3.8.09

It's a bird.. It's a dress.. It's a .. romper?

It's crazy how quickly time flies. It feels like just yesterday I came home. Time really has flown... Like the misquitoes happily buzzing away in my backyard, unaware of how inconvenient their presence makes for me to go in my backyard. Or, like the ants in my house.. Except if they flew, instead of walked everywhere. (Yeah. I'm having bug issues. It's really bug-ing me.. Haha.). Yes, time has sped away, flapping it's wings rapidly.
Moral of my attempts to create a cheesy *ahem* - I mean, meaningful post (but then gave up, as it is 1AM and I am allowed): I am off again! Tomorrow, I'm leaving for Alberta. I pretty much go there annually, as a huge bulk of my relatives live there - cousins, aunts, uncles, grandma, etc. I'm super excited, especially to meet my brand new baby cousin!
Moral of my boring family life that no one really cares about: I won't be posting a lot. I'll probably have time/ access to a computer, so we will see. But then again, I may not. Just a heads up!

Stuff you may care about - today's outfit:
One of my "bag sale" finds, as mentioned in my last post..
It's not what it seems..


*Gasp*

(Dress/Romper-thing - Thrifted <$1, Belt - Thrifted - $1)

I know, right? Shocking. When I tried it on, I totally thought it was a dress. Somehow I ended up with two legs in one pant leg. I stood in the changing room, utterly confused. Alas, I realized it was a romper. Oh boy, oh boy... It's like a magic trick.


(Shoes - Keds/ Mum's, Socks - AEO)

I was on a hunt to find the perfect shoes for my outfit. From my cheap China town white flats, to my cheap purple Old Navy flats, I simply had nothing. However, I went into the closet downstairs to grab my dog's leash.. And oh my word! - I found these keds that must have belonged to my mum years ago. I secretly stole them and they have now found a home in my own room. Shhhh...

In other fashion-ish-related news:

Meet my new baby. I've spent $#!()@ hours sewing this thing. Advice?
1) Never use Burda patterns. Ever.
2) Buy more fabric than you think you need. (I learned the hard way.)
3) Bleaching denim is so much fun.. Try it :)

(Jacket - me!!.. Sorry, I had to)

I decided to use the leftover scraps for some good ole' fashion DIY. Ch-ch-check it out:

1) Flower clip


2) Bow-tie clip


3) Button headband


Alright. I think that's it. Hopefully I will talk to you all soon. If not. Enjoy your summer. Go outside. Fly a kite. Sew some... things for your hair.
(I don't know why I chose to use detached sentences. Let's pretend I'm making a point. A political point, nonetheless. You know..)

Okay. It's late. I'm allowed.

Toodles!

55 comments:

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

THAT ROMPER. LOVE IT!! so cool with those heart glasses, you're rocking it big time today :D!! and those DIYs are adorable too ^^

5:32 in the morning said...

That jacket is perfection.

FabBlab said...

Okay, I just hope you know that if you and I lived in the same neighborhood, I would totally break into your house just to steal those ADORABLE hair clips and headbands. Just so you know.

xx,
N*
(www.fabblab.blogspot.com)

mikaela said...

ok so......

LOVE LOVE LOVE that romper, especially that fact that you got it for how much?!?!?!?!?

and i love love love love that jacket :D

Little Bo Peeep said...

Why do you always get awesome thrifted stuff? :_: My place is no good to find em hahaa. Lovin the romper btw!!

Laila Of Course! said...

Oooo that romper is SO cute! :) And I love love your bleached DIY! It's cool and edgy. Love it.

Be sure and drop by & leave me a note! :)

-Laila
www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

suzie said...

oh i REALLY love your romper! it's so funny and i really like your socks too! xo suzieeeee

Suzanne said...

thanks for your nice comment! i love rompers, and this flowered one is very nice! and the jacket... really amazing :)
xx

Deine kleine Schwester said...

So lovely pictures! I simply have to smile, your mood is so infectious!!
Your romper/playsuit/funsuit/jumpsuit ;) is sooo cute and pretty! The heart sunglasses are the right add for a super babe like you!
Very sweet blog!
xoxo, S.
(www.modediktat.de)

Adela said...

i adore rompers!!! i also love your beautiful hair accessorei! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

FabBlab said...

Omg!! Those bows! Those clips!I envy you :P

A*

Malena said...

Love the Lolita glasses in the first pictures! And wow, you made some crazy stuff. I love the jacket. And the hair things. I am envious of your skills.

Marmelindela said...

)%@*#)%&$^$ YOUR JACKET IS AMAZING!

I love the rest as wel but @$@!#%$%#$ THAT JACKET!

I have the same glasses, they're brilliant don't you think?

Val said...

you sewed that jacket??? it's kind of amazing. I'm in love.

Diary of a Young Designer said...

I adore your posts! The romper is ultra cute and love your posing! THe jacket is awesome, and yeah and bleaching denim is really cool to do. I must say awesome skills! Love the headband and pins, you actually inspired me to try some, they look ultra fun!

xo
Sophie

PS: I linked to your blog, if you'd like to link back feel free to! =)

Harmony said...

i loveee the romper

your are so cool lol
i wish i could make my own jacket.haha

xoxo harmony

Beki said...

Wow, this is awesome!!! so cool.

http://www.nearstyle.blogspot.com

clarewbrown said...

Love, love love love love everything about this post! You should start a magazine with your amazing skills, chicka! I love that romper as well! And the adorable photos made me laugh!
Another wonderful post!
Cheers!

The Queen of Hearts said...

I love all the positivity and energy in this post. : )

xs said...

ha, ha, too cute. cullotes are so much fun!

Marian said...

loev the diys, the romper but love the headpieces you made from the left over fabric the most! how fab!
xx
marian.

Mila said...

awesome dress!

DaisyChain said...

possibly the most perfect romper ever

Gabby said...

I just adore that romper!!! And I can't beive you got it for a buck!!!!!!!

Miranda said...

wow!!!
the romper is adorable and the jacket is AMAZING

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

So many things i love about this post, I LOVE that romper, too cute for one dollar. I LOVE that jacket truly extraordinairy, how long did it take? An my oh my could you send me one of your hair acssesories? :)

XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

MARA! said...

YOU MADE THAT JACKET? damn, you're good :D

i like those keds! it practically goes well with everything. hopefully i get to score some in goodwill or something!

daisychain said...

P.S.
I'm at a new blog now
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fritha louise said...

OH MY GOD that jacket is AMAZING!soo in awe of your sewing skills!
supercute romper too, and those hair clips :)

Twobreadsplease said...

Love your romper and your jacket, they're wonderful!

Fashionablegirl said...

lovely outfits!
x

Carina Blogarina said...

that first one reminds me of my childhood! the pattern, the skirt/shorts combo - the 80ties :)

Isabel said...

Rompers are totally boss and I adore your bleached denim jacket. I find your honest love of fashion super refreshing, keep blogging girl!

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

I have done this so many times recently! Stood in the changing rooms for ages trying to figure out wtf was going on...then realising it was a romper!!

Hehehe so funny :D

<3 xxx

Naka said...

I love ur jacket!!

and those buttons are so cute :3
I've tried using Burda patterns they don't explain things very well :/

Style Bird said...

Great romper!!

Nicky said...

great post :)
CAN'T BELIEVE YOU MADE THAT JACKET YOU INSANE GIRL.
it's amazing.
I'm jealous.
Nicky :)

Nerdic.. said...

The jacket is FAB!!
X, fashion-nerdic.

Louie in Wonderland said...

OMG!!! You sew awesome, I wish I could sew like you, that jacket is AWESOME! And I'm with you with the second tip, always buy more fabric lol. I thought it was a dress at first lol, love the romper, I want one!! And what you did for you hair are cool! Love the flower!!
Sincerely Louie, Ciao! :)

Andie said...

woah that jacket is intense, so beyond jealz right now. wish i knew how to sew, the only diy i can do is like painting and gluing stuff, gawsh. oh i love your romper, truly outrageous yeah?

http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You are so freaking cute! I love your dress and the sunglasses. And those handmade hair pins are adorable. :)

Gladys said...

the jacket is amazing!

www.penonpapergladysd.blogspot.com

Isabel said...

The floral pattern of the romper is so cute! Lovely headbands too, they are adorable. And keds. No one can go wrong with Keds!

x
thinkbackandrelax.blogspot.com

Zee said...

WOW!! So Cool

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the girl in the green scarf said...

hi, i just like so much ur style, I'll be back soon and look at ur whole blog -if u don't mind;)take care

AMIT said...

Oh yes your style is much good.

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Adri said...

I'm in love with your bleached denim jacket...it came out amazing!!

Koko said...

reaklly cute clips :D

MissNeira said...

im a little in love with that jacket..nope a lot actually!

so awesome!

xoxo
miss neira

FriendInFashion said...

What a great post - love it all! The romper is gorgeous - the jacket divine and the accessories too cute!
x

charlene said...

love this post. it made me smile at the end haha. and that jacket! and that romper for a freakin dollar!? how do u find such things... i'm totally jealous.

$.$
xoxo
adecadentthing

Misty said...

reaklly cute clips :D

mlracing101 said...

What year are those keds? Im interested in that they have the two vent holes on them...

mlracing101 said...

What year are those keds? Im interested in that they have the two vent holes on them...