Monday, July 6, 2015

Birthday Wishlist

Helloooo! It's summer, and typically when I think summer, the first thing on my mind is my birthday, which is coming real soon (6th August, one month from today!!)! If you know me, you know that I love making a big deal about my birthday and love being the centre of attention (actor's curse). This year is particularly special, because it's my 21st birthday, which is apparently a big deal here in the U.S. Although I am not really one for alcohol, it will be nice to be able to get into bars, events. etc. with age restrictions.

One part I love about my birthday is creating a dream birthday wishlist in my head. Obviously, I do not expect any (especially not all) of these items listed to be given to me on my birthday, nor do I think gifts are entirely necessary to enjoy one's birthday--wishlists are just fun to create! This also works as a gift guide to give an idea to those who may want to get me a little something. Mostly, I am looking forward to spending my birthday with close friends and having a good time (as well as dressing up!).   

Let's move on to the actual items (my "must-have's" are highlighted

ROSE GOLD//

I'm absolutely obsessed with rose gold. I have been for a couple of years now and it hasn't managed to go away quite yet (sorry, purse!). Here are a few rose gold things I have been eyeing for quite some time and, in an ideal world, would love to get my hands on.

AMERICAN APPAREL//
American Apparel is one of my favourite brands, and every summer I get back into wearing their clothes. AA is my favourite stop for basics, but because they are a bit on the pricey side, they make for a good wishlist! Lately, I've been very into buying black from the brand.

BEAUTY//

This year and this summer especially I've been getting more into beauty--whether repairing my newly damaged hair, styling my hair on a more regular basis, improving makeup skills, or taking better care of my skin. Because of this, I've been slowly building up my beauty collection to better quality products. These are just a few that I've been eyeing lately.
That's about it! Anyone else's birthday coming up? What's on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments! Or let me know if you like anything on my wishlist!
Stay sweet 
Sarah


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Barbary Coast



Hello, everyone! How's your summer going? I am simply loving being in my home of San Francisco for summer for the first time in my three years of university. Probably the best part about being in San Francisco is being able to still wear coats--much like this vintage one my grandmother gave me--even in July! I've also had the great privilege of seeing tonnes of shows (some starring my close friends) and dressing up for the occasion. This has given me the opportunity to learn how to dress up my wardrobe as well as learn cute, easy hairstyles for special occasions.


Speaking of hair, as you can see, I am blonde now! Probably just a temporary look, but so far I have been quite fulfilling the prophecy of sporting this new colour, and having a lot of fun. What do you think?? It will probably just be temporary, but I feel it suits me better than I had expected it would. 


Hope you are all enjoying your summer! I am thinking about making a thrifting haul video... let me know in the comments if that's something you'd like to see!

Stay sweet  
Sarah

P.S. Sorry for the delay in this post! I've just had my mobile phone stolen from me, which had several outfit photos I had been meaning to write posts about, but never had the chance! :-( Bummer. 

dress: thrifted (originally forever 21) | coat: vintage from my grandmother | heels: thrifted | handbag: vintage | brooch & rings: vintage

*Photos by the best roomie ever--Jessie

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cherry Bomb


I'm back! Sorry about my absence...yet again! The end of my Junior year at university was incredibly hectic, and just as things are starting to calm down, there's only a week left until summer school begins! My hard work has been really paying off, however, as I passed my last semester with straight A's (hooray!!!)! Even more exciting, I now officially have a permanent home in San Francisco! No more dorm life for me! It's been a rough road house hunting, but my roommate, Jessie, and I finally found our dream home that's absolutely perfect for us (maybe even a little too big) with a great deal of help, and I can't wait to share it with all of you once it's set up! 

While all this craziness has been taking up most of my mind space, I found some time in-between to take photos of outfits I've worn and loved to share with all of you. This means there will be a few outdated looks (and by outdated, I mean that I am blonde now!) 


This little red look (and watching a lot of Mad Men) really sparked my more mature fashion awakening. Oddly, this means I've noticed that I have more of an interest dressing the way that I liked to when I was 15, which was entirely '50s-'60s inspired housewife type looks. This has also inspired the décor for my bedroom in my house, which I can't wait to share with you! Probably the biggest change for me is that I've been wearing heels more often than ever. This may not be the most convenient style of dress for living in hilly San Francisco, but it definitely gives me a confidence boost! Despite it being summertime, a vintage-inspired faux-fur coat in San Francisco is always a must.


In an effort to simply and re-brand myself, I will be selling some clothes I no longer want for discounted prices (including pieces that have been featured on the blog!) on a collaborative page alongside my roommate, Jessie. Once it's completed, I will definitely be sharing it with you all to check out, so be on the lookout for that!

Stay sweet 
Sarah

dress: vintage | belt: secondhand faux fur coat: forever 21 | handbag: vintage | heart earrings: vintage | shoes: old | pins: handmade ("Cherry Cola" by Rachael, "Nate" by me)

New from eShakti (plus a FREE $35 coupon!)

As most of you already know (due to a previous post), I am in love with the brand eShakti. Even better than the clothing that they provide is the underlying message that goes along with it--there is no such thing as the right size or shape, and if you love a piece of clothing you deserve to feel good in it! Well, I was super excited to find out that eShakti has new lines in stock perfect for summertime, and even is including new customisable pieces such as pants (something I definitely need to better incorporate into my wardrobe), jumpsuits, rompers, and more!

Along with these new additions, eShakti has also launched its revamped website, allowing for an easier navigation and shopping experience. The new categories are conveniently listed at the top, so completing your outfit is no sweat.

If you're not already convinced eShakti is your one stop shopping destination, then check out a few of my favourite pieces they have up for sale right now!



  1. Brooklyn Dress ($59.95) - I'm obsessed with this retro silhouette and unique colour, definitely a must for my wardrobe. And the best part? It has pockets! A match made in heaven.
  2. Floral Crochet Lace Crop Top ($32.95 *sale*!) - Is this not the most darling top you've ever seen? Classic, clean lines but with my favourite addition--lace! This top is from eShakti's latest Contemporary line, which now is 40% off everything!.
  3. Stripe Print Crepe Jogger Pant ($38.95 *sale*!) - This is something very different than what I normally go for, and that's what I love about it! I love the look of tapered ankle-length trousers, and these look so comfortable and cute, perfect for summer in San Francisco, where it's not always bright and sunny.
  4. Check Print Two-Buckle Belt Dress ($99.95) - This was the real showstopper dress for me. I'm in love with the shape and neckline, and the print is to die for. Who doesn't love a dress with a free belt anyway?
  5. Sash Tie Flowy Crepe Shorts ($59.95) - This is my way of cheating the shorts look. I love how with your legs together these could totally pass as a cute mini skirt, with the comfort and security of being shorts. And they're just feminine enough to add a bit of personality to any outfit.
ssed with eShakti like I am, then I have even more exciting news that's sure to get your attention. Drumroll please... For the next two weeks (ending 21st June 2015), you can use the coupon code THEPETITEPIXIE35 for a free $35 coupon toward your next purchase! That's like getting that crochet crop top I've shown above for FREE! This is an opportunity you must not miss out on. What better way to start your eShakti collection or update your wardrobe for summer than with a coupon?

Have a happy summer and of course,
Stay sweet ♡  
Sarah


P.S. Special thanks to eShakti for sharing this generous coupon with you all! And happy shopping, everyone!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pinker Than Shepherd's Delight



Hello, again, internet! Long time no chat, no? I wish I had a better excuse than "I've been busy", but being a full-time student and throwing myself into my work completely has left little room for keeping up with the blog, and for that, I sincerely apologise. I almost feel like an entirely different person since my last true outfit post in January...look how much longer my hair is alone! I can definitely say that this is the busiest I've probably ever been in my life, mostly due to the fact that I'm currently in a musical! Yes, my school is doing a production of Hair that opens this coming Thursday! If anyone is in the San Francisco Bay Area and loves musicals, click on the link to see when to come and see the show! We've been working very hard and are extremely proud of our performances and would love all the support we can get!


Alright, enough with the shameless self-plug and onto the fashion talk. Lately, I've been feeling sort of bored with my wardrobe, despite it being quite extensive. Part of me wants to get rid of everything and start fresh and live more simply, but the other part of me loves being the girl with all the clothes. What I've been trying to do lately is take old pieces that I have and try and style them in ways I wouldn't think of before. The moment I laid eyes on this 1950s print top from Forever 21 years back, I knew I needed it in my wardrobe. However, every time I came across it, I couldn't picture any other way to style it aside from being paired with my black disco pants from American Apparel. Refusing to let it go to waste, I've reconsidered the styling possibilities and was very pleased with the results. Long story short, I'm enjoying creating new looks with old pieces. This summer I'll be selling clothes that I no longer need or want in an online store, so be on the lookout for that soon!


So far, 2015 has been very kind for me. I've been feeling much happier, healthier, and motivated. I also find myself braver than I was before, pushing myself to go out of my comfort zone as well as make right choices no matter how difficult they it be. It's been a long road for me to reach an overall feeling of "content" in my life, but I am finally starting to see improvements and I couldn't be more excited for what the future holds. I also can't wait to share my experiences with you.



I hope everyone is having a lovely spring. Take time this week to go outside and breathe in the fresh air! Let me know in the comments what your favourite part of spring is, or your go-to spring look.

Stay sweet ♡ 
Sarah

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top: forever 21 | dress: worn as a skirt; h&m vienna (hand dyed, originally mint) | heels: ross | handbag: betsey johnson (gift from my sisters) | sunnies: ray-ban | lip colour: revlon colourburst lip butter in "sorbet" | nails: zoya in "kiki"

Photos by Ryan (ily)


Thursday, February 26, 2015

On Taking Time

Hello there! It's been a little while, hasn't it? I often find myself quite overwhelmed when I come back home to San Francisco what with classes every day, the musical in the works, and spending time with friends. I've found I've barely had a moment to myself to reflect and really take care of myself, both emotionally and physically. This has been apparent through many things--my appearance, the state of my bedroom (seriously, take time to clean your room at least once a week, it will really clear your mind), my eating and sleeping habits, etc.

It is now week 5 of school, the semester is ⅓ of the way through, and it is just now hitting me how important and okay it is to take time for yourself. While going on adventures every day and having someone to spend the day with seems ideal and being alone can seem terrifying, taking a step back to breathe and focus only on yourself and your needs can be incredibly rewarding. It hit me that I've been stuck, not entirely sure for how long. I've been putting my health, career, and personal hobbies (such as this blog) on the back burner to avoid "missing out", when, in reality, I am missing out on prime time for personal growth, understanding, and reflection by jumping at every opportunity to refrain from being alone.


I don't regret a single thing that I've done up until this point. In 2015 up to this point I have found love and a best friend, done things that would normally leave me incredibly anxious, seen more of my beautiful city (seriously look at those photos), learnt that missing something or someone doesn't mean that you have to hold on, etc. I've accepted the fact that while I've enjoyed myself up until this point, it is okay to explore a completely different way of living to see what I can truly become. The only way I know how to describe this metaphorically is through a book. While one chapter may be lovely and you have no idea what the next chapter may hold or how it will shift the story, you still want to keep reading.


You may be wondering why I am writing all of this. Perhaps it is to reassure myself that what I am doing is completely acceptable. Maybe one of you reading this is going through a point in your life where you also feel stuck and afraid to take a plunge because of how it might affect others. If that's the case, just know that sometimes in life (especially in your young life), it is okay to be selfish and look after only your best interest. In my opinion, the ability to do that while still having compassion for others is very noble. I hope I am on that right course.

My advice to all of you reading is to remember to take time for yourself, even if it's just a day where you stay in your room doing what you love, listening to your favourite music (what I'm doing today). Don't completely cut yourself off of those who make you happy, however, because sometimes "me time" can mean letting someone you love know how much they mean to you. Whatever you do, remember only you are the most important person in your life, and that you deserve to be taken care of every once in a while.

Stay sweet ♡
Sarah

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Old School


Hello there! I'm kicking off 2015 with a fresh new haircut (not exactly what I wanted, but just Anna Karina enough for me to deal with) and a fresh new outlook on fashion. I'm definitely hoping to pull more inspiration from anywhere I can with each outfit. My lifelong interest in the 1960s is definitely where my personal style began to take form, so I decided to pay homage to that (as well as celebrate one of my favourite thrift finds of the year so far) by wearing an outfit inspired by 1960s schoolgirls--a favourite look of mine.


I do often wonder at what age the "schoolgirl" look becomes inappropriate. I'm currently 20 and well out of my "schoolgirl" days but I feel like I could still pull this off. Perhaps the problem isn't what the cut-off age is but rather the fact that I am even thinking about the dos and don'ts of a certain look. I say if you love a look, wear it proudly despite your age or size. Maybe that's a cliché but it's a good one. I think I'm just rambling now.


I hope your New Year has started off splendidly! I look forward to sharing mine with you.

Stay sweet ♡
Sarah


top: secondhand | skirt: thrifted | socks: gift | flats: banana republic | record: vintage | camera: vintage

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