July 21, 2012

some purchases

I am heading to Vegas next weekend for a blogger thing (staying 4 days), so I've been trying to avoid shopping lately because it won't be difficult to spend a fortune in Vegas. But then I realized I am lacking in "nice" clothing for what I would need for this trip. So the twin sister and I headed to Zara on our lunch break Thursday. Turns out just about the entire store is on sale from 30-50% or so. I grabbed a few things....nothing over $50.











Yesterday on the walk home from work I detoured over to Holt Renfrew in the hopes of finding a dress, since I own like, 1. I tried on a few, including a gorgeous kelly green DVF one but they all looked like shit on me. Having the figure of a 12 year old boy (with big boobs) doesn't lend itself very well to dresses. I did find some AWESOME Rosegold platform sandals on sale for $99 that will be perfect for Vegas (my brown ones were on sale for $99 too dammit) and a Maison Scotch top I've been eyeballing for a while now - I love stripes and it's hard to tell in the photo but the stripes are a sort of salmon neon. !!!!



July 20, 2012

friday at the office

For the record, I hate this outfit. I changed my mind at the last minute this morning, grabbed this stuff and shoved it in my backpack. I love the capri jeans but hate the shirt. And the shoes are just too much. UGH. But - wait until you see what I bought yesterday on my lunch break...and what I bought on my way home from work today....and what is waiting for me at the post office....





top ~ BCBG via Winners
capris ~ H&M (very old)
shoes ~ F21
large beaded bracelet ~ Sayulita, Mexico
leather bracelet ~ Heavens to Betsy
paper bead bracelet ~ Beadworks
tiny heart rings ~ allrelative
watch ~ old Kenneth Cole (desperately needs replacing)

July 19, 2012

bribery

Walmart and I have a love/hate relationship. I love being able to people watch while I shop, because lets face it...the people of Walmart do exist! However, I hate the friggin line ups, and the fact that I never leave there without spending a small fortune.  I needed to stock up on stuff for the cottage so off I went with my shopping buddy. This was the 6th store I dragged her to this afternoon, and I was prepared to prevent a toddler meltdown...a life jacket acting as a lovely back pillow and a lollipop. And there is always added excitement from said toddler if the lollipop happens to be pink. 





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tan: Dynamite (worn again here)
jeans: F21 (worn again here, before I had them hemmed)
shoes: Ardene. My mom gave them to me after wearing them once. She didn't like the way they "flipped". Her fashion neurosis is constantly my gain!
bracelets: Pandora, and from my parents travels to Italy and Greece
watch: Fossil

thursday at the office






P.S. It wasn't 45 degrees (C) today!! WOHOO!! I wore jeans and didn't die of heat stroke!!

vest thing ~ Lanston via Shopbop {last seen here}
tank ~ H&M
jeans ~ Citizens of Humanity Avedon low rise skinny via Aritzia {last seen here}
flats ~ Aldo {last seen here} *** only $17.49 now!!!
necklace ~ F21
bracelet ~ Aldo

July 18, 2012

they were right

Whoever said long skirts aren't for short people was probably right. I look like a shrunken version of the already tiny 5' me. I've had this skirt in my closet for a year and haven't worn it yet so I felt the need to give it a whirl. I'm at a loss for what to wear on top (aside from a knotted tee) so pass on any suggestions if you've got em!






tee: H&M
skirt: Aritzia
sandals: Aldo
necklace: Mexico
bracelets: H&M

my new bag

I met my Mom at the mall yesterday to kill some time on another crazy humid day. We strolled around browsing through shops, and like any good grandma she spoiled Gia with ice cream, popcorn, and countless rides on the plane, train and dragon! I got a treat too! She bought me this backpack...which was on sale and then marked down another 50% to $17. I'm thinking it'll be perfect for Osheaga (a 3 day music festival we're heading to in a few weeks). I haven't owned a backpack since high school, and it wasn't nearly as sweet as this one. Thanks Mom!




wednesday at the office

I'm not sure anyone got the memo but me that it was Slightly Inappropriate Shorts At Work Day today. Ah well. I had to dig in the bowels of my dressing room to come up with this outfit. Needed something that wouldn't make me pass out at work.






top ~ Sfera (Mexico)
shorts ~ Bluenotes
flatforms ~ Joe Fresh {last seen here}
necklace ~ made by my co-worker Sabrina
ring ~ Heavens to Betsy
bracelet ~ forgot I had this, from Mexico

July 17, 2012

trash

I love trash magazines. Sometimes, when I'm grocery shopping without the kid, I'll choose the longest checkout line so I can get a few more minutes to peruse the latest issue of US weekly or Star. But lately they are getting pretty annoying. I don't give a hoot about whose marrying who, and whose divorcing who and who has the best or worst beach bod. I sure as heck don't care about the Real Housewives of wherever. All I want to see is clothes, jewelry and accessories worn by people with crazy cash, and stylists at their beck and call. Someone needs to make a trash mag like that.







tee: Zara (see it again here)
shorts: American Eagle
shoes: Aldo
necklace: Aldo
bracelets: Simons, and Birks
watch: Fossil

tuesday at the office




I had another bracelet on this arm, my beloved twig bracelet from The Chains of Love. It caught on my sweater and when I went to take it off (because I knew it would keep happening) it snapped in 3. SO BUMMED.



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I must add that it's getting harder and harder to be motivated to pick out a (hopefully) cute outfit in the morning when it's 43 celsius outside, I walk to work (in other clothes - see tank top behind my head in pic above) and the AC in my building is the shits.

holey cardi ~ F21 {last seen here}
tank ~ Mango {last seen here}
shorts ~ Garage
flats ~ Marc by Marc Jacobs via SSENSE {last seen here}
bracelets ~ F21 & Pandora
rings ~ Mexico & Heavens to Betsy