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!

Dress 63: I Really Do Get Easily Distracted By Food

A nice shot of the dress.
A detailed shot of the cardigan

Hat – Ruche (similar); Dress – Ruche (similar); Cardi – Nick&Mo; Jacket – Smart Set; Tights – Hue; Loafers – AE

What a beautiful day!  The sun was out and it was so warm.  The whole world just suddenly got happy.  Baby and I went out for storytime and I had a delicious sandwich.  You don’t understand, it was delicious! I love me some good food.   Moving on: I don’t know why, but storytime was empty.  So Baby got a private reading of two books.  Granted she was more interested in the toddlers and kids running around instead of the book, but what can you do?

Right now, Husband is roasting a chicken for dinner.  I can smell it.  Mmmmm…..chicken.

It’s very distracting. 

Must. Focus.  Mention.  Dress.

I have to say that what I love about this dress is that it’s a girlie lace dress, but the bold blue prevents it from becoming too girlie-girlie, or grandma-esque.  And it is so easy to wear.  The cut is flattering for anyone, the fabric is very forgiving, and it’s very comfortable.  You really can’t go wrong with it.

True Story:  Baby is constantly grinding her teeth!!  I guess she loves the sound??  I don’t know how to make her stop.  But I keep telling her that those are my teeth!  I made them.  I grew them.  She’s not allowed to destroy them!  Now, why can’t she just understand that???

Dress 62: ‘Queen of Baby Humor’ Pleased To Meet You

See?  Drake the Dog has to get in every shot!

Cardigan – Kische; Shirt – swap; Dress – AE; Leggings – F21; Boots – somewhere in NYC

I was feeling a little quirky and goofy when I got dressed today.  I wanted something a little odd, and I’m quite pleased with the result.  Mixing a button up with a summer casual dress like this felt weird, but when I put it on, I was pleasantly surprised that it just seemed to work.  I love little surprises like that.

Okay, seriously,  I have the cutest baby in the world.  I know every mom thinks that, but seriously, she’s cute.  Today, she giggled for half an hour!  Why?  Because first I was kissing her hand while she sucked her thumb, and then I was kissing her feet.  Hilarious!  Apparently.  Who knew I was the queen of baby stand-up?

Explains why I’m not funny amoung adults, wrong audience for my humor.
I need to work on a younger crowd. 
Diapers, that’s my niche.
And not geriatric diapers….although….

Dress 61: Playing With Patterns

Cardi – Costa Blanca; Dress – Ruche; Tights – from Poland; Boots – Ruche

I promised you I would do better today.  And I think I have.  Just the fact that I got dressed in clean clothes today….ha!

I’ve stopped asking whether I should trash, stash, or save.  ‘Cause frankly, I can’t bear to part with any of them.  But your opinion is always welcome if you see one that is just a big ‘NO’. Please do let me know.  We all need that honest person to come up and say, “Honey, that’s not doin’ it today, you know?”   At least, I appreciate such blunt honesty.

I’m loving mixing patterns right now.  I used to be so scared of it, for fear of getting it wrong, but now I’m just having fun with it and playing.  And it is so much fun to play!

Oh, and I’m going for a haircut on Sunday.  Time to clean this mess up!

Dress 60: Always Be Prepared

Take One:  Cardi – F21; Belt – AE; Dress F21; Shoes – Payless

Take Two:  Shirt – thrifted

Today I styled two different outfits for the next dress in my challenge.  Why, you may ask?  Well, Baby’s still sick.  That means that I end up with puke, spit-up, or poo on my clothes at some point…and then I need to change.  Normally, spit-up is not a big deal, but all this stuff is extra gross since she’s sick.  So it’s better for both of us if I get it off me as soon as possible. 

On another note, I’m really liking maxi dresses right now.  Can’t wait to wear more!

Husband liked styling number 2 more.  You?

Dress 59: Sometimes I Don’t Mind The Rain

Umbrella – Walmart; Dress – Tulle; Leggings – F21; Socks – stolen from Husband; Wellies – Petite Pieds.

A rainy day here in Toronto, but I’m not letting that stop me from looking cute.  It was time to bring out the wellies!  This is a cute dress from Tulle, but it fits me a little wierd.  It’s really loose on top, but tight on the bottom.  I’m thinking it’ll look awesome tucked into a skirt or pants (i.e. worn as a ‘top’).  Do you like it on me???  Trash, stash, or save?

Last night Husband asked me how my no shopping thing is going.  Not bad.  I’ve kind of failed a little – broke my own rules and bought something I shouldn’t have.  But overall, I’ve really curbed my shopping.  So, even though I wracked myself with guilt over the fact that I bought a couple of things I shouldn’t have *on principle, not because I spent too much money or anything* I’m doing pretty well.  I’m trying not to be too hard on myself too, you know?  I’m not perfect.  I’m fallible.  But I think I’m doing a good job so far. 

Dress 58: How Do You Leave Your Sick Child?

Heading out to a shoot.

Dress – Bershka

Boots – Aldo
Jacket – ?; Shirt – Smart Set; Sunglasses – F21

Hey guys, I’ll have a Randomd Sundays post for you later on today.  But for now, I thought I’d post some pics of the dress I wore yesterday.  I wore it to go shoot a film in Hamilton. *you can read about that here*  I felt bad about going since Baby is sick and had a ridiculously high fever yesterday, but it’s not like I could cancel.  So it was a bittersweet day, since I love working, but I couldn’t bear to leave my sick Baby Girl at home. *On a side note, her fever broke in the wee small hours last night and she’s doing better.  Still sick, but better*

This dress was a purchase from Bershka in Spain.  I have to say I love that store.  It’s so affordable, but really fun and trendy.  Stradivarius, and Bershka were my favorite stores to shop at in Europe.  I went into everyone that I saw.  Husband got really sick of it, but he was a good sport and let me do my thing.  Thanks Honey!

Trash, stash, or save?  Save!!

P.S.  The shots were taken on the GO train from and sorry they’re not better, but I did the best I could under the circumstances. 

Dress 57: Yay!

I can’t get a shot without Drake in it.

Sweater – Esprit; Dress – Smart Set; Tights – Hue; Shoes – Town Shoes; Necklace – swap.

Yay, I’m back!  I know I said that before, but I think this time it’s true.  My stomach flu *the worst I’ve had ever* is finally over.  It lasted over a week and left me completely weakened.  The only thing that kept a smile on my face throughout the whole ordeal was running Emily Blunt’s line from “Devil Wears Prada” in me head over and over, “I’m one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”  Not that I’m dieting, I just think it’s a funny line.  But now it’s over and I’m famished!!!  Famished, I tell you.

And I’m wearing pretty dresses again.  Double Yay!

How was your weekend?

Dress 56: Tushy!! Tushy!!

Sun is shining and I’m feeling better!

Sweater – Old Navy; Dress – purchased in London, England; Tights – gift from my Babcia; Shoes – Town Shoes

Guess what?  I kicked this food poisoning in its tushy!!  *I love saying that word…giggle, giggle* That’s right….I’m feeling better.  Still a little shaky on my feet but otherwise I’m great.  Thanks for your patience everyone.  I hope you enjoyed the photos I posted while I was ill.  And now that I’m better, I’ve got a dress for you all.  

I thought I’d celebrate feeling better by wearing something bright red and cheery.  Can you believe that I bought this dress for 2 pounds in London??  That’s like, four dollars!!  It’s so cute and perfect for bumming around the house with Baby on a lazy Saturday.  How are you spending your day?  I’d love to hear.

Oh, and I have to say, I’m getting a touch antsy with this dress thing.  I have a pair of awesome wide leg flares that I’m dying to wear, so I may have to take a pause to put together a funky outfit featuring those pants.  Hope you’ll forgive me for cheating a little.  They’re just too cute to resist wearing, you know?

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