Dress 25: Too Much Chocolate Is Good For The Soul

Cardigan – Gap; Dress – F21; Leggings – H&M; Boots – F21

Today…hmm what do I say?  
There’s a lot I could say.
But I won’t.

Let’s talk about this: 

I’ve lived in Toronto for over a decade…so I know it well.  Today on my way to an audition, I went the wrong way on the subway….twice.  Yup, that’s right folks.  Aren’t I spectacular?  I think so.

I did have far too much chocolate this afternoon…yippee!

But I hear ya, onto the dress already lady.

When I bought this little number I was attracted to the stripes and not too sure about the cut.  But as I’ve worn it, I’ve fallen in love with how easy it is to wear.  It’s one of those dresses that you wear on your off days because it’s forgiving, you can eat as much as you like in it, and you still look kinda cute.  Am I right?  But I’d love your opinion on it.  Trash, stash, or save?

Do you have a piece like that?  I’d love it if you sent me an email of yourself wearing it!

Dress 24: Knees Socks (Sans Shower)

Scarf – thrifted; Dress – Stradivarius; Leggings – H&M

Socks – MacGregor; Boots – somewhere in NYC

What I wore: Don’t have much to say about that today.  Except for the fact that I’m in love with wearing knee high socks and boots recently! *And yes, today I managed to shower without wearing socks…smarty pants* I’m not sure this sweater dress does anything for me though. 

So?  
Trash, stash, or save?

On another note…

A friend wrote me thinking they’re a “failure as a person.”  That got me thinking what is a “failure as a person”?  There are various ways to think about that I guess.  I won’t go into this person’s reasons – they’re private.  But here’s some things I think would qualify:

The obvious – pathological lying, thieving, violence towards others.
A lack of compassion.
Narcissistic self-obsession.
Inability to love – or desire not to.
Untrustworthiness.

That’s just my off-the-top-of-my-head list…and my friend certainly does not qualify.  If anything my friend excells at being the opposite of those things.  What would you add to the list?

Dress 23: Socks In The Shower

Dress – H&M; Flamingo Print Shirt – Cropp; Baseball T – F21

This dress is just a simple black knit dress.  It’s one of those that doesn’t have a whole lot to it by itself.  I layered it with a  baseball-tee, and a purple flamingo print button up that I bought a few years ago in Poland. I love this little top!  Trash, stash, or save?  Sorry guys, I’m trumping any opinions here.  This dress is a save!  It’s one every girl must have.

But here’s the thing, I ended up wearing it for about two hours.  And this time it wasn’t Baby’s fault.

A snowstorm people have been calling “Snowmaggedon” arrived and guess what? 
It’s just snow. 
Get over it.
Big whoop.

All it meant was that I had to go shovel about a continent worth of snow, which is fine.  I didn’t mind that.  But it was so much work that I sweated through all those layers.  Every single bit.  I know.  Gross right?  So that outfit went, “Bye! Bye!”  I jumped into the shower.  I was going to get all nice and dressed again, but Baby was screaming her head off for food, and I had to throw on clothes and rush downstairs to get her food prepped.  So, jeans for the rest of the day it was.  C’est La Vie.

Speaking of showers…thought I’d share a random, little tidbit with you all, and pardon me if I’ve already mentioned this.  A few days ago I was so tired that when I got in the shower I realized that I forgot to take my socks off. 
That’s sad…
And a little funny.

Please share with me some of your “socks in shower” moments so that I don’t feel so inane!

Intermission: Love Affair with Cuba

After a morning at the beach it’s time to change and head for lunch.

Beautiful view from a golf course nearby.

Even ‘stormy’ weather is stunning here.

The very first thing we did – before we even went to our room.

I was meant for lounging on a beach.

A house we trekked by in the town.

I love the way houses look and feel here.
A small break from fashion and dresses to reminisce…
Since it’s February again, it made me think of what was happening last February.  I was five months pregnant and we were in Cuba.  Aaahh…how lovely!  I’d love to be there again, instead of in the midst of the snowstorm of the winter.
You know, my life has changed so much since having Baby.  Some things are worse – I miss going out for drinks with the girls whenever I feel like it.  Some things are better – there’s nothing sweeter than when she looks at me and smiles.  Melts my heart, it does. But I do look back and think to myself…if only you knew.
I laugh.  
I laugh when I think about these two ‘stressed’ people.  
We didn’t know how good we had it!

Dress 22: Summer Dreaming

Dress – Smart Set; Sweater – Zara; Belt – Hadley Pollet; Boots – somewhere in NYC

That’s the dress I wore.  Word of advice to nursing moms: don’t wear a belt.  It’s a pain in the bum to undo it everytime you nurse, so unless you’re like me and you know you’re not nursing for the next 5 hours, don’t do it. Not worth it.  So guys?  Trash, stash, or save?

Went shopping with my Mother-in-Law and found THE summer shoe for myself…

It’s so preeeetty….Is it wrong that it’s only February and I’m already thinking and dreaming about summer?

When we got home my Mother-in-Law went downstairs to help paint…and changed into this fabulous ensemble.

She said, ” You should put this in your blog.”   So I did…I’m a good Daughter-in-Law.

Dress 21: Things Old and Home Made

Boots – ??; Leggings – F21; Dress – ??; Sweater – made by my Babcia.

Hanging out in my new sweater.

My Babcia made me a sweater and I just had to wear it as soon as it was done. I love the fact that it’s totally one of a kind and made with love.  And it being winter, there’s always a reason to wear a sweater.  So I paired it with this easy to wear dress.  It’s the same style as this one, just a different pattern. I bought them at the same time…when I was still in high school.  And do not ask me how long ago that was.  Suffice it to say, it was a long time ago. But these dresses hold up so well, I have a feeling Baby will be wearing them when she’s big enough!  They’ll be vintage then…as will I!  Haha!

Trash, stash, or save?  I’m thinking save…since it’s been around this long already.

Random Sundays: Giggles And Naps

Last night before Baby went to bed she giggled for about half an hour.  With me doing various things – from tickling her, to making silly faces – she giggled and laughed uncontrollably.  It was absolutely adorable!  Seeing that cute face and hearing that sweet laugh is the best.  Oh and because of the rough nights I haven’t had the energy to workout, but last night as part of our giggle routine I did lunges and squats while holding Baby; she thought it was hilarious and this morning my bum is hurtin’!  Seriously, if you have a niece/nephew, grandchild, or baby do squats while holding them…you’ll be surprised how much your bum hurts the next day!

Awesome:  This morning I was sitting on the couch with my laptop and Baby was squirming around on my lap and couch and before I knew it she had pulled off her pants! Sitting here pant-less and happy as a clam!

Drake the Dog looking so darn cute!

Drake the Dog has been pooped lately from wrestling with my Mom’s equally little (but much older) shi-poo.

The sun made the sky look beautiful today.

The sun was so inviting on the bed, I decided to take a nap.

Even the doll wanted to catch some rays.

The sun shone wonderfully today…even though it was still cold outside.  Inside the whole house was lit up.

Baby is currently talking herself to sleep, my mint tea is steeping…and my Babcia made me apple cake! 

Good night!  See y’all tomorrow!

Dress 20: Are You A Stripe Girl?

Drake the Dog loves the snow!
A shot of the dress itself.
Dress – Dear Creatures; Sweater – Tommy Hilfiger; Belt – part of the dress; Boots – F21; Leggings – F21    

I promised you a dress today, and here it is.  It’s cold outside and of course Drake the Dog wants to be frolicking out there!  And of course he just needs to get in the shot.  The dress is a fairly recent purchase and it’s really fun to wear.  I’m not usually one for the stripes, but I really like it on this dress for some reason. 

Are you a stripe girl?  What’s one thing that you don’t usually wear: animal prints, gold, stripes, patterns, etc?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

As always I want to hear your opinion: trash, stash, or save?

Therapy For The Mean Reds

Sweater – Spotted Moth; Shirt – Smart Set; Leggings – F21

Like I said here I’m at my Mama’s house this weekend hanging out with my Mama and my Babcia.  I decided to change in the evening and just go in leggings.  I didn’t want to be dragging a lot of stuff with me.  Also, yesterday was a rough night so today I’m just of on survival mode.  You know that zombie-like state you’re in when you don’t have enough sleep?  You know that?

Worse still my sleep deprivation coupled with the Egyptian revolt and acting insecurity brought on a case of the Mean Reds  *comment if you know my reference*  And I had nothing to make me feel better.  Usually a little retail therapy helps a lot, but this time I’ve got no money, so alas, no therapy.

Promise I’ll have a dress for you later today!

I’ve Been Really Bad

So because this happened to one of my favorite pairs of khaki boots…
 I bought these lovely things. 
But…I couldn’t resist getting these lovely things as well.
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