Mother’s Day Outfit

Hat – Zellers; Glasses – F21; Shirt – Ruche; Vest – AE; Jeans – Gap; Shoes – AE; Ring – Smart Set; Earrings – F21

The dresses were great, but I’m so happy to be putting together different outfits now!   I’ve been meaning to wear these flares, like, forever!  And I finally got the chance.  They’re so long though that I have to wear a pretty mean heel with them.  That’s not a big deal, but I felt kind of proud of myself that I managed to spend the whole day walking around Toronto in these wedges.  It’s the little things you know???

If you have a moment, stop by here to read all about the Vicious Kid music video shoot and see some great photos.

Random Sunday: Mother’s Day

The reason I’m so happy to be a Mom.

My first Mother’s Day!  Not only did I get a darling present, but I got the whole day to my myself.  Last night, I got a gift from Husband and Baby – a box of my vices:  chocolate, rum, tea, macaroons, and a gift certificate to Ruche.  And today I got to do a fabulously hard run, followed by a whole day spent bumming around town by myself. 

I went and got a manicure, had girl time with my friend, browsed soooo many shops, and stopped by TCAF *a comic festival* to see my sister exhibiting her work.

A comic about what else but Freddie Mercury!

She had two comics of her own for display, and one collaboration with a group of people.  I’m so proud that she’s so ambitious to get her work out there.  I can’t wait to see what she does next!

I came home to a delicious salmon salad, white wine aaaand I think there’s a foot massage in store for me. 

Can every day be Mother’s Day????

Hot Girl. Hot Car. *no I’m not talking about me*

Happy Mother’s Day!  I get the whole day to myself to enjoy and relax.  So, I’m gonna go do that and I’ll tell you all about the Vicious Kid music video shoot I did over here.  But you’re gonna have to wait until tomorrow.  Sorry! Mama’s gotta do, what Mama’s gotta do!

85 Dress Challenge : Review

From top left:  Amish Much ; Football ; Bucket ; Blaming the Dog ; Snow Hippie ; James Bond ; Robots ; Hazmat
From top left: Grandmother’s ; Tired ; Wet Feet ; Poo! ; Hiding Out ; Black&White ; Enough ; Babbling

So remember when I started this whole thing?  Well, it’s done!  And it only took me.  I must say it’s been a learning experience in style.  I’ve discovered things I like and things I don’t.  I’ve become more creative in my styling, at least I’d like to think so, and a little more savvy, I hope.

From top left: Copping Out ; Cool ; Gramma’s ; Stripes ; Handmade ; Dreaming ; Socks ; More Socks

From top left: Chocolate ; Layering ; Fooling ; Cosmopolitan ; Busy ; Grannies ; Stepford ; Whole Day

I learned I like red, playing a part, stripeslooking ‘cool’, and that black is always a good standby (here, here, and here).

From top left: Skin ; More ; Gem ; Full Of It ; Tight Budget ; Fake It ; Girly ; Be Merry

From top left: Puttering ; Sm-attention ; Question ; Frankly ; No One ; Coffee ; Star WarsSporty.
Appliques are fun, as are nerdy shirts and nerdy bags *a personal favorite*.  And belts can make or break an outfit.  Something I never would’ve thought before.

From top left: Madness ; Mommy ; St.Patty’s ; Miss ; Dots ; Laugh Track ; S&M ; Tushy
From top left: Yay ; Sick Child ; Rain ; Prepared ; Patterns ; Baby Humor ; Distracted ; Time and Space

I love a dress with a good pattern, or a fun ruffle, or a cool applique.  It’s the details, you know? I’ve also gotten braver with pairing things and mixing patterns.  Sometimes I miss, but sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised with the results.

From top left : Relax ; Bikes ; Nice Day ; Annoying ; Waves ; Lunacy ; Good Day ; Twirly-Whirly
From top left: Accessories ; Nearing Domestic ; Contradictions ; Thunder ; Back-up ; Nerdiness ; Hippy.

I love that a great dress can instantly change the way you feel.  And it can immediately add some glamour into an otherwise blah day.  Frankly, we can always use more glamour in our lives!

From top left: Guilty ; Pretty ; Oh My! ; Spots ; The End.

Looking over things, I’ve discovered I don’t have a “style.”  I’m not one particular type of dresser – classic, tough, girlie, etc. etc.   I just like what I like.
I like girlie, and nerdy, and tough…it all depends on my mood that day. 
One thing I like is polka dots.  Another is boots!  And of course, comfort.  I won’t suffer for fashion.

Dress 85: The End Of The Road

Cardi – thrifted; Dress – Ruche; Leggings & Belt – F21; Boots – Somewhere in NYC.

We’re done! We’re done! Done! Done! Done-dee-dee-done!  That’s officially the last dress in my challenge.  Phew!  It feels like that took forever.  And it’s kind of fitting that we’re done one day before my very first Mother’s Day!

I probably have just as many, as when I started.  Some were packed away and some were given away, but some were bought to replace them.  *oh well* It’s been great to challenge myself to wear some dresses.  I like how I’ve stretched my horizons just a little bit.

Don’t worry though, that’s not the end of dresses.  I’m just going to mix in some pants, shorts, and skirts now. 

Oh and guess what?  I’m shooting a music video tomorrow.  I’ll tell you all about it.

Dress 84: Seeing Spots

Jacket – ?; Sweater – thrfited; Dress – F21; Tights – from Poland; Boots – Aldo

I think this dress has to go.  I love it, it’s just waaay too short for me.  I guess I’ve grown since I wore it?  I really don’t remember the last time I wore it, so maybe?  I find that hard to believe, but it really is much too short to wear, even with tights.  So I think I”m going to store it for now.

On another note, Husband told me in my other post that I may offend some women because I group myself in the “rest of us” category even though I’m very slim.  And I feel he’s misreading what I wrote.  I’m not claiming that I’m not slim, just that I do have curves.  I’m not a stick straight, boyish shaped woman – that’s not my body type. I have hips, and just a bit more so since having Baby; so yes, despite being slim, I still have hip confidence issues. 

Dress 83: Chocolate, Shopping, Oh My!

Jacket – Old Navy; Sweater – thrifted; Belt – thrifted; Dress – Ruche.

First off, did you check me out here?  You should; I look hawt, if I do say so myself!

Secondly, Baby and I were restless today, or maybe it was just me, so we headed out for a walk around stores and cafes and people.  It was wonderful!  The sunshine was so warm and I got a triple chocolate cookie!

Baby got a rice cracker.

Yeah well, she has plenty of time to make bad eating choices.  I’m not going to do it for her.

P.S.  I failed miserably today…I bought something…I know.  But at least I’m honest.   That counts for something right?  No?  Oh stop shaking your heads.  You wouldn’t be able to resist either.

I’ll show you when it gets here.

Check Me Out Over Here Today

Check me out over here and see lots of amazing shots from the Posthuman shoot!

Dress 82: Things That Make You Feel Pretty.

I love the movement of the dress.
Cardi – Smart Set; Dress – Ruche; Tights – Hue; Loafers – AE.

 Today I went to Walmart to get diapers *yes, I know I lead a tres glamorous life – hush you!*  and the girl at the check-out counter told me how much she liked my style.  It made me feel very pretty. 

Risking ‘too much information’, I’m going to tell you something.  I miss wearing pretty bras!  They have been packed away for about a year and a half, and I want them to come back to me.  It’s been maternity and nursing bras for such a long time, but the good news is that Baby is weaning herself.  That means the bras are about to make a come back!

True Story:  I was playing fetch with Drake the Dog using his favorite toy – squirrel.  It fell into the empty, shallow baby bath. He wouldn’t dare reach in with his muzzle to get it.  He just stood outside it and whined looking at his squirrel.  He hates baths that much. Baby reached in and took it out, and he immediately stole it from her and ran away.  Drake, you’re such a wimp and bully at the same time!

Dress 81: Wonderful Guilty Pleasure

So I wanted to show you the dress.

But the silliness of the above pose made me crack up.
Sweater – Tulle; Dress – Smart Set; Leggings – F21; Earrings – independent artisan.

You know what I miss since having a baby?  Other than sleep, time, clean clothes, etc, etc.  I really miss wearing my big earrings.  I love huge, honking earrings and I haven’t been able to wear them nearly as much as I used to.  So today, I wore these for all of one hour *that’s how long Baby slept for after I put these on*  It felt like a wonderful, guilty pleasure!

I miss having little pleasures like that.  I love Baby and wouldn’t trade her for the world, but sometimes I’d love to sleep in, wear something cute and have it stay clean all day.

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