Monday, September 30, 2013

Polka dots



I have wanted this dress for a really long time, and let me tell you it took forever to get it. So after eyeing this on Mod Cloth for ages, they had a coupon code (something about dogs) over the summer. I decided I would finally order this dress and was super excited to do so.  Well, something happened and it got lost in the mail and being the cheap-ass that I am, I didn't pick the shipping option with tracking. I was pretty bummed when it never ended up coming. Even the order I made  maybe a week after, showed up  with no problems. I waited a bit before deciding to try ordering it again, since I still wanted it. This time it was sent completely problem free. Unfortunately, I ended up paying full price but I got the dress within a week. A small price to pay for a dress that is very well made and super comfortable. I don't think one slightly negative experience would keep me from ordering from them again, especially since their customer service was really great. At worst, I was inconvenienced a bit. Maybe the lesson is to chose the shipping option with a bloody tracking number.

The cardigan was also a full price purchase (I'm slipping you guys.)  It's from Forever 21 which I purchased with the space dress from my last post. The polka dots are fully embroidered into the fabric, which I wasn't expecting. It's also a lot thicker than I thought it would be, which would explain why it hadn't gone on sale at all since it's been available. Even though it has been out since the beginning of summer, you'd be sweating bullets in it. It's defiantly a Fall/Winter cardigan. I feel it was a good purchase though and that I will get a lot of use out of it, which is all that really matters.

Blue dress: ModCloth-44.99$ (Buy it here)
Blue polka dot cardigan: Forever 21- (Buy it here)
Red shoes: Toms-39.99$

~Sarah

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Galaxies



Ok so, this outfit managed to get some attention at both work and school: All of which was positive. It is bright, that's for sure. I was hesitant about trying this out for work, but since I didn't have any meetings, I figured I would give it a shot.

I have seen a lot of space themed clothing online and in stores, and I wasn't sure if it was for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about trying new clothing ideas but for the most part I can tell right off the bat if something is not going to work on me. I had tried this dress on several times before I decided to buy it;on sale of course. There was a lot of: "I dunno if I can pull this off" in the dressing room. Even once it was in my closet, I was trying to figure out how or where I was going to wear this dress. The fabric is a bit static-y and it's unlined.  I figured by pairing it up with a black cardigan and leggings, it might break up the intensity of the colors and pattern. I started out with black shoes, but then decided I might as well take a bit of a risk and pair it with equally bright shoes.

These shoes are incredibly comfy and it was another one of those situations of figuring out how badly I wanted something.They came out last Fall/Winter and I waited for what seemed like an eternity for them to go on sale. It just never happened. I decided to bite the bullet and fork out the money for them. My rule of thumb is, unless it's a winter boot or some kind of like proper running shoe (so your knees don't get mangled), I can't justify spending more than 60 bucks on a pair of shoes. I have wavered on this very few times. These shoes are one of those times; Oh the shame. Since I did fork out what I deem to be "the mad cash" on these suckers, I try to wear them as much as I can to justify buying them. Even after all that, I still used a coupon to at least cover the taxes. Obviously after awhile, they were about half the price, but I regret nothing.


Space dress: Forever 21- 13.99$ *Woo!* (Buy it here)
Black cardigan: H&M-19.95$ (Buy it here)
Black leggings: Joe Fresh-old
Blue suede shoes: DV by Dolce Vita-old

~Sarah

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Laser cuts


Another long day at work. It's hard to find clothing that transitions well into fall. I have packed away most of my summer clothing and have made way for all my button downs and sweaters. Fall is my favorite season, but it never really lasts. Right now, it's that odd in between part, where its freezing outside when you wake up, but by mid day it's super warm and you're sweating buckets.

This blouse is one of the tops I left out for the upcoming months. This was the other shirt I purchased awhile ago when a friend of mine had 40% off at Anthropologie.  It's got a laser cut print of flowers that's really pretty. It's quite subtle but it really makes this top pop. It's a smaller size than I would usually buy, which was an added bonus. Sometimes I don't get the sizing at Anthropologie. Sometimes I'm a 12, sometimes I'm a 6. Whatever, they make nice stuff and it goes on sale frequently if you're willing to wait.

I got the shoes on sale as well. They have poodles on them, so I was instantly drawn to them. I have some much clothing with animals on them. They fit kind of funny though. 7.5 was way to small but an 8 (which I got) was too big. I had to put insoles in them, which isn't a big deal. What's odd is that they hurt like a bitch when I wear socks. Generally it's the other way around for me. I've worn them before over the summer, but since it was cold this morning, I put on socks that aren't super thick or anything. By the time I got to work, my feet were on fire. Sockless though? All good. Oh well, the things people endure to try and look good.

On an unrelated but very personal note, this past Monday would have marked my moms passing 8 years ago. It's always a particularly hard day for me, so I usually do something that reminds me of her, or things we did together. She and I used to shop and have coffee in mall food courts all the time when she was still around. So I took the day off from work, and had Dave come with me to the mall while I just wandered around and thought about stuff. I didn't buy anything, or do much else to be honest, but it was all I needed, and I appreciate that he came with me.

Laser cut blouse: Anthropologie-30$ (Buy it here)
Jeans: Forever 21-7.80$
Poodle loafers: Seychelles-45$ (Buy it here) or (here)
Bow bracelet: Ardene-7.50$ (Buy it here) 

~Sarah

Monday, September 16, 2013

Animations


Montreal had their Comic convention this weekend, so a group of friends and I decided to go. I go every year since Fan Expo (in Toronto) got a little too expensive and a little too crowded for my taste. Montreal's convention is still big and whatnot, but it's easy to get to by comparison and that alone makes the difference, especially in price. I got to check out the Battlestar Galactica panel, since a friend wanted to check it out, plus there were chairs; conventions are murder on the feet.  I'll admit, I have never watched an episode of BSG, but Tahmoh Penikett was on the panel, and I really loved Dollhouse (which he was also in). It was really fascinating, and Edward James Olmos seemed like he was genuinely glad to be there. It's always nice when the guests at conventions seem to like being there. Makes it more fun.

I managed to pick up some cool stuff, including an awesome Luna t-shirt. The shirt I'm wearing is actually a shirt I got last year at the convention. I love Futurama with a passion and I'm really bummed out it got canceled...again. I guess I should be thankful that it was brought back in the first place. Reincarnation was one of my favorite episodes of the newer seasons so when I saw the old timey Fry and Bender shirt, I was for sure going to leave with it.

The jeans by the way, are by far the most comfortable jeans I have ever in owned in the history of EVER. And they were less than 10 bucks! I might have to go back to get more. I always have a hard time shopping at Forever 21. I float between their regular and plus sized clothes, depending on what it is. Plus, their stores are always so big, I get overwhelmed quite fast. However, if you're willing to make the effort to rummage in the most chaotic store known to man, it can be worth it.

All in all, a great weekend.

Mustard yellow cardigan: Joe Fresh~19$
Futurama t-shirt: ComicCon~20$
Jeans: Forever 21~7.80$
Blue shoes: Toms~65$

~Sarah

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Umbrellas



Ah yes, rainy days. Always messing up my hair with your stupid moisture.  There is no point in styling my hair when it's that odd misty rain that doesn't merit an umbrella but you get sort of damp and you're all "how did that friggin' happen???" I hate that sort of rain, but I will gladly take it over a torrential downpour.

This dress was on sale at Mod Cloth for a bit, so I'm glad I managed to get it when I did. It was a little bit bigger than I would have expected, and it's a bit of a deep v. That's alright though, since I just wear it with a camisole underneath, or as I did today, with a cardigan. It's quite comfortable and I think it will transition well to fall. It's not a terribly thick material so I don't know if this will be a year round article of clothing. Guess I'll have to wait and see. I didn't wear my rain boots all day, but I thought they matched rather nicely with the rest of my outfit and I took this picture after walking my dog Tengen. (Who is the best dog ever by the way)
Look at that face! Gah!!!! I love her to bits.

Also, new glasses! Wooo! I was getting massive headaches over the past couple of months, and after a trip to the doctors for some blood tests to rule out any  serious health issues, I decided to head over to the eye doctors. I've had them for less than a week and it's already made the difference. I was told I look like a hipster by some friends, but they aren't that much different from my old ones and I can see again, which is all that really matters.

I got to go apple picking over the weekend with some friends, which was really fun. I now have to come up with ways to use all these apples. I like them and all, but it's not like they're my go to fruit. I already made a pie and I keep bring them to work with me for my lunch. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions about how to use them in baking, let me know. I like baking and whatnot, but I'm not exactly good at it so  I need something easy I can make. Dave was supposed to make turnovers but I think he forgot again, so I might give it a shot tomorrow after work. I don't know if it'll be difficult, but the pastry is already pre-made, which I imagine is the hard part.

Black cropped cardigan: Old Navy- 15$
Black leggings: Joe Fresh-Old
Umbrella dress: ModCloth- 44.99$
Red rain boots: Mel- 20$

~Sarah


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cons


Hello again.  Today was my first day back at school after a much needed summer break. I went to class after a very long work day and was particularly tired. Fortunately, because it was the first class of the semester, we were let out early. Thank goodness, because I could feel my stomach starting to do the "I'm hungry" gurgle which is noticeable in a quiet lecture hall.

So Dave decided to take pictures of his Warhammer figures, and fiddled around with his camera settings. I am not a photographer. I'm that person you hand a camera too to take a group shot and it's like it's alien technology to me. Since then, I cannot for the life of me, get my photos un-blurry, even though I asked him to switch it back to whatever I had it on before, or at least something with auto focus. I've messed up several outfit photos because of this. It's not one of those point and click cameras either, it's those big hulkin' Sony cameras for people who know what they're doing. So...Dave, if you're reading this...little help.

So I have big 'ol blur face, awesome. I think the outfit itself is pretty clear though and I wanted to post something since it's been awhile. This whole outfit isn't anything particularly fancy, but it is super comfortable. This is important if your expecting to be up at 6 am and finishing your day at 8:30pm. Case in point: the shoes. God, I love Converse; they make a damn comfortable shoe. I got these at Target on super sale, which made me very happy.

I  also had the pleasure of going to a friends wedding over the weekend. It was a wonderful time to say the least. I got to get all dressed up and dance, and you know, see a very good friend be the happiest I have ever seen her. I can't dance to save my life, but if you play a Daft Punk I defy you to NOT do the robot on the dance floor. Being the dumbass that I am, I didn't think to take photos, but I know my friends did, so once they post them, I'll see if there was any clear shots of my outfit for the day, as well as my friends beautiful dress. (providing she's ok with me posting it of course.) Random fact: Country club bartenders don't seem to be impressed when you drink out of cans. I say: why dirty a glass!?

Yellow blouse: Forever 21-23.80$ (Buy it here)
Black Cardigan: Old Navy- 15$
Blue pants: H&M (old)
Black shoes: Converse-17$

~Sarah