Category :Vests

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.

Not Just For Hookers

Dress- Tini Lilli  // Vest – Piko via Threadsence  //  Belt & Sunnies – F21  //  Tights – HUE  //  Boots – Locale  //  Necklace – Ardene
As much as it’s a new thing for me, it feels like leopard print and I are old friends.  I used to be a lady who thought she would never under any circumstance *unless playing a hooker* wear leopard print.  But over the last year it’s become this fun bold thing that I really enjoy weaving in with all the other things in my closet.  Yes, that’s right.  I’ve realized that leopard print is fun, bold, and not at all hooker like, because let’s face it, I’m so very, very far from that.
What’s worse is that I’ve paired leopard print with faux fur, so in the words of George Takei, “Oh myyy!”

p.s. This post is not to imply in any sort of way that anyone wearing leopard is a Lady of the Night.

Geeked Out

Star Wars Tee – Purple Cactus on Etsy  //  Button up – Esprit  //  Vest – H&M  //  Cords  – Le Chateau  //  Boots – Locale
So in stark contrast to yesterday’s post, I’m completely and utterly dressed down and geeked out.  Yup, that’s a word.  Geeked.  The official definition in the dictionary has my picture next to it.  In fact, this exact picture.  Or maybe the picture in any of my other Star Wars shirts.  Oh yes, there are more than one.  ‘Cause just like good chips, you can’t have just one. 

Over and Over

Top- Wallis via The Bay  //  Vest – AE  //  Scarf – Only via Trove in Toronto  //  Cords – Le Chateau
 Boots – Locale  //  Necklace – Ruche  //  Sunnies – F21
You know, my pictures haven’t been working out the way I want them to lately.  I’m thinking it might have something to do with the fact that I freeze so much and my fingers become stiff from the cold and all I can think is, “That’s good enough.”  I can’t wait until it gets a little, just a little, warmer so I can take some time and get the shots that I imagine in my head.  
My days have not been at all interesting because I’ve spent them in rehearsal or sitting with a sick toddler on my lap.  Mostly sitting with a sick toddler, watching the same episode of Dora over and over and over….and over.

But enough about me.  I’m really boring right now.  What are you doing in anticipation of Spring?

Coo Coo Ca Choo

Top – Zara  //  Pants – Gap  //  Vest & Sunnies – F21  //  Boots – Aldo // Necklace – thrifted

I’m up. I’m down.  Life’s throwing me one way, then the pendulum swings the other.  My metaphors, my similes get turned upside down and inside out.  The brain starts thinking, while the heart keeps feeling.  I spin. Don’t ask me to walk a straight line.

I wish I could write some linear, understandable witticism today.  That ain’t gonna happen.  It is what it is.

Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.

I am the walrus, coo coo ca choo

–The Beatles’ “I Am The Walrus” 

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?”

Moments We Love

Dress – Moon Collection  //  Vest & Tights – F21  //  Boots – Feet First
 Necklace – ModCloth  //  Earrings – I don’t remember, sorry!
There are moments like when she has pooped all over and I’m trying to change her while she’s wriggling.  Through twists and turns I somehow get a new diaper on, but the cost is my patience, my sanity, and my hygiene as I look down and see poop on my hand.  *sigh*
Then there are moments when she wakes up and wants to be cuddled in my arms.  She snuggles in and touches my face as I close my eyes, “No sleep mommy.”  Instead, she looks at me deeply.  
We sit there for moments on end just looking into each others eyes.
Best love story ever.

My Own Private Little Nona

Pants & Vest – F21  //  Top – H&M  //  Necklace – bought in Europe  //  Boots – Feet First
It made me so happy to nab the exact faux fur vest I wanted for 50% off at F21.  When I tried it on it immediately made me feel like Nancy Kovak as ‘Nona‘ in Star Trek’s “A Private Little War.”  Though it’s not bright orange, and I’m not nearly as sexy as the seductive ‘Nona,’  I felt a little wilder wearing it.  Also, the complete geek in me loved walking around all day in my own personal little Star Trek world.  

True Story:
Baby Girl is currently obsessed with Plants vs. Zombies.  
She walks around all day asking for “Zombies!”  
So I sit there playing the game on my tablet while she watches, comments, and pushes the screen randomly.  
With the occasional, “Watch out!”

Wooing The Sun

 Dress – Moon Collection via Ruche //  Sweater – Gap  //  Vest – AE  //  Tights, Belt & Pink Ring – F21 
Boots – Feet First  //  Necklace – bought in Spain  //  Earrings – c/o This Enchanted Pixie 
Flower Ring – Ruche  //  Silver Oval Ring – Threadsence.

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter and drearier, my arms automatically start reaching for brighter colors and lighter tones.  I know it’s the opposite of what’s ‘supposed’ to occur, with Autumn bringing deeper tones and richer shades, but it’s my instinctual reaction to reach for the bright and light.  Maybe my body believes it can will the heat and sun back, or woo it like a lover with an array of color draped over me in an eternal bouquet.

True Story:
Reverse psychology always works for kids.  Why is that?  
Why is that the only way to get her to eat her dinner is to make a big show of not wanting her to eat her dinner?  I’m an actress, but I’m tired of performing this role every single night.

Chocolate and Wine Only

Top & Pants – F21
Vest – I forget.  It’s old. 
Shoes – Payless
Zebra Necklace – Lustre in Montreal
I’m calling these my grumpy pants.  Not because they make me grumpy, but because when I’m feeling grumpy and don’t want to wear anything it’s these pants I turn to. Seriously, I think Palazzo pants might be the best thing ever invented because they’re like sweatpants you can wear in public while looking fashionable. 

It just doesn’t get better than that.

Okay, well maybe if there was a doctor approved “chocolate and wine only” diet for healthy living.  That I could really go for.  While wearing these pants.

Quote of Today:
“How do you know I’m sexting?”
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