Sometimes it feels really, really good to step outside of your comfort zone. So good that a new obsession starts and you’re just left asking yourself “what took me so long to get on board with this?”. Thats exactly how I felt when I put on these Torrid green jeans for the first time.
I’ve got a really big, overwhelming thing for pastels right now. I guess you could always say that I’ve been a little obsessed with baby colours but lately, I’ve just been wild about them. Nothing puts a smile on my face faster than spotting something pastel coloured. I’ll even go as far as buying erasers or bringing home paint sample cards because the colours just make me so darn happy. There’s something to be said for colour therapy and I truly believe they can make or break your mood.
When someone asks you to go to a Rihanna concert, you don’t hesitate. That’s precisely what I did when my friend Jackie told me that Rihanna’s concert would be corresponding with my trip to Boston. In usual fashion, I painstakingly spend the weeks leading up planning my ensemble. Fortunately for me, I had already placed my order for this lace up dress
long before I said yes to the concert. If Rihanna could see me, I think she’d approve of my outfit wholeheartedly.
Now, lets talk about the actual concert. I wanna start by saying that Rihanna was incredible. There’s absolutely no denying that. She knows how to entertain and her energy filled the entire stadium, which isn’t an easy task. But damn, was the concert a huge bummer. From the second Jackie and I grabbed our seats, it was drama packed. Maybe I’m just too old and senile to really fit in with the young folk these days.
All things considered, the night wasn’t a complete bust. The second Rihanna came out (she opened with Stay and looked phenomenal!) I forget about everything. I’m an even bigger Rihanna fan now!
Leather jacket: Forever21
Ring: Old Navy
Lipstick: Avenue by Colourpop
I’ve been blogging for 5 years but seldom do I have anyone take my photos. When the absolutely gorgeous Cindy
came to visit me in Boston, she asked me to be her model and I couldn’t have said yes faster. Cindy’s photography is unreal, she’s one of the most talented photographers that I know. I was and still am incredibly honoured that she made me her model for a day. These photos came out beautifully, don’t you think? You can hardly tell I’m freezing my butt off!
Earrings – Charlotte Russe
Hat – Taken from my sister
Shoes – Modcloth
Our winter has been incredibly strange this year. We’re having unusually warm weather and cloudy, rainy days. Its really bothering me much more than usual. It doesn’t feel like the holidays, does it? Today is Christmas eve and my brain keeps thinking I’ve got at least another month until the big day. Can’t a girl just get a little snow? I guess I can’t complain too much. Its a bit nice to have weather that allows me to get around on foot with ease and to continue wearing lighter clothing. I’m a sucker for bundles but not having to completely limit myself to my winter boots has been nice.
Now, I guess I should mention my outfit seeing as this is a fashion blog, after all. I’m swooning hard over this lilac sweater but I cannot believe I found it at Joe Fresh. I used to work at Joe Fresh as a young 20 year old. I always loved and envied their clothing line but I couldn’t ever fit into a darn thing. I was much, much smaller than I am now, too.. but I guess they’ve made a huge change to their sizing because I fit with room to spare. If you’re Canadian plus size person and you want some inexpensive, cute clothing I really, really suggest giving Joe Fresh a chance. I bought this adorable lilac sweater for only $12! I really wish I splurged and bought more but now I’m holding out for post-Xmas sales. There’s nothing like a little retail therapy to get your through this winter blues!
In one of my attempts to feel better, I bought “A tale for the time being” by Ruth Ozeki. I’ll admit, I half expected myself to just let it collect dust in my collection of other unread books but I’m hooked. I’ve only got about 70 pages left and I’m conflicted about it coming to an end. I like this routine an awful lot and I’m not quite ready to let go of the story. What are some of your favourite novels? Do you have any suggestions for my next book? I want to make 2016 the year of reading!
With all that being said, I hope you have a very merry holiday season. I know this time of year can be terribly difficult for a lot of people so treat yourself if you can. Find your comfortable place and stay there until its over if need be! No matter what you’re doing, I hope you’re happy and I hope you’re well.
Sweater- Joe Fresh
Pants – ASOS Curve
Booties – Modcloth
Earrings – Old Navy
Pin – Etsy
What’s a girl to do when you’ve been cooped up for too long? Why, dress up, of course! I’m not easily motivated these days. At the very most, I’ll put on mascara and head out for my daily walk. There’s just nothing to dress up for when you’re going to Tim Hortons to read a book.
I’m trying to stay on task these days and one of my very many Dos on my “To-Do’s” list is outfit photos. I’ve also been challenging myself to grab pieces I haven’t worn in awhile/haven’t ever worn. Not as easy as it might look! There’s a very good reason they’ve stayed in my closet so long. Even after five years of blogging, I’m still completely clueless about what to wear sometimes. It can happen to the very best of us!
Would you believe that I just threw this whole outfit together? Because I totally did! The unseasonably warm weather has given me a bit more playroom with my outfit choices but honestly, I’m willing to endure the cold for a good outfit. Unfortunately, all of these pieces were purchased last season or even further back than that so I can’t give you any links!
Top – ModCloth
Skirt – Target
Pantyhose – Walmart
Shoes – Garage sale
Purse – Forever21
Earrings – Old Navy