Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring has sprung... but the grass ain't riz...

To counteract yesterday's wintery outfit, I wore my spring sweater today. Everytime I looked down at my self, it made me feel good :D

Monday, March 30, 2009

Last Day of Winter??

I've been trying to wear this outfit for a few months now. Anytime I had it on the schedule, it would storm, be really cold, or I'd be sick. In any event, it wouldn't make it out of the closet and onto my body.

Today was supposed to be nice, so I figured it would have to be today, or wait until fall, given its lack of colour.

Well, after all that anticipation, and despite looking at it this morning, and still loving it, I don't so much now. Perhaps it was the fact that the camera doesn't pick up the pattern in the vest or shirt that well, or it was at the wrong angle and made my butt look huge (Sorry, Scott, I did take pictures of my butt, cuz it looks bootilicious in this skirt), either way, it won't make it into rotation. Much looking forward to Wednesday's outfit, though.

And I'm not really sure what's happening to my face at all.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

21st Birthday

The downfall of being in your 7th year of university in a primarily undergraduate institution is that your friends all tend to be younger than you. That couldn't be more obvious than the fact I attended someone's 21st birthday tonight - happy birthday Christine!

The age difference was twice as apparently when I found myself drinking tea, not because I was driving (which I was, despite the fact it was within walking distance, should I have chosen to drink) but because I felt like it.

Then, as the party wrapped up, before Scott was even off of work, I found myself desperate to find some way to pass the time NOT sleeping until I got to see him. I coerced people to go out for coffee - though knew better than to indulge in any caffeine.

When I heard his friend Kelly was in town and wanted to see him / meet me, my first thought was "No, it's bed time".

However, my body reacted, and thus, I found myself determinedly heading to meet this friend, knowing full well it wouldn't be a short visit, regardless of what Scott said.

So it's after 2:30, and I have 100 pages to read before bed, and an essay to start writing tomorrow. I'm starting to feel like I'm 21 again!
















Looking sweet! Givin' some attitude!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Oh, what a perfect day

I woke up this morning with enough time to shower and still get to the library for an hour or two before I had to copy edit.

But then I fell asleep.

I woke up in enough time to head off to copy edit, even without an alarm, because I knew my lunch was already made.

But then someone had eaten my lunch.

Copyeditting went really fast considering the fact it was The Swill (spoof edition of the Quill)

But it seemed like the additional things the EIC needed me to do wouldn't end.

Researching my essay was going to be easy, since I already had found the articles needed.

But then I changed my topic.

My entire day went like that. But at least, when I came home, there was a bottle (or two) of wine awaiting me... ah... a relaxing night.

.... But then I decided to clean my way too messy room (in other words, folding and putting away all the clean laundry from the last month... I really have too many clothes).

However, since my closet was relatively organized (The problem with recruiting help in the cleaning is that my usually organized closet - first by clothing type then by colour - wasn't nearly as organized...) I decided it was the perfect place for... an exhausted picture. And yes, I was out of wine by the end of it.

Ice Cream!

Today was one of those days that was frightfully cold in the morning, warmed up enough to elicit an ice cream run mid-day, and then frigid enough tonight that I felt the need to plug in my car. Naturally, the only thing to wear in this weather is layers.

Scott remarked when he hugged me today that the layers weren't actually all that thick - together they felt thinner than some of my shirts. This was done purposely. I haven't made it to the gym in a long time, and I feel very squishy. While I like layers for their warmth, and, at times, their bulge-minimizing-ness, I find they tend to add more width than I'd like. While the gym is on my schedule for Saturday (which isn't say much - it's been on there for 5 weeks now, and still no luck... in addition to the 5 weeks where I didn't even bother to try), for now, I'm sticking to pretending I still have my toned abs, and fairly easy feat considering few people actually see me without my shirt on.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Frumpy


I'm not sure why, but the combination of a turtleneck and a jacket always feels frumpy to me. It also doesn't help that the jacket kept reminding me of a bathrobe today, and the pants really feel like pajamas.

Don't get me wrong - I love every single one of these pieces, I just thought they felt weird today. And looking at them, the turtleneck just doesn't seem to be working.

Alas.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blizzard!!


Fake Spring has turned back into Winter! WE got a crap load of snow today. It started on my way to class, and ended on my way home. I was dumb and wore my spring jacket. While it is only -7, it's a wet -7 making it seem colder, especially since your socks inevitably get wet.

Not a super exciting fashion day... jeans, shirt, and hoodie. No point in piling on the layers, only to get them soaked right through! I'll probably throw on another layer, before class tonight, either that or wear a real winter jacket. I'm starting to catch a chill!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Exhausted


Today has been one of those marathon days, and I'm only about half way through. I woke up this morning full of vim and vip and vivacity (which I think the last of these is the only real world used properly). It was also supposed to rain all day, so I thought "Great! It's (fake) spring!" And so I paired a very spring-y outfit. However, my camera doesn't seem to like the teal too much, it looks fuzzy.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Symphony

Boy, am I an adult this weekend! Engagement party yesterday, and the symphony today! It was raining so I went with my rain boots, navy tights, grey skirt, and navy sweater. Kept nice, dry, and warm!

Engagement Party!

Since the minute I met Kylie, she's been talking about marrying Marc. Granted, it's only been about a year and a half since I met her, but I hear the talk had been going on for quite some time before my arrival. As such, when Marc FINALLY popped the question early in the winter, no one was surprised. While the date is set for about a year and a half from now, they still wanted to celebrate, so tonight was their engagement party.

There's nothing like getting all dressed up. However, I seem to be doing that a lot, so I was down to my last of the non-bridesmaid dress options that matched the dress code, the weather, and my comfort. I did a lot of deliberating, given that I've put on my essay-stress belly and this dress demands a perfect body, but I decided since I would be sitting for most of the night, it would work wonderfully.

Very glad about the whole outfit with the exception of the earrings. Sigh, I lost one of the earrings I was planning on wearing, and it kind of tied all the jewellry to the outfit. Oh well. I'm not posing with the clutch in this picture, but that's alright, it sad under my jacket for most of the night.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Real sick, real quick!

Leaving Scott's last night, I started to feel... off. By the time I got to bed, I felt queasy. By the time I woke up, well, I was in pain. And I only had another hour to sleep it off. Only I didn't get back to sleep until just before my alarm was set to go off. Fortunately, I only had plans with myself, so I went back to bed.
When I did get out of bed, and had to leave the house, I actually put on what I had planned. While sick days generally mean hoodies and jeans, my stomach hurt so much, I didn't want a waistband even coming near my stomach.
While I still think that it's a bit too short (especially for meeting Kenley... and all his students... eek!), I definitely appreciated the comfort of the dress. Oh, and for the record, the skirt had ridden up in the picture. It's definitely longer than that!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Woke up this morning, feeling fine.

I woke up this morning, knowing that since my evening plans with Kenley would postponed until Friday (because, well, why it's fabulous to talk when we get together, until we're face to face, we suck at the actual communication thing), and remembering not to look at today's planned outfit, but switch it for tomorrow's.

Of course, I also woke up, switched off my alarm, and cuddled up in my bed, thinking it was Friday.

Fortunately, I realized I was wrong in enough time to make it to school on time, including having time to shower.

Unfortunately, my mind was still thinking "Friday" when I looked at what I'd planned to wear... "Skip today, and move to tomorrow's outfit" resulted in wearing the Saturday outfit.

Now, this isn't a catastrophe. Don't get me wrong, I'm not eliciting sympathy, and I recognize how insanely girly those paragraphs sound. My point is that I feel very out of it today. Not only do I think it's the weekend (which starts Friday for me - ha ha to all of you who are still working), I feel like it's the weekend because I'm in a very "Weekend strolling through the library" outfit.

I would have to say my favourite part of the outfit is the striped sock / ballet flat combination. However, I should note that these aren't the ballet flats I wore all day. They're up by the door. Surprisingly, the lack of support and lack of grip actually works well for walking on bumpy ice!

Waiting for Spring

It was far too cold today to wear what I had intended to wear. And last night, with all my girly foolishness, I didn't quite figure out what to wear. That made life a little rough for the morning, but I think I did alright.

I wore black pants (about half a size too big... odd, I thought I'd actually put on a few pounds), a fuchsia cami, white wrap sweater and my jean blazer.

The blazer is making its second appearance on the blog (see the first here). I tend not to wear it because it's so stiff. However, I hear sticking it in the dryer with sneakers (clean of course) will loosen it up. Hopefully, I can salvage it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Had a bad day again

Life was great today. Until Scott got into a bad mood after supper, and for some reason, by the time he got out of it, part way through class, I had it. THEN came the expectation that we'd go to the ST. Paddy's day social at SUDS. It didn't suck as hard as I thought it did, but none the less, I'm home 2 hours later than I planned, discovered it's colder tomorrow than my planned outfit will allow, and the oddest things are plaguing my brain at this late hour that I know if I got a full night's sleep (now impossible), wouldn't bug me in the least. And apparently a big fight broke out, and happened on our table after I left, so whew!

St. Patrick's day was going to be a fun day of fabulous green, but I got lazy. I wore my green striped shirt, black long sleeved shirt (for warmth) and still left my leather jacket on for most of the day... definitely isn't quite leather jacket weather, for the record.

And now, I"m going to grab some sleep before the mad dash that will be the morning of planning an outfit, finding craft supplies, etc. etc.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Working in a coal mine, goin' down down down


I don't know why I have that song stuck in my head, but it appears I do (it also appears that I have a weird font going on - oh well, fix that later). The outfit needs something more. Oh well.

Blue wrap dress (altered)
Orange wrap sweater
studded heels.

Need to revise my clothing schedule - I forgot tomorrow is ST. Patty's day!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tired

I wasn't going to post today, but for some odd reason, I had an excessive amount of visitors today. HOwever, I'd already partially changed when I discovered this and didn't want to change back.

You see, my parents printer died a hard death many years ago. Soon, I became their print shop. When my sister went back to school and got a new computer and printer, they took her old one. It died a hard death a couple of years ago. I was once again print-shop extraordinaire! Last year, I bought a new all-in-one printer, and gave my parents my old one. It may or may not have died (i haven't had the chance to take a look under her hood), but none the less I'm their print shop yet again.

Issue #1 - I'm never home.

Issue #2 - my desk is never clean enough to keep food or beverages on it

Issue #3 - my mother spills water.

As such, she had warned me when I got in, all zippy off of coffee from my meeting and intending to re-start the essay, having decided to change my topic after having already started another one, that my chair was currently drying, but I could use the one from her sewing room.

Then she looked at what I was wearing, and added "But not in those pants!"

I was wearing dark wash denim, and she had just reupholstered her chair in fuzzy white fabric. I shrugged, threw on a pair of lounge pants, and checked my e-mail, my fashion blogs, and my block tracker.

So when I decided it was important to post today, I posted my "mid-way to bed" outfit of a black shirt, green sweater, and blue lounge pants. Oh, and those are my dark wash denim jeans that I wore today on the white chair - gee, how did they end up there? Bad jeans!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Right Choices

Some days I make the right choices. I woke up to a windchill of -42. I looked in my closet at what I had planned to wear. Strangely, other than going with a thicker, taller sock than I had planned (black knee high socks as opposed to pantyhose socklets), I stuck with the outfit. Good choice on Friday

When I got to work, I took off my toque, and rather than looking in the mirror with disgust at how my hair had unstyled itself under it's pressure, I ran my fingers through it and it fell back into place. Definitely right choice on the haircut.

I was starting to wonder about my choice of matching yellow and purple. However, after getting a strange look (and overhearing said person making a snide comment later about it), I knew I'd made the right choice. Yes, that's right, I take insults as affirmations that I'm dressing right... usually only when I question that person's fashion choices in my head.

I got into the Quill and while it was definitely warmer inside the building than outside, I wanted to cuddle up close to my computer. Despite not having brought a change of clothes, as per usual, today's "Business outfit" was comfortable enough to sit on my feet as I typed next to the radiator.

Both of us feeling too lazy to go home and make supper, Scott and I decided to Wok Box it (take out style!), I thought "ugh! I'm going to wish I was in my sweats to I could eat the whole serving and NOT feel like my pants shrunk", I realized I'd made the right choice on the pants - perfect amount of give.

And when Scott decided that he needed a relaxation night to help him get over his cold I thought "I should have brought a change of clothes" I realized I'm wearing my most comfy dress pants, and a sweater, I can definitely be all cuddle up in blankets in this!

However, while the outfit may have been perfect for everything, they do have one short coming. Since Scott was sit, I refused to get any closer to him than the distance from his foot to his head... in other words, I sat chatting with him at the foot of the bed. I forget how we got onto the subject, but I said if he did something, I'd break his foot. He said if I broke his foot, he'd kick me in the crotch. I pretended break his foot, so he went to kick me... and connected with nothing but pant.

Ah yes, after 7 years of avoiding the "give away" box, these oh so very comfy pants may have met their demise. It seems that I either need to grow a couple inches or gain 20 pounds to get the rise to sit where it's supposed to (for the record, they did fit when I got them... your choice which direction I shrunk!!).

In any event, I think they'll go into the "alter pile" in the hope I can fix that in order to keep these fabulously comfortable pants.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Brightly stepping


I woke up this morning wanting to sleep longer, but realizing that sound filtering into my dream was my TV turning me on, an attempt to wake up a more pleasing way, since my first class was canceled.

I was having issues getting dressed this morning. I had originally planned out my wardrobe for the week on Friday, as normal, however, the weather took a mighty turn to the frigid and wearing the skirt I planned for on Monday kind of made me fear frost bitten legs. Instead, I created a new Monday outfit late Sunday night, not realizing it was repeating an article of clothing I'd planned for Tuesday.

The realization came last night when I went to set out my clothes. I couldn't bring myself to repeat the one piece! What if people found out! However, this morning, I decided that I needed the one piece, and since I had a) only worn it half a day and b) had only worn it to work, and I wasn't going to work today, and c) the only people who would probably actually notice would be the ones reading this explanation. Anyway, see if you can pick it out.

The outfit is inspired by Kasmira's "Party Like A Pirate" look. I realize that it was technically a costume, and that Stacey and Clinton would probably kill me for doing that, but they're all up in my TV screen and not in my life. I find it difficult to wear the pink striped shirt because it feels so loud, being both bright pink, and one of the few patterned pieces in my wardrobe. As such, I can't get rid of it, and must work with it. I think it works for a nice casual look.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Banker style

For some reason, my blue shirt, especially when paired with my grey pinstripe pants, reminds me of being a banker. This shouldn't really come as a shock to me, since my parents were both in the banking industry when they met. However, I have a disdain for numbers. They are far too concrete for me, and I prefer to wander off in contemplation - hense the pose.

Wearing my grey pinstripe pants, black tank top / vest, blue button up shirt and (one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready now go cat go! But don't you... step on) my blue suede shoes. I plan on trying to figure out how to wear these without making them match something in the outfit. Sometime.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Going to the Theatre

Heading out to the Brandon University production of Escape from Happiness tonight. I decided to wear this outfit because my grandmother had given me this broach and I hadn't yet worn it. Despite what it looks like in the pictures, it almost perfectly matches the colour of the turtleneck also from them. SO yes, a teal turtleneck, black scarf, and costume jewelry style broach (admittedly a little fancy for Brandon, but none the less, I enjoy it), with my trouser jeans, and my rock boots.

And since I love my hair so much, I had a mini-photo shoot Friday night, also showing off the necklace Scott's parents' got me in Jamaica.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Busy Day #804

Today was a busy day, as mentioned in the title. Class, work, appointment, meeting, exhibit opening... and it was all done between 10:30 and 8:30. For absolute comfort, I reached for my favourite but least worn t-shirt. It's got some fun embroidery on it, but because of the style of it, I have to wear it unlayered - not key for someone like me who is eternally cold. However, with jeans, and a hoodie (not pictured), I made it through the day.

For the opening, we were told to wear business casual, but our president was insisting on bringing out the bling, so I stepped'er up too. I wore my strapless black dress, pink cardigan, black ribbon and black and white strappy sandals (Yes, the third time - it's hard to find anything else that works with pantyhose. I really need to buy black pumps when I am allowed to go shopping again). Oh, and did you notice my hair shrunk 3 or 4 inches!

Apathy over?

I really like today's outfit. While Jane is doing a "One skirt three ways" challenge (giving us a fortnight to get it into rotation), I decided if I was going to do it (as I read it after I figured out my outfits for a week), it would have to be with this dress. This is what I call my "Business hippy" outfit. Probably because the skirt and necklace remind me of some of the more "hippy" people in my life, but the jacket, that's 100% me.

The dress is so comfortable that I actually kept it on all day, through Quill staff meetings, and lounging around at Scott's. I did get some odd reactions to the outfit (someone wanted to know if I was looking forward to St. Patrick's day, someone else asked if I was Irish, someone suggested I needed to start reconsidering my work wardrobe for something more appropriate), I don't care. I liked it. Sure, the boots weren't quite the style that I wanted, but I'm still not buying anything (despite retrieving my Winners gift card from where it hid itself for a couple months), so I couldn't alter them.

And for those of you concerned you didn't see yesterday's outfit, here it is in all of its non-glory.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Apathy


Reaching apathy with this whole fashion thing. Today, I reached for my favourite pair of pants to try and cheer me up - but to no avail. So this is what I ended up with: