Wear: New, new, new

I got my very first ModCloth order! I bought a few lovely things, almost none of which fit. I tell myself they will, soon.

I have a real problem with not wearing everything new all at once, and here I am wearing three new purchases in one outfit: socks, shoes, blouse.

I bought the Whistler’s Sister blouse because I don’t own a single white blouse and thought it would be a nice addition to my wardrobe. When I got it, I was absolutely enamored by it! The sleeve detail is so much more special than I imagined, and I think really makes it a unique piece.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t come close to closing over my chest. I thought on it, and decided to try to wear it under a vest I knew covered most of my bra, and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
Blouse, Whistler’s Sister , ModCloth
Pleated Skirt, H&M
Pinstripe Vest, Maker’s of True Originals
Socks & Shoes, Forever21
Pendant, Le Chateau Outlet when I was 16.

I carried my red and white carpet bag, adorned with a brooch gifted to me in Toronto – with little shoe and bag charms. I love this brooch, but it’s a bit large to wear on my clothes. I thought this was a nice way to incorporate it into my daily wear.

Read: That Extra Half an Inch

In 1996, I was 13 years old, and I loved the Spice Girls.

Yeah, I said it.

I recorded the ‘Wannabe’ music video on VHS and learned all of Victoria Adams’ moves. My sister and I (4 years younger, and lover of all things sporty, including Mel C.) would stand in the living room in front of the TV and sing along, jumping, dancing and laughing all the way. And singing. Probably poorly.

My mom got in on the action when ‘Stop’ came out. She insisted, though, that the lyrics were ‘Stop right now, turn yourself around’.

I love the Spice Girls, and I wanted to BE Posh.

I dragged my sister to see them when they came to Montreal for the reunion tour and I may have cried a little. I know I danced. A lot. My crappy point-and-shoot ate batteries like mad, and I used six or seven pairs that night. I took video of Victoria’s catwalk strut, and gave my business card to a girl who had a much better camera next to me, asking her to send me the photos she had taken (she didn’t).

I still love the Spice Girls. I still want to BE Posh.

So when I came upon That Extra Half An Inch in the bookstore, I may have squeed a little.

I wasn’t expecting a whole lot in the content department, but I was surprised. It is witty, funny, and seems genuine. She doesn’t paint herself as a high-maintenance popstar, but a busy mum. A busy mum with a line of jeans, sunnies, and footballer husband, sure, but a real person with concerns about her bum, comfort, and which-shoes-go-with-that-bag.

That Extra Half An Inch was really fun to read, I smiled through the whole thing, and laughed out loud on the bus once or twice.

There are a few points where it does seem a bit like an advertisement for dVB jeans (with just the right amount of stretch in the denim, apparently) – but all in all I think it was a great book with valuable information in it. If you can call “if you’ve got your knockers out, cover up your pins” valuable, and I think I can.

Also, the bright pink petticoat she wears in a few of the photos may have (almost certainly) cemented my ‘need’ for a petticoat. Maybe.

Celebrate: 27th Birthday

I turn 27 in about 15 minutes. On Saturday, my friends and I celebrated with a fancy dress picnic. I wore my Isaac Mizrahi dress from Target, a new navy blue square dancing petticoat I got on Ebay, my favourite fancy headband from F21, and navy blue heels by Michael Antonio.

To add a little interest to the plain dress, I clipped an 80s clip on earring to the neckline, and wore my pink, blue, and aqua dome ring from F21, and a simple silvertone bracelet from Zellers.

It was a great party, and hopefully new photos will appear soon.

Moved!

I’ve moved house and unpacked at least the wardrobe boxes. Unfortunately, my new apartment is so much smaller than the last that I have nowhere to put : shoes, handbags, and about half my hanging clothes items. Hurray!

I suppose I could purge, but I intensely don’t want to.

Wear: Favourite Things

I own a boatload of things. This set shows my favourites, I think.
I don’t yet own the bow-clutch, but it will be mine. Soon.

Isaac Mizrahi for Target dress, in Ebony – Target
Betsey Johnson Terra in Red – DJPremium
Betsey Johnson Bow-tiful clutch – Winners
Feather hair clip – Forever21
Garbo Floral Necklace – Beyond the Rack (pictured is a bit different than the one I have, but close).

Maybe when I unpack I’ll wear this outfit as one. It sort of goes.

Other favourites:
My Lollipops Paris bag in purple leather with black lace
My Betseyville Zebra print tote
Christian Siriano for Payless cage booties
Hand-knit capelet

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