provident style

WHO WEARS SHORT (butveryhighwaisted) SHORTS?!
May 17, 2008, 5:16 pm
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ME!!! I was at the mall with a couple of my best friends yesterday, enjoying the first day of our long weekend, and I was surprised to find an awesome pair of shorts. Ever since I saw this picture I’ve been dying to get my hands on some. These ones are completely different when it comes to wash and style, but the main thing is that they’re highwaisted and I love them!

The funniest part is the hilarious amount of honks/whistles I get while wearing them. I always forget how long my legs are/how much older I look then I actually am until I attempt to wear shorts out for the first couple times every year! Shorts that would look like a reasonable length on anyone else look way shorter on me. Oh well…if you’ve got it, flaunt it? And I do love these shorts. :D I wore them to go thrifting today with my little brother (I’m his stylist, heh heh heh) so I’ll post my haul after I take a nice cool shower.


the NEW wishlist
April 8, 2008, 7:10 pm
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Well, since I got everything I wanted from my last mental wishlist (red lipstick, combat boots, army backpack, poofy skirts, COMPLETELY AWESOME GLASSES) my brain has been noticing even MORE things that will make my soon-to-be-summer wardrobe complete. First off, a high-waisted pencil skirt. I hate to admit it due to my hatred of the pretentiousness that has been surrounding American Apparel lately, but I love their denim skirt. I used to love the whole store, in fact, until I got sick of the ads and the pretentious girls at my school who refuse to wear anything that’s not from AA. Just a note: having a unique and creative style does NOT equal shopping at the latest ‘trendy indie’ chain that uses sexist advertising! Whoa, okay, mini-rant over. Uuh, yeah, I like their skirt, but I’ll probably try and find something like it for cheaper somewhere else.

This picture makes my eyes want to roll out of my head, but you get the idea. I’m liking the lighter colours, but a black one would also be nice too to wear with colourful tights or bare legs if this frozen wasteland I live in ever warms up. (Okay, okay, so it’s actually not that bad outside anymore. Still!! SUMMER! COME FASTER!)

Another item that I won’t be able to wear for a couple months is the high-waisted short. LLLOOVVVE! They’re so cute and the details on some of the pairs I’ve seen online are gorgeous. I love the buttons on this one from Topshop and the sailor vibe.

And the gathers at the pockets are nice too! Oh Topshop. Why are you so inaccessible to us Canadians?!

I’ve been looking for a romper for a while, and it’s hard to find something that’s not, well, really ugly. I love most of the ones I’ve seen on other bloggers, so maybe I’ll get lucky and stumble upon one I like, but this one is alright. I just wish it was a different colour and didn’t have long sleeves!

And I’d wear the belt at the waist! Pfft. Silly models. Actually, I wouldn’t mind the sleeves as much if this was grey instead of khaki coloured. There’s got to be better stuff on eBay. Ooh! There is!

Loooove this one. Click the image to look at the rest of the pictures, because the back is knotted shut and it’s really interesting. I’m not surprised that people are bidding on this!

Of course, to go with my romper, a nice pair of gladiator sandals. A look today while shopping turned up nothing, which was surprising since I would assume that even the Canadian stores would realize by now how big they are going to be this summer. They don’t have to be freakishly high, but maybe a bit above the ankle would be nice. These ones are shorter, but I like the colours and they’re pretty fun.

From everyone’s favourite shoe company, Nine West! I’ve been seeing shoes from this brand in every blog I look at, and after looking at the site I can see why. They’ve got a really interesting selection.

I love love love this shoe from Aldo, and for $60, I might actually be able to afford it!

I guess I’m not going to find anything with straps that go any higher then this unless I once again dive into the depths of eBay…

There we go! These are a great colour and just the height I am looking for. For a second I thought they would be pretty annoying to put on and take off until I realized there was a zipper in the back!

I think I’d better curb my wishlist at that. Realistically, I could probably go on forever, but to be honest I actually need NONE of these things…but summer is coming and I want to have interesting stuff to wear so I don’t just throw on a t-shirt and shorts every day. I like feeling like my outfit has thought put into it, and I feel boring now if it doesn’t, so I guess that helps me justify it!

i made something that doesn’t suck!
March 31, 2008, 9:09 pm
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I had basically long given up hope of making something wearable using my sewing machine, but it appears that I may have pulled it off. Thanks to this refreshingly simple tutorial, I’ve got my very own puff skirt made of random fabric from my basement.

(My “I’m shocked it doesn’t suck” face.)

The pattern! Delightfully grandma-esque?

Now, for anyone else, sewing a skirt like this would be an exceedingly easy task. Thing is, my sewing machine hates me and wishes I was dead, so I had to fight with it for half an hour before finally deciding that my knowledge (grade 7 fashion studies…erm…) was not enough to fix the problem. 5 minutes of Googling and I realized I should check my thread tension, which was the problem of course. And now I can actually use my sewing machine! Which of course got me thinking about making more complicated stuff. I think I am going to try and talk my mom into going to the sewing shop with me this weekend and buying a dress pattern and some fabric. I’ll keep you posted on how THAT turns out…but now I must finish the homework I put off to make this lovely skirt!

urban outfitters + free shipping = this!
November 21, 2007, 11:01 pm
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i officially love being dragged down to the states for christmas now. why? well, because me and my mom can take advantage of free shipping to the us! so when i get there, this is what’s gonna be waiting for me:


screw buying everyone ELSE presents!
but i am feeling a little guilty about how ethically these items were produced…