I cackle evily as I witness a mustard-yellow school bus make its way around the curb of my neighbourhood. With my hands clasped tightly around the handles of my bike, I let them go of their grip and throw them in the air victoriously. "MWAHAHA!" I cry with a wicked glint in my eyes as school children jump off their bus, eager to return to their safe surroundings after their first day of school.
Okay. So maybe it wasn't that malicious. Or malicious at all, for that matter. But the point is, my victorious day arises from the fact that I am still in the sea of summer for one more week (*victory dance*) while the majority of my region has returned to school. I am not looking forward to getting back to the routine of the school year, as I have quite adapted to the freedom of the summer. And, because I am forced to wear a uniform, my exciting back-to-school-shopping adventures essentially consist of a new lunch box, backpack, gym bag, and pencil case. It's really exciting, guys. Really... Anyways, I decided to do some DIY this year.
1) School Bag - WIP (Work-In-Process. I'm so hip, I use abbreviations.) My non-complete school bag that I'm decking out with my much beloved fabric paints.
2) Pencil Case - Pig pencil case I sewed today from scratch. I was sort of tired, so the quality isn't up to par. I hope it survives the year.
Recently, I encountered quite a shocking experience. I WOKE UP TO SUN 2 DAYS IN A ROW. I get so excited when I open my eyes (well, actually, I set an alarm, otherwise I'd sleep for days...) to sun streaming through my windows. I was really excited to ditch the autumn-like tights and get to dress like it's actually summer!
1) Yesterday's outfit - Went downtown and discovered some awesome shops. I love when that happens! I really wish I could work downtown... Any job offers? 15 year old girl, hard-working, enthusiastic, responsible, sometimes shy, occasionally doesn't listen if things seem boring...
(Sweater - Value Village $6, Dress - Vintage $7, Shoes - Mum's)
I like to dance and skip around in this brand-new dress. It's actually knee-length, but when it's sinched with a belt, it's rather playful. If it were loud and made noise, I feel as though it would give off a lovely "swoooosh" noise. I love when that happens.
I have a new-found attraction. I find myself attracted to odd-looking key chains and cell phone trinkets, in hopes of creating a quirky necklace. I give credit to pigtails and blushing cheeks. During my shopping excursion in Toronto, I managed to purchase many, including this funny, little one...
She's called "summer girl," but I think she should be called "Girl with the Bow Tie Messily Eating Watermelon." I mean, they say we look alike... *
*NOTE: I know I look like a zombie has just awoken from the dead. If it wasn't past midnight, I would likely come up with a much better description to describe how atrocious I look. But I think that you guys must note the resemblance between me and my key chain. Can we please pretend that I was the inspiration for this fine lady (Oh god, I'm treating her as though she's a real person..)? I've always wanted to be a muse...
2) Today's outfit - Woke up / Sewed / Bike Ride / Second Cup / Park / Read / DIY / Big Fat Liar on VHS (hahaha) / Project Runway Australia / Shower / Blog / Other things, like eat, in between all these activities
(Shirt - DIY, Skirt - Thrifted <$1, Belt - Winners/ Steve Madden $Gift, Shoes - Mum's)
Yet another keychain. I thought it would go well with the shirt, but I didn't wanted it to interfere with the shirt's design. I am a genious and therefore decided to actually use it as a keychain. I mean, who would have thought of that?! Oh yeah, every human in the normal population...
(Key chain - "Pacific mall", Bag - Flea Market $1)
DIY shirt I made awhile back, but failed to post it.
It's not a great picture, but it says "ROBOTIC TENDENCIES. Push to activate." Don't ask me what it means. It's simply how my brain chooses to work...
Hope you guys are savouring the last of the summer moments, weather and sun! If school has already begun for you, I hope it went marvelously.
Oh yeah, and P.S. How do you make your pictures all big and pretty? If anyone could post detailed details, I would be ridiculously greatful.