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When You Have That Child

Cardi – Beulah  //  Tee – Unknown  //  Scarf – street stand  //  Pants – Le Chateau  //  Boots – bought in Roma, Italy

Baby girl went to her first ballet class.  Yes, she did.  And she looked so cute in her bodysuit and tights.  But Andrew and I sat there both rather embarrassed.  You see, we have that child.  You know the one.  That child that runs around while all the other girls are nicely in a circle.  The one who sits down while everyone dances.  And the one who pouts in a corner because the music stopped, and she wants to touch something she was told not to.  Yup, we have that kid.  And while it’s funny now, at the moment we looked at all the other parents, who looked right back at us with that other look in their eyes.

On set recently, I recounted this story and my friend said to me, “Look around at everyone here.  We were all probably that child.”  It’s true.  I was.  I turned out *sorta* all right.  As did those other folks on set.

*linking up with Style Sessions*

The Mask and Me

Jacket – F21  //  Cardi – hand me down  //  Scarf – Street Stand //  Cords – Le Chateau  //  Boots – Feet First
I picked up this amazing piece of artwork from a friend.  She makes them from hand crafted and painted leather.  Let me tell you they are amazing and so beautiful!  They remind me of something from a Venetian masquerade. I’m excited to have this framed piece standing over my desk right now. 
Slowly, ever so slowly I’m starting to amass artwork in my house that has meaning to me.  That’s the most important thing to me, that it says something and reminds me of something.  It’s exciting to see these things displayed around my home and know that each one has a fun story.

SuperHero Powers

 Tank – Brandy Melville  //  Shirt – hand me down  //  Vest – Shown To Scale via Threadsence //  Cords – Le Chateau
  Boots – Feet First  //  Necklace – Threadsence  //  Sunnies – F21
If you all saw Friday’s Vlog post, you know I was wearing cords and it was established that I’m “country bumpkin” because of it. I don’t think I helped the issue by pairing it with plaid.  Oh well.  You can see that I’m super horrified about this *sarcasm fully intended*   Actually, while I was wearing this vest, I had two men tell me within three hours that they really liked my ‘cape.’  I love that they called it a cape.  Made me feel like a superhero.  Some kind of fashionable Wonder Woman? 

Leaping over tall boots in a single bound, and putting together outfits at the speed of a bullet.  Yup, I’ll take that superpower.  Or if we go with the previous comment, I’m a Country Bumpkin superhero!  Yup, maybe I’ll even bump into Daryl from The Walking Dead and we’ll go hunt zombies!  Okay, now I’m really going over the top.

But really, I think it’s cool how different clothes have such different affects on people.  I am continually fascinated by the various reactions to some of the things I wear.  Whether good, bad, or in between, I love to hear the affects, ’cause it’s all so personal and subjective.

And So With The Winter Goes My Brain

Top -Lush  //  Tank – Gap  //  Cords – Le Chateau  //  Shoes – Threadsence  //  Necklace – Ruche  //  Coat – Staring At Stars
It’s starting to get to the point of the year where I don’t freeze off any appendages while taking outfits shots.  You know what that means – Spring is around the corner!  But along with the winter blues, my memory seems to be going as well.  I’ve gotten to the point where I forget the shops at which I purchase things.  For example, I can not for the life of me remember where I got this top, so I have to list the tag as reference instead.  
See I make a mental note, and a physical note, of the items I receive from sponsors, but when I get something myself eventually that knowledge flies out the window.  I know it’s over a year old, so it’s unlikely that it’s still in stock.  So I apologize for the lack of a dependable mind.  
p.s.  do you like the bright socks?  Yeah, I didn’t even think they would show, but they did.  See, that just goes to show that I don’t think everything through.

Geeked Out

Star Wars Tee – Purple Cactus on Etsy  //  Button up – Esprit  //  Vest – H&M  //  Cords  – Le Chateau  //  Boots – Locale
So in stark contrast to yesterday’s post, I’m completely and utterly dressed down and geeked out.  Yup, that’s a word.  Geeked.  The official definition in the dictionary has my picture next to it.  In fact, this exact picture.  Or maybe the picture in any of my other Star Wars shirts.  Oh yes, there are more than one.  ‘Cause just like good chips, you can’t have just one. 

Over and Over

Top- Wallis via The Bay  //  Vest – AE  //  Scarf – Only via Trove in Toronto  //  Cords – Le Chateau
 Boots – Locale  //  Necklace – Ruche  //  Sunnies – F21
You know, my pictures haven’t been working out the way I want them to lately.  I’m thinking it might have something to do with the fact that I freeze so much and my fingers become stiff from the cold and all I can think is, “That’s good enough.”  I can’t wait until it gets a little, just a little, warmer so I can take some time and get the shots that I imagine in my head.  
My days have not been at all interesting because I’ve spent them in rehearsal or sitting with a sick toddler on my lap.  Mostly sitting with a sick toddler, watching the same episode of Dora over and over and over….and over.

But enough about me.  I’m really boring right now.  What are you doing in anticipation of Spring?

Bus Stops Are The Best Aparrently

Top –ModCloth  //  Pants – Le Chateau  //  Boots – Feet First  //  Necklace – Ruche

It seems to be a thing right now, me taking photos while waiting at the bus stop.  These were quickly snapped when I missed my connection and ducked into the side of a building to grab some pics.  I can not get enough of loose lace tops lately.  There’s something so relaxed and dreamy about them, but also really cool.  Something feminine and sexy without being childish.

In case you were wondering *which I know you probably weren’t, I’m not that narcissistic*  I was on my way to do this:

photo courtesy of Monica Mustelier

I got to take photos of some incredibly gorgeous people!  Those shots will be posted on Photo By JoH soon.

Bon Jovi Twirls

Top – ChiQle from Bicyclette Boutique //  Tee – Gap  //  Pants – Le Chateau  //  Boots – Locale  //   Bag – Ruche  //  Earrings – Threadsence

Cooked Marrakesh Curried Stew tonight while listening to Faith Hill and then Bon Jovi.  Hey, I’m not ashamed of the love I bear for Country Western and Rock.  Not ashamed at all.  Faith Hill and I cried while I chopped the onions and Baby Girl and I rocked out on the living room dance floor to Bon Jovi.  Bet you didn’t know that Bon Jovi has a great twirling and bouncing beat.

Betcha didn’t know.

A Big Bag Of Mush

Sweater & Scarf – thrifted  //  Cords – Le Chateau  //  Boots – Locale  //  Necklace – Ruche

Sitting on the metro today I looked around me and saw a ton of put together adults. *as well as some not so put together, but that’s not relevant here* In a single moment it dawned on me that we’re all the same.  On the outside I’m a put together adult as well.  I’m about their age, and that’s what I look like on the metro, but I’m a mess of insecurities and neuroses, and that’s when I realized that so are they.  Everyone, every adult, is a bag of insecurities and neuroses.  *Anyone who says they’re not is lying*  That made me feel better.  Everyone I meet, audition for, anyone who intimidates me, etc. etc. is just a bag of mush like me.  It was a comforting thought that made me feel better in that we’re all on the same playing field.

Things To Do At A Bus Stop

  

Top – H&M  //  Sweater – Dear Creatures via Emerging Thoughts  //  Cords – Le Chateau  //  Bag – Ruche  //  Boots – Locale  //  Bracelet – F21

When waiting for a bus you can:

a) Check your email, facebook, and twitter.
b) Take outfit photos
c) Have melting snow slowly drip on your head
d) All of the above

Thanks to Android phone apps, I was able to see that I had 15 minutes before my intended bus arrived at the stop.  So, spotting a nearby obliging alley I decided to abandon option ‘c’ and instead retrieve my mini tripod, to do option ‘b.’  That still left me option ‘a’ with which to kill the last four minutes.

If you were in any of the gazillion cars that witnessed this, I’m not crazy, just a blogger…which is often easily interchangeable.

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