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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


today's outfit

This outfit, that I wore yesterday, is so versatile! It wore it to work, on a date, and to visit my Grandma, and it felt totally appropriate for all three occasions. I thrifted this skirt the other day and I love it! It's the perfect high-waisted denim skirt and I love the four buttons at the waist. I had a really good day yesterday, and I felt gorgeous to boot!


flowers and blue

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Skirt - thrifted Addition Elle, size 20
T shirt - Old Navy, size XXL
Flats - Payless, size 11
Scarf - Joe Fresh
Ring - locally made sale in Camrose
Book bag - part of my "work uniform"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Happy Summer Solstice! I hope you all had a good day and, more importantly, a wonderful summer to come. Edmonton's been getting a lot of rain lately, but the rain let up and we had a sunny Summer Solstice, it was absolutely lovely.

I've been feeling quite inspired lately, and I've been trying to fit this into my day to day life. Here are a few ways I was able to!

I absolutely love this cute, hassle-free way of displaying photographs! It was inspired by my sister, who I'm sure was inspired by someone else.

floral nails
Summery floral nails, inspired by these nails on tumblr.

Style inspiration collage.

Thrifted glasses and plates. I love vintage dishware so much, especially when they're affordable ($1 each)!

iced passion tea
And... iced Tazo passion tea to celebrate the start of summer. Iced tea is summer staple of mine, and Tazo passion tea is my absolute favourite. My order at Starbucks during the warmer months is a venti light ice, half-sweetened iced passion tea lemonade. It's worth that mouthful!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Blue roses

As someone who deals with depression, I always treat the completing of simple tasks like huge accomplishments. Productivity is a subjective concept, and while my idea of productive is probably more lenient than most, I'm always sure to recognize even my smallest accomplishments. I do sort of the same thing with turning small outings into exciting adventure. Why not make life more exciting, right?

Today I didn't work, so I decided to make a blog post! I was about to leave this afternoon when I got a text saying there was a tornado warning. It turned out just to be a watch, but I still decided it would be best not to risk being outside, should the storm worsen. But, since I already had my boots laced I decided to go for a little walk down Whyte. Living in one of Edmonton's best neighbourhoods (in my biased opinion) is wonderful! Good coffee, cute & quirky shops, delicious Indian food, a large bookstore... all within 4 blocks from my house!

I didn't wear anything mind-blowing today, but it's nice to share the casual outfits too.

rain, rain
My new Wicked headphones. I haven't purchased new headphones in years (seriously, I'd been using a single earbud for almost a month) but it was time. I'm happy with the quality, especially for the price. $30 for these headphones and a pair of earbuds.

Umbrella - thrifted
Wrinkly spring coat & leggings - Walmart, size 3X


$6 boots
I absolutely love my new boots. They were only $6 ($50 originally) from Payless! They very comfortable and practical and I like the way they look. My partners think they're hot!


Butter chicken
Butter chicken from the Spice Grill, a new Indian place on Whyte & 108th. So good!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Hello again all! I'm going to refrain from apologizing for not posting in so long because doing that every ten days for the rest of the summer could easily become redundant. Blogging is way more fun when it's a hobby rather than a responsibility and I'd like to keep it that way! I've started a new job (I'm working for Statistics Canada while we're conducting the census) and after not working in two years it's hard to get used to. Time management has never been my thing, and a new job combined with two new relationships (combined with the fact that being back in Edmonton still feels like a holiday of sorts) has left little time for blogging, or any online happenings to be honest. I'm having tonnes of fun, when I'm not stressed, but I need to work on finding a bit more balance in my life. I've been quite stressed with regards to making life choices lately, and I've recently decided to move back to Edmonton for good. I'm really excited about that, and I'm sure I'll be writing more about it in the future.

Pride 2011

This past Saturday was the Edmonton Pride parade. Like last year, I walked in the parade with Youth Understanding Youth, a queer youth group that I attended in grade 12. Pride was, once again, so much fun! One of my favourite things about the day of the Pride parade is the sense of community. Wandering through crowds of face-painted, like-minded individuals - bumping into old friends and making brand new ones - is just incredible. I recognized a women who had performed some powerful poetry at Slut Walk the Saturday prior, and we talked a bit. I also met a ridiculously awesome girl who recognized me from the Fatshionista LJ community. I was so flattered when she approached me, as I'd been admiring her cute sequin poncho and general awesomeness since the beginning of the parade! We talked for a while and decided to be best friends. And then as though my day hadn't already been made, she gave me her card! I've always wanted a cute business card to hand out to potential friends. (Is that odd? I just think of it as networking.) What would my card say? Potter? Blogger? Iced coffee drinker extraordinaire? Potential best friend? I'm thinking all of the above! Anyways, the girl I met expressed interest in a fat Edmonton event, if it were to happen. Right now Fat Edmonton is something I very much want to happen, but I don't know if I have the energy to do it. Hopefully Edmonton will experience some full-fat flavour this summer, and when it does you'll be the first to know! Community-building, right? It's wonderful!

Pride 2011 outfit

Excuse the awkward cropping. I wanted to share what I wore while respecting my friends' privacy, and I didn't get a better photo of my outfit. The skirt is one you've seen before, and the... boob-covering device is a strategically tied scarf from American Apparel.

I actually haven't worn anything sleeveless/strapless in years. Not because I don't want to show off my fat arms, but because I hate my armpits. I mean, I'm not a fan of armpits in general, but I'm super insecure about mine. I decided to bite the bullet, and I'm glad I did! Being ashamed of my scarred armpits is no different than being ashamed of my fat arms. We can't pick and choose which parts of our body are worthy of respect and call that body acceptance! (And besides, it's not like I was walking around with my arms in the air. Baby steps, right?) Unfortunately, after not seeing the sun in years, my shoulders burned something awful. After that, it was too painful to raise my arms! Even now I'm sure I could fry an egg on my shoulder. (Is there a market for that?) Anyways, since making the first step I'm hoping this summer will give me a chance to get more comfortable showing off my arms, sort of like last summer did for baring leg.

Sorry for rambling on for so long! Writing this post has actually got me really excited to start blogging more, so I'm sure you'll here from me again soon. In the mean time, I hope you all had a good weekend!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Science Fiction, Double Feature

Last Saturday I saw Rocky Horror at the Garneau Theatre with a few of my friends. It was amazing, to say the least! I've loved Rocky Horror for a long time, but this was my first time seeing it in theatres. It was so much fun!


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science fiction, double feature

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rocky horror

Sequin blazer - belongs to a friend (although it's been in my possession for a year now)
Striped t-shirt - Old Navy size XXL
Bodycon skirt - Ricki's size 18
Fishnets - Spanx size E
Boots - Walmart size 11