Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Speed of Light

Coat: Thrifted
Dress: H&M
Necklace: Gift
Belt: Zara
Boots: Nine West

Days are going by at a crazy speed for me these days, I guess with Christmas right around the corner, work and a serious lack of sleep I have not been feeling myself at all lately and have not even attempted to do blogging as a result. I'm just hanging in there until Christmas break at this point!

Next year it won't be like this..... I hope....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jewelry Boards

I made up a jewelry board the other weekend, my necklaces have just been all over the place lately and the big ones don't hang so well on my jewelry hangers so this board seemed like the perfect solution.

I used a remnant of fabric and covered a canvas I got from the dollar store, stapling it onto the canvas frame.

I grabbed some random buttons to use as the hooks for necklaces, I'm still on my button fetish.

And voila! I now have some space on my vanity and my necklaces are displayed quite prettily on the wall. Truthfully I could probably do a couple more of these with all the jewelry I have, but I have to compete for wall space with the beau and his cases of signed football jerseys!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Vest: Selfmade
Shirt: Thrifted
Corduroy Pants: Joe Fresh
Necklace & Earrings: Spruce Meadows Christmas Market
Booties: Nine West
Watch: Fossil

I do not get to hang out at the playground much these days so I enjoyed goofing around on the swing for these photos. 

Meanwhile, after the crazy cold weather at the mountains yesterday and waiting forever for the guys to catch up with me I got chilled and it has resulted in a cold, ick! Chicken soup and serious rest for me. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Over The Weekend

The beau as always needing to get in on the action!

First time out snowboarding this season and it couldn't have been a better day aside from the crazy cold weather but as a Canadian and a snowboarder I try not to pay much attention and just bundle up accordingly! 
I also got to go see the Mother Mother concert thanks to my little sister Jennifer, it was a lovely early Christmas present and one of the best concerts I've ever been to.

I hope you had as great a weekend as I did!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Classic Plus Leather

Jacket: Suzy Shier
Top: Thrifted
Leather Skirt: Thrifted
Pumps: Nine West
Necklace: Gift
Earrings: F21

Getting out for photos this time of year is increasingly difficult with the shortage of daylight hours, particularly when I'm trying to be discreet about it when at work too so sadly I'm using the back up backdrop of the surroundings of my community which aren't always too great. 

Do you have this problem? If so, what do you do about it?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Too Much Colour?

Jacket: F21
Dress: Selfmade
Tights: Suzy Shier
Boots: Bakers
Watch: Fossil
Necklace & Bracelet: Suzy Shier

I think this outfit is a great example of how much I really do enjoy colour, I would say I'm a "mood" dresser and on this particular day I was thinking "woohoo!" "It's a good day to be alive!" and many other happy and positive things. Know what I mean?

The work continues on my sisters winter coat reline.... Jeepers does she ever give me the fun projects!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Metallic Jeans

Behold my masterpiece! I've wanted metallic jeans for so long, and after searching and never finding a pair within my budget that fit, I took matters into my own hands! 

Happy Monday

Friday, November 30, 2012

Here's a look at my latest project, it's a metallic brocade blazer! I've only had this fabric for maybe a couple months so I'm doing  really good not letting it just get lost in the rest of my stash.

First I pulled out my tailored jacket blocked and then drafted in the collar and lapel that I wanted. 

Here's a shot of the brocade in natural lighting.

Second fitting, 4 inches taken in later when I remembered this jacket block was in fact a "jacket" block not a blazer....

My welt pocket, note to self and anyone out there who wants to stitch with metallic brocade, stitching during the day with the natural lighting is so much better with shiny fabric like this than in the evening with the lights shining on it and making it hard to see what you are doing!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Winter Wonderland

I thought I would share some photos showing just how pretty winter can be sometimes.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fushia Fun

Jacket: Thrifted
Top: Joe Fresh
Jeans: Winners
Necklace: F21 & Walmart
Boots: Town Shoes
Watch: Fossil

I love this jacket, it still surprises me how much I like it given just how pink it is! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dress Remix

Dress: Thrifted
Tights: Winner
Belt: Dynamite
Shoes: Winners

I mixed up this dress by adding brown and black accessories and I must say I like how it turned out, especially with the tassel necklace I tied up in the back so it would sit better for the neckline of this dress. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Look What I Found

 I was looking through my photos when I got back from Vegas thinking I had to be missing some photos but not sure what had happened, then I was going through my iphone and finally found the ones I had been looking for! Silly me!

I had to take a photo in front of this store because as you can see it is a never ending wall of sewing machines! There was another wall at least another 30ft off to the side of here also floor to ceiling with the sewing machines

Brands of machines I've never heard of before and in lots of different languages. I have to admit I didn't even go in the store! 

Better late than never though right?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Metallic Missoni Inspired

Tunic: Thrifted
Vest: Suzy Shier
Leggings: Suzy Shier
Boots: Town Shoes
Necklace: Gift

Did you notice I'm smiling in the first photo? Shocking, but I really like how that photo turned!
This dress is more of a tunic on me, but I really liked the texture and print and decided to give it a go and I'm happy I did.

Last night I had the most fabulous chat with Natasha and I brought up my wondering what I was going to make for my Christmas party frock and we did some brainstorming and now I have the most amazing idea! Thanks Natasha for continuously telling me to rock a crop top because you are prego and wish you could! That's all I'm saying for now, you'll just have to be patient.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fringe + Polka Dots

Fedora: Winners
Dress: Banana Republic
Belt: Zara
DKNY Blazer: Thrifted
Necklace: Suzy Shier
Fringe Booties: Nine West

I found these fringe booties in Vegas and was quite excited, I've been wanting some for a while! Another day of sunshine was also quite welcome, there may be snow on the ground but I still need my vitamin D. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Return Of Sunshine And Good Photos

Top: Banana Republic
Cardigan: Thrifted
Skirt: Winners
Necklace: Sears
Belt: Refind
Tights: Winners
Booties: DSW
Sunnies: Aldo

The sun has come back and it has been lovely! I've had quite a few days when my outfit photos have just not worked at all due to the seriously dismal weather and that gets rather frustrating. 
This is what I wore when I went and saw Calgary Theater's production of Pride and Prejudice, they did such a wonderful job on everything from the choice in actors (Hello Mr. Darcy), costumes, and set design to leave my friend and I delighted. It's got me thinking about season tickets to the theater, something fun and different.

Do you ever go to any plays? What's your favourite?

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Batman Converse

Leather Jacjet: Wilson's Leather
Knitted Vest: Thrifted
Shirt: Suzy Shier
Sequin Skirt: F21
Tights: Winners
Converse: Converse Store

Some friends and I went to The Glenbow exhibit of Fairytales and Magical creature over the weekend, and while you can't really see any snow in this part of town I had been wishing I had layered some sheer tights underneath because it was cold! The exhibit itself was amazing, some of the sculptures that were done were so lifelike it looked as though they would blink at any moment.

How about these Converse? Thanks to my friend Katrina for thinking up the back view shot to really show them off.