no, not now

Thanks for all the questions! I hope I answered them decently.

I'm curious as to what other things interest you career-wise. I very much related to your recent post concerning school - it was so hard for me to choose a career path and I wanted so badly to incorporate my creative side...it wasn't easy! I would love to know what other areas you looking into!

I'm still pretty lost, but lately I've been thinking about teaching, business or pharmacy. Pros of teaching for me is that is seems fun, you can incorporate your creative side, be in a social environment, have good hours and also wear what you want ( to an extent of course, and in most schools ). Business might be something I look into a little later in life. It's slightly tedious and requires taking risks which I can't say I'm good at, but I think I'm ambitious and can be a decent leader, so who knows. Pharmacy is a concrete job that is in demand right now in my city. The pay is wonderful, little schooling in comparison to med school (but I would have to start all over basically, so that's a con), and I'm not sure how great the hours would be. There are little creative outlets to a career in pharmacy (you clearly can't be very fashionable in a lab coat) but I'm not sure if I even want to put my creative side to work, sigh. I know some of these pros and cons I listed seem silly...

I'm curious of your favorite things to do in the city. I live here too and it bores me sometimes, especially at night... 

Nice to meet you, fellow Winnipegger. Things I do in the city are go see movies (lots and lots of movies), go shopping (I made a post awhile back about different spots in Winnipeg), hang out at the forks/osborne/places like thattt, and go out to dinner/try eating at new places (I recently went to a place called Bangkok Thai on osborne, deliciousss). I also like bowling but haven't been in awhile. In terms of nightlife, I've only ever really been to Stereo nightclub. It's pretty trashy but fun if you're with friends.

What time do you think you began your love affair with fashion? Was it at a certain age you decided you wanted to have this or that style or did it happen gradually? And what process did you go through to have your style today?

I've always loved fashion...I can't really remember where it began or if it ever wasn't there. I remember getting excited over my mom buying me my first pair of jeans. I was influenced by my sister's fashion growing up. She was really into style and shopping. I went through some terrible fashion stages though; Goth, 'emo', 'scene', then gradually to where I am today. I'm sure in a year or so I'll look back and say this was terrible too. Also, it's hard to have a style if you don't have a job/money to buy clothes with. I got my first job at A&W (hah, torture) and then I could have some money for shopping.

do u still have a bf u dont talk about him anymore?

No we aren't together anymore, haven't been for nearly a year.

what's your fashion inspiration?
I know you have an inspiration page, but what things inspire you most?
different color blocks together?
people on the street?
celeb style?
runway shows...etc...etc.

My fashion inspiration changes quite frequently.  Right now for fall, I really love the colours burnt orange, dark forest green, black, brown, cream and grey. I rarely look at runway shows. I'm inspired by the character Emma Pillsbury from glee, and I used to love Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl until I started hating the show. I still like her style, I just don't see it as much as I don't watch the show. I'm also inspired by other looks on lookbook and chictopia. For instance, I'm OBSESSED with this girl's outfit and I'm trying to figure out how to get a hold of the tights...: http://lookbook.nu/look/1124549-Bows-pretty-things

What did you want to be when you grow up?
What's your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

I wanted to be a fashion designer, dolphin trainer, paleontologist, teacher, owner of some sweet boutique, carnie ( haha ) and also in my highschool years I thought I wanted to be a doctor.
My favourite piece ...that's a hard one. It is probably my floral skirt from forever 21, I wear it so much. See here: http://www.chictopia.com/photo/show/307691-as+true+as+the+sea-brown-aldo-shoes-orange-forever-21-skirt-white-urban-behavior-dress

I attend the U of M and kinda worship you. Would you think its super creepy if I wanted to meet up and talk? I'm taking Environmental Design this year (its my first year! :D) and it sounds like I could get some much-needed advice from you.

Haha, no I've definitely had creepier! I'd be happy to meet up with you (I reviewed your blog and concluded you aren't a murderer). Email me at the_thriftstore@hotmail.com and we'll talk about it.

Just curious to know what some of your favorite bands are.

The Weepies
Regina Spektor ( not a band, but y'know )
The Decemberists
Belle and Sebastian
Elton John (also nottt a band)
Metric/Emily Haines
Tegan and Sara

I also love musical soundtracks, especially RENT, Moulin Rouge, Across the Universe, and Glee. AND WIZARD ROCK.
what's your ideal man?
Aspects that would be important to me in a boyfriend are ambition, intelligence, humor and loyalty (okay, I know this is a trait a dog might have, but I just mean I'm not the type of girl who would be 'cool' with my boyfriend flirting with other girls, even if it doesn't mean anything...). Style is a plus too of course. I like guys who wear suits and fancy shoes. Having interests is pretty important too. I know it seems impossible, but I've met people who don't seem to have any specific interests. I'd ask, "So what kind of movies do you like?" and they just say, "I don't know, anything thats on." I HATE THAT. One super important thing is that he likes cats. There's probably more but I don't want to seem super picky haha.

who or what makes u start fashion blog?? why? :)

No one, but I randomly found chictopia. I wasn't even planning on uploading photos but one day I really liked my outfit so I decided to try and take a picture. After some time on chictopia, I decided to try out my own blog. I never even expected anyone to read it.

Do you feel that it's harder to be on the edge of fashion as a Canadian with our clothing supply and demand situation?

No, not harder but different. Here in Winnipeg we don't have Forever 21, H&M, Urban outfitters, or Zara, so it just forces you to shop elsewhere and maybe be a little more creative. Plus it's pretty exciting when you go to the states and can shop at these stores.

What is your favourite international food? 
Ahh, I don't know! I'm not super adventurous when it comes to food. I recently discovered I like sushi and thai food though. I love authentic mexican salsa and chips with guacamole dip, though I haven't had it in foreverrr.
I'm Mikan, an Italian girl who would like to live in Canada.
How is to live in Winnipeg? You attend university, right? What type of course you have chosen?
I'm very curious! thanks <3

Hi Mikan! Living in Canada is pretty saweet, I guess. Italy seems lovely though, so I'm jealous. I do attend university. This semester I'm taking the following courses:
Evil in World Religions, Medieval History, History of Colonial Canada and Physical Anthropology. Ranked in order by how much I enjoy them~~

    Hmm I'm hoping to have your read your blog enough to know some of the questions but I don't think i've ever heard you say what your favorite band is. I'm curious to know :)

see above! :) I guess if I had to pinpoint one, it would be The Weepies.

Tonight I'm going to see THE OWLS OF GAHOOL or whatever it's called har har. Today was a simple fall day at school. 
 boots from spring, sweater from joe fresh, blouse from forever 21, scarf from le chateau, tights from costa blanca.



Ask me anything (well, almost anything) and I'll answer your questions in a future post.


the september sun

This weekend was mainly spent catching up on homework- which I didn't actually mind. Today however, my mum and I went shopping! These boots were the main purchase.
brown boots from spring

In addition I bought 2 cozy sweaters and a plaid top from Joe, a long cardigan from Urban Behavior, & some earrings and an orange small purse from Spring. I also went and got some Christmas ribbon (I'm really into wrapping presents nicely hah, and wrapping supplies become so expensive around the christmas season). After that I went to Value Village to get some parts for my costume for Halloween (Max from Where the Wild Things Are)...I like to actually make my costumes (whether it be from scratch or from bits and pieces put together). I really dislike those store-bought generic costumes, which are rather pathetic excuses for dressing skimpy. 
 top from delias, skirt from american apparel, tights from H&M. 

I forgot to blog about this - but the first episode of Glee was amaazzzinggg. I can't wait for the rocky horror picture show episode!


you stopped running months ago

Ahh, it's been way too long. So much has happened in the last week, it's hard to find a place to start. To make a long story short - I discovered schooling in Environmental Design was not for me at all. Or a career. True, I love design and architecture, but various things make me not want a career in it. Sometimes I think perhaps my creative side should be more of a hobby, because it makes me happier when it is. I still thoroughly enjoy regular academic classes, so I have returned to those for now (got in just before the registration revision was over, thank goodness...). I'm not sure what direction I'm going in, but that's what I find interesting...When I was in EVDS, I had a path, but was completely miserable. I'm not sure what I expected, but in a few short days, it seems my life took a 180. Now I have no direction but I feel way better about myself. I guess anything is possible in life...I'll try to take it day by day, but I tend to rush and try to plan everything (which explains why I rushed into a program that I wasn't 100 percent passionate about).

Also, to reiterate slightly...I do love architecture/interior design and such. I don't like dissecting it. That super deep, atsy type of thinking just isn't for me. I can manage it decently, but always feel ridiculous while doing so. I'm taking a career aptitude test on the 29th of September and 6th of October, and I'm curious to know the results... I have a general interest for several topics, and I'm just not sure which direction to take.

Enough rambling...
 My friend got some awesome jewelry from Etsy, and I was so jealous of it I might just have to order some for myself...

& In the spirit of those...
New trailer!




This is old, but I love it so I thought I would share it. 
Kseniya Simonova, the very worthy winner of Ukraine's Got Talent.



where troubles melt like lemon drops

First impression of REAL classes? Not too good. Well, I just really dislike intimidation. Don't you find that the role models in life are often those who give you a chance, not discard you...then again, I've only been in class for 2 days. Time is precious right now, I can't really say what kind of blogger I will be this year, but I'll try to keep it up. I can't really say I'm good at handling stress...right now I'm about to watch "Fashion Night Out 2010" so maybe that will make me feel better.
 top and hat from H&M, skirt from Dynamite.



And dreams were made and used and wasted

Cardigan and flats from joe, dress and blouse from Urban Behavior, pin is thrifted.


13 days

GLEEE. I'm all excited for it since I've been trying watching old episodes on TV. I'm in love with Kurt. 
Fall is coming, thank goodness, but I hope the weather levels out. Some parts of the day will be chilly and reminiscent of autumn, then the next moment it's +23. 
 H&M dress, modcloth booties, forever 21 necklace.

For all you glee fans, have a song to get you even more excited!



the concise townscape

Stripes and polka dots. I ended up getting this shoes because the brown ones I posted turned out to be rather stiff and I could tell they wouldn't be comfortable.
 Sweater dress & Tights  from H&M, cardigan & belt from Joe Fresh Styles, shoes from Aldo.


a song, a song

What a lovely day off. There is nothing better than sitting in a nice, clean organized room, with the window open- a slight breeze coming through, as well as some sun-with my kitty and a sketchbook. I did some sketchbook homework today, I think I'm rusty. I used to be rather good at shading and such, but haven't since highschool art. Still art has to be forced on me in order to practice it. So here are two very different pieces I did today. This is for class, which features one of my teacups, my Eiffel tower statue ornament, and my time-clock necklace.
I'm not sure what to say about this second drawing, other than the lyrics are from the song Brother by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, which I cannot find a good video of on youtube. Oh, and it was drawn with the help of my trusty tablet and Adobe Illustrator, which is my favourite program to use.

In other news, my cat took all her toys out of the toybox and sat in it. 


at the wake

I dress cozy today. It was chilly outside and in class we did still life sketching and edited our photography. I guess I'm enjoying the class, but it can be a little boring and slow at times. And I'm definitely not talented in the  architectural photography department. It's harder to take photos of buildings than it seems.
 forever 21 sweater and dress. thrifted bowtie.