Monday, May 31, 2010

036. (Giveaway Winners)

Hi everyone, just making an entry to announce the winners of my 1st giveaway!

A refresher of the items are here.

For the Bracelet:



The winner is Curvy Girl Chic aka Allison! She is lucky winner 17! Allison, your item will be a little later shipped because I have to get my mom to make one. If you would like an exact replica of the one above just tell me otherwise if you have any specifications do not hesitate to ask!

For the Bag:



The winner is Sharleen from Tulled! She's lucky winner 3! Your item will be shipped this Wednesday along with my other parcels.

I used randomizer.org to generate my numbers. The numbers were based on the entries and comments as specified in the original post.

Thank you all for participating! I'll be hosting another giveaway very soon. This time it'll be a bit different, though. Would you guys mind thrifted items as a suitable giveaway item? Or I can get a brand new one. Let me know through comments!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

035. (Stupid rain)



Dress China | Necklace Aldo | Leggings Majora (Ailes de la Mode) | Shoes Thrifted | Umbrella Boyfriends.

The rain is just absolutely horrid today. It's a thunderstorm outside and it's pouring all over. Everyone's Facebook statuses are something to do about the rain. Some of my friends basements had flooded over as well! Oh my god. I'm so worried about my room in our condo! It's in the basement and I'm so scared because there's so many valuable electronics (like our Ps3!) ... I'm not at home and I'm at my dads for the weekend.



By the way, the umbrella broke. RIP, umbrella. Oh well. It was ugly anyway and it belonged to my boyfriend... ha ha. My hair got absolutely ruined. Sigh. You know the wind is gusting so hard even a fattie like me gets blown over by the wind...







Nevertheless I ventured out with boyfriend for some dinner. Guess what I had tonight? Ha ha. Yup, guess by the photographs. I'm still stuffed like no tomorrow. I actually want to go take a nap but I won't.



I ♥ my boyfriend. He's so silly.

PS: I'm drawing early for my giveaway ... I'll be drawing on Monday. PLEASE, if you want to enter go do it now! It's a draw for either a custom made bracelet or F21 purse.

I'll be holding another one soon, so.. :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

034. (Painting)



Dress Evans | Shoes Spring, gifted from bf. | Belt Thrifted | Watch Borrowed from mom.



My dress looks an awful like a splatter painting, doesn't it? That's why I fell in love with it. Jen from Bigsuit Blog was selling this on Livejournal sales posts and I knew I had to nab it not only for the great price but I just loved it! It looks way better in person, too! By the way... it's longer than it looks, I'm just holding it up. I wore a half-slip (kind of like a mini skirt?) to cover my bottom. It goes a bit above my knee... and yes, I'm that short.





Decided to go simple and not overdo it with accessories. I'm not a huge accessories fan anyway. The loud print already would go too much with accessories. I paired it with the usual woven belt and my gladiator sandals.

On another note, despite feeling not 100% my boyfriend's managed to take me to the movies for 3 days in a row now. On Monday we watched Robin Hood, which was... eh, I fell asleep. I watched Shrek yesterday which was better than what I thought and tonight I'm seeing the advance screening of Prince of Persia!

I've also decided to steal this little tag/meme thing from Buttons, Bows and Brogues.



What shoe size are you?
I'm a size 6-7 UK. (Approx. 8 - 9 US/CAD sizing?) I'm usually a consistent 8.5 though.

Where do you work?
I work at my University but I hope to work at a bakery.

Favourite piece of clothing you own?
My white dresses. :) And all the clothes my bf buys me.

Your favourite blog?
I don't have a favourite but I can tell you the ones I love to read on a daily basis: Curvy Girl Chic, Big Suit, YFF, Fatshionable... and others such as Saks in the City, Musings of a Fatshionista.. there's too many!

Do you have any pets?
I've got two adorable dogs named Kobi and Mindi. I love them more than anything.

How many siblings do you have?
One brother.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Montreal, QC or NYC... if money weren't an issue.

What were you doing before this?
Playing Fire Emblem.. ha ha.. ha. /geek

Your favourite food?
Sushi hands down.

Do you have a middle name?
Secret.

Your favourite websites?
Twitter, Livejournal, Blogs... eBay.

Who do you tag?
Everyone who wants to do this!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

033. (Red Lips)



Went out for a job interview despite not feeling very well. (Sinuses, ugh.. and fever?) But I managed to take meds and I'm good to go! I was at my dads the whole weekend and I didn't pack any clothes that was OOTD worthy there anyway.









Top ASOS Main Range | Skirt CarmaKoma | Shoes, Belt and Clutch Thrifted | Ring Costa Blanca

I contest that the best outfits for my eyes are the ones done in panic and a rush. I grabbed the nearest top and skirt and worked from there.



My hair is actually naturally wavy, as seen here and I just tied it up in a messy bun. While I was in my mothers accessory room I tried on some of her red lipstick and I felt really... pretty in it, haha!







I accessorized with simple accessories, red shoes and such and so forth! The red shoes, btw, are the most comfortable wedges I have ever OWNED. It was really hard to capture a picture because of the wind and the shadows. Oh, what will I do once the winter months roll in? Hm.



Shortly after though when lunch rolled in I rubbed off the lipstick as it was staining my food. Haha! I'm actually going to make an entry about it on my food blog but here's some teaser pictures.

Monday, May 24, 2010

032. (ASOS wishlist)

In the midst of summer I find myself really bored. After work I just sit at home and do what? Alright, chores... I should do them but we all have our lazy moments, haha. So I sit at home on the computer or playing video games. Well, this is one of these things I do in my really (unwanted) free time. I gawk and torture myself on online shopping sites and covet stuff, want stuff that I can't have right now. :p

Here's some of my picks from ASOS curve range.



I love leggings for the winter, and those lace leggings are perfect for showing off some skin even in the winter time. Sadly in the summer, I feel leggings are too stuffy and hot for the extreme summers we get here in Winnipeg. I remedy this by wearing shorts, skirts and dresses almost all the time! I feel bad that my pants don't get as much love. I've really been skeptical of boyfriend jeans but since Sakina of Saks in the City was wearing a set of boyfriend jeans and looked FAB I want a pair of my own.
I've also been wanting a pair of jeggings from the ASOS range forever, and there they are. When I do my ASOS haul this summer I am def. getting myself a pair!








These clothes here are perfect for the summer, or if you want to pull off the tights-under-shorts thing, you could do that too for the colder months. I've wanted a nice coloured Maxi dress forever, and this one fits the bill. I'm only apprehensive because I am kind of short and I don't want to drown in a maxi dress. :(



These are all the other stuff I want from ASOS! I want a light blue dress shirt like that (no luck in Men's dept... they're all too baggy for me on the bust, sucks.) and the perfect blazers to dress cool and casually. Also, a tankini swimsuit from ASOS! I need a good and cheap one and there it is. From local store here it's like $50 (lol) for just the TOP of a tankini, wtf? Alright then.

All items can be found on ASOS.com

031. (Absentee)


















This weekend was all about flea markets, movies and just strolling around going in the middle of nowhere. I checked out a bakery that I'm interested in working for and I'm going to stop by tomorrow for an interview. Hopefully I'll get the job! Isn't it beautiful?! I also discovered an Indian Bakery near a flea market we went to... I don't have pictures (today) but they had SO much sweets it was overwhelming. It sucks when you're lost in translation and you don't know anything that's there. I think I had a soan papdi which is like an Indian Fudge. It's crumbly and flaky and so good. My picky boyfriend even liked it!

Sorry for being MIA recently, guys. I'm kind of busy... or rather, I've been going out a lot. :( I haven't had the time or energy to take pictures of my outfits. Regular posting will resume this week, I promise! I'm also cleaning out my closet and going to sell more stuff. (I've got some Vintage dresses I want to sell!) I might just open up an Etsy account instead of keeping a blogshop? I will continue to sell on Fatshionista on Livejournal via CurvyXChange if you want to buy clothes there. I'll link if you guys want.

Also, Giveaway! Anyone with an OpenID and a blogger account can comment. I disabled anonymous posting for now, sorry guys. :(

I've opened up a formspring account too. If you guys have any questions Ask me anything!

Have a good day!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

030. (Black & White)



Shirt ASOS Curve | Shorts Cotton Ginny | Necklace F21 | Bracelet Gift from aunt | Shoes Wet Seal

Details



I got my order from ASOS today! Well, one of them. This one is my CURVE shirt that everyone and their mom is wearing. It really does feel like butter on! It's really soft and slouchy and the perfect length. My slouchy white shirt I have is piling up and the material has gotten course so this is absolutely perfect and versatile.

The weather's been hot here (+30 C!!) so shorts and shirt is appropriate. I wore this to get pizza with my boyfriend hahaha. I wore something different to work.

I expect my weekend to be at the lake! Hahaha. Queen Victoria day weekend this week!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

029. (Just another day...)

Today it's really hot and I wasn't actually feeling well this morning. I got rest and then my friend asked me to go out with me and my boyfriend, of course we said yes. I felt better anyway. So we picked him up and drove around our city for about 45 minutes until we ended up on the other side of town and we spotted Maxime Restaurant. On the outside it looked like a dinky dive but once you enter it looks like the inside of the Titanic ship! It's elegant and beautiful. Of course, I don't know that and I wore a super casual outfit today. A non-dress day when I feel lazy and don't want to put effort at all.



Cardigan and Shirt American Apparel | Pants H&M | Shoes Spring | Bag From Orlando

It was a super comfy outfit, though! I thought we were going to go walk around and see a movie but my friend was way too tired so I ended up just eating out. This restaurant was new and reasonably priced and I have eaten the best liver and onions EVER. It wasn't an overcooked mess and it didn't taste like liver at all. I'm a liver lover (j'm le pâté) and this was no exception. Best meal in a while that isn't pho or sushi!



See? Delicious.

If you haven't already, enter my Giveaway! You just need an OpenID (Tumblr, Twitter, Livejournal, Xanga...) to comment. I think people are confused but what I mean about "pick the one you like best" is if I pick your name you will have first pick? I guess. I will be drawing two names and it'd make it a lot easier for me if say, if I draw one person first and they really wanted the bracelet before the bag they'd get it and vice versa. Everyone has an equal chance at both items, your name just needs to be drawn by the random generator!

Monday, May 17, 2010

028. (Peplum)

The weather's just been absolutely gorgeous. I wanted to wear a dress I haven't worn in a while. So I dug in my closet and found this beauty. I bought this off Dorothy Perkins last year when the peplum dress trend was still in full force. I love anything floral so I got it. It's a comfy dress with a bodycon fit--what more can I ask for?!



Dress Dorothy Perkins | Cardigan Thrifted | Knee-high Socks H&M | Boots Thrifted | Necklace Aldo


By the way, I notice those darn loops on the dress (to hang them) are sticking out. Urgh. That bothers me lots. Oh well.




I was feeling particularly daring and put on some knee-highs I bought from H&M last summer. I decided to take risks. I took the boots I bought last week from the charity shop and decided to wear them. I think this outfit is a bit out of my zone, but it's still me. I like it, despite the fact I look kind of  "shortened" due to the socks.





I went thrifting today, too! I found a pair of brown loafers for $5 (score!) and a top for $1. It was Value Village's 50% off day and I took full advantage of it.

Oh, by the way. I'm having a giveaway for a purse and custom made bracelet. Check it out!

Click here for the giveaway!

027. (1st Giveaway!)

First of all, I'm thankful for all the comments and readers I've gotten on this blog! I know not everyone follows Google, but I've gotten around 60 followers... which is way more than I have anticipated.

I've decided to host a small little giveaway. There will be two winners as there's two items up for grabs!




First item is this quilted bag (or is it woven?) from Forever 21. It's brand new, I've never used it and I bought it out of impulse. I don't want to be a hoarder and keep it in my closet forever (I've had my eye on the Lauren Conrad bag anyway on ASOS) so I want one of my readers to have it! It's a shoulder bag, unfortunately not a cross-body bag ... I'm more of a huge/giant bag girl, so this definitely needs to go to someone else!




Second item is a bracelet like this. You may want it this style or another colour of beads (there's brown, black, pearl coloured, etc...) and my mom can make these custom made. She's opening a small little business selling jewelry and this is one of the things I LOVE that she makes. This one is mine, but the winner will get a custom made one.


Rules

- If you want to enter, please comment on this post with your e-mail address.
- You MUST be a follower of this blog. A follower of Google Follower. However, if you do not have Google follower you may seek below on some additional entries.
- For those who do use additional entry means (no Google reader/follower) then you may just use openID to comment on this post. I believe OpenID has Tumblr, Livejournal, Wordpress support.
- Tell me in this post which one you would like to win more; the bag or the bracelet.
- If you follow via Twitter/Facebook, you still must post to this post, otherwise I cannot keep track. Tweets on my twitter for the giveaway are not accepted.

For additional entries

+ Become a Fan of Bonjour Gazel! on Facebook ... Please leave your Facebook name you have become a fan of on Facebook for one additional entry to the giveaway.

+ Become a follower on Twitter. Leave your username on Twitter to get one additional entry.

+ Post about this Giveaway on your blog!

The giveaway will end within a month, Good luck to all! Thank you so much for supporting my blog!

In case anyones wondering, this is 100% sponsored by my own pockets.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

026. (Feeling Gothique)

This outfit makes me feel like a Goth. Haha, my friend meanly put it, "You're disgracing the Goths attire." (Because he simply likes to insult me). My boyfriend even agrees it's not me. Sometimes I have to traverse my comfort zone and try new things! I mean, if I didn't try new things I'd probably still be that teenager who liked those logo t-shirts and hated thrift shopping. (Referring to my post below.)



Top Thrifted, George | Skirt Carmakoma | Belt Reitmans | Tights Addition-Elle | Bangles My mommy! | Shoes Wet Seal | Bag My mommy, but Guess.





Details:






I got this magnificent skirt from Gabi from YFF. I was going to buy it off CarmaKoma myself but she offered to me that she was going to eventually sell it on her Raid YFF bigcartel shop. So I asked her instead of putting it on her shop she should just sell it to me, which she did. I'm very pleased with the purchase, I love it and I will plan to wear it with more things! I am in love with this skirt, have been since I saw it on Gabi.



This top I got from a thrift haul a month ago. It's so beautiful, the detailing! The flutter-design sleeves! Absolutely gorgeous. It's also black, which I admit that I very much do lack in my own wardrobe.



Also, excuse me for the tear on my tights, I just noticed it today. Probably because I snagged it while I was on the bus. These tights are actually great quality, comfy and not see-through. I rarely buy anything from Addition-Elle (because the prices are ridiculous for my college-girl budget) but the tights are definitely something to invest in! I think they're only $9 but they last me a long, long time.
Oh, and excuse the dog fur too. Having a dog that sheds takes a lot on you. Especially when you're like me and I'm allergic to my dog. Not only does it cling onto my clothes but it makes me itchy. Oh well, Mindi is worth all my suffering. It's not so bad.