Wednesday, August 18, 2010

On my radar: More street fashion.

I've seen this blog criticised for showing girls who could wear paper bags and still look good, because they're young and beautiful.

But I find myself charmed by some of these outfits. Sure, they couldn't all necessarily be pulled off by women a few years older than they, but if you can't experiment with youthful fashion when you're young, when can you?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

On my radar: Japanese street fashion

I love Japanese street fashion. I remember reading a book from the library about it, and spending hours poring over it, totally fascinated.

Why it took me this long to start looking for Japanese street fashion blogs, I have no idea.

Even the gents are in on the act! I love a fashionable gentleman.
This girl looks like she stumbled out of a manga. Where else but Japan could you wear an outfit this unique and intricately detailed?
So many great details! Even though her look is monochrome, it's still interesting. I'm in love with her darling rosebud necklace and sweet patterned socks.
A confident, stylish, Japanese Dorothy? Love the ruby red lips and bag.

She's rocking purple hair, a giant tassel on her clutch, and mesh socks. I want to steal her top. Well played.
Love the volume here! Who says short women can't rock floor-length, voluminous garments? I love her little embellished hair chopstick and colorful striped bag!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Note to self.

Take a photo of something pretty outside today.
Charge your camera batteries first, though.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Note to self.

It is okay to take breaks.
  1. When you plan to take a break, it gives you something to look forward to.
  2. Plus, it makes you more productive in the meantime.
  3. You get good inspiration during breaks sometimes, or at the very least the wheels in your head keep on turning for your return to the task at hand.
  4. The best papers you've ever written included hourly Mario Kart breaks.

Friday, August 6, 2010

On blogging.

I am a terrible blogger.

Over the years, I have started countless blogs... a livejournal (still updated once every couple of months), a dating blog (don't ask - it's long deleted), a food blog (that one lasted a little while, actually), a photography blog (flash in the pan), a Wordpress blog (had maybe one post on it), and now this one.

I also have a neglected librarything account, a goodreads account I check up on from time to time, a Facebook accounts that I use mainly to send messages to friends and occasionally share photos, and a Twitter that I got on a whim to use a food diary but hasn't been updated since the day I made it. There are more that I can't even remember, I'm sure, on xanga, perhaps, and an old poetry website.

The only online thing I've done consistently online is write songs for 50/90 and FAWM, two annual songwriting challenges that have taught me loads about music, made me friends all over the world, and helped me meet the man who will be my husband (!!!) in less than a month.

I mean, in a way blogging is very narcissistic (thought not as much as Twitter, I think), but it's also a really helpful way to chronicle your life, like a virtual diary (even if sometimes it's through the lens of what you ate, what you wore, where you went and who you went with). In my teens, I'd record all the happenings of my travels, even if it was just to visit my cousins one province over.

I love reading other peoples' blogs. Food, music, style, photography, home design, and even day-to-day stuff are all fascinating to me. Reading about peoples' thought and feelings appeals to me a great deal. So many bloggers that I read would make awesome friends, I'm sure, were I to meet them. I don't comment very often, but I do try to visit most of my favorites every day.

Seeing Elaine like (and wear!) my flower-necklace-as-belt suggestion and watching Kendi wear 30 outfits made of 30 items for 30 days makes me want to try my hand at this fashion blogging stuff, too. Watching Meg and her community create beautiful, insightful words about marriage and life makes me want to inspire and uplift others, too.

So, part of me really wants to try it. But do I have the cojones to just go for it? Should I just dive right in and commit to it, or just keep playing around with things until I decide one way or the other?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blog mention!

A little lady named Elaine mentioned me as a style inspiration for suggesting wearing one of her floral necklaces as belt. She did it in today's post and it looks great on her.

It makes me want to give fashion blogging a try...

So does Kendi's 30 for 30 challenge. 30 days, 30 items, 30 outfits. My brain-motors are running on overdrive pondering that one.

The right to bear arms?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I can't pick a favorite.

Okay, I lied. It's between these two:

That made laugh SO HARD.

I've got a soft spot for Marilyn, and for colour.
I want all these prints on my walls, though.


Evil caramel.

Caramel = not part of a balanced diet, especially if you've got a wedding dress to squeeze into in a little less than a month.
That said, throwing myself into this bowl is really, really appealing.

Via Everybody Likes Sandwiches.