Thursday 21 August 2014

Dog's Day Afternoon.

IMG_9256Sometimes, you have a really rockin' outfit going on. You've got the leopard slip-ons, you've got buffalo plaid, you've got some coated jeans and you really would like to document this rockin' outfit. Especially at a place with a view like this one, aka Casa de Stuchberry:

_MG_9261But then sometimes, big cuddly bear dogs don't care what you got going on, they want some attention and damnit, they're going to get it. So, this one is for you, boys. 
_MG_9270IMG_9298IMG_9295IMG_9291After a truly wonderful evening of takeout burgers on the deck, dumping ourselves with ice water for ALS, chilly giggles that followed and one particularly chilly "fuuuuuuck" that for once was not coming out of me, plus a reeeally long shower to regain feelings in my toes, we made our lazy way back to homebase. Now, one of my long time dreams is to hug a bear. I love bears. LOVE. One day, I will hug my freaking bear. For now I will settle for these cuddle monsters. But last night, just to make sure it really ended on a perfect note, we saw the most beautiful black bear going down the driveway. We saw some of Bambi's family too, but I have no desire to hug any of them, so..  _MG_9307Summer, as much as I hate your nasty heat, evenings like this make me sad you're going to be leaving us so soon. 

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Bits & Pieces

1. Fall is in the air, I can smell it and I am EXCITED. Is it blasphemous to say I have had it with summer? Well, I have. I am sick of sweating while getting ready/sleeping/walking/eating/breathing; basically, the sweating can beat it. But also, summer clothing in a heat wave isn't a whole lot of fun, is it? Piling on accessories, layering items, that's just not happening when I'm melting. Bring on Autumn, stripes, JEANS & BOOTS, utility jackets and sweaters. I am so friggin ready for ya.

2. What kind of blogger would I be if I wasn't a teeeeny bit excited for the early delivery of the PSL? Admittedly, I've only ever had it once (Blasphemy all over the place! I tell ya), but damn it was delicious. You know when the Pumpkin Spice scent is ever nearing, Autumn is too. Fist pump.

3. I have found my Holy Grail of face wash. African Black Soap. It is mostly natural, smells amazing, and has taken my skin back from the "wtf I'm 23 why do I have acne all of a sudden!?" to the odd PMS induced blemish I was quite accustomed to. I heard about it on instagram, and since it is not available in Canada, I resort to the internet black market to buy it, otherwise known as eBay or Amazon, whichever has cheaper shipping that day. Seriously, my skin feels like butter and it is makes me do a happy dance when it comes in the mail.

dance dance dance

4.  When I was little, I was obsessed with the Little Mermaid. Shit, I have probably watched that movie well over 200 times. One time, I crawled through my babysitter's bathroom window (it wasn't a full scale 5 year old B&E, she was hoisting me) to retrieve it from her house, because my copy didn't work and she had one across the street at her house. That's how big of a deal Ariel was. So who could blame me that when this shirt popped across my screen the other day, I bought it faster than my fingers could input my credit card #? No one.

5. What is with all of the protein baking lately? I see so much of it on Instagram, blogs, pinterest, etc. So one morning I decided to give in and see what the hype was about and make myself some protein powder/egg white/banana pancakes. Save yourself the effort, they be nasty. So much so that I managed down half before I just had a case of the fuck-its and chucked the rest. They were so heavy I was slightly concerned they were going to fall through the garbage bin, but alas, they did fill me up. I guess if taste/texture/actual enjoyment isn't a factor, then they're perfect.

6. Does this post seem random to you? Yeah well, I have white cheddar popcorn (my new crack) in the kitchen at my office and I'm craving it badly. Problem is, my boss will see me get it, and he's also a popcorn fiend and truthfully, I just don't want to share it with him. So, I had the high hopes that this blog post would distract me. It did not, and I have now told the internet world that I am a little selfish.. I'm the baby child, it's in my blood.



Monday 11 August 2014

Black & White

_MG_9230If you are to see me on any given day in the summer, I'm generally rocking white shorts. Which is ironic given I am not an overly clean and non-clumsy soul when it comes to, well, anything, but white shorts are my favorite. I own give or take, 5 different pairs. I saw these at Target for 50% off, and knew they had to be mine. How can you go wrong with black and white? Forever a classic in my books.
_MG_9236_MG_9238_MG_9228I was in a creative mood (and still obsessing about a statement necklace) so I grabbed some of my favorite pieces and played with them on my bed, rearranging, trying on, sending pictures to my stylista sister for approval, and then finally decided on one. "Are those spikes?! You look like, Egyptian or something" was the approval I got from that man of mine.. Doesn't sound like approval to you? Me either, but I just read between the lines.

_MG_9232Necklaces: top (here, also 3 other color options to choose from) middle (here) bottom: Good ol Tarjaaay (Target).

Friday 8 August 2014

Birthday Cake

_MG_9182I love me some birthday cake stuff. Mostly sweets, not going to lie, Jake has been a little scarred since I just had to have the Oreo birthday cake ice cream (which turned out to be g-ross), but I am not that easily swayed. When I see an article of clothing that could resemble birthday cake? I must have it. And generally, I do. IMG_9161_MG_9197This outfit consists of 4 of my favorite things at the moment: Racerfront shirts, while this one is a little trapezy (I still love it), the cut is so flattering and shows off your shoulders & collarbones beautifully. Second, my grey jeans. Good lord it'll be a sad day when they fall apart. Lastly? Making statement pieces out of my existing necklaces. I'm a little obsessed currently with aquiring a big old statement chunker, but seeing as how my bank account is disagreeing with me I'm getting a little creative with what I do have. Gotta love Stella & Dot for making almost all of their necklaces remixable, makes this girl's heart (and wallet) happy. _MG_9192