the fashion ramblings of a 21-year-old wonderlust king

Category: Rants & Ramblings


  • This post from Emily called “Here we see a blogger in her natural habitat,” is all so true. Worth a lol.
  • This one is hyper-local, but did you know the Toronto Burlesque Festival is this weekend?! Also, if you aren’t in TO, it’s streaming! If you are in TO, you should check out Burlesque U; I’m so temped to take a class!

  • If you haven’t heard the first two songs released by Stars from their upcoming album, The North, get on it. They’re both so different and both so incredible. In fact, they’re on repeat right now.
  • Wise words from Brian Moloko of Placebo. These fit nicely with that Rabbit White article I posted a while back.
  • The One Year Wardrobe Project by J.D.Roth is a great idea for weeding out the neglected clothing in your closet and getting rid of it once and for all! He also gives great tips for why you shouldn’t feel guilty about it.
  • The movie I can’t wait to see? Excision.

Pauline wishes that reconnecting with her mother was as easy as picking scabs. Or that fixing her sisters lung disorder was as simple as dissecting road kill. Maybe the other girls at school would be nicer to her if they knew she fantasized about performing surgery on them…

     Need I say more?



15 shirts for under $200.
PLNDR, the sample sale version of Karmaloop, rocks.
I spent a while stalking their sales and waiting for the perfect combination of t-shirts to become available before making my purchase. However, I just received the package and my cart is full again. I can’t believe the amazing haul I made for such a bargain. These were all shirts I’ve wanted for a while but couldn’t afford and, of course, they’re all men’s tees. No I’m not being paid or asked to endorse them, I’m just really happy with my order.
If you’d like an invite to PLNDR click here!

Break Out Your Mood Rings – The 90s Are Back

Maybe nobody will be wearing overly-baggy jeans and wallet chains just yet, but for the last few seasons, 1990’s-inspired fashion has slowly crept back onto the scene.

It was first visible with Chanel’s notorious “clogs” Spring 2010 runway show which glorified the Clueless-esque clogs and floral print. But now, 90’s style is even more prevalent in today’s outfit choices:

Oh my crushed velvet! I blame the club kids. Fanny packs, grunge color pallets, “mom jeans”, light denim, combat boots, unatural hair dye, crop tops and 90s band tees are all making their way back into our closets.

Would you dare to flaunt these throwback platforms? Moonspoon Saloon makes the most incredible 90’s-esque stompers.

Confession: I’m dying to bring back the 90’s baseball cap trend. What about you?

Link Love #1

Have you heard of Fab? It’s like Gilt groupe for hip and modern gifts and accessories! Join through my personal invite link:


Tired of or grossed out by plain old taxidermy? Try these interesting geometric mounts from Bend Seating.

Love the Kills? Love photobombing? Love alcoholic babies? (not too sure about that last one) Anyway, if you answered “yes” to any of the above, check out Photobombing Jamie Hince for a some laughs.

If you’re not the “real tree” type, or just live in too small of an abode to accomidate a Christmas tree, check out this DIY Duct Tape Tree from Love Aesthetics.

You know Tavi, right? The Style Rookie, the child-wonder of the fashion blogosphere who we’d all hate if she wasn’t so darn infectious and humble. Well, she started her own website just for teen girls called Rookie. Honestly, if I had the entrepreneurial spirit now that Tavi had at age 12, I’d be set.

In my almost daily routine of browsing creepy art online I stumbled upon Travis Louie and became an instant fan. This is the art that will be hanging in my future home. You can also purchase his book here.

The Elusive Three

For my entire fashion-crazy lifetime I’ve only ever fallen in love once, maybe twice, okay, three times with a pair of incredible shoes. They are as follows:

Chloe F/W 2007 “Doc” Boots.
In blood red please and thank you.

DSquared2 F/W 2010 Thigh-High Spine Heel Boots.
Because, who doesn’t want a full thigh of leather with a vertebrae heel?

Ann Demeulemeester F/W 2008 Triple-Lace Boots with Talon Heels.
You’re looking at perfection right here.