Dress 68: Does This Annoy You?

Jacket – Jacob; Sweater – made by my Babcia; Dress – Ruche; Leggings – F21; Boots – Ruche; Bag – Matt by Matt&Nat.

I had a lovely morning to myself of editing photos, catching up on Criminal Minds and just plain old bumming around the house.  In the afternoon we went to Le Scandinave Spa.  It’s beautiful and relaxing place where you can enjoy a sauna, a steam room, outdoor heated pools and cool pools.  You basically sit around for hours in one place or another.

Now, it’s lovely. And Emily finds it very relaxing.  But I’m a very active individual.  I can’t sit still in one place for too long.  I get bored, antsy, fidgety, and then down-right annoying when I have nothing to do.  Needless to say, I kind of annoyed Emily.  Especially when she made me sit in the silent sauna and I got so fidgety that I unconciously started drumming on the boards with my fingers and she had to stop me.

So, though I enjoyed the experience as I’d never done anything like that before, I wouldn’t go back.  To me relaxing is a 10 mile hike, an hour massage, and a good meal.  Or a 10 mile run, followed by the other two.

It was time to head home.  I’ve enjoyed my time away, but I was just as happy to come home, and look at my little girl sleeping sweetly with her cute bum in the air.  I missed her.  I missed them all.

Road Trip : The First Day

The house we’re staying at is stunning.  It’s lavish and spacious and really beautiful. 
Once we got settled we decided it was time to head out and go for a walk.  On the way, we came across a ski-lift that was closed for the off-season and decided to take some shots.

Hilarious shot of Emily trying to get on the chair!

Stunning views from the top of the ski hill.

Emily made dinner.

I was responsible for clean up.
After a lovely meal, we chatted, and played two games : Dutch Blitz and Carcassonne. 
Then it was off to bed.
We’re two wild women I tell ya!

Dress 67: So Far Today’s A Really Nice Day

Sweater – made by my Babcia; Dress – bought in Valencia, Spain; Belt – AE; Boots – Ruche; Earrings – F21

I’m sitting here finishing my coffee as the sun streams in through the windows.  Don’t let that fool you, it’s cold. 

Today, I’ve had a chance to edit photos and finish an episode of Criminal Minds.  So yeah, I’m having a nice morning. 

I thought I’d post these outfit shots that I promised you yesterday. 

More road trip posts to come!

Road Trip : Getting There

I told you I was heading on a short road trip with my best friend.  Well, getting to our destination was quite the adventure…

Emily, my road trip companion.

Emily wanted me to text using her antiquated phone….I had so much trouble.  I’m not used to this dinosaur of a phone!  Get me my android!

Awesome car we saw on the road!

Stopped on the way to see this beautiful spot.

Fabulous house…can I have it??
Emily got us lost…

For the second time that day…

This is what I thought of it…

This is how impressed she was.

Then she saw an intersection that she recognized.


This is what I’m in the car with!
Then Emily decided to walk through the drive-through at Starbucks.
Me: “Emily, do you realize that was a drive-thru?” Emily: “Huh?”  

Finally here!
Somewhere in there she took some phots of my dress.  
But that will be posted later.
To Be Continued…

I’m Over Here Today

I’m over at I Heart My Shoes today doing a guest post on my favorite dress.  
It’s my first guest post.  I’m so excited! 
Check me out!
P.S.  I’m going on a road trip with my BFF!
It’s just overnight, but still that’s my first time away from Baby since my birthday several long months ago.

Dress 66: A Dress You Can Bike In

I’ve decided to grow out my bangs after all.  Don’t worry though, I’ll keep plenty of layers.

Close-up of the scarf and necklace I wore.
Jacket – Jacob; Scarf – Ruche; Dress – Ruche; Tights – Hue; Loafers – AE

Today I had an audition, and faced with the choice of either riding the TTC for 40 minutes or biking for 15, I chose the later.  But I still wanted to look cute.  So today’s outfit was put together because of the practicalities of biking.  I needed thick tights to protect my pasty legs from the cold and also make sure my derriere was completely covered should a gust of wind come along and blow my dress up.  Also, I needed flat comfy shoes…I just can not bike in heels.  If you can, I applaud you.

On a side note, the little owl necklace belonged to my mother.  When I was a teenager I asked her if I could take it, and it has been a favorite of mine ever since.  I’ve always liked owls, especially this one.

True Story:  When one does it, the other has to shove their dirty little mug in too!  

The Afterthoughts Of Motherhood

Scarf – H&M; Top – Smart Set; Jeans – Guess
I’d be lying if I said I got dressed today.  
I didn’t do more than put on a top and a pair of jeans, and wrap a scarf around me as an afterthought.  
I couldn’t even be bothered to put on make-up.  
Okay, that’s a lie: I put on under-eye concealer.  
No one needs to see those bags!
Working an on-air shift until midnight 
Baby starting to teeth *again*
less than 5 hours of interrupted sleep.
Aahh…the joys of motherhood.
*sarcasm fully intended*

Dress 65: Why Don’t We All Just Relax?

Baby was making funny faces at me off camera and it cracked me up!  Oh, and if you follow me on facebook, this is the dress that got me weird looks on the bus…I still don’t know why.

Cardi – Old Navy; Belt – AE; Dress – Guess; Boots – Ruche; Ring – Spotted Moth

I don’t usually comment on certain private events, but something has been on my mind of late.  I know this woman as an acquaintance *we run in vaguely overlapping social circles* and, since we know similar people, we were facebook ‘friends.’  Now this woman is a lovely person, but she has a tendency to say outrageous and sometimes offensive remarks/status updates.  Normally this is fine.  I’m not one to censor anyone.  Everyone has a right to say what they think regardless of what I may personally feel on the subject.  But it is not necessarily everyone’s right for me to listen to them.

Anyway, as every new Mom knows, the first four months of your baby’s life are rough on you mentally, physically, emotionally, and relationally.  I was going through this upheaval and isolation of new motherhood and used facebook to connect with friends and escape a little over my morning coffee.  I needed the respite from the turmoil and chaos that was the transition time.

During this fragile time, her outrageous and meant-to-be-entertaining remarks would make me really upset.  Though they were not directed at me, I was hurt by them.  So rather than say something that wasn’t my right to say, I simply ‘unfriended’ her.  Not too long ago we ran into each other at a social function, and she was rather cold – barely saying ‘hello’ and not making any eye contact.

Why  do I mention this?

Well, simply because I think we could all show a little more compassion to one another.  I think we could all benefit from watching what we say, and from taking things a little too personally.  Also, I think there is so much drama in the world already, that there really is no need to create more in our personal lives.

Live and let live.

True Story:  It still amazes me that I grew this beautiful little creature that is currently destroying my DVDs.

Dress 64: Being Transported Back In Time And Space

Blazer – F21; Dress – from Barcelona, Spain; Leggings – F21; Boots – First

I was saving this dress for just the right time.  See, when I started this challenge, I said I would wear everything once and not repeat until it was all worn, and this dress is my absolute favorite, so I had to choose the right time to wear it since I could only wear it once. And I wore it to celebrate Husband’s birthday. *he’s turning thirty and having a mini-meltdown about it*

Here’s why it’s my favorite:  It’s got a great pattern, bright colors, an incredibly soft material, and a little ruffle detail that adds just a touch of the flirty and feminine.  But it transports me back to Spain each time I wear it.  I saw this dress in a store in Barcelona a few years ago.  I immediately fell in move and bought it.  It has gone with me to many Spanish beaches, dinners and pubs.  It has been with me through the creation of many wonderful memories.  So I love to wear it for a very nostalgic reason  and sentimental reason.  Do you have a piece like that? 

By the way, I’d like to thank all my readers.  You’ve managed to hit 3 all time highs in the last week.  Next goal: 500 views per day. I appreciate your help in spreading the word about my humble blog!  Thanks so much!

Random Sundays: Part Two – A Hodge-Podge Of A Day

Baby was so cute playing and babbling in her crib first thing this morning!
Here it is, part two of this week’s Random Sunday post.  

This morning my Mom and I went to get haircuts.  I have been going to Tanya for years.  Not only is she beautiful, cool, and super nice, but she’s an amazing hairstylist to boot!  *I realize I should’ve taken a better photo of the fabulous lady in question, but alas, I did not*  I started going to her many moons ago, and have followed her everywhere.  I kept telling my Mom to go see her for about a year, and when she finally went she fell in love and has not gone anywhere else since.  These days she works out of her home, located in Mississauga.  So if you’re in the GTA and need a great stylist, email me…I’ll give you her number. 

My Mom getting her hair washed by Tanya.
 And since I said I was getting a haircut, here it is:

Ta Da!

*you’re getting a sneak peek at the dress post I’ll be doing tomorrow*

Once home,  Husband and I headed out for his birthday lunch while my Mom and Babcia watched the little munchkin.   He had wanted to go for sushi, but it was closed; so we went to a ‘European’ restaurant, which was really just Polish food.  If I had wanted that, I would’ve stayed home.  But no, seriously, it was yummy.
Since he considers himself and honorary Pole by marriage, he had to get a Polish beer with lunch.
Then it was dessert at the local organic coffee roastery.
The day was topped off with playing with Baby, a walk, and now it’s time for some herbal tea.  
I know, we’re wild!
And that’s our Sunday. Goodnight.  See y’all tomorrow!
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