Friday, November 16, 2018

All the Frills: Halloween Round 2

Halloween may have been a couple of weeks ago, but I’m still revelling in it (my absolute favourite time of year). And here’s some photos of my second costume, worn to work (we hosted a Halloween event this year for grad students with kids) and then to take Eleanor out in the evening. I’m so happy with how this Maleficent costume came out – and also with the fact that I managed to pick up Eleanor after work, get her home and feed her dinner, tidy the house and feed the cats, get her and me into costumes, drive 15 minutes to a neighbourhood near us with incredible house decorations and like 800 kids out, walk around for 30 minutes, and get home, all between 5 and 8 pm. Halloween was seriously a well-oiled machine this year. Sure, I ate take out for dinner at 10 pm in a state of sheer exhaustion, but it was a well-oiled machine nonetheless.

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Can It Be Halloween Again?

I very much miss Halloween …

leggings: Simons / shirt: Simons / shawl: ModCloth / necklace: Stella and Dot

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Falling for a Pattern

I’m usually pretty adverse to patterns (it has to be something pretty special for me to usher it into my closet – there have been a few such pieces over the years, but they are few and far between). But this high necked, long sleeved dress felt so baroque, so rich, so decadently seasonal that I just had to get it. I’m reduced, with the shorter day light hours, to taking photos in the morning on my way out the door with Eleanor before the sun has fully risen and so I haven’t totally worked out the best lighting scenarios for that (I’m working on it) but, when I do, I’ll make sure to get some better shots of this dress and without the jacket. It truly might be my new favourite thing…

dress: Simons / jacket: Joseph Ribkoff / shoes: ASOS

Friday, November 9, 2018

Frizz Woes

For some reason the early winter here has made my hair very, very frizzy. And my hair is not prone to frizziness, nor does winter typically have that effect on it. It’s a real mystery. And sort of a crappy one.

boots: ASOS / dress: Calvin Klein / jacket: found at Winners / necklace: Stella and Dot

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Han Solo Style

So I got some flashy Han Solo pants (as one of my office mates termed them). And I couldn’t be happier. I'm putting in this in the "excellent life choice" column.

pants: ASOS / jacket: Century 21 / booties: Primark