provident style

out with my lovely mother
May 19, 2008, 4:28 pm
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So today, the last day of my glorious long weekend (happy Victoria day, fellow Canadians!), was spent shopping with my mother and little brother. The first stop was the shoe company, where my very picky brother needed to buy some runners. As far as he was concerned, a 9.5 was way too tight whereas his foot was falling out of a 10. However, after I found one of those foot-sizer thingies and pointed out the maybe 2.5mm difference in sizes he smartened up. :P

Not the most exciting outfit, but I had to wear something easy to put on and take off because after the hell that is The Shoe Company we went to Superstore for the Joe Fresh Style sale!!!

Scarf: Thrifted
Sweater: UO
Shirt: Mom’s
Jeans: Dish
Shoes: Thrifted
Bag: Vintage

And now…my haul! I feel a bit bad since I’ve been trying to shift my purchases to mostly vintage or thrifted, and it’s only been working out semi-well. But I might be getting a job soon, so I did need to get some dressier stuff that’s light enough for summer…good excuse? :D

Cute, sorta ruffly top. The sleeves are puffy when it’s on, and it’s SO COMFY! I’ll probably wear this a lot tucked into skirts.

Striped dress! If my other dresses EVER arrive from eBay, I’m gonna be set for all summer. I think this one is a good base for building on, but not too boring on it’s own in case I get lazy (which I probably will. C’mon, it’s summer break!)

Super basic tee with a little bit of a gather in the front. I love clothes that can be dressed up or down for work, and this + grey skirt and nice shoes would be perfect. I sure hope I get this job or all my ideas for work outfits are going to be forgotten forever! XD

Super-sheer blouse. I love this. There’s ribbon along the neck to tie in a bow, and it’s so light that I am going to be able to wear it over a tank and not die of heat stroke. The buttons are a little sketchy, though, so I’m going to have to watch out for accidentally ripping them off like I always do!

Shorts! I think the huge elastic waistband on these is what draws me to them, and they’re super comfy too. I think this with the red patterned blouse would look pretty slouchy and causal for summer. The pockets on this are great, too.

Last but not least, the spotted-at-last-moment knit dress! Definitely not going to be wearing this on the hottest days, because it’s pretty warm, but it’s perfect for the overcast weather we’re having today. My mom saw it hanging alone on the sale rack, and insisted that I get it! She’s pretty cool. :P The stripes are actually navy, although they look pretty black in the picture.

All in all, I liked the Joe Fresh collection about as much as I thought I would. There’s a TON more stuff in the store then on the site, but it tends to fit kinda oddly and I came out of the changeroom with a lot less stuff then I went in with. Which reminds me…three changerooms for a ton of shoppers? Not so great! Everyone was trying on a lot of items at once, so the wait was pretty long, but it was worth it. I do wish that some of the cream/white dresses had fit me better, because I still want to hunt one down for spring. I had pretty good luck, though, especially since dresses can fit me incredibly oddly because of my long body.

Although I have to admit…still itching to go to Target this summer when we’re down in the states! It’s pretty hard to beat their Go collections (ROGAN. I WANT YOU!!!) but Joe is trying pretty hard!


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.

Joe Fresh Style
May 8, 2008, 5:16 pm
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Gotta check this out next time I go to Superstore…so much cute stuff! And cheap enough that I can (hopefully) convince my mom to get it for me, heh heh.

Unfortunately, the Joe Fresh site uses flash for the bigger images, so when importing to Polyvore I had to use the tiny ones. That sucks because you can’t see the awesome eyelet and knit detail on the white top and dress! So check the links, because that’s what sold me on those two. I’d definitely pair the white eyelet top with the navy shorts, or with some highwaisted denim shorts that I am yet to find. The yellow dress is gorgeous too, because in my mind yellow = as summery as a colour can possibly get. And don’t you love the shoes?! The pink pumps are fabulous obviously because of the colour, and I love the simplicity and ankle straps of the flats. Finally, to top it all off, the perfect little basket bag that I’ve been craving. I love Joe Fresh! Do they have Superstore in the states, or is this one that we get to brag about for once?! The Joe Fresh collection is ALMOST as good as the clothes at Target, in my opinion, but they do have a lot larger selection and more clothes moving in at Target. Well, it’s a good start for us Canucks!

dress shopping!
May 7, 2008, 10:05 pm
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My most time-consuming Polyvore creation to date! My cousin is getting married this summer (they are an ADORABLE couple) and I am in search of the perfect dress as of right now. The above are my inspiration! I kinda want to break the no-white rule since a perfect white summer dress would be a lovely thing to have an excuse to buy, but I am not sure if that is still taboo or not! Well, I’ll probably get drawn to a colourful one anyway. Oh, and like my mannequin?! I thought she looked a little lonesome headless, and then I even added an arm (erm…ignore the difference in skin tone *cough*) holding an apple! Summery, amirite?! Polyvore, I think I love you…

PS. Yes, I do realize that I could just wear the dress I’m waiting for in the mail from eBay. But…ummm…DRESS SHOPPING!

yay for ebay
May 5, 2008, 7:33 pm
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No outfit post because I’m sick again today, but at least I won a really cute vintage dress on eBay!! I’d been stalking it for like a week and luckily the price didn’t get scarily high. And the shipping is reasonable, for once, to Canada!

I loooove it, and for once, my boyfriend actually approves! This is going to be my summer dress. :) And it will match my eBayed bag too!

cherry red
May 1, 2008, 5:24 pm
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I found this adorable and practical bag on eBay and bid on it a couple days ago, and I won it! I love the braided handles and of course, the colour.

I have been avoiding eBay for a while, so now that I have a little extra cash I’m excited to be winning unique stuff again. Can’t wait till it gets here, because it’s already sparking outfit ideas! I might even be able to use it as a school bag. Hmm…

old navy, is that you?!
April 9, 2008, 10:32 pm
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The new Old Navy ad campaign has got a lot of people doing double takes, but their selection seems the same to me. That’s not a bad thing, though! Ridiculously cheap stuff for summer is always good (as long as I can mix it with enough second-hand stuff to get over my sweatshop-supporting guilt). Here’s some of my favourite stuff from their website.

And yes, Camille of Childhood Flames does have those wedges. I totally fell in love with them when I saw them on her blog and I’m going to try and hunt down a pair!

PS. Look, ma, I finally properly photoshopped something for the blog!