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 :)

Monday, September 21, 2015

One of the BEST days

Look what I got in the mail last week? I'm sorry but I have bragging rights here. THIS IS AMAZING!!!  It felt like xmas in September. Can you all recognize the famous mermaid???

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Well HELLO!!! It's been a long time since I've posted. And where has the summer gone? HOLY Smokes!!  I was so busy with all my trail races this summer I can't believe its mid September already.  I've clocked hundreds and hundreds of kilometer in the mountains lately and my last 50km race went up 8000ft and was in the snow. So crazy and fun. I ended up winning my age category and placing 5th overall so that was kindof neat!

Anyway, getting ready to go off to a week long convention for work. I'm just putting together all my outfits now.  I wish I could pull of blazers. They give a nice professional look to just about anything. Problem is I haven't yet found the perfect one.  Any tips on other items that would make an outfit abit more professional but still slightly casual (I'm not one for sweaters either though :)

How are you all???

Monday, July 27, 2015

Coral and Crazy Skirt

Happy Monday. Looks like some gremlins got into my camera on the weekend-- After downloading these I see  the ISO is cranked WAY up by mistake so you get scratchy vintagey looking photos today.

The blogger meetup was this weekend which was awesome but I'm going to write a proper post about this specifically.  Right now we have to quickly clean the house and get everything organized for some company thats coming.  This skirt drives me nuts every time I wear it because its so narrow at the bottom. I have to walk up the stairs sideways Stoopid design.  I feel sorry for the ladies who had to wear these all the time in the older days.

Hope you had a super weekend lovelies!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Try Stripes Again

I need to quit trying. I have been so determined to make stripes work on me and they just DON'T. Darn it anyway.  Well, I did find that one top I posted here that I think worked.

I'm going to try this top tucked into a black pencil skirt and see if that works. If not it goes into the give away bag.  I'm just getting annoyed about this stripes battle!  And wow, amazing how different clothes have the ability to make you look HUGE vs Svelt.   Sigh.  Not a happy camper today.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Spanish Dancer

Do you ever look at your photos sometimes and ask yourself "what was I doing?"  That's what I thought when I took this one. I wasn't actually trying to pose like this, I think I clicked the shutter delay by accident or something.  That said, it's the best of the photos so you only get this one.  I hardly every wear this skirt and was feeling so hot and uncomfortable I just wanted something flowy and light.  For some reason I felt abit like a dancer or something..  like on Dirty Dancing.. heh heh

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

That Skirt

I've altered this skirt like 3 times now.  Hemmed it.  Narrowed the sides of it.  Taken in the waist.  I think it even started as a skirt for someone petite which I am clearly NOT.  Anyway, its another of those skirts that I can only really wear when I drive to work or a meeting because its abit hard to ride my bike with it on.  Today I had some meetings with some of our partner agencies so I broke out the pencil skirt. It kindof reminds me of old retro patterns.

I always find it quite fascinating seeing myself objectively through these photos.  What about you? What's it like for you when you review photos of yourself? What are your reactions and thoughts?

Monday, July 13, 2015

Pencil Houndstooth

I was able to squeeze into this skirt today and wore it since I was using the car to go to a conference where I was delivering a presentation.  Suck it in I said to myself.  Sigh. The downside of NOT training for an ironman :(

What you can't see is that there was fine white cat hair all over this top.  I always swore I wouldn't be one of those people who had pet hair all over their clothes.  Not so with 2 white cats and someone who wears black alot.  I now own a nice variety of lint brushes and have one at home, in the car, in my laptop bag and in the top drawer of my desk at work. Wish they made them in leopard pattern. Would be much more fun than just red velvet.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Golf Shorts?

Me in shorts again.  Next to impossible to find pants at at let alone summer pants. I love shorts and skirts so this is my attempt to dress up these weird golf looking shorts.  I'm so excited- I get to go running on one of my favorite trails this weekend with a friend. I can't wait!  2 more sleeps.  I'm in love with trail running!!

Hope you're having a great week.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Diner en Blanc Victoria

We went to Diner en Blanc last night (3rd year in a row now) and it was awesome. Secret location that you only find out about at the last minute. You have to wear all white. Picnic basket. Yummy fun. Lots of friends. This year it was in Victoria's Inner Harbour. It was so sunny and hot.  I felt like lifestyles of the rich and famous. So glad I took my big girl camera too as it was fun getting photos of everyone.  Last one is an attempt at a self shot with my huge camera.  Fun night but staying up past 11pm made me feel like I had a hangover this morning even though I only drank sparkling water. That's what happens when you're used to being in bed by 9pm!!