Friday, April 30, 2010

To pack, or not to pack...

Cardigan: BCBGeneration
Knit Top: Joe Fresh
Brody Jeans: Gift
Steve Madden Booties: DSW
Earrings: ?
Purse: Gift

I am so glamorous today.... no really.... My mum took this picture after we met for Starbucks to catch up before my trip. It was last minute, and I was not even dressed, nor had I even brushed my teeth or washed my face when we decided to meet up right away.  I'm not even wearing a stitch of makeup in these photo's, I did brush my teeth and wash my face though, in case you were getting concerned! I had been working on the computer all morning and had just gone through the mania of getting tickets for the beau to Bubba the Love Sponge as he was working. It was worth it though, because he kept calling to see that I'd gotten tickets, then his roommate was calling too... I didn't answer the first few times they called, I figured I'd let them sweat about it for a bit. This was also payback for him pulling a similar stunt on me a few weeks ago... Then I figured I'd probably better call him back after the fourth time so he didn't buy more tickets... muahahaha!!!
I have yet to finish my two dresses I want to take on holiday with me, should probably get to it.... I did get a tooth brush case and little bottles for my toiletries so I'm slowingly getting there. I've never been much for packing super advanced, I have been mentally going through my wardrobe to decide what I'm taking, does that count? Unfortunately I need to take an umbrella as its supposed to rain in Rome a couple days next week. I did buy a hop on hop off pass for the bus in Rome and a day trip out to Pisa, and San Guimingo (I'm sure I've spelt that wrong) and to see a couple medieval villages while we're in Florence.
I'm trying to finish a couple projects so I can do a couple posts while I'm away... we'll see how that goes...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rain Day

Military Jacket: Smart Set
Knit top: Joe Fresh
Dress Shorts: F21
Tights: Winners
Boots: The Shoe Company

I tried to post this morning, but the picture uploading thingy wouldn't let me get photo's from the computer, only photo's I had already uploaded or the web. I logged in and out several times with no luck, and yet tonight its fine. Good old technology.
Unfortunately I had to take photo's inside today due to the downpour outside, I was even thinking photo's with an umbrella would be so fun, but then I realized who was going to hold the umbrella on my camera???
I'm still getting the hang of inside photo's, natural light is so much better! And due to the lack of natural light, you really can't see my new hair color. Its a red, although not as red as I wanted it to be so in a couple weeks I'll be up for round two! Yay for no bad roots anymore though... My sister also waxed my eyebrows, so it was a great night.
I did a post last week on oxford shoes I was loving, one of the pairs was from Feet First and I keep forgetting my sister works there, so she sent me a message and I went and triend them on yesterday. They're so much better in person! The last pair in my size had a mark on them though, so they're going to see if they can buff it out and then they're mine! So comfy too.....
I'm at a conference and then an awards ceremony tomorrow, so even though I'll be looking sharp, I'm uncertain as to when a posting will happen. Also, as I don't think I've mentioned before, postings will probably be non-existant from May 1st to May 12th as I am going to Italy!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Flyer day

Jacket: Reitmans
T-shirt: Suzy Shier
Dress Pants: Smart Set
Shoes: The Shoe Company
Scarf: Suzy Shier

Today I worked and also searched for another job.... I want to find an alterations job to continue building my sewing skills. The search is ongoing..... My outfit today is casual what with me always me snagging my shirts on hangers all the time and what not. I'm almost as clumsy as my friend Katrina....
My sister is dying my hair tonight, so hopefully I'll have awesome hair to show on tomorrow's blog. 

Friday, April 23, 2010


Jacket: Suzy Shier
Top: F21
Jeans: Bluenotes
Shoes: The Shoe Company
Ring: Gift

Today was just unpacking and meeting my mum for lunch. She even brought me a little table top for sewing, as I had to leave my big one at my place over the summer. I then went to Ikea and got bright red table legs for it! Fun! Now I'm headed into work last minute so today's post is short and sweet.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Jacket: RW & Co
Knit top: Reitmans
Parasuco Jeans: Smart Set
Steve Madden Flats: DSW
Purse: Gift
Bracelet: Suzy Shier
Necklace: Le Chateau

So amidst all my packing I have lost my tripod. There's really a whole lot of no one around campus right now so I did not get pictures taken yesterday, but luckily I found a classmate today and she was kind enough to take photo's for me. Thanks Sarah!
Today I was in a board of governors meeting all day so I was comfy casual, but wishing I hadn't packed all my dresses because it was very warm and uncorfortable all day!

And thats really all I have to say today....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shoe Lust

Two tone leather Oxford by Feet First

Black Oxford by Spring

I've been wanting a pair of oxfords for quite some time. I even got a heeled version back in October when I was in Vegas, and now these wonderful flat versions are popping up everywhere for ladies and I absolutely must get a pair.... They're gorgeous! (Photo's courtesy of

I went snowbaording today, last time for the season. It was too warm, and I forgot to bring my lighter jacket which was not helpful. I burst out laughing when getting back and realizing that the beau had burnt his face and had a perfect goggle line. He's a bit ginger and burns great. Only to notice later that I too have gotten a bit pink, but not nearly as bad as him! Ha ha!
Now I'm going rollerblading because its a beautiful day and I want to make the most of it!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I Made It!

Tank: Jacob
Recycled sari wrap: Street vendor
Scarf sandals: Spring
Necklace: Hairshow
Bracelet: Ten Thousand Villages
Sunglasses: Jordan's - borrowed to avoid squinty eyes for pictures!

Today I had my history of clothing exam and 5 projects due. It was bloody stressful, but I made it through. I got my business plan back and rocked it with a 93%! Woohoo! Unfortunately I did not get an A overall in this class but I'm coping with that. I did learn a heck of a lot though, and I'm feeling that is much more important to me.

A great way to end the year was finding Jordan outside rocking the hula hoop. She is all about the hula hoop, and getting everyone else into it too. You can see my attempts, I'm a working progress....

This skirt is recycled sari fabric I picked up at a street festival last summer, it came with a thing about all the different ways to wear it, so that will be interesting. I think having such crazy winters makes me appreciate summer all the more when it finally comes, and I'm appreciating...
Off for some more vitamin D....

Friday, April 16, 2010

Last day of classes

Dress: Ricki's
Shoes: The Shoe Company
Purse: Gift
Bangles: Ten Thousand Villages

Today was my last day of classes and I had to do a presentation for my small business class, so I thought I should look extra snappy! Its turned out to be a beautiful day and I've enjoyed every moment in my summery outfit.
Can't believe I've almost made it through my first year... I say almost because I have five projects due Monday. Thank goodness I'm not working Sunday! But I'm still feeling a little stressed about that...
I also love giraffe's in case I've never mentioned it, they're #2. Horses will always be #1. Hence, I love this giraffe print dress.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

More fashion show photos

Here are some more photos from the fashion show. These are from the day of, hours before the show even started. Everyone is getting their hair and make up done. Its quite fantastic!
You can see the neat feather pieces the models wore in their hair and the lace masks which went with our Masquerade theme.
Hoping to get photo's of the actual show to post at some point!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Cardigan: Winners
Dress: Zara
Tights: Winners
Steve Madden Flats: DSW
Necklaces: Garage sale & Le Chateau
Ring: Suzy Shier

It is windy outside. Really. This morning when I opened my front door, if it hadn't been for my foot being in the way, the door would of smashed right into my face! Lucky face, poor shoe.....
I handed in my business plan today, I'm quite proud of it. It's a viable business option for me in the futureand thats very exciting. However, in my haste I forgot to put in a table of contents, and couldn't get my financials to balance. I'm not an accountant. I did in fact state that in my business plan, saying I would hire one.....
I'm working on final projects tonight, a men's dress shirt for the beau, and an amazingly cool military jacket for pattern drafting. I can't wait for them to be finished so I can post!
Aren't these photo's so fun today? I took them with the tripod while waiting for my dinner to heat up. I forgot to move the furniture behind me though, isn't it just hideous?!?
My dad says this is a shoe fetish website.... quite funny, whats your opinion?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

$5 Dress

Jacket: Bebe
Dress: Liquidation World $5!!!
Knit top: Joe Fresh
Tights: Winners
Boots: DSW
Purse: Gift

This is my $5.00 dress I got at Liquidation world last week. Its awesome. I didn't even try it on, I figured for this much I could risk it, plus I was totally needing to haul butt to work. A great find though...
Today has been an odd day, it started as icy fog, then it got nice out and the snow melted, and now theres another storm coming in.....
Its my last week of classes! Where did this year go? I have so many projects that are due, I'm trying not to lose my wits! Very stressed, as well as my business plan is due tomorrow and it is worth 40% of my grade. I think its a great business plan, but as much as I really like this teacher, he's tough! Thats good though, it makes me try really, really hard.....But, I really dislike doing financials, a lot.


These are my friend Molly's new welly's. They're great! She got them at Walmart because she had a field trip to a farm today. I'd really like a pair of fun welly's, I've been thinking of getting some for a while.....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dress Rehearsal

Decor set up at the Fine Arts Centre Friday night before rehearsal\

Fellow 1st year Hailey with her head set worked the dressing room and ketp in touch with Meagan and I by the runways entrances helping organize the models.

Models backstage before our dress rehearsal

My friend Jordan at dress rehearsal showing off her moose camo skirt and crazy headpiece.
She's such a poser...

The guys rocking out the costume students menswear projects.

My Co-chair Stage Director Meagan. We got hide behind the curtains with cool little headsets bossing the models around and send them on stage. It was a lot of fun to be behind the scenes, and I'm thankful my sister agreed to model so I could do this. I think I will do this position again next year.
The fashion show was a lot of work, and a lot of stress, but it was totally worth it. It went really well, we had a full house, and I actually can't wait to do this again next year.

Stay tuned for behind the scenes shots the day of!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jacket: Costa Blanca
Knit top: Zellers
Jeans: Costa Blanca
Shoes: Spring
Bracelet: Suzy Shier
Necklaces: Le Chateau
Purse: Gift

This morning was a beautiful day.... I'm really glad I took these photo's before lunch though, as the weather has gotten steadily worse since then. Right now the ground is covered with snow, as it keeps snowinga long with severe winds. I had seriously good timing today as I had to run home after class and get some fabric washed before coming back to school for a meeting. In that time the weather switched but I was able to change accordingly! Yay!
Tonight we did our document pick up for the trip to Italy!!!! It hasn't seemed real until now, but its starting to... I'm swamped with home work and have not really given much time to thinking about it, I just need to survive the next week and a half! Don't get me wrong, I may rant a bit about how crazy school gets and all the homework I have, but everyday I wake up thankful to be here and know that I am much happier here working hard than stuck in a dead end job!
It was exciting to break out the summer shoes though... even if only for part of the day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Cardigan: Winners
Dress: Bedo
Tights: Winners
Boots: Spring
Necklace: Le Chateau
Bracelet: Suzy Shier

I could not contain my excitement today when coming across these flowers! They're gorgeous and a sure sign spring is on the way.. in fact, already here..... I have no idea what they are called, but I'm sure my mum will send me a message as soon as she sees this to tell me!
I forgot to mention on yesterdays blog that my jeans busted in the butt by the pocket while working on my nightmare project and so I had to go home and change..... That was just not the time for that, but then again when is it??? But I looked around while walking back from my wardrobe issue I noticed all the green grass which definitely perked me up a lot!!!!
It was also nice to take a few minutes and go outside and enjoy the sunshine, it livens me up for my next two hours class for sure....
I think its time to break out the summer shoes......