21.8.11

calling all TORONTONIANS!

Hello fanciful creatures of the internet!

I hope you're all being marvelous and chipper and what not. I'm super chipper. Why? Because it's thundering outside and I just LOVE IT. It ruined a bit of today's plans, but now I'm just curled up on the computer and knitting indoors (seriously. I am an old lady. All I need is 24 cats and I'm set.), so I'm feeling dapper. Just so you know.

Anyways, I was inspired to post these pictures because they were taken on a rainy day and today is a rainy day! EEK CHECK OUT THAT CRAZY COINCIDENCE! SO COOL! Not really. But I really love these pictures and have been kind of hoarding on them. I don't even know if that sentence makes sense, but yeah. I hope you enjoy their presence, as well!

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Now, I'm not usually directly inspired or influenced by people or pictures when I'm getting ready. It's generally based on whim of my mood/ the weather/ life. But bam! Fay Leshner proved me wrong. One of her quotes that really resonated with me went along the lines of, "People say I don't wear black and white. No. I make black and white look like colour." When I heard that, I was like DANNNG GURL. Such an interesting concept! But then I was like I WANT TO TRY IT. So I did. Ever thought you'd see Lexy in (almost) head-to-toe-black-and-white? Me neither.

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Now, these photos were taken awhile ago. (CUHLEARLY. Inside joke between myself and those inhabited in Southern Ontario. What would happen if I wore this outfit out these days? I WOULD MELT ITS SEW HAWT I WANT FALL!!!! lolzkatz. but really.) But I do remember the day I wore it. I went to Ikea with the mum and the sibling. As I got out of the car, I noticed my sister was walking away from me. I walked towards her. She walked faster. I walked faster. She walked faster. "Are you embarrassed by my outfit?" I inquired. "Not gonna lie," she replied, turning around ever so slightly, "Yes." I thought it was hilarious and made it my goal to smother her with a loving hug. It was a really beautiful moment of pure sisterly love.

(In my sister's defense, I really don't blame her. I'm kind of vibing the likes of optical illusion. or monochromatic throw-up...)

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By the way... Do you read my blog? Do you live in Toronto? If so, give me a SHOUT! Sorry. I was channeling "The Infomercial" in my writing style. But I decided to stop. Because it's lame. And kind of creepy. The point is, Hi friends! I've kind of spontaneously decided to stop by Toronto for the week! Yeah! I'm living with my grandparents and job hunting for the week. I'm a little nervous, but also excited. I would love to meet any one of you! (PLEASE I AM BEGGING I NEED FRIENDS YOUNGER THAN SEVENTY YEARS OLD) If you inhabit in Tdot or nearby, please send me an email - lexyht[at]hotmail[dot]com. I'd love meet up! I am friendly and easy going and... wow. I sound like I'm on a dating website. I think I should stop now.*

*I am not this creepy in real life. I assure you. Despite the fact that I am wearing creepers. (HAHAH. Sorry. I thought that was witty and maybe even laughed out loud at my seeming wittiness. Just maybe.) Also, ignore my creepy pose below. It's not there. Your eyes are playing tricks.
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(Full body suit - Value Village/ Thrifted $7, Shirt - Value Village/ Thrifted $3, Tights - H&M $5, Socks - H&M $2, Shoes - Value Village/ Thrifted $7, Balloon Bib - Homemade, Gloves - Europe/ Gifted)

Have a smashing week!
What inspires your outfits?

60 comments:

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

I love those tights and creepers together!!! If i lived in Toronto i'd come say hello :D i'd wear a super colourful outfit too to match you, haha!
xxxx

Lee said...

LOVE THE OUTFIT!!!!

I did something similar where I was all black and white spots and stripes and it was one of my favourite outfits ever. I am always so tempted to give in and wear it all again but I think that it would ruin it to overdo it.

Generally I have a fairly similar outlook to you. I wake up and say 'hey! I want to wear yellow, red and leopard today!' and then I do. Every so often though, I might watch something on tv and be like 'Buffy season 1? That is my new goal in life'. =]


The gloves are frickin' amazeballzzzz btw.

x

Lee said...

Also, if it makes you feel better, one of my younger sisters refuses to let people know we're related. Like, she wouldn't let on she knew me if we were in town at the same time =]

ronan said...

hahaha it's so funny that your sister didn't wanna be seen with you! i love this concept that black and white can be bright and bold colours, although you've definitely added your quirky explosion via accessories, your gloves are absolutely amazing. love them!:) xxx

http://ronanronanronan.blogspot.com/

pixelhazard said...

cute gloves & love what you've done with the hounds-tooth suit.

http://brightgreenlaces.com

Bonnie said...

GIVE ME THIS OUTFIT RIGHT NOW.
I lovelovelovelovelovelovelove it.
(I seriously cannot say "love" enough.)
You look totally killaaaaaa, lady!
P.S. If anyone lives in the STL area, give ME a shout because I am in need of friends, too!)

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Vivi said...

Love the play with polka dots. Very clever. You definitely made black and white colorful. Gotta try that one day.

Anna said...

Ahhhhh I love this outfit! It's so cute and unique (as in, a good unique of course!). The tights are definitely my favorite. I lovelovelove it!

Awh, I live a couple hours away from Toronto (on the US side), but I'm away this week or else I'd totally come and hang!

Sabina said...

Hey you're right. That is a cool quote. And, as you've done here, one can add "color" to b/w outfits. It's all in how you put things together.

Cool houndstooth suit by the way. I'm a big fan of that pattern. To me it feels somewhat Gwen Stefani-ish.

Sorry I don't live on Toronto, chickie. More like 12 hours away! :-/

SOJOURNED IN STYLE said...

ummm, just saying this is quite marvleously amazing. the polka dots + creepers and more dots is just so cool. although not bright colours you still radiate the quirkiness. that quote is so though-provoking and twisting words inside out to new extremes.

Mrs. April said...

That's a really interesting quote. I think you nailed it! It's so fun :)

Lookin' good lady!

-april.

Be said...

I love that outfit, actually, because I only wear black and white (and blue, but that's irelevant). Although I don't where it like THAT (just because I don't have clothes like THAT). Just a white T (shirt) and black jeans...

Anywho, I loved the random throw of colours (and the shoes).

Also, you like thunderstorms? I only like thunderstorms when I'm way away from them and watching from the safety of my, very dry, home and on TV.
Also, I had a thing about not using any electrical equipment during a storm. Because I’m paranoid that I will hurt my electrical equipment (PlayStation! Computer! Laptoppy!)

What inspires my outfits? English. Ties and top hats ;)

Jessica said...

My mood influences my outfits mostly! If I'm happy, I wear bright colours and patterns, I'm if shy, I wear hoodies and jeans.
I wish I could fly over to Toronto and hang with you...that would be awesome! But impossible. :(
P.S Love the tights.

The GUILTY HYENA said...

Smashing polka-dots and dogtooth print.. I dig the creepers combined with the leather gloves.

Inspired by mood and weather.

laura said...

FAVE outfit EVAR. I mean, houndstooth, polkadots, AND those awesometastic shoes? You are so awesome.
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

A said...

you have the perfect mix of quirkiness!

Kelly-Ann said...

Amazing outfit. You DO manage to make monochrome look like an array of colours - it's freaky.. but in a good way. And those gloves are frightfully fabulous.

My outfits are inspired by the books I read and the music I listen to and the films I watch. But most of thast influence is subconscious. And that's just how I like it.

*clicking follow*

FashionJazz said...

No one can mix print like u babe! U are amazing! Xx

Prateeti said...

ohmagawd ... I <3 that outfit :)

Sara said...

Amazing outfit, so original and nice, I love your suite and those leggings are adorable, you look great and you are so beautiful and original! Your blog is lovely and I'm already following you! Hope you'll follow back!

Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

jess said...

It's so strange to see you in black and white but it's a great look for you.

Lyosha said...

black and white looks so much fun on you! love polka dots!
good luck in Toronto!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

FROM THE "REZ" TO THE "CITY" said...

LEXY..LEXY..LEXY!! Girl you are too fierce! I am in LOVE with this outfit! I am a huge LOVER of dots and houndstooth and who woulda thunk to pair them together!! YOU! That's who! lol I have a red/beige houndstooth skirt that I plan to wear with black/white houndstooth! I love mixing the same pattern in different colors and you my dear are a pro at it! My favorite outfit by you thus far!! SERIOUSLY! Did I mention the gloves. eeeeekkkkkk and screeeech!! LOVE IT! Kiah

HazelandMare said...

I totally wish I lived in Toronto! :)

Those balloon pins are so flippin' adorable! How do you come with this stuff! You are like the most creative girl ever! :)

Louise said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I love, looooovveee your lipstick! It looks bloody awesomely amazing on you. I know you've had it on before, but I just can't help saying it. :)

As for the outfit. Whoa. Speechless. Awesome and fun and quirky as ever. It feels a bit alice in wonderlike-like.

What inspires my outfit? Well, suppose I often dress to my mood. How boring, right?

thekellytang said...

Your photos and this blog literally put a smile on my face. Your hilarious, and totally adorable! <3

<3 Kelly

Camille said...

first time in your blog and i already love it! you look so cute! ove the different patterns!

The Jones said...

Oh this was so fun to look at :) Cheered me up and gave me lots of smiles! You did wear black and white like a colour...I want to try this now...

I find a lot of inspiration just from looking through random vintage photos from centuries and eras...anything that just gives me a colour or shape or image to imiatate.

A lot of times I'll get inspired by poetry too, weirdly enough! That's why I title all my posts with lines from poems (although they aren't meant to correspond to the outfits...I should try that!).

<3 Cambria
www.jupefashion.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Hi dear, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, your blog is lovely and I'm a follower for some time now! Hope you'll follow back!

Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

Closet Hound said...

The name of your blog fits you so well. You're so quirky and cute! I love how eclectic your outfit is

xo Sherrie
Closet Hound

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

woooow, so strong!!! :-)

Flow Disruption said...

Haha, "monochromatic throw up". ;) Seriously though, the combination of prints is freakin' awesome! I want your body suit! That sounded weird, didn't it? ...

Black Pearls said...

Hahah love it!!! And you are not creepy just expressing yourself. haha. I wish I was living in Toronto so I could meet you. You seem like a very fun person!
Love love loveee it!
xoxo asiahlynn

suki pooki said...

I think you did a great job in turning black and white into colour! I love the various patterns, it just screams LEXY!!! Tis' a shame I don't live in Toronto! Omg and yes, Im with you on just discovering lipstick!!! OMFG It's like discovering a whole new world! wo0o0ot

Anisa Young said...

LOVE! you mix and match prints at an amazing level. Hmm what inspires me? Everything and anything! I sooooo wanna meet up witchuu! Too bad im all the way in san francisco :( fail!

bridechic said...

Totally love your daring nature. You can tell this is my first time on your blog and I'm going to make sure and be back . . .

oxoxo
Amy

http://bridechic.blogspot.com

Isabel Spectre said...

I love love love your shoes!! suuuper adorable! I love how vibrant this is! It is funny your sister was embarrassed by it, but I guess that's how things go sometimes.. I am just happy you had the guts to wear it and rock it!!
<3

Cloudy said...

LOVE the outfit and your blog!

You are so edgy and different, I love it!

I am definitely a new follower now!

love Cloudy from Germany
http://cloud44.blogspot.com

*Glam Chameleon* said...

My doll u're that kind of person that even if u wear complete black/white, u would still look completely different!:) U just have "that something"!! Love this outfit, absolutely each part!!! Enjoy in your weekend!!! kisses
Jelena
http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

Pop Champagne said...

omg those gloves you are wearing are AWESOME! I love this outfit, it's soo fun!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i hope you find some people as cool as you to hang out with in toronto.

and i love that quote about making black and white seem like color.

Melis said...

hey thanks for stumbling onto my blog and commenting! you are so cute. i love your faces :)

Hello Naka said...

i love the blackxwhite colour theme and i love your gloves too! i want ur tights and shoes so badly!

Sam said...

those gloves OMG

D♥R said...

You're like so fun and stylish

Paolina of Calur Villade said...

LOLOL! I know!!!!Best day of the whole summer! I have been planning my tactic for the VV sale for a while now, i have lists and a schedule, very legit.

and omg i thought you knew about today! I only knew about the 2 dolar sale because there is a salvation army right next to my house. But their also having sale one the kids items, 1 dollar for all kids clothing. it was happening all this week so it might still be happening tomorrow i assume. and some of the kids stuff is really nice.

Paolina
calurvillade.blogspot.com

Tessies Hearts said...

Hahaha! I think you totally made black and white seem like colour. And I can't believe how inexpensive this outfit was! Ridiculous!

Steffen said...

I really want your tights!!

www.clothesmaiden.blogspot.com

aki! said...

This is a great outfit. One I'd for sure walk away from if I saw you in it, but it's still great.

About your comment with having 24 cats... you need one for every hour. =)

seven-percentsolution.blogspot.com

olivias-pizzaz said...

I looove thunder tooo!! Those tights and shoes are awesome very very jealous!

augustalolita said...

this is such an awesome look!! love all the different patterns!! and great photos <3

augustalolita said...

this is such an awesome look!! love all the different patterns!! and great photos <3

Audrey Allure said...

Love the polka dots; those gloves are so fun!

FASHION ICE said...

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Antonia said...

Your suit is really cool!
Love how it looks on you!! ^^


xoxo
Antonia

FASHION IMPERATIVE

Antonia said...

Your suit is really cool!
Love how it looks on you!! ^^


xoxo
Antonia

FASHION IMPERATIVE

Roma said...

I LOVE YOU OMG! Your creepers look amazing. why didn't i think of pairing creepers with a suit before! Lexy you are a freaking godddd

Melissa said...

you make black and white look so fun and colourful! YOU ROCK THIS OUTFIT LEXY!!love the pops of colour from you little balloon bib too haha!
xx

lasophia said...

OMG you must be the cutest Eff-21 employee ever. DOn't talk to strangers! I value your life and blog too much! Just not strange men, or women that want you in their cults. haha. I worked at Contempo Causuals in college at the mall. Dont think I ever saw a paycheck. Spent it all on the amazing discounts. Had those clothes for yearsss!

Izumihiiiflower said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!! <3