Friday, June 29, 2012

The Return Of Summer

Rusty wanted to be in the photos too!

Dress: New To You
Necklace: Thrifted
Sandals: Winners
Bangles: Thrifted & Ten Thousand Villages

The sun has finally decided to come back for more than a mere couple hours, so I finally had a chance to wear this dress.

Have a great long weekend to all the Canucks!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Not So Mellow

Top: Thrifted
Yellow Skinnies: Stitches
Wedges: Spring
Bracelets: Dollarama

These crazy jeans are from my silly dress up outfit when I bartended with a friend of mine a while back. I decided unless I was going to wear these jeans I had to chuck them, so here I am wearing them. This was actually a nice way to welcome back the sun since it's apparently going to stay for a while this time around. Here's hoping....

This reminds me that I never actually shared the outfit photos from bartending and I really should because they are hilarious!

I'm also hoping this is me getting things back in control and not so crazy so I can come back and be a lot more social in blog land, so if you've left a comment and I haven't responded, please have patience with me, things are a work in progress right now.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Cardigan: Joe Fresh
Top: Roberto Cavalli Outlet
Skirt: Thrifted
Wedges: Nine West
Necklace: Gift
Bracelet: ?

It's been raining buckets here which has really limited my ability to get outfit photos, I found this photo from last week. Yes, one single photo and then my camera died. I didn't get to take anymore as my Dad had just arrived in town and I felt he was more important than outfit photos!

Stay tuned for my cropped top sewing project, thanks Natasha for reminding me!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

To The Max

Lace Jacket: Thrifted
Maxi Dress: My Creation
Glass Ring: Gift
Shoes: Winners
Earrings: Gift from Natasha

I'm starting my weekend early this week, and finishing it off with paint balling Sunday so hopefully I'll get some shots of the damage!

Side note:

My friend Natasha has decided to make little girl/toddler clothing and is looking for some input regarding what people would be looking for and recommendations on a few things so please head over to her blog and check out her post.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

No Dreary Here

Joe Fresh Jacket: Gift from Natasha
Dress: Zara
Leggings: Suzy Shier
Shoes: The Shoe Company
Bracelet: Gift
Rings: F21

I kept cracking up when the beau was taking these photos because my sister had just come by and was telling me to roar at the camera like a lioness or something... Maybe you had to be there!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Dress: Joe Fresh
Necklaces: Sears & Festival Vendor
Bracelets: Ten Thousand Villages
Sandals: Winners
Headband: Ardene

Well all the rain we've been getting has made everything delightfully green as you can see!

Maybe I went overboard with accessories? Oh well.....

Monday, June 18, 2012

Casual Friday

This is me borrowing from my beau's closet again

I've always really liked this shirt!

Shirt: Beau's closet
Jeans: Hand me down from Katrina
Hat: Walk About Hats
Bracelets: Ten Thousand Villages & Suzy Shier
Loafer pumps: Nine West

Now by the time by beau got home I had tied this shirt so it was a belly shirt since it was such a lovely evening Friday. He said I could wear this shirt like that anytime! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Another Year Older, Not Wiser Apparently!

Dress: My own design!
Heels: Spring
Earrings: Gift from Natasha

So I celebrated my birthday this past Wednesday, and this is what I wore out for the dinner. 
I say not wiser because I was apparently not smart enough to put on a nude bra. Go me. Also because I took these picture at the end of the night after gorging myself and drinking a lot of wine. One day I will learn....

It's been quite a birthday week, as apparent by my lack of blogging I've been out and about with friends having all kinds of fun!

Not to be cheesy and getting all sentimental, hardly something I'm big on but my birthday has reminded me of how very lucky I am, and how many wonderful friends I have!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Playing Around

Jacket: Thrifted
Top: Reitmans
Leather Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: Winners
Shoes: The Shoe Company
Bracelet: Suzy Shier
Earrings: Le Chateau
Ring: F21

These sparkly tights are just the thing for me on a dreary day like the many we've been having lately, then in the evening out pops the sun! It was lovely, I put shorts on for a whole hour I think....

On top of that, since I had forgotten my camera and ended up taking photos in a truly uninteresting place like the road I decided to play around on Pixlr and add some fun effects instead!

I forgot to mention yesterday that I saw Snow White and the Huntsman on the weekend, I thought Charlize Theron was fabulously bad ass and all the lovely long hair in the movie made me briefly think about having my long hair back! I guess if this is really this first time I've missed it and it's been 11 months I'm doing good, plus I've loved the serious change so I can't say chopping all that hair off wasn't worth it. But now I just might need to be eating more flax and etc to grow my hair back. Hmm.... What a plan....

Monday, June 11, 2012

Thrifty Finds

I thrifted these dresses a week ago but due to the seriously brutal weather have not had a chance to wear them, so I'm sharing them because I'm getting quite impatient to show them off!

This printed dress has an interesting thing going on with the hankerchief hem becuase the points are stitched up to the side seam.

I'm happy to say that I think this hem looks better when on an actual person or maybe that was me only paying half attention when I tried it one over top of my clothes. I was pulling a lazy girls clothes trying on move....

This is a very pretty Zara dress I remembered seeing I think last summer but not justifying spending whatever they were asking, I think $60-$70 (If it's possible this may be the one downside to sewing, justifying spending money on clothes when you could easily make them). I didn't notice the slit height on this dress (why in the world would you put a slit on a short dress at center front and center back?), so I need to stitch that up.

I am happy to say that I only spent $20 on both these dresses and I'm sure I'll get lots of use out of them this summer.

Happy Monday!

I am very happy to say that I got my drafting table all set up this weekend, so I'm one step closer to having my sewing room reno done.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Not A Drab Day

Pants: Self made
Top: Le Chateau
Cardigan: Joe Fresh
Earrings: Gift
Heels: Winners
Bangles: Ten Thousand Villages

Yay we had some sun! Seriously what a dull week we have had with all this rain and clouds! Happily my garden has survived the torrential rain and hail so all is well.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Close Call

Dress: Self made
Trench Coat: Bebe
Tights: Winners
Shoes: Aldo
Necklace: Suzy Shier
Bracelets: Thrifted & Dollarama

I had actually put on a new dress I had thrifted over the weekend and then noticed the slits and how inappropriately high they were on me and then threw on this dress with a couple of accessories before rushing out the door! Thankfully theres enough fabric to just carry the seam down to the hem getting rid of the slits altogether, lucky!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Not Completely Tribal

My heels kept sinking into the ground....

Here's a better close up of this fabulous necklace I found at a garage sale.

Blouse: Gift from Natasha
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Winners
Necklaces: Garage Sale, Gift, & Le Chateau

I decided to go with a more relaxed lady like chic for this tribal skirt midi, it was a perfect outfit to start my week. I think in the future I could definitely have fun paying it with some chunky heels and some kind of fringe vest. Oh the possibilities!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Oh To Be Green

Green Dress: Gift
Necklace: Refind
Sandals: Nine West

Oh this glorious green dress.... It's such a treasure in my wardrobe but most especially when I wear it!

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Great Find

Loving this new dress I found at a consignment store.

The blue bracelet is actually a necklace that I squeezed on because it doesn't 
have a clasp and then didn't think I would be able to get off! It was touch and go...

Cardigan: Joe Fresh
French Connection Dress: New To You
Wedges: Spring
Bracelets: Dollarama & Gift
Headband: F21

I was trying to show off all the pretty blossoms on my street for these outfit photos but it just doesn't seem to come through on the photos!  This dress was new with tags at the consignment store, I also got two other amazing dresses that I can't wait to wear. 
I'm hoping to actually be productive and get work done on and in my sewing room! My community garden plot has just proved far to exciting and distracting these past couple weeks.

Have a great weekend!