Hello Confetti Club! It's your sporadically-active written-format Pixie here
I thought it might be fun to do weekly, photo-central blog posts of straight up, day to day blogness, which is something I have never done! All of my social media has been largely based around fashion, lifestyle, magical girls, or events, and I rarely stop to just share my day with you. Since I'm an obsessive perfectionist and this is something new I'm trying, I thought I'd pop it on here in written-form instead of doing day-to-day videos on my main channel where I get way more traffic and might regret it if it sucks :~)
So lets dive right on in to baby's first real life blog!
Since I've graduated from highschool and entered /the real world/, my life has consisted of surprisingly stress free and happy days. I've decided to work full time instead of jumping right in to post secondary and exploring the world of fashion design on my own before I get a formal education. I've been working at the best jobs ever; a cute bubbly alternative fashion boutique Papercakes Pretty, a wonderfully funky candy store Freak Lunchbox, and of course the absolute dream job of my youtube channel, Pixielocks, under Disney's Maker Studios. I unfortunately had to leave Papercakes Pretty for Freak, simply as an hours and availability thing. But the owner and I are great friends and she's the most wonderful witch mama!
Freak has been less busy lately since the summer's ended, so I'm working a teeny bit less but it's still enough for me to save for Tokyo and keep afloat :^)
One of the most weirdly exciting things I did this week was I bought myself my very first work desk! I'm madly trying to prepare my room to be mega tip top shape for the much awaited room tour video, so I took myself out on a lil solo date to the happiest place on earth- Homesense.
I planned to get a couple of things for my room; another fluffy pink rug, some frames, and mostly organization stuff for my sewing space. But this adorable bubblegum pink shiny shiny desk caught my eye and my heart. At 110$ it was meant to be. I texted my mom, I texted my significant other. I awkwardly went through the store trying to find things that looked like things I already had so I could imagine what it would look like in my room.
This may seem silly, but it felt really good to purchase a practical furniture item by myself with my own money and put it in my own car's trunk, drive home, and set it up on my own. As someone who used to not be able to go into a store alone at all because of ridiculously high anxiety, it was nice to realize how far I've come. Bitch bought a desk.
LOOK AT MY PRETTY BABY.
I went to the mall to get organizational stuff for my sewing area (which is what I was actually looking for when I bought the desk, oops), and found this lonely watermelon in the parking lot. Rest in peace.
Also we're getting an H&M and I am more excited than I have been in a long time. Our mall has been so sad and empty and lame for literally forever and FINALLY we're getting some stores that might bring it back to life. We had Target as our big box store in the mall, but that lasted 2 years until all the Target Canadas got chopped. I am going to be one of those people and wait in line 2 hours before they open on opening day. I might vlog it. I might be too ashamed. Who knows.
I've been back at the piano lately playing simply for fun. Piano has always been the thing I've been best at and I really enjoy it, even if I'm just playing for myself and no one else hears but the cats. I've been learning "It's Over, Isn't It" from the show Steven Universe (which rocks) and Neko came to help me do a duet. Thanks bud.
Okay Project Runway is my favourite show and season 15 just started and I don't know what else to say except that Tim Gunn is my fashion dad and that I HOPE NATHALIA OR DEXTER WIN
Project Runway is really important to me because although fashion is everywhere in our culture, we very very rarely see the process of the actual design and construction. It's all about how people wear it and coordinate it- but it's important to see the actual human being behind the sewing machine and the drafting table. It makes me feel like I can actually do this whole fashion design thing and I've surprisingly learned a lot about construction and fabric and that sort of thing just watching PR. Thank you Mood.
Also we got these cute rainbow candies and I'm dying.
I took this panorama of the store before we opened the other morning! Not the best quality but I love my lil freaky candy dimension :^)
There's this really cute furniture store on the way from Freak to the parkade I usually park in, but they close at 5 so I often can't stop in when I'm off work. This week I had a shift that ended at 4:30, so I took a peek in at all the adorable things!
This hand knitted unicorn's name is Confetti. I love her. I want her. But she is 70$. Which makes sense, and is fair, but... this bitch needs to pay for parking.
In another episode of Jillian Tries To Get Room Tour Ready, I wandered around Micheals and picked up this CUTE AS HECK fringe party background (which took over an hour and a lot of sweat to put up, but there she is). It was only like 25$ and it is the perfect thing for my wallpaper wall I was getting sort of bored with but didn't want to put in the effort to re-wallpaper it :^) I can't wait to use it for a video background! I hope the hot pink isn't too dark, I might replace it with some mint blue but I'd have to do some engineering to make the fringe myself lol.
I love you all endlessly and I hope you're having a wonderful week!