Yesterday, I was writing a blog post when I realized that my Daily Jukebox illustration didn't looked like me anymore. Thus, I proceeded to make a new one. However, things escalated quickly and I ended up redesigning my whole layout.
The new one is more representative of my aesthetic as a designer. Plus, I love the bright pops of red, pink and yellow. What do you think?
Three of my current obsessions: red lipstick, daily trips to random thrift shops and dressing like an old lady. I got rid of nearly half of my clothing when I moved into my tiny apartment and I just started rebuilding my wardrobe with secondhand blouses and dresses. I haven't been to the mall since... hum, 3 months? I'm getting quite good at finding pretty vintage pieces among ugly hipster sweaters and tacky rhinestone-adorned tees. Today I thrifted a 60's dress in a neon psychedelic print and a pair of 70's gaucho pants that look very much like a skirt. I can't wait to wear them both. The gauchos are definitely a fun style challenge!
In other news, I am repainting my whole apartment and let me tell you, I'm the absolute worst painter ever. It took me 4 hours to paint two walls and I have two more to do, plus my bathroom. I had the brilliant idea to buy a gallon of black paint along with my baby blue one and I get shivers just thinking how messy things will get when I start painting my other walls black. Ugh ugh ugh. I also have to cover up some neon yellow graffitis I did on bedroom door yesterday. I came across this pin and decided it would be oh-so-lovely to have neon doors in my apartment so I bought a can of yellow spray paint and went cuckoo with patch tests. Shooting from a can was fun and I felt like a total badass doing it, but the chemical odor was so nasty that I had to abandon the idea of spray painting my whole door neon yellow. So much for my Pinterest reverie :(
Skirt + blouse: vintage • Cardigan: Pure Alfred Sung
I finally found the courage to go outside my apartment to take outfit pictures. I am very lucky to live in the oldest part of Quebec City. These pictures were taken in the Artillery Park, which is part of the Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site. And, um, it is pretty much my backyard. Since moving into my apartment back in March, I've been wanting to take pictures outdoors but my super-shy self was not so fond of being watched by passerby. In the suburbs, I could take a hundred pictures without anyone noticing but the town is another world ;) Today there was a old man staring at me from his park bench and it was totally awkward. I will eventually get over it and become known as the weird lady with a million dresses who smiles to herself in front of a camera. Ha! C'est la vie!
In the past few days, I went to the Comptoir Communautaire St-Joseph a thousand times. Definitely my new favourite place to thrift! I found some pretty rad vintage shirts for about 2 or 3 $ apiece. Hurrah for cheap hawaiian button-downs! I also got a bunch of scarves, including this red one. I've been wearing my scarves cowboy-style lately and my friend Pascal says it reminds him of Bonnie Parker. Well, more like Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker. I didn't find a single picture of the real Ms. Parker with such a scarf. Judging from this picture, she looked pretty stylish, though.
Dress: Dear Creatures via Modcloth • Cardigan: via Delightfully Tacky