Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Just decide

This summer has been weird. It looks chilly out and then it's warm. It's sunny and then it's freezing. I'm sleeping with two huge blankets!

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This day I thought that it was overcast and cold. It wasn't.

jacket: made in Vietnam
top: Smart Set
jeans: Cleo
boots: Bed Stu, from Lusso


Today I'm thankful for PINK BOOTS! Even if my toes were warm. 



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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Just be cool

This skirt was also in the enormous two year mending pile. I like it's shininess.

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There is absolutely nothing else to say about this outfit. I was a few weeks ago and I can't remember anything else about that day. And as such, I need to blog more often so that I don't sound like a nincompoop.

scarf: Portobello Road market, London
cardigan: Joe Fresh
pin: found in my closet
skirt: Smart Set
shoes: Transit



Today I'm thankful for finding old things and being able to use them again. 



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Monday, July 29, 2013

"The are young and the trail is wide and easily traveled.  And even if they don't find what they're looking for, isn't it enough to be out walking together in the sunlight?"
               - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Only you could have known

I have a massive pile of mending.  I keep thinking I'll get to it eventually.  I don't.
Then I found a roll of mending tape.  That seems like a lot easier than trying to find a needle and thread.

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Sadly the quick fix didn't last the day.  This will probably languish in a pile somewhere for a long time...
jacket: Ricki's
dress: H&M
leggings: Ricki's
shoes: Hard Hearted Harlot


Today I am thankful for dressing like superman. 




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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Work it baby

So here's the thing. I've always hated the idea of the gym. Our ancestors would think that we are crazy to go inside and run around going no where, accomplishing nothing. Of course, our ancestors were also out tilling the field and making babies to help till the field and had no time for leisure.

I always thought that I'd rather go outside or play a spot. Except that I didn't. I'm pretty good at convincing myself not to do something.

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So when we got back to Canada after travelling the Gentleman Caller and I decided to get (slightly more) fit. We found a gym that cost only $10 a month. WHAT A BARGAIN!

We've been going 4 times week so it's pretty good return for money. But  going that often means that I needs exciting outfits that make me feel fabulous. And by going more often I am more confident to wear sassier things. It's a pretty good circle to be in.

jacket: Champion, Costco
top & leggings: Lulu Lemon
shoes: Diesel, hand me downs from my sportsy little sister



And while going to the gym hasn't made one ounce of different in my weight, it's made heaps of difference in my strength. I love going to the gym and blasting through my pervious personal record.

Today I'm thankful for having a body that is strong enough to carry me around in my day to day life. Really, I'm pretty lucky. 








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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Flip flop

I have come to realize two important facts.
1) You can never have too many coloured cardigans.
and 2) I need more cardigans.

July


I had to borrow my mama's blue cardigan to pull this whole look together.

cardigan: Mom
dress: Ricki's
shoes: Le Chateau


Today I'm thankful for having the same size feet since I was 12. Old shoes are still good!



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Friday, July 12, 2013

Lost?

Hey team.
I'm around. I'm just having unpacking, decorating, coffee making, heat, busy, tiredness going on.
And a computer that is being a brat. Just because I have 20,000 photos on it doesn't mean it's time to slow down. (It actually means that I need to hit delete because I have them all saved on my hard drive and am just emotional and paranoid).


So in the interim. I'm here: Instagram.

And here: Twitter.

And here: Pinterest. 

Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things. Maybe?
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Canada Day weekend

This Canada day weekend was great. 

There was walking up the hill with my 89 year old grandpa. 


All the way to the little church at the top. 


Looking down to the big church at the bottom and the beautiful valley and lake system


Hiking clothes?


The beautiful sunsets from our deck


My dad smoked 5 pork butts to make the most delicious pulled pork for a huge party. 


And then we ate some more in a Canada Day tradition of fries and onion rings on the beach


And today? Today is moving day!!!!!







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