Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hiccups and Starbucks: skinny jeans, baseball top, and a fringy scarf and boots

Well, I guess it was bound to happen!!  Everything seemed to be going so smoothly with our move...but now??  We're definitely dealing with a bit of a "hiccup."  :(

styling skinny jeans and a baseball-style tee with a sherpa clutch and fringy scarf and boots

We still have no internet at our new home!!  And since my husband and I gave our tenant possession of the other condo yesterday, this blog post comes to you courtesy of the WiFi at my friendly neighbourhood Starbucks!!

baseball-style tee and fringy scarf

styling skinny jeans and a baseball-style tee with a sherpa clutch and fringy scarf and boots

Not that this is really any great hardship, of course...I'm there twice a day right now anyways (shhh - don't tell anyone!) to keep myself fuelled up for the ongoing "battle of the boxes!!"

fringy wedge boots

baseball-style tee and sherpa clutch

But Robin and I did manage to squeeze in a few moments to enjoy some sunshine in our new communal garden; it's a pretty little space...don't you agree?!

styling skinny jeans and a baseball-style tee with a sherpa clutch and fringy scarf and boots


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Monday, September 28, 2015

Settling in: faded skinny jeans, camo shirt, and a fringy crossbody bag

Can you do me a favour, dear readers??  If my husband and I ever get the crazy idea to move again, please, please, please...talk us out of it!!  ;)

styling an oversized camo shirt with skinny jeans and strappy shoes

Actually - other than being utterly exhausted (we've averaged about four hours of sleep a night since Thursday!) and slightly overwhelmed by all the unpacking still left to do - we really don't have any complaints; everything went exceptionally well!!

styling an oversized camo shirt with skinny jeans and strappy shoes

camo shirt, skinny jeans, strappy shoes, and fringy Steve Madden bag

We're still without internet at the new condo, though...so I'm camping out at our old place for a few hours while hubby completes some finishing touches for the tenant who's moving in October 1st.  My emails are definitely piling up; but what can I say??  This little blog of mine gets priority!!

styling an oversized camo shirt with skinny jeans

styling an oversized camo shirt

Since Robin and I are both back to work in a few short days, it will likely be several weeks yet before our new home is in "show off" condition...but when we're ready, do you think you'd enjoy a photo home tour instead of one of my regular outfit posts??  Please leave me a note and let me know!!


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Friday, September 25, 2015

Surviving chaos: flare jeans, floral tunic, grandpa cardigan, and leather beanie

I'm very envious of you right now, dear readers - comfortably ensconced (I imagine!) with your laptop and a steaming cup of coffee or tea...while I'm up to my knees in chaos and cardboard boxes!!

styling flare jeans with a belted floral tunic, grandpa cardigan, and leather beanie

Actually, I'm envious of the Monika here in these photos, too...it's still going to be a few days before I'm ready once again to put together a cute look like this seventies-inspired flare jeans combo!!

styling flare jeans with a belted floral tunic, grandpa cardigan, and leather beanie

belted floral tunic, grandpa cardigan, and Fossil bag

Setting up my walk-in closet is definitely on the priority list; once I get all my clothes and shoes unpacked and organized...well, everything else should just fall into place after that!!  ;)

flare jeans, grandpa cardigan, and Miz Mooz shoes

belted floral tunic, grandpa cardigan, and leather beanie

In the meantime, I have a go-to pair of jeans and my favourite boots at the ready for those inevitable runs to Starbucks; I may be in the middle of moving, but this fashion fan flatly refuses to "slum it!!"

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Almost set: plaid shirtdress, long cardigan, and chunky booties

This is it, dear readers!!  Ready or not...tomorrow is moving day!!

styling a plaid shirtdress with a long cardigan and chunky booties

And yes - despite our hard work all these past weeks, I have a feeling it's going to be a looong night tonight!!  Besides, who the heck could sleep on the eve of such major excitement...am I right?!

styling a plaid shirtdress with a long cardigan and chunky booties

blue and green plaid shirtdress, long cardigan, and accessories

I'm glad I had the foresight to squeeze a few extra photoshoots into our already busy schedule recently; even though I haven't been managing to stop by any of my favourite blogs  - sniff! - since Robin and I began this new condo adventure of ours, the very least I can do is reward your visits here with ongoing outfit inspiration (I hope!!)

plaid shirtdress with a long cardigan, chunky booties, and pebble-textured satchel

blue and green plaid shirtdress, long cardigan, and accessories

Please keep your fingers crossed that we get settled as quickly as possible; I can't wait to finally put up my feet in our brand new home...and finally catch up with all of you, too!!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Crunch time: slouchy cargo pants with a mustard cardi and floppy hat

The week that I've been both incredibly excited - and terribly anxious! - about has finally arrived!!  This is it...we're moving on Thursday!!

styling slouchy cargos with a drapey mustard-yellow cardigan, Nine West heels, and a floppy hat

Which means there won't be a whole lot of words to go along with my outfit photos for the next few posts, dear readers!!  I'm determined to stick to my schedule and bring you a brand new look every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday...

styling slouchy cargos with a drapey mustard-yellow cardigan, Nine West heels, and a floppy hat

slouchy cargos with a drapey mustard-yellow cardigan, white tank, and floppy hat

...but I also know my time is going to be even more limited as we get closer and closer to D-Day.  I'm still doing my regular hours at the veterinary clinic for the first half of the week; and somehow, that last "little" bit of packing we still need to do??  It's proving to be the most challenging yet!!

drapey mustard-yellow cardigan, white tank, and zebra-striped Fossil bag

drapey mustard-yellow cardigan, white tank, and floppy hat

Seriously - I didn't realize just how many pairs of shoes (and boots!) I own until I started pulling them out and boxing them up.  I sure hope my new walk-in closet can handle the onslaught!!  :D

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Status quo: boyfriend jeans, plaid blouse, and major pumps!

Well, dear readers, I'm happy to report that the "magical" tea I mentioned on Wednesday has made quite a difference - I'm not coughing nearly as much as I was a couple of days ago!!  Thank goodness!!

styling boyfriend jeans with a sleeveless plaid blouse and Sam Edelman pumps

Other than that??  Things are pretty much in a holding pattern around here while my husband and I count down to the big day...I can't believe we only have six sleeps to go now until we're handed the keys to our brand new kingdom!!  ;D

styling boyfriend jeans with a sleeveless plaid blouse and Sam Edelman pumps

boyfriend jeans and Sam Edelman pumps

I'm reasonably confident that we've got most of our "to do" list checked off at this point, but it's amazing how many little details still pop up; everything from remembering to update our condo insurance...to having our mail forwarded to the new address!!  And I literally spent hours last night making sure our household budget is perfectly in order (my hubby will tell you - I'm just slightly OCD when it comes to financial matters!!)

boyfriend jeans, plaid blouse, Sam Edelman pumps, and Elvis & Kresse bag

sleeveless plaid blouse, oversized hoop earrings

But since it's Friday, I think I might take the afternoon off for a bit of retail therapy; I've yet to set foot in Winners or Forever 21 since this whole moving excitement began...but Bed Bath & Beyond??  That's a whole other story!!

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 (By the way...don't forget that my friend Dawn of Fashion Should Be Fun is hosting her weekly Fun Fashion Friday linkup!!  I hope you'll come along with me for a visit!!)


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tea time: a denim pencil skirt with a lacy top, sleeveless coat, and booties

It's pretty rare for me to get sick - I'll catch a cold maybe once every couple of years - but with the excitement, stress, and sleeplessness of these past two months, I'm suddenly dealing with one heck of a nasty cough!!

styling an acid-wash denim pencil skirt with a lacy top, sleeveless linen coat, and booties

Luckily, I don't really feel under the weather...but it certainly makes my job at the veterinary clinic, where I'm answering the phone and talking with clients all day long, a bit challenging!!  It got so bad yesterday afternoon that my boss wanted to send me to emergency; but I managed to appease him by booking an appointment with my family doctor instead.

styling an acid-wash denim pencil skirt with a lacy top, sleeveless linen coat, and booties

acid-wash denim pencil skirt, lacy top, sleeveless linen coat, and box bag

The verdict??  It's "just" a virus...which means that a prescription for antibiotics won't help (everyone knows that by now, I hope?!)  I still stopped at the drugstore on my way home, though; a friend told me about a medicinal tea that's like a "miracle in a mug" when it comes to coughing!!

acid-wash denim pencil skirt, lacy top, and sleeveless linen coat

Elvis & Kresse box bag, Wishbone Collection booties

Let's hope the tea does the trick...I've got quite enough stuff on this plate of mine already, thank you very much!!  ;)

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Toil and trouble: printed maxi-dress, corset belt, and denim jacket

With all the brouhaha surrounding our upcoming move, I almost forgot that - drum roll, please! - it's my second Blogiversary tomorrow!!

styling a printed maxi-dress with a corset belt and denim jacket

Is it wrong for me to be proud of the fact that I haven't missed a single one of my regularly scheduled Monday/Wednesday/Friday posts??  And let me tell you, there were most definitely times in the past two years when sticking to my guns was really tough...like working around those darn crutches for five whole weeks after I broke my foot!!

styling a printed maxi-dress with a corset belt and denim jacket

printed maxi-dress, Franco Sarto wedges, and orange suede bag

This moving thing, though??  I'm starting to feel like it might have all those other challenges beat!!  It's sooo hard to focus on anything else right now...but putting on a cute outfit for a quick trip to Starbucks (or Home Depot!) at least allows me an hour or two to escape the mayhem that is currently my life!!

printed maxi-dress, denim jacket, and orange suede bag

styling a printed maxi-dress with a corset belt and denim jacket

This afternoon, my hubby and I have our official "walk-through" with the condo developer on the agenda; there's a light at the end of that proverbial tunnel, dear readers...and it's getting closer all the time!!

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Heaven can't wait: printed pants, chambray shirt, and a summer fedora

Oh boy, dear readers...I am utterly done with living - for a whole month now! - in what's felt like nothing more than a storage locker!! 

styling printed pants with a chambray shirt, strappy platform shoes, and a summer fedora
There are definitely plenty of advantages to small places like the one-bedroom condo that's been our home for the past fifteen years; day-to-day housekeeping, for example, is a snap...and wintertime heating bills?? Virtually non-existent!!

styling printed pants with a chambray shirt, strappy platform shoes, and a summer fedora
styling printed pants with a chambray shirt, strappy platform shoes, and a metal and leather bracelet
But a major disadvantage is the inability to escape the disarray that happens as a consequence of things like renovations (been there, done that!)...or preparing for a move!!  There's absolutely no spare room to stack boxes or store paint cans...and my hubby and I have the bruises and stubbed toes to prove it!! 

chambray shirt, printed pants, zebra-printed Fossil bag, metal and leather bracelet
printed pants, chambray shirt, and a summer fedora
I'm quite literally counting the days until we give up our currently claustrophobic conditions for a bit of breathing room...did I happen to mention that our new home has thirteen-foot ceilings?!  That's sounding like a slice of "heaven on earth" right about now!!  ;)

styling printed pants with a chambray shirt, strappy platform shoes, and a summer fedora
(But since I still have two weeks to go, I'm heading on over to Fashion Should Be Fun...it's Fun Fashion Friday, after all!!  Hope to see you there, too!!)

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