12.12.09

basically an adult

So, as I'm typing this, it will be my birthday in two hours (well, if you want to be technical, 12 hours and 12 minutes, given the exact timing of my birth. But we're not being technical..). Anyways, ZOMG I'M SOOO EXCITED, LIKEZ OMG. Except not really. I've never been one for birthdays. I don't really see anything too significant about it. Well, I guess the "Sweet 16" is supposed to be a big deal, because I can finally drive. (I say 'finally' because, as a December baby, most of my friends have been drivings for-seemingly-ever. And they all find it hilarious that I'll be able to drive.. Hmm..) But, anyways, I'm not too excited, but I guess I should be normal and pretend I am. So yay!

If you are stalkery - ahem, observent - you'll realize that the pattern of these pants are the same as the shirt I wore two posts ago...
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... Wanna know why? It was a two piece set!! The kind of things your grandma wears! My mum found it to be hysterical that there was a matching outfit, but I think it's cool! Like, it's a 2-in-1 deal. They fit like pajamas, but I just hiked them up and belted it, and you'd never know! (I hope.)
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Oh, and in case you were wondering, it snowed! A lot actually. To the point where it might have been a snow day. But, you know, wasn't.
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I have a new infatuation with baggy-ish pants that are cropped a little above the ankle. Well, I guess I can't call it an "infatuation," as these are the only pants that fit into that description. But I'd like to grab a few more. And I'm desperately seeking for some black Oxfords. Definitely on my To-Do list!
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(Blazer - Value Village $7, Purple Silk Blouse - Value Village $6, Pants - Value Village $3, Belt - Thrifted $1, Bag - Value Village $10, Shoes - Mum's)

Eventhough I'm not a huge birthday person, I'm hoping to get a nice camera. As much as I love my little, pink digital camera, I'm interested in a nicer one so I can maybe alleviate my "amateaur photography" to something like "mediocre-amateaur photography"? Anyone have any suggestions for a good camera?

Thank you so much! I'm so excited because I have my last exams on Monday (yes, I'll be studying on my birthday - joy!), but then it's Christmas break! Hopefully more sewing, art projects, and DIYs coming up! What are your Christmas plans?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

48 comments:

Uniqua said...

Happy birthday !!
I love your outfit :)

I really want a Canon G11 or G10, you should google it. It seems like a really really good camera :)

Jocelynne said...

Happy early birthday! Hahaha I LOVE how you referenced grandma outfits in this post. Granny everything rocks :D Seriously, this outfit is ace. I can't wait to see some more art projects and DIYs. I too, will be working on some DIYs during the break.

Good luck on your exams!

betz said...

oh, you're a darling. i love your look. it brightens up the gloomy winter.

happy bday by the way. enjoy your day!

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betz said...

oh, you're a darling. i love your look. it brightens up the gloomy winter.

happy bday by the way. enjoy your day!

http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

Leah said...

Happy birthday Lexy!

Love the burst of colors in your outfit... so fun. Enjoy your special day girl!

Leah said...

Oh you were asking suggestions for a camera? I recommend Canon. If you want the SLR, then you can start with the Canon 450D. But if you prefer the point and shoot with advance features, I suggest the canon G11.

Annie said...

SO IN LOVE WITH YOUR PANTS. Seriously. They're wonderful.

Gabby said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! THIS SONG WAS MADE FOR YOU! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! (I hope you can imagine that in song form) And I love those pants, I'm sort of in the mood to get a pair like those.

Hmmm... Christmas plans? Eat food and get gifts?

Thanks for the comment! Yeah, the concert was amazing

-Gabby

Friend in Fashion said...

Happy birthday sweetie! You look so fabulous in this outfit & the snow! I've never seen snow before :) xx

www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com

Andie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! even though youre not a huge birthday person, i think you should still be pretty hyped, i dont know why, but yeah...
AND WOAHMAHGOSH!!! THOSE PANTS ARE A SET?!??! THAT IS FREAKY DORY (i know its funky dory, but whatevs) AWESOME!!! i want ... :(
and if you find any oxfords, do tell, ive been trying to find a pair since forever, prolly a year. poo
goodluck on your exams!! its almost the most wonderful time of the year :D

http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

mikaela said...

omggggg

HAPPY BIRTHDAY girl!

your outfits never cease to make me happy. they bring so much colour to my life :)

good luck on your exams!
i had mine 2 weeks ago because i dont have school during the olympics ;)

Valencia Lia said...

Happy Birthday girl !! I really adore your outfit too here!

Wowwww,I love the top no matter how many times you wear it and also those pants are such a gorgeous find! I love the crazy colors on it.

And you're inspired me with this look as I was digging in my mom's closet when I found a pair of baggy pants too and I'm going to wear it our <3

Good camera ! Go into Nikon D40 or D60. I'm using a D60 now and I'm having so much fun with it:)

Suzanne said...

this is so gorgeous and vintage <3

English Rose ♥ said...

those pants are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Im a bit in love with your blog - want to exchange links?

Stay safe and chic darling
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Lexy!! Happy, Happy Sweet Sixten!! We almost have the same birthdays - mine is December 21!! Ooh, you'd better be doing something so fabulous today! And you look extremely fabulous in this style - just like an adult!! :)

emily said...

happy birthday!! <3 i have a nikon camera (although it's just a point-and-shoot), and would definitely recommend the brand...

Mara said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

i swear, we are both alike in many ways. i don't really make a huge deal out of birthdays. i think getting the main thing that day is enough, LIKE A GOOD CAMERA! i asked my dad that too on my birthday and he promised to get me a Nikon d90. i dunno, and i don't really care, just a good SLR camera, and i'm happy!

those pants are funky freshhh :D

Rica said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! i hope you will get your driver's license, its fun to drive!!

your outfit is so fabulous. i don't prefer to wear baggy pants but it really looks good on you. i think i might try to wear one. i envy you, you can pose outside even there is a snow!

xoxo
sassy rica

Penny said...

Happy happy birthday!
And if you have about eight hundred dollars to spare, I'd suggest a Nikon D3. (:

miss_vogue said...

oh my gosh, i'm so glad you commented on my blog, i'm not sure how i would have found yours otherwise! (thanks for the sweet comments btw..) But anyway, I love this. those pants are insane!

theTrendyDwarf said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!! I feel like such a horrible friend for not commenting, but I was not home at all yesterday! I went out with the family and had a good time. Anyway, how was your birthday? Hopefully super good! Finally you're sixteen! It's the magical age. Not really, but now is when we get to feel the dawn of responsibility. At least it finally snowed which you were longing for! I love the pants and jacket! A lot. Well, let me know what you did and how your birthday went!
check out my trendy blog!
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michelle_ said...

happy birthday darling !
i love ur purple silk blouse :D


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ANN said...

Happy birthday! Lucky, you'll be able to drive. I'm 17 & stil can't drive yet! Haha. Those pants are awesome.

CMA said...

gorgeous darling
totally love it
thanks for sharing
love the blog as always, keep it up
and thanks for the sweet comments darling

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

ღ♥ MY FASH' said...

So cute brithday girl!!! Love the colors, keeps on inspiring me to wear more colors haha and cute prints too!!

Indeed, i meant Treat others the way you want to be treated. HERO :P thanks for letting me know dear.

Have a wooonderful week!
Blessings,
Me.

Poppy said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday!
I love the shirt ! the outfit looks great

:)

La Société de Mode said...

We ADORE your pants and shoes. You've got somne serious style. Although it's quite a mystery that your ankles aren't cold when there's snow on the ground...

Love,
Maddy, Rebecca, Alec and Madeline
La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society

scrapbook said...

happy happy birthday --- and welcome to join the adulthood :-)!!! love the pants and shoes - i wanttttt them toooo :-), xx

Vicki said...

love these pants! arent you cold thou if its snowing!? love all your photos! do u know what camera you are getting yet? Im getting one for Christmas can not wait! :)
magpie-girl.blogspot.com xx

clarewbrown said...

Gaaaaaahhhhhh happy birthday sweet, little Lexy! I wish you the very best of days! be sure to post birthday photos! I can only imagine how amazing you looked. I am so excited to your outfit!

Joanne Faith said...

Ohhh, can you imagine someone wearing the two pieces together? Crazyyy hehehe.

That blazer is amazing and happy birthday lovely!

http://joannefaith.com

Style, She Wrote said...

Love it! Especially like the colors on you!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am stalkery and noticed your pants :)
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

Happy Bday!!

Hope that your finals went great and that you had a sweet bday. Umm, nice camera... I have a sony cybershot and I absolutely love how it captures colors.

xo
Sophie

Dylana said...

Happy birthday! You look lovely!

colormenana.blogspot.com

pj said...

happy birthday, and yay for december babies! i too can officially get my learner's permit this month, meaning that everybody should purchase life insurance, basically.

and oh, your pants! they are amazingly amazing.

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

I didn't realise you'd moved blogs, I've been wondering where your lil smiley face has been!

Girl with the ... xxx

beckyxoxo said...

Happy birthday dear ! How lovely the outfit is . Especially the vintage pants :D Also the shoes ! Awww . I hope you'll get the new camera . I also want camera as my birthday present .

Wendy said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday! I hope you had a great one.

As for cameras, I haven't owned enough to recommend. But if you are going point & shoot, try the Olympus ones. They're usually pretty reasonably priced, lightweight, and high megapixels.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday! Love the outfit again

Kate xx

http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com

Samm Jordan said...

happy birthday!
i heart your pants verrrry much :)

Pearl Westwood said...

Happy Birthday - now belatedly, hope you got lots of goodies x

B a la Moda said...

These are really wild pants!! They totally work with your style. Good luck on Monday.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Thanks for all the camera help and happy bdays :)

Naka said...

Nikon Coolpix ^^

Happy bday :3

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