Thursday, August 30, 2012

Feeling Fall




Jacket: Smart Set
Blouse: Thrifted
Skirt: Anthropologie
Necklaces: Both gifts
Calvin Klein Heels: Town Shoes


I'm very excited for fall fashion, as shown here by my outfit. I'm loving Nicole Miller's fall looks and some other designers I can't remember the names of as I type this that have done military inspired looks, which brought out the military styled jacket and shoes you see here. 

Is there any fall fashions that have caught your eye yet?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Grave Gala Plans


I love this short version!

All the trims on this garment have inspired me

A fabulous headpiece may just be in order

A lace collar would be gorgeous!

Of course if I have a short dress, the shoes better be amazing

I want this mask! I saw this and I envisioned greens, golds, and browns and knew I had to do this.

I'm wondering if the beau will be game for such a costume....

Again, short dress needs amazing shoes

I have some Halloween costume ideas at long last! Now for some this may seem early, however for me August is at least 8 months behind schedule. 



Friday, August 24, 2012

Confession




Jacket: Gap
Top: Joe Fresh
Skirt: Thrifted
Necklaces: Walmart & Gift from Natasha
Shoes: Nine West
Bracelets: F21 & Thrifted


I have a confession to make, maybe more like a bit of an explanation for my lack of blogging... I'm on a cleanse ie. Self induced torture. I went to a Naturopath regarding some health concerns and phase one is a cleanse for a whole month! As in no gluten, no dairy, no beef or pork, no corn as in no popcorn! 

Now I've never been one for any kind of restraint when it comes to the food I eat, I'm not bragging, merely explaining why the heck this is proving so traumatic to me! Ridiculously enough, I think one of the first ingredient labels I ever really paid attention to was for my cat's food! I swear I'm not a crazy cat lady. Yet. It's amazing how long grocery shopping takes when you have to read the labels on everything! I'm almost two thirds done now and thankfully my withdrawal symptoms have pretty much gone, I'm wondering if this is on a much smaller scale what addicts go through to get clean... Scary.


Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tea 2012

I'm wearing flats, everyone else is wearing big heels!


It was our annual tea at the Rectory and here I am with my co-workers 
look all prim and proper!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Crochet




Crochet tank: Swish Vintage
Tank: Costa Blanca
Shorts: Thrifted
Sandals: Aldo
Necklaces: Accessorize
Hat: HMB
Bracelets: Random vendors

I've been wearing this shorts on a lot of my weekends this summer, they're really quite perfect. I found a pair of jeans for a couple bucks and then chopped them to make the perfect shorts. I always see cute denim shorts in shops but am never willing to pay the $$$. They're just denim shorts after all!

I got this tank out of a bin marked free at Swish Vintage last summer on my weekend girls trip with Natasha and somehow this is the first time I've worn it! It was hidden away in a drawer and recently discovered. Strange for me though, as I typically go through my closet every couple months and get rid of things I'm no longer satisfied with, after all I need room for future favourites! Do you have a policy on clothes and keeping them? 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Flag Dresses

How amazing is this maple leaf fascinator that my friend Melissa is wearing!


Flag dress: Self made


We had a work bbq and the theme was the Olympics, so here is what a couple of my co workers and I did. This was a fun project I whipped up in an evening, (when I say evening, it did go until 1am, but I loved every minute of my staying up late and sewing along to Alt Nation, thank you Radio Madison!).

Our dresses were a hit, we won first place!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Too Bright




Dress: Better On You
Necklace: Gift
Ring: F21
Shoes: Winners
Sunnies: Aldo

It's been super hot here and blindingly bright, and no I'm not complaining! I'm wondering how you take photos on these crazy sunny days? I try and wait till later on in the evening sometimes, but with a garden, and pets, and just life in general OOTD photos get forgotten about. These photos for example, I tried taking some in the shade, but they were too shaded, but out in the sun it's too bright and thats with my camera on a Sunny setting or whatever you want to call it.

Side bar: I'm currently drafting up a pattern to make a flag dress for the Olympic themed staff BBQ coming up next week, hopefully all goes well and I'll have photos to post soon!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Shoe Blues







Earrings: Anika Burke
Blazer: Thrifted
Dress: F21
Shoes: Ebay


The shoes.... The shoes.... The shoes..... I had been waiting about two months for these shoes to come in and voila they finally made it. I grabbed them from the mail box and put them on my feet immediately, since they were lovely with what I already had on.... But then I noticed a problem, a significant problem.... They're monstrously too tight these shoes! I even ordered I size 9 airing on the side on caution so they wouldn't be too small! The beau, always one trying to help wonders if I can't just stretch them? I'm not sure, but I'm going to try...