Dress 76: Pointing Out What Contradicts

So I was trying to get an outfit shot…

…when I saw someone making their way towards me…

…apparently my outfit is irresistible to babies and dogs.  And yes, Baby found a new toy: my belt.

Oh well, so much for keeping that tied.

Thought I’d show you a close-up of my hair and the detail on my dress.
Cardi – swapped; Dress – Ruche  ; Leggings – H&M.
I know you’re probably tired of me talking about the weather, but honestly! When is it going to get nice here???  It’s been rainy, cold and wet, and so far it doesn’t look likely to change.  I’m getting quite put out! 
But enough about that. 
I’m in love with this dress.  It’s a little big on me in the shoulders, so I’m going to have to get that altered (or more likely I’ll do it myself). But I love how dreamy it is.  It makes me feel so girlie and feminine!  Husband says that sometimes dresses like this don’t seem to match who I am, since I have such a strong personality.  He says they seem contradictory .  I understand what he means.  This isn’t the dress I’d wear to a business meeting, but then again the me that goes into a business meeting is not the one who watches Backyardigans with Baby and sings along.  I have many facets and what I wear highlights how I feel that day and how I’d like to present myself to the world. That’s what I love about fashion.  And today I feel girlie and feminine and soft.
On another note, I’ve got a busy two weeks coming up.  First, I’m shooting an episode for the web series I’m working on (which you know I’ll be blogging about here) and then I have a preliminary photoshoot and wardrobe fitting for a music video.  I’m excited!  It’s going to be fun!
True Story:  Baby has learned to point.  Now she points at everything…including me when I tell her, “No.”  What that’s about I have no idea, but it’s absolutely adorable!

Dress 75: Domestic Goddess

Shirt – Smart Set; Dress – Costa Blanca ; Scarf – H&M; Shoes – Zellers

 It so sunny outside that my pasty white legs came out to play.  And they’re so happy!  These puppies have not seen the light of day in months, as you can tell.  And let me tell you, getting this strapelss number on *I’m wearing a black t-shirt underneath to dress it down* was a challenge.  Having Baby has changed a few things and I am busting out of this dress! *pun intended*  No I’m not complaining, just observing.

Side Bar: to all my male readers: no, nothing is off the record
Moving On.  

It’s not even 9:30am and so far this is what I have done: get Baby changed, dressed, fed, get myself breakfast, put dishes away/into dishwasher, shower and get dressed, two loads of laundry *one of which you see here, one is in the dryer* , cut, peeled, and steamed a bag of carrots for Baby, cut and prepped a butternut squash to steam for Baby, checked and answered my email, read my blogs, watched an episode of Backyardigans with Baby, one blog post, taken photos and started to write this.

I. Am. Woman.

*Disclaimer: this may or may not have something to do with the two cups of coffee I had this morning*

Dress 74: Nearing The End Soon

I’m a bit of a grumpy pants in this pic because it started raining on me.
Cardi – H&M; Shirt – Smart Set; Dress – Jean Machine ; Leggings – F21; Boots – somewhere in NYC

Can you believe this dress challenge is almost done?  I’ve got maybe ten more dresses and then I’m done.  That’s so cool.  It’s amazing that it’s taken me this long.  I really could just wear every dress I own three times a year and would have enough clothes for the whole year.  That’s kind of funny!   I’m looking forward to wearing pants…I have these great khakis, shorts and flare jeans…oh I’m getting excited!  Yeah, I know.  I’m easy to please.

I know I have a lot of dresses *and clothes in general*, but I just keep stuff, store, and rotate.  This dress is a perfect example.  I bought it about 8 years ago *it’s pre-Husband* and I still love to wear it ever summer.  I wanted to wear it this weekend because it is a bit folk-ish to me, and this holiday in Poland you’d often dress up in your folk costume to celebrate *I’ll show you something fun regarding that soon*.  So, I’m there in spirit. 

On another note, I bought something from Ruche and it’s coming in the mail.  I’m allowed to do so under the terms here.  And just in case you’re keeping track, we’re on day 77. *le sigh*

On a side, side note, I miss my long hair.

Random Sundays: Seedlings In The Garden

Seedlings!

I spent some time at my Mom’s this weekend and she’s right on track with her garden.  I’m so getting her to help me with mine, and trust me, I need the help! 

Meanwhile, the weather was so nice we all had to take advantage of it.   Drake the Dog had a great time running around the huge backyard and wrestling with Luke, as you can tell.

Baby didn’t know what to make of the grass.  She just sat there and grimaced every time her hand touched it.

Dress 73: Accessories

Cardi – F21; Dress – Ruche; Leggings – F21

You can’t see in this shot, but I’m wearing earrings!  This is a big deal since Baby never lets me wear any kind of accessory – whether earring, ring, necklace, or bracelet.  But yesterday I discovered that she doesn’t really care about little tiny earrings, so that’s what I’m wearing.  Oh and I’m also wearing a new Mom’s neccessary accessory *I like the little ryhme there*  , the hair elastic worn as a bracelet.  You need to be able to throw your hair up at any second. 

But let me show you my – and any new parent’s – absolute favorite accessory:
The Coffee Maker (A.K.A.Mom’s (or Dad’s) Best Friend).

Maverick and Iceman

These are the sunglasses that had Husband referencing Top Gun.
Cardi – F21; Shirt – Puella; Jeans – Guess; Belt – thrifted; Shoes – AE

Husband called me Maverick and this little punk Iceman.

When I finally got dressed  *which wasn’t until after lunch because I wanted to run and it took that long to squish it into my day* I knew I should wear a dress to continue the challenge, but the truth is that I didn’t feel like it at all.  Also, I had rehearsal at my house for a web series I’m in at my house and I just didn’t feel that a vintage-esque dress would help me get into the mood I wanted.  Fashion is all about mood, and I wanted to be relaxed and neutral so that I could transition into whatever atmosphere I wanted to.

So, during my run, I balled my eyes out.  Seriously, I was full out wailing on the treadmill and during my stretches.  I was watching Criminal Minds, and it was an episode about a mother who has a psychotic break on the anniversary of her baby son’s death.  And I was balling, because I can totally see that being me.  Not the killing people part, but the complete breakdown part.  I can’t even imagine having to go through something like that.  And I truly hope that I never have to.  I’m not sure I’d be strong enough.

What’s your worst nightmare?

On a different note, I re-watched an episode of Community today…still as good as the first time.

Dress 72: Twirly-Whirly Photoshoots

My dress is twirly!

And juummpy!!

Jacket – Jacob; Cardi – Esprit; Dress – Spotted Moth; Tights – Hue; Shoes – AE

Guess what?  My dress is Twirly-Whirly!  It’s skippy!  And it’s jumpy!  *or more, I’m jumpy and skippy and twirly-whirly when I’m wearing it* Yay!

The sun came out today,  the weather didn’t rise to meet it, but still that’s something.  I had a lovely day today.  It started off with fresh coffee and a photoshoot with a very talented photographer.  He shot my new headshots.  I saw some of the rough ones – the ones that have not been color corrected or anything – and even they looked amazing!  *and I’m not usually one to say that shots of me look amazing….trust me I’m not*  I’m seriously excited to get the edited versions so that I can show you.

And all you Toronto actors/singers/musicians, email me and I’ll hook you up with this amazing guy!

I had a lovely, quiet lunch out by myself.  Good food and a book.  Mmmmm….doesn’t get any better.

On the way to tea with a fabulous female, I saw this festive balcony above a busy shopping street.  Just had to share it with you.

Don’t you just love the X-mas tree in April??

 
True Story: Husband asked to borrow my new Britney Spears – Femme Fatale.  This is why I love him. He’s such a femme fatale *wink,wink…love you honey*

Road Trip: The Forgotten Shot

I took this shot with my phone camera on a walk in the woods after my battery died.  Needless to say, the walk was wonderful!

Dress 71: Hope Your Day Is Good

Dress – H&M; Belt – thrifted; Leggings – F21; Socks – ?

Sorry guys, I’m feeling really unmotivated today *I couldn’t even put on make-up and I spent half the day in pajamas*.  Maybe it’s the weather…it has been cold and rainy here for quite a while and everyone is wondering where Spring has got herself to.  So I don’t have much to say, except that wherever you are I hope you’re well!

True Story:  Baby had such a massive dump she woke herself up with it.  And it leaked through all her clothes, into her blanket and her sheets!  I know that’s gross, but all the Mama’s out there are nodding, “Yup, been there done that.”  I know.  I can see you.

Dress 70: Pardon The Lunacy Of This Unhappy Camper

Cardi – H&M; Shirt – from Mom; Dress – F21

Seriously!  What is up with the weather here??? Spring was well on it’s way with sunshine and warm breezes and all of a sudden we have flurries and weather in the negative degrees celsius.  I am not a happy camper.  

I’m also very tired today, so pardon the raving lunacy.

That’s it.  I’m done for today.  Better stop writing before I say something stark raving mad.

See y’all tomorrow!

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