Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Happy New Years (Eve) and a belated happy holidays guys! I'm gonna be absent from the blog for a lil bit, but I'll have something good when I return. See you in 2014!!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Indian Summer

The Cardigans - Rise and Shine
  this gif is dum -_____-  
a quick post.

Last week I went on a short trip to Florida avec ma mère. I'm so done with finals it's not even funny, but I got A's in all my classes, woooot. As a treat for chaining myself to my books and computer, and ruining any chances at a social life (jk...sorta), I decided to go along. It was nice going somewhere that the weather does not call for dressing like the Michelin Man at all times!

Here are some pictures if you are into that sorta thing...
 (most of) WHAT I PACKED 

My camera died at the start of our last meal, but this is the best approximation of me eating the CHEESIEST pizza on the planet.
And for dessert...
How have I never had gelato before now?


HOLY SMOKES IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!! I know it's common practice for people to say this around this time, but where the hell did the time go!? How is school going for y'all? May you vanquish all the exams and return to normal sleep patterns soon!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Brace Yourself

I made a dum Christmas playlist a year ago for a buddy with the hopes of turning it into a mix CD. I never quite got around to updating it, but here it is.

Hi guys! Here's another DIY.

My *ahem* thriftiness knows no bounds.

My mom gave me about 6 feet of leftover copper wiring almost two years ago. I kept it with me in the hopes that one day inspiration would strike... and waddyaknow; It finally did! I'll try my best with the explanations. If I was unclear on anything let me know!

Stuff you'll need:

Yeah, I know my wire cutters are way crusty, but they work!

  • About 180 cm of wire total
  • A wiiiiire cutter! (I'll grow up one day)
  • Needle-nose Pliers (jewelry pliers are best) 
  • Round writing utensils with various widths
  • Paper (optional)

For this I used about 60 cm of wire. Leave 5 cm from the ends of the wire straight.

Wrap the wire around the writing utensil in a circular motion.  
When one circle is done, wrap the wire around in the opposite direction. Leave about 5cm at each end to create your closures.

The bracelet should look like this when you are done wrapping.
Cut the excess with wire cutters. Using your pliers, bend the ends of the wire so it is not sharp.

Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and adjust it until it sits comfortably. (Pro tip: Use a thicker or thinner utensil to change the size of the circles!)
That's it! 
Construction Time: No more than 15min.

I hope you still have your writing utensils from the first project cause you're gonna need them!

My cursive is a bit dodgy so I wrote out the word I wanted on the bracelet first. (I would do a word with fewer than 9 letters BTW)
I used about 60cm of wire initially. Leave about 10 cm straight before you start bending the wire.

Try to bend the wire as you would if you were writing the word on paper. It's tricky!
Cut any excess wire and bend the ends so they are not sharp.
Construction Time: About 30 min.

Remember when I told you to save your leftover wire?
For this bracelet you will need 5-8 6cm. pieces of wire and 7-10 3cm. pieces of wire (you always want more of the shorter pieces)

The longer pieces will make your heart links. The smaller pieces will make circle links. Do not fully close your links as they will have to be joined together later.
how to make the heart link

They should be linked in this order: circle - heart - circle - heart - circle ... until you reach your desired length. Always start and end with a circle link. You have a few options for closing the bracelet. If you have a premade closure (eg. lobster claw) you can use that. OR If you don't mind the bracelet stretching a little, just close it with a circle link and call it a day!

I have to make about 1000 more of these lol! Do you guys have any DIY ideas for the holidays?

Monday, December 9, 2013

W i s h L i s t

I haven't done a movie/ style mashup in forever...here goes. Apologies in advance for the blurry screencaps.

Everybody loves 90's era Daisy wearing Drew Barrymore. One of her most fashionable yet grossly undervalued roles is Lena, in the 1997 rom-com Wishful Thinking.

Look at this apartment! I mean, how can a movie theatre employee afford an apartment like this!?


Don't get me wrong the movie isn't amazing, but Lena's trippy style (see: crazy rings on every finger, pepto-bismol colored sweaters, funky platforms, TIGHTS, and preschool girl barrettes) left me salivating over my TV set.
Press still

Shoes: Asos | Bag: New Egg | Scarf: Etsy | Skirt: O-Mighty | Sweater: Choies | Socks: Shop With Romi

What's better than a clear vinyl purse with daisy appliques you ask? Why a purse made of ASTRO TURF with daisy appliques of course!

Coat: Oasap | Dress: Romwe | Shoes: Charlotte Olympia | (more affordable) Shoes: Zara | Tights: American Apparel | Rings: here & here

Like SERIOUSLY!? How great is that dress? (✪㉨✪) 

Shoes: Nasty Gal | Dress 1: Romwe | Dress 2Ebay | Sweater: Free People | Earrings: Etsy | Tights: Hansel From Basel

Kinda jealous that platforms and mini dresses are an appropriate work outfit for Lena...

Sweater: Choies (similar: 1 / 2 / 3)| Collar: Etsy | Dress: Modcloth | Tights: We Love Colors | Shoes: Asos or Nasty Gal | Barrettes: Etsy

The movie is now streaming on Netflix if you wanna check it out! Leave a comment below letting me know what you think.