Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The 80's called...



When I was getting dressed for some reason my inside voice said " The 80's called.  They want their outfit back..."  I wore short dresses with leggings and these kind of shoes back in the 80's. Yes I am dating myself but I'm sure you can tell I'm that old by my character-building wrinkles and lines anyway.. hah hah.  I was in the office working on a proposal all day and wanted to be comfy so this was the outfit. YES I can even ride my bike in these shoes.  Went for a fantastic 2 hour trail run before work this morning. What a beautiful way to get the day going. Peaceful. Fresh, clean, crisp air. Birds chirping.

Hope you are having a super day today.  I'll be by to visit shortly :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Zebra and Red


I felt frisky in this dress today. I mean, bounce in my step and really comfortable.  No, I didn't ride my bike in this today:)  Got several compliments that this style of dress suits me.   Bought some girlguide cookies for the hubs and of course ended up eating a bunch myself.  Why, why did I DOOOOOO that?  Hope you had a great day.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Houndstooth and Red




Wow, I had a super trip to San Francisco. I love that city. So awesome. I walked so much. Just sight seeing and enjoying people watching. Lots of excellent restaurants and coffee shops.  Wish I had a few more days there but back to  work it was for me today!  I can only wear this pencil skirt on days I use the car. NO way can I ride my bike in this one :)   I also love this red top, super comfy and fitted. I have never liked wearing those flowy kind of tshirt material tops that hang and move around. Makes me feel fat and frumpy.

Hope you all had a super weekend and an excellent start to your week.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Pink Schoolgirl





Well. My man laughed and laughed when he saw me in this outfit.  I asked "why the hell are you laughing?" and he just said " You NEVER wear stuff like this. It looks good. It's just so different".
I wouldn't have thought it was THAT different but oh well.  Then I went to work and 6 people immediately said I LOVE your dress, or some version of that.  In addition I got 3 specific compliments on the color.  I must admit I DO love the color and I actually avoided pink all through my younger days as I didn't want people to think I was too girly. Go figure!!

Am off to San Francisco for the weekend. Can't wait.  I LOVE that city so much.  Have a super weekend and see you all next week.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Coral Blazer

Time to break out more color.  I can't believe I haven't posted for this long either. I've been taking photos, just haven't taken time to post them. Sorry about that- I have been checking in and lurking on all your blogs though :)
I actually don't mind the cut and fit of this blazer, the collar is better than they usually are and I think I'll keep this one since I have such a hard time finding blazers that fit me properly. Am going to try with a skirt next time though as I don't like how I look in these pants.

Was just down in the US for another awesome trail race. I had to climb 6,000 ft elevation gain. OUCHY that was a good workout for the legs thats for sure.  It was a great time, beautiful day and excellent people.  The next race is a 100km alpine race so gotta get more training in.  Yes I do.
Except my pant legs are getting tighter cuz my leg muscles are getting bigger :(

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

For the love of animal print

Another animal top I love.  And these are amongst the few pairs of pants that I love. Finally I found some long enough for me. They are made by a Dutch designer so thats probably why.


I remember the days I went out and took my photos around town.  Now I just do it with my grey wall. Funny how moving influenced when and where I take my photos. Our back yard is not so private from the neighbours now and I don't feel like answering questions about why I take a photo of myself everyday.  Who knows, maybe they already know about my blog anyway... That would be funny.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Emergency Exit



After I got dressed I realized I look like a flight attendant today.  I got to work and had 2 people say right off the bat " you look nice today" then I waved my arms along my sides and indicated the emergency exits were to the side and they laughed and said " yeah, you do look kindof like a flight attendant".
I had a HUGE weekend of exercise. Does that sentence make sense? Does it evoke the sense that I did alot of activity this weekend?  Friday I cycled 100km (fast pace). Saturday we ran 5 hours at East Sooke Park (read: HILLY TRAILS), Sunday we ran 4.5 hours around Mt. Work, Francis King Park, and a bunch of other hilly challenging loop dee doos.  Sunday I ran 2.5 hours around Elk Lake.  Whoa you say. Thats alot of exercise!  It WAS.  I'm currently training for a 100km trail run that will take place in a really remote and beautiful alpine area in the US.  Can't wait and have to keep training hard to ensure I am strong and ready to go.

So today, legs off.  No exercise for me other than walking up and down the isles of the airplane :)
Hope you had a great day.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Leather Lady

I was wondering if my google analytics would go up simply because I put 'Leather' in the title of my post. Ha ha. A few years ago I had someone following me who kept telling me about the leather pants he wore, that he couldn't stop wearing leather pants to work.  Every time I happened to post something about leather he was back.  Well hello MR LEATHER if you are back reading this :)

I was inspired by Suzanne's recent post on chic leather style about all her awesome leather and it reminded me I had this skirt. Since it was a day I was driving to work I thought I'd wear it.  Not sure I would attempt to ride my bike in this outfit :)

And then there are these ' Fergalicious' leopard lined boots. I don't wear them all that often. The heel is abit narrow and I actually had even forgotten I had them.

I got lots of compliments at work and comments like " wow, leather!"  This made me think of some of the stories Sheila told me about wearing leather to work.   NO, I did not smack my butt at the photocopier and say "Who's your daddy".. hah hah
Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Blazer

Last week I told you I found a blazer that I actually like. It's office-y, which is what I needed for the occasional meeting.  

This outfit is pretty conservative but I did have to go to a fairly conservative meeting yesterday.  Next time I'll spice this up with abit more color- different blouse or something.  I like the fit and the neckline of this blazer though.  Not bad for $6!!

This was my friday casual outfit.

You've heard me rant about stripes before. I continue to battle with them. Meaning. I continue to try to wear them despite them not wanting to be worn by me.  Sometimes I just sacrifice style for comfort. Friday was a paperwork day and I didnt have any meetings so not many people saw me anyway!

Heck, who doesn't feel good with a pink scarf on?
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all wearing something that you feel awesome in today.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Simple

Another find ala Sheila.  This grey top has a zipper at the back which we  both thought was a cute detail.  I had to ride around down on my bike to various meetings today so wanted to wear pants.  So many people comment about wearing shoes like this and riding my bike.  Ha ha Well, the Dutch designed great commuter bikes for things like this!   Good thing I can ride my bike in these shoes cuz I sure can't walk very far in them!!

My other favorite trench coat. I do have a thing for trenches thats for sure.  When I was young I always wanted to be a lady detective just so I could wear these awesome jackets!

Working from home today which means I have cats fighting over who gets to sit on my <insert any of these> lap, computer, shoulder, desk, paperwork, snack... Fun Fun.