Showing posts from October, 2015

Inspiration: The True Cost

As someone who shops almost exclusively at fast fashion stores like H&M, Gap and Zara, the documentary The True Cost has really affected me since watching it. We all know by now the horror stories of garment manufacturing. Who can forget the collapse of the factory in Bangladesh in 2013? I will admit, however, that there is a certain detachment to all of it, living in North America where bargains are always foremost in the mind of many consumers like me.:(

That's why films like The True Cost need to be seen. (You can now watch this on Netflix.)

It's hard to see this without feeling guilty....
And in conjunction with this film, I also highly recommend the book Overdressed by E. Cline.
A very worthwhile read that deals with the same issues that True Cost does.

Does this mean I will never shop again? To be honest, this post is self-serving. I figured that by sharing this on my blog, I will be held accountable and finally stick to my resolution of buying less  and taking care …

Thar she blows!

We get some days around here where you just feel like you're in a hair commercial without the need for the wind blower....

Happy Monday, everyone:)

High fashun?

I may be the worst blogger when it comes to outfit posts. I pretty much live in shirts and jeans especially the past few years, and I also don't buy a lot of clothes/accessories (relatively speaking) so everything is always on repeat.

So why is there "Fashion Lover" in my blog name, you ask? Well, I do love clothes not just for their obvious utilitarian purpose but also as a representation of a designer's artistic abilities. I may not live in the world of Vogue with a budget for high-end clothes and such, but I can still appreciate them for their beauty... while wearing my beloved shirt and jeans....:)

What does "fashion" mean to you?

Made in Canada

The top is another piece I just sewed. If the fabric looks familiar, it's because you've seen it here:)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, and have an awesome Monday! It's Federal Election Day for us Canadians. See you at the polls, my fellow Canucks:)

Obsession #37

Guys, I've been obsessing over this image since I saw it. It's from a sewing pattern.

Although this is not normally my style, I'm really digging the look, especially the one with the boots. Hence, my new obsession over leather biker boots.

My #1 pick: these ones from Timberland.

Second choice: these ones from Roots.

Third is also from Timberland.

What's your current obsession?


I sewed more outfits...mwahaha!

The pattern for the little one's dress is this one, and my dress is the Megan pattern from the book Love At First Stitch.

 She wanted a dress with pockets.

Happy Monday, and Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians:)

Because loungewear counts

Let's talk about the awesomeness of this fabric... shall we?

I sewed the pyjama bottoms (pattern from here) and the shorts (pattern here). Both easy to make:)

One great thing about being able to make your own clothes is that you can pretty much make whatever you want, no matter how silly it is....bwahaha!

Fashion District Trip

My in-laws took the kiddos for a few hours on Saturday, so I dragged my husband for some yarn and fabric shopping  downtown at the garment district, coz that's how I roll....
Most of the stores have the stocks laid out floor-to-ceiling  and tightly packed...very cool but also a bit overwhelming.

How was your weekend, guys?

Stuck together (and stuff)

Guys, I think I may have created a monster with my daughter. She feels like she has to be in every picture I take, so as soon as she sees me with the camera, off she goes with me. She doesn't necessarily want to pose all the time, but she just wants to be in the shot...sigh....

Crafting-wise, I just had my first sewing lesson a couple of days ago with a great lady who is not only knowledgeable but also very patient. :D
Guys, Juki machines are just amazeballz!

I can't wait for the next one:) The great thing is that I can just book an appointment at her shop when I have the time, so it's not a rigid schedule (which is what I need).

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Aimee of Capturing Life Memoirs for nominating me for the Sisterhood Of The World Blogger Award. She's such a sweetie, and I always love seeing her outfits:) Here are the questions she asked for those she nominated:

1. What or who made you started blogging? Can't even remember...I remember just …