Monday, November 29, 2010


HEY everyone reading this right now (all three of you...)! I need you to help me pick a dress from! Right now they're having a free-shipping event PLUS 20% off all ASOS's own brand! I swear they didn't pay me or offer me anything to promote them, I'm just super stoked on sales. So here are the dress contenders. I took the liberty of plastering my face over the models so you could really have a GOOD idea of which one looks best.

the Stud and Eyelet Batwing dress (that's my sexy face)

the Hook and Eye V-Neck Jersey Dress

and finally...

the Pretty Tea Dress (this one called for a more demure expression obviously)

So there you have it folks. Yes I know they're all black/navy. I was totally trying to find a nice bright red dress but none of the other styles ~spoke~ to me. There was one I was contemplating but then I watched a model wear it down the ASOS runway (they have a nifty little feature for each garment where you can see it in action!) and she was slouching so badly that I was turned off for life.

HELP: which one should I get?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Leelee lady of the 90's

Remember when Leelee Sobieski was in The Glass House and everyone thought she looked like a younger Helen Hunt and all that stuff? Well, here's something completely different:

I looooove her hair! So harsh and 90's supermodel, no?

She's actually kind of always been an under-the-radar fashion plate, like when she was Aldys in Never Been Kissed:

I am sitting here trying to figure out where I would get a headband like that, seriously. And the glasses chains?

And then more recently:

I love how it totally looks like she's wearing a Hanes men's t-shirt instead of some perfectly-draped T by Alexander Wang or something. Also the shoes.

Friday, November 19, 2010

recipe: Potato Pancakes with Paprika-Dill Cream

I made these potato pancakes for brunch this morning and was so impressed. I couldn't believe it only took me 20 mins start-to-finish! I usually make them with regular yellow onion but the green onion added such a nice freshness and this paprika-dill cream I dreamed up turned out really well. This is pretty enough to serve for a fancy brunch (you could make smaller-sized pancakes), but I just made it for myself.

Potato Pancakes with Paprika-Dill Cream

Makes four medium sized pancakes, serves 2 (or 1 if you’re hungry)

1 large Russet potato
1 stalk of green onions, chopped
2 large eggs
¼ cup of pancake mix (I used gluten-free)
Salt and pepper to taste
Generous amount of olive or vegetable oil

3 tablespoons of plain yogurt (sour cream works too)
3 tablespoons of mayonnaise (I used ½ fat mayo)
½ tsp of paprika
1 tsp dried dill (I would use fresh chopped dill if on hand)

In a mixing bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them lightly. Peel the potato and shred it. Work quickly because it tends to go brown! Once shredded, squeeze the water out of the potato using cheesecloth or layered paper towel. Add the potato, green onion, pancake mix, and salt & pepper to the eggs and mix well. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, use a measuring cup (I used ¼ cup) to scoop out pancakes and place them in the pan. Cook on each side until golden brown (about 5-6 mins).

Sauce: Mix yogurt, mayonnaise, paprika, dill and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve pancakes with a dollop of cream and garnish with your favourite fresh herb.

Tell me if you make it and how it turns out! Potato pancakes are the single best way to consume potatoes in my opinion!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

hairy part 2

The title "hairy" kind of makes me think of pubes? Ok sorry to gross everybody out before I post pictures of my HAIR on my HEAD. Here goes...

First, a reminder of my inspiration (also, can I get her eyes and cheekbones?):

(note, she is holding a MuchMusic mic! Canadians unite!)

And now for the pictures of my own cut! I have much thicker hair than hers but Ruby thinned it out lots so I hope that lasts...

Straight and blown-out:

After I had curled it a little:

I think I like it with a little texture in it more than straight and sleek, what do you think? This also bring me to another question:

Does anybody have any product recommendations for shorter hair? Stuff that will make my waves stand out and texturize everything?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

hairy part 1

For the past week or so, I've been consumed with thoughts of a new hairstyle. When I have these ideas, you know, ideas that are actually do-able and not something like "HEY, DYE YOUR HAIR PINK, YOU'RE ONLY YOUNG ONCE", they become all I can think of. I decided to book a hair appointment upon finding the perfect cut-inspiration: Ashley Olsen's bob.

So today I went in for my appointment (to the lovely Rubi at Hennessey Salon+Spa, Oakridge) with this collage in hand:

Yeah, saying I went a little overboard is an understatement...I literally scoured google images and getty images for every appearance she ever made with that hair. You know, so I could see how she styled it/how it...moved?

Anyway, spoiler alert, it turned out really nice. I'm super pleased with the results, and plan on posting pictures tomorrow! SEE, being totally obsessive and overbearing with your hair stylist pays off!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

lollipop lollipop

I'm absolutely obsessed with this editorial I saw on the Stylish Wanderer (originally from Vogue Germany) last month. I have really never seen anything like it. I think that the 1970's is "my decade" in that I think if I could choose any decade to be alive in, it would have been that one.

Things I love about this:
  • The hair: it's so glossy that it almost looks like straw. I think shaped, directional hair is coming back and I may or may not be craving a bob...
  • The heavily saturated colours. Makes me want to buy a juicer?
  • Obviously the clothes. Buttoned-up-all-the-way anyone? Cute collars? Sparkly sunglasses on a chain?
See for yourself...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Does this photo give anybody else the lol's?

I saved it a while ago as "so funny" and just found it on my computer. Who approved this photoshoot? Not a good look


Pantspiration and hairspiration extraordinaire.

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