Monday, April 9, 2012

Mondays can Suck Sometimes. Start the week off on a Good Note!

I don't know about you guys, but Mondays suck. Especially for those of us working tomorrow, since it's after a major food coma, what with Passover and Easter. Here's a little bit of a moodlifter for all of you, which will hopefully help the week feel shorter:
I made a mixtape for you guys, teeheehee. :)

You can't skip songs more than 3 times (I think) but here are the tracks anyways:

1: Brooke Fraser - Something in the Water (because there's awesome stuff for YOU in the water this week!)
2: Oh Land - White Nights
3: Feist - Inside and Out
4: Mumford and Sons - Awake my Soul (you want to wake up your soul so that your week is successful, non?)
5: Ella Fitzgerald ft. Louis Armstrong - Dream a Little Dream of Me
6: Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl (this song makes me feel so energetic and ready to conquer the world and bounce around, it's crazy!)
7: Among Savages - New York City (this is such  feel good song! Any Gossip Girl fans out there? They played this song 2 episodes ago, my heart quite literally melted.)
8: Vampire Weekend - Campus (I'm on a campus all day, so...)
9: Shakira ft. El Cata - Rabiosa ("rabid", in Spanish - this song is SO FUN, it's great to wake up to! Also fun to discreetly shimmy to on the metro, who cares if people look.)
10: M.I.A: Jimmy (such a fun song!)
11: Finley Quaye - Dice (not the most energetic song ever, but his voice and lyrics are so lovely I couldn't help but include it.)
12: The Pierces - Boy in a Rock and Roll Band (this song is usually played the morning after or while television show characters are walking the streets early in the morning before work with a coffee, so I think it's appropriate).
13: Matt and Kim: Daylight (the song is called Daylight, enough said.)
14: Beyonce: Run the World Girls (this is the CONQUER part of the mix! Pretend you're climbing the corporate ladder and breaking down the glass ceiling! Or getting an A on a really hard assignment! WHOOT GO YOU!

I also have a few cute music videos for you! Although these songs are good on their own, they're even better with the video context, so have fun with these! Maybe they'll influence your fashion choices for the day?

Settle Down by Kimbra - this music video is so satirical, I love it!

Call me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen - I know, I know, this is a very "teen" song, but it's way too catchy for its own good, and her clothes are so cute! Also, the romance novel references are funny.

Any music recommendations? What are your favourite songs? Let me know what you thought of the mix and music videos! :) Are there any other mixtapes you'd like me to make? I can make workout ones, dreaming ones, slow morning ones, "getting ready to go party" ones...
Have a great start to the week everyone, and SMILE!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Outfit post: Bow tie tops and black booties

Hey there lovelies!
So, as you can see, these are my first outfit photos in a while! Oh, I've been trying all winter, and when I was in Florida, just wasn't working! No photos ended up good in Florida, and it was always too dark and cold to take outfit photos the rest of the winter! I do live in Canada, y'know.
2 weeks ago, the sun randomly came out for a few days and I was able to wear t-shirts, shorts, and sunglasses to school! *gasp* Shorts in March? Here? Crazy, I know, it's all anyone was talking about.
And then it got cold again. I got these photos JUST in time.

But seriously, though - why didn't my makeup - my red lipstick, in particular - not come out at all? So weird!

Sun flares! In winter!!!!!!!!


More sun flares! I love sun flares :).


Oh hey there ;).


When I saw this picture, I thought of Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce - from the attitude and stance!


LOOK AT THE BOOTIES. If you follow me on facebook, instagram, or twitter, you've probably already heard all about them ;). How adorable are they?! I have another pair in leopard print, too.

Bow tie top - Forever 21, recent purchase
Black lace tank top underneath - Kohl's
Black braided belt - H&M
Jean shorts - Winners
Booties - Yellow, recent purchase

Hopefully it'll be nice enough to take outfit photos soon!
For all you fashion bloggers out there, or anyone who has taken photos of their outfits before - are you surprised at how much your dramatic makeup feature just doesn't pop up in pictures?
Did you all have a nice heat wave? ;)