Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Worthy of all praise, for the cross that He bore.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


At the moment I am procrastinating writing a paper about the art of Pompeii.  I am writing (or attempting to write) about the illusions within the art that was preserved after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.  Taking this Art History class has been much more thrilling than I had expected it to be; particularly in the moments when I recognize a structure, piece of art, or landmark that I have a photo of in my own collection from my travels.  Here is a photo I took of some of the preserved ruins of Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background:

April 2008

It was raining hard that day, but one glance at this photo and I remember it perfectly... 
Oh how I would love to travel again.
Soon I hope!

"It is only in adventure
that some people succeed in knowing themselves
- in finding themselves."

-Andre Gide

Friday, May 13, 2011

Summer School

This was the first week of my spring course and I have to tell you, I love it!  I am taking an introductory level Art History class - ARTH 120.3 to be exact.  I have always wanted to take a spring or summer course, something about being able to wear cute spring clothing and not having to worry about bundling up between classes just to go one building over appeals to me.  Also, I simply love learning, I wish that I could constantly be taking at least one class for literally the rest of my life.

What about you, have you ever taken a spring/summer course?  What did you think?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Linked In: 3 College Style Tips Inspired by Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls – College Fashion

I adore the old TV show Gilmore Girls. During my grade 12 year and my first year of University I collected all of the seasons and they have since become my usual routine procrastination when it comes time to study for finals. Check out this article on college style tips inspired by Rory from College Fashion:

3 College Style Tips Inspired by Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls – College Fashion

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Oh!  And my mom came to the Pure Fashion show - she loved it!  She came to both of the shows that I was in previously, but they have never fallen on Mother's Day before.  My present to my mom this year is tickets to Wicked in August... they are actually her birthdy present as well, since she is not a fan of me spending much money on her.  I did make an impromptu trip to Dairy Queen today though, she appreciated her Strawberry Milkshake I brought home for her :).

How did you decide to celebrate the amazing women in your life?

Pure Fashion

Today was the final day of the Pure Fashion program that I volunteered for these past six(ish) months.  We completed the program with a Fashion Show that showcased modest clothing and beautiful, authentic girls.  This is my first year volunteering with the program and it is also the first year that the program has been in Saskatoon, but I was one of the girls in the program when it first came to Regina in the 2007/08 year.  My friend Amber and I drove down once a month to attend the formation sessions and we were part of the first ever Pure Fashion show held in Saskatchewan.  The year after we were asked back for one segment of the show with a few other girls who had been in the program the year before.  It was always fun being part of the program and the shows, but this year was even better.  I loved being involved in helping the girls grow in their confidence, modesty, and connections with one another.

I could go on and on about the program, but I will just provide the link to the website and you can read all about the history of Pure Fashion and the positive effect it has in the lives of so many girls.
Pure Fashion

I cannot wait for next year, we already have plans to make it better and more exciting. Although this year was so amazing that it seems like it will be hard to top, I think we are all up for the challenge!

Oh, and even though I was a volunteer for the program and helped the girls in working towards our final show, I did get to model an outfit from a local designer, Rebecca King.  I had a blast! Here is her website:  Rebecca King Designs

What do you think?  Have you ever been involved with Pure Fashion before?  Would you like to be?  Let me know!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

In My Closet: ModCloth's Ballroom Lunch Top

A couple weeks ago I came across this top on ModCloth and I was super excited that I already owned it.  I am definitely an amateur when it comes to fashion, so I was stunned to see that my favourite clothing site had released a new item that I had already purchased a few weeks before (the timeline is a little fuzzy... I know it was before Lent because I gave up buying clothes, but how far before I am not sure... when I am in the midst of classes I have a very skewed perception of time), AND in a store in Saskatoon - which is a huge shocker, I always have to shop online to stay somewhat on-trend.  This has only happened to me once before, but I do not actually know if I bought the item before it was online, or at the same time - it was a dress that I purchased on a quick weekend trip to California to meet up with my parents and little brother who had driven down for about two weeks.  When I got home I came across the wonderful website ModCloth for the first time and found the dress on there.  Needless to say, I was pretty pumped then as well.

Anyway, I wanted to share this top because I love how delicate and feminine it is and I enjoy the way that the arms are cut.  I do find that it rides up a little bit, just because of the elastic at the bottom, but I wear a white tank underneath (because of how sheer it is) so if you keep the tank sticking out below where the elastic hits you, it doesn't ride up as much.  I usually pair it with jeans but I have tucked it into a skirt and I really liked the way that it looked that way too.  Any suggestions on other ways I could wear it?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Clothing Favourite: Gap - True Straight Pants

True Straight Pants - Black/Unavailable

I have an absolutely terrible time whenever I go shopping for pants to wear to work.  I am supposed to wear dress pants but I usually end up wearing black denim or figuring out how to incorporate leggings into my outfit instead.  Things just never fit the way that I need them to, but now, with my recent discovery of Gap's True Straight Pants, I no longer hate trying to pair my many blouses with some sort of bottom.

These pants are truly amazing.  They are the most comfortable dress pants I have ever worn - they almost feel like I am wearing my trusty Lululemon yoga pants.  They stretch, but hold their shape, and they look super sleek with any tops I pair them with.  When I tried them on in the dressing room at Gap (after about five failures, might I add), I knew I had to get them.  So I did... in both colours.  I am hoping that Gap will soon decide to make these pants in more colours, I would definitely buy them all.

Currently Reading: The Age of Innocence

Photo found here.

Recently I began reading The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.  I am not very far into it, but I will let you know how I like it!

I am so excited to be reading again.  It is just so difficult to enjoy reading for pleasure when I have classes that require excessive textbook and class notes reading (or, if I do allow myself to enjoy it, I read my books way too much and forget about schoolwork!).  I am starting a class on May 10, but having one class is much different than having five, so I think I will still be able to have time to read for enjoyment.

What are you currently reading?

Monday, May 2, 2011



Lately I have been in love with hats, perhaps it has something to do with the Royal Wedding.  Nonetheless, these fedoras, wide-brimmed hats, and cloche hats are some of my favourites right now.

Products, starting top left:
Fedoras: 1,2,3
Wide-Brimmed: 4,5,6
Cloche: 7,8,9
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