Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Old Girl, er, Dress New Again

(Sweater- Anthropologie, Dress- Urban Rack [900 years ago], Belt- J Crew,
Earrings- Era Style Loft, Tights- Steve Madden, Boots- Indigo)

My man had the courtesy of having a birthday so that I could get fancy for a day. Sure, I pulled out an ancient dress, and one I actually wore on our first real grown-up date, but I restyled and made it new again. Something that this blog was supposed to encourage me to do- remix, NOT purchase more. Then came Black Friday. Sigh. Curbing those kinds of bad habits takes time I suppose.

And on a side note, I've finally figured out a few things about this wacky technology stuff and I've enabled anyone to leave comments. But please keep it PG folks.

And on another side note, please follow my blog and add to my sad little numbers on the side there. It would be a lovely thing to do for a gal this holiday season.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

With A Little Help From Ativan

(Sweater/ Pants/ Necklace- Anthropologie, Shoes- Pink)

The lesson here folks, don't draw while under the warm hug, er, influence of Ativan. I'm not the best flyer so I medicate my way through it. I attempted to do some drawing while I was on the plane and this deformity was the result. Short arms, wonky hands, Angelina Jolie lips. I blame the drugs.

And sorry that this is all you get, once again the paying work is taking my attention away from the fun stuff right now. But it's the thought that counts write?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

It Got Cold

(Jacket/ Boots- Lands End Canvas, Sweater- Gap,
Scarf/ Pants- J Crew, Toque/Mittens- Artizia)

It gets cold here on the prairies. Like REALLY cold. It isn't quite as awful as it's going to get, but for a few days last week it was chilly. Some sensible folk might just remain indoors when it gets like this but when you have a dog, staying indoors isn't an option. Thus the Snow Bunny Style. I admit, not my most stylish ensemble, but considering the factors- cold, walking a dog, cold- not a bad effort.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Negligent Blogger

(Shirt/ Pants- J Crew, Sweater- Gap, Slippers- American Eagle)

Yup, I'm the worst blogger ever. It's been a whole week since my last post. In all fairness, I have been totally starkers the last seven days, so, really, there wasn't anything to blog about. But now that my bail has been posted, I'm back on board with the wearing of the clothes.

This is my most common "work wear." The third floor of my house is normally business casual, but on this day I opted for something with an elastic waist.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Damn Stripes

(Dress, Belt, Necklace, Headband- Anthroplogie, Sweater- Winners, Shoes- Aldo)

It turns out that stripes are a lot harder than they look. Not to wear, just to draw. My quick sketch turned into hours of painting the damn things. Anyway, I almost represented the dress properly. I've decided to minimize the "me" portion of the drawings for two reasons. One: because I'm running way behind on my book, and two: because I'm really not important! It's about the clothes not my demented representations of myself.

PS Long dresses are fantastic. Like wearing a nightie all day. Which I've been known to do. Working at home is great.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hair Rock

(Sweater- Gap, Striped Sweater- Banana Republic Outlet, Jeans- Marshall's,
Boots- Steppin' Out in Steveston, Necklace- Gift from Mom)

I decided to celebrate my first-in-a-long-time non-Anthro touched outfit by making myself look like a male member of a 1980's hair band. I always knew that I had a masculine jawline, but this is really taking it quite far.

My pictures may not be daily after this. Binky calls, I'm afraid. But I'll still try to do three a week. So please Don't Stop Believing in my blog. (Get it??)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thick Legs And Anthro Worship

(Sweater- J Crew Factory, Dress/ Scarf/ Boots/ Bracelet- Anthropologie)

Okay, I realize that this blog is becoming an advertisement for Anthropologie. It's no secret to those who know me that I'm mildly obsessed with that store. I do my best to switch it up but after years of worship, my closet could be titled: "Anthro, a stroll through the seasons."

And I seem to have thick legs in this one. (How's that for a non-sequitur.) In my sketchbook where I do all these drawings the final result looks one way then pop her up on the computer screen and- BLAMO!- she has thick legs. Mind you, I kind of do too, so maybe I'm just getting really good at this.

Monday, November 7, 2011

So Long Warmth.

(Sweater- Anthropologie, Jeans- AG, Loafers- Seychelles, Shirt- J Crew)

This was the last thing I wore during my time in BC. I managed to score these jeans that I had been coveting for sometime in the sale section. Sadly, that will be the only day that I wear them this year since it decided to snow out here on the prairies. No more exposed ankles. No more exposed anything for that matter. Not that I routinely expose my parts. Wow, this got off topic.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thank You Seattle!

(Sweater- Madewell, Shoes- Miss Mooz,
Blazer, Wool Pants, Earrings and Scarf- Anthropologie)

As promised, the first of my unabashedly excessive shopping spree to Seattle. As a gal who lives in a small city in the middle of Canada, going down to the States gives me an unrestrained kid in a candy store rush. I'm not proud of myself for that. But, fortunately, being without pride in no way interferes with dressing up pretty. Whew.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Geek Chic

(t-shirt- Gap, Belt- Anthropologie, Skirt- J Crew,
Boots- Steve Madden, Scarf/ socks- Winners)

I finally got my parent's scanner going! And just in time to show off my new super geek chic glasses. It's amazing how a great pair of glasses can change a whole outfit. Thank the heavens my eyes suck.

I'm having a smashing time out here on the West Coast, and, more importantly, I managed to shop my brains out in Seattle. Never has my suitcase capacity been so challenged. Never you mind though, just focus on all those fantastic new outfits to come...