Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New clothes!

I've had a few new additions to my wardrobe lately. Saturday morning I finished a brown and blue summer dress (only about ten minutes before I rushed out the door wearing it). When I saw my mom later, she told me she loved my dress (before I even told her it was one of my projects), so I think that's a pretty good compliment.

Saturday was the big day when I got my car (that's why my parents came, my dad co-signed my loan)! She is so pretty and her name is Suzy (because the first 3 letter in the license plate are SZY). I love her so much!

After Suzy was offically mine, my parents, the bf and I went to the mall because my mom's phone wasn't working right (turns out it was broken). I went to Aritzia because they had improved their sales and spend my gift certificate I had gotten for graduating. I got this adorable top (which I can wear as a dress I think, although my mom wasn't so sure) by Wilfred (my favourite label at Aritzia). I love the details and pleating at the front and back. I also got a pair of dress pants by Talula. The photo really doesn't do them much justice because when I put them on, they fit absolutely perfectly (which is rare, since my body is kind of wonky-shaped). I only ended up spending $3.75 more than my gift certificate, so I didn't even break the bank.

Also, Monday was my volunteering interview for Alberta Fashion Week. In my online application, I mentioned I ran a blog and I mentioned it again in my interview and the guy going the interview beside me must have been listening in, since he said "Oh, you're the one with the blog. I like that." I hope I get to do something cool volunteering at the Fashion Week! I wore my new top with some skinny jeans and gladiator sandals (sorry, I didn't take any pictures).

Last, but not least, I have some deals for all of you. Margo Morrison (designer of the beautiful earring I got in a recent giveaway) is offering 15% off to Pudding and Pie readers if you enter the code PP09 into the notes at checkout. It may not show up right away, but the price will be adjusted. Also, Rilee and Lo are offering 30% off their jewelry if you enter the code HOT30. Lots of great deals on great jewelry!

One last thing, my camera is on it's last legs (I dropped in a few weeks ago and it's been going downhill since). I can take a photo, but after that the screen goes black and I have to turn it off and and on a few times before I can take another picture. It's a huge pain in the butt and I know soon it will just stay black forever! I better start saing for a new one!

19 comments:

Brunch at Saks said...

I love your finds! The second grey piece is lovely! :) XOXO

Cafe Fashionista said...

The blue ribbon is such a beautiful contrast! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous dresses, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Frock Around the Clock said...

Love the dress! The blue and brown work really well together. Have fun driving around in Suzy! :) x

janettaylor said...

I love a 2nd one!

X✿X✿

silverhartgirl said...

cute dress. And wow for a new car for you

Cait said...

That is so great about the interview and all..love the name suzy too.! Love the items in the pics too.

simon n josh said...

That second top seems to really be the in trend now. Around here, anyway. Love the color.

I love the name for your car.

the oaks said...

thanks for the note.

that's so cool about the interview and all and "your blog". Some great finds.

e.l. said...

Aw..suzy. that's going to be so sweet on your lic. plate.

I do love the empire waist look. I'm thinking to see if I can remake some tops similar to the first one on some cheap finds..but I am probably too lazy to do it.

Beki said...

Cool! I LOVE the brown and blue dress!

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Katerina said...

i like both dresses but a little bit more the first one!!!!
xx

E said...

Very cool purchases. Oh and my husband got me hooked on Corb Lund - he's from Alberta, right? That's so cool that your brother dressed like him for graduation!

indigotangerine said...

I'm so impressed that you sewed that dress, it's adorable. Any project that takes more than an hour makes me lose interest...
-indigo

Simes. said...

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Love,
A&A

Monika P. said...

love your personal project;)! And thanks for your sweet comment!:)

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nookie said...

great finds darling

Winnie said...

I wish I could make my own clothes, these are awesome!

Jess said...

so cool that you made that! I love the fact that you named your car. and suzy is a fabulous name!