street: The Nylon Book of Global Style - Nylon.

All of these books are set on a high glass shelf on a wall in my bedroom, I look at them almost everyday. The teen Vogue Handbook is incredible, it's real and tells you what you need to do to get anywhere in the fashion industry. The Kyoto Fashion Institute book is great because it teaches you how fashion has changed, its really interesting to look through. Facehunter, the Nylon books and the American Apparel look book are all great for outfit ideas. Their pages are filled with photos of street fashion that will definitely get you inspired.

Those are all the things in my room that inspire me. I find fashion inspiration in almost anything, whether it be a book about fashion or someone walking down the street. So what inspires you?

PS - Even though I don't reply, I appreciate every comment I get, and I make sure to read them all. I'm trying to find an html code that will let me have a reply option, but everyone I've tried doesn't work or I'm just doing it wrong. Just letting you all know, I do read them and I love receiving them, so thankyou  for all the comments :)

 ..and I"ll have an outfit posted tomorrow, promise ! :)

- Shay

Sunday, March 13, 2011

. Jail Time

SCARF -- Joe, Superstore

I'm very sorry, but I don't have time to write a nice long interesting post. As I've said many times in previous posts, i'm so busy with school :( hopefully soon the business will die down and I can start posting more than once or twice a week.

I absolutely adore this shirt, I got it on sale at H&M and love it. Its a little short, so i usually wear it with leggings, but I thought it looked really cute with the sheer tights so I felt risky I threw them on instead. I also love wearing it opened up over a dresses, my favourite to wear it with is just a simple black knit dress. I pair it with a belt or big earrings so it doesn't look too plain. I'm getting sick of my topknot, and honestly, I think I've lost my touch at doing it well :( It looks lopsided and boring now ! I need new hair ideas, my hair is so long and thick and its boring when I just leave it down. Any ideas?

Hope you're all having a wonderful week :)


Saturday, March 12, 2011

. Spring Break Wishlist

Have any of you guys been on American Apparel lately? That was probably a dumb question haha. Well I have, every day actually. I'm obsessed with every item that's on their 20 Styles x 20 looks page ! The riding pant, large carryall, corduroy circle skirt, I want them all ! American Apparel isn't exactly ethical, (my cousin used to work there and I've heard some pretty gruesome stories), and the ads are so sleazy it's a bit of a turn off, but they have clothing pieces that I can't find anywhere else. Unfortunately my fashion side has got the best of me. I'm going out of town to Vancouver and Kelowna this spring break, and then back to Vancouver again in April, so I'm hoping to get a bunch of new stuff. Here's my wishlist:


Lately I've been getting sick of my shorts skirts, and I've been dying to try mid-calf styles. The american apparel one above is my favourite one that I've seen so far, I love the pleats. I don't think I could ever pull off a floor length skirt or dress, though. 

I have not been a very good blogger lately, school is honestly taking over my life. I don't mind, I like school and working for grades, but it seems like I have time for nothing else ! I promise I'll try to get atleast one outfit up a week plus a how they wear it. I took some pictures of what I wore today, I'll post them tomorrow :)


Sunday, March 6, 2011

. How they wear it - Week 2: The Body-Con Skirt

How they wear it:

How I wear it:

PS - I've decided to make 'how they wear it' a weekly thing, every Sunday:) 


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stripes and doves


Hahah, I love how this whole outfit is from H&M. Seems like every outfit I wear has at least one item from H&M in it...   

I've been loving mixing prints lately, and I'm in love with this combination ! Right now, my only print-mixing no no is stripes and spots. No mater how I put them together, none of the stripped or spotted pieces I own will work together. Ah well, I'm still looking for the inspirational pictures to try and make the two work together, because I think if done properly it could be very cute.

I wore this outfit to school today and got compliments from my friends, but I also got some weird stares from people I didn't know. Oh well lol I liked what I was wearing, too bad if they didn't :)