Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The time machine

I know how to go back in time. It's easy. Just sell or put into storage everything you have, leave the country for many moons and come back with $0. Follow these simple steps and you too can feel like you're 16 again!

I've been living at home with my parents without a vehicle. This means that I often have to ask to borrow the car or get a ride. Poof! 16, like magic!

Today, though, all that is a thing of the past. Today I bought my freedom (and a car) !!!

His name is The Dusty Detective!

I bought him from a mechanic that works for the city police and bought the car off them. Which means that it's only been used for detectives to ride around in solving crimes. I'm like 1 degree of separation away from Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars!


This is also a good example of putting what you want out in the world. Only last week I mentioned to my uncle, the car genius, that I was really getting ready to buy a car. And then he found this one in great shape and for a reasonable price. Next up, universe, I'd like to have slightly less of a sugar belly and, more importantly, a lovely apartment for the Gentleman Caller and I. Ok? GO!


Monday, April 29, 2013

I'd like to dance with you

Oh Friday...
You are a delight.

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Today after work I managed to fall asleep and then went to watch a Star Trek movie. And eat delicious food with friends.

blazer, top, pants: Ricki's
shoes: Fly London

Today I'm thankful for the colour teal. It's so pretty and never fails to cheer me up. 


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Show & Tell

Happy Saturday!
My coworker gave me this awesome Polaroid camera in perfect condition. Now I just have to find/be able to afford film.

Just a few neato links today.

OK! This is what I want this summer. If this summer ever gets here.

Neato sandwich coasters!

Struggle to make a proper black and tan? Grab this turtle!

This video is amazing. It's about how we view ourselves so harshly and how others see us. So good.

New Zealand passes same sex marriage, and then the MPs sing about it! Wonderful!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Light you up

Today I wanted an exaggerated silhouette and wearing a ridiculous petticoat to work seemed like the right choice.

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I love the bright colours and got so many compliments on the wild tights. Sadly they are not made with durability in mind so this will be the last wearing...

top: Ricki's
cardigan & skirt: Smart Set
belt: H&M
tights: Celest Stein
shoes: Spring

Today I am thankful for coworkers that are pretty cool. It makes a difference if you like the people you're spending most of your time with. 


Wednesday, April 24, 2013


For the last month or so I've been involved in a few big projects at work.
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They are all finished now and it's back to work as normal. It's almost too relaxing not to have pressing deadlines...

scarf: gift
blazer: Ricki's
dress: Noa Noa
tights: ?
shoes: Nine West, sparklated by me

Today I'm thankful for today... 


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

From a Tuesday point of view

This broach was my grandmother's. I think it's so pretty and a bit strange. Just the kind of thing I dig...

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I have also discovered that I have a terrible memory. If I don't write a little blurb that day, I have no idea what happened. I imagine that I went to the gym and made pad thai... that seems like a Tuesday sort of thing.

dress: H&M
leggings: Cotton On
modesty skirt: Cotton On
boots: Steve Madden
broach: Gma

Today I am thankful for good tunes to groove to whilst taking photos.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Bring it on boots

So if you follow me on Instagram (which you should because, heck, why not?) then you may have seen a photo of these shoes.

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I went into the shop just to look. And then two adorable puppies ran up to me and gave me all the puppy cuddles. Then I saw these boots.  Then I got confused and gave them all my money.

blazer: Made in Vietnam
top: Smart Set
jeans: Gap
boots: Bed-Stu

I know. The photos are fuzzy. I don't know why. This was the second attempt but I thought the boots were too awesome to hide away...

Today I'm thankful for the soothing (and budget confusing) power of puppies. I can't wait until the Gentleman Caller and I have our own place and are in a position that we could have a dog... It's YEARS down the road but still... 


Friday, April 19, 2013

We interrupt this regularly scheduled broadcast...

So the thing is my computer is full. So full that it can't manage another photo. Not so good.

I need to get that sorted before any more outfit / other nonsense can be done on here (unless it's from my phone). Hopefully I get my life together this weekend...

So that's that.

Hope to see you soon!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wedding season

Today the Gentleman Caller and I went to the first wedding of the season. It was very low key and awesome. The ceremony took about 15 minutes and then we were let loose in the Science Centre.

There were some fire and cryogenics shows. We started out the night with a demonstration on how to make ice cream with liquid nitrogen!

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And then walked through a giant ear (to the brain room) where there was a candy table and cupcakes that were 90% icing (YUMMO!).

It was a really fun night because everyone could play like they did while they were children and drink gin and tonics all the while being dressed like a star.

dress: Ricki's
jacket: Ricki's
tights: We Love Colours
shoes: Fly London
ridiculous/awesome head thing: Anthropologie

I changed my foofy facinator to something more... suitable.

While at the wedding we met and became very intimate with Mona Lisa:

And Commander Hadfield and his majestic moustache.

Today I am thankful for love.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

An exception

I had Friday off so naturally I spent it doing errands!

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I don't have a car at the moment. It's part of that whole sell everything you own and move to Australia thing I'm getting over. My parents are in Spain which means I get to use their car. It's been so nice to have such freedom!

cardigan: Anthropologie, hand me down from my sister
top: Smart Set
skirt: Sportsgirl
leggings: Lulu Lemon
boots: Bullboxer

Today I'm thankful for more snow... KIDDING! Today I'm thankful for a small sense of humour. 


Monday, April 15, 2013


Thursday was my Friday last week.  After work I zumba-ed and mostly just relaxed after a long week.

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I think I wore all of my comfiest dresses this week... I'll have to find something decent / clean to wear which may be tricky!

dress: Smart Set
sweater: snagged from mama's closet
leggings: H&M
boots: El Naturalista

Today I am thankful for evenings to myself to recover from the week and get ready for the weekend.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday Show & Tell

Hey friends!
This week was rough. I spent the entire time at work listening to an 8 hour tape and transcribing it. Such exhausting work. So that was about it.

I also went on an unexpected adventure when I turned the wrong way and headed out of the city in freezing rain. I ended up by the garbage dump, the jail and on the far side of a small town. Then on my way back to the city I saw a semi truck in the ditch and a SUV with it's nose stuck into a pile of snow and sticking out of the snow at a 45 degree angle. I slooooowwwed down after seeing that.

Here are just a few links...

This little girls knows what's up about marriage.

Where to go to celebrate festivals around the world!

Super gorgeous photos from the department of the interior.

Silly drawings on photos of the sky.

I tell you what, I LOVE penguins.

Sriracha is my absolute favourite sauce. Sriracha butter shrimp, yes please!

If you want to be awesomely berated into eating better, check out Thug Kitchen

Anything awesome in you life?


Friday, April 12, 2013

Just gone

Sometimes when all you want to do is to fly away from your situation...

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You have to dress like a butterfly.

dress: Smart Set
leggings: Joe
shoes: Camper

Today I am thankful that I haven't put away my winter coat since we're meant to get lots more snow. I NEED SPRING!!