Wednesday, September 12, 2012

long black tank top - 3f fashions 
gold silk dress shirt - vintage 
shoes - mom's closet 
jewellery - ardene, swarovski, charlotte russe, aldo 

this post is actually so overdue considering that i shot this outfit a week ago , but since then school has essentially swallowed me up whole . 
so when i did get some free time i usually spent it indulging in sleep and curling up in a ball while whispering to myself, 'it's okay, it's okay. it's all going to be okay, it'll be over very very soon'. which it won't because university applications aren't for another several months which means until then i will be a complex ticking bomb built of nerves and bad feelings and moodyness . PROBABLY. 

also, returning to school means returning to uniform so it's not like i was motivated to do a post every other day for an outfit i did not actually wear . 
anyways, this is one of my favorite safe outfits (i feel like i say that about all my safe outfits?) but i find it's better for more formal outings, like dates and such. i love going to neutral colors for safe outfits . 

near the beginning of school i was kinda sad for a few days and i don't usually turn to shopping therapy (i'm not an impulse buyer kind of person) but i took a trip to pmall and i got all lured in by cheap stuff and feeling upset . 
i know summer's coming to an end, but i ended up picking up this dress and these shoes. in total i only spent $25 CAD so it felt worth it even though i probably won't really reap these benefits till 10 months from now. 

anyways , i really wanted to say thanks to all the new and old followers for following & sticking with me through my ramblings and whatnot . and thank you for all the lovely comments, especially regarding my illustrations (they make me happy (': ) 
i've been kind of busy lately so i haven't replied to any comments or visited many blogs but i will do that once i settle into school a bit . 

hope you're all having a great week ! 
love lydia lemieux 

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

silk floral kimono - banana republic (thrifted) 
black bustier top - thrifted 
brown button-up skirt - forever 21 
oxfords - locale 
jewellery - american eagle, aldo, swarovski 

summer's come to an end and i'm back to school now, which means... i don't really know what it means. 
it's my last of highschool and i really don't know what to expect, but i know this year will be filled with hard work, inspiration and lots of discovery . and hopefully lots of blogging as well . 
also, although i have mixed feelings about returning to school (and normal life), i'm rather excited for fall fashion because i get to layer (and swallow myself up in big baggy sweaters). i'm going to be going thrifting with my blogging pal joyce this weekend and i'm hoping to find some nice cheap stuff for the upcoming season . :) 

a quick and slightly messy illustration, there's a couple of things that make me iffy about it but i wanted to get this post up by tonight . if there's one thing that fashion illustration is helping me with , is efficiency . and hopefully consistency , i really want to keep this up . 

and since somebody asked in the comments before (but i can't find this comment anymore, sorry!) i used adobe photoshop to draw and color my illustrations (though if you don't have that i recommend open canvas which i find even better, but it doesn't run on macs) . :) 

hope you're all having a end to summer and beginning to school ! 
love lydia lemieux 


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