2014-04-17

The Birthday Boy

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Silk top? Vintage Leather Pants? Vince Purse? Vintage (I was going to put it on Etsy so it could be bought off this post but someone snatched it up in the shop immediately... you know who you are...;)) 
Ring? Vintage Shoes? Guess, thrifted Coat? Vintage

I wore this to take Matt out for a birthday dinner last week. I wore sparkly things and Matt had steak and all was well. 
I am aware that I sometimes make a light hearted characterization of Matt on the blog. He's my good-natured, pun-loving (yeahhhh... I went there) photographer who will offer to let you take home one of our cats while simultaneously carrying around one of those cats. There is obviously much more to him than that but he has his life and is not interested in being some major or minor player of any kind in the blog world. That said, Matt is the best part of my day to day life. His steadiness grounds me, his positive attitude buoys me, his jokes (oft repeated) still make me laugh and his lack of recycling keeps me fiery. 

It really is a pleasure to grow older with Matt. And to take him out for steak.

2014-04-14

Spring Exposure

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Dress? Vintage Holt Renfrew Shoes? Guess, thrifted Clutch? Vintage 
Necklaces? Clyde's ReBirth (similar to shorter one here and exact longer one here) Cuffs? c/o Unikati (here
Earrings? bebe (old,but found these hand made ones on Etsy here and here)

Big weekend over here. It felt positively spring like and people responded with family walks, BBQ's and drinks on the patio (all this according to Instagram). I responded by taking some time to pick out a cool 70's dress for my first real leg baring of the year. I don't know whose priorities are in proper order...
I'm kidding, I love spring walks and patios but I'm still feeling pretty crappy so that just wasn't happening. I'm not telling you that I can't shake this stupid cold and general lousiness for your sympathy. It's just for my mom's sympathy. I know she'll read this post and text me to make sure I'm OK and then tell me to go to bed. Sometimes you just want to be coddled by your Mama;)

2014-04-11

Less Talking, More Walking

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Skirt? The Edit Tee? Old Navy Necklace? Clyde's Rebirth (smaller version here) 
Cuffs? Unikati (c/o hereShoes? Thirifted

Ugh, I don't have that much to say. I would but I'm really ill (Ok, I've got a cold...) so my head feels like it is stuffed with cotton balls and it took me an hour to get the pictures uploaded for this post because I am a snotty, slow sloth. I know people love to go off on the 'man cold' but I can never join that conversation because when I get sick, I get a little whiny and a lot useless and Matt is usually a patient super hero about it. He will get me soup, cold medication (cue debate on their effectiveness...), water, blankets and tell me to just forget about the to-do list and go to bed. Too bad he can't write my blog post for me...

Good thing this skirt doesn't need a long blog post. It's pretty sassy and speaks for itself.

2014-04-09

5 Faves

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Jacket? Vintage (two similar ones on Etsy, here and hereShoes? Land's End (here)
Jeans? 7 for all Mankind  (no holes, darker wash hereShirt? Thrifted
 Necklace? Clyde's Rebirth (similar here)

I realized, as I uploaded these pictures, that this is an outfit comprised of 5 of my favourite pieces worn at the same time. I also realize, that as a fashion blogger, saying something is 'my favourite' can be a little empty. It's true, I have a lot of favourites, mostly because I have so much room in this beating heart...
But seriously, I like a lot of things. This crazy jacket posted a while back is certainly a favourite, but I don't have much opportunity to wear it, plus, wearing it with a seat belt is seriously complicated. These favourites are slightly more practical and thus are rotated heavily.
We all know I wear the Clyde's ReBirth necklace enough to upgrade my relationship with Merl from friend to spokesperson. The jeans and loafers (still 50% off and still comfortable) are more recent additions but they get worn all the time already. Mostly because skinny jeans that don't bag out and cute flats are probably a retail girl's uniform (and I shall never complain because I went through the maroon phase of the Tim Horton's uniform... Canadian readers, you remember that I'm sure...). The fringe shirt, an old top from a mother-of-the-bride ensemble, is a surprise basic that I throw quite often after its debut on the blog here. And finally, the 60's dalmation coat... Every time I wear it I get people offering to buy it from me. But even though I didn't wear it enough this winter because the temperature rarely went warmer than 'this is absurd and I'm going to stay inside with my blankets and cats', I'm still happy I decided to keep it.

And there you have it; 5 favourites, 1 outfit. This outfit is stacked, kinda like the Chicago Bulls in 1992*.



*totally just googled for an appropriate sports' reference..