April 28, 2012

just a few new things

As I mentioned yesterday, my twin sister and I checked out a clothing sample sale (as they called it) downtown yesterday afternoon. It was a successful trip as you'll see in a moment but the prices could have been lower and the ads mentioned all sorts of awesome brands like 7 For All Mankind, J-Brand and Sam Edelman, none of which we saw there. Most of the brands I had never heard of - but they did have a few funky Camilla Skovgaard heels (WAY too high for me), a bit of Maison Scotch and Bench. Here's what I managed to score:

Awesome pale blue wide leg jeans by Meltin' Pot. I think I paid $50.

I completely fell in love with this coat. I hate boring coats. This is far from boring. It's by Pour. The tag said regular $595. I paid $100. It's pretty tight across the chest but whatevs, small price to pay for coolness.

Cute little denim top by Mined Rd. Jeansmakers for $25.

These pants are SO freaking comfy and made of the lightest cotton so perfect for summer. They are a light grey with a slight weave pattern. By 2 Two and I paid $25.

And a boring racer back long tank for $20 also by Mined Rd. Jeansmakers.

The other day my twin sister and I went to Shoppers and Murale where I picked up some new nailpolishes for summer and a coral lipstick as the one I bought the other say turned out to be too peach (but still awesome).

Sally Hansen in Lacey Lilac and Mint Sorbet and Revlon in Pink Lingerie and Dreamer.

Smashbox lipstick in Mandarin.


One plus to suburban living...flyers. I thoroughly missed them during my downtown days. Thursday night the flyer fairy delivers a load to my mailbox and Friday morning breakfast is spent looking through them while Gia peruses the Toys R Us "book" and marvels at all the pictures of the girls and boys playing with toys. The Superstore flyer had some pretty Joe Fresh dresses for $19 so I'm off for groceries and a little peek at the clothing section. 

Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger
Jeans: Mavi
Shoes: H&M

April 27, 2012

friday at the office

I left work at noon today to go to a clothing sample sale at a bar in the Byward Market. Funny because I was invited to go to Montreal with some girls from work but decided not to because I was just there and have spent too much money lately. And then look what I gone and did! Anyway, photos of the results tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a very casual outfit for half of a frigid (WTF it's the end of April?!) Friday.

jacket ~ Urban Outfitters
tank ~ F21
jeans ~ William Rast via Holt Renfrew {last seen here}
necklace ~ vintage via eBay {last seen here}
booties ~ Jeffrey Campbell Nation H booties via Solestruck {last seen here}


I took a break from cooking last night and my little fam headed out for dinner. Dinners out used to revolve around which bar made the best Caesars, now I'm looking for crayons and kids meals. We had a fab night, and I'm still amused that my shirt matched the table cloth. Not so amused that my new low cut pants meant my undies were out in full view while we ate, a fact I only discovered once we got home. I'm classy like that.

gingham shirt: American Eagle (see it again here)
jeans: Mango
shoes: Toms
acorn necklace: Mango

April 26, 2012

thursday at the office

Forgot my freaking camera at home today. OOPS. So you're stuck with Instagram pics. On a side note, trying to get all the wear I can out of my Fluevog Volunteer boots - comfiest boots EVER! (I've only mentioned that just about every time I've blogged them).

cardi ~ Urban Outfitters
tank ~ H&M
jeans ~ Citizens of Humanity Avedon slick skinny jeans via Holt Renfrew
boots ~ Fluevog's Volunteer via Solea {last seen here}
necklace ~ F21
bracelets ~ Marc by Marc Jacobs hair elastics via Holt Renfrew

REALLY WANT!!!!!!!!!!

OMG check out these Sam Edelman high tops that showed up on Shopbop today. They are AWESOME!!! Only $100 ($102 CDN) and they are leather!! I think I'm in love. Would be so cute with cut offs and a big t-shirt (or my new UO dragon sleeveless t-shirt).


Found this in my inbox today via Danier.

wednesday at the office

blouse/jacket thing ~ F21 (old)
jeans ~ 7 For All Mankind via Holt Renfrew {last seen here}
boots ~ Dr. Marten Darcie 8-eye via Karmaloop {last seen here}
belt ~ Winners
bracelet ~ too old to remember where

splish splash

It's almost time for bathing suit season. I won't bother with a rant about how much I loathe my breasts/stomach/thighs, and instead go with KMN.
Last year I had two bathing suits that I'd rotate throughout the day. Wearing a wet bathing suit is such a revolting feeling, so I'd change after a swim and let the one I was wearing dry out. I'd like a few more for this summer so I started an online hunt for some options.
Requirements: must be a one piece, must not be low cut, and must not be super expensive. Tankinis are out too as the feeling of the loose material on my stomach grosses me out in a bizarre way. I quickly realized that it's easy to find a cheap and nice bikini, but the same cannot be said for a one piece. Bathing suit shopping sucks on so many levels.