Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hearts Desire

I am craving looking like a rockstar everyday this fall! I just want to be the most fabulous fashion diva on the bus on my way to work, rocking out to the tunes on my ipod! I can't wait, now I just have to get the pieces to make this happen. Here are two ideas I have.

Disco Diva

My friend Jen, and I went to a dance off at this club that I know as The Royal Unicorn. To be honest I can not even remember what its new name is but the renovations they have done are amazing! I miss the old version though. It was a bit grungey and sorta ghetto but it was the most fun I had ever had and the dancing was wicked! This new version doesn't have the same feel too it, less soul. The dance off was fun, there was even some rapping, which I, of course, mocked and they rappers thought it was funny, my mocking, if they only knew.

This was the first time I have worn this dress and I am in love. I got it at True Value Vintage, it had a rip which I had repaired and now it is perfect! Can't wait to wear it again.
Dress: True Value Vintage $40 (1960's)
Shoes: H&M $40
Cuff: Value Village $2
Watch: Yard Sale $1

Like my dancing?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Corduroy Lounge

Recently all of my days seemed to be the never-ending kind so when I leave me house in the morning I am dress to go to whatever event I am headed to after work. On Wednesday it was my friend Rebecca's birthday which was at Corduroy Lounge on Cornwall St. Great place, cheap drinks and good foods and usually live music! In fact my friend, Keith's band "Warless" was supposed to play but the night before a neighbour complain and now they are getting a new licence to let them play live music late. So the music will be back next week.

Also I finally got around to sewing something I can actually wear with my sewing machine. I am in love. I am planning so many things to make in my head that it hurts a little. I made this skirt after seeing a skirt I really wanted at Zara. It was $70 dollars and I just couldn't do did. I got all the supplies at Dressew and in total this skirt cost me $8 and 2 hours of my time. What to make next? Also does anyone know of any sewing classes in Vancouver? I think I need a bit of a refresher course since I haven't really don't any pattern sewing since high school.

Jean Jacket: Bootlegger $40
T-shirt: Dynamite, two for $18
Skirt: Made it myself!! $8
Shoes: Aldo $60
Necklace: Aldo $10
Belt: Thrifted from a friend's sister
Purse: Thrifted $2

I also want to point out that the only new item in this outfit is the skirt. I have had everything else for years. It just goes to show that your can rearrange your wardrobe in a million different ways and sometimes just one piece is enough of a refresher. "Shopping your closet" is something I have been doing my whole life, not just since it became a recession trend.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Original Tandoori King

I don't know about you guys but I do not have a car. I take the bus, skytrain, ride my bike or walk. I find I do not need a car, but there are moments. Like Sunday night when a group of my friend and I head out for Indian Food. We were told we had to go to the Original Tandoori King which is right next to the Tandoori King. I'm thinking "ok so it on Kingsway near 49th...ish." NO! It is at Fraser and 65th! I would not even know how to get there by transit. Thankfully I have friends with cars! Oh and it was TOTALLY worth the trek, I would even figure out how to get there on transit and go again!

Here is what I wore:

Jacket: Le Chateau $40
Blouse: H&M $20
Jeans: Zara $50
Boots: Winners $50
Purse: Thrifted $2

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday Night Drinks

Every Friday after work a "gang" of us commandeer a table and have food and drinks. It started about a month ago and has turned into a little ritual that I really look forward too. Its a great way to end off the week. I like to dress well on the way to and from work anyways but now on Fridays I up the game a little as you never know where the night will take you...even though it usually take me dancing! Here is what I wore this Friday:

Cardigan: GAP $50 (the only thing I have ever bought at the GAP)
Blouse: H&M $15
Pants: H&M $10
Shoes: Army&Navy $10
Belt: H&M $15
Purse: Vintage Gift from my friend, Dusty
Earrings: Le Chateau $10
Ever Present Ipod Touch: Christmas Gift from my friend, Justin

Photos taken out in the back alley behind my work! Glam and Grunge!

What a ritual you look forward too?

xoxo Girl

Puddle Jumping

The rain has return to the city of Vancouver and oddly enough I am loving it! A little bit of cooler weather is fine by me. Yes, I would love to spend Saturday laying around at the beach but I also love layers and fall fashion. I have made my first fall purchase and I was excited to see rain as it is a pair of Hunter rainboots! I have wanted them for 3 years and so how always talk myself out of them so I finally bit the bullet and bought them. They are slightly pricey but the cost per wear in this city is pennies!

Hat: Gift from my friend's John (RIP)
Jacket: From Hong Kong $20
Sweater: Le Chateau (got it in high school) $20
Jeans: Zara $50
Rainboots: Hunter at Gravity Pope $150
Scarf: Le Chateau $20

See puddle jumping make me happy!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pride Parade

Last Sunday I spent the day on a patio watching the Vancouver Pride Parade! I love this parade, it is in fact one of my favorite days of the year! I gather up a group and camped out at the Cactus Club on Robson, with some food and beers, yes I know it should have been martinis or bellinis but its a marathon of a day!
Ali rocking the Pride! Jen and Serg all glammed up for the occasion! Can you believe she got that dress at the Quick Nickel at Davie and Denman? After the parade we all went into the GAP dress up, you should have seen some of the looks. It was awesome!

Christian and I in our Pride gear, I had to support all my "fairy" friends with the wings! It is such a fun day, and how often in the summer is it totally normal to walk all around downtown with wings and a tutu on? We went for sushi on Davie and the vibe was so FRIENDLY. I wish all of Vancouver could keep that vibe for whole year!