Thank God For Friends

Scarfe – Ruche; Top – hand me down from Mom; Jeans – Guess; Shoes – Payless.

I never know what to do with the pictures of my Saturday outfits *like the ones above*.  On Sundays I post random shots that have occurred to me that day or throughout the week, and I try to keep it separate from outfit posts; so, I never know what to do with the pictures from Saturday.  Usually they lie around for a while until a day comes along that throws a monkey wrench into my getting properly dressed.

Like today.

I had a callback for a film, and Husband is out of town and I have no one else to look after Baby.  So after days of stressing I had the ever wonderfully talented Victoria come through for me.  She offered to meet me at the location and watch Baby for the half hour that it takes to do this.  Thank God for good friends! 

And I’m in need of a nap right now.  I’ll post today’s outfit pics tomorrow.
See y’all later!

True Story:
Baby pointed at a duck and went, “Quack! Quack!” 
I get excited by these things.

Look For Your Guy

I saw this ad for Bloomingdales in Husband’s Detail magazine, and I just wanted to share it with you guys.  I think it’s such a great casual look for a man.  So well put together, but also so comfortable.  I love it when guys put effort into how they look but don’t go overboard into something that’s too polished.  For my man, I’d like the cuffs rolled down and the shoes done up, but for the photo it works.

What’s your favorite look on your guy?

Quote of Today:
“He’s got corn hanging out his butt”

I’m Still Patting Myself On The Back

Top & Boots – Ruche; Shorts – F21.

It’s beautiful and sunny, but deceivingly so.  I put on shorts and a breezy top and stepped outside to discover it is quite nippy.  boo-urns.

Yesterday one of my fav natural/organic cosmetic lines had a big sale.  I couldn’t get out there, so Husband kindly went by on his break to pick up two products I really wanted – organic jojoba oil and organic rosehip oil.  I love to use oils on my face.  They’re so gentle and soothing.  And I think we put our bodies through enough torture.

Speaking of torture, after my stroller run yesterday *sigh* I decided to do an actual run after Baby went to bed.  So I ran for another 50 minutes.  Crazy, I know!  But sometimes I just have a lot of energy.  Anyway, afterwards I was craving chocolate – badly.  But I’m trying to really stay away from sugar.  Instead, I made a protein shake with chocolate rice protein, banana, almond milk and agave syrup and did not go across the street to the convenience store and buy a chocolate bar.  Yes, I was very proud of myself.  Still am. *proud grin*

True Story:
This morning I was excited to see that the business cards I ordered arrived in my mailbox!  One set for Joanna Haughton the actor, and another for ModaMama.  
I get excited by stationery.
I squeal.

I Am The Crazy Lady Running Down The Street

Top – hand me down from Mom; Jeans – Guess; Shoes – Payless.

I was having some cabin fever today so I made an impromtu visit to a friends house.  And on the way home, I lost all good judgement and decided to risk two buses home instead of the sure fire subway and bus.  Why?  Because I thought if it works out I’ll get home 15 minutes earlier.  Instead, I got home 30 minutes later than I thought and only because I ran for about 20 minutes pushing a strollers.  Otherwise I would’ve been home about 50 minutes later.  I just missed my second bus and it’s a half hour wait.  And I had to get home to put Baby to bed and to make sure we made it home before the rain. 

We did.  Baby’s in bed.  But I’m all sweaty.  It’s humid out there and pushing a stroller full of groceries and a babe for twenty minutes is no easy task.   I must’ve made quite the sight!

True Story:
This is how Baby likes to eat these days.


Tuesday In Review: All Natural Banana/Avocado Mask

In my attempt to be more natural with my cosmetics, I’ve recently discovered the world of at-home easy to make face masks.  Here’s one I recently, tried:

1/2 a ripe banana
1/2 a very ripe avocado
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil

Puree it all up and apply onto a clean dry face.  Relax for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.  Tone and moisturize.

I used my hand blender to puree for about 5 seconds.

My mask turned out a little runny since I had to add some avocado oil as I had run out ripe avocado.

So simple!  I put the mask on and answered emails and forgot about it on my face.  I
realized only a bit later when I wondered why I kept smelling banana.  I
didn’t understand it at all.  And then I remembered!

It left my face feeling really hydrated.  The banana and avocado are deeply nourishing, the honey is hydrating and cleaning and the olive oil richly moisturizing.  And don’t worry it doesn’t clog pores.   Trust me, I think I have the most cloggable *is that a word?* pores on the planet and they were fine.

Kids, do try this at home. 

9/11 Pre-empts

Shirt – hand me down from Mom; Dress – Bershka (Spain); Shoes – Payless

Yesterday was the ten year anniversary of 9/11.  And I have a memory of that day that will stand out to me forever.  Every channel had been playing and replaying the footage, and there was news streaming non-stop on the TV.  About three hours after it happened, I went out to a local bulk/health food store to get some much needed groceries.  So, I remember being in the store and getting what I need while the little store TV is softly replaying the footage.  And I overhear some patron complain about how his day is ruined because all his shows have been pre-empted and all that’s on the TV is the same thing over and over again.

As humans we can be so incredibly self-centered.  It makes me sad.

Quote of Today:
“You’ve got egg in your ear”

Random Sundays: Body Slam!

It’s a beautiful Sunday here.  And I’ve spent the day gardening – did you know my skin is allergic to tomato plants?  I didn’t.  But I get a hug rash on my arms after pruning those plants.  The best part of my day is always taking Baby to the park.  She loves to crawl, climb, peek, and touch.  And she loves it when there’s other kids there.  It’s the most fascinating thing to her – other kids. 

True Story:
Baby does full out body slams on us.  We lay on the bad, ground or couch.  She comes over, stands near us, raises her arms and full one throws herself on top of us.  It’s hilarious!  And each time we cheer, “Body Slam!”

Delving Into The Depths Of Grunge Depravity

Shirt – AE; Top – Jacob; Jeans – Guess; Boots – Aldo.

I’m loving a certain return to Grunge that’s going on in fashion right now.  I won’t, however, be embracing the no washing, dirty hair part of grunge.  But I am enjoying the resurgence of plaid.  And for the trip to the Doctor’s and for voice recording I wanted to remain very low-key and laid back.  Hence this plaid shirt. But I didn’t want to delve into the depths of fashion depravity, so I paired the ripped jeans and plaid shirt with a sequined top.  I think it added a little bit of fun to the whole ensemble.  And the fact that it’s a big sequin peace sign just made me smile the whole day.

Sequins are really in for the Fall, and not just for nights.  They’re really great during the day, but you have to make sure that you walk a fine balance between too dressy and too trashy.  It’s a difficult line to walk.  And it’s not one that I usually take on.  But I felt bold this day.  I only hope I managed to pull it off.

Oh and sorry about the odd shots today.  I didn’t have time to take pics until I got home – and the sun had already gone down by then.  So you get to see my sweaty, flat hair self.  And welcome to my den!

True Story:
Speaking of sun going down.  The moon was out in a wonder of cloud and glory!

Fall Regardless Of The Weather

Jacket – ?; Dress & Belt – Threadsence; Scarf – street stand; Socks – F21; Boots – Feet First.

Hey beautiful people!  How are you all today?  I’m having a good day so far.  I’m actually excited about a little something I’m doing.  I’m going to be a TA for an acting studio here in Toronto.  I think it’ll be fun to help out in the classes.  It’s a great way to get to know the people there, get to know the school and also just to do something different for a while.  Anyway, I’m looking forward to it.  And of course, I’ll let you in on all the details.

Anyway, I really wanted to wear a great fall outfit today, but the weather just would not oblige. It was really warm out, but I decided to go ahead regardless.  I did however, take off the jacket – that was just too much!

Quote of Today:
“Some new people do crazy things!”

Everyone Makes Mistakes

Sweater – F21; Belt – AE; Jeans – Guess; Shoes – Payless.

Forever XXI had always been one of my favorites – well, since it came to Canada.  I love the fact that it’s trendy but at very affordable prices.  I have to be wary of their skirts, shorts and dresses because they’re often far too short on me, but otherwise it’s a goldmine of wonderful fun trends.  Lately, however there’s been a distaste associated with the brand.  Since I saw on their site a shirt that said “Allergic to Algebra”  I’ve had an unpleasant thought associated with the company.

I know that companies, like people, make mistakes, but the fact that they had such a shirt on their site just shocked me.  What kind of ideals are we spreading to our young women?  That their looks are more important than their brains?  I like fashion – I write a fashion blog after all – but I’m not so naive as to think that my appearance is the be all and end all of my being.  I certainly hope not!  I’m no supermodel, so if that’s all I put stock in I’d be depressed most of the day.  So, I don’t understand why we’re doing that to our young women.  I know I won’t quit Forever XXI, but I hope that they have a conversation with their buyers and re-iterate the ideals of promoting integrity.

True Story:
Baby loves to play peek-a-boo and she’s recently discovered the concept of under and through.  So here, under the table with blankie in hand she puts the two together.

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