Re-Publishing Flowers

Hat – Ruche; Dress – Spotted Moth / Ruche; Belt – F21; Shoes – AE
Because blogger was down an erased my posts – I’m re-publishing! 

Peter Parker Am I

Vest – H&M; Shirt -?; Jeans – Guess; Earrings – F21; Boots – Ruche

I can relate to Peter Parker – not the super powers due to a spider bite thing, though I do rock at Super Mom even on little sleep – but the whole nerd-never-gets-the-girl thing.  No, I’m not after a girl.  The girl is the metaphorical griffin of life.   I often feel like the underdog – but that’s cool ’cause every dog gets his day.  I’m not the life of the party, or the one everyone gravitates to; I’m the one who watches and listens and snags the chocolate covered strawberries from the buffet table.  And I’m happy being that person – chocolate covered strawberries are good.  No pressure to please, and also no worries.  I like to sit back and watch what happens.  Turning the spotlight on me often makes me nervous.  That’s why I like to act, I guess.  ‘Cause it’s not me up there it’s a different character. 

In high school I remember having those self-confidence issues we all have.  Wanting to be that girl.  You know, the one every guy liked and every girl wanted to be.  But now I’m happy I wasn’t.  That’s a lot of pressure to live up to.  And that’s a lot of eyes looking at you and judging.  I had good friends and got to geek out all I wanted. 

And that has continued to this day.  I’m still not that girl, but I’m the girl in the corner talking to some dudes about BSG, Firefly and Star Trek vs Star Wars over an old scotch.  And you know what?  That’s company I like.  I understand that language. Those are my peeps.  And I’ve got a lot to say about Boba Fett.

Betsey Johnson, Baby!

Baby loves my Betsey Johnson bag!  I knew she had good taste!

Mother’s Day Outfit

Hat – Zellers; Glasses – F21; Shirt – Ruche; Vest – AE; Jeans – Gap; Shoes – AE; Ring – Smart Set; Earrings – F21

The dresses were great, but I’m so happy to be putting together different outfits now!   I’ve been meaning to wear these flares, like, forever!  And I finally got the chance.  They’re so long though that I have to wear a pretty mean heel with them.  That’s not a big deal, but I felt kind of proud of myself that I managed to spend the whole day walking around Toronto in these wedges.  It’s the little things you know???

If you have a moment, stop by here to read all about the Vicious Kid music video shoot and see some great photos.

Random Sunday: Mother’s Day

The reason I’m so happy to be a Mom.

My first Mother’s Day!  Not only did I get a darling present, but I got the whole day to my myself.  Last night, I got a gift from Husband and Baby – a box of my vices:  chocolate, rum, tea, macaroons, and a gift certificate to Ruche.  And today I got to do a fabulously hard run, followed by a whole day spent bumming around town by myself. 

I went and got a manicure, had girl time with my friend, browsed soooo many shops, and stopped by TCAF *a comic festival* to see my sister exhibiting her work.

A comic about what else but Freddie Mercury!

She had two comics of her own for display, and one collaboration with a group of people.  I’m so proud that she’s so ambitious to get her work out there.  I can’t wait to see what she does next!

I came home to a delicious salmon salad, white wine aaaand I think there’s a foot massage in store for me. 

Can every day be Mother’s Day????

Hot Girl. Hot Car. *no I’m not talking about me*

Happy Mother’s Day!  I get the whole day to myself to enjoy and relax.  So, I’m gonna go do that and I’ll tell you all about the Vicious Kid music video shoot I did over here.  But you’re gonna have to wait until tomorrow.  Sorry! Mama’s gotta do, what Mama’s gotta do!

85 Dress Challenge : Review

From top left:  Amish Much ; Football ; Bucket ; Blaming the Dog ; Snow Hippie ; James Bond ; Robots ; Hazmat
From top left: Grandmother’s ; Tired ; Wet Feet ; Poo! ; Hiding Out ; Black&White ; Enough ; Babbling

So remember when I started this whole thing?  Well, it’s done!  And it only took me.  I must say it’s been a learning experience in style.  I’ve discovered things I like and things I don’t.  I’ve become more creative in my styling, at least I’d like to think so, and a little more savvy, I hope.

From top left: Copping Out ; Cool ; Gramma’s ; Stripes ; Handmade ; Dreaming ; Socks ; More Socks

From top left: Chocolate ; Layering ; Fooling ; Cosmopolitan ; Busy ; Grannies ; Stepford ; Whole Day

I learned I like red, playing a part, stripeslooking ‘cool’, and that black is always a good standby (here, here, and here).

From top left: Skin ; More ; Gem ; Full Of It ; Tight Budget ; Fake It ; Girly ; Be Merry

From top left: Puttering ; Sm-attention ; Question ; Frankly ; No One ; Coffee ; Star WarsSporty.
Appliques are fun, as are nerdy shirts and nerdy bags *a personal favorite*.  And belts can make or break an outfit.  Something I never would’ve thought before.

From top left: Madness ; Mommy ; St.Patty’s ; Miss ; Dots ; Laugh Track ; S&M ; Tushy
From top left: Yay ; Sick Child ; Rain ; Prepared ; Patterns ; Baby Humor ; Distracted ; Time and Space

I love a dress with a good pattern, or a fun ruffle, or a cool applique.  It’s the details, you know? I’ve also gotten braver with pairing things and mixing patterns.  Sometimes I miss, but sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised with the results.

From top left : Relax ; Bikes ; Nice Day ; Annoying ; Waves ; Lunacy ; Good Day ; Twirly-Whirly
From top left: Accessories ; Nearing Domestic ; Contradictions ; Thunder ; Back-up ; Nerdiness ; Hippy.

I love that a great dress can instantly change the way you feel.  And it can immediately add some glamour into an otherwise blah day.  Frankly, we can always use more glamour in our lives!

From top left: Guilty ; Pretty ; Oh My! ; Spots ; The End.

Looking over things, I’ve discovered I don’t have a “style.”  I’m not one particular type of dresser – classic, tough, girlie, etc. etc.   I just like what I like.
I like girlie, and nerdy, and tough…it all depends on my mood that day. 
One thing I like is polka dots.  Another is boots!  And of course, comfort.  I won’t suffer for fashion.

Dress 85: The End Of The Road

Cardi – thrifted; Dress – Ruche; Leggings & Belt – F21; Boots – Somewhere in NYC.

We’re done! We’re done! Done! Done! Done-dee-dee-done!  That’s officially the last dress in my challenge.  Phew!  It feels like that took forever.  And it’s kind of fitting that we’re done one day before my very first Mother’s Day!

I probably have just as many, as when I started.  Some were packed away and some were given away, but some were bought to replace them.  *oh well* It’s been great to challenge myself to wear some dresses.  I like how I’ve stretched my horizons just a little bit.

Don’t worry though, that’s not the end of dresses.  I’m just going to mix in some pants, shorts, and skirts now. 

Oh and guess what?  I’m shooting a music video tomorrow.  I’ll tell you all about it.

Dress 84: Seeing Spots

Jacket – ?; Sweater – thrfited; Dress – F21; Tights – from Poland; Boots – Aldo

I think this dress has to go.  I love it, it’s just waaay too short for me.  I guess I’ve grown since I wore it?  I really don’t remember the last time I wore it, so maybe?  I find that hard to believe, but it really is much too short to wear, even with tights.  So I think I”m going to store it for now.

On another note, Husband told me in my other post that I may offend some women because I group myself in the “rest of us” category even though I’m very slim.  And I feel he’s misreading what I wrote.  I’m not claiming that I’m not slim, just that I do have curves.  I’m not a stick straight, boyish shaped woman – that’s not my body type. I have hips, and just a bit more so since having Baby; so yes, despite being slim, I still have hip confidence issues. 

Dress 83: Chocolate, Shopping, Oh My!

Jacket – Old Navy; Sweater – thrifted; Belt – thrifted; Dress – Ruche.

First off, did you check me out here?  You should; I look hawt, if I do say so myself!

Secondly, Baby and I were restless today, or maybe it was just me, so we headed out for a walk around stores and cafes and people.  It was wonderful!  The sunshine was so warm and I got a triple chocolate cookie!

Baby got a rice cracker.

Yeah well, she has plenty of time to make bad eating choices.  I’m not going to do it for her.

P.S.  I failed miserably today…I bought something…I know.  But at least I’m honest.   That counts for something right?  No?  Oh stop shaking your heads.  You wouldn’t be able to resist either.

I’ll show you when it gets here.

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