Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The past is just a bridge that we burnt down behind us when we left this town

The title of this post is from a great song by a Toronto band, Wildlife. It kinda describes how I feel about my recent past.

This band opened for White Lies when I saw them in February and I hope to see them again soon. Their drummer is the most enthusiastic musician I've ever seen. My friend who went to the concert with me, right a the beginning of their set said "That guy better pace himself! He'll be exhausted by the second song."  Fortunately he wasn't.

Anywhoodle, on to the outfit post.

This might even be a rerun.

Dress: eShakti (last worn here)
Necklace: from Coal Miner's Daughter (last worn here)
Shoes: Miss L Fire (last worn here)

Back to leggings again today since it's a bit cool again today after two days in the high 20s.

Not sure why I'm bothering to post this since it's just a black line. Maybe to show off my convertible bra from Victoria's Secret?

After work today I had an appointment for a CT scan of my head at the hospital near the Eaton Centre so I went to the mall to kill time. I think a part of my soul died. What a lot of wank they sell there. Ugh!

Might be headed for my third sinus surgery. I'll discuss it with my ENT next month. Double UGH.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bohemian like you

I bought a blouse at a pop-up shop on Queen Street on Sunday so of course I had to wear it on Monday.

Blouse: Fitzroy Boutique pop-up shop
Skirt: Trapper Jane (last worn here)
Shoes: Fluevog Writes | Simone (last worn here though I'm sure I've worn them since last January)

First of all, I don't wear separates very often so wearing a skirt and blouse is different for me. Secondly, this is quite flowery, also not a typical choice for me.

That being said, I recently bought those flowery boots and flats from Fluevog. Maybe my style is evolving? Am I becoming girly in my early-mid-40s?

It's also quite sheer and flowy (if that's a word).

And a HI to the funky woman who stopped me at Queen and Spadina to tell me she likes my blog. *waves*

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Red and Gold

These photos are from May 22. I tried to take the photos in my usual space in the kitchen but every time I tried to take them someone was in there! WTF? 

So these were taken in Boardroom A.

Dress: Desigual (last worn here)
Shoes: Noa Noa (last worn here)

I haven't worn these shoes in 2 years? What is wrong with me?  I know I'm a fan of Fluevog but I own a lot of nice shoes of other brands which I should wear more often. I do love the t-straps.

The one thing I dislike about this dress is the big DESIGUAL logo on the back but I do love the patterns on the skirt.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dots and Skulls

Yesterday was a holiday in Canada, Victoria Day. Thank you Queen Victoria for giving me a day off work!

On the long weekend I went to a craft show in the Distillery District and I bought this little pinafore.

Dress: Emily Ryan (last worn here)
Scarf: Alexander McQueen (last worn here)
Pinafore: Atelier du Presbytère from Montreal
Tights: Hue (last worn here)
Shoes: Fluevog Prepares | Guide (last worn here)

I actually wore these shoes YESTERDAY too. What's wrong with me??

I want one of these pinafores for every day of the week!

What I like it is that it will be a good layering piece during the summer...

and it has this pocket which is great for my security pass and kleenex and the like.

and it has this little secret...

An Exclamation Point on the underside of the pocket!

(and I'm wearing my mouse ring which I recently reacquired because apparently I left it behind in Halifax.)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Birthday Party outfit

Though my birthday was on Thursday, I hosted a party at The Ballroom on Friday night. I had a blast and I hope my friends did too. Yesterday was a bit difficult as I struggled with a bit of a hangover. I'm feeling much better today.  Like Detective Murtaugh, I'm getting too old for this shit.

Here's what I wore with my new birthday boots.

Dress: Dorothy Perkins (last worn here)
Jeans: All Saints
Shoes: Fluevog Daily Miracles | Stunner

I'm wearing lacy socks in homage to Pretty In Pink or possibly the ZZ Top video for Legs.

Back is nothing special but the boooooots.

It's love.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Happy birthday to me! (yesterday)

Yesterday was my birthday, and coincidentally it was also International Fluevog Day! Double the reason to celebrate!

Here's what I wore for the 43rd birthday.

Dress: Melissa Bolduc from Fresh Collective
Shoes: Fluevog Presence | Impel in Bronze (last worn here)

Forgot to remove my dog tags. Whoops.

I like the wonky snaps on this dress which give it a little more visual appeal.

And I wore leggings...again! Stop the madness!

After work I went to the Queen Street Fluevog store to pick up some birthday shoes and to be in the "class photo" that is taken at 5:15. Apparently I'll get a copy of the photo autographed by John himself!

This DJ was in the house providing some entertainment. There was a young boy in the store who was mesmerized by him.

After the Fluevog visit I went to dinner with my friend Mary where I may have indulged in a few cocktails. Lychee martini? Don't mind if I do.

We got caught in a downpour, hence the drowned rat hair (apologies and good health wishes to Fred).

What shoes did I buy?  Something right outside of my usual comfort zone.

Daily Miracles | STUNNER in floral.

I'm in LOVE!

It was a perfectly lovely birthday.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It's fun to go to the A.N.T.S

I had a discussion with another woman in the office yesterday who tends to dress eclectically. She told me that she does tend to tone things down rather than pushing the envelope. I told her she should go for it and wear what she wants.

So in honour of that, I wore my craziest dress.


Dress: Charlotte Taylor (last worn here)
Leggings: American Apparel
Shoes: Fluevog Kitschy Kitschy Boom Boom | Liz (last worn here)

No one at work really batted an eye at this but on my walk home I got quite a few side eyes.

Leggings two days in a row! Do I sense a theme? Will I wear them tomorrow? Stay tuned.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dead dreams and dirty clothes

Here's the second dress I got from eShakti last week.

Dress: eShakti
Shoes: Marc (last worn here)

This dress is just the smidgiest smidge too tight but hopefully when I get back into the "going to the gym" groove I'll shrink a smidge and it will be fine.

I like the sheer back of it and the green dots and flowers.

It's not quite warm enough to go completely bare legged but bare foot is totally doable.

Bring on summer!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hey Sailor!

I got a new dress and it has proven to be a popular addition to my closet.

Dress: eShakti
Shoes: Fluevog Blind Faith Mid | Drew (last worn here)

I like to look at the clothes in eShakti's overstock section and this jumped out at me and was my size so I took the plunge.

Surprisingly there's no crinoline underneath it - the skirt just sticks out like that on its own! Sproing!

Not entirely sure if these shoes work with it but I hadn't worn them in a while so I retrieved them from under the bed. They are quite comfortable.

I posted a picture of them on instagram and got a great comment:

So… I am male and gay and have never ever ever had any desire whatsoever to drag (verb) at anytime in my life - Okay: That one period in the early 80s and I wanted to dress up as Annie Lennox but that's different. With that said, every once-and-awhile, if I walk past a nice women's clothing store and I see something I really like, I think "If I were a woman, I would wear that." My point? If I were a woman, I would wear those shoes. They are really wonderful. You, Madame, have very good taste in shoes and in garb.

That's some nice validation right there. Thanks

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hold tight for heartbreak, Buckle up for loneliness

Another skirt and blouse resurrected from the recent closet reorganization.

Blouse: J. Crew
Corset: Spaks Mannsspjarir from Reykjavik (last worn here)
Skirt: Ziliotto (last worn here)
Boots: Fluevog Presence | Intuit (last worn here)

This outfit was quite a hit! One coworker said it was her favourite out of all the outfits I've worn. It's certainly in my top 10.

Didn't notice that poster on the fridge until I saw these pictures. I'm going to have to move that!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Scarlet as a paper cut

I recently tried to bring some organization to my apartment, particularly to my closet. I had difficulty arranging my skirts and tops so they've just ended up in piles all over the place. In attempting to find a place for everything I rediscovered this skirt.

Necklace: Coal Miner's Daughter
Top: Anthropologie (last worn here)
Skirt: Jean-Paul Gaultier (last worn here)
Shoes: Fluevog 11th Hour booties (last worn here)

This is what I was wearing when someone complemented me in the elevator on being so colourful.

I like this skirt but it's a little big and I have trouble with long skirts because I tend to frequently step on the hems. Not sure that's enough of a reason to give this skirt up though.