Thursday, December 19, 2013

Brown mini using mini camera

Hello!! I always feel more spunky wearing tights and short skirts. Much more my style than stoopid pants that never fit anyway!!  And not so great in the photography department these days. Long dark days, long busy days, training, working. When is a girl supposed to take outfit photos?   I love this skirt, its kindof thick shiny fabric. Hard to explain.  Abit stiff. Doesn't wrinkle. Likely made of toxic chemicals.

I hope you have a super day.  2 crazy packed full days left of work then off for the holidays. It will be fantastic!!!  xox J

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Album Cover?

I met a friend for coffee on Friday. Well, actually I met her because her mom and dad hired me to be the photographer at her grandmas 90th bday which is pretty cool. No pressure. Yeah Right!!

Anyway, it was fun to do the photoshoot and quite challenging as well.  I met with my friend for coffee and to give her the CD of photos.  She had a great outfit on and of course I had my camera so we headed down to a new graffti wall in town.  I liked this impromtu photo because it made me think of some old vinyl album cover.  Not sure what kind of music we would be playing though :)  Maybe I would be a jazz singer. Yeah. That sounds like me in my next life :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Happy Thursday.  Well. I was wanting to show you the new pendant I got that I'm wearing and it says DREAM on it, with a little peacock. Hence the title of the blog post.
The photo didnt turn out so too bad. You have to use your imagination.  I am SOOO tired of living amongst boxes!! The big move is January 1 so I look forward to getting over to the new house and hope to have a better venue for indoor photos as well.  Now the new neighbours will see me lurking around looking for outdoor locations.  Nothing like starting off on a weird foot!!

Boring outfits have been a staple for the past months.  I just don't seem to have the same ooomph I had before.  I'd love a style overhaul in the new year.  For example I was wondering what I  would look like as a HIPSTER.  Would lumberjack and skinny jeans with heavy rimmed glasses suit me?  Maybe I will try it.. LOL  I just might!

Any styles that you would like to try that you haven't ????

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Birthday Suit

Happy Tuesday. Well yes, its my birthday today!! I am officially OLD.. hah hah.. well, older.  I actually feel younger and younger each year. I feel more and more connected to my own self, comfortable in my own skin. Its awesome!  We went for a big breakfast at a great breakfast place this morning and now I am in comatose mode.. ohhh why did I eat soooo much :) and I loved it!!

I haven't yet created what my goals are for the upcoming year… currently under development and will keep you posted :0. I do have a nice new pair of leather boots on the list though-- I know that much:)  Some outfit and hair style overhaul is in the books as well.

I hope you all have a super duper fantastic day today!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Black Attack on a Snowy Day

Well it snowed in good ol Victoria today!  I had to ride my bike in the snow and cold and was sliding all over the place. I must admit it was kind of fun!! The power went out, we lost the internet.  Now I'm home eating chocolate chips (did I saw that OUT LOUD) and waiting for my man to finish making dinner.  He's making some strange Swedish dish of Basil Herrings.  In-ter-est-ing.  If I live to tell the tale I will report back tomorrow :).  Oh, and about the outfit. I know its boring but I felt warm and cozy!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Green and Leopard

Its cold out and I have to ride my bike so I dress for riding comfort.  And look at the mess our house is with all the boxes everywhere?  Moving day is soon approaching and I'm getting more and more eager. I also happened to snap a cat ACTION shot by accident. She is moving so fast her head is blurred.  Luckily the other one is slow so I can use her nice white fur as a background. She in actual fact DID used to be a cat model when she was young.  She was kindof a big deal. Now she's retired and abit overweight and living a simple life with us.

Gotta run, the chicken is burning in the frying pan :)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Casual Walk

Hello!! I hope you all had a fan-tabulous weekend!!  I was busy sorting, packing, running, TRXing etc all weekend!  Then, got to go for a nice long beach walk in one of the great parks along the ocean. There's a spot along the path where there's an old abandoned building and a bunch of junk.  Do you know what this red box is?  Well, luckily its really old and dried up so is safe to go near :)  Not much of an outfit post but this is how I often look when out and about on a cold day.  Yes and the HUGE sunglasses were $2 at my fav thrift store.

Talk soon!!! mwah

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Like a Tree

Hello there! Today I' disguised as a tree. An outfit that makes cycling to work easy. An outfit that leaves me comfy while I sit at my desk all day long.  See what is written on my whiteboard in my office?  I use the Getting Things Done system by David Allen. Its a productivity system that I find highly effective. Anyway, his premise is that our minds are like water and unless we capture (right down, or document in some way) information, we will most likely forget it. This is indeed accurate. I use Evernote on my iPhone to keep track of things when I am out and about and I even have a running list of photoshoot locations (ie. nice backdrop walls, graffiti, train tracks, etc) so that when I have the chance to get out for photos I can easily find good locations.  What about you? What do you use to track information, to manage your projects?

Day 2 of the Wild Rose Detox Cleanse as well. I pretty much eat simple regularly anyway so this is not so hard to do, just helps to cut back on the dark chocolate :)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Classic Blazer

Pouring rain Friday and I dressed so I could still commute by bike to my meetings downtown.  As I see this photo I have the thought that perhaps this blazer isn't the greatest on me. If it were a few inches longer it would better- however, thats just an inside thought now admitted to the whole world of the internet as my mom would say.

I don't think I introduced you to our new kitty(s) either. Well. After poor Deze left us I thought life would never be the same. And it isn't. Its now just different.  We adopted 2 Devon Rex cats. They are hypoallergenic so my man isn't allergic and all scratchy and itchy with these 2.  Of course, I will share more photos as time goes on (see one below). They came with strange names but we didn't have the heart to change them:).

Its that time of year where I feel FAT. Its a tough transition from training so intensely for so many months for races and then going to working out just for leisure (ie. TRX, bootcamps, etc).  It is partly mental but also physical.  Take away the training volume and intensity but the love of eating is still there!! Oh well. That too will soon change.  Training season has started and we have a long ride in the (RAIN) tomorrow!!



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Conference Wear

NOOO I don't have a naturally smiley face as you can tell. I do feel better after yesterday's ppt and video fiasco though!!! I did also get alot of compliments even today for the great presentation I pulled off so its all good after all!!  Fitted clothes are my friend even on "I feel fat" days.  And don't you just love it when you find a blazer to match pants/skirt that just happens to be almost the exact same material?  Just dandy!!

Yes. Thats right. Red. Fitted. And a green computer. Not to mention animal print shoes. A good day all in all.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Always have a backup plan

Today's Lesson: ALWAYS HAVE A BACKUP PLAN. Yes. I learned this the hard way today. Big conference.  I am a guest speaker amongst some of the well known leaders in the field.  Presentation did not go as planned. Powerpoint goes frozen. Video does not play. I am hooped.  Something seemed to happen to my brain, like I was suddenly in stupid air and I could not seem to remember anything to talk about.  Lots of long silences.  I could feel my cheeks turning red.  Honestly-- I wanted to bolt from the room.  But I didn't. I stayed. I made a joke.  I poked some fun at myself and how the presentation was not going as planned.  I asked the audience some engaging questions.    

The voice in my head scolded: " what a crash and burn", "what an idiot", " they will think you are stupid" and on and on.  I quickly wrestled those voices to the ground and replaced them with "it's not the end of the world", "shake it off".   I don't know about you but boy my default inner conversations  are sure not supportive nor empowering.

Several people came up to me and made comments about their interest in some of my key points, complimented me on the presentation, and also said they could feel my pain when the technology all failed.  At any rate, I lived. I did not die (even though in the moment I wished a hole would open up and swallow me away).  A good reminder to not take yourself so seriously and just roll with what life throws your way in the moment!!!  LOL  What a day!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

An Imposter Photographer

I was asked by a friend to take some photos at a stagette party not that long ago.  Since I'm working on becoming a better photographer I jumped at the chance.  Here's a few shots- my favorite one is the last one :)
Happy Weekend.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Red Turtleneck

Well Helloooo abit of a zoolander face today:)  I really feel like I have lost my fashion mojo!!  Right now in the face of packing for our move I am finding all these clothes that I have been hanging onto for years that I never wear but keep since you NEVER KNOW when it may be in fashion again.  It feels good to purge all that stuff.  Also- I have all kinds of crazy things from thrift stores that I don't wear, or some of them that I DO wear-- I shouldn't :)   For me this is an exciting phase of redefining my look-- out with the old and in with the new.  I will be more intentional with the new stuff however, and only buy stuff that is POW!! SHAZAM!! DAMN AWESOME!! No more 'just okay and I will buy it because its only $2.00!!'

You know that feeling when you put on an outfit and you feel amazing VERSUS that frumpy outfit and you feel frumpy?  I find that strange given our happiness is an experience rather than to be sourced from something external.  Anyway-- just a thought or question.

Do you think your outfit is what makes you feel good/not good?  And if so why?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Going Nowhere

I felt pretty darn good in this outfit as I made my way to the seaplane terminal this morning. Was heading to the Big City for a meeting. EXCEPT.FOR.THE.FOG. Thanks Fog. I got sent home because all the flights were cancelled. What a waste of a great outfit not to mention missing out on my stakeholder meeting. Sigh. What's a girl to do?

I sure notice the difference between wearing an outfit that I feel awesome in compared to one that I feel frumpy wearing. UGH.  I just need to pre-plan and put together more of the GOOD ones so I feel hot more often :)

High waisted pencil skirts are on the top of my list- as worn previously here Pink Top Pencil Skirt.
Nothin like some whoopa$$ sass in your day.

Have a good one,