Thursday, March 31, 2016

I'm in a Scholarly Hell!

Another series of photos from a day that I made it home too late to get photos in before the sun went down but I nevertheless wanted to record this awesome jacket, which I snagged at Century 21 the last time I was in NYC (which was now like almost two years ago and I seriously need to plan a new trip because I really miss all my friends in that area).

I again got home late because I was working on academic stuff after hours at my office. This time it wasn’t the book though; it was the article project from hell. I won't bore you with the details but it's fast turning into a beyond frustrating experience!

jacket: Century 21 / scarf: ASOS / boots: Aldo / purse: Zara

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Plaid Induced Happiness

This plaid dress was purchased in Edinburgh and I remain smitten with it. It’s so perfect for work when paired with a blazer…and plaid just makes me happy.

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

Friday, March 25, 2016

All the Frills: Borgia Style

Look who got a new ring…this gal!

I love this little number. It reminds me of something one of the Borgia’s would wear because it’s filled with poison or some such nonsense. Clearly I missed the boat on not actually being alive during the Renaissance.

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

That Time Book Revisions Almost Killed Me

I got home late from the office and it was dark by the time I was able to take a few outfit photos. Oops. I actually stayed late to work after hours in the office on my book project (I owe the publisher a revised manuscript by April 15 and have been seriously busting my ass to get it all done). I cannot wait for this process to be over because I don’t think I’ve ever felt more drained in my life!

dress: H&M / boots: Aldo / cardigan: Urban Outfitters / bracelet: Jenners / watch: my grandmother’s / necklace: Aldo

Monday, March 21, 2016

Safe in Leopard Print

Whenever I’m feeling uncreative I just sort of instinctively go for leopard print. Book revisions have completely sapped all my brain power lately (not to mention sending me into multiple stress-related tail spins) so I basically just went for what’s safe (for me, at least) here. It was good enough for running errands (and driving solo, which for me is a pretty big deal!).

top: H&M / leggings: ASOS / boots: Target / jacket: H&M / sunglasses: Aldo / necklace: Simons

Friday, March 18, 2016

All the Frills: The Lights

As part of our little series of house upgrades, we’ve been installing some new light fixtures (and, yes, I have had a few bad shocks in the process of figuring out how to get them in). I think my favourites are these pendant lights in our kitchen – they remind me of mini chandeliers, and that's never a bad thing.

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Happy Anniversary...Just a Few Weeks Late

Worn to a very belated anniversary dinner – we’ve both been so busy lately that we pushed up actually celebrating our anniversary for several weeks. Better late than never though, right?

dress: Forever 21 / jacket: Century 21 / boots: Camper / purse: Zara / necklace: Monserat de Lucca

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Interjecting Some Colour

As far as I’m concerned, nothing punctuates an otherwise dreary day better than a pop of bright colour – in this case green. Every time I wear this top, which you can’t tell because I’m wearing a coat but which has this amazing faux leather, sort of harness like detailing on the back, I’m reminded that I really need to get some more green into my closet.

top: BB Dakota / coat: Sears / boots: Steve Madden / necklace: Aldo / pants: RW and Co

Friday, March 11, 2016

All the Frills: Welcome to the Nook

During our little house touch ups, we reconfigured a little corner of our bedroom and added some gold accents to it. I really love how it turned out…now I need to turn my attention to all the other corners!

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Not Much Effort

Nothing beats this leather sweater and my go to heels (I usually prefer a thicker heel and these are great for that….plus you know I love me some zipper detailing) when I need to look reasonably presentable to meet a friend for a cocktail but am just too beat to put a ton of effort into it. That seems to be the story of my life lately, just too beat to put a ton of effort into it!

pants: The Bay / sweater: Zara / shoes: Aldo

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Snakes and Leathers

I bought this faux leather skirt on a whim – I had some gift money to blow, I thought it had a certain drama to it, and, well, it’s black and faux leather (two things I have a real weakness for). So now I’ve been searching for places it to wear to. Likewise with these fabulous shoes – which I love but are super hard to actually do much walking in. Driving to a cocktail place near my house for a martini with a friend (and being super overdressed for it) seemed like the obvious solution to my problem.

shoes: Nine West / skirt: Icone, Simons / shirt: thrifted, Value Village / necklace: Target

Friday, March 4, 2016

All the Frills: The Struggle Is Real ... I Can't Stop Tinkering

So, on a rather crazy whim about a month ago, the helpmeet and I decided to buy a bit of new furniture, sell some other pieces, and rejig our place a bit. Of course all the furniture we were selling sold in the space of three days and it took close to a month to get the replacement pieces picked out, delivered, set up, etc. Our bedroom remains a work in progress and we basically lived like squatters for a bit. But I’m pretty pleased with the living room. The changes are all relatively minor (a new coffee table and sideboard, an extended gallery wall with an extra bookshelf (and doors!) underneath, some knick knacks and pictures rearranged, etc) but I really like the way it looks now.

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New Favourites

I wore to a friend’s birthday and I love it so much that I’m already planning other occasions to wear this outfit. I don’t wear white all that often which is weird because I do like it and it compliments my beloved black in such a perfect way.

leggings: ASOS / boots: Aldo / purse: Zara / shirt: Oak + Fort / cardigan: ModCloth / necklace: Aldo