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Monday, September 26, 2011


Sorry for bombarding you with endless photos of leaves, but it's just too beautiful to pass up! I don't know about where you live, but we're experiencing a near perfect autumn here on the prairies. It's nice and warm with a bit of a breeze, and while there are leaves on the ground, there are more than enough still on the trees in brilliant shades of red and golden yellow.

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I wasn't planning on posting an outfit today, but while I was wandering around taking photos of campus to share with my mom someone asked me if I'd like her to snap a photo of me in front of the trees. We chatted for a few minutes and she was really nice. Anyway, it turned out to be a full-body photo so I thought I'd share it here.

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These jeans are perfect (really - there was a tag on them that said "the perfect pants." I don't normally trust jeans, but these were right!) They're from Penningtons and are available here. I couldn't recommend them more, they really are the best jeans I've ever worn. They do run a bit large - I have 52" hips and I'm wearing a size 18. I'm also wearing yellow flats from Land's End, striped top from Old Navy, and a necklace from F21. The top and flats are both on sale for $15.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn Equinox

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Today was a perfect day for the first day of autumn, and I felt my outfit complimented the season quite well. Plaid, corduroy, loafers... and I love that it's cool enough to layer!


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Photo inspired by Kaylah of The Dainty Squid

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Cardigan & shirt from Walmart, belt came with this button up, thrifted pants, Land's End loafers, Reitmans necklace, and gifted watch

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The golden leaves right as the sun was setting were absolutely gorgeous - it looked as though they were glowing!

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What are your plans for the first weekend of fall? Whatever they are, I hope they're more fun than mine! I'm quite bad at managing my time, so this weekend I have a lot of schoolwork (and a few household chores) to catch up on. Hopefully I get the chance to do fun thing or two - I'd love to check out the city's thrift stores.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mabel Murple

Just a quick photo of what I wore today. It is nearly impossible to take outfit pictures in my room (which is about half the size of my dorm room last year). Thankfully I'm not to far from a lovely park, but I don't know what I'll do when winter sets in.

Please excuse how messy my desk is - I'm not the most organized person to begin with, but I had strep throat over the weekend so my desk is littered with pill bottles, pharmacy bags, and cough drops. Being sick when you're totally alone sucks!

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T-shirt, cardigan & skirt - Old Navy; tights c/o We Love Colors; Keds sneakers; gifted jewellery

Thursday, September 15, 2011

This evening

I just got back from a four hour bike riding and shopping excursion, so I thought I'd write this post while I'm still feeling great from the fresh air!

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Since moving to Regina I've made a little deal with myself to put off taking the bus until it is absolutely necessary. These means a lot of biking (of course!) and I couldn't be happier about that. It's one of the few forms of exercise that I actually enjoy, and it gives me the opportunity to see knew parts of the city. So when I wanted to head over to Penningtons and Old Navy I chose to cycle, even though it's a ways away from the university. Google Maps told me it would half an hour each way (and a 14km round trip) which sounded good to me. The map told me that a bike path from campus should take me most of the way there, and that was enough direction for me. Unfortunately once the bike path ended I got lost. And I continued to get even more lost. I got stuck in cul-de-sac after cul-de-sac (what's with wealthy people and streets that go no where?) but eventually found a proper street and continued on my way. I stopped for coffee at the wonderfully named Brewed Awakening, and when I asked the barista for directions I realized I wasn't too far away from my destination. Whew!

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What I wore: thrifted Joe Fresh dress, Old Navy cardigan, Walmart leggings, Payless boots

I got some really cute clothes, as well as great basics, but I'll leave those for another post (with better photographs!). I also bought some wonderful underwear - there's nothing better than a comfy new bra! I'm also feeling really good because the distaste I've been feeling for my body lately has been easing up. I know my body is great, but lately body-hate has been a manifestation of the overall stress that I've been feeling. Now, not only has my stress gone down, but I have new clothes that look fantastic, and my is happy about exercising. Yay body love!

I had a bit of an odd experience at Old Navy. I was looking at cardigans and a couple near-by were giggling and looking in my directions. They might as well have been pointing and laughing as I felt sure humiliation on my part would follow. But I always give people the benefit of the doubt (even when I probably shouldn't) so I looked over and said "can I help you?" The guy responded "yeah, can you help her pick out an outfit? She likes your style." I turned to the girl he was with and she said "this is awkward... but I wouldn't mind your help. It turned out that she had never been to an Old Navy before and wasn't sure what she wanted to get, and the guy was getting frustrated. So when I came up he asked here "well, do you like her style? Then ask her for advice." I didn't mind helping at all, but just a heads up that giggling and giving someone side glances is way more awkward then just going up to them and saying "I like your style, could you give me some advice?"

Considering how haphazard this blog post has been, I might as well throw in some photos of Regina, right? Right.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Summer in September

Greetings from Regina! I apologize for being quiet on the internet this past week while I was moving and settling into my new home. To be honest, I'm not particularly settled - but I'm sure that will come with time.

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It has been so hot in Saskatchewan (and, according to my parents and sister, the rest of western Canada). I'm used to the first week of September being hot, but that never stops me from dreaming of cool, autumn weather. The few minutes outside taking these photos was enough to leave me sweaty and dizzy - thankfully I've been able to spend most of my time in the air-conditioned indoors.

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This outfit was inspired by this outfit at the other emily. I recently stumbled across Emily's blog and quickly fell head over heels. Her style is sweet, classic, and bordering on perfection!

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Old Navy maxi skirt, Warehouse One tank, Walmart button-up shirt, Spring sandals, gifted bracelet & watch, thrifted gold chain necklace, & the rock necklace is from some touristy gift shop in Kananaskis

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pottery, part 2

Here's the second part of my pottery post (you can see the first part here)!


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday (to me)!

Yesterday I turned 19, making me of legal age everywhere in Canada! I had a birthday/going away party a few weeks ago with my friends, so yesterday was a low-key celebration with my parents and a family friend who happened to be in town. I had a really great day: I woke up to balloons and flowers from my parents, drank a lot of cold-brewed coffee, went out for brunch with my mom, and went for a big birthday dinner with my parents and our friend at Moxie's. Once again I don't have any photos with people (!) but I do have photos of my lovely gifts to share. Please don't think I value things more than people, but these things are really cute and receiving gifts from people I love always leaves me humbled by how lucky I am to have such wonderful people in my life.

Happy Birthday cupcake mug from Nicole; individually wrapped gifts from my sister that I opened throughout the day (so fun!)

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Daisies from my parents

cupcake candle (the sprinkles are such a cute touch!); gorgeous ring from my sister

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This cupcake smelled so good! A very realistic cake scent without being overpowering

A kit to make your own owl ipod cover; gorgeous card from Nicole

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Beautiful owl card from Steph

A handmade cupcake stuffie from my friend Erin. She's currently living on the other side of the country but before she left she made everyone cute little stuffies and gave them to one of our friends to share at appropriate occasions. So cute!

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Gorgeous bracelet from what my sister referred to as an "upscale Goodwill in Portland"

In 1992 the term "surfing the net" was coined, how cool is that?!; coffee press from my parents (from who I inherited my coffee addiction)

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A lovely vintage brooch from Stephanie


Thank you for letting me share the new (cute!) additions to my life. When I say that I am thankful for the wonderful people in my life that means you too! Blogging has been an important part of the past two years for me, and it is the kind people who read, follow, and comment on my blog that encourages me to continue blogging. Thank you! ♥