Ninja bunny rocks. I found Ninja bunny at Victoire in Ottawa. It was love. Ninja bunny exclaimed “I’m cute and furry but tough”. I responded by taking Ninja Bunny home.
Anyone who knows me knows I normally detest patterns. This dislike of patterns includes caricatures, logos, funny tee shirt sayings etc., essentially anything too busy. I like to keep it simple and play up an outfit with accessories. So this purchase shocked even me. A few things overwhelmed my normal disgust at all things patterned/ logo’d:
1. The cotton is amazingly soft.
2. Did I mention how cute yet lethal Ninja Bunny is? Looks aren’t always as they appear. (Insert ninja chop).
3. The cuteness of Ninja bunny is contradicted by the dark grey color and the scoop neck. This ain’t no frou frou animal tank.
4. I was feeling like….. a Ninja Bunny.
Top: Ninja Bunny. by Cry Wolf Clothing. Shirt: Top Shop. Sweater: Reitmans. Necklaces: vintage and Forever 21.
I wore my grey princess Mimi eyes recently. I added a third eye. This beautiful piece my bf picked out for me. The eye changes color ever so slightly depending on what I am wearing and the angle of light traveling through it.
I meant to do a follow-up post eons ago about my circle lens purchase, but I just never got around to it. So here are some extra pics up close of the contacts when I first received them. I was really impressed with the contacts but I think I’ll try ordering from another supplier next time. If you recall I ordered from “pinky paradise” great shop but the surprise 37.00 customs charge on a 100.00 order was a little too pricey for me. Ultimately I might still go with pinky paradise again due to their great service and superior selection but if I can somehow avoid that customs charge that would be even better.
Jeans: Gap | Sweater and necklace: H&M | Shoes: Minelli
I finally found a comfy slouchy sweater at H&M. It was harder to find one than I thought. I saw them all over the web but I wasn’t keen about spending 80+ dollars for something that is so reliant on fit. I knew that if the weight was too thick I’d look a bit plump, or I wouldn’t get the drape I was looking for. But Voila I finally found my slouchy sweater at H&M for just 19.98 woot!
This outfit reminds me of my Grams. It’s the shoes mostly. The shoes make my 6.5 size feet look even smaller (similar to my Grammie’s size 5 feet). I think the style is very classically french, basic, effortless, uncomplicated in the design.
Bon Soir mes amies.
I’ve been dying to have an occasion to wear this dress. This weekend was that occasion.
Dress = Susy Shier, Jacket = Urban Behaviour, Necklace = vintage, Sandals = Sam Edelman, Bag = Longchamp
We took the opportunity to get away this weekend to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Just a short getaway, to drink wine, eat delicious food and listen to amazing music. We got tickets to dinner and a concert at the Jackson-Triggs Winery. The weather was beautiful and the wine did a great job of cooling the summer heat.
Dinner was in the Jackson-Triggs wine cellar. It was a delicious dinner, 5 courses which were all expertly paired with Jackson-Triggs wines. Dinner guests were seated at trestle or round tables with about 8-12 people per table, so we got the opportunity to meet some great people while enjoying our dinner.
After dinner we headed out to the Amphitheater that is on the property where we got to listen to Raine Maida play. I loved the experience, the venue was amazing, really intimate, it accommodates somewhere around 200 people so everyone had great seats. This is a trip I’d love to take again. It was just so magical – Wine, Music and Moonlight.
(Side-note: I love this dress but it was a lot of work. I sewed loose crochet knots for a 1/2 an hour before I even wore it once and when I took it off last night I spotted two more places that will need a quick fix before I wear this again.)
A quick post of the outfit I wore to Bluesfest last week. Sorry it’s all wonky plus missing a clear shot of the top. I’ve been dying to wear this top since I got it in San Fran in February. But nothing seemed to pair quite right with it, that was until I found this skirt. The combination of the soft drape and looseness of the top with the uber tightness of the skirt balanced the look.
top, final touch; shirt, Forever 21; arm candy, 2 handmade by me, large spike bangles from Forever 21
I’m so excited that I got to see Dragonette perform. Their show was amazing, such a good performance. I will absolutely make a point to see them again. They performed some of my favorite songs including, “Easy” and “I get around”. I’ve had these songs on repeat all week. I love that I’m seeing more live music this year. It’s such a great experience to hear musicians live, I always feel like the music and the happiness of the crowd is infectious.
I’m already on the prowl for new festival/rocker worthy garb! As an update to this earlier post I did actually find some great shawl patterns online. I guess I was only missing the word “groovy” in my search because once I searched groovy shawl patterns I found a site dedicated to 60-70’s patterns.
Purse, Longchamps “le Pliage”; shoes, Franco Sarto.
Toured St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts this weekend. My talented girlfriend is the arts director! The Church is deconsecrated now and is an amazing spot for live events and social gatherings.
The weather was beautiful so decided tofinally try out my new high-waisted shots. I’ve been admiring high waisted shorts and pants since last year when I was in NYC for my B-day and spotted more than a few ladies rocking the look. Since then it’s been nearly impossible for me to find a pair of jeans or shorts that were high waisted, but I lucked out this weekend at Forever 21. I swear that place kills me. 99% of everything I try on looks horrible on me, wrong fabric, wrong lining, horrible drape…. but then I find that one thing that I love (and for 12.98 no less) that makes all the fruitless hunting worthwhile. The top was a previous find as well for 17.98, sheesh 🙂
If I was to wear this again I’d make the style a little more pin-up for a night out. Heels instead of wedges, curls instead of straight hair but keep the red lip.
Sunnies, Michael Kors; top, Forever 21; Cross necklace, Peoples; Star Necklace, custom.
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
Short post because I have to get back to the festivities 🙂
I had to dress the part for our Nation’s B-day. I also watched lots of baby beaver videos on YouTube to get me immersed in Canadiana this am. I’m in love with those furry little guys.
I think my BF is starting to like the power he holds as my photographer. The poses below are the result of his art direction. My favorite line while he was posing me “your supposed to be uncomfortable then the shot will look good”. Ha.
*Dress H&M, shoes Aldo. Dress is a true red in natural light.