Tag Archives: fashion

note: still a fashion whore

There’s now a Stance store in Bayshore! Stance primarily sells fashion sneakers from big brands: Converse, Puma, Onitsuka Tiger, Adidas, Vans, Etnies, Lacoste, that sort of thing. And those sorts of things are hard to find in Ottawa — the big sports stores don’t carry many slim street shoes, just athletic shoes or big chunky […]

argh (or, this is also why people wear pleated pants)

I suppose I’m kind of known to be a bit more up on fashion than most of my geeky friends, because I have this conversation about once a month, and it just happened again: some guy: I need to buy a suit for $EVENT, but I want to buy something that I can wear next […]

New shoes for me!

Argyle shoes Originally uploaded by mendel. Candice and I walked past Aldo in the Rideau Centre today and these were in the window. I nearly went in to get them but decided that no, I just bought a pair of casual shoes last week, I don’t need more. But then we had some other running […]

New laptop bag (and cheap!)

I have a small confession to make: even though I go on about fashion at times, I’ve been carrying around my laptop in a default laptop case for the last little while. That just wouldn’t do, so I started shopping around for another. I needed something that had a handle on top, and I didn’t […]

Business casual

Lately I’ve been getting frustrated with work clothes. The problem with working in an environment where you can wear a t-shirt and jeans is that it’s easy to wear a t-shirt and jeans. As I find myself ending up in more advisory and decision-making roles I find that doesn’t always cut it, but it’s still […]

These are not the pants you think they are

Someone’s not proofreading. Also, these pants are a pain to iron. (Also annoying: I have to use User Agent Switcher to claim to be IE when I use Firefox in Linux to go to gap.com, otherwise it complains and tells me that on a PC I should use Firefox 1.0 or greater. Nice failure mode.)

Never trust anyone under 30

So as of yesterday I’m in decade number 3. I thought that turning 30 would feel weird, like a loss of freedom or the extra weight of adult responsibility, but while I do sort of feel that I’ve lost an excuse, things feel alright. Much of that is my father’s doing — my parents separated […]

best t-shirt evar

I know I would probably never wear it, but I still want this t-shirt.