I’m the kind of person who really prefers to look forward towards happy bright colourful days, and not backwards~ because we can’t go back to yesterday and change anything! But I’m going to step out of my comfort zone and show you a person I don’t recognize at all anymore!
Meet me, almost 10 years ago! She still loved a twirly dress, but always wore dark colours as she really didn’t want to stand out at ALL.
I used to daydream of living in a colourful house and looking and feeling like a happy walking rainbow, but I never thought that would be possible for me.
Then in 2015, I started tossing out anything black and decided to stop hiding and live my dream life instead!
These days, I don’t feel comfortable without a big puffy colourful dress and accessories and I feel like me on the inside AND outside (although I still am very shy! :))
It is amazing how much fashion affects how you feel about yourself!! If you’ve ever daydreamed about dressing a particular way, I say GO FOR IT!
Do it to make YOU happy, and no one else. Life is too short to just daydream and not act; become that rainbow! xoxo
It is minus 14 celsius with windchill right now, and snow is in the forecast for this afternoon! Winter is on definitely on its way~ but I’m not sour about it. In fact… I’m excited because I can top my outfits office with cute warm accessories!! To celebrate (I might be the only one!), I knitted myself a cute new toque. Cupcake themed, because what else could make you smile in the middle of a blizzard!?
This was a super quick knit that I worked on during my downtime at work yesterday. I opted for Super Bulky yarn which makes it really thick and toasty for Canadian winters. The toque is in three parts, which I did freestyle, or without a pattern: the liner, the frosting, and the strawberry, and then sewn up at the end.
The yellow cupcake liner is ribbed in Lion Brands’ Hometown Glory (Super Bulky) in Pittsburgh Yellow. I ended up knitting it short side down – so it ended up looking like a long skinny scarf just so I could get the exact length for my head.
The pink is Lion Brands’ Neon Pink. I think the colours are so delicious together! It’s then topped off with a bright red strawberry.
It may be chilly outside, but that shouldn’t stop you from dressing super sweet!
Slightly late with my post, as usual! :’) Yesterday’s October Blogging Challenge prompt was Outfit of the Day! Perfect timing too, as it happened to coincide with the Sweetest Day of the Year ~ well according to the internet! Apparently Sweetest Day is all about giving candies to loves and friends, and I thought that was cute. We definitely need more LOVE and sweets in October!
So I used Sweetest Day as my outfit inspo! The dress was my very first ever Lolita dress from Bodyline which I thought would fit perfectly! Can never pass up an opportunity for frills and sweets!
Bag: I believe off of Wish a couple of years ago. Was a nice surprise to find a bunch of sweets I had stashed in there! Apparently I haven’t used it in a while!
Accessories: The cake slice headband and donut brooch were made by me, and then various other trinkets, and of course the Ring Pop!
And just for fun, a surprise Sugar vs. sugar attack!!
I finally bought myself a full-length mirror so I’m absolutely ecstatic about being able to use it to share my outfit of the day photos!!
I kind of drove myself a little silly trying to decide what was going to be my FIRST mirror OOTD pick ~ shouldn’t it be special to showcase my kind of wild sense of style?! Maybe it’s a bit appropriate that Mad Hatter Day is right around the corner on October 6th, which is on Tuesday! The Mad Hatter is of course the host of the wild tea parties over in Wonderland and one of my favourite characters ever!
So in celebration, a quick and bonkers Mad Hatter inspired outfit!:
Stripes galore, clashing colours, twirly whirly hair, topsy tipsy teatime and of course topped off with a tilted tophat!
The dress is one of my favourite vintage thrift finds ever, and it was easy to throw on stripey socks, a BIG bow, and of course the hat tops it all off (doesn’t everyone just have a top hat kicking around just in case? You should!)
It was-52 degrees (that’s in celsius!) with windchill this morning, so I was kind of dressed up like the Pillsbury Dough Boy in all my layers rather than my usual floofy fancy-free self!
So to add the FUN to my outfits even when it’s dreary, I’ve been making more handmade brooches! I had previously showed off my Pie Day pie, and rainbow, but I’ve been busy creating all sorts since!
I like matching these guys to my outfits or even those silly “internet” holidays that are constantly trending on Twitter (I like using this website as you can always tell what “holidays” you should be celebrating!) just to make myself and other people happy!
Yesterday I made a quick little sunshine friend to hopefully remind people to BE HAPPY!