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Summer Swag

19 May

After five days of rain, I began to give up on summer. Begrudgingly putting on socks, a jacket and a scarf to go to work every morning seemed like a routine that would keep repeating itself like groundhog day (damn you, socks). And then this crazy thing happened. As if it were a sign from the Spaghetti Monster itself, on my way to Value Village, this big ball of fire began to peak through the clouds. I almost forgot what sunshine looked and felt like (and happiness, and skin pigmentation).

I consider this a weather-induced stroke of luck because damn did I get some good sh*t from Value Village. It’s one of those places that is not for the impatient or the non-creative. I am only sometimes those things.

Usually when I go to VV Boutique, I come with a game plan but can never find what I’m looking for. This time around, (I swear it’s the Spaghetti Monster) I hit the nail on the head. My top summer item is maxi-anything (maxi dress, skirt, pad…no, not that). VV was to deliver me maxi skirts and did it ever do me right.

3 skirts, 1 blazer, $40.

Damn.

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FCK’n Amazing [video]

19 Oct

I’m getting Facebook all up in this thing’s twitter.

Spread the word!

 

 

(p.s. Thanks for the link Jax!)

 

WORN, Je T’aime

29 Sep

Sunday I went to the Word On The Street festival , and event showcasing all sorts of Canadian literary talent. It’s amazing how diverse the literary world is even in Canada. With niche magazines for just about everything, and associations for the most obscure genres, it was a great way to experience the independent, offbeat side to writing.

As you could imagine I was drawn particularly to the more alternative publications like Broken Pencil, Feathertale Review, and WORN Fashion Journal, all of which were sold at a fantastically reasonable price.

I was most familiar with WORN previous to WOTS from glancing at their website once in a while, but I never picked up a publication. When at the festival Continue reading

Beauty Personified

21 Sep

As influenced by Vice’s Dos and Don’ts, I have decided that this is the right time to share the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen with you. I’ve been waiting for months for this moment since I first laid my eyes on her at a Santorini bus stop.

I know you’re not supposed to wear white after Labour day but for her, we can make exceptions…

An image of class and purity, accented with hot pink.

Brace yourself for this braless wonder.

Rapid Review: SATC2

10 Jun

I’m sure you’ve all read the reviews, so did I, but I went anyways. So I don’t bore you, I’ll think in point-form with visual accompaniment. Let’s make this a quickie, Samantha won’t mind.

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Stuff Romi Likes: Summer Edition

25 May

Haven’t done a “Romi Likes” in a while.

Now that summer is here, my “want” list is piling up (and my have list is pretty static).

DISCLAIMER: I don’t technically actually know anything about fashion, but I love it nonetheless. As much as I love the snobbery of Lookbook, leave it on that site. I just want to go shopping, damnit.

Here are my sartorial desires / recommendations:

1. One shoulder dress – So cute, so summery. Perhaps in a colourful print would be ideal, probably the only thing (apart from the willingness to spend money) keeping me from buying this. The one below is from lulus.com

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Stuff Romi Likes (Under $30)

1 Apr

So I did a little shopping this week. I probably shouldn’t have but sometimes, I can’t resist. Good thing I’m super cheap because nothing I bought cost over $30.

I figured I would spread my frugality and give you a peak at some cool things that I’ve bought/ seen / heard.

H&M fluorescent peep toe flats, $12 – They almost burned holes in my eyeballs, and I fell in love. I was looking for girly summer  shoes and these are the girliest and most summery. Epic win.

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