Showing posts with label obakki. Show all posts
Showing posts with label obakki. Show all posts

Monday, 2 April 2012

Silk Obakki Floral Kimono

Noticing a trend? I love kimonos, they are the "it" item in my closet right now.

For this spring, it is a guarantee that I will reach for them time and time again.

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

The feeling of being hugged by amazing fabrics of the finest silk is an incredible feeling. This whole outfit is from Obakki. The craftsmanship of the garment is incredible.

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Sometimes, after a long week, all you need is walk around town. Especially when the maxi skirt offers so much movement with each step I take.

Soon, we happen upon this amazing graffiti wall. The colours are the most amazing shades of pink.

Artistry is found all around us.

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

The innocent whimsy of the girl with the dandelion makes me yearn for summer.

I wish I too can release a flurry of life with the release of one breath.

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Here I present to you, the journey that brought me to the wall of inspiration.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Waiting for spring to come

Tis mid March already and the dreaded spring daylight savings time has come and gone.

However, the erratic weather has not made leaving winter an easy process.

It almost as if Vancouver is undecided, just last week we had a day that was sunny, hailing, raining, cloudy and sleeting and back to sunny again.
I can’t wait to retire my winter coat, but right now, it is the only thing keeping me from freezing to death.

From the trends on the streets, looks like this spring will be a very bright, cheery and flowery one; which is great news to me.
I am a year round psychedelic in terms of the way I dress; does this mean I will finally be able to blend in for once?

Pause and think… Well since the weather is protesting plumage, why not celebrate with what I am hoping is the last few days to dress in fur.

Obakki poncho, Obakki leather skirt, Aldo sheer tights, Ferreli leather mage purse with fox tail, Fox tail, Leather mage purse, vintage purse, hair feather, fur collar, fur booties, thrift fashion, thrift finds, fur fashion, sunset

We were blessed with erratic weather once again this past weekend. I am willing to put up with it if it means amazing sun sets at dusk time.
My Obakki over coat is doing its job to keep me warm. Though I could have worn thicker tights.

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My favourite thing about colder weather is the fact that I can be draped in luxurious fur. This fur collar is really one of my most favourite Salvation Army find.

The H&M hair flower and the hair feathers from Little Burgundy adds a nice touch to the whole look.

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I like how I am accented by three different colour of fur in this outfit. Somehow, they work harmoniously well together. The orange sheen on foxy mage purse, the multi tonal brown hue of the boot add ons and the rich auburn of the fur collar all tie in with each other.

Obakki poncho, Obakki leather skirt, Aldo sheer tights, Ferreli leather mage purse with fox tail, Fox tail, Leather mage purse, vintage purse, hair feather, fur collar, fur booties, thrift fashion, thrift finds, fur fashion, sunset

For a second, I am mesmerized by the beauty of the setting sun. What is it about earth colours. This outfit was pulled for me by the forces of nature.

Obakki poncho, Obakki leather skirt, Aldo sheer tights, Ferreli leather mage purse with fox tail, Fox tail, Leather mage purse, vintage purse, hair feather, fur collar, fur booties, thrift fashion, thrift finds, fur fashion, sunset

Time for me to go perhaps, as should winter, so a cycle can begin anew with the birth of spring.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Yearning for SUNmer

Hump-day is a real thing! Even though Wednesday was my day off, it still did not help to lift the everlasting dread placed upon me by the endless grey weeping sky and post holiday blues.

Strange, I never had a case of the SADs this bad. It lead to over rest during the day and then under rest at night. Insomnia has a new name. Or, it's because I have a bunch of socks in my hair.

Sock curl tutorial video


Just learned how to achieve dolly curls without any heat from YaYa Lifestyle. YaYa has amazing hair and she does the best hair tutorials. Anything that will save my time in the morning and won't damage my hair I am all for it.

So the new name for insomnia really should be "beauty". *chuckles at irony*

I guess I will know in the morning if it works.

Anyway, what I need is some sun, and today (I mean Wednesday), I have chosen to artificially create it by escaping into some past photos.

Infinity scarf, John Richmond Aviator Sunglasses, Aviator Sunglasses, Beach, Talize finds, Talize

DIY infinity scarf and skirt from Talize
John Richmond Aviator Sunglasses from Zoe Boutique, their Granville location no longer exists.
Shirt from Urban Outfitters


Flower dress, flower belt, Gentille Alouette, yellow daisies

Dress and belt from Gentille Alouette my of my absolute favourite stores. Which reminds me, I am about due for a visit.

No joke, thinking about a warmer place and/or time did get me through the day slightly easier. Summer, you are both past and the future, soothes me in knowing that the cyclical nature of the season will unite you with me again. I can't wait to dress for the warmer months again!

All this day dreaming put me in a real shopping mood. I decided to visit one of the stores that I haven't gone to in a long time, Turnabout Clothing. The Granville location is their biggest store, it is also where I first dipped my feet into designer handbags. The store rarely does me wrong. Although, to consign with them is another story. Be prepared to lug your entire net worth there if you want to open an account. Okay, that was a slight exaggeration, ha! But, they do want the consignee to make at least $300 a season. Their consignment split is 60%/40% in their favour, and they also routinely mark items down, so, you do the math. The problem with me is, I never want to get rid of any of my expensive things.

This visit was quite fruitful, I came home with many items well under their retail value.

First are these lovely American Apparel tights.

American Apparel Geo Mesh Tights in Twilight, American Apparel Tights, Geo Mesh Tights, Turnabout find

American Apparel Geo Mesh Tights in wild dove, American Apparel Geo Mesh Tights,  American Apparel ,  American Apparel Tights, Geo Mesh Tights

Don't fret, these tights were not used. They were new. $7 dollars each, instead of $26.00.

So was the next item, which is a Solo Moda vest. I didn't actually take a photo of the vest, but I assure you it will turn up in future posts. Please stay tuned. Since it was new it came with a tag, it said it retails for $80, after discount, I got it for $20.

And I saved the best for last!

Gwen Stefani lable, LAMB over the knee studded boots, L.A.M.B., LAMB boots, LAMB studded boots, LAMB black over the knee boots, LAMB shoe logo, Turnabout Find

Ah yes, the lovely Gwen, is there anything she can't do? I have always loved her style, I was very excited when she launched L.A.M.B. and now I am so excited to have my own piece of it.

What a great piece to start my collection with?

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First of all, STUDS!

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Also, over the KNEE! Got these babies for $150! Not bad for a day's work.

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Now that my day of spending is done, I can't help but think of this Andy Warhol quote.

Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol quotes, wasting money puts you in a real party mood

Though I'd hardly call it wasting money, since it did cure my rainy day blues!

(It's now Thursday) Oh, sock curls totally worked! Yay heat free dolly hair! Totally check out YaYa on her YouTube Channel

Obakki shirt, Obakki, Heat free curls, sock curls, dolly hair

I will still need some more practice to have it look as perfect as YaYa's, but it's a start.

heat free sock curled hair, Tiffany necklaces, Obakki Shirt

Shirt from Obakki
Tiffany and Co. necklaces.


And what do you know, the sun responded to my yearning after all.