Category :Pleats


They say that you’re not alone in your struggles.

A Day Alone in Charlottetown

Though this was a vacation, there was a reason behind it: he had to work one of the days.

Staying Chic in the Winter with Maxi Skirts and Dresses





Skirt & Cardigan – Ruche  //  Top – UO  //  Belt – I forget  //  Boots – ThreadSence  //  Bag – thrifted  //  Metallic tattoo – eBay

Sometimes I think I’m completely crazy.  On this day, on one of the coldest Februarys on record, I took off all my layers and posed for the camera to grab outfit shots.  Yup, completely certifiable.

But seriously, maxi skirts and dresses are a great way to stay chic during the colder months because they look great but also allow for leggings and thigh high wool socks underneath….which you can bet that I had on!  It’s all about the layers and layers I tell ya.

What’s awesome is that right now, I’m in Miami.  Enjoying the much warmer temps.  See you in a few days and expect some much warmer and funner pictures.  Ones where I’m not wondernig if I’ve gotten frostbite on my clavicle.


Ages Ago



Pleated Dress –  Ruche  //  Cardigan – Smart Set  //  Tights – Hansel From Basel //  Thigh High Socks – UO  //  Boots – Locale  //  Necklace – Vanessa Mooney

Day two in Ottawa was windy, can you tell?  It’s odd to sit here looking at these shots now that I’m back.  It feels ages ago, though it was only three days ago.  I guess that’s what a busy and tiring weekend will do to you.  I’ve had the pleasure of having three great photo shoots booked this weekend, so needless to say, I’m knackered!  But excited about editing and getting some Spring cleaning/downsizing done.

You guys doing Spring cleaning?  Any tips???

Going Poo





Combined Sweater – Vero Moda  //  Pleated Skirt – Esley   //  Tights – F21  //  Boots – Locale  //  Earrings – F21

Baby Girl.  Ugh, we’ve been trying to get her to go poo on the toilet.  Which is a lot harder than it sounds.  She holds onto it.  She will go first thing in the morning before we get her diaper off, or hold it all day and go at night once the diaper is back on.  No budging what so ever.  So after giving up that struggle, we have bought a little bag of chocolate and reward her with a treat when she goes poo on the toilet.

Now she holds it and only goes a little bit at a time.  Getting thrice the number of treats.  She’s a scammer that one.  She’s way smarter than us.

My Kid Deals Out Mommy Crack


When your kid’s throwing a huge tantrum, or just plain being demanding, when you haven’t slept, or eaten because you’ve been running ragged, and when they’ve fallen *or whatever* despite being told four dozen times not to do it or “You’ll hurt yourself,” that’s when you pick them up and hope that it makes them quiet for a moment.





 Top – Sis Sis via ShopRuche  //  Skirt – Spotted Moth  //  Coat – TNA via Aritzia  //  Tights – Hansel From Basel  //  Socks – HUE  //  Boots – Feet First  //  Necklace – Vanessa Mooney  //  Bracelet – Joseph Nogucci via Homegrown Boutique  //  Sunnies – F21

And that’s when they dose you.  Don’t be fooled.  It’s not an accident, and it’s not coincidental.  I’m firmly convinced that my kid knows exactly when to release that smell.  The one on the top of their heads.  You know the one I’m talking about.  The one that sends you into perfect relaxation and bliss.   The one that makes you love them and feel like being with them is Nirvana. I don’t know what the technical term for it is, but I like to think of it as “Mommy crack.”

She’s got it down to a fine art.  She’s got it timed.  She knows exactly when her Mama needs her next fix so as to not go completely off the rails.  She’s my drug dealer, and she’s also the supply.  So I can’t cut out the middleman in this.

The drug is the middle man.

A Dream In A Costume

 Sweater – hand me down  //  Skirt – The Spotted Moth  // Hat & Necklace – Ruche  //  Tights – F21

Socks – Hue  //  Shoes – Payless
Sometimes getting dressed is like putting on a costume.  It’s a chance to become a different character for the day.  This day I dreamt I was a Parisian woman on a brief respite from studying something profound to a nearby cafe.   Full of whimsy and charm.   
Even though in reality I was corralling a toddler and a dog at the local playground.  So really I probably should’ve been wearing a cowboy hat and carrying a rope. But dream we must.
Quote of Today:
“He poked his head over the futon and just stared at me, then the futon.”

Give Me A Good Cliche


Dress – Blue Pepper from Ruche  //  Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings – Threadsence  //  Tights – F21  //  Boots – Feet First

 There’s something about the combination of brown and blue, especially a really rich tone, that feels just perfect for Fall.  It’s one of those palettes that has just been made for the season.  It’s almost become a cliche just because it looks so right, but hey, I’ve never been one to shy away from a good cliche. They become cliches for a reason.

And I’d rather listen to a good cliche any day over some of the dribble that I hear on a daily basis.  Like the teenage girls on the metro who were talking about not wanting to exercise to get thin because they don’t feel like it, so instead they take diet pills…along with all their other pills.  Sometimes I just want to shake young women, or sit in a corner and cry.  Do you realize what you’re putting into your body?  Do you realize what ideal you’re buying into?

I’ll take a good cliche any day.

 True Story:
Andrew is cooking and Drake the Dog is not more than two inches away from him at all times in the hopes that something will fall, or that he’ll get offered some treat.  Andrew offers him a piece of celery.  Drake takes it walks away and drops it on the floor in distaste.  Baby Girl, who just happens to be sitting right there, picks up the celery without missing a beat.  And pops it into her mouth saying, “Thank you Dwake!” Only time she’s ever eaten celery. 

Elusive Eloquence

Cardi – Esprit
Top – Costa Blanca
Dress –Ruche or Threadsence or Modcloth
Boots – Threadsence
Tights – F21

May I introduce you to the greatest thing in taking self photos, the remote control.  I got mine in the mail a few days back and it makes taking self-portraits with your camera and tripod so much easier!  You do a few test shots to find the lighting and position you like then, snap, snap, snap away.  Love it!  
I’m not very eloquent lately in my posts, that probably has to do with the fact that it’s very busy around here with auditions, shoots, rehearsals and table reads.  That, and planning a bridal shower.   Eloquence will return on or after May6th….I hope.

p.s. I revamped my acting site. Take a look!

True Story:
Baby’s going to be a genius.  
I know every parent says and thinks that, but I’m right.  
She walked into the room with a book.  
Sat down on the couch, opened it, and remained there reading intently for the next several minutes.  
The book was Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”  
See I told you.  

Flash Thanks

Top – Thrifted
Skirt – Spotted Moth
Cardi – Old Navy
Hat &Shoes – Ruche
Necklace – won from a giveaway and I can’t remember from who

Yesterday I had a really rough day,  I mean really rough.  I won’t go into the details because that’s not the pertinent part, but let’s just say I was not a happy camper.  Having money set aside for just such days, I tweeted that I needed one of my favorite stores to have a flash sale so I can partake of some retail therapy.  I didn’t really expect a response, you know?  Lo and behold, Lauren from Emerging Thoughts tweets and facebooks with a one hour flash sale in my honor.  I was touched!  *I also picked up a gorgeous Dear Creatures dress I was hoping to get*

We’re in the middle of Blog Positivity week and I can’t express how much I appreciate the relationships I’ve formed with some amazing people online.   Like Lauren from Emerging Thoughts.  She’s a wonderful lady with a great eye for curating her boutique, and a great personality all around.  I’ve never met her in person, only online.  Through blogs and social media,  I’ve made connections with bloggers, retailers and just great people all around.

I’d like to thank you all. 

True Story:
Baby has grasped the full extent and meaning of the word ‘No’, or ‘neoo’ as she says it. 
*accompanied by the obligatory head shake* 
Here’s a recent conversation.
“Do you want to eat dinner?”
“Okay, well Mama’s going to eat dinner.”
“Do you want to go take a bath?”
“Well, Mama has to go to the bathroom”
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