uniform no. 11: funky fresh

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h&m kimono(similar) | brandy melville dress | gap shirt | shellys london sandals(similar)

Attempting to wear all of my dresses and skirts before the temperature drops to pants-only weather. Who am I kidding‚Ķ girls in Canada still wear skirts in -20¬įC weather. #wearewinter. The Brandy Melville Bethan dress is a perfect LBD to wear during the daytime or nighttime or anytime. Sometimes LBD’s can look too formal for the daytime so I decided wear 200 layers over it. JK just tied a plaid shirt around my waist (the usual).

This white lace kimono is everything. The end.

uniform no. 10 : ba(e)sic

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 gap plaid shirt(similar) | gap t-shirt | fragile jeans(similar) | senso sliders | aldo body chain(similar)

While scouring the library for an adequate study space¬†(note: one with an outlet)¬†the other day, I got a¬†nostalgic vibe from¬†walking down the aisles and aisles¬†of books.¬†It reminded me of the cult high school tv show,¬†Freaks and Geeks. I binge watched the first season of it¬†on Netflix a couple of months ago… how else does one watch tv shows on Netflix? Then realized that the show was cancelled after one season. *Crying emoji*. It is¬†actually the perfect mix of funny/serious and so relatable to anyone who is trying to figure out school/life/themselves.

In other news, I finally found the perfect basic white tee from the Gap. The requirements of a perfect white tee include thin(but not see-through) fabric and fabric that drapes nicely, but mainly I just want a¬†loose fit¬†tee that doesn’t look like a tunic dress on me. #shortpplprobz. I also snagged this plaid button-up shirt while at the Gap since¬†it looks like something someone’s dad would wear in the 80s. (jk sorta)

If you have any 80s/90s/00s¬†tv recommendations, let me know¬†because I’m still depressed over Freaks and Geeks ending.

uniform no. 9 : marbleized

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Hurray for dslr cameras. And finally not taking awkward iPhone ootd pics at home. A shapeless, baggy muscle tee: tie a marbleized shirt around it. Solution to all problems: tie a shirt around it. Feeling very grungy in my favourite muscle tee from the best concert of life via !!Grimes!! last year. The show was at Lee’s Palace, a smaller venue, which I prefer. The worst is going to a huge stadium and being 39228889 meters away from the artist. Some people think her vocals aren’t very good live, but I personally don’t expect/want a live show to be the same as listening to a produced record, I go for the atmosphere and experience. In any case, she’s awesome and I ‚̧ her. Her tumblr is cool too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtH68PJIQLE P.S. Marbleized(marble-ized): it looks like a typo but Google confirmed that it is definitely a word.

uniform no. 6 : don’t mesh with me

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IMG_4284IMG_4293h&m top | banana republic jacket (similar) | kimchi blue jeggings | aldo sneakers (similar)

I have an obsession with tops that have a lot of holes in them. I currently own 4 mesh tops‚Ķand I have no regrets. They spice up any old outfit and adds some interest to the look.¬†I especially love this black mesh top because of the simple t-shirt cut and the beautiful crochet detailing at the front. It can be dressed up with a skirt or dressed down with jeans or leggings or *jeggings*¬†as I have done. I can’t seem to find a similar black mesh top to mine online but Nasty Gal carries a white version that is just as cool.

uniform no. 5: teen angst

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h&m leather jacket(similar) | forever21 dress(similar) | h&m top(similar) | topshop platforms(similar)

Teen angst‚Ķ or young adult angst? I didn’t intend on looking so angry/worried/emo but I guess that’s what happens when you wear plaid, mesh, and leather. I’ve had this plaid chiffon dress for a couple of years but I didn’t wear it until I hacked off the bottom two ruffles because short people problems. Now it’s a cool midi length dress that can be worn with platform sneakers, heels, or flats.¬†

This weekend I attended Hot Docs, an annual international documentary film festival that takes place in Toronto. I enjoy the occasional documentary on Documentary Heaven or the Passionate Eye but I was blown away by the ones I saw at the festival this year. If you are interested, I saw The Overnighters, Return to Homs, Lady Valour, and Rich Hill. It was quite eye-opening to see people living in situations that were different from my own but I could still relate to the struggles and joys they felt on their journey (aka I shed many tears during all of them). For the summer, I have my eye on a new release at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Web Junkie, which is about the internet addiction as a clinical disorder in China.

Apologies on the blog neglect that’s been happening the past couple of weeks, I went back home for a while and I didn’t find an appropriate setting for my blog photos so I didn’t end up blogging. Hope you are all well¬† ¬†ūüôā x

uniform no. 4: blue jeans, black shirt

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h&m leather jacket(similar) | h&m cami | american eagle jeans | topshop platforms(similar) |tna flannel

Since it’s getting a bit warmer in Toronto, (although it snowed yesterday so who knows what the hell is going on), I thought it was¬†time to break out my faux leather jacket again. I got it on sale at H&M two and a half years ago and it’s still going strong! I really love the asymmetrical zipper and the stitching detail on the shoulder and elbows. I’ve also been eyeing up white leather jackets¬†(here & here)¬†because they look very crisp and clean but still edgy.

I decided to tie my flannel around my waist because >> Zoe Kravitz <<. Purple hair, slouchy tops, vintage ray bans…what more do you need?

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Recently, her style has become more structured and tailored but it still has a badass rocker¬†vibe. She’s definitely one of my style inspirations¬†because she always looks effortlessly cool. I saw¬†her in Divergent and was pleasantly surprised at how well she portrayed the character, Christina. Teen movies and novels are a guilty pleasure, but if you enjoyed the Hunger Games, you might also enjoy Divergent.

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P.S. Is it still considered part of the¬†Uniforms¬†segment if the repeat piece is the hidden camisole I wore underneath my sweater in the¬†last post? Let’s just go with it.

uniform no. 3: boots & chains

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IMG_4082f21 necklace(similar) | wilfred sweater(similar) | zara skirt | doc martens

Oh, the beloved docs. I coveted Dr. Martens boots for ages, ever since I saw them on my #1 favourite 90’s MTV¬†show,¬†Daria. When Christmas rolled around last¬†year, Santa (aka my significant other) graced me with these beauties. I had a hard time narrowing down my choices since there is such a wide selection of styles. From the classic 1460’s to the grungy Jadon’s, I was at a loss of which pair to choose until I laid eyes on¬†the Casey’s with the 2 inch heel¬†—¬†I was sold.¬†Coolness factor = 10, height factor =¬†11. There’s also another heeled boot style called¬†Clemency¬†that’s also super kewlz.

I highly recommend Daria if you think cynical/sarcastic/pessimistic humour is funny and if you loved/hated high school. This pretty much sums up the series.

(Watch my other fav character from the show: ~Tiffany~)