January 31, 2011

Mad- Lib Love

Hey Guys!
I'm currently midway into my trek out west and unable to post any exciting fashion photos (spending 24+ hours in a car in a Canadian winter doesn't lend itself well to cutting edge style!). 
BUT I did get some exciting news- Fashionism.ca's Christopher Turner (aka The Fashionist) featured my Fashion Mad Lib today. It's bright and colourful and was tons of fun to fill out! 
I still can't quite describe how thrilled I was to find out that Fashionism had selected my blog as one of the top 15 in Canada, and I just want to say a huge HUGE thank you to them and to each and every one of you guys for all the love and support. It means the world to me! 

January 27, 2011

Weighty Ghost

Weighty Ghost- Wintersleep
The other night I met up with my lovely fashionable friend Brooke (of Center Sage) for some farewell wine. Putting together an outfit when your place is a disaster and you have no idea where most of your clothes are is...fun? Basically, I'd been wearing an oversized white tee and leggings all day but figured I should step it up a bit- so on came the sequinned dress! Nothing says "I swear I'm not a slob!" quite like

On a side nore, Brooke entered Refinery 29 and Covergirl's Hunt for the Next Big Style Blogger and really, this girl should win... so head over and give her some love
Sequin Dress: Le Chateau, White Tee and Leggings: Joe Fresh, Black Boots: House of Harlow, Navy Metallic Trim Cardigan and Beret: Gap, Purple Belt: American Apparel, Knuckle Ring and Cuff: Aldo
So, a few weeks ago I had mentioned that I was working on a project and was hoping to show you guys a bit... so here we go! I debated posting this, as it's not at all fashion related, but in the end decided that it is a large part of who I am and this blog does seem to focus a lot on me (haha). 
Here's a page from the children's book I've been working on. It's about Mati, a Red Panda, who is looking for a friend! I had so much fun illustrating it- but had Brooke help out with the writing (the girl has mad skills! Plus, my over-usage of exclamation points and made up words didn't really cut it!
Mati new
p.s so sorry for the lack of reply's lately- I'll be in top blogging form in a week. Pinky Promise! 

January 22, 2011

Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball- Mother Mother

Geeze Louise.
Hah, sorry but it had to be said! I know I'm being all kinds of flaky but I will redeem myself and in the mean time you guys are given free reign to say "Geeze Louise" as much as you'd like (try it, people seem to loooove saying it to me). But in a week I'll be settled, starting a new job and about 2100 kms further West! I'll also be alone in a new city, so you better believe that I'll be blogging up a storm! :) 
Camel Wool Blazer: Aritzia, Grey Tee and Purple Belt: American Apparel, Skinny Jeans: Winners, Brown Equestrian Boots: Aldo, Silver Leaf Necklace: Gift

Aaand this is me... going delusional with packing! 
I literally open up my cupboards now and stare. Then I figure out what I actually need to take with me, how I'm going to pack it... and fully forget the reason I went into the cupboard in the first place. Rrrr. 
But really, I'm so excited and things have been falling into place quite easily (please say that didn't jinx it!!) so I'm sure that this is the right thing to do. And I promise that I will be back in full blogging force by February, so you haven't shaken me yet ;)

January 9, 2011

Bodkin- Clothes Lust

I've fallen in love.
...With the fashion line Bodkin
One of my goals for 2011 is to try and be more environmentally, ethically and socially conscious (eep!). When I decided this I had visions of wearing burlap sacks in an attempt to not support mass produced clothes. Apparently this is no longer the case (yay!).

"This smartly designed collection functions as an ongoing exploration of sustainability — not only in materials and production methods, but also in aesthetic terms. Each piece is manufactured in the U.S. and mindfully sourced with such materials as organic cotton, organic wool, artisanal dyes, recycled polyester, closed-loop cellulosic fibers, and deadstock fabric."- Sustain Your Style

So you better believe that the little black romper and brown boots combo in the last photo (along with all the other items!) has been added to my lust list. Who knew you could look so good while doing good?

January 6, 2011


Ghosts- Laura Marling
I know, I've been desperately absent the past little while! But I do have a valid reason...of sorts. In a month I'm packing up my life and moving out the the West Coast!! I've been wanting to move for a while now and I figured it was time to put my money where my mouth is. It will be sad to leave Manitoba, it really is such a lovely place... despite what many say, but it's time to have a bit of a change in scenery. 

With all the things I have to complete before moving (rent out my lovely little house, find a job, oh and finish my portfolio for art school.... yikes!) Fifth Sparrow has taken a bit of a back seat- which hurts my heart! So, please, bear with me being a bad blogger for the next few weeks, I will be back in full swing soon enough! 

Floral A-Line Skirt and Black Velvet Shirt- Le Chateau, Patterned Tights- Joe Fresh, Black Shoes- Aldo
These photos are actually from before Christmas, hence the festive decorations! I've had both the skirt and the shirt for years and decided that I liked their textures together, the velvet with the satin, even if they have different feels to them... I've never been one for matchy-matchy anyways! 


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