Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New Finds!

So, my phone is pooched after I dropped it and had front replaced at a mall kiosk and pretty much just #epicfail-ed my life up. (I mean, my phone IS my life) so I had to go back to the mall yesterday afternoon and kill some time with Jackie.  He was not interested in going to my usual haunts (The Bay, Sears, etc.) but he did like the bright look of Urban Planet (what?!) so we went in.  And I'm glad we did as I got some sweet scores to update my wardrobe.  Take a look:
After browsing aroung for a bit (we were killing time while my phone was being "fixed" remember, I spotted this on a mannequin paired with a black leather moto jacket.  So, I obviously set about looking for it in the racks.  I couldn't find it so I flagged down a sales girl and she found out it was the last one.  It was medium.  I tried it on.  It fit.  It was fate.
 Here I've paired it with a velour jacket I've had for ages from Le Chateau.  I just found this in the basement in a box of stuff I was going to donate.  (WTF?) How cute does it look with my new shirt?
 I would wear these adorable earrings I got from Shoppers Drug Mart with them because they are perfect!
 I'd pair it with this silver chain that I picked up as well.  It was like $4 and it's just so current and cute and goes with everything.  Love it!
 When I tried the shirt on I just quickly threw it on over the shirt I was already wearing (I was with jumping Jack flash!) and the shirt I was wearing was the same colour as skeleton tank but a long sleeve and it looked really nice and super casual together.  Here I've paired it with a short sleeve t-shirt of same colour and I think it looks just as well.  This might actually work better in warmer months as the tank top itself is a thicker terry type material and a long sleeve might get too hot.  I've changed up my accessories by adding a longer, thinner and darker chain and my gold watch.  Daytime fabulous!
 Here's another cute necklace I picked up for #cheap.
 And my glasses that I picked up in the post-Christmas sales in my new Urban Planet glasses case.
Here's a better picture of my little nugget.   How cute is that going to look coming out of my bag?

Long story short though, my phone is still messed up.  Boooooo!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Early Spring Dressing Ideas

As I troll through the internet, the mall, boutiques and the like, I see a bunch of beautiful spring choices out there.  As it is still cold and snowy here, we definitely aren't into flimsy spring territory yet, but a hint of colour and some transitional pieces that will take us into late spring/summer are a must.
Here are some beautiful things I've seen that are wants for me for sure:
Pastel/coloured jeans.  They are everywhere, right?  I'm a little over them now that I've seen tweens wearing them for months (is that snobby?) but I think this periwinkle blue pair mixed with this adorable sweater and shoe combo hits all the right notes.  And all that gold?  You know I love that!
So, as I said above, it's still cold here so a jacket is still a requirement, and I just always love a good jacket.  This fuschia one over the denim on cropped denim with the black heels and the pop of colour from the bag.  All the right notes!
I need these jeans! They are 7 for All Mankind and I absolutely love them!  And with a sweet little blouse and cardi I think this is spring incarnate.
I pretty much want to eat these heels for breakfast! I have the black pants and a similar white shirt so all I need is a strappy pair of black heels in my life and I'm laughing.  I totally have pastel purses, I mean, c'mon.
Colour! This skirt is great for spring.  The length, the colours and then the sweater tucked into it just makes my heart sing.
And for when it gets warmer: consider leather with bare legs.  HAWT!  This is Sofi Farhman here and she is a couple months pregnant in this shot.  So guess what moms? The bar has been set sartorially.  No excuses. ;)
I love a 2 tone coat! Love! And the colours of this one just add a song to spring that I want to hear on and on.
Another skirt and sweater combo that lets you continue wearing your beautiful sweaters that you accumulated all winter and pair it with those skirts and sandals you've been saving since last summer.  Parfait! #shopyourclosetyousillybitches
Flats again! Please!!! I love a good pair of leopard ones and they can be worn with anything (as long as the snow as melted).
Another coloured jacket, this one a bit lighter for those warm spring days/hot summer nights.  And a nautical nod with the striped shirt is always a classic/springy look.
A clutch and an arm party.  Stiill en vogue as far as I'm concerned and you won't see me out with spring without it. 

Have fun with your fashion!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Homemade Playdough

Because it's fun and you just gotta!
This recipe is from mommyfootprint and it's as good as any.

Play Dough Recipe:
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoon cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
food coloring

Mix first 4 ingredients in a pan.
Add water and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes.
Dough will become difficult to stir and form a “clump”.  Remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes.
Add food coloring during kneading process. I added mine seperately in bowls because we wanted to have some variety. Here we are getting ready to make green, pink, and blue.
 Kneed it up.
 Play dough will keep for a long time stored in a covered plastic container or plastic sandwich bag.  Here's mine in some colourful tupperware.  Yay!

 Kids like to play with cookie cutters, plastic cutlery and even little plastic (washable) toys when they dig into their dough.

Have fun and be creative!