Thursday, 7 June 2012

New York State of...Jealousy?? Say WHAAAAAT!!

Blog #3 and I'm already getting deep...real emotional stuff in this posting! Hold on ladies and gentlemen...this may be a bumpy ride!  So, as the title suggests, I've been experiencing one particularly unpleasant emotion today...jealousy! Thats right...the nasty old green eyed monster!  Now, why would a chipper young lass, such as myself, be in such a mood today?  Is it because of a boy...heck no!  Is it over a pair of shoes...shockingly, nope! Then why? Its because of...a beautiful city called New York. 

You see, being the fashion/photography obsessed person I am, New York has always been the place of my dreams.  Since the time that I was knee high to a grasshopper (not really...but you get my drift), I've always known that someday, somehow, I would get to call that city home.  Due to certain circumstances *cough* stupid visa *cough*, I've been unable to make it there, thus far.  Other than a brief weekend encounter, I've had to get by on watching New York based films, and pinning basically everything NYC related on pintrest.  This, of course, only aids in my craving for the city, but I just can't help myself. 

I know, you're probably thinking...if you torture yourself everyday with thoughts of New York City, what happened today that made you so jealous?  Answer: reading another bloggers post about their fresh move to the city.  This isn't just any blogger either, its someone I went to high school with.  She was the Golde to my Yente.  She, just recieved a job in Queens, after completing her masters in history (i think its a more complicated title then that...but lets go with that!), a feat that is quite incredible.  I would even go as far as saying that its inspiring to see someone, from my small town, make it to New York.  However, I think you can probably understand why I was feeling a tiny bit jealous. As I got lost in her blog posting (which is fantastically the way), I couldn't help but want so desperately to jump through my screen and be right there...I could practically taste the pizza from one partical photo!  Please don't mistaken me, I'm so unbelievably happy for my friend, which is why I was so surprised at my reaction.  I guess the 'J' word is just on of those emotions that happen, its not a feeling you can generally control.  Maybe, its how you deal with it...and I, for one, think writing a blog post was a very productive way of dealing today.  So, until I can paint that town in polka dots, I'll just day dream while watching reruns of Sex and the City.  So for now, I'll leave you with a couple of my favourite pictures of myself. (haha! How self involved do I sound?)  They were taken during my visit to NYC two years ago...hmmm...I wonder why they are such favourites...ha!


OOOH wait!  I almost forgot, I want to provide a link to my friend's blog.  I strongly suggest everyone goes and checks it out.  Like I said before, it is incredibly well written, and there are cute pictures of NYC and its all around a great blog! Soooo...CLICK HERE!!  I promise, it won't disappoint! :)

Monday, 4 June 2012


So, after officially making my first post last night, as you can imagine, it made me a touch giddy all day.  Well, giddy and completely motivated (possibly a tad delusional as well...) to complete other things I've been meaning to do for awhile now. So...I compiled a list!  I figure since I now have this handy dandy blog to speak my mind on...this will be a perfect place to keep track of my progress!

25 Things To Do Before 25
(In no specific order)

1.       Get over one of many fears of animals/insects. Face your fear of raccoons or skunks…I don’t think I’m brave enough to take on wasps and bees just yet though…

2.       Get over fear of flying…even if it means shitting your pants in the process…just DO IT!

3.       Make amends with someone who you’ve ended a friendship badly with.  Who cares if they mock you and read your apologetic letter to all their family and friends…you’ll feel better about being such a bitch in the past.

4.       Come up with a new cocktail...and get drunk perfecting it!

5.       Go on a wine tour…don’t forget to learn a thing or two!

6.       Take a road trip with a friend or two

7.       Go camping…even if it’s in the backyard

8.       Host a successful dinner party with a couple friends…successful is when you don’t poison them with your bad cooking.

9.       Learn to cook a four course meal…that’s just 4 recipes…in 8 months…simple? Definitely not!

10.   Buy a random, strange food at the grocery store and learn to make a meal with it.

11.   Go skinny dipping…don’t chicken out this time!

12.   Participate in at least two charity events this year.

13.   Start a blog…and keep it going!

14.   Donate blood…remember, ‘it’s in you to give!’

15.   Move away from Edmonton…either south or east…but preferably southeast!

16.   Get a job that puts you back into the fashion industry

17.   Shoot at least 10 concept shoots this year. 1

18.   Watch my sister get married…I guess I have no control over this one, but I’m fairly optimistic this will be crossed off. DONE!

19.   Donate old clothes to charity…just bite the bullet, others will really appreciate it!

20.   Get a roommate…that isn’t blood related!

21.   Ask a guy for his phone number…preferably without laughing or turning red…

22.   Complete a 30 day wardrobe challenge…still deciding which one to do…

23.   Try a different type of workout program

24.   Wear the 5 inch heels sitting in your closet more often…who cares if you are 6’3 while wearing them…you’ve already paid for them…better get good use out of them!

25.   Plan something special to show appreciation for your family.

There you have it...I've got exactly 240 day...or 34 weeks...or 8 months to complete this list!  Better get a move on!


Sunday, 3 June 2012

Colour Blocked Wedding

My very first post...EXCITING.  I've been waiting a few months to make sure my blog was good enough to finally make a posting, so this has been a long time coming.

This past Saturday I had a wedding to go to in downtown Edmonton.  My boss from a previous retail job was tying the knot.  I wanted to make sure I looked cute, but not too fancy.  I've been a tad obsessed with colour blocking this season, so when I came across this dress a few weeks back, I knew it would be perfect for this wedding.  Normally, I don't wear tights in the hot weather, but, after a long winter, my legs could use a little colour so...I decided to cover them up!