Friday, August 31, 2012

Kitten Transport

(Scarf- Gap, Blazer/ Tank- J Crew, Jeans- AG, Shoes- Anthropologie)

I wore this the other day when I transported one of my foster kittens to his new home in Vancouver. I decided to draw him into the photo for posterity. Man, was it hard to say good-bye to him. This is why I've never put myself on the fostering list at local cat rescues. I'm more the "you are mine forever" kind of cat person. I think that last sentence just put me on the Saskatoon Area Mental Health watch list. 

In other news, tomorrow I'm going to be featured in the National Post Style section. I never saw the results of our photo shoot though, so there is a good chance that you will see first hand why I draw myself on this blog instead of posting photos. There could be some mega-goofus face. Consider yourselves warned.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fun Stuff in Purple

(Shirt/ Belt- Anthropologie, Skirt- J Crew Factory, Shoes- Rieker)

So, I've got some exciting stuff coming up. The newest installment in the Binky graphic novel series is due out on September 1st! I'm about to be up to my eyeballs in Binky once again as I begin the final illustrations for the fifth book, so it's always nice to see the fruits of one book as you start the next.

Look to the blog tomorrow for one more exciting announcement- at least it's exciting for me. You may not give a rat's furry bottom, but I think it's cool.

PS- I wore this outfit and only felt like a purple people eater a little bit. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mountain Wedding

(Dress- Anthropologie, Blazer- Gap, Belt- J Crew, Clutch- Winners, Shoes- Tsubo)

And then I went to a wedding. Has anyone noticed that I've worn these shoes non-stop lately? They are pretty awesome. Dancing at a wedding and no blisters. Amazing.

I was worried about wearing a dress covered with butterflies- I didn't want to look like one of the flower girls- but I think adding some more tailored accessories made it more grown up. Though wearing all these butterflies did cause a dragonfly to hang out on my hand for a while. I guess my dress showed I was a friend to his people.

Friday, August 24, 2012

But I Will...

(Blouse- Violet Hill, Belt- Anthropologie, Skirt- Madewell, Shoes- Tsubo)

Okay, I'm going to be perfectly honest: I haven't worn this outfit outside of my bathroom/ dressing room. I love it and I can't wait to wear it. I drew out some, "But I will wear it," outfits and this was one of them. This is my blog, I make up the rules. So sometimes I will draw future outfits because I can see into the future. I am style clairvoyant. Wow, that would be the worst superpower ever. Actually the worst would be making others smell watermelon whenever you desired. Absolutely no crime fighting application for that one.  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Practice Fall

(Sweater/ shirt- Old Navy, Scarf- Gift from friend, Jeans- AG, Shoes- Jeffery Campbell)

Remember how I was talking about how much I love Fall? Well, I love it so much that I decided to go somewhere where the Fall temperatures have already started to arrive- Banff. I'm in the mountains- back home really- and enjoying the nicer temperatures and the beautiful scenery. Plus, I don't know an elk that doesn't appreciate a well dressed woman. 

Anne Elk? An elk? (Python fans, anyone?)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Autumn Wedgies

(Scarf/ Blouse- Anthropologie, Sweater/ Jeans- Gap, Shoes- Tsubo)

I'm aware that most of Saskatchewan is absorbing and loving the insane heat, but I'm already dreaming of the cooler days of Fall. All those who read this blog regularly know that I'm not the biggest fan of warm weather. I max out at 24 (C) and hate to needlessly expose my legs. "Bring on Fall," is what I say- often while walking down the street by myself and usually garnering more than one bemused glance from a person that (I swear!) wasn't there two seconds ago. How do they do that? You are walking the dog and the inevitable wedgie occurs, so you check your surroundings before dislodging the errant bit of fabric and just when your mid-wedgie removal, no turning back now, BAM!, someone has magically appeared across the street and is looking straight at you. Every. Time.

I think I got a bit sidetracked there. My point was, I like Fall. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day Glow at the Market

(Top- Madewell, Belt/ Skirt- Anthropologie, Shoes- Urban Outfitters)

I put on this bright yellow skirt the other day and was heading out the door to the farmers market when my partner/ husband/ guy-I-live-with said, "At least I won't have trouble finding you." Finding a skirt that has the properties of a reflective vest is not easy. Rocking said skirt with complete disregard for those with sensitive retinas is even more difficult. Thankfully, I was up to the challenge.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lovin' The Clouds

(Jeans- Gap, Top- Madewell, Blazer- J Crew, Shoes- Tsubo via Traxx)

I am most likely the only person in Saskatchewan that loves a good rainy day. Everyone else seems to go into sudden hibernation while I am so full of creativity and energy. Rain and clouds means it's a great day for a run and for getting the ideas flowing. AND it means lovely light layers! See sun worshippers- it's a win win!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Static Style

(Dress- Gentle Fawn, Belt- J Crew, Sweater/ Purse/ Shoes/ Aviators- Anthropologie)

What do I say about my outfit today. It was staticky. I loved wearing this but whenever I stepped out of my car or stood up from a chair I felt like I was wearing saran wrap on my tush. Not the classiest, but living in a dry climate has many challenges. And, really, if that's my biggest problem that day then I'm ahead of most. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Italian Dreams

(Top/ Belt- Anthropologie, Skirt- Modcloth, Shoes- Everybody)

This outfit made me feel all flowy and classic which seems to be a common theme in my summer dressing this year. Something about the voluminous just-below-the-knee skirts make me feel as though I should be walking the streets of some small Italian village picking up my fresh produce at the market in the town square. Sigh. Instead I wore this to Safeway. Sometimes you just have to live with what you got.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pale Legs and All

(Dress- Gap, Scarf/ Belt/ Cuff/ Shoes- Anthropologie)

As someone who suffers from blindingly pale legs, the long skirt/ dress trend is heaven sent. All the ease and comfort of Summer, none of the retina damage. Win, win. 

Sometimes these drawings don't quite do the outfits justice. I felt like the outfit was awesome while I was wearing it. In the drawing, meh. At least I managed to do a drawing. Considering I've had three kittens running up my legs on a regular basis (and one chewing the keyboard as I type this) it's a miracle I've done anything other than bask in their mind-boggling cuteness. Speaking of which, I just missed three minutes of adorable! Gotta go.

Friday, August 3, 2012

From the Garden

(Sweater- J Crew, Shorts- Aritzia, Top/ Necklace/ Shoes- Anthropologie)

I wanted to publish this a few days ago, but as I had mentioned on the last post, kittens happened. We are calling it the kitten time vortex because as soon as you walk in the room they swarm you with small purrs and start doing the most adorable things and then suddenly four hours have magically vanished. 

But here is a garden themed outfit from a few days ago. Flowers on the shirt, beetles on the shoes. Man, I'm a sucker for thematic dressing.