24.7.09

All Dressed Up and No Where to Go

Bad weather + Fever + Cold + Cough = A very sick/ unhappy me. I pretty much decided to try the well-known mantra of "If you look [/dress] good, you feel good." You know what? I think it works! Even though my cough has progressed to mimic the throaty heaves of my grandpa on a bad day (sorry grandpa).. Even though I had these disgusting cherry-flavoured-but-really-tasted-like-bad-medicine-cough-candies in my mouth at nearly all times... I think that putting on a nice outfit really does make you feel better. Moral of the story: when you're feeling down, dress up :)



(Sequin dress - vintage/ Value Village $12, Furry vest - Peru $35, Skirt - Value Village $6, Tights - H&M $6, Belt - Dad's, Jewellry - Assortment)

I picked up this lovely vest in Peru - it was my very last purchase there, as I got it at the airport. (Side Note: I'm so excited to show you guys some of my stuff I got there - I have a lot of colourful accessories from the markets that are so much fun!) Anyways, it's made of baby Alpaca (which, very important, are NOT harmed in the process of the making - I am, in fact, anti-fur when the animals are hurt!). This vest is so much fun and feels so soft and luxurious. Although the $35 is more than I usually spend on clothes, I reasoned it was okay as it is 1) not sold anywhere in Canada, 2) a good souvenior (Alpaca wool/ Alpacas are everywhere in Peru!), and 3) 70% off the original price!


This headband also has a luxurious feel. Tres Gossip Girl. Except from Forever 21. But, you know, close. Ish.

(Headband - F21 $6)

This shot is kind of hilarious. I don't even know what I look like, but it's funny. Any suggestions? Maybe a burgurlar trying to feign innocence.. But failing. Miserably.

(Rings: Black Stone - Peru $15, Pink beads - Vintage $gift)

Hope you guys have a good weekend! :) Don't forget to put on some lovely clothes and get all dressed up with no where to go! *Sigh* Story of my life. (Actually, despite the bad weather, I went on an extensive bike ride. Definitely felt out of place, but it was awesome! SO many weird looks!)

Okay, I'm off to grab *yet another* cough candy...

20 comments:

Beki said...

The tights and headband are both awesome!!! Hope you feel better.

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pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

your outfit is WOW. love everything about it and those blue tights are a great touch :D

theTrendyDwarf said...

Funny thing is...you are right! Whenever I feel down I always know to to go to my room and dress nice...it really makes you feel so much better! Plus it gives you something to do! Sometimes your best ensembles come from doing that! I love the vest! Your ensemble is so super duper cool! By the way..I have shown your blog to my sister and she is in love with your ensembles and posts...just felt like I should let you know!
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Emma said...

I'll be doing that soo, tomorrow i'll wear a dress and probs just stay home all day :)

Laila Of Course! said...

Awww! Love your outfit. And love this blog-- will most definitely be following!

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Martine said...

Aw you look so cute :3 sweet dress/skirt

Valentine said...

You're obviously quite the bubbly girl... I dont think you'll stay sick for very long. hehe..

I love the headband and the vest.. :-)

Have a happy weekend!

xx

V

Suzanne said...

hope you feel better soon! cute skirt!
xx

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Love the headband... and the ring!

xx

Isabel said...

Dressing up really does make me feel better too! Damn that is a cool vest! From Peru too? Id love to visit that place. Cute outfit again - i love the colour of the tights.

Thanks for the visit!
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Malena said...

You leave the nicest comments, thank you so much! I hope you feel better, and I love the vest.

Sophia said...

Story of my life, too! You look amazing, and I definitely agree--when you make an effort to look good, you feel much better. Get well soon! :)

patricia said...

oh the vest is gorgeous!
i hope you feel better, though i tend to find that cough lollies and syrup taste so horrible they make you feel more ill... get well soon!

Leigh said...

Hope you are feeling better!

Adore that headband on you :)

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I love the vest, that is really good price actually, great find! And i love your gossip girl ish headband, i need one!
XOXOXO
Libby
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clarewbrown said...

Great outfit, girl!! The headband is amazing! I love headbands. And i love your cute rings as well :0)
Cheers,
C

mikaela said...

Just the other day it was raining and I had nowhere to go, so I put on one of my favourite outfits, and my parents thought I was really strange HAHA.

and I love how you don't like spending more that $35 on clothes. I share the same logic.

Thanks for your awesome comments!!!

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Harmony said...

i wantt that skirt!!

i lovee your stylee.lol

Louie in Wonderland said...

aww hope you get better soon! It's horrible being sick. I love your advice. I'm going to practice it next time I get sick. Dressing up really cheers you up! Your outfit is so cool, love your vest! :)
Sincerely Louie, Ciao!

Suzi said...

What a cute outfit! I love that pink flower ring.