Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bobby Pins- The Basics

Photo credit: http://www.shefinds.com/2013/youre-doing-it-wrong-bobby-pins/

Through my recent searches on new ways to wear medium length hair I came to realize that all along I have been using my bobby pins the  wrong way. Well. Who would have thought?  I even mentioned it to my mom who wore French Rolls all through the era and even she didn't know this.   One blog in particular that I love for hair ideas is  The Small Things Blog.  Kate over there is awesome and has really great tutorials.

SO here's what I have discovered about bobby pins:




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pink and Red




 I remember my mom seeing a lady downtown dressed in Pink and Red and she said "I can't believe she's wearing pink and red together".  I actually thought it looked pretty good but still carried this impression that somehow you just WEREN'T supposed to do that! Well. Then I go into a store and see a pattern that is made up of exactly those colors mixed.  Anyway...

So I like to wear skirts and pants with higher waistlines because I am broad in the hips and this helps to draw attention to my waist versus my hips.  In light of Shybiker's recent post on dressing for your body type I was wondering what tricks do YOU use to emphasize or minimize the shape of your body?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Black and Dots


Nothing like a bit of attitude in photos right?  LOL  I have been playing around with different ways to wear my hair up and my mom recently showed me how to do a french roll #ILOVEIT . What a cool hairstyle and you know that I love BIG Hair.  I did have big hair in the late 80's, I used that Aussie Ice hairspray to make my hair as big as possible.  OH OUCH!

Anyway, quick photo of attempt 1 of a french roll.  Have a super day.

Whats your favorite hairstyle??

Monday, July 14, 2014

Coral and Black


I'm loving this coral color.  I had about 10 minutes to take these today so only captured a few and of course, a weird look in my face.  Figures.

Do you have any signature WEIRD looks that people know you for?  My mom used to tell me "wipe that smirk off your face or I'll wipe it off for you... "  hah hah

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pink Ruffle



I love taking outfit photos as a way to objectively 'see' yourself/myself.  I find I see how I look differently when I look at photos of myself vs in the mirror.  Blogging has served to help me not be so critical of myself and be more objective.

How bout you? What is a surprising thing you have learned through having your blog?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

More Stretchy Clothes

 
And hello there!! It's been awhile. Lots going on.  There was an unexpected death in our immediate family recently and hence I was in a complete fog and had to go home to be with family. It was a very emotional time, a very sad time.  

From there, went straight into a training camp we had planned.  I must say: I was physically ready for the camp but was emotionally exhausted. This was a whole other kind of hurdle to overcome.  At anyrate, I just spent almost 12 days doing nothing but cycling, running and swimming.  As you can imagine: I pretty much LIVED in nothing but what my mom calls "Stretchy Clothes".

Not much else to report other than a big garden that needs some extensive weeding since we've been away. Sorry for the lack of fashionable outfits but you get me unplugged.

PS. These new shoes I'm wearing look HUGE but they are very comfy- the new ultra distance runners shoes called  HOKA's.  I ran 80km in them with no problem, no soreness or anything!! They are awesome.

Hope you are all well.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Simple Purple and Skinny Jeans


A simple day in the office. I started out dressed like this- was about the leave the house then it started raining so threw on a bright pink little cardi and a flowery wraparound scarf. So much for sleeveless.That's okay, sometimes I wonder how appropriate it is to wear sleeveless in the office anyway.

What do you think of sleeveless tops at the office? Yah or Nah?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Riding in the Rain

This is what I wear when doing a longish ride in the (spitting) rain.  150 km today. Now I shower, eat, nap then get up and make dinner.  Sunday is a long run in the morning, and a short run in the later afternoon. In between we are going to a fundraiser a friend is organizing to raise money for music therapy.

What adventures are you getting up to this weekend?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Stripes

Me: "Honey can you take my outfit photo?"
Him: "Sure"
Me: "Let's see it.  EWW I look huge in this top"
Him: "Everyone that wears a top like that looks huge"
Me:  <no response>

While I think this top is cute (on the hanger) I do think its going in the bag to consignment.  Photos ARE telling :)-- I've worn it a few times now and still keep meaning to get rid of it.

Do you have something you keep even though you know it isn't flattering on you?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Plain Jane working from Home

The days I work from home I'm highly productive. I'm up early anyway and if not training then I get to work right away (6am -ish).  My best ideas come during these early hours. I'm definitely a TEAM MORNINGS kinda gal.   It's also nice because there's no  need for make up any fancy hair.  It's just me and my two little fuzzy white helpers at home all day :)

What about you? Do you have a job that allows you to work from home occasionally? Are you more productive or more distracted when working from home?