Category :Dresses

Dress 25: Too Much Chocolate Is Good For The Soul

Cardigan – Gap; Dress – F21; Leggings – H&M; Boots – F21

Today…hmm what do I say?  
There’s a lot I could say.
But I won’t.

Let’s talk about this: 

I’ve lived in Toronto for over a decade…so I know it well.  Today on my way to an audition, I went the wrong way on the subway….twice.  Yup, that’s right folks.  Aren’t I spectacular?  I think so.

I did have far too much chocolate this afternoon…yippee!

But I hear ya, onto the dress already lady.

When I bought this little number I was attracted to the stripes and not too sure about the cut.  But as I’ve worn it, I’ve fallen in love with how easy it is to wear.  It’s one of those dresses that you wear on your off days because it’s forgiving, you can eat as much as you like in it, and you still look kinda cute.  Am I right?  But I’d love your opinion on it.  Trash, stash, or save?

Do you have a piece like that?  I’d love it if you sent me an email of yourself wearing it!

Dress 24: Knees Socks (Sans Shower)

Scarf – thrifted; Dress – Stradivarius; Leggings – H&M

Socks – MacGregor; Boots – somewhere in NYC

What I wore: Don’t have much to say about that today.  Except for the fact that I’m in love with wearing knee high socks and boots recently! *And yes, today I managed to shower without wearing socks…smarty pants* I’m not sure this sweater dress does anything for me though. 

So?  
Trash, stash, or save?

On another note…

A friend wrote me thinking they’re a “failure as a person.”  That got me thinking what is a “failure as a person”?  There are various ways to think about that I guess.  I won’t go into this person’s reasons – they’re private.  But here’s some things I think would qualify:

The obvious – pathological lying, thieving, violence towards others.
A lack of compassion.
Narcissistic self-obsession.
Inability to love – or desire not to.
Untrustworthiness.

That’s just my off-the-top-of-my-head list…and my friend certainly does not qualify.  If anything my friend excells at being the opposite of those things.  What would you add to the list?

Dress 23: Socks In The Shower

Dress – H&M; Flamingo Print Shirt – Cropp; Baseball T – F21

This dress is just a simple black knit dress.  It’s one of those that doesn’t have a whole lot to it by itself.  I layered it with a  baseball-tee, and a purple flamingo print button up that I bought a few years ago in Poland. I love this little top!  Trash, stash, or save?  Sorry guys, I’m trumping any opinions here.  This dress is a save!  It’s one every girl must have.

But here’s the thing, I ended up wearing it for about two hours.  And this time it wasn’t Baby’s fault.

A snowstorm people have been calling “Snowmaggedon” arrived and guess what? 
It’s just snow. 
Get over it.
Big whoop.

All it meant was that I had to go shovel about a continent worth of snow, which is fine.  I didn’t mind that.  But it was so much work that I sweated through all those layers.  Every single bit.  I know.  Gross right?  So that outfit went, “Bye! Bye!”  I jumped into the shower.  I was going to get all nice and dressed again, but Baby was screaming her head off for food, and I had to throw on clothes and rush downstairs to get her food prepped.  So, jeans for the rest of the day it was.  C’est La Vie.

Speaking of showers…thought I’d share a random, little tidbit with you all, and pardon me if I’ve already mentioned this.  A few days ago I was so tired that when I got in the shower I realized that I forgot to take my socks off. 
That’s sad…
And a little funny.

Please share with me some of your “socks in shower” moments so that I don’t feel so inane!

Dress 22: Summer Dreaming

Dress – Smart Set; Sweater – Zara; Belt – Hadley Pollet; Boots – somewhere in NYC

That’s the dress I wore.  Word of advice to nursing moms: don’t wear a belt.  It’s a pain in the bum to undo it everytime you nurse, so unless you’re like me and you know you’re not nursing for the next 5 hours, don’t do it. Not worth it.  So guys?  Trash, stash, or save?

Went shopping with my Mother-in-Law and found THE summer shoe for myself…

It’s so preeeetty….Is it wrong that it’s only February and I’m already thinking and dreaming about summer?

When we got home my Mother-in-Law went downstairs to help paint…and changed into this fabulous ensemble.

She said, ” You should put this in your blog.”   So I did…I’m a good Daughter-in-Law.

Dress 21: Things Old and Home Made

Boots – ??; Leggings – F21; Dress – ??; Sweater – made by my Babcia.

Hanging out in my new sweater.

My Babcia made me a sweater and I just had to wear it as soon as it was done. I love the fact that it’s totally one of a kind and made with love.  And it being winter, there’s always a reason to wear a sweater.  So I paired it with this easy to wear dress.  It’s the same style as this one, just a different pattern. I bought them at the same time…when I was still in high school.  And do not ask me how long ago that was.  Suffice it to say, it was a long time ago. But these dresses hold up so well, I have a feeling Baby will be wearing them when she’s big enough!  They’ll be vintage then…as will I!  Haha!

Trash, stash, or save?  I’m thinking save…since it’s been around this long already.

Dress 20: Are You A Stripe Girl?

Drake the Dog loves the snow!
A shot of the dress itself.
Dress – Dear Creatures; Sweater – Tommy Hilfiger; Belt – part of the dress; Boots – F21; Leggings – F21  

I promised you a dress today, and here it is.  It’s cold outside and of course Drake the Dog wants to be frolicking out there!  And of course he just needs to get in the shot.  The dress is a fairly recent purchase and it’s really fun to wear.  I’m not usually one for the stripes, but I really like it on this dress for some reason. 

Are you a stripe girl?  What’s one thing that you don’t usually wear: animal prints, gold, stripes, patterns, etc?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

As always I want to hear your opinion: trash, stash, or save?

Dress 19: To Grandmother’s House We Go

Dress – from Poland; Sweater – F21

Husband pointed out that my ladies are out in full force today!

I’ve been noticing that a lot of my posts lack jewellery and such.  The reason is simple – I can’t wear those things with a young baby unless it’s when I’m headed right out the door to work or an audition.  Around Baby it’s just impractical to wear earrings and necklaces unless I want them broken or, worse still, Baby choking on them.  So, I have started counting on my wardrobe to fill in the missing pieces of interest.  Patterns, and the mixing of those patterns has picked up the slack.  I’m not huge on jewellery anyway.  Usually it’s one large piece or two smaller pieces.  So, I’m not missing it that much.  But it’s sad when you get excited because you get to wear earrings!

Husband is headed out of town on a business trip, so Baby and I are headed to my Mom’s house.  We’ll be chillin’ with my Mom and Babcia.  Which means at some point I’m going to beat them at cards!

Dress 18: ‘Cool’ When Loosely Applied To Me

Dress – Threadsence; Leggings – F21

Lipstick – Joe in Apple

Boots – thrifted; Earrings – F21; Ring – F21

Today I was feeling a little ‘cool’ *and I use that term loosely when applied to me* So, I thought that it’d be appropriate to wear this relaxed jersey knit dress.  I love the asymetrical hem and the slightly unfinished look it has. It feels wonderful on.  I just wish it felt that wonderful to be outside taking these shots.

Hope you all had a great day.  I’m retiring to a glass of delicious wine and some cuddles with Husband.

Good night. See you all tomorrow!

Dress 17: I Know, I Copped Out!

Dress – little shop in Bruges; Jeans – Guess; Shirt – Smart Set; *Ignore the socks*

Me bundled up outside.

I wore this dress with pants, which I know is a bit of a cop-out, but here me out.  I was going out today – shopping, errands, etc – and since it’s still very cold outside I knew I’d be wearing my sporty coat for most of it.  Now a sporty, puffy coat, though necessary, doesn’t look the best with a pretty dress; so, I wore the jeans because it looks better together on the outside.  I love this little sweater dress for it’s softness, and the fact that it has polka dots. ‘Cause I love those! Notice how Drake the Dog has to be in every picture?  I tell ya, he wants a blog of his own.  I just know it! 

Tarh, stash or save?

Dress 16: Pardon Me While I Babble On Way Too Long…

Pigtails : a great way to avoid doing your hair.

Drake the Dog is such a media hog.  He has to be in every photo!

Dress – vendor in Lagos, Portugal; Sweater – Zara; Belt – AE; Boots – F21.

This morning Husband took Baby after breakfast and I got a run!  I ran for a full hour – just over 6 miles. It felt wonderful!.  Having been sick the past couple of weeks, I haven’t been able to go full out – if I’ve been able to run at all. But today felt glorious!  I have to admit, I’m a bit of a workout junkie.  I love the high and I love challenging and pushing myself.  Plus, running and physical exercise help me to release emotion, focus my thoughts, and keep me sane (that and well…chocolate, a good scotch/wine, laughs with my girlfriends, and a greasy spoon breakfast).

Since having Baby, I’m not able to do a lot of physical things.  It’s one of the changes/challenges that I’ve had to adjust to.  But Husband is really good in understanding and he doesn’t kick up too much of a fuss when I ask him to take care of her. 
So, that’s me.
Whether you have a baby or not, how do you stay sane?

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t feel like doing my hair or make-up this morning (so really, today’s no different from any other day).  I just wanted to get my hair out of the way.  We all do it ladies – shove our hair in a ponytail and just forget about it.  It gets old, am I right? Lately I’ve been flipping through mags and found stylish models who have their hair in pigtails or braid(s).  It looks so chic, effortless, and like you’re totally above it all but still really cool!  Yes, please! Now I’m not saying that I’m particularily successful at the “stylish pigtail”, I’m just saying it’s possible.

Picturesque Lagos, Portugal.

One of my favorite memories. ( I had a cane because of an injury).

I’m always reminded of eating sorbet in Lagos when I wear this dress (that’s where I bought it).  I loved Lagos.  So beautiful and picturesque. I’m not so crazy about the dress, however, because the top is too big.  But I love the pattern, and I think if I altered it into a skirt it would be fabulous.  What do you think?  Alter? Trash, stash, or save?

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