21.8.11

Pretty in Pink

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{dress: F21+, necklace: The Bay, heels: Zellers}

If you read my blog often you'll notice I don't wear pink all that much. I actually had a hard time finding a shirt for Pink Shirt Day back in February. 
I used to be convinced I could never wear pink as a redhead. Not only because of that, but because of my pink pink skin. But since i've been spending a little bit more time outside now that school is over I'm getting pretty dark (for me). So I decided to get crazy and wear pink today! 
I'm really happy with this outfit. I love the simplicity of a good dress and a statement necklace. 
Also, this dress is crazy comfortable but still looks classy. Win! 


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Not only is the blog title fitting because I am literally, pretty in pink, but It's an homage to one of my all-time favorite movies of the same name. I adore Molly Ringwald and John Hughes, and Pretty in Pink is my second favorite of their collaborations. (Breakfast Club being the first.) Both movies about outsiders, which I very much am in my ward lately. So since I'm an outsider at church, I'm spending my night in, and i think i'll watch one (or both) of these beloved films.

18.8.11

{dress: thrifted old navy, belt: souvenir from Italy!}

Just a quick lil' update, cause how cute is this flower with this dress? I seriously love it. It just adds instant extra  cuteness, which is always a good thing. 

And yes, that is Harry Potter on my couch. Now that this semester is over, summer can officially begin! (even though it will only last two weeks...), which for me always means reading at least one Potter book. 

What's your summer must do?

16.8.11

Hey! Look! An outfit!


As I was leaving the house today I thought "I sure do look cute today", so I decided I should blog about it. This is pretty much my summer uniform. T-shirt, flowy skirt, and flip flops (not pictured as I don't like feet.) While i'm trying to enjoy the sunshine that is finally gracing Vancouver with it's presence I find myself yearning for fall. For orange leaves against grey skies, pumpkin flavored everything, and a cool crispness to the air. As soon as we get summer i'm always yearning for fall. Pretty sure i'm crazy. I know once November hits with it's accompanying 40 straight days of rain i'll go back on this wish. I just want to layer! Tights! Socks! Boots! Cardigans! Leggings! Scarves! Hats! Exclamation points!

But I digress. It's summer, even though it doesn't feel like it because I have been in school. School + summer = no fun. I thought i'd be okay with just two English courses, since I love English, but I have not loved English this semester. I'm starting to re-think my English major aspirations because of it...
So with all this stress i've been under, I cope by ripping my nails. Not biting, ripping. I start picking at one end and tear the nail off. I've done it since before I can remember, it's a stress coping thing. So with essays and exams my nails have disappeared. Since it's the end of the semester now, I remedied this with a Groupon and got some fake nails!!





Aren't they pretty? The white part is so big because that's how far down I had torn my nails. It was bad! I've never had fake nails before so it's taken some getting used to, but I like it. They're long and pretty and strong enough that my stress habit of picking away won't ruin them! 


Also, there are some exciting changes coming up on this lil blog...stay tuned!

2.8.11


Once again, I am sorry for being a bad blogger. Life has been ca-ra-zay lately. As I mentioned, last week my mom was here and it was a jam packed week full of projects. My mom is the complete opposite of me in that when she thinks up a project, she does it. Where as I think up a project, then think about it, then think some more, then think and think and think about it and rarely ever get around to doing it. So it was nice to have her here to help me get to work!

Firstly, I apologize for the quality. My SLR is being annoying and not working, so all of these are stolen from my mom's facebook page and were taken with her point and shoot. I'll have better photos of the projects once my camera co-operates!


I wore this out to lunch and then for a stroll on the beach. The lovely flower is a gift from my mom and dad. They were just in Italy! They didn't bring me an Italian husband like I asked, but I do really, really love this flower. I also got some lovely jewlery! 

The project i'm most excited about is the vintage dresser we restored. I'm so so in love with it!! We just mozied on into a thrift store one day after a delicious vegetarian brunch and found this baby. We also happened to be in the process of organizing my room so a new dresser was the perfect fix. It was a truly horrid shade when we found it, but it had such great potential. Just look at that detailing! I knew all I would have to do is paint it turquoise to unleash it's true potential.


I am IN LOVE with this colour!!! It could not have turned out more perfect!!
In fact, I love this colour so much, that no surface in my apartment was safe. A foot stool, a shelf, the back of another shelf, and my hutch were our next victims.


I am so in love with the hutch!! We found this great book of scrap paper with such cute patterns! We just sprayed some adhesive on the drawers and stuck on the paper! 
I also used the same method to cover some bland white magazine holders from ikea:

Can you tell i'm a vegetarian? I actually had to make a second magazine holder for the rest of my VT issues!
And then we worked on reconfiguring my 'display wall" in my apartment. We were originally going to paint it turquoise (since we bought a gallon of paint, which was waaaay over estimating what we would need!) but my mom decided she didn't want to have to come help me paint it over when I moved out. Fair enough. I'm really happy with my newly configured art wall! The chevron canvas was another project we worked on.  I've been wanting to make one for a while but I haaate measuring!! Numbers are my nemesis. 

On my mom's last night here I treated her to dinner for her birthday which was on Saturday. We went to a fancy fancy restaurant with amazing views. The food sadly, was anything but amazing. And veerrrry expensive. 

such a beautiful view of my city!



I wore my Anthro dress and one of the necklaces my mom brought me from Italy to keep things classy.


Aaaaand, last but not least, here is my beach outfit. I wore my new suit from modcloth and some shorts from f21+ with a flower in my hair. 






And yes, if you are reading what time this was posted it is, in-fact, 6:25 as I am typing this. Why am I up so early? I'm not. I just haven't slept. Oh, insomnia! At least I got some decent progress done on an essay. And I think I just may make myself a batch of vegan waffles for breakfast this morning...

I have one more week of classes then I'm DONE! Well, until the fall semester starts up...I also have two essays, and a group presentation to work on so my absence may not be remedied until the end of the craziness that is this final week of school. So once again I am sorry for my absence! Thanks for sticking with me! ;) 
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