cheapreminder.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

“money doesn’t buy elegance. you can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant. // c. herrera

if i had my druthers, i would of course want to be able to splash out on each and every item that i happen to post photos of. but let it be made very clear, my head is forever in the clouds when it comes to this virtual space; but in real time, and in real life – my feet are very firmly planted on terra firma, (my heavy-soled shoes and whirling dervish mind make sure of that).

though i can’t say that i don’t have a proclivity to spend more than i should, i know when and where it’s most appropriate. the drugstore serves as a great reminder – you needn’t a pocketful of cash to leave with a handbag full of wonderful.



burtsbees

larocheposay

kissmyface

➝ source : define a lash waterproof mascara via maybelline

➝ source : hibiscus tinted lip balm via burt’s bees

➝ source : effaclar k acne treatment via la roche-posay

➝ source : honey calendula moisturizer via kiss my face

[all available at your local duanereades/shoppersdrugmarts/rexalls/boots/drugstoredotcoms/etc./etc... ]

rainiswet.

Monday, September 15, 2014

“i think fish is nice, but then i think that rain is wet, so who am i to judge?” // d. adams

if it weren’t for fear of getting my hair wet – i’d be forever out, playing in the rain.

the issue is, there are only two reasons my head should be submerged into the blue – and that’s either when i’ve gone for a quick dip, or i’ve decided to give it a wash. otherwise, my mane is a lot like suede. get caught with it out in the rain, and it’s pretty much ruined for good. yet, exactly what am i to do when aprils and mid-septembers come drizzling in, every single year? get proactive, i should think.

don a mac, make like my elderly gran and wear a cap – then go stomping around in the puddles.

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➝ source : maison michel rain cap via far fetch

➝ source : stockholm raincoat via stutterheim

➝ source : check jacquard wool scarf via marni

➝ source : miu miu patent-leather shell boots via net-a-porter (honestly – get a pair of hunters and don’t even think about these.)

nyc.

Friday, September 12, 2014

“i look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” // n. ephron

new york spring/summer 2015 – looks currently coveting, (other than the entirety of the delpozo show) :

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left to right/clockwise:

delpozo // araks // vera wang // cynthia rowley // marc jacobs // suno

weather.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

“but who wants to be foretold the weather? it is bad enough when it comes, without our having the misery of knowing about it beforehand.” // j.k. jerome

but, i do.

i want to be foretold because it puts a spring in my step when autumn falls ever-closer. i like to scan the weather channel, as the temperature gradually drops – degree x degree, until i know for certain, my time – my weather, is on its way. and then, the giddiness sets in. the crunch of leaves, the cool breeze, the cardigans and creepers, and toques – oh, my!

my glee, y’all – i’m getting it back with every day the weather gets cooler.

awaketweedmohairjacket

tuescrystalembellishedjeans

➝ source : a.w.a.k.e. tweed & mohair jacket (yes, it is bananas) via browns

➝ source : textured top via 5 preview

➝ source : tu es mon trésor embellished jeans via just like honeyee

➝ source : lace-ups via jil sander

humour.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

“there seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. it seems to worry them.” // r. benchley

there was that one time, when i was about 27 years old when i bought myself a pantsuit.

i’m not sure what it was i thought i was going to suddenly change, but the pointy-toe-side-ankle-zip-high-heeled-booties that i purchased to “match” said pantsuit, did nothing but complicate the issue that much more.

i thought i needed to become… serious.

i was an adult, i earned a steady salary, i lived alone, was in a relationshop, cooked dinners; and thought that i suddenly had to dress like some alternate-universe-bianca that didn’t end up at pacific mall every lunch-hour hunting down the sanrio for kerropi kit.*

that pantsuit was trotted out exactly once; because it was A PANTSUIT and therefore, terrible – but also, because it dawned on me that there was nothing more adult than having a sense of humor – particularly when you possess one about yourself; and that is infinitely clear when not only do you have fun, but your clothes do as well.

lennyshrimps

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rikamonster1clutch

➝ source : lenny mascot via shrimps

➝ source : spiked mouth collar via venna

➝ source : intarsia shoes sweater via carven

➝ source : monster1 snakeskin clutch via rika

*before smart-phone cases there were pens and notebooks, and i wanted them – all of them, because KAWAII.

unexpected.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

“the best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.” // e. khamarov

at my core, i’m a simple girl.

i don’t want for much more than a good night’s rest, an icy coffee in the morning, and the ability to find the humor in a life that is sometimes begrudgingly buggy when it comes to a sense of whimsy.

since at least two out of three of these can seem almost impossible to find on a daily basis, the very least of what i expect is a feline flick that stays put, even through a range of emotions that would be deemed oscar-worthy, and through a heat-wave as thick as potato soup; (this was my last friday).

and though i didn’t get a cold brew coffee, or crack even the faintest smile – i can testify that at least my pen-liner stayed exactly where it needed to be. and truth be told, it was found in the most unlikeliest of suspects – and i know i’ve said it before, and perhaps i will aver another option again –  yet, i was not expecting this to be as saturated, easy to use, and as long-wearing as it was.

the unexpected choice – is a fortuitous winner.

➝ source : lights, camera, lashes precision longwear liquid eyeliner via tarte cosmetics

hi.

Monday, September 8, 2014

“rest and be thankful.” // w. wordsworth

oh, hi.

don’t pay me any mind – i’m just having a bit of a rest. oh, no – i’ll be fine, really – no need to make a fuss. just let me lie here in misery, surrounded by shredded packing paper and cardboard dust.

the sofa arrived, along with all of our earthly possessions – and it suddenly felt like this strange house was a bit closer to being home.

for now, the boxes can sit unopened for a bit longer, i’m just going to prop up some cushions and put up my feet – i’m in need of a rest.

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➝ source : jennifer + smith zigzag cushion in ocean via the minimalist

➝ source : hold me tight cushion via bla bla kids

➝ source : triangle cushion via aura home

➝ source : circus cushions via OYOY living design (also available at bibelot & token!)

 

dressingalike.

Friday, September 5, 2014

“…being a man is a serious problem and being a woman is, too. lots of things are problems.” // e. gorey

 

i’d like to consider myself a medium-maintenance kind of girl.

i know that’s probably not true, since i do my hair and set my face everyday – but it’s not as if i get up with the birds to make sure i have enough time to do so. and really, it’s when i wash my hair that i can be considered on the high-end of that scale.

but really, you’d have to ask my husband his opinion on this.

i know that in comparison, he could roll out of bed with 19 minutes to go until we have to leave and he’ll be showered and changed before i’ve even had a chance to curl my lashes. and then, i watch with envy how quickly his wardrobe decisions get made – shirt/zip-up on top, denim down below. choosing a colourful pair of socks and tying his shoe laces are the two t0-do items that take the longest amount of time. and then i think how great it would be to roll out of bed, and get dressed like him – i wonder if its too early to become one of those couples that dress alike…

levisvintage

➝ source : zip sweatshirt via neil barrett

➝ source : free bird bracelet via scosha

➝ source : levi’s vintage via the corner

➝ source : chuck tayler high tops via converse

themullet.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

“mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. it is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” // horace

my style choices are akin to the mullet – hopefully infinitely more attractive, but alike, still.

on first glance, i do tend to be all business. it’s not the type of business setting that calls for smart pumps and tailored suits; a tucked away pair of trainers left in my tote for my commute home later – but i can come off as rather severe, especially in situations that call for more than an ounce of elegance.

my choices in that regard are always straightforward – black, unstructured, easy. but don’t be fooled, if my vast swath of hair hasn’t made you laugh already – you’ll (hopefully) note there is humour littered throughout, you just need to know where to look. and though up top i might be all business, scan down and you’ll see that we’ll get this party started right. (and, if they’re comfortable, i may not entertain you with my conversational skills all night, my dance moves might make an appearance and do that too…)

snakeskinanklestrapDVN

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sophiawebsteropensuedeboot

➝ source : dries van noten embellished snakeskin ankle wrap sandals via browns

➝ source : proenza schouler zigzag calf hair crisscross pumps via saks

➝ source : printed leather platforms via markus lupfer

➝ source : open suede boot via sophia webster

packitup.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

“sometimes life gives us lessons sent in ridiculous packaging.” // d. williams

the party line has always been not to judge a book by its cover.

you can routinely find me standing atop a very minimal and simple soapbox to make sure that that point is heard to any five-year olds in the house who might be listening.

so, it’s not indicative of any proper sort of behaviour to admit how easily i’m swept off my feet over a pretty package. granted, my M.O. has always been that i’m not entirely superficial, but i wouldn’t blame you for thinking me rather frivolous.

the funny thing is, i’d aver that when i mindlessly gravitate toward a product based solely on its bottle/box/cap/hue/or, oy, hand-feel – as luck would have it, i’ve ended up a tried and true fan.

dumb luck or instinct? oh, it doesn’t matter – it just looks so good.

olioesassono4

argonistsolaris

➝ source : smith & cult nail varnish in dirty baby via net-a-porter

➝ source : FBU oslo-fornebu lipstick via uslu airlines

➝ source : olio e sasso no.4 lip & cheek tint via b-glowing

➝ source : solaris via agonist parfums

 

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