Sunday, 30 September 2012

A Study in Contrast

If Thursday night was a dress-up kinda' night, Friday night definitely wasn't.

H&M scarf, Zara organic cotton shirt (gift),
CK jeans (Winners, old)

Met some friends for dinner/drinks last night. I knew I wanted to be comfortable.

Zara coat

And yes, this is me at (one of my) most comfort level.

Converse leather Chucks

LV ring (gift)

BR Gracie crossbody bag (recent purch)

What can I say, I'm all about casual and comfortable. Is that so bad?... don't think so...

Friday, 28 September 2012

Going Somewhere?

Last night, hubs took me out for a very lovely dinner... which meant dressing up...

Tesuto dress (old), Voluptuous belt (gift),
Joe Fresh cuff, Aerosole wedge pumps (Sears, recent purch)

I realized for a while now that I'm not really the dress-up kinda girly girl. The problem with that is I don't have an arsenal of clothing to choose from when it comes to night-outs.

Gap jacket, Christian Siriano clutch for Payless

I've had this dress for, like, forever. Thank god it still fits! Does this mean I gotta consider evening clothing now for the time I go shopping? What? Another excuse to use? Gah!


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

First Comes the Scarf

So, we're at that time of the year when it gets warm as the day progresses but it sure starts chilly in the morning and ends that way too at night.

BR jacket, H&M scarf,
Infinity top and Arvida skirt (Winners), Clarks flats (The Bay),
Joe Fresh cuff (recent purch)

At least I'm still able to wear skirts with bare legs, right?

Can't say how busy I am at work right now. Just cray cray!

The good thing for this week, at least, is that I'm out of the office tomorrow for some course, and I took a vacation day on Friday. I took that day as vacation without any real plans. Musta' known what I was about to get into. So I guess in this case, whether I was aware of it or not, foresight is 20/20 indeed. HAH!

Monday, 24 September 2012

MAXImum Blue

I almost forgot about this maxi dress, funny enough. Guess I just remembered on time.

Eyeshadow maxi dress (Winners), Gap jean jacket, Joe Fresh cuff

Without really meaning to, I ended up wearing blue head to toe blue.

"... bluer than blue..."

Wish I can wear this everyday. Sooo comfy...

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Squeeze in Another Dress

... for the season, that is, until I no longer can...

Like I mentioned previously, last week was just cray cray busy at work. But I obviously could not let work just take total control of my week. I do have a life outside work... I think...

Gap jacket, BR dress (pre-loved), Expression flats (The Bay)

Kinda' sad when you feel you have to make plans after work just so you'll be forced to leave work on time. Who does things like that? Me, apparently. So, last Thursday, for example, I committed to do this thing with a co-worker so I left work on time, for the first time that week... Kinda' sad, no? Ay yah...

I got compliments once again with this dress. Never fails. And strangely enough, it's still not necessarily my most fave dress. Go figure...

Anyhoot, been getting my rest since Friday. Woke up late yesterday, felt nice, for sure...

Saturday, 22 September 2012

A Touch of Neon

Although it has cooled off considerably these last 2 days, the whole of last week was quite gorgeous. It almost felt like summer all over again. Oh, but wait, technically it was still summer up until yesterday. Ah, so there you go...

cardi (old), RW & Co dress, J Crew belt,
Clarks flats (The Bay), necklace (old),
Joe Fresh cuff (recent purch), BR bracelet

Had a super busy week at work last week. Didn't really think it was until Thursday night hit and there I was realizing how exhausted I was. Wednesday, in particular, was cray cray... *sigh*...

Must figure out a way to relax...

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

No Time, No Time

I suppose this new assignment I have has got me more tired than I thought, and I'm not even realizing it. On Monday, I forgot to set the alarm the night before, overslept by an hour. Yikes! Then last night, I remembered to set the alarm but what did I do? I kept hitting the snooze button and got up almost 45 minutes later. Hey, I guess 15 minutes better than the day before.

CK cardi (Winners), Old Navy button-down shirt,
BR jeans, Expression flats (The Bay)

On a sunny note, no really, I mean, literally sunny, hehe the weather's been gorgeous. Not sure how much longer we're gonna have this kind of weather but soaking up every bit of it.

Feeling that itch again to wear every imaginable color I have in the closet. Fall is just around the corner, after all, as in 3 days around the corner, no?

Is the weather alone enough to make up for the busy-ness of work lately? Not really, but it's a mighty fine consolation, for sure..

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Friday Kinda' Outfit

Friday couldn't have come fast enough for sure. I was working late right til Friday. What's up with that?!

Gap jean jacket, scarf & slim trousers, H&M top,
Clarks flats (The Bay)

Couldn't really be bothered to put thoughts into my outfit by Friday. Not that the other days were so much better  hehe...

Thank god it's now Saturday. Beautiful day outside. Lotsa' rest time. Don't have to think about work again til Monday... yay!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Back (Hidden) Details

The days just seem to be zooming by for a couple of weeks now. Gah!

Attitude top & Jessica flats (Sears),
Citizens of Humanity jeans (Aritzia)

Work seems to be getting the better part of me... tut-tut...

Line cardi (Winners)

Anyhoot, with the temp starting to dip slowly but surely, layering time has begun. And I'm all for layering, not only to warm me up, but also, I find, because it's a lazy way of hiding a multitude of sins. HAH! The only thing with layering is it can also hide details that you don't mind showing.

... especially when it's in the back. Too bad, eh? I love those shiny buttons and the stitching on the pockets.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Transitioning to Fall

Fall is a fave season, for sure, especially the beginning part when the air starts getting crisp but the remnants of summer still lingering.

Gap sweater (recent purch) & jeggings,
Rudsak belt & Clarks desert boots (Winners)

Another stripe? Why yes! hehe...

... owww, my arm! 

(And no, I didn't hurt my arm. I just wanted to show the elbow patch. HAH!)

Guess next will be awaiting the leaves turn their gorgeous fall colors then fall to the ground... 

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Red and Black

Lat night, went out for dinner and drinks for a friend's birthday. It was almost a last-minute kinda' thing as another friend and I only talked about it Friday afternoon. Those are the best, I find, sometimes.

Alexandra Bartlett top (Winners), AE jeggings,
Melia sandals (The Bay, recent purch),
Cristian Siriano for Payless clutch

Figured can't go wrong with red and black at any time, day or night. I'm clearly not the dress-up kinda gal.

I love these sandals but had to break it in a bit. The leather at back part where it zips up needs to soften up. I know only women will ever say things like that. And I don't know why I don't wear this top more often. Although you can't see it that clearly, it's got asymmetrical folds on one of its sleeves which makes for an understated feature.

The evening was fun, as expected. Not a bad way to spend Saturday night, for sure!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Red, and White and Blue (Stripe)

American or not, to me, it's just so easy to gravitate towards these color combo.  It's a no-brainer, easy on the eye, simple and classic. It's not just me, I know that.

Anne Carson jacket & Betsey Johnson belt (Winners),
H&M shirt, Esprit shorts, Payless flats

I've had this jacket for what feels like forever. I know it's time to move on and part with it, but I just can't seem to, despite having even seen a grandma wearing the same thing, no offense.

I've also had this shorts for a while now and every time I consider donating it, I always seem to find a reason not to, aside from the fact that it was a gift.

Well, one of the jacket's pocket got caught on my desk yesterday and the entire one side of the pocket ripped. Seeing that I'm sewing-challenged, I think I may have just found a reason to let it go.

Another well, I just realized looking at these pix that I looked like a swallowed an entire watermelon and it landed on my hips. So, I think I may have just found a reason to let this one go too.

Moving on...

"Red, white and blue..." and coulda added "stars over you..." I suppose, had I been wearing my star-print scarf ... Instead, just "Red, white and blue..." with leopard... Ok, that doesn't even make sense...

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Early Fall

One of the many things I like about this city is how mild September can be. It's as if it knows that summer can be a crap shoot so it tries to make up for it by delaying fall. For the most part, anyway...

Esprit dress, AE belt, Payless flats

Figured here's another opportunity to air out one of my dresses sans tights and boots.

Needless to say, another gorgeous day in the city.  Crisp air in the early morning and evening, but all warm and sunny throughout the day.

Gotta love late summer/early fall, eh?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Must Hold on to the Sun

Never fails, after being off for 4 days, it felt weird returning to work mid-week. Not that I'm complaining.

AE chambray shirt (recent purch), Gap jeggings,
Eurostep loafers (The Bay)

And of course, starting the work week when most is already in mid-week, it felt like I needed to catch up and  I end up feeling really busy. Not sure why. Again, not that I'm complaining. Pffft...

Don't I look like a walking sun? HAH!

Love it...

Monday, 3 September 2012

Step Away from the Stripes

Nope, I don't think so... HAH!

Joe Fresh shirt, CK jeans, Gap belt, Expression flast (The Bay)

That was me Friday... And now, can't believe it's September. Labour Day has come and gone...

And funny, as nice the weather has been during daytime, the air takes a different feel come night time. *sigh*

Hmmm, which stripes to wear now... hmmm...

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Last Bloom of the Season

Seeing that it's now September, I figured last week might be the last time I could wear these pants this season.

cardi (old), Esprit button-down shirt, H&M pants & bracelet,
Clarks flats (The Bay)

No? Yes? Yes... Eeek, is that a half-tuck I see?!?! I swear that was not done purposely. *pinkie swear* HAH!

Been really busy at work. And actually, kinda' outside work too, with work peeps at that. Well, at least the stuff outside work was fun stuff (translation: having libation hehe).

Friday couldn't have come fast enough... And lookey now, it's September... *sigh*...


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