Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's been a week! I am so busy this week it's pretty stressful. I leave for Montreal on Thursday morning, so I am packing like crazy today and tomorrow. Almost done with my clothes, but so much left to do!

I've also been having problems with my new camera.. so upsetting! I can't seem to open the battery compartment. Does anyone have any suggestions? I tried using some vinegar which didn't work. I might try to use some heat later to see if that makes a difference but I am so frustrated!

Anyway the next post I write will be coming to you from Montreal! Hopefully I fix my camera before then and can get some good photos. Now, I need to get back to packing. I've been procrastinating all morning. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I've been shopping quite a bit this week haha. And I still have more things to buy before I go back to school! I am desperately looking for sweaters to bundle up in during the montreal winter I am already anxiously anticipating. I can't find any that fit nicely, it's so frusterating! I'm going vintage shopping tomorrow and may have better luck with that I guess. Anyway here are some things I bought recently:

Monday, August 15, 2011

My time in Toronto is coming to an end and I'm feeling such a mix of emotions. It's been a long summer, and a huge part of me is ready to go back to Montreal. At the same time, I know many changes are coming my way which is both stressful and exciting. I really need to focus on staying positive because my main concern is to get back into the same rut as last fall. I think that is where most of my nerves are coming from - the fear that my feelings from last fall will come back. It was such a hard time for me and I'm so glad I became comfortable in Montreal and ended up having a great year there after.

Sorry for such an intense reflection on a Monday, I've just been thinking about everything I need to do before I leave! I think I may go shopping for some shoes today! I'll be sure to post some pictures.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sorry I've been MIA for so long! I have some bad news, my photoshop trial ran out.. But I will be getting Adobe from my school store in a few weeks when I go back to Montreal! So more of the weekly favorites in store, I may just have to skip a few of them. I am going to get the illustrator trial and hopefully I can do some things with that! I have an interview/meeting today and I'm pretty nervous, so wish me luck! Hope it goes better than this:

Anyway hope everyone's week is going well, hopefully I will have more things to share soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

You don't even know how happy I was when I found this picture of Zach Condon wearing a cardboard crown haha! Owen Pallett and Beirut concert tonight, I'm so excited!!! Image from here

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I saw Crazy Stupid Love this weekend and loved it. It was really funny but also had very serious and sad parts throughout. Cried so hard at the end. I kind of want to see it again but I'll probably wait for the DVD release haha.

I also went to H&M and did some shopping, definitely need to go back for more things, only ended up getting one top. I'm desperately trying to find warm sweaters for Montreal (already anxiously fearing the freezing winters) and couldn't find any (that were reasonably priced) anywhere! I feel like I'll end up needing to scour the men's sections at various stores..

1// This is just one photograph, I wish I had more pictures of this space, it's so lovely. I love the splashes of colour and brightness in the room. Looks so homey! Found image here.
2//Definitely my next sewing project! I love scalloped skirts, and this one is really cute. The website I found this on, Burda Style, is really great and there are a bunch of free patters. Here is the link for the skirt pattern.
3// Creamy avocado pasta. How is this even possible! I want to try this right away. Found the recipe here. Oh She Glows is a great food blog if you are vegetarian or vegan, check it out!
4// I want this backpack for back to school. The backpack is from boyfren/girlfren and is so cool, I absolutely love it. Found via Commas and Clauses (a great blog by the way).
5// How amazingly comfortable does this sweater look? If I ever find one like this, I am getting it in every colour they offer. Does anyone know where to find one? It's been surprisingly difficult to find a simple sweater like this. Maybe because it's August? Haha, I'm just a little excited for my favourite season to finally be here! via here.
6// Now I love this design. So simple and I love the colours. The artist, Arian Behzadi, has a flickr found here. I find his work completely inspiring. Take a look! Found via Hazel Castle.
7// Like I said, I.am.ready.for.fall. Hate the heat. Humidity and my hair just don't mix. I hate wearing pastel colours. And being my level of pale in the summer is just not seen as acceptable. This photograph makes me so excited to start bundling up! Found via BLA.
8//Zach Condon! I love Beirut! I am also so excited to be seeing them tomorrow night. AND Owen Pallett, one of my other favourite musicians, is opening! Perfect concert, I'm so excited! Here is a link to one of my many favourites. Photo from here. (also, I LOVE HIS TATTOOS)
9// Lastly, aren't these rings so cute? Simple yet so fun and unique! Would definitely like to add a handful of these to my jewelry collection.