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A nod, a glance, a half-hearted bow

I've been wearing this Asos bomber jacket with my laundry-shrunk American Apparel hoodie for the past two weeks on repeat with no intention of ever taking it off. And ever since I received these leather-ish shorts from Romwe, how could I not wear them together?! But now that it's dipped below 0ºC in good ol' Edmonton, I've been yearning for a turtleneck and more sweaters. It's not even -30ºC yet and I'm contemplating bringing out  le winter jacket.

Oh, and I happen to be leaving to Las Vegas tomorrow for my mom's 50th birthday. If I don't cough out my lungs before then, I'll be surprised. And one last thing. Happy Halloween! I've spent mine studying. How was yours?

lifetime collective tuque, tank from nasty gal, bomber jacket from asos, american apparel hoodie, leather-ish shorts c/o romwe

Sheinside favourites

Winter has arrived at our doorsteps and taking photos is becoming more and more, well, burdening. I'm also just really lazy. One last thing, I've taken up watching really, really cheesy anime in order to make up for the fact that I no longer have any more episodes of Freaks and Geeks to watch (not that it really fills the void). I swear Netflix will be the end of me. I've never watched this much TV before, except for Saturday Morning cartoons (not that I watch those anymore...).

For the mean time, check out these picks from Sheinside that I wouldn't mind having join my closet. 

Sleep good and hold tight

I've come down with some sort of illness, which isn't too strange since I'm somehow always sick, but now all I want to do is snuggle in ten million blankets and watching Freaks and Geeks and pretend that James Franco is my boyfriend. I have no idea why I hadn't seen it before, because it is one of the greatest things to come from 1999, apart from The Matrix. Also, doesn't Lindsay Weir look like Ellen Page?! It's kind of freaky.

Also, if you haven't checked out Vanessa Mooney as worn by many bloggers, such as Madeline Pendleton of Jean Greige and my favourite Toronto-based gals, Bianca and Dani of Kastor & Pollux, prepare to be awe-struck. They're the bomb. Also, never spill concentrate sulfuric acid on you. Anywhere. I've got myself a nice hole in my leggings and burn on my leg thanks to my carelessness. Point of this story. Don't take labs. Just kidding, learning is fun.

cross necklace c/o vanessa mooney, sunglasses c/o the quiet riot, leopard-print kimono c/o romwe, leopard-print tank from nasty gal, jeffrey campbell litas via solestruck, boot harnesses via etsy, diy floral head wreath

Frank & Oak

I've had a hard time finding dress shirts that have both quality and a cheap price tag. However, my sister showed me this online store, Frank & Oak, which has both of these aspects. Their store only sells mens dress clothing, from dress shirts to ties, at ridiculously good looking prices. Dress shirts are $45, ties are $30, chinos for $50, and a whole lot of other great deals.

Their website also has a blog with great tips on how to dress like a manly man. For all of the men or girls with boyfriends, I highly recommend checking this website out.

Check out their website by clicking the picture!




Pumpkin Carving

Currently wanting to bury myself into a pit and never see the light of day again. Anyway, I recently started watching Freaks and Geeks and my love for James Franco has been reignited. Also, if you couldn't tell, school is freaking killing me and I really have no time to do anything other than dream of the day I will no longer have to read about what happened 13,000 years ago in the Arctic.

This past weekend, some friends and I gathered to revive our Halloween spirit and relieve pent up stress by de-gutting and carving some pumpkins (something I hadn't done for a decade or so). If you recognize what I'm carving, thumbs up. Thanks to Gillian and for snapping some photos. All-Star by Smash Mouth just came on and my motivation to study (or lack thereof) has been renewed.

Jennie's freaky finger cookies. 

He got a soul as sweet as blood red jam

Okay, so maybe reading only a few pages of North American Prehistory is more unbearable than I had thought. So now I am currently looking for something other to do than, well... that. 

Also, my beloved computer that I've been doing all my editing on and what not is currently in limbo. Until it decides to wake up and love me again, I don't think I'll be as productive as I was before. My apologies. 

jeffrey campbell litas, boot harness from etsy, oak + fort white tee, plaid hoodie c/o 2020AVE


Also, here are more shopping opportunities if you are anywhere just as bored as I am.

Instagram livin'

Instagram photos because there's no better way to share what I've been doing than with pictures of nothing. Is anybody else dying from a surreal amount of homework? 

Speaking of homework, I should be writing up my lab report and studying for a midterm. I guess it's time to return to my former recluse status and read an egregiously boring textbook. On the plus side, I'll be kind of back to posting some time soon, hopefully. Who am I kidding, a wave of I-want-to-do-nothing has hit me and I'll probably spend my so-called free time sleeping. What has come of me?!

Also, you can follow me on Instagram @alyyyssalauu or here.


Thank God tomorrow's Friday

Sorry that I'm the worst blogger on the face of the earth right now. I'll get my shit together, I promise. But for now, I'm just going to splay a bunch of photos from Tumblr and pretend that it worth a week of not doing anything. This chronic fatigue really isn't getting me anywhere.

Also, I had a mid-week realization that being a blonde asian would be cool. It didn't last long after the google images. I also really like cute animals. All photos from Tumblr