Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Goodbye apartment

The Gentleman Caller and I have lived in this apartment for almost two years. And I lived in the building before we went to Australia. I love this apartment. The building was built in 1928, the ceilings are high, the windows large, the wooden floors and radiators perfect.

I get really nostalgic for places, even if I'm ready to move on. We lived here. We loved here. Our moms both knew this place. We're moving soon... by the time this posts, we will have moved.

But for now this is home...


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Smoove moove

Maybe you're not meant to draw attention to your wobbly bits.

april 14 2015

But then again these pants are the coolest.

jacket: Joe Fresh ($7!)
top: Suzy Shier
scarf: Ricki's
pants: Old Navy
shoes: Camper


Monday, May 25, 2015


I've never really enjoyed shopping at Old Navy because nothing is organize or put away neatly.
I also take exception to having to stand in line to both try stuff on and to pay...

mar 2015

However, I have picked up a number of cute (so cute) things there lately so I'm rethinking my stance.

dress: Old Navy
cardi: Ricki's
tights: We Love Colours
scarf: gift from my mom, from Spain
boots: Jessica Simpson


Friday, May 22, 2015

Glitter and gold

Smart Set closed. I don't love shopping online but I don't see much other choice.

1 Dec 2014

Take this sweater. It's cute but I'm not sure I would have gone to the trouble of ordering it. I accidentally swerved in to the store and it was mine. Maybe this will help me save money?

sweater: Smart Set
skirt: Ricki's circa 2005
tights: We Love Colours
boots: Jessica Simpson


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kiwi moments

My lovely friend Laura sent this hairscarf all the way from New Zealand.

Feb 2015 1

She's a pretty amazing gal. I'm so lucky that when the Gentleman Caller and I were travelling through her city she put us up for a week and showed us around! I hadn't seen her in 7 years and she's still as wonderful as always!

everything: Ricki's
boots: Jessica Simpson

I would go back to New Zealand in an instant. Any one have a job for me?


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Chalk stripe

I bought a bunch of clothes online at Christmas, fully intending to take the majority of them back.

jan 2015 3

Turns out I just didn't. Even though some of the stuff was just ok. Even though you can return to the store. Even though the store is down the block.

dress: Ricki's
jacket: Ricki's
tights: We Love Colours
boots: Jessica Simpson

So here we are. Looking so fine. 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Just a wee bit concussed

In January I had a small mishap.

Jan 2015 2

I fell and hit my head in a ringette game and it wasn't great. As I'm an idiot, I continued to play a few more games. Turns out I had a pretty serious concussion. I was in a fair amount of pain in these photos.

sweater: Ricki's
leggings: Lulu Lemon
socks: ?
boots: Jessica Simpson

After a week of blinding headaches and confusion I ended up in the ER. Not good. I was on brain rest for a few days which means no TV, computer, reading, music, or thinking.

Turns out that you can't just sleep for four days straight no matter how grief-exhausted you are.

Monday, May 18, 2015


I keep hearing that leopard print is actually a neutral.

jan 2015 1

Plus I needed an excuse to wear my brown boots.

dress: Ricki's
tights: We Love Colours
cardi: Smart Set
boots: Jessica Simpson


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Same same but different: the loss edition

Lately things are all deja vu around here.

I feel like I've spent my whole life in the same chair, in the same room watching someone I love spend their last days from the same disease that the same doctor couldn't cure.

My partner's mom died a few weeks ago. She had a smile that could light up a room. I loved her. 51 is far, far too young.

It all feels so heavy. Too much similarity between our moms. Well, that's not exactly true. They were very different people in equally wonderful ways. But their death events? Same, same but different.
I'm the family obituary writer now.

We're all going to be very gentle with ourselves. At least we're going to try.

All these mother's day adverts can suck it. I hate the thought that we have no one to by for this year. No one to honour in the same way. I'm still very undecided if I'm going to mother's day celebrations with the rest of my family. I just don't know anything anymore.

And please let there be good news soon.