Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone has a great New Years Eve & Day!! Tomorrow I'll be blogging about some of my 2011 goals so please stay tuned:)

Much Love & Happy Living!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Splurge VS Steal

I've wanted these boots for a year from Belstaff in the U.K

But at 333GBP or roughly 513$CDN there is no way ever I could justify buying them


Curvy Everyday just got these from Naturalizer for Christmas

I found some in a Distressed Brown in my size from Zappos which I'll order tomorrow after busting my butt to get to the bank before it closes at 3pm.  I'll have them shipped to my childhood BFF for free and then she'll forward them to me.
I'm quite excited as these are 100$ USD and then it will be around 25$ to have them shipped to me in Alberta.  I'm also killing two birds as I needed a pair of brown boots and now I'll have them.

SOOOOO I'm calling these my late Christmas/post Boxing Day boots!!!!

:Happy Boot Dance::

Much Love & Happy Living!!!

EDITED TO ADD: Boots may be a no go now:(  have to find out if they will fit my calves or not  ...I may cry 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Reining it in

Its a big shopping sales day in stores and online but I managed to be very good and aside from a stop at Future Shop for some on sale video games and a new case for my phone I have NOT bought anything on sale.

Wednesday however, I will be going to IKEA and picking up some things as my 2011 project is to turn the 2nd bedroom into a dressing room/guest bedroom. 

Some things on my wishlist to look at

Malm Dressing Table (IKEA)
Sofa Bed (IKEA)

And a mirror (IKEA)

and some wall lamps for proper lighting (IKEA)

Drapes (Top ones: Target  Bottom Ones: Jysk)

Of course I also need to solve my bike storage problem but I think in the end I'll get it all figured out with some re-arranging and purging.  

I also need a full length mirror and put my artwork up too and it should be a real haven while getting ready for work or to go out.

Did you go nuts on Boxing Day or did you restrain yourself?

Much Love & Happy Living!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Outfit of the Day


This is how I imagined the outfit in my head though I may swap out the v-neck sweater for a sleeveless cardigan as my office tends to run on the hot side.   I'll also wear socks with the boots as its just how I roll.  

Much Love & Happy Living!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ideas Please

How would you wear this cardigan ?? Other than with jeans
Also, I don't have a photo yet but I just acquired a black pencil skirt with suspenders:)  I can't wait to post up pictures of it.

Much Love & Happy Living

P.S.  Tomorrow for work I want to figure out how to wear these fake Uggs that arrived last week
I'm thinking maybe skinny jeans, long top and a sweater.  I have these ballet flats to wear when I am at work

Well so much for that

I didn't bust my Sephora budget today because I ended up going elsewhere for polish as it wasn't cheap at Sephora.

My outfit
I think this wider belt suits me much better than the other one I had before (in previous entries) and the velvet skirt is one of the two skirts I had shortened recently.  Its slightly too short to my liking but I still like it better than a floor length one.  (New belt from Torrid, J.Jill skirt from eBay, Gray drape top from Winners)

This is the nail polish I picked up today from OPI
Its Bastille My Heart which another blogger has mentioned that she likes too:) Its a great shade of dark red and tonight I'll try and paint my nails....::fingers crossed:::
I also picked up tea and some treats to have with my tea too.  I'll watch a movie tonight and snuggle on the sofa tonight.

Much Love & Happy Living!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The 25$ Sephora Challange

I know that Sephora can be a magical and expensive wonderland to visit but I have a challenge to spend only 25$(with taxes 26.26) tomorrow.

I have nail polish so far on my list.  Something in a lush dark red/burgundy or deep violet.  Maybe some emery boards(think they are pretty inexpensive) but if you had a limit what you spend most of your 25$ on?  I'm scent free though so any perfumes or really smelly things are a no go. 

Much Love & Happy Living

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I love Colors

For a Future order.  I'm learning to embrace bright pops of colour! today I wore my plaid skirt (for sure laundry today tomorrow!) with bright teal tights from We Love Colors.    I think I may go down a size though as there was a lot of excess "tight" to pull up

I also got some shoes, boots and my Torrid belts in the mail so I'll try and get some photos with me wearing them up by Wednesday at the latest!!!!  Plus some other goodies hopefully heehee

Much Love & Happy Living!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

P.S. Addition to Christmas List

I really want this button wrap from Chloe Angus!! 

You can visit her website which has a video showing different ways to wear the wrap.  I'm adding one in wool in Scarlett to my wishlist:)  

P.S.  Chloe Angus is also a Canadian Company!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I love blue:)

It wasn't too cold today so I decided to wear my short boots with my newly altered plaid skirt. The boots were 20$ plus shipping from eBay.  They are fake Ugg boots from L.L. Bean and I totally love them.   I am having a hard time figuring out what to wear with them other than skinny jeans and they probably weren't the best choice for today but I really love them and they are great on slushy/icey sidewalks.

My photographer aka hubby is out of town so this is the only shot I could get at 6am. 

Some other recent eBay finds

I think the paisley skirt will get shortened too depending on where it falls when I try it on.  Now to find a nice corduroy skirt or pants:)  

Much Love & Happy Living!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Christmas Wishlist

These are some things on my wishlist


Perfect for the clueless husband:)

2.Bright Colour Wool Coat (JC Penney)

3. Suede Boots/booties (Naturalizer)

4. Sweaters (Old Navy)

5. Knee length Skirts (Talbots)

6.Sterling Silver Jewelry (from

8. Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer in Martha Stewart Blue
9. Fiestaware in Periwinkle (discontinued colour)

10. New Bakeware (Noritake)

11. New Cell Phone (Samsung)

12. Flat Iron

Whats on your wishlist this year?

Much Love & Happy Living!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bits and Bobbins

I have today off YAYYYY so i thought it would be time for a nice, long and much overdue blog entry.
1st some new things

plus some Suede mid-calf ugg type boots from LL Bean.  All from eBay and either new or new to me in excellent condition. 

Also, remember this skirt:
I really like the plaid skirt and the black velvet one above but silly me!! I didn't pay attention to the length measurements in the item description and I think they are way too long on me.  So this morning I took both to the tailor just across the street from me and am having them shortened to just above the knee....I pick them up on Saturday.  I forgot to ask the tailor to save the leftover plaid fabric for DIY projects but hopefully she will anyways. 

I also got a gorgeous teal/jade dress and a gray top but I'll get pictures of them another time to blog about.  Both are new to me are in excellent condition and quite the deal too. 

Another impulse eBay purchase were these fleece lined tights

I wont say what I paid for shipping for three pair because you would totally give me hell for it but all I can say is Buyer Beware! However they were the only place I could truly plus size winter tights.  I got a pair in black, gray and navy blue.

The package says they will fit up to 250lbs and they probably will but I will say that they will for sure fit better if you are either under 5'8, way less than 250lbs or a combination of both.  I keep having to hitch them up every few hours which is only slightly annoying but tedious nonetheless. 
I wore a pair yesterday in -15 weather with a skirt and then again today in -10-ish weather. My legs were warm but not super warm. I may consider pair them with silk long underwear in anything colder than -20.  They are nice and thick though. 
They also make footless tights so I may buy a pair while paying attention the to high shipping better next time lol  

Much Love & Happy Living!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Upcoming Post

I apologize that I haven't been blogging lately. My new job,plus the holidays, plus my husband working out of town pretty much every week has had me frazzled. 

I am off on Wednesday and have a nice long post planned, including the arrival of some new and new to me clothes and a plus size fleece line tights review:)  

I also have some clothes shopping trips planned and look! A nifty new hat:)
Much Love & Happy Living!!


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