Monday, March 14, 2011

Merry-Go-Round: March 14, 2011

Photo by saeba

Happy Pi day! Hope you are all having a good Monday. If not, maybe I have something to cheer you up?

  • Sour Skitles: The red ones are amazing, and the extra sugar on the outside just makes it better. This is sort of strange and morbid, but I never really liked this candy until our cat, also named Skittles, died recently. RIP kitty...

  • Having someone to talk to: In this case, the boyfriend. A couple nights ago I was feeling down. Normally I'm too shy and self-conscious to talk about my problems but he's really good at getting me to talk, and then being very understanding and rational in his response. He helps me see things as they really are and gives me advice about what to do. I'm so glad I have someone that I can finally open up to...even if it still takes some prodding. Couldn't ask for anyone better.<3

  • America's Next Top Model: One of my favorites shows. It's mostly the photo shoots I like to see because they're pretty creative. This season I think Hannah is my favorite - she's adorable. Mikaela has some crazy bone structure too.

  • Documentaries A friend got me interested in watching some of these on netflix and my sister got me into them again. I'd recommend Urban Explorers and Tapped if you are interested in checking some out.

  • Painted Trees Curtis Killorn paints dead trees in Colorado and they are amazing. The bright colours help to bring out the beautiful shapes of the branches.

And finally, a little video. Relax and watch a whirlwind pick up sheets of plastic and twirl them in the air.

Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Japan in this difficult time.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

What I Wore on a Photo Adventure

Photo by LauraShe

Last Sunday I went on an adventure with a couple friends in hopes of getting some nice shots of the city.

What I'm wearing:

We chose the Joyce-Collingwood area, but it was a let down. Maybe in spring! We went from there to Main Street and followed False Creek to Granville Island. There were dogs, shacks above the water, spinning chairs, and giant birds!

Photo by Laurashe

You can see my outfit on Lookbook as well Wanna be... by Laura S. More photos from the trip will be uploaded to flickr in the future.

Photo by Laurashe

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Growth as a blogger

Photo by sa_ku_ra

I learned very quickly after hitting the publish button on my last post that I had made a mistake. My lesson: I am not a fashion blogger and do not want to be one. While I have had fun with fashion week fashion is not something I have a very good knowledge of. I had nothing interesting to say about the outfits or designers and if I did it would embarrassingly newbish. Most likely there will still be posts on style in my blog but of a much more casual nature, only about what I have personally learned through my own trials and tribulations and want to share.

I want to know what you think! Please vote in the poll to the right, below the about me section and leave any comments you have here. I know this is a small little blog with few fans, but if you are reading this right now I truly appreciate it and want to know why you come here, what you expect in terms of content, and what you'd like to see more or less of.

The Problogger book is now with me everywhere I go so that I can learn more and keep growing as a blogger. Finding a real niche has been a bit difficult; I'm the type of person that dabbles in this and that without getting really good at one thing. Sticking with things is hard as I tend to run out of things to say pretty quickly, but I really do enjoy blogging! I want to keep doing it and hopefully you want to keep reading. :)

As always

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fashion Week (image heavy)

This week has definitely been all about fashion! I started wardrobe taming last week, and found out it was New York Fashion Week about the same time. This is the first time I've paid any attention to it and I have to say I've been missing out! I saw a few of the shows on the last couple days via live streams online. Here are some of my favorites.

Orscar De La Renta

Anna Sui


Betsey Johnson

I'm getting updates from the shows on my twitter from @MBFashionWeek . It's quite exciting and I'm not sure why! Vancouver Fashion Week is coming up in April and though the details haven't been posted yet, I'm hoping it's not too expensive to go. Fashion shows seem like a blast of luxury.

Note:These photos were not taken by me and belong to their respective owners.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

What I Wore to work 09/02/11

Photo by LauraShe

As promised, here is my first outfit! After work we went out to dinner to celebrate the recent promotions and raises my boyfriend and co-workers received, so this is me putting a tiny bit more effort in to looking nice.

What I'm wearing:

Smart Set happens to be one of my favorite stores, particularly for work clothes. They have lots of sales and the one in the Central City mall has one of the best dressing rooms I've seen. I think it's just about time for another visit!

"Work 09.02.11" by Laura S on

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wardrobe Make-over

Photo by emma.kate

One of my 'resolutions' for the year is to develop a style and dress better. All too often I see a picture of myself and am disappointed with what I see. Those jeans I though fit? Yeah, not so much. I like clothes, shopping, and style so the fact that I'm defaulting to ultra boring t-shirts and jeans is terrible! Sure, it's cold and rainy in Vancouver now, but that's no excuse to be covered up in a not-so-cute waterproof coat most of the day!

When someone walks by with a nice outfit and confidence I take notice; it's like saying 'Hello world, I'm here! I have it all together!' It's definitely a better message than ' I just threw something together, I don't care'. Who would you rather be friends with, date, give a job to? No it's not the most important thing to look good - what you are like on the inside always wins out in the end - but first impressions count for something too. Beside, you can be gorgeous in and out anyway!

I have begun building a new wardrobe. T-shirts and jeans will still be there, only better fitting and more eye-catching. I'm going to go through Gala's Wardrobe Taming over the next week to help define a style and figure out exactly what I want to say to the world as well.

This of course means more shopping... no complaints there! ;) My first trip was last weekend and I managed to get some things I'd normally shy away from, including a printed dress and skinny jeans. There are lots of good local stores I didn't know about that deserve more attention so I'll mention those in my blog as they are found as well as my outfits. The first one will be in the next day or two.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just for Today

Photo by ariane_hunter

Today I'd like to share a bit of advice from Sybil F. Partridge that I found in "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie. It's used in many programs, especially ones for coping with addiction, but in general these are good words to live by.

Just for Today

1. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that" most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

2. Just for today, I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it.

3. Just for today I will take care of my body. I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse it nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding.

4. Just for today, I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

5. Just for today, I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out. I will do at least two things I don't want to--just for exercise.

6. Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not at all, nor find fault with anything and not try to regulate nor improve anyone.

7. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.

8. Just for today, I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.

9. Just for today, I will have a quiet half hour all by myself, and relax. During this half hour, sometime, I will try to get a better perspective of my life.

10. I will be unafraid, especially I will not be afraid to be happy and to enjoy what is beautiful. I believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me and that those I love, love me.

Have a great day :)

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