Monthly Archives: May 2011

I Want…

I want this woman’s hair, lipstick and sunglasses. Loving the bad-ass biker boots and leopard print too.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

DQ Something (not)Different

Remember this?

Wieden + Kennedy hit gold with their awesomely hilarious Old Spice spot “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” in early 2010. People blogged, people quoted on the street, people went crazy for Isaiah Mustafa. The result was that Old Spice did very well. Moving forward to now, it seems pretty evident that Dairy Queen is trying to ride on this wave of success with their recent spots. I’m finding them unfunny, unoriginal and I’m not impressed.

How do you feel about DQ’s new commercials?

Don’s Hair

Apparently I have hair on my brain; a couple of weeks ago it was Van Gogh and this time we have Mr. Trump’s hair re-imagined in all its glory.  Brilliantly drawn by artist AleXsandro Palombo and found on on of my favourite blogs Refinery 29.

Side Note: As I expected, my blogging has been non-existent since last week. It was then that I realized that I really had to start upping time spent on readings and projects and decreasing time perusing the web. I’m going to try to post a minimum of 2 posts a week from now on, so stay tuned for more later in the week!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Calm Before the Storm

Since re-launching my site/blog with WordPress in February, I’ve really tried to make an effort to post content regularly, and I feel like I’ve been pretty successful in doing this so far. I’m going to continue blogging as much as I can, but heading into my second week of summer classes, I’m starting to realize that I probably won’t be able to post as often as I’d like. Already we have a project due this Friday, with three longer ones due for the end of the month. From what I’ve gathered, this is more or less how the entire semester will be going.

On a completely different note, there were two more outfits on Lookbook today featuring Cambridge Satchel Company bags (here and here)! Clearly, the universe is telling me to buy one.

Here’s to a happy Tuesday and a happy blog/study balance!

A Sign?

I feel like this happens to me all the time, what about you?

I mention something (an actress, a book, or in this case, a bag) and then before I know it, I start seeing it everywhere! After coming across some amazing outfits featuring Cambridge Satchel Company bags on Fashion Squad last week, I blogged about how I was desperately craving one for summer. Fast forward to today, when low and behold, two completely different posts on Lookbook also featured these bags!

Coincidence, good timing, divine intervention? Call it what you will, I’m taking it as a sign that I need to take the plunge and snag one of these beauties sooner rather than later!

Spring Clean Yo’ Ride

As part of my entrepreneurship degree at UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business I’m required to participate in an innovation challenge to make the most out $5 of capital.

After brainstorming, trying out ideas and going back to the drawing board for three days, my team has decided to offer a car wash and detailing service for a unique low price to Victoria residents looking for a fresh summer ride. Check out our flyer here (Car_Wash) and be sure to give us a call to book your service today!

Hair and Van Gogh

How amazing is this? It was compiled by Jimmy Chen at and I couldn’t help sharing it.

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Obsessed: Cambridge Satchel Company

Fluorescent Yellow

Every time summer rolls around my heart is set a-flutter with thoughts of breezy dresses, cute bikinis and amazing summer accessories. This year was no different, but I was lucky enough to own most of what I was dying to wear (maxi dress, floppy hat, straw fedora, gladiator sandals, etc) and have found reasonably priced alternatives for most of my hit list (neutral oxfords, clubmaster-style sunglasses, etc). However, despite this good fortune there is one item I’m dying to buy that isn’t very budget-friendly.

I came across The Cambridge Satchel Company through the blog Fashion Squad and was immediately transfixed by the custom monogram, classic structure and bright colours. At approx. $123, these bags don’t come cheap, but they’re so darn pretty (and functional!) that I may have to splurge on one. As some of you may know, my obsession with mustard yellow runs deep, but I’m also seriously considering the kelly green one. Thoughts?

Via Fashion Squad

Also via Fashion Squad

Shot of Colour

I’m a sucker for many things, three of which appear in this amazing outfit that Angela from Madrid is wearing (picture via Lookbook). The bold colour, wide-leg pants and animal print make a stunning combination, don’t you think?

PS- I’m kicking myself hard for not purchasing that exact pair of trousers from Zara a couple of weeks ago. I had feared that I wouldn’t have enough to wear with such a bold piece, but apparently all you need is a white T, dark blazer, platforms and a sick bag. Next time!

A Perfect Moment

I saw this picture on The Sartorialist last week and felt that it really exemplified my idea of a perfect moment. I’ve had a couple of them since I arrived back in beautiful Victoria, BC on Thursday, chatting with a friend while watching the sunset on the ferry and barbecuing in the sun on the weekend to name a few. And though I love being social and active most of the time, sometimes there’s is nothing I’d rather do than curl up and do a solitary activity like reading, knitting or even painting my nails.

Here’s to a summer of perfect moments!


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