Annie Hall, or Menswear

Yes, I love my flowy, boho, ruffles, with crochet, and fringe. We all know that far, far too well.

A Casual Day…

…calls for casual clothes. ¬†Though, as we all know I’m never all business-y anyway.

Without A Care…

….I dance.

Hey Sports Fans? *A Parody*

So a girlfriend told me about this woman that does parodies of sports shirts. They parody the team logo and name. I, of course, bought the one for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Force Feed Me Pumpkin

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Sweater Dress – Ruche   //  Cardigan – c/o Wallis  //  Boots – I forget  //  Tights – gift from Poland  //  Waterfall Necklace & Bracelet – c/o Atterley Road  //  Skull Necklace – Monserat de Lucca

Okay, okay, I’ll admit it, Fall is pretty.  The colors and the textures are wonderful.  But you’re still not gonna get me to like it.  I don’t like the dropping temperatures, or the fact that I know Winter is a blink away.

You can tie me down, and force feed me all the pumpkin chai teas, pumpkin pies, muffins, and ciders you can manage *and seriously I encourage you to do so* but that’s still not gonna change my mind.  I’m a summer girl.  Give me hot winds, blazing suns, and fluttering kimonos any time.

But I’m trying to find the positive in things these days, so….hand over that pumpkin chai already.

I Don’t Match

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Halter – Jacob   //  Palazzo Pants – F21  //  Bib Necklace – I foregt *old*  //  Ring – Body Blue in Toronto  //  Sandals – Call It Spring

I don’t match things.  I don’t think about does this match per se.  I think does this ‘go.’  There’s a difference I think.  Matching means the same – it means they are the same.  When I put clothes on I don’t think about whether they are the same and therefore matching, I think about do they go together.

Do they bring something out in the other?  Do they create a contrast, a balance, or even spark your interest in the way the patterns, textures, or colors play off of each other?  Mostly, I ask myself do they feel right together?

This is all subconscious – mostly.  For instance, I didn’t realize these two pieces even had differing patterns.  They just felt right together.

Just Out of Curiosity…

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Tank – Love Nail Tree  //  Mini Skirt, Bracelets & Sunnies – F21  //  Boots – I forget, DIYed by me  //  Hat – Unknown  //  Necklace – Monserat de Lucca  

…when did chasing me around the house to squeeze my boob become the best game ever?  To a toddler? Seriously.  And when is it going to stop?  Just wondering, ’cause you know, I’m lodging a complaint with human resources otherwise.

It’s Official, I Hate Children’s Building Blocks

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Tribal Cardigan – Fate via Shopsosie  //  Velvet pants & White Shirt – Gap  //  Button Up – Jacob  //  Boots – Call It Spring  //  Necklace – I forget  //  Headscarf – from my Babcia

.  Never mind that I step on them several times a day and either hurt my foot, or trip and hit some other part of my body.  Never mind that they get everywhere and are impossible to all corral into the same box.  No, that’s not why I hate them.

I hate them because Baby Girl loves them.  She loves them so much that she wants, “Mommy, you come build with me?”  all day and every day.  I have built something at least twenty times a day for the last two weeks.  And that’s about the limit of my sanity.

I hate building blocks.  Hate them!

*pause*

*sigh*

“Yes, I’m coming to build with you honey.”

*linking up with Style Sessions and Trend Spin*

A Tribal Cardigan and Star Wars Tank Will Not Win a Toddler Over

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 Tribal Cardigan – Fate via Shopsosie  //  Star Wars tank, Earrings, & Necklace – F21  //  Pleather leggings – Lush via Threadsence  //  Boots – Call It Spring

Even a cozy tribal, aztec cardigan *which my daughter likes to cuddle in* wasn’t enough when I came home.  She had been having fun all day, and when mommy came home she was having none of it.  She came up, and instead of the usual hug, I got a firm shove out the front door.

That did not feel good.

And then the following day she did not want me to leave.  Ugh, kid, can you make up your mind?  It’s really tough when you play roly poly with my emotions like this.

She’s lucky she’s cute.

And that I have a steady supply of wine and chocolate.

A Necessary Barrier From the World

Cardi – Free People  //  Tank – Love Nail Tree  //  Infinity Scarf – Look by M  //  Boots – Feet First  //  Necklace – Threadsence

Our city is going crazy.  Our current mayor *Rob Ford – google him…no seriously, do it. You’ll see what I mean* is making Toronto a laughing stock.  Seriously, I don’t know how he’s still in office. 

On these jaded and cynical days, I end up reaching for soft, loose, and chunky things.  Perhaps I’m unconsciously trying to create a protective barrier between myself and those things that have me feeling like our world is going down the crapper. 
Perhaps, it’s not so unconscious. 

This tank from Love Nail Tree also fits.  The design is a commentary on the American dream – the perversion and decay of it more accurately.   So perhaps, while I reach for a protective barrier, I also can not quiet the instinct in me to not go quietly into that gentle night, if only through the use of a wise graphic tee. 

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