We all do it, we subscribe to the newsletter online, or in person at checkout. And then we’re bombarded with emails constantly showing us this deal or that deal or, “New arrivals selling out fast” and “Quick, you don’t want to miss this!”
I shared a hotel room with two lovely ladies: the Groom’s sister and cousin. The first was the sweetest woman, and the second was the coolest, so I felt pretty lucky. They both enjoyed staying up later than I *I’ve never been one for staying up late as I love being awake and having adventures during the day* So, that meant that early in the morning I tried to quietly get dressed and vacate the room so they could continue sleeping.
It also meant that I was awake and walking around the resort earlier than a lot of people. But I kind of loved this time. The beaches were clear of people, and the only ones awake and bustling about were the lovely Jamaican people themselves. It meant I could walk about and explore areas, and take photos, with relatively few people caring about what I was doing.
Though to be fair, I think by this time I had earned myself the “crazy photographer lady” title as on the wedding day and the day before during the detail shots I was both a contortionist and throwing little ants out of my shot. People generally just gave me a wide berth, after all I might snap at any second. Even the ants did not escape my wrath.
I’m a little OCD when it comes to care of my clothing, and generally possessions of worth. Not because I’ve got some strange attachment to them but because I’m very frugal. If you care for it, it will last a long time right? I still have clothes from high school. I know, right?
But a classic red dress never goes out of style. So I’ve kept it. Same with this Jennifer Fukushima cardigan – or the one in green. It’s one of those pieces that can stand the test of time because it’s a classic. Plus, Toronto made, with a focus on sustainability and renewable resources? Yes please!
Whether your style is boho like mine, vintage, classic, minimal – whatever – this fits right in. But can we please just talk about the incredible texture on it? Can we? Okay.
Look at all the delicate and detailed pattern shifts and changes. Amazing. It’s also really soft and light. When I picked it, I was kind of expecting a slightly stiffer tweed like material, but this just bends and moves and sways in the wind. Plus, I kind of think of blue as a neutral – mostly ’cause I have so much of it, that a classic blue just goes with anything I own. I’m totally wearing this as a light layer over summer dresses in the next few months….sometimes a great little cardi is the perfect alternative to a kimono on those days you just want something light, or you’re, you know, not as obsessed with kimonos as me, and actually prefer to look very put together. Whatever.
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Sometimes, rarely, I do enjoy wearing an all black ensemble. But whenever I do monochrome, I love playing with textures upon textures. Sequins, wool, fur, and pleather….did I miss anything?
It’s just interest I guess. I love to see some interest in clothing. When there’s textures, or colors, there’s interest, feeling, and a sense of that individual’s attitude for the eve. I don’t presume to encourage people to judge by the cover, but it’s fun to say something about your state of mind at this particular moment.
Mine was all about the party.
I had the pleasure of meeting up with a girlfriend for an exclusive fashion show preview. Quelle beautiful fun! It was a fairly intimate event that didn’t call for the most glamorous of get-ups, but still required a bit more effort. So skinny jeans, thigh high boots, and a sequined top seemed like the perfect way to say that I tried, but not too much.
As much as I love the fact that my daily life calls for super casual, I love to dress up. So when given the chance I’m all over it. I would’ve worn a freakin’ ball gown if not for the fact that it’s Winter, and therefore freezing.
Hey guys, I’m going to be away for a while, hopefully just a week or two. I’m going through some medical issues right now, and just want to step away from everything I possibly can. It kind of sucks right now to be homebound and feeling like crap, but I have to say the timing of this cardigan was perfect.
It got here just a couple of days before I started feeling really bad, and I got a chance to grab these shots, and since then I’ve been living in it and my fleece pants. Just comforting it up as much as I can.
I really appreciate you understanding why I’m away. See you all as soon as I can!
Sarah Silverman shared some insight into being a grown woman. One of those tidbits, was *I’m paraphrasing* that you don’t need a designer bag, “You put shit in it. Get a backpack.”
As much as I’ve tried to be cute with purses, I always carry a lot with me – camera, tripod, scripts, wallet, etc.etc. – and I think I’ve finally accepted the fact that I just need a backpack. It’s better for my back, and leaves my hands free for all kinds of adventuring.
Okay, so remember how I said I wouldn’t venture out into that huge snowfall? Well, I’m a lying, liar pants on fire, ’cause I ended up doing so. But only for the two minutes it took to take these shots. I may be crazy, but even I have my limits…few though they may be.
Side note: Had a whole night of dreams where I was Jean-Luc Picard’s Number One and we were in command of a fleet of actual naval vessels, on an ocean. Very odd, but also very cool because, hey, Jean-Luc Picard’s Number One!