Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Primary colors

I hope everyone is having an awesome New Years eve. I was originally going to go to a party, but for the first time in awhile, Dave finishes work at a reasonable hour; before midnight. We're hoping to do the classic dinner and a movie outing. Not that I don't love watching Doctor Who or Once Upon a Time in our PJ's, but it's a nice change to actually go out since I'm usually the one who doesn't like going anywhere. I love staying at home, given the chance, since working 9 to 5 and going to school can be exhausting.

This was the outfit I had planned for this evening, but that quickly changed when I went outside to walk the dog. Needless to say, I am now wearing very warm and very thick pants. Kind of bummed out, but still really looking forward to a nice night out.  This outfit was actually quite inexpensive as far as the individual pieces go and I hadn't really thought about pairing them all together since they were all pretty bright. I usually need some black in there to break it up a bit, which would have been tights. However, not even my fleece tights could keep me warm out there today. Every once in awhile, I seem to forget that I live in Canada. Anyways, point being, the individual items aren't covered with crazy patterns or anything, so I think it worked out just fine since the primary colors make it interesting enough.

I manged to get some really great deals during the boxing day sales that were going on, and can't wait to start working with some of the new items I got and for dirt cheap. I got a skirt that was originally 60 bucks plus tax for 8$. You just have to be willing to fight the crowds to get them. I also got once of those memory foam kitchen mats for in front of my sink so my feet don't hurt when I do the dishes. I got really excited about that, more than I ever thought I would. Dave says it's because I'm getting older; I say, I just love comfort.

Also, big thanks to Dave for cutting my hair last night. I can't cut my bangs to save my life, so he ends up doing it for me when they get to be too long, or when I can't get to my friend Alison,who cuts them for me at work. (During breaks of course) I had forgotten though, or rather wasn't paying attention to the fact that he was drinking wine when I asked him to cut them. Even when slightly intoxicated, he still does a better job than I ever could :)

Blue polka dot cardigan: Forever 21
Red t-shirt: Old Navy
Red bow belt: H&M
Yellow skirt: Banana Republic
Red shoes: Toms


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have happy and safe holiday season.

It's been a long day, as I spent a good chunk of it preparing supper for this evening. Dave made all the meaty stuff ; ham and turkey, and I made all the other parts. The only thing I have ever really been confident in is my stuffing. Everything else is just winging it. To be fair though, my stuffing has bacon in it, so it has to be good. Bacon fixes everything.

It's been a pretty good couple of days, Tengen test results and x-rays went well and shes doing fine. She had gotten quite sick last week and what with her being 10 and also having cancer, it can cause quite the scare. She's doing fine though now and is still the best dog ever. I also got my grade back from my class. As you might recall from my last post I was on the verge of bombing a class because I misread  the drop off time for my exam. Well my professor was super nice and decided to grade it anyways, switching my grade from a potential D- to a B.

I'm keeping it short this post since it's Christmas, but this was the dress I bought for a holiday party I was too sick to go to. I figured now is the perfect time to get some use out of it.

Green dress: Mod Cloth
Red cardigan: Joe Fresh
White belt: Old Navy
Black tights: Target
Green flats: Wal-Mart


Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Hello all. Sorry for the lack of posts over the last few weeks. I had a lot of stuff happen in a very short amount of time and became a tad overwhelmed to say the least.

First off, I got gastroenteritis which incapacitated me all of last week. I used to catch it all the time back in the day to the point where I was almost used to it. This time though hit me like a ton of bricks. I lost almost 7 pounds in a week because of it, which is a little worrisome. Not because I'm under weight or anything obviously, but simply because being sick like that can be brutal on your system, and I have never lost that much from being sick before. I know it's temporary though, thanks to the holidays :) I was also quite scatter brained with my  take home exam. I had misread the drop off time as between 11 am and 12am ie: midnight, so when I arrived at 3pm I couldn't understand why the office wasn't open. Turns out it was a drop off time between 11am and noon. I shoved my paper under the door, freaked out a bit, cried like a baby because it was an obviously stupid oversight on my part, and then e-mailed my professor. He was quite understanding, but I had prepared myself to potentially get a D- in this course because I can't read a sheet of paper properly. This combined with some personal family drama and a sick dog made for a long couple of weeks. The worst of it should be over though now, onward and upwards right?

Come Thursday evening, I will be off from work for 2 weeks which is awesome. After these past 2 weeks I really need a break. I'm hoping for nothing but relaxing and gaming for those days. Dave was sweet enough to give me my  Christmas gift early which was a WiiU Legend of Zelda bundle. I played Wind Waker back on Game Cube but it is still an awesome game and I love playing it again. I think he won Christmas this year, not that I'm complaining.

I've posted this pom pom sweater before but I decided I would post this outfit, because 1, it's been awhile and 2, I consider this sweater to be quite practical even if it's covered in pompoms. I'm really hoping to have some more outfit posts in the next couple of weeks. I was too sick to go to one of my office parties and was bummed out, since I had ordered a dress for it.

I also figured the straight hair was a nice change of pace. My hair might not be thick but it is curly so it can still be pretty hard to style sometimes. Providing the weather is not a complete write off, I will take the time to flat iron it so it's all silky smooth. I also do it to see how long my hair is getting since sometimes you really can't tell with curls.

Grey pompom sweater: J.Crew Factory
White button down and black jeggings: Old Navy
Cat loafers: Call it Spring


Monday, December 2, 2013

Color Blocks

The last couple of days have been really productive on the shopping front, what with all the sales going on. As I had mentioned in my last post, I managed to snag a dress from Banana Republic for a fraction of it's original price. The fabric had a bit more of a sheen than I was expecting, but I put it on and it fit a lot better than I had hoped. No pockets this time around but it has those little snaps with the threads sewn into the straps of the dress for your bra. This is another  one of those things where I don't understand why it isn't standard with clothing. It's the little things that make all the difference, especially if you're paying full price for a dress like this, which was going for around 185 plus tax.

I'm waiting for another purchase from Mod Cloth since they were having a huge sale. I missed out on some of the good deals, like a dress that was covered in cupcakes, but I still managed to get some goodies.I also bought one of those random 15$ purchases. I got a really nice dress out of it, but since it was strapless, I gave it to a co-worker. When I try on strapless dresses I always take into consideration if I could maybe have straps added. This dress had a lot of extra fabric I could work with but because of the boning and whatnot it would have just looked odd. Oh well.

I'm struggling to work on my exam right now since I have so much to do around the house and for the holidays. It seems like anything is an excuse to not work on it. I went Christmas shopping, we had to put up the tree, stuff like that. I would  much rather cook and clean then work on a paper. I'm even writing this instead of doing it...sigh. I think I might be in a need of a bit of a break but luckily I have 2 and half weeks off from work for the holidays. It'll give me a chance to catch up on all that sweet gaming I've been missing out on.

This is a short post because I am clearly procrastinating and should get back to work.

Orange and pink dress: Banana Republic
Black cardigan: H&M
Black bow belt: Talbots
Cat shoes: Call It Spring