Friday, January 29, 2010


big bag (L'Oreal); small bag (Coach)

I am off to Tremblant this weekend...a gorgeous ski resort with a small group of friends.

None of us ski.

I am most impressed with myself on my packing skills for a weekend trip. Everything fit in the one big travel bag. My aunt gave this bag to me when I was in Greece because I came back with more stuff than I originally left with (and had to pay the overlimit fee which was insane!!)

I am looking forward to relaxing with some great friends and hope to post some posh looking aprés-ski outfits...since all we will be doing is aprés-skiing.


Thursday, January 28, 2010


dress (Banana Republic); tights (Shoppers Drug Mart); boots (Winners)

As per a previous post, my least favourite part of my body is/are my legs. I have been working on appreciating them for their strength and tone and general usefulness in everyday life.

My calves are the worst for me and forever I have been looking for knee-high boots that everyone wears and looks so chic in. I'm all for being an individual...but sometimes you just want to fit in too.

Enter my favourite store Winners and their bountiful boot selection. I walked by the display and actually sat down to try on a few different pairs, heights, lengths, widths - you name it. Then I found these babies! They have stretch (and aren't as shiny as the picture depicts them to be). There is a slight platform to them with a wicked heel. I adore them. I heart them. I am now like all those other knee-high boot-wearing beauties.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

jazz hands.

black dress (Banana Republic); grey sweater (Jacob); grey boots (Aldo); tights (Addition Elle & Shoppers Drug Mart); earrings (Laura); necklace (H&M)

This was definitely out of my comfort zone...though I do realize upon looking at the photos that I should have added a belt to the black dress for definition...

Firstly, I have large calf muscles. Yeah, that's how I'll put it...Ha! So, finding a pair of boots that would fit over them was amazing...truthfully, I wasn't looking that hard because I just figured they didn't exist.

Secondly, I also am not very partial to my legs. Yeah, that's mean of me to say about myself...I'm trying to fix that. So, wearing this dress on its own (I usually wear it over a pair of skinny jeans) is quite the feat for me.

Overall, I felt really cute in this outfit! And, that is what matters most...right?


p.s. I totally borrowed the idea of doubling up my tights to get a darker look like leggings...I attribute this idea to many other blogs I've read in the past...sorry that I can't remember who I got the original idea from. Genius!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


dress (Banana Republic); grey tank (Fairweather); belt (Le Chateau); boots (Winners); silver bracelet (gifted); drop earrings (Tristan)

I woke up exhausted yesterday. So, I decided to put on a dress. I find it's almost easier to do that - not having to worry about coordinating tops, shoes, etc

If anything, this picture depicts the importance of undergarment support. It is extremely important. I am clearly wearing the wrong brassiere and the gals seem to have succumbed to gravity by day's end.


Friday, January 22, 2010


purple top (Le Chateau); greyish-brownish pants (Laura); grey heels (Winners); fishnet stockings (Shoppers Drug Mart); silver bracelet (gifted); silver earrings (Laura)

I find myself attracted to jewel tones and fun tops.

This is probably because I need that spice to my wardrobe since my pants are mainly dark on the bottom. As I am heavy chested though, I wonder if bringing attention to my top half is the way to go. Articles I read always say to add colour to the face and when I wear this top, people stop me to tell me they love the colour and design. Ultimately, I wear it because I simply love it.

And, that - to me - is what fashion is all about.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

the colour purple.

purple coat (GAP); earrings (gifted)

This was me (and my boyfriend) on our way to dinner the other night.

When he's the driver, I'm often in the passenger seat taking candid shots of myself...Ha! So, this time he took some shots of me and mimicked me taking shots of myself. He thought this would deter me from ever doing it again.

He was wrong.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


black pants (Reitmans); white top (Ricki's); burgundy coat (Ricki's); ring (Banana Republic); pearl earrings (gifted); black boots (Winners - not shown)

I was out of town for work this week. And travelled by train. I heart travelling by train. I like to pretend I'm going on some 1940's voyage...though I'm not entirely sure what that relates to...but I like to feel like I'm in a movie and people are wondering where that girl is off to.

I'm alone in this feeling I'm pretty sure...right?


Thursday, January 14, 2010


brown capris (Suzy Shier); white ruffle top (Ricki's); black boyfriend cardigan (Joe Fresh); black boots (Winners); pearl earrings (gifted)

I am trying.

My boyfriend is taking my photos for me after work.

I also brought my yoga mats, DVD's, etc to his house so I would do them right after work and get them out of the way.

Step 1 was last night. Bringing it all to his house.
Step 2 was putting the DVD into the DVD player and watching the instructions.
Step 3 was then watching the first workout.
Step 4 was continuing to watch the workouts all while eating dinner in front of the TV.
Step 5 was turning off the DVD.

Atleast I brought it all to his house. That counts. Right? Right?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

12 new things.

Resolution: try 12 new things over the next 12 months.

I don't have them all figured out yet...but through this exercise I have discovered what my resolution for next year will be...12 trips over the 12 months of 2011. Like a road trip every month. Could be anything - a big trip, a little weekend jaunt, even a day away.

However, I digress...for this month, January = yoga....
(....and trying to create and stick to a budget)
Sexy. I know.

p.s. Outfit post to be photographed this evening and posted tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010


black pants (Reitmans); green top (Banana Republic); skinny black belt (borrowed off a dress); gold necklace (TopShop); pearl earrings (gifted); black high heels (Winners - not shown)

Finally. A camera pic of my outfit.

This was taken at the end of the work day so please excuse the very exhausted, yet trying to smile, look.

I treated myself to the top on the weekend because I hadn't gotten any clothes for Christmas - nor bought myself anything for awhile - so, Banana there I went.

*double hugs*

resolving to make resolutions??

Resolutions. Many make them. Few keep them.

While mine include many of the basics - saving money, losing weight, spending more time with loved ones - I am trying a new approach this year.

I will try a new "thing" every month.
It will range from trying a new sport, discovering a new restaurant, not spending a dime all month....I will try 12 new things in 2010 and mark them all in my blog.

I will also post my outfits because it truly did help me last year in not repeating what I wore and finding new ways to wear items - which will come in handy during 'don't spend a dime month". Ha!

This month...and yes, I am aware we are 12 days into it...will be yoga. My brother gave me some yoga DVD's for Christmas, plus, I will be signing up for hot yoga as well.

I am excited and hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do. I'm not sure I'm expecting any enlightenment by the end of the year but I hope to be able to be happy with what I've accomplished and maybe, just maybe, even be a motivation to others.