Category :Button Ups

One Single Moment

Top – hand me down
Dress – Zara (less than $20 on sale!)
Boots – Threadsence
Rings – Ruche and Threadsence
Hat – F21
Necklace – bought in Spain
There are days I just feel beautiful.  Days where all the imperfections on my body are no longer present, where the societal pressures are for one perfect moment held at bay.  A perfect moment frozen, where I am a beautiful creature without pride or arrogance, but just in honest appreciation of the being that was created me.  For one shining moment I see myself as I was intended.

I wish I could capture that feeling.  Bottle it.  And give it to every young woman, to my daughter, so she can stand in appreciation of her self.  Always and forever.

Quote of Today:
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring” – Marilyn Monroe

Egg Zeppelin

Top – Ruche
Shorts, Sunnies, and Earrings – F21
Shoes – Payless
Practicality does not necessarily have to be boring, predictable or dull.  This was a necessary practical outfit.   I went to photograph a show, called Egg Zeppelin, and I needed something that allowed me unrestricted freedom of movement, would keep me cool, and still have a certain level of professionalism about it. Did I mention that it needed to keep me cool?  It was hot, humid and sticky outside!
True Story:
We have to keep a close eye on our coffee cups in this house.  
The second you leave one unattended Baby Girl is drinking from it like a dying man in the middle of a dessert who’s been given a keg of water.  
Who knew that unsweetened, bitter coffee was baby heroin?

B.C. Round Up

Location scouting for photos and delicious chocolate made for a fun day.

Random tree art can be found on hikes all around Rossland.  And it’s got a fun sense of humor.

p.s. I was so excited to be on the popular looks board on Chictopia!

Sometimes Even I Think

Shirt – Thrifted
Dress – *similar on ModCloth*
Shoes – Payless
The grandeur and beauty of British Columbia was amazing.  I loved seeing mountains and gorgeous vistas everywhere I looked.  It really grounds you and makes you wonder about the importance of certain things.  I came home and that was hit home even further by the changes that had occurred in my absence in the life of another best friend.  Life is full of unexpected changes.  And who knows where we’ll end up at the end right?  
Sorry to be so profound.  My brain isn’t usually full of deep thoughts.  Usually, it’s an abundance of sci-fi trivia and randomness ricocheting about and ending up on the page in *hopefully* coherent form. 
Quote of Today:
“We’re gonna need a bigger chocolate.” 
*said like in the movie ‘Jaws’*

Beautiful Scape

Top – hand me down
Dress – Everly
Necklace – Ruche
Shoes – Payless
Emily’s parents in B.C. have the most beautiful backyard, and just being around the house was a visual feast.  Don’t even get me started on the wonderful forest and mountain scape that surrounded me the entire time.  I could easily live here and get lost in all this beauty.  
Quote of Today:
“Emily, how do YOU spell it?”

Spot The Peeing Dog Haiku

Necklace – F21
Shirt – Modcloth
Jeans – Gap
Shoes – Payless
Summertime sunshine.
Fashion blogger photo op.
Drake pees behind me.

Spent Some Time Walking With A Friend

Shirt – Esprit
Dress worn as skirt – bought in Valencia, Spain
Belt – Ruche (old)
Shoes – Threadsence
Sunnies – F21

Sometimes it’s nice to talk to someone.  Just talk with a girl friend you’ve known for years, who’s done stupid things with you in University, and smart things with you out of it.  Our conversation made me realize how much harder everything gets, but at the same time how much better it would be if everyone had to grow up and stop acting like 19 year olds.  What I mean by that, is just responsibility for yourself and your actions.  We’re all imperfect, we all screw up, but you have to stand on your own two feet and accept that.

I know, easier said than done.
No, no smart ass remarks today for you…I’ll try to keep you entertained and captivated on twitter.
Or tomorrow, there’s always tomorrow.

Quote of Today:
“Are you saying I have to make my vegetable have sex?”

Pruned and Planted

Shirt – hand me down
Dress – Ruche or Modcloth
 Shoes – thrifted *they’re my mucking about the yard shoes*
Got my garden done!  I pruned, seeded, and planted!  Now I can’t wait until my delicious and organic garden grows!  I’ve got golden cherry tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, spinach, mixed colored carrots and plenty of herbs.  But the surprising thing this year was how much the raspberry bushes grew!  
So as I tweeted yesterday, I’ve got my post-apocalyptic skill set ready: swords, firearms, and gardening.  Speaking of firearms *and only because I got to carry a fake one* we wrapped the new premiere episode of Posthuman.  Everything’s been re-shuffled and reorganized for the June premiere on the SFN network.  Stay tuned, and I hope you check it out!   
True Story:
I love how when I lift baby girl from her crib she automatically assumes the position of wrapped legs around my torso, arm around me shoulder, and head nuzzled in to neck.  
It’s so precious and cuddly.  I can’t get enough!

Stillness of 5 a.m.

Tank – ?
Shirt & Bracelet – XX1
Jeans – Gap
Boots – Threadsence
Belt – AE

Sitting here awake at 5am, my mistakes come to haunt me. The whole house is still, except for a dog that moves it’s ear and opens one eye to watch  me tip toe out of the bedroom and down the hall. I can’t sleep.  My mind is racing with opportunities unfulfilled, roads taken in error, and tasks yet to be done.  I tread my way down to the kitchen where the kettle sits idly waiting for my appearance, and meet an old friend, Mr. Earl Grey.  We sit together a while, but even he can’t shake the shadows in my mind. 

That’s why as a rule, I don’t like to be awake at 5am.

Quote of The Day:
“Say, ‘I’m beautiful.'”

Plenty of Smiles

Shirt – AE
Pants – Esprit
Sunglasses – F21
Shoes – Payless

There were plenty of smiles this week!

1. The beautiful weather!
2.  The fact that my outfit photos get interrupted by a toddler standing right in front of the camera asking, “What’s this?” and going “uh-oh!” because it’s beeping.
3. Playing ‘fetch’ with both the dog and the baby! *another bad mother moment, but oh so funny!*

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