Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Guest Post

(Shirt, Sweater, Jeans- Anthropologie, Slippers- Lands End)

I bet you all thought the dentist did me in last week, huh? I'm sure you've all been trolling the papers waiting for the inevitable headline, "Death in the Dentist's Chair." (Newspapers are such suckers for alliteration.) But, low and behold, I have survived. Turns out the rumours of my cavities were greatly exaggerated. The lesson here kids, get a second opinion. 

Honestly, I've been up to my eyeballs in deadlines lately. Drawing, writing, presentation preparation- the whole shabang. So I've asked my significant other to do the outfit drawing for me this week. And, might I say, I've never looked prettier. 

I'm off to Winnipeg today for a writer's festival, so please be patient loyal fans. I will be back with new drawings soon. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tooth Liar

(Blazer/ shirt- J Crew, Jeans- AG, Purse- Anthropologie, Shoes- Joseph Campbell)

Sorry the posts are starting to get a little less frequent. I am, in fact, still wearing clothes, but finding the time to draw them is getting more challenging. I'm not complaining- business is great and I am lucky to have so many contracts...

Okay, that got boring fast. Truth is I have to go have a cavity filled tomorrow and I'm a bit scared. Did I ever tell you fine readers that I am a fainter? Yup, I am. And not the pretty swoony kind of faint but the, "Gee, do you think she's have a seizure because she sure is making a spectacle of herself," kind of faint. I don't usually faint at the dentist's office but there was talk of needles so only time will tell. You know what's the worst about this? The reason I have the cavity? Too. Much. Fruit. You heard that right, eat well and you get cavities. All these years I could have been downing bags of jujubes and never flossing and I'd be right where I am today. An apple a day my a$#. The lies stop here. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thematic Dressing

(Shirt/ Necklace- Anthropologie, Skirt- Modcloth, Shoes- Seychelles)

I had to take the remaining kitten, Penny, from my foster litter to the vet for her 12 week shots last week. What does a girl wear to the vet- besides non-snaggable fabrics? A skirt with kitties on it of course! Once again, I fall victim to thematic dressing. I just can't resist. And, really, why should I?

Speaking of Penny...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Summer Again

(Blouse- Club Monaco, Tank- J Crew, Shorts- Old Navy,
 Scarf/ Shoes- Anthropologie)

And just like that it was Summer again. Which is fine since it meant that I got to wear my polka-dot shorts one last time. The zig-zagging weather this time of year can be quite the tease for those of us itching to reach for our layers, but I have to admit that getting some last minute wear out of my soon to be boxed up Summer attire is satisfying. Even if it means showing off my tan-in-a-bottle neglected legs. Darn you Jergen's, I quit you too soon.

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Shut-In in Seasonal Limbo

(Sweater/ Shoes- Anthropologie,  Jeans- AG Jeans, Cami- Joe Fresh)

Fall is, without a doubt, the most exciting season for fashion and style. And yet, here we are on the cusp of all the layer-y wooly awesomeness and I'm feeling creatively stunted. I still feel the urge to get some last minute wear out of my favorite Summer pieces but I have some new Fall items, like these purple jeans (YIPEEEE!)  begging to be worn. The result? I just keep wearing blah stuff. Weird thing is, as I browse some of my other favorite style blogs, they seem to be feeling the same way. I guess it's just seasonal limbo. Or maybe it's because I didn't get in my car for a full week! That's right, I got behind the wheel on Wednesday and realized that I honestly couldn't remember the last time I drove. So maybe the style rut is seasonal limbo AND a mild case of shut-in-itis. Only time will tell...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Best Message Ever

(Sweater/ Shoes- Anthropologie, Shirt- Gap, Jeans- AG)

Since this outfit is pretty run of the mill- not that I didn't love wearing it, it just isn't making any big waves- I thought instead that I would share the loveliest message that I have ever received. It's timely considering that the fourth Binky book, Binky Takes Charge, just came out this past weekend. It was posted on the Binky Facebook page last night: 

"Dear Binky, He came into my classroom today. You know, the boy who d̶i̶s̶l̶i̶k̶e̶s̶ h̶a̶t̶e̶s̶ detests reading. He has quit more than two books since the start of school--four days ago. He stood near my desk and told me straight up, "I hate reading." I'm so glad you live in my classroom, Binky. I walked right over to you, picked you up gently, and introduced you to this boy. This boy who took you out of my classroom over The Lunch Lady and Sidekicks. This boy who took you back to study hall and hid himself behind the door so he could read more than the first couple pages I read to him. This boy who left school with a smile saying, "I love that book!" This is what you do, Binky. You live in my classroom and make best friends with readers. Thank you."

And that, people, is why I do what I do.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mullet Outfits

(Blazer/ Scarf/ Shoes- Anthropologie, T-Shirt- J Crew, Shorts- Roots)

I always see pictures of "transitional" outfits in the magazines and last week I decided that, goshdarnit, I was going to wear a blazer with shorts. It's the outfit equivalent of a mullet- Fall on the top, Summer on the bottom. And, weirdly, it was oddly practical for the late summer weather.  I recommend it highly.

Saturday, September 1, 2012