Thursday, December 16, 2010

Perfect Playsuit!

I wore this to visit one of my very best friend's baby yesterday!

I've had this sleeveless romper since the summer, but I don't wear it very much. What better occasion than a "playdate" of sorts!

I wore my plaid wool jacket over for INTENSE PATTERN MIXING! My socks are argyle patterned, I chose them because the argyle was the same size as the checks on the romper!

 Mmm, I'm drooling just looking at my new suede high-heeled oxford shoes! They were a Christmas gift from my boss, and I'm IN LOVE with them. It's hard for most people to buy me fashion-related gifts because, while it may seem like I have something of everything under the sun, I'm very particular about what I wear. The only other person who's been as bang-on as my boss is my Aunt Laurie!

 I wore a black long-sleeves t-shirt to make the romper really stand out, as well as my black skinny patent belt to nip in the waist.

 I almost left the house with just the romper and the black tee and the belt... then I stopped and realized I wasn't wearing any colour! Silly me :) So I added my teal skinny scarf (actually a gift from the aforementioned Aunt Laurie to my sister... heh heh, mine now), looped once and tied like a necktie. I also wore my maroon beret!

The legs of the romper are a completely awkward length -- it may be a petite size, but it doesn't say so on the label. Je ne sais pas. So I rolled them up!

I like the kind of "knickers" effect the rolled-up legs have! Especially with the oxfords :D:D I'm like one of the boys on bikes in movies set around 1900, hahaha. 

 Billy is very unsure of the romper, but I like it :) I have a denim one too, it's a bit Rosie the Riveter though! Maybe I'll wear it one of these days :P

Oh my, only nine days til Christmas! Are you almost finished with presents? I still have one to buy and several to make. Cutting it close this time!

 Happy dressing!
Mitzi xo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Harajuku Girls

I love Gwen Stefani, and I love Japan! This past summer, my family "hosted" two Japanese students studying in Canada. My university has a program through which groups of about forty Japanese students study English in Canada for three months.

Anyway, I don't want to stereotype, but it seems that all of the students from Japan have AMAZING style! They often visit the shop I manage, and when they try things on they wear them so creatively! They buy clothing that look totally frumpy, having tucked it and rolled it into fashion perfection.

 The point of my rambling is that some of the students brought their clothes in to put on consignment! So exciting. I bought this amazing animal print sweater dress from one of them, and several other pieces as well! Hopefully the next group does the same!

 It was really warm outside today, so I just wore my turquoise corduroy shearling jacket over the dress. Can you believe I got it at Wal-Mart? Almost six years ago, too!

 I wore this wonderful floaty scarf to take advantage of the warmth of the day -- it's four pieces of floaty fabric sewn together! I chose it to go with the patterned dress because the flower and heart patterns on each scarf panel are very similar in size to the print of the dress, making for seamless pattern mixing! The muted colours make them blend well together too.

To pick up on the colours in the scarf (and to prevent embarassment in the case of the sweater-dress riding up) I wore my blue leggings. They have little button thingies at the bottom that I find to be kind of useless, so I covered them up with forest green cable-knit socks. They're knee high and looked awful pulled up, so I scrunched them down!

 I also wore my new brown granny booties, which are quickly becoming my favourite pair! They're so amazingly comfortable!!

To continue the brown theme, I also wore my brown leather grommeted belt, also from Japan! I got it at the Salvation Army though. 

I wore my heart-shaped locket for its marvelous gold tone, and also to match the heart pattern on the scarf! I wanted to do warm browns and golds with this outfit as opposed to cold silvers and blacks. There was too much grey and black in the outfit already, it would have been too harsh! The cream shearling lining of the jacket also picked up the soft yellow of the flowers on the other panel of the scarf :)


I got my haircut! Thanks for the input, whoever commented anonymously -- I completely agreed. I just got a trim, and my bangs touched up because they were starting to poke me in the eyes!
Also, to anyone who doesn't have a google account or whatever, I've made it so you can comment anyway! I love comments, leave them if you're feeling it, and maybe even sign if you want me to know you wrote it, haha.

 I had my Christmas party for my Saturday job today -- we went to an Italian restaurant and got presents!! She got me the most amazing mug with a drawing of the Eiffel Tower on it, I was floored by how perfectly thoughtful it was! She also gave me a set of three ceramic mixing bowls in gorgeous shades of red, blue, and yellow, because she knows I like to cook.

Tomorrow I'll start my Christmas wrapping... I have all but three presents in my possession! Woohoo! I also hope to go visit my lovely friend and her new baby :D:D

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Exams are almost finished, and work will be done for a few days soon, hang in there my friends!

And of course... happy dressing!
Mitzi xo

Monday, December 13, 2010

In the Bleak Midwinter

I suppose it's not midwinter at all, but the weather today made this song stick into my head!

I've been waiting for the right occasion to wear this amazing beige velvet dress, and today was it! I like dressing up on days when I get my haircut. I just got a trim today, I'm pretty happy with the length it is now!

It was very windy today, making for AWESOME pictures! I felt so romantic in this dress because it has so much movement, thanks to its weight and the slit in the front!

I chose my navy leather jacket and red-and-black woven bag to add some colour!

I really love the length of this dress -- it's so unusual. I would date this one to the early 1990s, which is almost vintage...? I'm not sure what the criteria is, I think it's 20 or 25. In any case, this dress is wonderful!!

I also wore my mauve leggings under my black over-the-knee socks, with my little black suede booties! I like the effect, especially where the dress has such a demure neckline. I think this dress is very sexy even though it covers a lot!

I wore my black slouchy hat as well, to add a bit more of a 90s grunge feel! My cream wrap cardigan added a bit more cozy "slouch."

I really like this photo and the next, because Billy and I were having a hard time getting good pictures due to the nasty weather. Then all of a sudden he started exclaiming that "the spirit of the forest has joined us!!" and all of the photos after that were good!


I usually don't wear them together, but the scarf I'm wearing in these pictures matches the hat! I bought them together, but I generally like to match colours and not actual items of clothing.

This one is awfully close to being risque, but I like it anyway! I zoomed in very carefully to make sure it was PG, haha ;) 

The back neckline of the dress is actually my favourite part of it! I can't wait to style this dress in other ways :D:D

I'm off to start wrapping Christmas presents!
Happy dressing :)
Mitzi xo

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bagtown Princess

This is an outfit I've been working on for awhile. I really wanted to make a "winter" outfit with this pink summer skirt!

Since the skirt is such a light colour, I wanted to create contrast by keeping the rest of the colours dark. My sister "hand-me-upped" this navy t-shirt with ribbon tuxedo detailing. Perfect!

 I paired it with my forest green cardigan because they not only have have similar hues, but they also have similar buttons :D The navy belt carried on the navy from the beret and t-shirt.

To keep warm in my breezy skirt, I wore my faux-fur coat. It's so warm! I actually bought it when I was in middle school (from the Salvation Army) for a Cruela DeVil costume! I wore my navy and forest green plaid shawl as a scarf.

 I chose my vertical-striped grey stockings because they continue the "flow" of the outfit -- the ribbons on the t-shirt, the thin crocheted panels in the skirt, and the texture of the coat!

 I felt like a movie-style displaced orphan princess in this outfit, hahaha. Bad description, but maybe you know what I mean? 

This coat is so luxurious! It was -10C the day I wore this outfit, and I was toasty warm. My grey leather gloves helped too!

I'm glad these photos turned out well -- they were taken in the middle of the afternoon and they could have been much too overexposed, but I like the effect!

I was being silly on the monkeybars and got some funny bloopers:

Hahaha blooper shots are my favourite!

My friend Matty is visiting, so I suppose I should go be social! Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did wearing, posing, and posting about this outfit!
 Happy dressing!
Mitzi xo

p.s. I'm getting a haircut tomorrow, do you think I should just get a trim and grow it out, or cut it back into a shaggy bob, or get a more angular sort of bob?
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