2012 July

Sunday, July 8, 2012
• 6:02 PM •

Party Wear in the Old Port and Stuff

Here’s some party wear for you city girls on one of your more respectable nights out.  Unfortunately, other than my photos, this post has nothing to do with party wear, much less partying.

Today is just one of those Sundays. Dreading going back to a 9 to 5 schedule tomorrow, and totally vedge, but at the same time trying to accomplish everything that I set out to do this weekend and failing horribly. You know, the usual.



What’s on my mind right now?

Okay, so this might be COMPLETELY useless to you, or you might actually take what I say and reflect back on yourself. Read or don’t read.

1. I’m moving into a sick loft – uh-oh!

Do you see me going crazy on interior design ideas? Time to spend money to increase my standard of living yet again…or not.

What is very difficult for someone who loves great design/aesthetics is making the balance between falling in love with someone else’s work, and using it as inspiration. When you are inclined to buy an entire set from a catalogue, that’s when you know that you’re heading in the wrong direction. Not only do you break the bank doing this, but your lack of creativity will show through.

I will opt to use fabric to make curtains, polish some planks of wood and make my own brackets for shelves and spray paint some new color onto my decor. This will be a fun and inexpensive project. I’ve got tons of ideas and my place will be BALLER.

2. We’re having an identity crisis about this blog

I now can imagine how many start-up businesses ponder over and over again about whether or not they are making the right decisions. I’m also beginning to understand how hard it must be to find the right niche.  This blog was an experiment for my cousin Susan and I, and it gave us a taste for what it’s like to work for ourselves.

Our problem now is that we can’t quite figure out exactly who we want to be in the blogosphere (Thank you IFB for teaching me that term).  We look up to people like Robyn Chalmers of fashionista514.com for her uniqueness and Gary Pepper Vintage for having perfect style and impeccable photography on her blog.  We just don’t know where we’d like to fit in all of this. I am proud that we are so versatile in our skills, but we need some sort of formula that works, kind of like any sitcom has.  For now I’ll just keep posting whatever the hell I feel like and we’ll see what I come up with.  Any constructive criticism is welcome.


3. I’m finally learning Photoshop – I love acquiring new and useful skills.  I have some girlfriends that I know would love to be in some pretty pictures and I want to give them that chance! When it comes to photography, I often envision things in my head that I can’t turn into a reality because I am very limited by my technical knowledge.  Let’s change that, shall we?


4. I should not have taken a summer class – ughhh.  Which follows the next thing on my mind.

5. I cannot wait to graduate and work as a full-time engineer

This is going to sound so wrong, but I love to dominate.  As an intern at my company now, I can’t be heavily involved in the projects at hand.  There’s still a lot of learning to be done on my part, with both the software that we use as well as the way in which the company functions. I look forward to being able to making the kind of decisions that pull the team in the right direction.  I would also like to be more involved in design in a creative sense.

Alright, it’s halfway into this Sunday evening.  Time for supper with a friend and preparation for another intense week.  I hope you liked my party wear outfit!


Thursday, July 5, 2012
• 10:50 PM •

Diane Von Furstenberg Opal: My Item of Desire!

I was at Ogilvy on Sainte Catherine street today and I realized something as I picked up the Diane Von Furstenberg Opal sandal. There is compulsive shopping, and then there’s shopping with one goal in mind – to be the most one of a kind, sexy and classy bundle of a woman that you could be.  That is exactly what DVF offers time after time.  These beauties were even on sale and it’s a shame that they didn’t have my size! I will surely be chasing them down online.  My only issue now will be the amount of customs and duties I will have to pay to have them shipped to Canada…

DVF Opal_Chocolate Suede


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I don’t think there is a moment in time when I do not have anything on my list of wanted items in fashion.  Would it offend you if I said that there is no other way for a fashionista to live than in designer clothes? I know it’s a big statement (one that I cannot afford to stand by), but find something as awesome as the Diane Von Furstenberg Opal wedge sandal in a store like Forever 21, and I’ll give you a pair of Christian Louboutins.

Sunday, July 1, 2012
• 6:59 PM •

Outfit Post: 2 for 1

I thought I would quickly post up my outfits for the past 2 days, including where I got my items, to give you some summer 2012 fashion ideas.  If you want to stay thrifty, these ensembles were not too expensive to put together.  I was going to post some shots I took of the Jazz fest de Montréal, as well as some other daily snippets of my life, but honestly, who cares? As a new blogger I have a hard time talking about what I do in a day and I’d rather stay relevant to the purpose of this blog – fashion for the city girl that doesn’t settle! Here are 2 cool outfits to give you ideas for your own summer wardrobe.  I hope you like them.

Outfit 1: Bohemian with Floral





Long-sleeve cotton floral dress – H&M

Necklace – Boutique on Saint Laurent (sorry I forgot the name)

Strappy sandals – H&M

Velvet head accessory – American Apparel

Beaded Clutch – vintage

Outfit 2: Classic and Comfortable




Yes, I make my outfit posts while I’m on the go.


Charcoal grey dress – H&M
Black loose crop tank – Zara
Beaded clutch – vintage
Gunmetal chain necklace – Another random boutique on Saint Laurent for which I forgot the name
Cat eye glasses – Tom Ford


Which outfit wins? I personally preferred outfit #2 because it was a lot less hassle.  Hair accessories are cute but I have to worry about keeping them in place, and it also messes up my bangs (which I’m a little too O.C.D. about sometimes).  Anyway, hopefully you’re having a good weekend.  Until next time…