Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Rain Walks

Worn in the rain on an excursion to Fort Edmonton Park (my favourite place in the city…costumed historical “interpreters” notwithstanding – the bane of living history museums in my reckoning).

leggings: ASOS / tunic: H&M / jacket: Forever 21 / necklace: Wedgwood / purse: ASOS / boots: Kamik

Friday, May 27, 2016

All the Frills: Home Accents

I have a small collection of these little accent tables spread around one of the stairways in my home – one at the base, one on the landing, and a third at the top. I’ve made them sort of little visual center pieces for pictures, the odd knick knack, etc. The idea continues to evolve…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Under the Wire

I snuck in one last wear of this shirt before it got far too warm here to wear it. I love the detailing on the shoulders, that and that it’s grey (which I have far too little of in my closet). Hmmm, I may have to make getting more grey things into my closet a summer project.

shirt: Zara / pants: Simons / necklace: Forever 21 / shoes: ASOS

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Worn to work….and then worn to drinks – the pants are basically the anchor here. That and the accessories!

pants: Joe Fresh / shirt(s): BB Dakota and Simons / shoes: ModCloth and Toms / blazer: Calvin Klein, thrifted from Value Village / cardigan: Pins + Needles / ring: watch: from my grandmother / necklace: Monserat de Lucca / sunglasses: Aldo

Thursday, May 19, 2016

All the Frills: The Midas Touch

You guys, I have absolutely insane gold shoes (via ModCloth)! I cannot tell you how happy I am wearing these things on the commute to my office. They just light everything up.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Decisions, Decisions

I’m on the fence about this shirt. I don’t wear it very frequently but I do genuinely like it and feel good in it….decisions, totally unimportant decisions…

Making decisions is further complicated this week because I am just totally drained after my week away at a training course in university management last week. It was all kinds of intense. A solid week of 8 am to 8 pm days, sessions after session on administrative law, fair process, budgeting, duty to accommodate, good governance practices, etc - not to mention the breakout group work sessions (I spent 4 hours in a small room with strangers doing an incredibly complex budgeting exercise before we had to present to our group of 70). It was nutty and I am still exhausted and recovering.

shirt: Sheinside / pants: H&M / necklace: Aldo

Friday, May 13, 2016

All the Frills: Finished Bedroom

Guys, it's finally done.

Our bedroom redecoration is officially done because we recently finished adding a few final touches – some new lamps (they match our pendant lightening in the kitchen), an accent pillow that draws on the little touches of gold in another corner of the room, and a recently acquired deer head that has become the pride and joy of my deer head collection (yeah, that’s right, I have a collection). Oh, and a new chandelier. We moved the existing light fixture into the other bedroom so now they both have fancy pants lights. We also did some bathroom lighting!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Favourites

Worn to work recently – this skirt, paired with a faux leather shirt, may be my current favourite thing in the world. I mean, look at it!

shirt: F21 / skirt: Old Navy / shoes: Camper / cardigan: Target

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I Can't Complain About the Weather

Just when the weather was warming up here we got hit with a few days of winds and a bit of rain. I'm in Banff now for a week on a work trip so I have no clue is the weather back home has "improved" but I was pretty happy with the few days of chilly temperatures because you know I love me some colder weather and a chance to wear a nice jacket.

dress: Simons / boots: Camper / jacket: Century 21

Friday, May 6, 2016

All the Frills: Courtney Love Knows Shoes

So, say what you will about Courtney Love, but these shoes from her recent collaboration with Nasty Gal are my new favourite thing in the whole world.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016


I wore this out for drinks with friends after another friend and I attended a production of the opera Maria Stuarda, which (Tudor historian that I am) I quite enjoyed – the costumes alone were amazing!

While I am sad to be on the cusp of summer again, one plus is that I can bust out my sandals and open toed shoes again. I'm going to keep on looking for those silver linings...

leggings: ASOS / shoes: Modcloth / top: Primark / necklace: Jenners / jacket: Wilfred

Monday, May 2, 2016

I'm Not Ready to Part With Jackets!

I am totally smitten with this jacket from Forever 21 – I bought it on a whim at the same as the accessories I featured recently on All the Frills. The quality seems pretty good and it’s a great weight for spring/fall.

Needless to say, it’s been getting a lot of mileage lately. Although we just got hit with some really warm weather here so I have not been wearing in the last few days.

pants: RW and Co / boots: Steve Madden / shirt: Target / jacket: F21 / necklace: Aldo