Hope in Exhaustion: A Sartorial Discussion

18.9.14

Paisley-Pant-Loose-cardigan

Paisley-Pant-Loose-cardigan

Paisley-Pant-Loose-cardigan

Paisley-Pant-Loose-cardigan
Sweater - Zara   //  Top - FreePeople  //  Pants - Urban Outfitters  //  Bag - Target  //  Necklace - Homegrown Boutique  //  Sunnies - F21

It seems these pants are being worn with white tops and buns.  But I swear it's accidental.  What they are really worn with is exhaustion.  Exhaustion is the motivator, and it just so happens that exhaustion goes with white tops - less to think about - and buns - less to do.

Plus a warm sweater, 'cause it's chilly.  Really exhaustion.  But this goes to show * I hope* that being an exhausted mother, with a husband away on a business trip so no help, doesn't mean you can't have some modicum of style.

*Again... I hope*

The Numbers Drop

17.9.14

Maxi-Boho-Dress

Maxi-Boho-Dress

Maxi-Boho-Dress

Maxi-Boho-Dress
Maxi Dress - Guess  //  Shoes - Aldo  //  Bag - Target  //  Hat & Necklace - I forget  //  Rings - F21

The ability to throw on a dress and hat and go out the door.  That's the beauty that is summer, and warm weather in general.  I'm really going to miss this beautiful ability as the temperature drops.  It's going to be about smart layering to maximize warmth as opposed to the ease and freedom to run out the door on a whim.

Summer, we've parted too soon.

Fringed

16.9.14

Fringe-Kimono-Sundress-layered-boot

Fringe-Kimono-Sundress-layered-boot

Fringe-Kimono-Sundress-layered-boot

Fringe-Kimono-Sundress-layered-boot
Fringe Kimono - no tag, and I can't recall  //  Dress - Ruche  //  Boots - DIYed myself  //  Bag - Target  //  Necklace - I forget

Still trying to figure out this new schedule and life change.  In the meantime, I think my love for the fringe and the tassel is firmly in place.  Apparently, it's also made for layering.  I have no issue with that.

Intentionally MIA

15.9.14

Aztec-shirt-jeans-fringe-boho-chic

Aztec-shirt-jeans-fringe-boho-chic

Aztec-shirt-jeans-fringe-boho-chic

Aztec-shirt-jeans-fringe-boho-chic

Aztec-shirt-jeans-fringe-boho-chic
Aztec Top - ThreadSence  //  Jeans - Dittos via Urban Outfitters  //  Bag - Target  //  Boots - Aldo  //  Necklaces - I forget

Being a little MIA last week was intentional.  With my girl off to school for the first full week ever, I wanted to take as much time for myself as possible.  To be honest, I want to do as much of that this week too, but life goes on so I'll have to do some work after all.

I would drop her off, come home, and then stand in the house wondering what to do with myself.  Cups of tea, and a Sons of Anarchy marathon it was!  Plus, I've been playing some computer games that I bought but have never gotten around to....until now.

Yup, things aren't too bad.  This week has a to do list, but I'm going to tackle it slowly.

How's your week been?

The Story of the Dress

11.9.14

Gypsysoulsollective-dress-maxi-boho

Gypsysoulsollective-dress-maxi-boho

Gypsysoulsollective-dress-maxi-boho

Gypsysoulsollective-dress-maxi-boho
Maxi Boho Dress - Chelsea Verde via eBay  //  Necklace - I forget  //  Bag & Sandals - ThreadSence

Browsing a few online sites that I just love I found a dress.  It came in two patterns and color combos, and I loved both.  I wanted to get this little darling dress.  But alas, I'm in Canada and that meant the shipping fees were a bit high.  The shipping coupled with the price of the dress itself put the whole thing a little beyond my reach.  Was I deterred?  Only for the moment.

After some hemming and hawing, and thinking and wondering if there was some other way I could get this piece, I thought I'd give eBay a go.  You never know until you try.

So I searched and I found the name of the designer.  Then I searched the designer, and after a few more minutes of searching, I stumbled upon the exact dress in my exact size!  Better still, even with the shipping, it was less then I had seen on many the online sites.  Clicking "Buy it Now"  the dress became mine just 12 days later when it was delivered to my doorstep.

And it's just as beautiful in person as it is online.  More than that, it's incredibly soft and wrinkle free.  Perfect for when I travel.  I highly recommend this darling dress!

Schools In

8.9.14

Jens-Pirate-Booty-Dress

Jens-Pirate-Booty-Dress

Jens-Pirate-Booty-Dress

Jens-Pirate-Booty-Dress
Dress - Jen's Pirate Booty  via  FreePeople  //  Sandals & Bird Necklace - ThreadSence  //  Key Necklace - I forget  //  Sunnies - F21

My girl started school last Thursday.  *Thank you to everyone who has shown such support through emails, tweets, and comments.  It's so wonderful to have you as part of the extended family*  I wasn't there for the first ever drop off, as I was at an audition.  But Andrew dropped her off.  She didn't want to go.  She resisted going into class, and eventually, when everyone was inside, he had to place her in class and just close the door.  When he left she was sitting in a corner sucking her thumb.

But when we picked her up, she was happy and smiling, and told us excitedly about the things that she did that day.  The teacher told us she was right into everything and had no problems.

Then the next morning came.  I had to drop her off by myself.  She didn't want to leave the house - hiding under a blanket for protection.  I had to threaten her : go to school, or sit in your room all day.  She went to school.  Cried on the way there, cried when I tried to take her to her class.  Hid behind me.  I had to slowly push her towards the door over a period of five minutes, until she was just inside then I had to leave quickly.  My last sight of her that morning was her crying after me.

Picking her up, she had a great day again. Went to the library, played, again the teacher said a fabulous day.

So this is what gets me.  She has great days, but cries and doesn't want to go in the morning.

*Sigh*  

*Double sigh*


Self-Effacing

5.9.14

Tribal-Kimono-Red-Brocade

Tribal-Kimono-Red-Brocade

Tribal-Kimono-Red-Brocade

Tribal-Kimono-Red-Brocade

Dress - Ruche  //  Kimono - eBay  //  Shoes - Aldo  //  Bag, Earrings & Bracelet - ThreadSence  //  Rings - I forget

There's those silly tests online/facebook about "Which whatever are you."  I enjoy them in as much as I find them a silly distraction.  The recent one was "Who would play you in the story of your life?"  I got Jennifer Lawrence because we apparently share the same affinity for honesty, intensity, girl next doorness, being one of the guys, and being self-effacing.

They are certainly an odd thing, those tests, but I found the whole thing about being self-effacing interesting.  Why would you not be self-effacing?  It's good to look at yourself, see your faults and flaws, and then recognize them with humor.  I think it's good for the soul.  Not only does it acknowledge that yes you do suck sometimes, but I'd like to think that it also shows acceptance and understanding that perfection is a delusional state.

Who knows, maybe I'm talking out my ass.  I do that sometimes.

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