Thursday, 31 January 2013

Geometric Shirt

Is it possible to still be full the next day from all the food you ate the day before? Yesterday I had a great day with friends that involved a lot of wonderful food. I forgot during the day that I had dinner plans with my parents at a new hamburger place called "The Works". I couldn't not try the delicious avocado and bacon croissant and was very glad I did.
I love geometric design and have had this shirt for quite some time. It is getting a little short so a great tip is to add a belt, elongating the top portion which enables me to wear this shirt a little while longer.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


I'm tired today, my son keeps coming through to our bed in the middle of the night claiming he is having a nightmare. Usually when I ask him about it the next morning he says he forgets what it was about. Not sure if this is a ploy to get to sleep with Mommy and Daddy or if he really is having bad dreams. I asked him this morning what his dream was about and with a bit of a smile he said a Witch.... My husband sends him back to bed but I enjoy every minute of him still wanting to cuddle.

I bought this sweater probably close to 2 year ago. I usually wear it a bit more dressed up but today thought I would dress it down with jeans and short flat boots. I had a necklace on as well, but have to remember sometimes less is more!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Paisley Dress

Another item I found when sorting through pictures was this dress I bought years ago and kinda forgot about. It was originally longer and I hemmed it a wee bit and I do like it even more now that it is a little shorter. I was going to shorten the sleeves but seeing as I am always cold I decided to leave them as is.

Monday, 28 January 2013


Ever watch that show Hoarders? I do and it is the one thing that gets me motivated to clean and organize my house more than anything else. This time I decided to start with a very large project I have been putting off for years. I am a hoarder of digital photos.  From 2002 to now I have taken over 17,000 pictures. Last night I started trying to delete some of these. It is so hard as each image is a memory and I don't want to delete anything that I may forget over the years. I was at it for hours and thought I had done really well. When I checked my trash bin there were only 214 erased images.....this is going to take much longer than I thought.
The good news, I kept seeing clothes and shoes in these pictures that I had forgotten about, they must be lost somewhere in the depths of my closet. I dug out this sweater and remembered how much I love it.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sunday ....Quote Day

It is Sunday again.....Quote Day. Here is a great one from the  one and only, Carrie Bradshaw.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Cargo Pants Again

I love my Cargo pants. I know I have spoken of them before, but they are such a great staple to have in your closet and a nice alternative to jeans. They can also be worn all year round and dressed up or down. I have shown below some of the different ways I have worn them.

I know it is contrary to everything I say about how much I hate the winter, but the one thing I do love is to shovel the driveway. Do not ask me why, I have no idea. Something about the sound of crunching snow and scraping shovels. That is where I am off to now. It snowed again most of yesterday so while no one is home I am going outside to get it done.


Friday, 25 January 2013

Stripes on Stripes?

Lately I  have noticed that I am drawn to and loving STRIPES, never realized before how much of my clothing is striped. I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and thought hey, why not try some stripes on stripes. Had a boring necklace on and then thought since I am stepping outside my box why not go even further and try this bib necklace. Not sure if the necklace is too much but I am loving the stripes!
Happy Friday!!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Doctor's Office

I'm off to the Doctor's office this morning (even though - Murphy's Law, I am now feeling so much better) for the appointment that was scheduled last week when I was actually feeling horrible.
In true form of trying to keep it real here, I am not really sure how I feel about this outfit. Love these pants just not sure how I feel about wearing cream in the winter?? Also I know I am usually headless, but I think in this turtleneck it is worse than normal. I think this will look better in the summer when I can wear some sandals and a cooler shirt. At least if nothing else,  I have a cozy turtleneck to keep me warm!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr it's Cold!

It is currently -17 degrees outside. It is the kind of cold that when you try and take a deep breath the air goes directly to your lungs and you can't breath.  I have to keep asking myself WHY do I live here? I was definitely not made to live in a cold climate. I cannot even show you what I am wearing today as it is not pretty! All I am trying to do is stay warm.
So instead I will show you what I wore out to a friends house a little while ago. It was a casual night but I still wanted to have a bit of a pop. Adding a statement necklace to any plain outfit is a great way to do this.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

My Tree Dress

My sister once borrowed this dress and nicknamed it the "tree" dress. Not sure if you can see it or not but it looks like there are branches running vertically up the dress. Anytime I find a dress that is long sleeve, I am in love. This dress definitely works for all seasons and can easily be made casual or  dressy when required.

Monday, 21 January 2013


I'm still not feeling great and really hoping to be back to normal soon. I feel the need to be cozy as it is really cold outside. This sweater is old but I love the collar and it keeps me warm. Was going to wear this with regular blue jeans then thought, why not change it up with some red pants!
Hope everyone had a wonderful week-end.

Sunday, 20 January 2013


When I started this blog, it was for many different personal reasons, some more deep than others. I could no longer stare into my closet and claim...I have nothing to wear!....I now simply go to my outfits page and am reminded that I do in fact have quite a few things to wear. When I began, I never really believed anyone would read this blog, other than my Mom of course. The fact that I have now reached 100 followers is truly humbling. I really do want to show women that they do not have to spend a ton of money to look good. I have learnt so much in the 4 months that I have been doing this and have connected  with some amazing other bloggers. So just want to say a big THANK YOU to anyone who is reading this ( you too Mom!).

As it is Sunday, here is the quote for the week......

Saturday, 19 January 2013

My Almost Outfit

Last night I had plans to meet a friend for drinks. Instead I ended up at the walk in clinic, getting blood work taken and booking an ultra sound. I have had bad abdominal  pain for several days and the Dr's do not know what is wrong. I do not feel sick at all and have no other symptoms, as the Dr. said I am a conundrum. (not the words you want to hear from a Dr.). So instead of having a fun night out I put on my sweats and curled up on the couch. My friend kindly came over and sat with me. At least I had wine and cheesecake!
So here is what I would have worn had I been able......