So as you can probably tell, I’m really into colour this season! After the darkness of winter, it just feels so refreshing to be alive in bright colours. I love this new coat I just picked up from Joe Fresh. It comes in royal blue, white, and black as well but the best part is it’s only $29!!!!!!! The orange underneath the collar is brilliant nod to the brand without being obnoxious while playing off the colour blocking trend.
The oxford shirt is also from Joe Fresh and I’m tempted to go back and get the other colours since they’re only $19!!!! I seriously love Joe Fresh but I really wish their pant sizes ran smaller since the smallest size is often too big or loose on me. The colour of the shirt plays really well against the pants as a light palette ensemble.
Coat and button up from Joe Fresh, belt and pants from H&M, peep-toe sling backs from Aldo, purse from Club Monaco
Yesterday I had one of those days where I thoroughly enjoyed my lectures (except one of them which is completely expendable). I think if I was set for life, I’d leisurely spend another four years in school taking more humanities courses like philosophy, religion, and political science. Unfortunately, that is never going to happen but my main point is that there’s always more to learn and that education is extremely satisfying and thoroughly enjoyable. This concludes my PSA on staying in school.
What a beautiful weekend in Vancouver! It was SUPER bright when we took these photos so I’m awful squinty which means I should really get some more sunglasses…. Regardless, I thought I’d go for a change in silhouette with some wide leg pants that bought quite awhile ago but haven’t worn.
The next two weeks are going to be my super fun weeks with finals and term papers coming up but I’ll do my best to not get too behind with the blog. I absolutely love the pink collar of this button up. I ordered it online and it was one size fits all so I was a little weary but I’m totally in love! The print and the sheerness are so light and almost vintage looking.
Printed top from romwe, pants from H&M, shoes from asos, clutch is Aldo.
I mentioned before that I’m growing out my hair but you can clearly see that I need a trim… which I won’t be getting. Here comes ugly hair! I said it yesterday in the Sunday Songs post but if you haven’t, I urge you all to go see The Hunger Games!! “Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favour.” God, it’s still reverberating in my mind. Hope you all had a great weekend!!
To clear the drifts of spring
Of our forebear’s excrements
And bury the subconscious archives
Under unaffected flowers
Our person is a covered entrance to infinity
Choked with the tatters of tradition
Goddesses and Young Gods
Caress the sanctity of Adolescence
In the shaft of the sun.
– Mina Loy
So the above two photos pretty much have nothing to do with the poem except that they were taken during the summer by my boyfriend on his film SLR… and that has to do with the poem because of um the implications of the past and the sunniness of the photos. Yeah, I know. It’s a bit of a stretch but they’re good photos nonetheless.
Mina Loy was an early 20th century writer, recently canonized with the Modernists. She was heavily influenced by the Futurists in Italy until she realized that basically they were chauvinistic assholes. However, the influences are quite evident in the poem. Basically, the past of history, the past of ourselves prevents what truly is and truly could be. It laments the inability to simply erase the past with the new birth of spring, to cover tradition under ‘unaffected flowers’. As many of the Modernists write, the past never stays in the past. It is as present as this very word you’re reading. The last part of the poem is a celebration of youth, not for it’s physical beauty but for it’s newness, the lack of a past and it’s consequences.
I just caught The Hunger Games last night and Oh. My. God. A book to movie has NEVER been so satisfying!!!!!!!!!! I really can’t recommend the trilogy and the movie enough. Having read the books, the movie does it justice and is far more satisfying than the Harry Potter movies ever were compared to the books. I highly recommend both the books and the movies. If you have a daughter, I’d urge you to indulge and discuss The Hunger Games. There aren’t enough strong female protagonists and Katniss Everdeen is a rarity for young girls to look up to. Otherwise, I’m just going to keep preaching about the gospels of Tina Fey’s Bossypants.