Monday, February 29, 2016

Sweater Weather

I’m wearing one of my favourite sweaters, and one that never seems to make many appearances (even though I wear it all the time) because it’s always so dark by the time I get home for photos. And today was no exception with respect to how dark it was when I finally made it home from the office…you guys, February basically kicked my ass and March is not looking much better. Ugh.

sweater: Sheinside / jacket: Sears

Friday, February 26, 2016

All the Frills: Wedded Bliss

So yesterday was my 10-year wedding anniversary! Which is sort on bonkers, in that I can't believe that I've been married to my amazing and wonderful helpmeet for that long (and we've now been together for over 15 years...which I find equally nutty). It only seemed fitting to dedicate this post to our anniversary.

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Things You Could Wear Every Damn Day

This pale pink leopard print jacket was seriously the greatest thing I purchased while in Scotland, maybe all year. I would wear this every single day if I thought I could get away with it. The fact that it’s really cozy also helps a lot.

dress: H&M / sweater: New Look / boots: Target / necklace: Aldo

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


A couple of posts ago I mentioned how thrilled I was to have been gifted a pair of 20-hole Docs for Christmas. Well, the love affair continues!

Focusing on the other content here, this was worn on the one Monday a month when the governing body of the organization I work for meets. For like 3 hours and then it takes us another hour to pack up after the meeting and then an hour for me to get home. And the meeting starts at 6 pm. After I've been at the office since 8 am and have to be there at 8 am the next morning. Yeah, it's basically awful. I think the fatigue shows in my facial expression.

boots: Dr Martens / leggings: ASOS / tank: Target / jacket: H&M / necklace: Aldo

Friday, February 19, 2016

All the Frills: Fussiness

I tend to be really anal and detail oriented when it comes to my jewellery. I think I might actually spend more time fussing over the details of accessories than I do on putting together actual outfits. It’s weird. Anyways, this was the end result of me carefully curating my accessories one evening in advance of the next day (that’s right, I’m a lay-my-clothes-out-the-night-before kind of gal). Does anyone else get as fussy about the details as I do?

Weekend Reading: 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Winter Wrap Up

We've had some unseasonably warm weather lately so a lot of the snow in those photos (which were taken not even a week ago, after a liberal snowfall) is now mostly gone. I think winter here is drawing to a close and, considering my love for the season, I'm a little bummed. I am not ready for spring...

jacket: Century 21 / scarf: ASOS / boots: Target / purse: River Island

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Present Even Greater Than My Saber Tooth Cat Skull....

Worn over my little Festivus break from work – check out the new boots I was gifted (I’m pretty much in love!).

sweater: New Look / boots: Dr Martens / pants: ASOS / shirt: Target / necklace: Jenners / purse: River Island

Friday, February 12, 2016

All the Frills: Pants Party

Those who know me best will know that I am a pretty obnoxious person, and unapologetically so. That’s why these pants were basically made for me. They are loud, and goofy, and perfect.

Weekend Reading

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thrifted Leopard Print

Those who know me well know I can’t resist leopard print – so I was pretty thrilled when I spotted this shirt at Value Village. It’s a pretty big win for me guys.

Excuse the exceedingly crappy quality of the photos. It's been a rough week. I am majorly struggling with a final set of revisions to an article which has been tentatively accepted for publication. It's getting to be a very frustrating experience. And of course I still need to start my book revisions. Which I'm dreading.

shirt: Value Village / pants: RW and Co

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


So I got some amazing news recently – the most recent academic press I sent my book proposal too asked for a copy of the complete manuscript (this was back in July) and send it out to peer reviewers. The editor emailed me shortly before Christmas to say that the readers’ reports were all favourable and recommended publication!!!! Fast forward a month and I just signed an advance contract! Now it’s a ways away from actually being published and a lot of things could derail it (ie, the editorial board or the manuscript review committee could vote not to publish, regardless of the favourable reports, they could not like the revisions that I do (the readers recommended that some things get changed), etc, etc) but I’m thrilled that the readers actually appreciated my work and think it should be out there in the world!

Now I have to really buckle down and work on revisions, which I've committed to finishing by mid-April.

Anyways, this is what I was wearing when I got the news…

leggings: ASOS / boots: ASOS / jacket: H&M / purse: New Look / shirt: Dynamite / necklace: Jenners

Friday, February 5, 2016

All the Frills: The Stag-Themed Bowl

My life may now be complete – I have a semi-ridiculous silver bowl with stag handles, like some kind of nineteenth-century Scottish grandee decorating a country house. And that's about the best kind of grandee one can aspire to be.

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Another Round of Revisions

Worn to a recent family dinner, scheduled around an afternoon of article revisions (it's been accepted for publication, I just need to get through a chunk of revisions!).

Seeing these reminds me that I really need to get that holiday wreath down off the front door. I keep forgetting it's there and totally missed it when I was packing up all my other Festivus junk.

dress: F21 / coat: New Look / boots: ASOS / necklace: Sheinside / purse: New Look

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pizza and Glitter

I wore this to a little get together with some friends – we all got together for pizza while we pretended to be fancy. I was pretty pleased when I spotted this glittery skirt at a thrift store (I'm pretty sure it's basically new and only worn a few times). I also wore it all day at work and it definitely brought a little brightness to my day.

skirt: thrifted via Value Village / shirt: Joe Fresh / blazer: Zara / boots: ASOS / necklace: Aldo / earrings: ModCloth