Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Moving Day

When I left for Australia it also meant that I left my beloved apartment. Coming home in January meant that the Gentleman Caller and I would go back to living with our respective parents.  Which is fine. Actually, we're both very lucky that we have a soft place to land. But also adult children coming back to live with their parents? Not great for anyone.

A few weeks ago I decided that we were in a financial position to start looking for a place together. Keep in mind that the vacancy rate in this city is next to nothing (seriously, 0.6%), so I thought that I would put my name on a few lists. Also keep in mind that I am rather picky. I won't live in a bad area, I won't live in an ugly building, I won't live with perpetually renowned bad building managers, I won't live in a basement. So I figured that it would be about a 5 month wait, realistically.

Turns out I looked for one day. It's good to be born under a lucky star! I called my old building to be put on the list for a two bedroom. They called back as they recognized my name and someone had just given notice! They hadn't even put an ad out yet! I took an extra long lunch and went to look at it. There was an hour and a half between knowing that it existed to signing the papers.

Poor Gentleman Caller! He kept getting random texts: "there might be an apartment" "ok there is" "I'm going to look at it" "I am looking at it and I think it's good" "No it's great. I'm going for it". That's when he called me to say "WHOA! WHAT IS GOING ON!!" Turns out that he likes it and it's going to be awesome.

So. Yup. We move on Canada Day. But actually I'll be too busy wearing red and white hats and eating french fries and waving flags as the parade goes by. So maybe the day after?

You guys! I'm so excited! Wish me luck!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


It is absolutely pouring rain. I have absolutely no motivation to get ready this morning.
I want to stay in bed and read a book.

We are meant to have a work BBQ today. I'm fairly certain that it's going to be inside... Yup.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Sometimes an outfit is too cute not to document. Even when it's with a phone camera. Even when it's in the parking lot of your gym...

june 12 2013

I'm classy like that. 

Sunnies: Claire's
blazer: Ricki's
tank: Cotton On
scarf: borrowed from my mom
skirt: Smart Set
leggings: Lulu Lemon
shoes: Maxa, Red or Dead

I wore polka dots everyday this week. Shame I didn't take any other photos, I could have done a theme week. Bad blogger.

If you look closely you can see that my shoes are two different colours. I think it was a floor model and one was left in the shop window too long! It's ok, I just walk really fast so people can't tell!

Today I'm thankful for feeling sassy and liking my whole outfit! It brightens a day, I tell you what!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Count my blessings, every one

I bought this dress for a wedding. But seeing as I don't have enough cash to go shopping, I had to learn how to make it work on the job.

june 5 2013

Layering. Simple. Done.

dress: Ricki's
top: Smart Set
belt: shop in Cambodia
shoes: Dune, eBay

Today I am thankful for bright ideas. 


Monday, June 17, 2013

An evening of murder

For her recent birthday, a friend hosted a murder mystery party. They went all out with a multi-course meal, an outline of a body on the ground and being in character from the minute guests walked through the door.

june 1 2013

It was set in a wedding chapel in Vegas. I was to play Ruby Lipps, a sexy showgirl who has been dancing in the chorus line for the past 3 years. The costume suggestion was a glittering dress with high heels to emphasize her stage persona. This is what I came up with (and I didn't have to buy a single item!):

dress: Ricki's
scarf: Ardene
tights: Halloween shop
shoes: Madden Girl (not shown)

There was a rather terrifying moment when, while trying to take a candid group photo, my camera took a tumble down the stairs. It looked like it was broken for sure. But then the Gentleman Caller used his brute strength to fix it. Excitement!!! See?

We had some delightful shrimp cocktail which made for pretty photos. I was too busy eating, laughing and investigating to take further pictures!

Today I am thankful for awesome friends doing awesome things. 


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Way too soon

Today my boss said that my outfit looked like something I had definitely purchased in Europe.

june 2013

Nope, nothing so exciting as that. Just an 8 year old skirt and other Canadian-bought items.  Well, I guess the shoes are from England and the scarf a gift from Italy, but I don't think that's what she was talking about.

top: Ricki's
skirt: Jacob
belt: Ricki's
shoes: New Look
scarf: gift from my sister, brought back from Italy
glasses: Prada

Today I'm thankful for hemming tape. The skirt has been in the mending pile for far too long. Then I discovered that it was as easy as double sided tape! Now if only I could remember where I put it for safe keeping...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Having someone to take my photos is a delight.  I can be outside and not have to 
search for a tree to tie my baby tripod to. 

may 2013

dress: Joe Fresh
top: Ricki's
blet: H&M
shoes: I can't remember at this moment

I'd like to introduce you to my mama's inukshuk, Mark.  He looks a little different every summer, or even after a particularly breezy day.  He's a pretty welcoming guy!

Today I'm thankful for the greenery that has taken over the city. 


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday Show & Tell

Hey pals,
This week I fell asleep on the couch. Repeatedly. I'm fascinating like that.

Also, my lovely boss is leaving so I was involved in helping plan her farewell. Which was fun but, ultimately, sad.

Megan acquired an amazing jacket!

So this was my childhood right here.

When you're in a grumpy funk look at these happy facts!

Winona hits another homerun with her Bikini Body article on The Frisky.

Giraffes are cute. Baby giraffes are cuter. Baby giraffes sleeping are cutest!

Today will involve the farmer's market, gym, coffee, probably a nap and then an awesome dress up murder mystery party! EEEEE!