Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Canvas Shoe is Back!

Remember when your mom used to dress you in white Keds on your first day of school?
Well I sure do!
Keds were a very popular style of shoes, and it seems that they are back!

As I browsed the Urban Outfitters website today 
I came across their amazing selection of canvas shoes which look exactly like Keds ranging in price from $10-50 in amazing colours
I personally purchased a pair of these last year in white and I love them!
Although they are not the best quality, for the amount of time you will be wearing them they do the trick!
They are so cute and great to throw on with a pair of jeans or leggings or even a casual skirt!

This is one of the reason I love the nice weather!!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

DISCOVERED: A great fashion website

 As I sat on Facebook today trying to waste my precious time, something interesting popped up on my mini feed. A Facebook friend of mine is interning for Erin Kleinberg (the new&upcoming designer that I have recently been posting about) and she posted this great link to an article about Erin.

I immediately clicked to see what they had to say about her new line.. noticing that the blog and site that it was featured on was one that I had never seen before!

The blog, called Pipeline, is amazing! It updates you on some great styles seen on stars and whats new in the style world!

Then.. I kept browsing and found that the blog was featured on a main site called Refinery 29 which is described as discussing independent style around New York and LA.. which is always a nice change!
it features topics such as trend watch, my style and shopping roundup

Check out this site! it is perfect for fashion lovers who dare to be different! 

Monday, March 30, 2009

hey everyone- thanks to those who have answered my poll as it is always nice to get some feedback.. but if you haven't voted yet PLEASE DO!
So in the past few days I have been walking on Richmond street and for my first time in 3 years in London I am discovering that we actually have some decent boutiques on Richmond Row
Here are some of my favourites:

1. Just off of Richmond on John Street is Mesh Boutique which is a vintage store with clothes, shoes and handbags 
Check out this article for other vintage shops in London

2. Leslie's is a small boutique which carries brands such as Free People and J brand It is a bit more high end but great if you are willing to spend!

3.  Lolita is another boutique which brings in styles from L.A with very reasonable prices for whats in style now

What is your favourite store on Richmond Row?
Share your thoughts!! I always like to find a new store!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


hey everyone!!!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
I have found that I am not getting as many comments as I hoped on my posts, so I thought I would post a poll to get some feedback!

See my poll on the side of my blog and tell me what your favourite new spring style is..

and if there is one that I didn't include, post it here and I will add it!
Also, if you know of a new spring style I have yet to discuss on my blog.. share it with me!!! I always like a new style to research!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Splash Bash Style

If you dont already know, tonight is the annual Splash Bash party thrown by the AEPI fraternity!
to find out more about this or get last minute tickets check out the facebook event:

Although everyone has to wear the same tshirt that is given with the ticket but we still manage to make our outfits fashionable!
this year me and my friends have decided to wear white jumpsuits and white hats to add to our outfits.
And of course we all have our rainboots!

If you are going tonight see you all there!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It is not THE END!

After watching CBC's program called THE END, I really start to wonder about the potential of the end of media such as TV, print and radio. In the program, Jian Ghomeshi, a pop culture specialist, interviews different people to find out about their view of the end of these main media outlets. With the emergence of alternative media all over the Internet such as blogs, digital music downloading and online radio stations, many question why we even need the so called “old school” media. But, even in a world drawn to the use of the Internet instead of the newspaper, and free music as opposed to a CD, we will always need these things!

This makes me think about my life and whether the end has come for print, radio and TV in my own life. The simple answer is no.

I still love to turn on the radio when I am on my way to school to listen for a new song or a juicy piece of celebrity gossip. But don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the luxury of downloading music instead of going to buy a new CD.

As well, print still dominates in my life as I look forward to picking up the latest People magazine or UWO Gazette. But I must admit, I am a common user of the online newspapers instead of actually picking up the hard copy.. but that's still supporting print right?

And last but not least.. TV. How could I ever cut you out of my life? I plan my days around my favourite TV shows (even though I have PVR). But, I must admit that I love to use online sites that post episodes of TV shows so that I can catch up to where they are at on real TV.

Just as a side note... in regard to my online life.. I thought I would provide my favourite online sites for alternative print, radio and TV:

To catch up on episodes of TV I love this site!!!

For celebrity gossip

To find out what the top 100 songs are right now:

Also.. if you want to check out the video THE END:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Soo.. just a side note.. I think I may have jinxed myself when I prayed for a Macbook in my last post as my computer has just crashed and.. well I guess it is just telling me to buy a Mac right?
So.. as I think about how sad this is and how much I don't want to do my work I look around at the interesting fashion styles in Weldon Library.....
So I thought I would humour everyone with the top 5 I can see from my seat:

1. Knit Ugg Boots--I must say these are interesting. Although I am a fan of Uggs I am not a fan of these. They look alot like those slipper booties that I wear around the house... except people are clearly wearing them out of the house.. They are really only practical for spring or summer.. and I personally think they are kind of ugly... Sorry if you have them..

2. Guys wearing Converse--I actually really enjoy this style on guys! Many guys I know would refuse to wear Converse because they think they will look "gay" but I think they are wrong. They look so cute on guys with a pair of nice jeans and they make a guy look more preppy which is a style I love!

3. Guys wearing leather jackets-- Although as you might know I am a fan of leather jackets... I am not too sure how i feel about them on guys. Well actually I take that back.. I don't know how I feel about TIGHT leather jackets on guys. Loose ones are okay. But I personally don't care to see how skinny a guy is.. its not so attractive.

4. Wearing dress shirts to school-- I am not bashing dress shirts on guys at all.. but some guys need to get the memo that campus is not the place for them... the bar is. They look great but it looks a bit funny when you are wearing one with your backpack..

5. Shorts over stockings-- I am not sure which girl decided this was an appropriate style that looked good. But its not really. Skirts with stockings is okay.. but shorts? It just looks a bit funny. Save your shorts for the warm weather, don't attempt to wear them while its still cold!

If you are reading this and you enjoy some of these trends.. I apologize! I am just voicing my opinion about some funky styles I see around the library...
Have you seen any funny styles? Please share them!

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Macbook Fashion Statement

Every so often I change the subject over to a technology which has become fashionable..
Such as the Blackberry..

But as I sit in class I cant help but think about the fact that Apple Macbook computers have truly become a fashion statement all over campus.

I personally don't have a Mac computer... but I am not going to pretend like I don't want one.
I mean they are very good computers so people do buy them because of their functionality, but sometimes I think that people really choose them for the look.

If you look at someone with a Macbook and someone else with a Toshiba computer... do you judge them? You probably say no out loud but don't pretend like you don't!

Macbooks are like a fashion statement.. each model goes out of style and then everyone wants the new model because its the coolest one.

If you are living in a bubble and haven't heard of the newest Macbook.. check it out here!!
Its beautiful.. and environmentally friendly which is always a plus!

Are you one of the Macbook followers or are you completely against this widespread fashion trend all over campus?

Celebrities LOVE to design!

All you ever hear now is that a new star has created a new line of something, and its going to be big.. but does it ever really get sooo big?

Not really.

Although... there is a website dedicated to it! Check out this website Celebrity Clothing Line which updates you on all of the new products that celebs are endorsing or designing themselves!

This is a great site to find out all the celeb gossip regarding products!

For instance... Kanye West has been seen wearing lots of jean jackets... and the reason is because he is planning to design his own.. interesting?

As well.. there is a whole story on the endorsements that Chris Brown got let go of due to his fight with Rihanna..

Know of any worthy celebrity clothing lines? Share with us!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

An new&upcoming designer!

This past Friday was the OHM Fashion Show which was run to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society..(as I previously posted)

In order to raise as much money as possible there was a silent auction for things generously donated to the show.

A new designer named Erin Kleinberg donated a piece from her beautiful line of clothes and I could not take my eyes off of it! Erin is a young designer from Toronto who has recently become popular in the celebrity world.

You must check out her website to see her stunning new line!

Her pieces are so practical and but have that extra accent on them to make them different!

You can find her line in Holt Renfrew and TNT Blu!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Boating shoes are in!!

With this beautiful weather upon us, its time to whip out our flats, moccasins and... our Sperrys!

For those of you who have yet to hear about Sperry's, they are really a boating shoe made for sailor's and stuff, but it seems that our generation has revamped them into a must-have item for the summer!

Formally called Sperry Topsiders, favourite new shoes come in tons of different styles..I have seen them in patent, leather and canvas and in tons of colours like plaid, bright yellow and standard chocolate brown.

My personal favourites are the standard chocolate brown leather ones!! So classic.

You can wear them with basically anything... shorts, leggings, jeans

The only problem I have with them is that I am having the hardest time getting my hands on a pair!! I guess because I am a size 7 shoe which apparently is the most popular size..

I went to Capezio Shoes in Yorkdale and they didn't have them and Get Outside't have them either..

I think Ill have to order them online from Get Outside...

Has anyone spotted them anywhere else??

Give me your thoughts on this great new trend!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

MTV's The City Finale!

So if you are reading this blog, there is a good chance that you are big fan of the MTV show The City. And sadly tonight was the finale.. If you missed it you can watch online at

In the show, Whitney (the main character) works for the famous designer Diane Von Furstenberg and we really see some great pieces on the show!

In one of the last episodes of the season, Whitney and her co-worker get to choose the cover for Elle Magazine and I love the top they chose for Jessica Alba to wear!!!

If you love fashion, and have yet to watch this show, this is the show for you! It is like a constant fashion show for all of the new styles and we get to hear about the New York hotspots!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hey everyone,

As I posted a couple of weeks ago there is a charity fashion show coming up called OHM Fashion Show which is a student-run show to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

The show is THIS FRIDAY!

So far we have raised alot of money to donate to the CCS but of course we would like to raise even more! You can help by attending the show THIS FRIDAY MARCH 20th at Centennial Hall (on Wellington)

Its going to be great show mixed with dance scenes and fashion created by the students here at UWO!

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and it is totally worth it!

You can get your tickets at Info Source in the UCC or there will be an OHM booth in the UCC WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY where we will be selling tickets!

Come out and support a great cause while enjoying yourselves at an AMAZING show!

As well, there will be an after party at 29 Park on Friday night so come out and party with your friends while helping a great cause!!!!

See you all FRIDAY!

ALSO, there is a teaser fashion show at The Spoke on THURSDAY in the UCC from 2-4! Come see what were all about!!! here is the facebook event link:

If you have any questions comment here, or check out the website and the facebook event!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My dream handbag is someone's book bag...

You would think Marc Jacobs wouldn't seem to be a name that's thrown around in a student's vocabulary...but you would be surprised...

as I look around each day.. I am blown away by the types of bags people choose as their school bags... such as my rant about Longchamp Bags earlier on..

But this is ridiculous.. I would die to have one of these bags on my arms even for a day, and I keep seeing students using them as their book bags!!!

I don't get it.

Anyways.. I was browsing my favourite online shopping site and quickly clicked to the Marc Jacobs handbag section..

So I though I would share my favourite styles... which are the cheapest.. but not cheap at all..

This 'Pretty Nylon Stitched Tate Tote' is $188 and could MAYBE be used as a book bag.. but still.. I would use it as an every day bag because its amazing.
marc jacobs, purse,fashion

This 'Classic Q Hillier Hobo' is $398 which is sadly the cheapest one out of their leather collection.. and its beautiful..

you cant tell I am a huge fan.. and have yet to have a bag from this beautiful designer..:(

What are your thoughts on these being used for book bags? Also, do you have one? share with us your thoughts and pictures, I always like to drool over something I cant have!!

Nails Colour is Important Too!

south beach collection, OPI, nail polishOne thing that can always brighten up a bad day is a manicure... and these days it seems to be a fashion statement to get the new colour from the new collection.
A popular brand of nail polish is OPI which makes an array of colours and collections with probably the most original names you will ever here..

My personal favourite.. from the Indian collection there is a colour called Keys to my Karma..

So recently they just came out with a new collection called the South Beach Collection.. I cant say this is my favourite group of colours but there are some great ones!

Check out the OPI website to see all of their amazing collections.. and the best part is you can interactively try them on!!! This may sound crazy but its true!!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Top 5 Designer Lines for Less

As students, we are always looking to save money somewhere.

As I browsed the Glamour magazine website.. I found a great list which can apply to students who want to be fashionable, but just can't afford those designer brand names.. so I thought I would share this with you all.....
I only provided my personal favourite 5 but there are 10 on the site so check it out!

1. Matthew Williamson for H&M

- The line is probably more expensive than H&M's mainstream clothing but if you are looking to get something of better quality...In may this designer will hit the racks and he is loved by celebs like Sienna Miller and Kate Moss

2. I Heart Ronson for JC Penney

- Her last name is made famous by her sister DJ Sam Ronson but Charlotte Ronson is not as scandalous. She designed a great line featured in JC Penny stores which has great prices and is just for regular girls who like to be fashionable and comfy!

3. Zac Posen’s soon-to-be-unveiled bridge line
-Zac Posen is known to be an expensive designer but he has announced that he is building a lower-priced collections.. finally a student in TRUE style!!!

4. Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan and Hawks by Geren Ford

-I like this one because it can be found at one of my favourite stores, Urban Outfitters. If you haven't noticed yet, Urban is trying to incorporate some more upscale designers into their collection and this is one of them! Check them out this spring!

5. Simply Vera, Vera Wang for Kohl’s

-This is one of the most exciting ones! Now we no longer have to dream of wearing Vera Wang on our wedding day because now it can be incorporated into our everyday outfit with her new less-expensive line found in Kohl's stores. Great for the very feminine dressers!

Know of any designers who are creating lower-end collections? share with us! This is always exciting for students especially!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Style

As everyone knows, a week tomorrow is the day that (sadly) many university students look forward to.

This lovely day is definitely up there on the list of fun you will have while in university. Its an excuse (well your own excuse) to miss classes for the day, and get drunk all day with your friends.
and of course the best part.. you get to dress up!!! IN GREEN!

So here are some ways to get in the spirit...

1. go the tackiest store you know.. an accessory store like Claire's and get some fun St. Patty's day themed hats, hairbands, glasses and earrings to cover yourself in for the big day.

2. gather up every item you have that is green

3. if you need green, American Apparel is the place to go as they have every single article of clothing in green for you to choose from

4. GREEN BEER (that's not a fashion thing but it does turn your lips a funky green colour in spirit of the day)
Click here to see how to make it

Start getting ready soon because before you know it all of the other university students will have already gotten their St.Patty's day accessories..

Have fun!!!

Here's a Guinness Beer commercial to get your spirits up!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Looking for a spring jacket?

As the weather is finally getting milder, its time to start thinking about a new jacket of choice, besides our winter parkas that we hate so much.

One jacket style that I noticed alot of girls wearing out to the bars this weekend was the tuxedo blazer. Yes.. this is originally a male style but the hipsters have turned it around into a cute look for girls to throw over a dress or a pair of jeans.

I have been searching for the perfect tuxedo blazer and I think I have found it.

Obviously on my favourite store's website.. Urban Outfitters

Click the above link to see more info on my personal favourite tuxedo blazer!

But make sure to search the rest of the blazers on the website as they have alot more!

This is a great new jacket style.. everyone mustttt indulge in it!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A scarf thats a circle?

I keep seeing this scarf all overt the place, and a recent magazine has told me to buy it at American Apparel (of course! my favourite..)

Its such a cool concept! Its a scarf but its a circle so all you have to do is wrap it around your neck.. and the beauty of it is that you never have to keep wrapping it like other scarves! It never comes undone!

I am thrilled about this new invention.. I must go buy myself one!

They come in a bunch of colours and they are great for the spring because they aren't too heavy but they add that little bit off excitement to your outfit!

They are too separate styles and I love them both! Enjoyyyy

Broadcast Yourself- Who knows what talk show you'll end up on?

In blogging class, we watched a video discussing Michael Wesch's view on the effects of YouTube and how it has changed the world.

Living in a small university town, it appears to be a common theme now to want to share something funny you saw on YouTube. Whenever I go over to a friend's house to hang out, they always having something new to show me on YouTube. And about a day later everyone in my class has heard of it.
But what strikes me as interesting is that not only am I watching a chubby man dance to Single Ladies by Beyonce, but so is Tyra Banks who chose to feature him on her show. It becomes interesting to see how popular a silly video can get around the world, that just an ordinary nobody chose to post because they were bored. Granted the guy who filmed this particular video probably did not know that millions of people would soon be logging on to YouTube to view it, or even that he would actually become famous from it.

If you havent seen the video I am talking about you MUST click here.. you'll get a good laugh!

YouTube is truly a remarkable invention for a world of individuals who need someone to voice their opinions, dance in their room by themselves or parody something from the mainstream media. Before the invention of YouTube our world was itching for something like this, and now we have it with no restrictions.

Personally, I have had a few encounters with YouTube. A couple of years ago I attended a Tragically Hip concert and was very lucky to be extremely close to the stage. Therefore I chose to video the songs and I happen to be singing along. I posted them on YouTube for my friends, but I soon learned that it wasn't just exclusive to them. I mean.. I didn't have the best voice in the world so people had enough to say about their thoughts on that. Needless to say I was a little bit offended and embarrassed so I removed the videos. I guess I forgot that I was basically broadcasting my horrible voice to the world, and It was not a pretty sight (or sound).

Lastly, through this blogging class I have truly become to understand the importance of YouTube. Without it, how would I show you a fashion show that I would never have had access to otherwise? When it comes to school, you can ALWAYS find something on YouTube to show to your class in order to get extra marks, and it truly works like a charm!

Having a user-generated community to engage in has helped our society in countless ways, and it will only continue to give us a laugh, a teaching aid, or an outlet for outrage.
So do what the slogan tells you to and "BROADCAST YOURSELF"!

Take a look at the video:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Most Favourite Comfy Clothing

As I sit in Weldon Library (for a change.. and yes at 9:30 at night..) I enjoy studying in my favourite comfy clothing as I find that's the only real way to concentrate..

So... to all of you library lovers (or haters) here is my top 5 list of comfy clothes to lounge around in at home or in the library..

1. Lululemon Pants
-I personally have a pair that aren't as tight as most Lululemon pants.. a big baggier and so comfy to sit around in but not look too messy!

2. American Apparel Sweatshirts

-I believe I have talked about these before... they come in tons of colours and are so comfy just to throw on when you need something to cover up with!

3. American Apparel Tri-Blend shirts

-These shirts are my favourite.. They come in a few different styles and I personally have it in a long sleeve, short sleeve and tank top. It is the most comfortable material you will ever wear! They come in grey, blue, purple, brown and black and I am definitely a fan!

4. Free City Sweats

- I have also name dropped this brand in my blog and I will again because I love them ( I am wearing them right now!) They are sooo comfy and also come in tons of colours and styles.

5. Uggs

During the winter, cozying up in your Ugg boots in the library can make your visit much more enjoyable! They come in tons of styles and colours and actually feel like you are just wearing your slippers!

What is your comfiest article of clothing? Share your thoughts!

Monday, March 2, 2009

UWO Charity Event- OHM Glam Fashion Show

Seeing as this is a blog for the students of Western, it would be a good place to promote for upcoming Western events. Last year and this year I have been participating in a fashion show called OHM which is a student run fashion and dance show aiming to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. The show is on March 20, 2009 and up until then the committee is throwing lots of parties to raise money for a good cause!

This Wednesday night come out to the Barking Frog to raise money and have a good time while doing it!

Here is the link to the Facebook event:

Also, make sure to check out the OHM website as you can see more info on upcoming events, ways to donate to the CCS or sponsor to show!

Although it may be too late to talk to the committee about volunteering or even having your designs in the show, come check it out this year to see what its all about!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Whats the best way to block the sun (or lack there of)?

I must say when I wake up and look out my window to see the weather, if there is sun or not has a large bearing on what I wear, and how happy I am that morning. This morning it was really sunny, which unfortunately gave people the wrong idea about their attire.

But one accessory that is always needed .. SUNGLASSES!

I personally have a hard time with sunglasses, as I always lose them.. so there really is no point of spending tons on a designer pair.. but I found some designer pairs that aren't going to cost me the same as my rent and look just as good!

3 of my favourite brands (which wont put a hole in your pocket) are:

I personally am a huge fan of Ray Ban.. their sunglasses are so hip and in style and really are well priced..
I truly recommend them if you are looking for something new!

They sell them at Sunglass Hut

They are called the Wayfarer and they actually a throwback of an old style seen in the Blues Brothers movie.. and they are definitely a favourite!

They come in tons of colours and a few different styles..

and of course.. the stars love them!

You must get your hands on a pair before the spring comes!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You dont need a boyfriend to wear the 'boyfriend' jeans

Now you might be thinking... I don't have a boyfriend, so how can I wear his jeans? Oh but now you can....figuratively.

The new style which can finally be worn this spring is the 'Boyfriend' jean. They are called this because they are the most comfortable pair of jeans you will ever wear because they are baggy and worked in just like your imaginary boyfriend's.

If you have looked through a recent tabloid or fashion magazine, you have most definitely pictures of all of the celebrities wearing the boyfriend jean.

Now, I have seen a few people wearing them around campus (including myself) but the difference between us and the celebrities is that we whip them out in 10 degree weather and they live in L.A where they can wear them whenever.

The look is to wear them rolled up with a simple T or button up.. but trying not to look too much like your boyfriend in them.

If you are not a fan of wearing jeans all the time (I definitely am not) these are perfect for you because it doesn't even seem like you are wearing jeans!

Where can you find them? I picked up a pair at the Levi's store..

They were $90 which is a bit more than I wanted to spend, but any other pair is designer and will be much much much more.

Also, if you are a good vintage shopper Kensington Market would be a great place to look!
Anyone a fan of this wonderful new fashion style? Has anyone found a great pair?? Share your thoughts!

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Oscars 2009- My Personal Best Dressed List

So as everyone knows, last night was the most important night for anyone who is involved in the movie industry. The Oscars.
Now as much as I enjoy seeing who wins, and the talented dance of Hugh Jackman, my favourite part is the red carpet. This year there were tons of stunning dressed but I have chosen 5 of my favourites to share with you...

1. Angelina Jolie: She wore Elie Saab and looked absolutely stunning in this black simple yet beautiful gown, and of course she had the best arm candy, Brad Pitt!

2. Jessica Biel: She wore a Prada creme coloured gown which I loved!

3. Sarah Jessica Parker: Wearing a Dior Haute Couture silver gown she was definitely easy to spot! She looked amazing,

4. Jennifer Aniston: With her new arm candy John Mayer on her arm, she looked great in a Valentino gown, and I LOVE her hairstyle!

5. Natalie Portman: She really stood out in her beautiful pink Rodarte dress truly lighting up the stage!

Here's a video with red carpet styles for 2009!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hey everyone!
Thought I would tell you guys about a style that has been revived from last spring!!

The Moccasin!

They are my absolute favourite to slip on when we finally get a sunny day and they come in tons of styles. There are slip ons, ankle boots, taller boots...and they are all so comfy!

My favourite place to get them is online from a popular Moccasin brand called Minnetonka.

Check out the website for all the different colours and styles!

I have the ones with the peace signs and I love them!!!

They can also be found in stores like


--Soft Moc

They have also been seen on many of our favourite celebrities!!

Whats your favourite style? If you have a pair, share with us where you got them!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Queen Street, Toronto-- A Great Shopping Spot!

So I have been in Toronto for reading week, and seeing as I'm not going away anywhere exotic, I have been visiting my favourite shopping spots of course. So yesterday I went down to Queen Street as the weather was pretty nice which made it a great day to walk outside! I love going down to Queen Street because it really is so cultural! There are tons of very unique and different stores, but you also have the token mainstream stores. So I thought I would share my favourite spots with you..

  • The new Urban Outfitters store--in addition to their store located at Yonge and Dundas they opened this one and it is great! Lots of great stuff

  • Arton Beads-- if you like to make your own jewelry, then this is a perfect place for you! TONS of beads, and great prices!

  • Get Outside-- Probably my favourite shoe store!! They have 1000 different brands of shoes like Converse, Hunter, Sperry, Sorel.. AND MUCH MORE. I love it here

  • Black Market-- If you like vintage tshirts.. you must stop here! They have tons of different shirts such as vintage band T's.. and they have great deals!

If you need something to do on a nice day.. definitely head down to Queen Street and check out the great stores and restaurants!

Whats your favourite spot on Queen Street?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

How the Little Blue Box Scams Those In Love

I am among that part of the population who isn't particularly a fan of this stupid holiday we called Valentine's Day.

Today I did something somewhat stupid as I walked over to Tiffany & Co. on Bloor Street in Toronto.
If there is one place that a hater of this holiday should not be, it would be this jewelry store. Although I went in to exchange a gift, I was surrounded by happy couples buying Tiffany. Every display had their featured jewelry, every item consisting of a heart, aimed to catch the eye of the husband who forgot it was Valentine's Day until today. One thing that I realized today was how expensive jewelry stores such as Tiffany &Co. thrive off of this stupid hallmark holiday. The fact that a husband or boyfriend knows that just buying a simple necklace with a floating heart (which you can really get anywhere) will buy their significant other's love is a negative reflection on our society.

I mean, I understand buying an extravagant gift such as this for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, but a hallmark holiday? I just don't think its worth the $200, especially when were in a recession.

Now don't get me wrong, If I had all of the money in the world I would buy the whole store, but I just become confused why Valentine's Day has become a reason to buy your loved one a VERY expensive gift.
Share your thoughts! Do you like this holiday??

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Represent your Western Mustangs!

Since this is a blog for students at UWO, it would be extremely appropriate to discuss the different options of Western clothing that we can buy to represent our wonderful school and its sports teams. I personally have yet to purchase myself a piece of Western clothing, but I definitely plan to before I graduate!

Here are some of my favourites:

  1. The standard "Redwood Classics Hooded Sweatshirt" which has the UWO letters on it, a classic university sweatshirt

  2. The Western Mustangs Polo Shirt ( I have been eyeing this one since first year, its just so expensive!)

  3. The "Long Sleeve Western Crest T-shirt"

  4. The new Ladies Tshirts made by American Apparel with the Western Crest

  5. The new Ladies Zip-Up Sweatshirts by American Apparel

Although they are slightly overpriced because they are Western paraphernalia, its worth it! It will last you a lifetime and always remind you of your university experience!

Take a look here for more or visit Mustang Alley in the UCC!!

Whats your favourite piece of Western clothing?