1.9.09

i miss the magic school bus

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.

38 comments:

Anna said...

YAY first comment! I just want to take a moment and let you know that this description,"15 year old girl, hard-working, enthusiastic, responsible, sometimes shy, occasionally doesn't listen if things seem boring... " essentially is exactly my character, lol. I love the DIY shirt, probably because I'm obsessed with robots, but whatever. Uare your uniforms like, strict, with a perscribed skirt and everything? or is it just a dress code?

Sang said...

oooooooooh
ROBOTIC TENDENCIES
fantastically perfect tshirt.
great illustrations.

linaa, said...

LEXY DARLING!
YOU ARE SO PRETTY IN THAT CUTE LELLOW DRESSSSS!!!!
ILL TEACH YOU HOW TO MAKE YOUR PHOTOSS BIG AND PRETTY!!
:D:D:D:D:D:D
www.tinypic.com
upload and get the html! and paste it into your blogggieeee but you have to press "edit html" not "compose" when you post.

HAA UR GOING INTO WINTER
bahah i sound so immature, we jsut moved out of winter into spring that makes us so cool!
am i follioiwn you? becuase i really shoulddd bee

and lexy dont be stupidd, im not famousss im far from itt (:
I LOVEEE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Naka said...

very nice tshirt ^^

i want your hair T_T

lisa + cathy said...

THATS ONE CUTE PIG PENCIL CASE!
and the cardigan your wearing in the first outfit is pretty as and the both of the colours go so well too (:
your style is so happy
"the happiest girls are the prettiest girls, frowning gives you wrinkles" I THINK THAT RELATES TO YOU LEXY (:

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

OMG those necklaces are just fabulous!!!!! and your school bag is one of the coolest i have ever seen, that pencilcase is LOOOVVEE! :D

Vik said...

I love your robot tee!! it is amazing! did you use fabric paint? i have fabric felt tip pens but they arent great.. Thank u for asking about how to make your photos big! i didnt know either.. thank u linaa for answering! :)

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Suzanne said...

thanks for your comment! they're so lovely. i love all of your clothes again! can i rent your closet? :)
xx

Malena said...

I love the Tshirt!

Sophie said...

I love your robot T, its so cute and looks so good with your skirt!Also, great idea customising your bag and pencil case!
I love baking too, its so much fun especially when you have the girls over. 500 cookies?!Thats impressive!Thanks again for stopping by my blog.xo
teacups-and-saucers.blogspot.com

Neira said...

love the bright blue bomber! so cute


xoxo
miss neira

Penny said...

Your skills in art are far better than my jumping shots... haha. (I laugh, but it's true.) You should post the finished outcome of the doodled-on jeans!
Anyway, when you go to upload photos on Blogger, it asks if you want them Small, Medium, or Large. But I'm new to this (:
Thanks for the lovely comments, but you shouldn't feel obliged to do comment-for-comment (:

Patty Ann said...

wowowwwww i love your outfits
BOTH OF THEM!!!
you are such a good designer and you sew so well!!!
all your clothes look so professional
i WANT your little piggy pencil case!!
its sooo cute
just like you!!
xx


AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

Erika said...

I'm just going to say that you are making too many cute things - I want them all. The little octopuses on that school bag make me giddy; and that piggy pencil case? I simply need it. I also need that yellow dress (gorgeous color), and a few of your keychains (too cute for words).

Honestly, your wardrobe is too enviable...as is your DIY talent - I always love seeing what new fun piece of frippery you're working on! :)

emily said...

love that metallic elephant keychain! too cute. and that t-shirt you diy-ed looks really professional.

charlene said...

love your diy shirt!! you're a DIY QUEEN. HAHA. i basically upload all my pictures to tinypic.com. and copypaste the url into blogger! (: u can re-size ur pics there and all too!

x
adecadentthing

FabBlab said...

Omg, such a pretty yellow, darling!

clarewbrown said...

You make the cutest stuff ever! I can't wait for you to become famous for your wonderful creations!
I use wordpress, so I have the option to make my photos "large" when I upload them. You should see if Blogger has the same option. If not, move your domain name over to Wordpress! I love it over there!

Ruta said...

i love your outfits. they are so colourful, and i love all your DIY's. especially that robot shirt, sooo nice.

ps. im gonna add you to my link list.

pps. i miss the magic school bus as well

mikaela said...

i'm just in awe with all your outfits!

i cant believe the incredible deals you get on most of your clothes!!!

you look great as always :)

and i love your new header, very creative!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I wear a uniform and am still out of school too, yea instant bonding!
XOXOX
Libby
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Lorien BeautyLove said...

Your so imaginative! Love everything you've created! xx

Sophia said...

WOAH. that shirt seriously rocks.
actually, all of your DIYs are amazing!

and I upload my pictures to photobucket rather than on blogger. That way they can be full sized :)

Andie said...

OMG I LOVE YOUR BLUE SWEATER!!! I WANT IT !!! :((
aww and summer girl looks darling, absolutely. hehe WHATAMELON!

oh and your diy shirt is just le awesome, just so you know...

http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

Chloe T said...

Hey! I was just browsing through blogs and found yours - I love it!
You're sooo creative and I love your style and ensembles :D

Love this post especially, and your pencilcase is so cute :)
Keep it up!

Also, if you feel like it, take a look at my blog www.chloeinfinite.blogspot.com - thanks!
--Chloe

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Awesome outfit as per usual!!
Omgosh I LOVE that piggy pencil case!! It is so adorable

xxx

Eva Internazionale said...

I love your DIY shirt. It looks professional!

lalita tian said...

the girl with the watermelon neklace is very cute!!!
i love your blog.
cheers. :D

Kristin said...

Loving that electric blue jacket and fab red skinny belt!

jessica wu said...

very cute pencil bag, cute 1st outfit
and the KEYCHAIN IS SOO CUTE
oh, i figured out that you upload your pictures to PHOTOBUCKET or any image hosting site and then resize to your size and then get the URL and upload it :D
hope that helped!

xx

The style strutter said...

Love the pencil case,
love your outfits,
love your blog...
gonna follow now!! you mite check mine out too coz its still new:)!!
thanks
xxx

emily said...

hey, just to let you know, i gave you a tag on my blog!

Gabby said...

I LOVE THAT SKIRT AND THE PRICE IS AWESOME! And I would totally steal that backpack if it was in my reach.

Jocelynne said...

I'd comment on ALL of your posts, but I don't want to spam you :P Bottom line: your blog makes me EXTREMELY HAPPY! I love your outfits, and you seem to have such a great personality. You are now definitely among one of my favourites! Take care. x

sophë said...

can i like.. borrow your top and never give it back? paha. im so bagseeing it it is AMAZING.

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