Thursday, March 29, 2012

Is That New?

Granted, it was only my unobservant boyfriend who made this comment, 
but don't you love it when you put on a piece you wear all the time and someone mistakes it for something brand new just based on how you styled it?

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 cardigan - A|X (2011), necklace - ???; sheer blouse - Jacob (2010); 
skinnies - Bluenotes (2012); OTK boots - Spring (2012)

Monday, March 26, 2012

And One for Good Luck! (Stripes Day 5)

Alright, I'll be honest, I never actually wore this out in public.
I had it planned out to wear to a friend's birthday when the weather turned ridiculously warm, but instead it was freezing cold and I realized it was a tad too short. But I had too much fun taking them not to post them.
Don't worry, this dress won't be seen again! It's made it's way to the swap pile

cardigan - Urban Behaviour (2010); dress - Dynamite (2007); belt - Dynamite (2009); 
heels - Delicious (2011)

Click HERE to see how the other ladies rounded up the Super Stripes Challenge!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Stripes: Day 3 & 4

It's been a crazy few days, so I'm going to make it short and sweet before I indulge in some much needed sleep!
Here are my stripes from the last two days:

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i love this reversible tee!
3/4 tee - Smart Set (2011); skirt - Jacob (2011); wedges - Aldo "mignona" (2010)
 tank - Dynamite (2011); draped cardigan - Winners (2010); jeans - Bluenotes (2012)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Watch: Killing Us Softly

I'll be back later today with my stripes, but for now, check out this amazing little mini-docu on youtube about women, advertising, and how it subconsciously distorts our perceptions
I thought it was very appropriate as we're the type of women who are constantly looking at Ads from the fashion industry.  

Thanks to Debbi for introducing me to these videos :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stripes: Day 2

Wednesday already? Awesome. 
More gorgeous weather here! For my second day of stripes I decided to be a bit more "spring-y" and opted for an open heel and a light cardigan and tank. 
Would you even classify this as a cardigan? Hmmm...

necklace - Gift (Xmas 2011); "cardigan" - Smart Set (2010); tunic - Dynamite (2007); 
jeans - AE (2012);  heels - Spring (2010)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the girls participating in this challenge here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stripes: Day 1

I had no idea that "super stripes week" would be taking place in the middle of a heat wave!
Let's just say that by 4pm yesterday, I was seriously regretting my outfit choice.

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cropped sweater - H&M (2009); dress - F21 (2011); necklace - Thrifted (???); boots - Spring (2012)

Don't forget to go visit the other ladies taking part and say "Hi!"

Monday, March 19, 2012

Photo Dump!

This week is "Stripes Week" thanks to Megan and Keely! I'm definitely in stripes today, but the photos will have to wait until after work, so for now, here are a few shots from last week :) 

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cardigan - Zara (2010); lace tank - Winners (2011); skinny jeans - Bluenotes (2012); boots - Thrifted (2009)

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cardigan - Jacob (2011); tee - Dynamite (2008); skinny jeans - Tommy Hilfiger (2011); flats - Aldo (2010)

oh heeey! I did throw some stripes in! This next one's from Saturday at the dog park.

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cardigan - Urban Behavior (2010); tee - Walmart (2011); skinny jeans - Bluenotes (2012); boots - Thrifted (2009); 
bag - Old Navy (2011)

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for my official start of stripes!

Friday, March 16, 2012

In My Shoes: Thrifted Cowboy Boots

Thrifted Cowboy Boots

Damn I love these boots. They cost me $8, and I would have paid way more if I had to!
They're from this great little vintage shop in Peterborough (where I went to University), called "Sympathy for the Rebel." I found soooo many treasures there, but this is definitely one of my favorites :)

Ways I've styled these Thrifted Cowboy Boots...
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How would you wear them?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Aaand it's gone.

Have you ever had a blog topic randomly pop into your head while you were in the shower/grocery store/car wash/wherevs where you think, "omg, this is GENIUS! I will be able to write for HOURS about this!," only to sit down at your computer hours later and have absolutely nothing to say?
Yeah. I really need to write stuff down.

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blazer - Dynamite (2011); tee - Jacob (2011); jeans - American Eagle (2012); boots - Spring (2010);
 necklace - Stella & Dot (2011)

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's In The Bag

I've seen a lot of "What's In My Bag?" posts, and while mine won't be the most entertaining, I had to get the notion of doing one out of my system :)

my bag

  1. The bag is a Michael Kors soft leather hobo. I went in with every intention of buying the Hamilton Satchel, but decided to save a few bucks and went for this one... BIG MISTAKE. Don't get me wrong, I still like it, but if you EVER plan on buying an "investment" bag, do NOT go for the softest leather you can find. Not even a week after purchase this baby had a hole in it :(
  2. Marc Jacobs "Daisy"  body lotion. Luxuriously creamy and scented just like the perfume, it's great for dry hands or when you need that extra allure.
  3. My 1st generation iPod Touch. This thing is OLD and has a crack in the screen, but after almost 5 years it still works perfectly and provides me with shopping lists, a calculator, and music on the go - all must haves.
  4. My planner/agenda. I'm SO old fashioned when it comes to planning out my days, I had to stick with pen and paper!
  5. Juicy Couture shades - prescription for driving!
  6. My janitor-esque key ring. YES, I need them all!
  7. The blackberry of course... I'd feel lost without it!
  8. Isaac Mizrahi wallet (Thanks Christine!)
  9. BigSexyHair volumizing and texturizing powder - PERFECT for when you're feeling  a little greasy and need to add a little "bounce" to my hair!
 What do you need to bring everywhere?

Friday, March 9, 2012

There Will Be No Encore!

I took these photos after work the other day and I guess the flash by the window alerted my neighbor to my activities... next thing I knew I had an audience.
Safe to say I won't be taking photos here after it gets dark anymore... 
I don't know how you ladies with your tripods in public areas do it! I got embarrassed in my own home!

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cardigan - Armani Exchange (2011); dress - F21 (2011); belt - Dynamite (2008); 
boots - Thrifted (2010)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Feels like Spring

Today was freaking gorgeous! Finally, spring-like weather! 
I tried to rush home and take some pictures outside in the sunshine, but of course, got stuck in rush hour traffic and missed the last little bit. I'm actually looking forward to "Springing Ahead" the clocks Saturday night.

This outfit's from last week, hence the heave knits!

cardigan - A|X; shell - BCBG; skinnies - American Eagle; booties - Aldo 

Ways I've Worn this BCBG Shell...
wiw BCBG cowl neck sweater

Monday, March 5, 2012


As promised (and to cleanse my conscience!), here are my purchases and additions since starting my Buried Treasures Closet Challenge back in November.

nov 11 - feb 12 purchases
Clockwise From Top-Left: Smart Set; Dynamite; Smart Set; American Eagle; Bluenotes; American Eagle; Spring; Bluenotes.

Total Spending: $134

So you might be thinking to yourself, "did she really need FOUR pairs of new pants?!" or, "did she buy THREE of the same sweater?!"

Not really, and yes. 
I think I've come to realize that by denying myself the pleasure of shopping and then being unleashed on a store, I lose all self control

I really need a better strategy.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lazy Weekend

I have been such a disgusting, snotty, mess these last few days! This cold has been building up for the last week, and I think it's finally gotten the better of me. Hopefully with lots of R&R this weekend (and maybe a bit of alcohol... you know, to kill the germs...) I'll feel much better come Monday.

So this is what I wore before I felt like death... 

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cardigan - Jacob (2010); tee - Swap (2011); jeans - Bluenotes (2012); 
knit cap - Spring (2012); otk boots - Spring "Baldi" (2012)

Yes, those are new boots... I've kind of broken the shopping ban... I was good for a long while though, and I'm still shopping on a tight budget. I'll do a round-up post shortly.