Dress 63: I Really Do Get Easily Distracted By Food

A nice shot of the dress.
A detailed shot of the cardigan

Hat – Ruche (similar); Dress – Ruche (similar); Cardi – Nick&Mo; Jacket – Smart Set; Tights – Hue; Loafers – AE

What a beautiful day!  The sun was out and it was so warm.  The whole world just suddenly got happy.  Baby and I went out for storytime and I had a delicious sandwich.  You don’t understand, it was delicious! I love me some good food.   Moving on: I don’t know why, but storytime was empty.  So Baby got a private reading of two books.  Granted she was more interested in the toddlers and kids running around instead of the book, but what can you do?

Right now, Husband is roasting a chicken for dinner.  I can smell it.  Mmmmm…..chicken.

It’s very distracting. 

Must. Focus.  Mention.  Dress.

I have to say that what I love about this dress is that it’s a girlie lace dress, but the bold blue prevents it from becoming too girlie-girlie, or grandma-esque.  And it is so easy to wear.  The cut is flattering for anyone, the fabric is very forgiving, and it’s very comfortable.  You really can’t go wrong with it.

True Story:  Baby is constantly grinding her teeth!!  I guess she loves the sound??  I don’t know how to make her stop.  But I keep telling her that those are my teeth!  I made them.  I grew them.  She’s not allowed to destroy them!  Now, why can’t she just understand that???

Dress 62: ‘Queen of Baby Humor’ Pleased To Meet You

See?  Drake the Dog has to get in every shot!

Cardigan – Kische; Shirt – swap; Dress – AE; Leggings – F21; Boots – somewhere in NYC

I was feeling a little quirky and goofy when I got dressed today.  I wanted something a little odd, and I’m quite pleased with the result.  Mixing a button up with a summer casual dress like this felt weird, but when I put it on, I was pleasantly surprised that it just seemed to work.  I love little surprises like that.

Okay, seriously,  I have the cutest baby in the world.  I know every mom thinks that, but seriously, she’s cute.  Today, she giggled for half an hour!  Why?  Because first I was kissing her hand while she sucked her thumb, and then I was kissing her feet.  Hilarious!  Apparently.  Who knew I was the queen of baby stand-up?

Explains why I’m not funny amoung adults, wrong audience for my humor.
I need to work on a younger crowd. 
Diapers, that’s my niche.
And not geriatric diapers….although….

Dress 61: Playing With Patterns

Cardi – Costa Blanca; Dress – Ruche; Tights – from Poland; Boots – Ruche

I promised you I would do better today.  And I think I have.  Just the fact that I got dressed in clean clothes today….ha!

I’ve stopped asking whether I should trash, stash, or save.  ‘Cause frankly, I can’t bear to part with any of them.  But your opinion is always welcome if you see one that is just a big ‘NO’. Please do let me know.  We all need that honest person to come up and say, “Honey, that’s not doin’ it today, you know?”   At least, I appreciate such blunt honesty.

I’m loving mixing patterns right now.  I used to be so scared of it, for fear of getting it wrong, but now I’m just having fun with it and playing.  And it is so much fun to play!

Oh, and I’m going for a haircut on Sunday.  Time to clean this mess up!

Pajamas And Dirty Shirts…I’m Such A Fraud!

T-shirt – Reserved.

Dolman – F21; Jeans – Guess.

All right, confession time.  I did not get dressed today. 

Well no, that’s a lie.  I did get dressed, technically speaking, just not very well. 

Jeans and a top.  Oh all right…a dirty top.

Here me out!

I was alone with Baby all day.  It was her first day of being well.  It was my sixth day of not sleeping more than two hours at a time.  And we had nowhere to go. 

She spent the day in her pajamas.

I almost spent the day in my pajamas.

I was going to go somewhere with her *which would meant getting dressed* but she decided to sleep right through from the time we would’ve left until about the time we would’ve been home.  So here are some older photos of a day when I did get dressed. 

Sorry.  Tomorrow will be better.

I promise.

Dress 60: Always Be Prepared

Take One:  Cardi – F21; Belt – AE; Dress F21; Shoes – Payless

Take Two:  Shirt – thrifted

Today I styled two different outfits for the next dress in my challenge.  Why, you may ask?  Well, Baby’s still sick.  That means that I end up with puke, spit-up, or poo on my clothes at some point…and then I need to change.  Normally, spit-up is not a big deal, but all this stuff is extra gross since she’s sick.  So it’s better for both of us if I get it off me as soon as possible. 

On another note, I’m really liking maxi dresses right now.  Can’t wait to wear more!

Husband liked styling number 2 more.  You?

Dress 59: Sometimes I Don’t Mind The Rain

Umbrella – Walmart; Dress – Tulle; Leggings – F21; Socks – stolen from Husband; Wellies – Petite Pieds.

A rainy day here in Toronto, but I’m not letting that stop me from looking cute.  It was time to bring out the wellies!  This is a cute dress from Tulle, but it fits me a little wierd.  It’s really loose on top, but tight on the bottom.  I’m thinking it’ll look awesome tucked into a skirt or pants (i.e. worn as a ‘top’).  Do you like it on me???  Trash, stash, or save?

Last night Husband asked me how my no shopping thing is going.  Not bad.  I’ve kind of failed a little – broke my own rules and bought something I shouldn’t have.  But overall, I’ve really curbed my shopping.  So, even though I wracked myself with guilt over the fact that I bought a couple of things I shouldn’t have *on principle, not because I spent too much money or anything* I’m doing pretty well.  I’m trying not to be too hard on myself too, you know?  I’m not perfect.  I’m fallible.  But I think I’m doing a good job so far. 

Random Sundays: Spring Is Springing Near The Pond

We went for a little walk today in the park down by the pond.  It’s not beautiful there yet, but you can see spring starting to make itself known.

It was a family outing…

Husband is thrilled to shed his winter coat.

I love being able to wear my Mei Tai.  It’s so easy to just strap Baby on and go.
She loves to be cuddled in close.  Jacket – Jacob; Hat – Ruche; Glasses – F21; Jeans – Guess.

Baby’s still not feeling herself, but here fever broke and we can breathe a sigh of relief on that front.  So things are looking up.

Oh, and Drake the Dog got a bath not too long after this walk….he was decidedly displeased!

Dress 58: How Do You Leave Your Sick Child?

Heading out to a shoot.

Dress – Bershka

Boots – Aldo
Jacket – ?; Shirt – Smart Set; Sunglasses – F21

Hey guys, I’ll have a Randomd Sundays post for you later on today.  But for now, I thought I’d post some pics of the dress I wore yesterday.  I wore it to go shoot a film in Hamilton. *you can read about that here*  I felt bad about going since Baby is sick and had a ridiculously high fever yesterday, but it’s not like I could cancel.  So it was a bittersweet day, since I love working, but I couldn’t bear to leave my sick Baby Girl at home. *On a side note, her fever broke in the wee small hours last night and she’s doing better.  Still sick, but better*

This dress was a purchase from Bershka in Spain.  I have to say I love that store.  It’s so affordable, but really fun and trendy.  Stradivarius, and Bershka were my favorite stores to shop at in Europe.  I went into everyone that I saw.  Husband got really sick of it, but he was a good sport and let me do my thing.  Thanks Honey!

Trash, stash, or save?  Save!!

P.S.  The shots were taken on the GO train from and sorry they’re not better, but I did the best I could under the circumstances. 

Dress 57: Yay!

I can’t get a shot without Drake in it.

Sweater – Esprit; Dress – Smart Set; Tights – Hue; Shoes – Town Shoes; Necklace – swap.

Yay, I’m back!  I know I said that before, but I think this time it’s true.  My stomach flu *the worst I’ve had ever* is finally over.  It lasted over a week and left me completely weakened.  The only thing that kept a smile on my face throughout the whole ordeal was running Emily Blunt’s line from “Devil Wears Prada” in me head over and over, “I’m one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”  Not that I’m dieting, I just think it’s a funny line.  But now it’s over and I’m famished!!!  Famished, I tell you.

And I’m wearing pretty dresses again.  Double Yay!

How was your weekend?

Random Sundays: Truly Random But Lots Of Fun!

So today really is a bunch of randoms!  Let’s get to it shall we?

Here’s my outfit today…at least part of the day since I’m still not feeling up to scrap.  Sweater – H&M; Shirt – clothing swap; Necklace – F21; Jeans – Guess

Drake the Dog thinks he absolutely needs to be in every shot!

Close-up of my necklace.
Remember how I said I hosted a clothing swap?  Olivia scored these shoes there.
And they look just smashing on her! *I really wanted to use the word ‘smashing’ – and with an english accent in my head*
And here is my masterpiece…dun duh duh dun!!!
My two kids, both looking out the window together.
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