Category :Denim

Just Darn Annoying

Jeans – Gap  //  Sweater & Sunnies – F21  //  Scarf – Trove  //  Necklace – Ardene  //  Bag – Ruche  //  Shoes – Threadsence

This is pretty much my sick outfit.  And not sick, as in super awesome and cool, but sick as in I’m fighting off a horrible cold that makes me feel like hacking out my own lungs.  I resort to comfy and cozy things when I feel crappy.

I find being sick really annoying.  I don’t feel well.  I have low energy.  But the responsibilities and tasks don’t diminish.  So I just find it darn inconvenient to have to be ill during these moments.  It’s not like there’s anything seriously wrong with me, so I know I’m fine, I just can’t get through my daily tasks like before.  So yeah, it’s just annoying.  I could really do without it.  Maybe I’ll start a petition that’s anti-cold.  Would you sign?

When Your Child Looks At You Like You’re Crazy

Dress – ASOS  //  Jacket – Billy by Flying Tomato  //  Boots – Feet First  //  Socks – F21  //  Necklace – Threadsence  // Scarf – Kensie
Baby Girl and I are curled up on the couch in the morning.  PJs still firmly on both of us, Dora on the tv, little girl tucked neatly into my side with thumb in her mouth.  I’m reading a post-apocalyptic novel and in a very grueling section it talks about parents sending their children away so they don’t die and how many of those children perish anyway.  
As I read each sequential line of this section, my eyes tear up and my grip on my girl gets stronger and stronger, until the moment when I’m sobbing like a mad woman and clinging on to her for dear life.  That’s the moment the thumb sucking stops and two little eyes turn on me with a, “What in the world is wrong with you mom?” look.  Her gaze gives me a stare that says, “No, seriously? What’s with you lady?”  And after a few seconds, she patronizingly pats my arm and says, “It’s okay…it’s okay.”  
She must think I really take it hard when Swiper takes something from Dora.
p.s.  This is my favorite pic because it looks like I’m checking out my own butt.  Yeah!

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?

Reveries in Silence

Top -Gentlefawn  //  Jacket – FreeWay via Lace Affair  //  Jeans – Gap  //  Shoes – Aldo  //  Necklace – c/o TwillyPop
Toronto is a big city.  The fourth largest in North America.  It’s busy, noisy, alive, and ever moving. Yet, in this busy, and at times chaotic city, there is an order that is predictable and fastidiously kept.   The business district on a Sunday afternoon for instance.  Since I’m freelance/ self-employed I have no set schedule and often don’t think about the impact of such a thing. But when I found this deserted square in the ghostly silent business district I was harshly reminded of the routine that most people keep.  It was a potent pathetic fallacy that the concrete, stones, and streets keep the same hours as it’s inhabitants.
So there I stood, an outsider to this fluid rhythm of life. My camera the only companion to this moment of reverie.

MASH For Hard Times

Jacket – F21  //  Top – SammyDress  //  Jeans – Gap  //  Boots – Feet First  //  Necklace – H&M Icon Collection
Have you guys ever seen MASH?  I haven’t, but I’ve been watching it recently from the very beginning and I must say I love it.  The quirky, campy feel of it, especially considering the subject matter, hits a perfect note.  I think it’s especially applicable considering the tragedies that happen all around the world today.  Even in the worst places, and the worst times, joy and humor can be found.  They help us get through it. 
Thinking of you Boston.

State of Mind

Tee & Jeans – Gap //Vest – AE //  Jacket – F21  //  Boots – Feet First  //  Necklace – don’t remember
There are days when all I want is to go into a downtime mode.  That’s when the classic jeans and a tee come into the mix.  It’s when you just want to be casual and low key, and perhaps reflect the calm, serene look of your clothes into your mind, that the classic of jeans and a plain tee never fail. 

SuperHero Powers

 Tank – Brandy Melville  //  Shirt – hand me down  //  Vest – Shown To Scale via Threadsence //  Cords – Le Chateau
  Boots – Feet First  //  Necklace – Threadsence  //  Sunnies – F21
If you all saw Friday’s Vlog post, you know I was wearing cords and it was established that I’m “country bumpkin” because of it. I don’t think I helped the issue by pairing it with plaid.  Oh well.  You can see that I’m super horrified about this *sarcasm fully intended*   Actually, while I was wearing this vest, I had two men tell me within three hours that they really liked my ‘cape.’  I love that they called it a cape.  Made me feel like a superhero.  Some kind of fashionable Wonder Woman? 

Leaping over tall boots in a single bound, and putting together outfits at the speed of a bullet.  Yup, I’ll take that superpower.  Or if we go with the previous comment, I’m a Country Bumpkin superhero!  Yup, maybe I’ll even bump into Daryl from The Walking Dead and we’ll go hunt zombies!  Okay, now I’m really going over the top.

But really, I think it’s cool how different clothes have such different affects on people.  I am continually fascinated by the various reactions to some of the things I wear.  Whether good, bad, or in between, I love to hear the affects, ’cause it’s all so personal and subjective.

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.  

Eye Sneezing Conundrum

Vest & Necklace – F21  //  Shirt – Campus Crew
Tank – hand me down  //  Jeans – Gap  //  Boots – Locale

I know.  Epic fail on Dressember, but hear me out.  I’m sick.  Like super sick.  Like I can’t breathe, and can’t wear mascara because every single time I feel like I’m going to sneeze my left eye tears up, and this happens about once per minute.

So I said to Andrew, “I’m wearing jeans and a shirt today.”  I went upstairs and put on jeans and my comfy plaid shirt.  Then I thought to myself that it’d be real fun to pair it with a glam necklace.  So I put one on.  And somehow a vest just seemed to pop in my brain to complete the outfit.  I didn’t put on any make up because of aforementioned eye sneezing problem and didn’t bother running a brush through my hair. 

When I came downstairs Andrew laughed, “That’s your idea of jeans and a shirt?”

“Yeah, what’s wrong with it?”

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