Category :Lace

The Great Divide

Top – Latiste via Ruche  //  Tank – Gap  //   Skirt – Spotted Moth  //  Necklace – Kenya
If you’ve been reading a while, you know our fence blew down a while back, and the house next door has remained vacant for some time now.  What that means is that the backyard has grown wild and high with plants.  And it’s created a bit of a divide in our world:  The manicured control versus the wild abandon. 

Raw Kale and Toddlers

Top – Winners //  Skirt – F21 dress that I converted to a skirt  //  Belt – swapped  //  Hat & Sunnies – F21
Our friends call us the Hippie parents.  And I always wonder why exactly.  Sure we grow veggies in our garden, eat organic, gluten and dairy free as well.  And no we don’t stress over her eating dirt or kissing the dog; germs are good for her immunity.  But here’s what explained things for me. 
I was busy juicing veggie juice for all of us.  I turned around to see Baby Girl standing and munching on the raw kale from the bowl of veggies prepped for juicing.  She was happily eating away and smiling at me.  I smiled back and started juicing.  Then she got upset because I juiced her ‘snack’ *that’s what she called it*  Juicing veggies, and a girl who gets upset when you take away her raw kale?  Yup, we’re hippie parents all right.  If by ‘hippie’ you mean kick ass awesome! Come on, a toddler who eats raw kale and likes it?!  That’s got to be some kind of achievement.

Daily Exuberance

Top – ChiQle via Bicyclette Boutique  //  Tank – Gap  //  Skirt – Ezra //  Tights – HUE  //  Boots – Feet First  //  Scarf – Street stand  //  Necklace – I forget (old)
Baby Girl goes to the shed with me every morning.  We open the doors and reveal her pink tricycle in it’s nightly slumber.  This reveal is accompanied by a very over pronounced and energetic, “Oooooooooh!” Followed immediately by, “Wow! I like my bike!!” I just love how this simple event evokes such joy from her.  
How do we lose that as we age?

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.

Hap Hazardly Thrown Together

Top- F21  //  Scarf – unknown  //  Jeans – Gap  //  Boots – Locale  //  Necklace – c/o Imprintalish
Andrew woke me up this morning and gave me about five minutes to get ready and come downstairs before he had to leave.  I’d showered the night before so it wasn’t the end of the world to just throw on clothes, but it was really challenging try to think about clothes when my brain was still in dream mode. *read: “I almost nodded off again sitting in front of my closet”* So I grabbed jeans and then just molested my closet frantically until something worked.  Turning 90 degrees, I was faced with this scarf and necklace hanging on my scarf rack.  The final step was to throw it all together.  
So the morale of this story is two fold.  One, it’s okay to molest your closet when you’re half awake because it won’t press charges.  Two, sometimes outfits are best when they are simply hap hazardly thrown together.  

Sometimes I’m An Idiot

Top – Threadsence  //  Pants – Lush  //  Tank – Gap  //  Scarf – thrifted  //  Jacket – TNA  //  Gloves & Boots – Walmart  //  Bag – Ruche

Seriously, sometimes I’m just plain dumb. I saw this outfit on Threadsence as part of their winter New Years feature. I fell in love.  Since I already had pants exactly like that from a sale here in T.O. and plenty of gift card money, I decided to nab that top and play copy cat.  *Not like it’s my first time*  

Of course, I’ve been dying to rock the outfit and thought that a sunny January day was the perfect time.   Once I left the house and it was too late to turn back, that’s when I suddenly put all the pieces together: Threadsence in based in California.  This is a Californian winter outfit.  Not at all an Ontario winter outfit.

The pants, while awesome and my new love, are not at all warm.  The material gets so cold, that I might as well not be wearing pants at all.  Really, it’s like wearing pantyhose in sub zero temperature.  What the heck was I thinking?!?  The day was spent walking on two icicle stilts. 

So there you go.  You will not be seeing these pants again until mid-spring… which is like a Californian winter.

Quote of Today:
“Get that girl inside and get her pants off.”

Moments We Love

Dress – Moon Collection  //  Vest & Tights – F21  //  Boots – Feet First
 Necklace – ModCloth  //  Earrings – I don’t remember, sorry!
There are moments like when she has pooped all over and I’m trying to change her while she’s wriggling.  Through twists and turns I somehow get a new diaper on, but the cost is my patience, my sanity, and my hygiene as I look down and see poop on my hand.  *sigh*
Then there are moments when she wakes up and wants to be cuddled in my arms.  She snuggles in and touches my face as I close my eyes, “No sleep mommy.”  Instead, she looks at me deeply.  
We sit there for moments on end just looking into each others eyes.
  
Best love story ever.

Nothing New, Nothing Old

Jacket & Tights – F21
Dress – ModCloth
Belt – H&M
Boots – Ruche

Everything old is new again, or more specifically, nothing gets old in my closet. I’ve had all these items for years.  Except the tights.  They’re about six months old and $5 at F21.  I love recombining older things in new ways.  Really I would say that’s the secret behind real style: being able to constantly create unique looks with existing items.

Now yes, sometimes you’ll hit on a combo you really like, and by all means repeat that.  And yes, there is a finite number of combinations that look good together, but then you work within that *rather large* finite number of combinations.    All I’m saying is that style comes from the ability to combine and create within the given set of materials.

Of course, that’s not to say I have style.  I just have an idea of what style is.

True Story:
I come home.  
No welcome. 
I go into the kitchen and see two bums facing me.  
No welcome.
Both Andrew and Baby Girl are at the counter focused on cooking. 
I say, “Hi.”  They both turn to briefly look at me and turn back. 
He’s busy chopping.  She’s busy peeling the shells off hard boiled eggs. 
Welcome home Mama… I guess. 

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Blazer, Belt & Bracelets – F21
Dress – Moon Collection originally from Ruche
Shirt – American Eagle
Booties – I’m sorry, I don’t remember.  They’re old!

It’s Fall and the shops I frequent all come out with new LookBooks around this time of year.  I see them and want everything.  Of course I can’t have it!  There’s things like bills, mortgages, etc. etc.  But more than that, I like to stop and think about whether I can recreate that look with what I already have in my closet.

So, when Threadsence came out with their new LookBook I did just that.  I recreated this look from the things in my closet.   Thank you for the inspiration!

I take no credit for this outfit other than the fact that, at some point, I purchased all these items.

As one reader said, I really am a poster child for some of these companies.

Quote of Today:
“I had MarcAngelo sausages for dinner last night and I thought of you.”
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