Saturday, May 24, 2014

Shopping My Closet

I'm over buying a ton of stuff that I never wear and that gives me buyers remorse and makes me broke and then I have this huge closet stuffed with crap and still have no idea what to wear and feel like a jerk.  Whew!
So,  I'm staying home and making the best of what I've got.  Choosing the things that I know how to work with and the things that look good on me.  There are things in my wardrobe that I don't even wear but I love them.  Do I really need more? Not right now!
Super blurry OOTD.
One of these days I'll get up the gumption to force someone else to take proper photos of me, until then...

Did my hurr all cute today.  Took this awkward photo.
 Braided front at one side and brought back into a "topsy tail" that I then tucked up and pinned.  Saw it on Pinterest!

I always try to get the season's "hottest shade" of polish so I feel current and cool but then they are hard to apply or look like shit or are just not for me.  This is OPI's Flashbulb Fuchsia which I've had a while, is an old colour of theirs, and it just looks good on everyone and is a lovely colour.

Look at this scarf from Spring.  I need to wear it more.  It's everything to me.

I'm always looking for the perfect light sweater/coverup for over sleeveless shirts/dresses for windy days/cool nights in summer.  Hello, I already have/one.  /// There/I'm done.

This picture is SHIT but this shirt is amazing! It's a peplumy creamy white top made of faux leather with mesh side details.  It is so cute! Really, it is.  I'll do an OOTD soon.

I mean, over jeans?  I've only worn this once for a few hours at West Edmonton mall.  Why? 

Brought this puppy out of my Summer Clothes Tote in the basement and remembered how much I loved it last year.  How did I forget it?  How did I live without it? (Side note: look at the rank pits. I've worn this shirt A LOT).

Got this H&M navy, high waisted skirt in a clothing swap (thanks Maggie!) and am dying to wear it this summer.  I just went to Value Village to get some stripped shirts to wear with.  

I've shown this shirt before and I'll probably show it again.  It's this amazing rayon that will probably look and feel the same until the day I die and beyond. I just pulled it out of a bag that was crumpled inside a tote in the depths of my damp basement. And it's hardly wrinkled.  With a high-waisted body con skirt?  Fuggedabouddit!

This sweater is high-low as you can see.  But I'm tall + have had two kids + it's juniors = it's too high in the front.
No abs?  No problem.  I'll throw it over a maxi dress when it gets nippily.

Remember when I said that scarf was everything?  This.  This is also everything.  It's a flowy, floral crop top that is too adorable for words.  Last summer and in Mexico in November, I wore it over tighter cotton midi dresses or over a neon cami with a body con skirt. If you have the legs, these look great with little jorts.

The sister to my "everything" shirt. Gives way better boob though. And even looks good all crumply?

Me, being a Frida Kahsshole.  This wrap my mom-in-law brought back for me from Cuba.  I'm totally going to start wearing shawls.  If the Brady girls can do it, so can I!

I mean, right?

Deese doh.  Polka dot harem pants.  I kind of pull them off.  A bit.  Why not?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Things I'm Loving

Ok, I'm back! And I've totally made a vow to myself and to my loyal subjects (you?) that I will blog more (and more and more).  Why not? It makes me happy and it feeds the creative beast inside me.
I thought I'd kick of my new spell with a simple "Things I'm Loving" post. goes,
Things I'm Loving
Oops! Let's just start with the good stuff.  Beaver town! 

So, I'm starting to grow quite a situation.  Haven't sugared since before I got married in November (hey, I'm married now bitch!) Anyway, one of Dallas' friends got wind of my "70s bush" and declared it uncouth.  The nerve! But, I do plan on spending some considerable time at the pool this summer so, I guess I better "throw in the towel" and throw away the beach coverup.  This baby's coming out to play! This one says it's a battery powered trimmer and a razor.  Battery powered you say?  I'm no stranger...

This lil' pup kind of has these teeth/brushes that you can add on to the razor to do the trim job.  Manual labour? It's great if you can get it! I'll tell you how they pan out.

Cake is a delicious smelling brand of bath products that no one but your rich, childless aunt Sylvia can afford.  Thank goodness my local Superstore (and Target) carry the lower-end line.  They smell solo yum!  I got the little set of 4 "hair and body" mists.

Cute, right?

The scents are: lemon & cream, vanilla & cream, coconut & cream and strawberry & cream.

Here I posed them with the new vase and silk flowers I picked up from Ikea.  Adorbs!

Here's a mint green candle plate in the same line as my Ikea vase.

Ignore the mess. But this mirror, right? From Winners for like $20. Cray!

Mags for days! Used my Optimum points.  Mama didn't raise no dummy!

Got the kids some vases and flowers too.  Jack.  I know.  He is my little Clinton Kelly. Or a Designer Guy or something.  He loves to tell my how to arrange the place.  It's a Libra thing.

Ava's flowers.  The kids believe the little head flower hiding in the  greenery  is a special "sleeping flower" and will put you right to sleep.  I dunno...
So, anyway, yeah.  Those are the things that I'm loving!