Once, Twice…

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I know a dress is a good one when I want to wear it twice in three days. I picked up this blue and white, kaftan style midi dress with tie-front for $40, and turned the corner of the rack to find my friend holding the same one.

Super versatile and easy to wear, it was a perfect choice over jeans, for a very windy day, paired with a black leather jacket and ankle cowboy boots. On the patio and into the evening, it was comfortable and breezy.

Two days later I wore it for a day date with my nieces to the movies, ice cream and for a walk on the windy beach, paired with a long denim jacket, Topshop peep toe slides and whimsical earrings.

Aldo sunglasses, Zara moto jacket, Gap denim trench, Frye cowboy boots, Topshop leather peep toe boot and H&M dress.

I love the flora of this print, which reminds me of wallpaper or the plates we had in my house when I was growing up. And the tie front means that while it fits now, it will also be a cinch to cinch it when I have a waistline again!

Is there an outfit you are wearing on repeat this spring?

Peasants Feast.

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My very cool, radically humble friend, Erin, hosts a yearly event called peasants feast. You bring food and drink to share, and you share something of yourself. In past years I’ve seen mime, song, poetry, and video installations. This night always features some quirky entertainment, laughter and lots of surprises.

It always merits, for me anyway, a fabulous outfit.

Dress and boots: Zara

This year was no exception. There was the repotting a plant to the soundtrack of Beyond ThunderDome. A burlesque performance to Fever, Telling the story of the making of a femme fatale. Short stories. Canada Heritage minutes performed at rapid pace. A power point about the highs and lows of teacher-Life, with funny visuals of student work.

Cheers til next year.

Ps. The boots were an impulse purchase and I regret them not at all.

Feeling the Florals

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I love all seasons, but particularly love cold weather floral motifs. H&M has some blooms in stock right now that are cheap and cheerful, which I plan to wear year round.

Layered up and button fronted with a shaggy vest for a trip to the aquarium.

Or open, over a cherry red slip dress with lips to match.

and pssst: Matchy matchy. My polish never lasts more than two days so the chipped ones flip to the next colour. #nailhack

Check out some of the gorgeous flower power on offer and catch that bouquet before it’s gone.

When you choose a dress that gets 30+ compliments in one wear

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I walked by the dress, paused midstep, turned on my heel and walk straight into the store. Once I saw it, I knew I had to have it. Thank you H&M, for a dress that's equal parts Granny, BoHo, and romantic. If the colour hadn't sold me, the loose ruffled construction and drop waist would have.


For a day of seeing live theatre and enjoying one of the year's last lunches on a patio, this green midi dress, flat black boots and cat lady bag were a perfect fit.