Saturday, August 16, 2014

Aleida





Dress: Anthropologie / Earrings: Anthropologie / Bracelet: Stella & Dot

In a pinch, I needed something to wear to my cousin's wedding a couple of weekends back, so I went to trusty ol' Anthropologie and picked up this dress. I also decided to treat myself to new earrings. After all, I've been working really hard lately! If I'm to be honest, I'll say that I don't totally love this dress. The print on the bottom half of the dress is not my favourite. But the top is well structured, made of sturdy fabric, and is well fitted. Despite my distaste for the bottom pattern, I think this dress is quite versatile and can be worn to work and transitioned easily between seasons.

That's my quick review of this dress. I hope everyone is having a good summer!

Friday, August 1, 2014

July Photo: Relax




Summer is the perfect time to relax. Except, I haven't had much time for it as my work life, at times, is spilling into my personal life. Blogging, exercise, trying new recipes, and some major life planning tasks have gone by the way-side. Yoga and Meditation have been my go-to stress management technique for the last 2 months and for a few brief moments I can forget about the day and just quiet my mind.  Although I would like some extended relaxation time, I'll take these few minutes each day for now. Namaste.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Forever Jumpsuits



 Jumpsuit: Forever21 / Shoes: Seychelles

It's been so long since I posted an outfit on the blog! I haven't had much time for blogging lately, but I managed to snap a few shots of my new favourite summer uniform over the weekend and I absolutely had to share. I've never thought I could wear rompers or loose fitting soft pants because of my body type and my age. It's hard to find a one piece that fits a body that is bigger on the bottom than it is on top. This particular jumpsuit is a little loose in the bust area but I solved that problem with a black bandeau. Overall I'm happy with the look and feel of this jumpsuit. It is the most comfortable thing I've worn in a long time. I'll be wearing onesies like this one all summer long!

Friday, June 6, 2014

"Rad Runs This Town"


32642, Free Agent, Amy Clark, 32643, Free Agent, Marie Sawa

32642, Free Agent, Amy Clark, 32643, Free Agent, Marie Sawa

CMR5b

CMR6b

I don't usually post photos of my friends here on the blog, but I had such a RAD (pun intended) time at the Color Me Rad 5k run last weekend that I just had to share. The Sporting Life 10k two weeks before was high stress and nerve-racking. This was the complete opposite. This event is a perfect activity for a get together with girlfriends or even families with small children. Has anyone ever done anything like this before? I highly recommend!

Friday, May 30, 2014

May Photo: Flowers

This month's photo theme was, by far, my favourite. I could photograph flowers all day long! I used to buy my pre-arranged bouquets from Whole Foods but I've decided to start arranging my own. The flower shop down the street has a much larger selection and is a little easier on the pocketbook. Since they were in season, I paired these small flowers with a purple bunch of tulips. Sometimes I secretly wish I could quit my desk job and become a florist.
 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

OSG Cookbook: Chana Masala


This is my new favourite cookbook and I am obsessed!  Even though I eat meat occasionally, I still like a good vegetarian and dairy free meal every now and then. The first recipe I tackled was the Quick and Easy Chana Masala. It was quick, it was easy, and it was one of the tastiest Chana Masala's I've ever had. This recipe is great to make on a Sunday so that you can pack the leftovers for lunch during the work week. Even if you don't follow a vegan diet, this cookbook is a must have for any kitchen.



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Photo: Lunch





Lunch! That was the theme for April's photo and I am excited to share our new favourite sandwich shop with you. Sky Blue Sky is a sandwich lovers dream. There are so many delicious choices, they accommodate food allergies, and the shop is named after a Wilco album/song. Win, win, win. We'll definitely be stopping by here for picnic sandwiches and sodas.