Friday, November 20, 2015

Office Lady

Wool fitted skirt (vintage) and merino wool ruffle sweater. I felt like a real office lady today. Anytime I put on fitted clothing like this it just feels right.  Grey and black is my new go-to these days as well. 

I am also happy to report that I am about 80% finished my holiday shopping (read: xmas shopping) which is a first for me. I love the family aspect of xmas holidays- the dinners and visits and really dislike all the commercialism around it.  Nice to have gotten the shopping out of the way before it gets too nutso everywhere.

Hope you have a super weekend. I've got a bunch of trail runs planned and can't wait.  Oh yeah.. I was just in Maui for the past few weeks... will post some photos of the trip in my next post.
Toodle doo for now :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pink Legs

So today I tried a more fitted flirty dress with some pink tights. I woke up with a really sore throat and stuffed up. Wrong day for a cold. I leave on vacation tomorrow if you can believe it!! SO in effort to feel better I thought I'd wear something abit more fun.  I had one compliment on my funky pink tights today but that was it.  I quite like this dress but now that I see the photos think its abit too short for work. Might be better with black tights and high boots and red necklace.

Ideas on this one?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


I got all excited when I found this dress because its a really expensive Dutch brand and well made. The price was a steal!  I tried it on and wasn't sure about it. I came out and asked the lady working in the store what she thought and she said "OMG, girl, that dress was MADE for you. It fits you perfectly."  So I went back in, got changed back into my clothes and then proceeded to purchase the dress.  I still wasn't completely convinced.

I come home from work today after wearing it (and no comments like WOW, I like your dress so thats always a sign) and ask the hubby what he thinks... "the colors abit dull.... and it kind of looks like a sack...."  Nuff said.  That was what I had originally thought to myself in the changeroom.

I'd say what doesn't work is that its not a good length for me, the color is okay and the cut is not completely flattering (I also better suit more structured pieces).

I'm curious about your HONEST opinion on this and maybe even ideas for how to better style it.

Its all for the learning right? :)

Friday, October 23, 2015

More Black and Grey

Not exactly planned but seems I've worn nothing but black and grey all week. Oh boy. Intervention is needed soon!!  Broke out and worn a high bun today too which meant I rode my bike illegally to work because I didn't wear a helmet. Its the law here to wear bike helmets.  Well, its a short ride and I rode fast so no police officer would see or catch me :)  Can't sacrifice a hair do for safety right?

I'm off trail running on saturday and a birthday spa for one of my bff''s this weekend.  Then next week a short week because I'M OFF TO MAUI!! Oh that beach will feel soooo good!

Happy Weekend.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Stretchy Pants

Happy Thursday. I dressed for comfort today. I had a planning day which meant in my office all day thinking and planning.  These boots remind me of Santa boots too.  I prefer a wee bit of a heel or lift to my shoe/boot however these were really comfy.  One of my favorite scarves too because I love birds.

I don't think I shared with you that I'm also on Day 16 of the Whole30 eating plan. I pretty much eat this healthy most of the time but following this diligently has been really good.  I'm going down the other side now (more than half way through is what I mean) and my energy has only been going up more and more. Today I felt like a superhero like I was pretty much running up the stairs everytime I had to use them. CRAZY. And fun :)

How was your day? Have you ever done Whole30?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Black Clothes White Cats

Plain black is not so good when you have 2 white cats.  Even though I keep my closet clean and avoid setting things down on the couch/bed I still look like a crazy cat lady when I wear black stuff.  I finally bought a lint brush to leave at work and one in my bag.  Plain outfit but I felt kindof sassy in it.  Just wish I was having a good hair day too!

The middle photo I added for fun.. obviously I moved while the shutter was in action. Heh heh

How was your day??

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Broken Button

Welcome to the mess of our "under construction" back yard. We're digging the perimeter drainage right now so everything is torn apart and its only put a 1 year delay on my big landscape design project.  Here we got a quote to get the work done and it was $12,000-$14,000 to pay someone else to do it.  OR we do all the hard digging work and pouring additional concrete etc and then hire someone to come and only lay the new pipe for $2,000.  BIG difference. SO the whole yard has been a massive ditch with broken pipe and piles of dirt and chunks of broken pavement all over it.  WELL, this also meant I didnt have to mow the lawn all summer. There is almost no lawn showing.

Full on brown outfit today. Brown tweed capris with brown short sleeve turtle neck and my favorite brown boots. Today is DAY 1 of boot season for me. I finally caved and acknowledged that fall is fully here.

I bought this jacket a few weeks ago and have worn it about 3 times.  Then realize one of the buttons has not just fallen off but it BROKE off. The string is all still there and a small piece of button.  HOW annoying that they didnt include a few extra buttons with the jacket.  The store also won't let me exchange it because it was on sale.  Now I'm on a hunt to find a  replacement button or full on replacement buttons for the whole thing.  Makes me feel abit like Martha Stewart.

What would you do if you lost just 1 button in the middle part of your jacket?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sweater Time

Just got back from a long weekend (it was Canadian Thanksgiving) and did another 50km trail race which was CRAZY. We experienced the tail end of the hurricane which meant running in 50 mile an hour wind and unbelievable downpour.  The trip was fun overall and now back to work and all the organizational change we're going through.  Its all good stuff but alot of work that requires me to be on my A game and really focused.

Today is my first day of wearing booties and socks. YES socks.  If I could, I would wear shorts and short skirts all year round. I love having bare legs and no socks/tights. I guess I can't complain though because it is quite reasonable here on the west coast in terms of temperature.  Not much to report on other than I'm also doing Whole30 right now.  I pretty much each really really healthy already but thought I would try this 30 day challenge. Today is day 7 and smooth sailing.  Will keep you posted and report on results soon!!

Hope you all had a great day too.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Cougar in Town

I got up, got dressed, had a small snack and ready to run for 6am.
The plan was to test out my new HOKA Stinson Trail Shoes.

 These shoes are made for ultra runners and I've gone through so many pairs of them. They feel like air.. like running on air. Even when I'm running across boulders, tree roots and slippery stream beds.
I'm doing my 7th 50 km trail run this year this coming weekend and can't wait.  Nothing like running through the forest with purple air on your feet :)

BUT I didn't end up going running this morning. WHY you may ask. Well, luckily I checked my email before I went because I saw the warning that there was  cougar in our area. The last sighting was only 2 blocks from our house. This is VERY unusual.
Instead I got ready and went to work early.

I really really really need to meet up with Sheila of Ephemera sometime soon.  We're going to go shopping so she can help me find some funky clothes. I can hardly wait. So tired of looking so blah lately!!

OH. And after I got to work we found out they found the cougar behind an apartment building and tranquilized it. So glad. I was worried they may harm it worse than that. Bye bye cougar.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall Wear. What to wear for a figure 8

Well hello, I chose to write a post even though I don't have an outfit to show.  I must say I'm feeling frustrated with the fashion trend right now.  Maybe I just need to go out for fun and try on a whole bunch of stuff that I normally would never try on.  Not sure. I see all these new styles and none of them seem designed for someone athletic and with curves.

Instead, there are boxy cut and cable knit sweaters.
Balloon style harem pants.
Ankle boots.
Baggie style mens shirts.
Floaty and flowy tops and skirts.

I need fitted, defined pieces otherwise I look and feel completely frumpy.

Any suggestions as to what new pieces out there may suit my body type (curvy, figure 8).

Wish I had the courage to just dress  like Edith Prickly (above). My hero :)