Friday, April 29, 2016

All the Frills: ColourPop

So I may have gone a bit crazy with my most recent ColourPop order….I can’t help it, I love all their stuff sooo much. Has anyone else used these products?

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Revisions Done!

Worn out for a celebratory drink right after I resubmitted my revised book manuscript to press – as you all probably know, those revisions, which I was contractually obliged to finished by April 15, were a real slog. I cannot tell how you relieved and happy I feel to have it finished. Now, let’s see if the press likes them, hates them and drops me, or still wants more. Yup, it’s a bit of a never ending nightmare.

boots: Geox / leggings: ASOS / dress: ASOS / jacket: H&M / necklace: F21

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

eShakti Review

I’ve featured eShakti here on the blog before and am super thrilled to be doing so again.

eShakti offered me the opportunity to select a dress from their extensive collection and then customize it both to my unique measurements and also with respect to neckline, skirt length, and sleeve length.

I picked this little navy patterned number and I am most definitely not disappointed (I never am with eShakti though). The material is a lightweight cotton that will be perfect for summer (it was super windy here the day that I wore it for the first time, as well as being sort of mucky out, so I opted to pair if with boots) and it has pockets. I love me a dress with pockets. It’s also just the right amount of feminine for me, with a flared skirt yet in a darker color and with a more understated floral pattern. And the chance to customize things for my body and style preferences can’t be beat.

So, if you haven’t checked out eShakti yet, I definitely recommend it. You can visit their website here, find them on Facebook here, and hit them up on Twitter here.

Friday, April 22, 2016

All the Frills: Damn, I Own a Giant Crocodile Skull...

So I recently turned 36 (someone please tell me I tell me I don’t look it!!!). And because I am a crazy person with incredibly strange taste, my helpmeet purchased me with insane giant gold and black crocodile skull.

And it’s really huge.

When I first saw it in a shop, I thought to myself, “that looks like something Marie Antoinette would own” and I stick by that. It’s the sort of thing that I’ve coveted for a while but would never, ever actually buy for myself (I mean, it’s something Marie Antoinette would buy…there’s a life lesson in there somewhere).

That makes it the perfect gift. It was made even then impossibly more perfect because my helpmeet also got me a few books I’d been asking for and set up all the presents in a scavenger hunt around our house, complete with adorable rhyming hints and everything. So, yeah, my 36th birthday was a pretty memorable one!

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Courtney Love Collection (Bet You Never Thought You'd See Those Words Together)

I am a huge Courtney Love fan. Yes, I know she’s little nuts. I don’t care. I love her. So when she partnered with Nasty Gal for a capsule collection, I was on it like white on rice. And that’s how this slip dress came into my possession.

dress: Courtney Love for Nasty Gal / blazer: ASOS / leggings: Target / sunglasses: Aldo / boots: Aldo

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thrifting Score!

This is, from what I can tell, an almost brand new jacket from Forever 21 that I found recently at Value Village. It was too Tim Burtonesque to pass up.

jacket: F21 via Value Village / dress: Simons

Friday, April 15, 2016

All the Frills: My Drunken Vacation Ring

Today I'm featuring what is probably my most favoured ring. It’s not a real diamond or anything but it was a pretty pricey and good quality fake nonetheless. And I got in Scotland. I’d seen it in a shop a few times and coveted it but was put off by the cost. Then I spent an afternoon on a patio on the Royal Mile getting my day drunk on and had an alcohol-fuelled, carefree vacation revelation to the effect of “bitch, you’re on vacation … treat yo’ self!” And I did.

Weekend Reading:

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Jacket Weather No Longer

The jacket was not really actually a part of this outfit in that I just tossed it on before we raced out for dinner with friends because it was freezing outside and I actually left it in the car when we got to the restaurant (like I say, it was not intended to be part of the outfit). Trust me, the whole thing is much cuter without the jacket…sorry!

pants: Mustard Seed via Simons / shirt: Fervour via ModCloth / shoes: Toms / jacket: Hamnett via Winners

Monday, April 11, 2016

It's an Homage

I recently acquired this chevron print top (it’s sort of a match with an eerily similar purple top I have…I featured it on my All the Frills section recently). It’s quickly become a closet favourite. I feel like it’s my personal ode to Tim Burton.

top: Everly / pants: ASOS / jacket: H&M / boots: Steve Madden / sunglasses: Aldo

Friday, April 8, 2016

All the Frills: Accessories

So Forever 21 is not typically a place I get accessories, mostly because the quality’s obviously not that great and I can’t usually find things I like. On a recent, and unrelated, foray to the mall however, I found myself in F21 browsing around to kill time and came across this necklace and bracelet. Even though I’m sure they’ll be short-lived and break easily, they were pretty cute…

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thane of Cawdor

Worn for running errands – I’m not usually a big print fan, but this shirt is totally working for me.

pants: Target / shirt: Joe Fresh / boots: Steve Madden / cardigan: thrifted via Value Village / sunglasses: Aldo 

In other news, I finally got around to watching the recent film version of Macbeth (by the way, it’s my favourite Shakespeare play and I read it at least once a year and have done for the past 15 years so it’s sort of shocking that it took me so long to get around to seeing it). I LOVED IT!!!!!! Has anyone else seen it?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Grunge is Dead

Sometimes I evidently leave the house looking like I’m on my way to the funeral of a grunge rocker in the late 90s. Meh, I’ll take it.

boots: Dr Martens / tunic: Simons / jacket: H&M / leggings: Target / purse: H&M / necklace: Monserat de Lucca / sunglasses: Aldo

Saturday, April 2, 2016

All the Frills: Doubling Up

The top I loved so much I bought it twice! Well, not really as the pattern is actually a titch different and they’re made by two different companies…but close enough!

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