Friday, February 20, 2015

Fly Friday: Vintage Flair

All photos by Grace at My Spare Oom


Top: Waco Clothesline
Jeans: Forever 21
Sunshine Flats: ModCloth
Frames: Bonlook

Hello there and Happy Friday!

I am my mother's daughter in the sense that I am always on the lookout for a good deal. I recently had the pleasure of going to Waco Clothesline, a retail shop that funds Mission Waco programs, with my Visual Merchandising class. We were not supposed to be shopping, but I just couldn't help myself when I saw this darling top for just $2. I ended up walking away with 3 different tops, but this is by far my favourite score of the day. 

What sets this retail store apart from others is that all the funds go back into my community, which I think is truly marvelous. New donations are always welcomed, and of course new shoppers are too! If you have a few minutes make sure to stop by! 

In case you didn't pick up on it from the photos, I GOT NEW GLASSES. I normally do not wear my glasses in photos, but if you know me personally then you know they basically live on my face. I've always been a huge fan of Warby Parker frames and I am still absolutely in love with mine two years later, but it was time to mix things up a bit. After seeing so many of my favourite bloggers like Keiko Lynn and Rebecca of The Clothes Horse rocking Bonlook's frames I knew I had to give them a try. I'm very pleased with this company and the quality of their frames. I've gotten positive feedback, but also some very negative feedback from people. Regardless, I love them and that all that matters. If you are on the market for some rad new frames then definitely give Bonlook a try! 

That's all for today folks. Until next time. 

Stay Golden,


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Strikes My Fancy #28

Hello there and welcome to this week's Strikes My Fancy post! As always good music and lots of other things that I find to be funny await!

1. Sam Smith- Safe With Me

I've been on a Sam Smith kick lately, along with everyone else in the world. Anyways, I think this is probably one of my favourite songs that he has done. Enjoy! 

2. Probably my favourite SNK thing ever. 

3. Fandom pick-up lines. Don't mind if I do.

4. Tea for two and two for tea. 

5. By far my favourite character in Firefly

6.  Smaug's Daily Affirmations. 

7. Some of these made me snort I was laughing so much. You're welcome. 

8. This print is simply adorable. 

9. More funny tumblr things. This time its about history because history jokes are gold.

10. Yeah pretty much. Dean Winchester is life. 

That is all for today! Thanks so much for popping by to see what caught my eye this week.
Until next time.

Stay Golden,


Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Style

All photos by Jessica J. 

My baby harmonica necklace actually plays and it is the best.

Top: Grae Apparel
Jeans/Booties: Forever 21
Slip-ons: Old Navy
Necklace/Bracelet: Jewelmint

Hello there and happy Monday! I trust that everyone had a smashing Valentine's Day, I know I did. Jessica and I spent the weekend in San Antonio for some quality girl time with good food, piano bars, friends, and family. I was able to see my father and his girl friend, which is always a joy, and I met up with my dear friend Josh for an awesome lunch/icecream at the Historic Pearl Brewery. Later on Jessica and I discovered the joys of Local Coffee and then treated ourselves to a marvelous dinner + some wine at Maggiano's Little Italy. Needless to say, it was a perfect weekend and I wish it hadn't ended. 

Onto the outfit! Lately I've been gravitating towards soft, flowy tops and black skinnies. I enjoy the versatility that such pieces present. By simply changing the sneakers out for booties I am able to take a casual-day outfit and turn it into one that is a little more refined and suited for the evening. Simplistic + effortless outfits are my absolute favourite. 

That is all for today folks! See y'all later. 

Stay Golden,


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Strikes My Fancy #27

Hello and welcome to this week's Strikes My Fancy post! Tolkien and one of my most favourite songs await.

1. The Fratellis- Whistle for the Choir
I'm fairly certain that I will forever love this song. Scratch that. I'm fairly certain that I will forever love this band. All of their music is gold and if you've never had the pleasure of listening to them I would highly suggest you go change that at your earliest convenience. Enjoy. 

2. Story of my life as of late. 

3. I forgot how glorious this website was. Check it out if you need a good laugh.

4. My main man. 

5. Praise be to Left Shark. Sorry, these are just too good to pass up. 

6. 'Just My Cup of Tea' Mug.

7. Classiest Star Wars themed wedding ever. 

8. Just makes my heart happy.

9. Galentine's Day. 

10. Mhmmm. 

I've been writing this post for quite some time now... Always coming back to it each Tuesday and trying to add things, but always finding myself so incredibly unmotivated that I never actually hit publish. These posts are some of my favourites to write because I get to share things that I fancy with all of you, and because they don't require too much effort on my part. I don't know what was up with my inability to write these posts the past couple of weeks, but here's to breaking the Strikes My Fancy hiatus; even if it is a day late. 

Thank you all so much for tuning in and I will see you on Friday!

Stay Golden,


Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday Style

Top/Jeans: Forever 21
Cardigan/Shoes: Old Navy
Necklace: Grae Apparel

Sometimes Friday happens on Monday... I promise it is a thing. Anyways, sorry for not getting around to posting this past Friday. I had an incredibly busy weekend and things just sort of got away from me, but I am back!

Lately I have been all about keeping things comfy and easy-going. I've been living in my black skinnies and black sneakers. Seriously you guys, people are probably starting to think I only have one pair of jeans/shoes. It's not my fault they go with nearly everything. For once I actually decided to add a small dose of colour to my outfit with a soft pink top and a tiny green necklace. 

Texas teased us with some beautifully sunny days and that naturally inclined me to add some colour back to  my outfits. However, its back to being cold so I'm donning all black today. Just like every other day. Woo. 

Anywho, that is all for today! I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Monday!

Stay Golden,