farewell to Tiny Tines. We had a great run, and our priorities have changed. We still love fashion and we would like to thank our friends and sponsors who supported us throughout the years. If you are interested in following us on the interwebs individually, Chris still has her blog here and Justine still has her blog here. Adieu!
My obsession with capes (as seen here) shows no sign of stopping. Well, of course not.. That”s like asking Superman if he gets tired of that red thing on his shoulders. This convertible cape/top/coat thing I recently picked up is pretty much the Magic Bullet of clothing. It can be worn in a variety of ways to suit different wardrobe needs. So much http://www.phpaide.com/?langue=fr&id=11 fun. I was practicing my flying. The tiered-back is lovely too.
I am wearing..
Top/Cape/Jacket/Kindersurprise toy: Max Azria Pants: H&M Boots: Deena & Ozzy
The best time to take outfit photos (and any photos for that matter) is at around 4:00-5:00 in the afternoon. That’s when the sun sets and the light is just right (if it isn’t overcast/cloudy). If you miss it, you miss it. But there is always tomorrow. These huge hipster glasses have my new prescription (I’m nearsighted) and got them free from Clearly Contacts (well, I had to pay for shipping which was like $15-$17). They have promotions for free glasses (select frames) every so often. I keep a lookout for promotional
codes from Smart Canucks. The funny thing is, Clearly Contacts never had freebie promos for contact lenses, even though their business name sounds like they’re all about contacts, clearly (ha!). It’s like that restaurant with the words “express donuts” in the name, but they don’t sell donuts (???) and are well-known for their quick chow mein lunches. I’m trying not to depend on my glasses so much, but it’s really hard. I find that I even need to wear them when I’m in front of the computer! And the screen isn’t even that far away from me! I guess my eyesight is getting worse… I kind of got a little overboard at Forever21 and suddenly bought 5 dresses from there in a span of 4 weeks! I don’t know, I never really bought dresses from there since I know they don’t last long and probably made by sweatshop workers, but they’re so cute!! And I guess, like the rest of the middle class, I passively feed the exploitative system and perpetuate bad business practices because I think “they’re so cute!”. I try to stop and think — is wearing cute clothes a priority over ethical consumption? But it’s too late, the credit card has been swiped and the ethical shopper in me had lost. But the battle was already lost when I stepped into the store. Now I’m trying to just spend my lunch hours with bubbly new co-workers and have insightful conversations, rather than walk around the big mall like an Olympic sport. Like any addiction or bad habit, the first step is to replace those bad activities with something else (hopefully better), and take other conscious steps to ween off of it. Baby steps….
I am wearing:
Dress: Forever 21 Purse: Vintage Shoes: Korea Glasses: Clearly Contacts
Yikes, my last post was on April 26. I really don’t know where the entire month of May went, or the first half of 2011 for that matter. For the most part, I’ve been alright. I’ve been going through the usual tough stuff that any 20-something goes through, and the unusual tough stuff that I’d rather not get into. The things that make us vulnerable are the things that can make us so strong. At the end of the day, if I have the freedom to express myself with art and style, I am thankful and grateful. There is no more that I could ask for. I guess these thoughts are sinking in after I lost a lot of material things that brought me so much stress, and at the same time, I lost a lot people and things that were irreplaceable. I had several wake up calls which came in just in time. Without making this too cryptic or serious, the
positive side is that I learned a lot of lessons and I feel that I value different things. Now all I need to do is keep it going, and make sure I don’t fall back into old bad habits. These shoes are so cute but they gave me a blister today. Note to self: only wear these with cotton/wool tights or socks.
Wipe that goofy grin off your face and focus on the words I am about to tell you. I want you to drop everything you are doing and execute the following immediately. Failure in compliance will result in a wack in the head with a Dr. Marten boot. Trust me, it’s for your own good.
Run to your closet Even if you’re not at home, you’ll just have to run back.
Gather all coats, jackets, skirts or tops that sport a slit, vent or pleat Some common places to look include the tail of a coat and the side of a skirt.
Identify any threads in the form of an X holding the slit together
If you find said dreadful X on a garment you have worn out in public, proceed to hang your head in shame
Snip the thread off with a pair of scissors at once Use your teeth if you have to. Seriously.
The loose X stitch is only meant to keep the slit or vent flat so it doesn’t get wrinkled during shipping or display. Once the garment reaches your home, the X will have served its purpose in life and should go on to die a glorious death. You might think I am causing a big fuss, but this seemingly innocent X can do a lot of harm. A well-suited man wearing Ferragamo shoes and a Rolex can look like a fool in a second the moment he turns around and reveals the tack stitch he didn’t remove. A classy lady sporting a beautifully-fitted pencil skirt would not be able to walk gracefully if the stitch were still holding the slit together. No matter how polished the rest of you looks, the X will undo it all. Danger danger! Threads are threats! If you are X free, extend your arms so I can give you a virtual hug. Friends don’t let friends leave their threads uncut and you are certainly a friend of Tiny Tines!
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret.. One of my and Davis’ favourite pastimes is watching the Disney Channel together. I know, so romantic, right? Seriously, who doesn’t love corny humour, unnecessary havoc and uncomplicated “issues” that resolve within a half hour? Life should be such! Now that the cat is out of the bag with regard
to my choice of dates, I might as well tell you that while most of the fashion blogosphere enjoy Gossip Girl, I have a soft spot for The Suite Life on Deck. From Sharetv.org The character of London Tipton, played by Brenda Song, inspires me to be adventurous with fashion. She can get quite costumey (borderline disco ball) on the show, but her confidence allows her to execute each outfit with so much pizzazz. Every episode is an expressive and interesting look! I fully identify with the philosophy that fashion should be fun. Do you agree?
I am wearing..
Silk scarf: Vintage Silk top: Club Monaco Skirt: Mom’s closet
I find myself frantically trying to wear all my velvet items as often as humanly possible before it gets warm again. Oh yes, you remember correctly, I was also the wuss who complained about the cold weather just a few weeks ago. I can’t seem to make up my mind
about many things in life, including the following: I picked up this bottle of China Glaze Crackle (Cracked Concrete) a couple of months ago when the collection first launched. These work the same way as OPI’s Black Shatter if you are more familiar with that product. The nail polish, once applied, will automatically “crack”, revealing the base colour you wear underneath. To be honest, I only purchased it for novelty reasons. I actually didn’t like most of the pictures I saw online. So I tried it for the first time last night on top of OPI’s Birthday Babe (an aluminum-like silver), and I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t hate it! I am not completely convinced that I will use it a second time, but at least I haven’t removed it yet.
I am wearing..
Top: H&M Necklace: Forever 21 Skirt: Hong Kong Belt: BCBG