Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hard to Be Soft, Tough to Be Tender

I find it so hard to believe that I'm only two exams away from summer break, and all the free time I can handle! I have mixed feelings, as I also face Billy's going away for three weeks. It's happy because he's going to Turkey (so cool) but also inevitably sad because I'll miss him while he's gone!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the overexposure in these pictures! Sometimes I (irrationally) with it were overcast every day so all my pictures would turn out like this :P I think they kind of look like the liner-pictures in a CD case (everyone still remember those dinosaur pieces of technology?). I actually got mistaken for Emily Haines when Billy and I were out for dinner a while ago! It pretty much made my... year? Haha! The title to this post is from Metric's "Help I'm Alive." Right before I wrote this post, Angie from Papillon Chouette posted a link to the music video, and it clicked that this lyric would be perfect for these photos and for my current mood!

I've had this H&M dress for a while. I got it on the sale rack for $7!! I love it, but kind of forgot about it after I bought it. I picked up this little t-shirt-cardigan thing (which I've had for probably 2 years and have never worn), and it clicked! I love the many-striped combination. I need a flat black wide belt (which I don't actually have one of), so I wore this patent black stretchy belt back ward for the effect!

I've been playing around with design ideas for my Etsy aprons, and I can't wait for the patterns to arrive! Unfortunately, the creative juices are blocking the motivation-to-study juices. Thankfully a read-over of my notes should be sufficient for these two exams, as they're my two better subjects this semester! It helps that Billy is studying too.

Foe some reason, I have this nervous feeling about the summer -- I'm not sure what it is, probably that I'm worried I won't be able to accomplish everything I want to, go on all the mini-trips I want to, and so on. Silly me! Summer is for relaxing, not for worrying :D
I also have to line up a photographer. I'm lending my camera to Billy to take to Turkey, but my sister has an identical one, and she's agreed to take my pictures... when she's here. She has a long-distance boyfriend who she goes to visit frequently, so I need to find fill-in number 3! I just find it kind of hard to relax enough to pose with people I'm not used to having pictures taken by. If only I had a fancy camera with a tripod and a remote! Someday ;)

Wish me luck with studying! Ahhhh!

Dress: H&M
Cardigan: Contrast, thrifted from Frenchy's
Belt: Sirens
Faux-leather jacket: Bluenotes
Shoes: Spring

Happy dressing!
Mitzi xo


  1. I love your stripped, navy, maxi dress. You were lucky to buy it for only 7 $, such a bargain !

  2. ohmygosh, this dress is gorge!!! It looks great on you.

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  3. Hello Mitzi, thank you so much for your sweet comment. Vancouver Fashion Week was a blast. I'll be posting pics tomorrow. woot, woot!

    And, yay, the pictures are so fun & CD-esque... the over exposed look is SO great. And I'm loving your long stripey dress, adorable & perfect for spring. xx veronika

  4. Wow, you look stunning in that dress! i love how you layered over it too :)

  5. I love the way my skin looks in my cloudy day photos too. I have had that thought myself.

    Love the dress btw. Blue and black is a favorite color combo of mine.

  6. Ilove the striped dress! It'ssooo pretty, and it looks greatwith the toplayered over it.I want to try a maxi dress sooo bad

  7. Great maxi! It looks wonderful how you styled it too.

  8. ♥ Oh. Nice post.) Love your blog.)) ♥

  9. Beautiful blue striped dress! Love that color!!! I'm nervous about summer because I'm afraid it won't be hot :( Here's hoping for a long lazy summer in which we'll accomplish everything we want :)


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  10. Exciting plans and pretty stripes!
    All the best for your studies :)


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