Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Life lately

These last couple weeks have been a whirlwind of busyness.  I'm the kind of person who craves at least one night at week at home to watch movies, read, sing to myself, cuddle with a Gentleman and cook a lovely meal. Maybe next week.

So in lieu of an actual post here are some phone photos.

Every couple of weeks I try really hard to do my nails. Usually it looks like a small child was let loose but this is the best one yet. Sadly the gold, as gorgeous as it is, refuses to stay on my nails.


I had people over for my birthday. It's important to create a cozy, homey atmosphere... Candles, nice smelly oils, laughter, music, soft lighting, wine. Wins every time. 



Fall was short. It quickly turned from this:


To this:


Also, this article describes me perfectly right now. COZIES FOREVER!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Giving back

I only worked 3 days this week. How is it that short weeks are the longest?

oct 17 2013

I'm the rep for our Branch's United Way campaign. We sold Dress Down stickers so we can wear jeans any old day. I'm not a super jeans person but I like the option. We're also doing a bake sale and a Diva Delight raffle basket. Hopefully it goes well.

chambray top: Ricki's
top: Smart Set
jeans: Smart Set
socks: ?
boots: shoe party

Today I'm thankful for afternoon naps. Or at least the idea of them. 


Monday, October 28, 2013

Magical lanterns

So I had a birthday a few days ago. And part of the celebration included going out for drinks with my family.

oct 16 2013

We had a nice time and my family presented me with some lovely presents. One of which was this awesome lantern top (that my lovely friend Amara secretly told my mom to get. What a genius).

top: Ricki's
skirt: Jacob
tights: ?
shoes: Hush Puppy

I love this top so much. It reminds me of Hoi An, Vietnam and all the lovely lanterns there.

Gosh, I miss travelling. I want something and somewhere to look forward too. And I know that will come with time. Today I'm thankful for the opportunities I've had and the life choices I've made. I am very lucky. 


Friday, October 25, 2013

Moments of Wonder

Sometimes there are magical moments everywhere.

oct 10 2013

You just have to look for them.

dress: H&M
leggings: LuLu Lemon

boots: shoe party

I work for the provincial government. We share a building with an art gallery which is pretty great. Even better, there is programming for children around lunch time. Today I watched 4 little boys stick their noses against the glass wall and become entranced by the elevators going up and down. They were mesmerized and delighted. Their parents, who obviously didn't know each other, stood together, overseeing their boys with pride. What a lovely reminder to seek beauty and amazement in everyday things. We really do live in a magical world. Today I'm thankful for that. 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wooly Mammoth

Today my ex-boss told me that I always look so funky. And that it is now called a Danielleism. Tell your friends, it’s going to be huge. 

oct 9 2013

There is something in the air lately. I’ve been so wheezy at the gym, at home, at work. I sat up coughing and fighting for breath for what felt like forever last night. As any asthmatic knows, it’s a pretty scary feeling. I do take my inhalers but really don’t like the chemicals or the cost. Does anyone know of any more natural things that might help? Last night I resorted to a spoonful of honey. Sometimes that helps to calm a wheezy cough. 

dress worn as a top: H&M
skirt: Jacob
belt: Ricki's
shoes: shoe party
necklace: my Grandma Pearl's pearls

Today I'm thankful for heels low enough to walk to work in. 


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Almost heard back

Man, do I ever love boots and NO TIGHTS!

oct 7 2013

Sadly the window for that in the wild Canadian Prairies is about 2 weeks. Kneecaps are surprisingly susceptible to frostbite. I've heard.

dress: Joe Fresh
see through top: Ricki's 
belt: Ricki's
boots: Ayla
necklace & bracelet: gifts

Today I'm thankful for autumn, even if it feels very short and it leads directly to winter. That inbetween time is the best. 


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tip of the Top

Today was a perfect fall day. Cool, crisp and sunny. The kind of day that boots are made for.

oct 3, 2013

It deserved a perfect fall outfit.

jacket: Ricki's
dress: H&M
skirt: Sports Girl
leggings: LuLu Lemon
boots: Steve Madden
necklace: gift, from Spain
hat: H&M

Today I'm thankful for coziness. 


Monday, October 21, 2013


Today felt like teal and red.

oct 2, 2013

Perfect combo.

jacket & dress: Smart Set
scarf: Market?
leggings: LuLu Lemon
boots: Shoe party

Today I'm thankful for my yoga class. I so look forward to it. 


Friday, October 18, 2013


Usually when I wear this dress I try to bring out the red. Today I noticed the green and thought that my new boots might work perfectly.

sept 30, 2013

They totally did! MAGIC!

dress: mad shop in Ireland
top: Joe Fresh
leggings: LuLuLemon
necklace: ?
boots: shoe party

Today I'm thankful for boots that easily go over my massive calf muscles and I don't feel like I'm going to Hulk out!