provident style

bad day
May 20, 2008, 3:51 pm
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I think my mood and my life are affected a little too much by the weather. On the long weekend, when it was gorgeous out, everything was completely awesome, but now with my return to school and the weather getting bleary everything’s getting pretty blah. I won’t bore you, but I had an awful day! One of my unfortunate events was losing a ring that was really important to me, that my grandpa had given my mother. I always got compliments on it and it was really special, so I really hope it turns up somewhere but that’s not looking likely. Oh well, at least I was miserable and cute? (I love you, Joe Fresh Style dress that was perfect for the weather.)

Necklaces: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Dress: Joe Fresh Style
Tights: UO
Shoes: Greenwich Village from the Shoe Company

Oh wait…one good thing was greeting me when I got home! :)

New bag that I’d been waiting for!! I love it. It’s in great condition, just worn enough to feel loved but not so worn that it’s going to fall apart at any moment. :D You’re going to be seeing this a lot.


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!

May 17, 2008, 7:59 pm
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Today was a beautiful day to walk around my neighborhood and hit up a couple thrift stores. I took my brother along for advice and to see if we could find him anything. He got a couple button-up shirts, which I may steal in the future! I found a ton of great stuff. First off, these shoes:

I am IN LOVE! They should be too small as they are 8.5’s, but they’re only a teensy bit tight. They’re super comfy because they’re dance shoes, and they have a heel of about an inch. Going to wear these allll summer. These were $4.

Wet hair! These are a couple blouses I found to wear tucked into shorts. (Or pencil skirts, if I get a job I’m applying for…) The first is my favourite because of the awesome detail on the front. It’s also very light and airy, so I’m not going to boil in it when it’s hot out! The collar detail on the second is quite interesting, and it’s got shoulder pads. These were $2 each. The cute little old lady at the counter liked them! :)

Accessories. The gold necklaces look great together. One of them has a pendant that looks like a really old Spanish coin attached to it! The scarf is GIANT, and it’s going to be fun to figure out how to wear it.

Thank you dearly, thrift faeries. :D

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.

May 16, 2008, 12:58 am
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Lately I’ve been thinking about finding a good, old-fashioned watch. I’d love an ancient, worn-in watch with a nice leather strap on it so that I wouldn’t always have an excuse to have my cell phone on me. Sometimes it’s nice to NOT be connected! I was looking around the internet, and I found several sites with beautiful, albeit thousand-dollar watches, so I decided to check eBay. I especially like this one:

But it’s getting up there in price! Next time I go thrifting I’m going to try and keep my eyes open for interesting watches.

May 15, 2008, 4:24 pm
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So know how I have been bitching and bitching about the cold? Well the warm FINALLY came, on the day that I decided to wear my wool dress and tights! Should have planned ahead a little better, but I’m still quite thankful for the arrival of summer. Now I just really have to find some high-waisted shorts…

Dress: Vintage
Belt: Thrifted
Tights: Mom’s
Shoes: Thrifted

May 13, 2008, 10:27 pm
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Well, today could have been better, but it wasn’t all bad. My boyfriend took these! The instructions for the second were “DANCE!”

Shirt: DIY
Suspenders: Le Chateau
Pants: H&M
Socks: Mom’s
Shoes: Doc Marten

I’m kinda down. Me and my boyfriend went to an info night for an amazing program that pays you to create animations and do art. It’s hosted by the local Quickdraw Animation Society. I know, almost too good to be true, right? Well, it’s sponsored by the Youth Employment Initiative, so they can actually pay a select number of youths to gain work experience. I really, really, really wanted to do it, but one of the requirements is not being in school. My boyfriend is doing correspondence schooling, so he qualifies, but I don’t. This also means that he’s going to be working full time during the summer! To be frank, it just kinda sucks. I’m pretty jealous of him, but I’m also really happy because I know he’s going to create amazing things and he really deserves the opportunity. He’s already got ideas! Maybe in a couple years when I’m out of school I can do the program, and in the meantime I can get a membership to QAS and work on my own projects. That’s not so bad!