Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I saw a girl standing waiting to cross the road the other week and her outfit totally caught my attention. I could do that, I thought. I even had all the pieces. Here it is:

Vest: From my parent's dress-up back. Rescued it years ago
Bra Top: American Apparel $15
Jeans: Just Jeans: $45
Sandals: Aldo
Purse: Gift from my friend, Sarah (Love it)

I wore this to eat a rack of ribs and some cheesy friend's with my guy friend, Will, who is going back to Australia for a bit. It was hot out still! Unlike today, so much rain. Had to wear my gumboots.

Monday, August 30, 2010


I was looking through  my camera this morning when I saw a set of photos I had taken but not posted yet. I'm not sure when I wore this or to where but I love these pants! I bought these jeans over 5 years ago at Saan on a trip where I had ripped my jeans and needed something to wear. They turned out to be quite amazing and they only cost me $20. This spring I saw a picture of a pair of jeans with a studded pocket, I wanted them so bad. Instead I grabbed my old faithfuls and did a little DIY. A few rips here and there and a studded pockets updated my $20 jeans to something that people notice. You should try it!

Top: H&M $20
Jeans: Saan $20
Studded Pocket: All me! All in all it cost about $5
Sandals: Aldo $30

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Hunt Is On.

I have been traveling a lot this summer, not the glamorous flying all over the world kind, but one that is actually much more enjoyable for my heart. I have been driving back and forth to the Okanagan a couple times a month. You see My Man got a great job in Kelowna so I am spending as much time there as possible. After the last trip up I realized my weekend bag needs to be replaced. The one I currently have I got for $20 in a street market in Hong Kong about 6 years ago. Its a faux Prada duffel bag. Being that it is a cheap knock off the faux leather has not turned all nice and buttery over the years of use, instead it is cracking and starting to fall to pieces. Now the problem is I do not just want to run out and buy any random replacement. It has to be stylish, not overly expensive, and fit all I might need for a long weekend. I want it to go with everything, not be black, no pattern or such, have some inside pockets, and maybe an outside pocket (cellphone, passport, etc). I want it to get better with age. I don't want it to be "precious", I need to be able to put it on the ground, or toss it in the trunk, or on a plane without worrying that it will get dirty or wrecked.  I have start the search in magazine and online. I have even put together an inspiration board to keep me on track. Does anyone have a great weekend bag that they love? How big do you think it should be? A place I should look for one? Any suggests or helpful hints would be great!

This one that I saw in Lucky Magazine is the best one I have seen yet, but not being able to see it in person makes it hard for me to buy. I like to touch and play with the things I buy before just to make sure they are exactly what I am looking for.

I need your help! Suggestions?