How To Dress For a Morning Wedding

2.9.14

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Flower Dress - Ruche  //  Shoes - I forget  //  Earrings & Belt - F21

I like the idea of a morning wedding.  You can wear a pretty floral summer dress and not get too crazy with the formal wear.  I always find it a little stressful when I'm expected to get super glammed up, because glam isn't really my thing and so I feel like I'm lying the whole time.  I much rather prefer that line of pretty but not formal - it allows for a little mess and unkemptness, which is a bit of a staple of mine in life.

 Also, wedges.  Wedges are fabulous especially when the wedding is held in the historic Distillery district which features many a cobblestone streets.

So yes, morning wedding everyone - do it.  It leaves you the whole day to celebrate, eat, and dance.

Insta Saturday

30.8.14

"'I'm Bored' is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, but, vast world that you're seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand?  The fact that you're alive is amazing, so you don't get to say, 'I'm bored'"
  - Louis C.H. 

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Sometimes We Forget The Shoes

29.8.14

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Tribal Tank - c/o Gracie B. Boutique  //  Crop Top - ThreadSence  //  Jeans - Dittos  //  Bag - Stela 9  //  Bicycle Ring - Spotted Moth  //  Other Rings - Body Blue

Okay, I know you can't see my shoes. I know that. I took the photos in a field of flowers and forgot to make sure you could see my shoes. Can I just tell you that I'm wearing brown and beige strap sandals? Would that suffice this time?

I hope so, 'cause this was a casual day that turned into a hectic running around the city with my toddler kind of day. And so I forgot the shoes.

Arrested, Hooted, and Bankrupt

27.8.14

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Tunic Dress - Arnhem // Shorts & Bag  - Target  //  Necklace, Large Silver Ring - ThreadSence  //  Sunnies, Colored Stones Ring, Leaf Ring - F21

This gorgeous top is supposed to be a dress. It's one of those beachy, devil may care boho dresses. Sadly, I'm actually quite tall and don't spend my days on a beach in a photoshoot. Why would this matter? I'm so glad you asked.

It matters because the tallness means that it's rather short. Like, just-covers-my-butt short. Which would be fine, on a beach, with a bathing suit underneath. But my day to day is spent with my girl, or running/biking around this fair city without a bathing suit on, or in studio. That means any arms gestures, such as the one above, would have me exposing my undies to children on the playground, pedestrians and drivers on the street, and clients in a studio.

And I certainly do not want to be arrested, hooted at from trucks, or bankrupt my business.
Hence, shorts.




Unexpected Biking Gear

26.8.14

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Top & Scarf - Urban Outfitters  //  Jeans - Gap  //  Gauntlets - c/o Jennifer Fukushima  //  Shoes - Ruche  //  Bag - Target  //  Earrings - I Forget  //  Sunnies - Lace Affair  // Rings - F21

As the weather inevitably turns, biking becomes  a bit of a challenge because though it's warm when I leave, it's chilly when I return home in the evening.  But it's that weird cold where it's not fully cold, just chilly, and definitely not warn.  These gauntlets from Jennifer Fukushima really have been great for biking.  They keep my hands and wrists nice and cozy, which is a very hard part to keep warm as I tend to have cold extremities, without feeling overheated.

Bonus points because it's made in Canada, sustainability preference when sourcing material, and mostly natural fibers!  Jennifer is launching a whole new collection of clothing this Fall too - completely based around this social consciousness - showcasing her unique design aesthetic.

My Ass Is Twitching

25.8.14

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Embroidered Velvet Jacket - Flying Tomato  //  Tribal Peplum Tank - F21  //  Jeans - Gap  //  Backpack - Stela 9  //  Boots - Aldo  //  Necklace - TopShop  //  Headband - UO

In the movie "French Kiss" with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline there's these two scenes where they discuss the fact that he's not a fan of people and not a very 'happy' person. Part of the reason is that he doesn't express his feelings. Now I do express my feelings - just ask anyone.  I'm pretty open about how I feel at the moment and how I feel about a person. Which makes it easier for people to know where they stand with me, I'd like to think.

But I'm not an extrovert. So in a similar way to Kevin Kline I'm not a huge fan of people and not what you would classify as a 'happy' person. You know, cheerful, positive, energetic, bouncy....'happy.' I'm sarcastic, acerbic, intelligent, quirky, with a dry wit. I'd like to think I'm kind, but I'm also awkward and aloof.  Hey, that's me, what can you do?

This is all to say, that I'm going to be "One of those grumpy old [people] sitting in the back of the cafe going, *said in French accent* 'My ass is twitching. You people make my ass twitch'"

Watch the movie, you'll get it.

Insta Saturday

23.8.14


"remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.  You are already naked.  There is no reason not to follow your heart."
     -steve jobs

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