Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years Everyone. I hope you all had a great Christmas and that 2009 will be everything you hope for! I will be back to posting tomorrow so expect so new outfit shots and holiday fun! Thanks so much for checking out my blog last year and for all the support. It only going to keep getting better! See you in the new year,

xoxo Girl

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Odd Inspiration

Sometimes you find inspiration for outfits in the weirdest places. While I am at my parents place I am teaching my mom how to use her ipod and while setting it up for her I decided to put all her cds in to itunes for her. I was putting Sugarland into itunes when I noticed the picture on the back of the cd cover. It was a red skirt on the cover but all I could find on the internet was the same picture but the skirt in green.

I have a red leather skirt and as soon as warm weather rolls around I will be pairing it with a nice white tank and matching red belt. Now what shoes to wear with it?

So I goggled the lead singer and I saw a few more outfits that I thought were great. Who know I would be inspired by a country singer?

Guess I'll be check out the country awards more often.

Whats some of your weird inspirations?

Let it snow, Let it snow, LET IT SNOW!!

The snow continues to fall on the Lower Mainland and I have venture over to my parents house on Vancouver Island. The snow here is incredible. I have never seen it this deep and staying around for this long. It always snows here at least once a year but it also usually melts in a day or two. Here is what my parents place normally looks like without snow.

Maybe not so green in late fall, early winter but not like this.

It incredible! I love snow but I do not have the clothes or footwear for this kind of weather!

My dog loves snow! She has been making paths left, right and center!

And my mom gets to feed all the little birds, so cute!

How are you coping with all this crazy weather?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stanley Park Christmas Lights!

Tuesday night my man and I got all bundled up and went out in the snow to see the Christmas Lights in Stanley Park. This was my first year going to see them, it was beautiful. What I didn't know is that there is a train ride through the park where you get to see even more lights. Its $8.00 per adult and we were totally going to do it till we saw this line!

Lets say we were not the only people with this idea. Apparently you need to buy the tickets in advance or be willing to what about 45mins to and hour. Which normally would have been fine but with all this weird snowy weather we are having, it was FREEZING! 

So we are planning on going next year. Which makes me super excited! I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to Christmas fun. If you have time before you head out on your Christmas holidays I say go and check it out. The lights were awesome and its free if you skip the train! I say grab a hot coco, bundle up and do it!

After the lights we did a little Christmas shopping then off to my place for a great meal and a Christmas viewing of "Fred Claus".

Here's what I wore.

Shirt: My mans
Tank Top: Free from my friend(underneath)
Skirt: H&M $30
Tights: American Apparel $16
Boots: Zara $80
Belt: Winners $5
Head Band: Necklace from Urban Outfitters $20

I had to buy these boots when it snowed on Sunday as I have NO waterproof footwear. I am very unprepared for this weather!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Snowy Night

Saturday night my man and I had a wine and cheese party at his place. Being that its Christmas and all everyone got nice and dressed up. Honestly I think that most people just love to dress up and given any excuse will. It a nice dry night to start but at around 8pm it started to snow. I love how pretty the city it when its all covered in a white blanket of snow.

Here's me enjoying Mother Nature's Christmas Decor.

Dress: Gift from my man. (True Value Vintage)
Tights: American Apparel $16
Booties: Aldo $60
Earrings: Thrifted $30
Cuff: Thrifted $2

It was a great night and only has made me more Christmas Crazy!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I wore this to work on Saturday and everyone thought I looked like Madeline. I wasn't trying to. What do you think?

Jacket: Le Chateau (Christmas gift last year)
Tunic: Bootlegger $15
Tights: ?
Boots: B2 $160
Scarf: Le Chateau $15
Beret: Vintage $15

PS The picture behind my head is painted by my man's very talented mother. Check out her stuff here. Its all very beautiful and my man is starting his own gallery in his apartment, so awesome.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Surprise Date Night

So last Wednesday I took my man on a surprise date. I just called him, told him to meet me at a certain time and place, oh and to wear a suit.  So we meet up at BIN 942, which is where we had our first date over a year and a half ago. We had a drink each and then walked back to his place to drop off my work stuff. 


After drinks it was off to Abigail's Party for dinner. If you haven't been there yet I suggest you go now...yes, right now.....well okay after you finish reading this. It is this tiny little restaurant in Kits, across and up from the King's Head Pub on Yew St. It has about 12 tables and a few seats at the bar. It is darkly lit with candles, which makes for a great atmosphere. The music wasn't too loud, and best of all only one tv showing sports. Nothing against sport as I love to watch a good game now and then but sometime when on a date with your man you like him to focus! The best part was the food. It was DELICIOUS! I had the meatloaf special which was so good I overheard they had sold out, by 8pm. There was lot homestyle westcoast dishes on the menu and all at reasonable prices. It was exactly what I was looking for. I was sick and tried of the Earls, Joey, Moxie's routine but still wanted really good food at a good price, I got better. Amazing food at good prices. Plus I notice Qualicum Beach Scallops on the menu and being from Qualicum Beach, you know I'm going back to try that dish! Seriously go there.

After diner it was back to my place for some serious Backgammon and a bottle of wine. It was a great night and so much fun. 

Also I got to wear my '80s dress I got at the Erin Templeton Sample Sale in the summer.


Dress: $10
Jacket: Jacob $80(two years ago)
Tights: American Apparel $16
Shoes: Aldo $60
Purse: Vintage, Gift from Dusty
Necklace: Aldo (Free, buy one, get one deal)
Cuff: Vintage, Value Village $2
Watch: Vintage $20 Value Village
Cat: Patches (13th birthday gift)  

This is the only picture I got of my man that night. Not great but you can see he is wearing a suit. This is his new baby..I mean car.

When arriving at BIN942 wearing his black suit with white shirt first thing out of his mouth is "I couldn't find a white pocket square"! See why I love him?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Party Like a Rockstar!

Went to '80s night at Library Square a few weeks ago, and it was amazing. It was my man, Ali, Jenn, and I. We got there around 10pm and it was getting packed fast. We lay claim to a great corner of the d-floor and danced like Madonna for a few hours before heading home. Grabbed a Happy Meal at McDonalds and called it a night. All in all, it was PERFECT! 

Here is me in my "Tina Turner" dress.

I got it at the Quick Nickel, which is one of those stores that you can find a gem in if you are willing to look. This dress was only $40.00, by Kitson.

Dress: Kitson $40
Shoes: Aldo Outlet $20

Monday, December 1, 2008


Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. In fact, it is my favorite day of the year second only to my birthday, making it my favorite day of the year that people who don't know me celebrate as well. This year it was almost a disaster! We were moving on the day and thought that we would be done with tons of time to spare to get ready and head over to Ali's for a party. How wrong we were. We had to stop packing and just go to the party. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

My man and I need easy, middle of moving costumes, so we went as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's and her gigolo neighbour and true love "Fred". Easy simple costumes but so much fun.

What I discovered while trying to throw my costume together was that I, in fact, did not own a little black dress. I realized that sometimes basics are important and I have to remember that when buying clothes. I have a lot of unique pieces and sometimes nothing to go with them to make outfits due to lack of basics. 

A group of my friends came as the Flinestones which was awesome, they even made the large feet. My friend Alex was a gladiator and Ali was from Risky Business(Check out the background)

All in all a great time was had and we eventually finished moving the next day at around 5pm. UGH!