Monday, March 27, 2017

Anniversary Celebrations

Worn out to dinner with my helpmeet to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. I wish I’d gotten some better photos but we actually only just decided to dash out for dinner at the last minute (I’m basically tired and fatigued all the time and we’d spent the last two days straight working like crazy to get our nursery all set up; whether or not we’d even make it out to dinner this year was a bit of a question mark until the very last moment) and it was totally dark by the time I’d pulled myself together and we ventured out.

dress: Dynamite / leggings: ASOS / vest: Tom Tailor / choker: Stella and Dot

Friday, March 24, 2017

All the Frills: Statement Rings

jewellery for which I have quit an affinity. I seriously can’t enough.

Weekend Reading

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Can I Live In This Shawl?

Worn to my mid-pregnancy ultrasound followed by some last minute work reviewing my book proofs. Side note, can I just live in this shawl for the next few months?
boots: ASOS / dress: Dynamite / shawl: Oak + Fort / leggings: Target

Friday, March 17, 2017

All the Frills: Nesting

Things are still very much in progress here, but I did recently get my ass in gear and made a pretty thorough start on getting the nursery ready. We’re welcoming a little girl but it will probably come as no surprise to most readers that I’m not really a fan of things pink and super girly so we kept things more in blues, greys, and yellows. Our wall art featuring notable queens and female leaders from history is my nod to the baby’s gender however.

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

That Awkward Stage

I’m sort of at that awkward stage where I’m showing quite a bit but haven’t yet gotten so big that I’m ready for maternity wear (luckily I have a wardrobe that consists of a lot of loose-fitting tunic tops and leggings so it’s relatively easy to make due for the time being, all things considered).

This red tunic style dress was definitely a titch tight when I wore it (incidentally shopping for nursery supplies) so I think it’s now going to be relegated to the back of my closet for the next few months but I am glad I got one more wear out of it.

dress: ModCloth / leggings: ASOS / booties: Aldo / jacket: H&M / scarf: Target / purse: Stella and Dot

Monday, March 13, 2017

The All Forgiving Cape

I’ve fallen, and fallen hard, into the seductive snare of capes. It also helps that they are perfect for a five and a half month pregnant gal like me. Capes hide everything and are all forgiving. I love them.

Anyways, meet the newest addition to my growing cape collection.

leggings: ASOS / boots: Aldo / cape: ModCloth

Saturday, March 11, 2017

All the Frills: Mountain Excursion

So I went on a little excursion to the mountains with a group of friends recently. I rode the gondola, lounged around and did a lot of reading, and visited Banff and the famed Banff Springs Hotel.

I had a blast – and here are few highlights from my trip.

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Favourites From Scotland

I seriously get a bit giddy every time I wear this jacket. It was easily the best thing I bought home from Scotland.

Also, Happy International Women's Day! My strident feminist self is wearing red today in solidarity with all the women observing today's strike action (I work in an all-women office and we've made the choice not to close but, solidarity!).

jacket: New Look / boots: Aldo / tunic: ModCloth

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

More Black and Grey...But Also a Shot of Red

The longer that winter weather persists, the more inclined I am to favour a bold lip amidst my sea of black and grey outfit choices. I definitely tend to be pretty predictable in that.

pants: ASOS / boots: Steve Madden / shirt: Joe Fresh / blazer: F21 / necklace: Aldo

Friday, March 3, 2017

All the Frills: It's Almost Over!

My book proofs arrived!!!! I am now one step closer to having this project, this 10-year labour of love, the culmination of my PhD, finished/published/fully out in the universe. All that remains is one last painstakingly thorough edit and the production of an index (which I’ve totally hired a professional indexer to do).

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Some Amazing News...

This is a pretty unremarkable outfit that I wore for a Saturday of running errands – but I really enjoy it because these photos both capture the perfection of my resting bitch face and because I think my growing sense of disillusionment with humanity is clearly reflected in my unimpressed expression. They just made me laugh when I retrieved them from my camera.

leggings: Simons / top: Target / shoes: Converse / coat: Sears 

Also, and in news totally unrelated to this post, as those of you who follow me on social media platforms may know, I’m pregnant! The helpmeet and I have been trying for a little over a year (I experienced two miscarriages along the way) and this one, a baby girl who is expected in July, finally stuck! Needless to say I am both beyond excited and also complaining more or less nonstop because, guys, pregnancy does not agree with me. Like at all…