Friday, April 29, 2011

Hats Off to the Royal Couple

With all the crazy hats and fascinators I saw today I thought a hat of my own was completely appropriate. Clearly mine isn't as fabulous, but I love it nonetheless.

This skirt was a Salvation Army find for $6. Love it, but not quite sure how to transition it into the spring because of the colour and the weight... any ideas?

hat - Walmart (2011), tank - Winners (2011), necklace - Smart Set (2010),
skirt - Thrifted (2011), wedges - Chinese Laundry (2010)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just a Generation Gap?

I know I rant about work incessantly, but give me a minute, I’m going somewhere with this…

Whenever I mention the monotony of my job to anyone of an older generation I am met with the same response: all jobs are like that; repetitive and eventually boring, and there will inevitably be people you don’t like working with.

While I guess I can agree that I won’t always like all of my coworkers, it sort of depresses me to think that no matter what, I’m doomed to a life of ultimately hating my job.

Is it this generation that has the attention span of a goldfish, and therefore can’t put up with being bored all the time?

Is it our lack of work ethic? I know I didn’t have to till the fields in the hills of Italy like my grandmother, but I’ve never been one to shy away from a challenge.

Am I being completely idealistic in thinking that there is actually a position out there that will keep me entertained for more than a year?

What are your jobs like, readers? Can you relate to the boredom, or have you found what fulfills you in life? How do you keep things fun and fresh in your professions?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy.

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate! I wish you a day filled with chocolate and Jesus. He's a good guy, check him out.

Anyhoo, I realize what I'm wearing isn't the festiv-y-est, but the turtle neck was necessary... can I ask you dear bloggers, when was the last time you sported a hickey? I'm pretty sure I was still in high school the last time the happened! While slightly embarrassing, yes, it also means things with Mr. Accountant are going just swimmingly. It also gives me a new challenge... seeing how creative I can be in covering this bad boy up for work!

2011-04-24 (01)

2011-04-24 (02)

blouse - Dynamite (2009)
belt - Smart Set (2010)
beads - Rickis (2009)
jeans - Dynamite (2011)
watch - Guess (2010)
wedges - Michael Kors (swap 2010)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ottawa Fashion Week F/W 11

I know it was a month ago now, but I’m finally getting around to a fashion week review. Better late than never!

I was only there for one of the 3 nights due to my busy schedule, but I loved every second of it. The evening started out with ElizBourk. Her esthetic was sportswear with a bit of a glam twist. I loved all the faux fur accents and little winter accessories. However I feel like the collection was almost better suited to a spring/summer show, had it not been for the colors chosen and the accessories. I don’t think I’ll be going bare legged and mini anytime next winter… this is Canada after all.

ElizBourk 01

ElizBourk 02

ElizBourk 03

The following show was Serendipity by Kelsey McIntyre. Her 70s esthetic was so on trend with the Paris and New York shows. The midi skirts and how she translated the alpine sweater trend onto jersey dresses and blouses were right up my alley! Not to mention the adorable little owls, which made me want to buy that glorious skirt in every color.

She closed her show with a beautiful bridal gown done up in feathers, with a corseted back. If I were ever to consider a winter wedding, it would be an absolute dream to wear, maybe paired with a little lace stole?

Serendipity 01

Serendipity 02

Serendipity 03

And of course Rachel Sin who I love, and wore to the event. I love her easy glamour and architectural details. The details on every dress blew me away, and of course, pink, black and gold, will always be my color palette of choice.
Absolutely breathtaking.

Rachel Sin 02

Rachel Sin 01

Can't wait til next season!

Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm addicted to the way I feel when I think of you... too much green to feel blue.

Getting back in the dating game after being in a long term relationship is both exciting and scary.

Do I look okay? Does he think I’m laughing too much? Can he tell I’m nervous? Will I have unexplainable bouts of verbal diarrhea?

We take for granted the ease of conversation in an established relationship, but that like anything else will become easier once the initial “getting to know you” phase has passed. My evening was both awkward and awesome as Sydney would say. Awkward: the amount of gutterballs I rolled during the first game. Awesome: The way he smiled and laughed with me every time it happened. Awkward: Not knowing whether to high five or hug after an amazing strike. Awesome: Getting both. Awkward: Sitting with the elderly in the bowling alley lounge for lack of a better place to go. Awesome: Getting so lost in conversation you fail to notice the staff starting to close up around you. Awkward: First goodbyes. Awesome: An all too sweet goodbye kiss.

Here’s to many more awkward/awesome dates in my future. It's good to be back in the game. Whether this one works, or I get to have a few more firsts with someone new, I'm sure it will be quite the experience.


cardigan - BCBG (2009)
dress - Winners (2011)

Monday, April 11, 2011

ruffles & lace

Another crazy weekend has come and gone.
Have you ever noticed that the weekends you plan to do so much just fly by and nothing ever ends up being accomplished?
Yeah... laundry's not done, half of my clothes are still in boxes, and there are still clean dishes in the dishwasher from Friday.
But i did go to Winners and score this awesome lacy tank for $6.
Funny how our priorities get twisted, isn't it?


cardigan - Winners (2011)
belt - Winners (2011)
belt - Vintage (mine since 2010)
skinnies - Smart Set (2010)
wedges - Chinese Laundry (2010)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Back in Black... and White.

I am absolutely LOVING my new house

These last few weeks have been a huge pile of crazy, but I’d be lying if I said that it’s been anything short of wonderful. Unpacking is tiresome but exciting at the same time. Finding new places for things, getting reorganized, and picking up little odds and ends has been fun for someone like me who loves such things, yet there’s still so much left to do! You always underestimate I think how much things will cost and how much space is needed to house your odds and ends. To top it all off I have my second of four exams tomorrow morning so I’ve been squeezing in studying time all over the place. Of course, I’ve still been getting dressed every day (yes, I’m doing all this without taking a single day off work), but all my free time has gone to that instead of blog stalking like I would much rather be doing. I know I’m behind on both a Monthly Money Check Up post and a new Blog Stalker, but once things calm down around here, I’ll get right back on track.


vest - Dynamite (2009)
tee - F21 (2009)
trousers - Mexx (2010)
heels - Guess (2007)

I'll be visiting you all soon!