Monday, October 25, 2010

On Fire

October 25, 2010

Cardigan: J Crew
Cami: J Crew
Skirt: Nygard
Shoes: Naturalizer

October 25, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

I love s'mores!

October 22, 2010

Cardigan: J CRew
Skirt: J Crew
Tank: J Crew
Shoes: Cole Haan

I tried out another new location today. I"m standing in our backyard next to our pool. the pool is closed up for the winter now and is looking rather sad and lonely. The bricks behind me are part of our super awesome fire pit. I love s'mores!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Today I took my regular outfit picture out on our veranda when I decided to go exploring in my yard.

I had a swing.

October 21, 2010

Checked out the monkey bars.

October 21, 2010

And explored a path in the woods.

October 21, 2010

I love my yard.

Oh yah, and here are the outfit details.

Cardigan: J Crew
Dress: Reitman's
Shoes: Cole Haan

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Purple, purple, everywhere

Sweater: RW&Co
Skirt: J Crew
Shoes: Naturalizer
Necklace: RDog
Flower: Forever 21

I'm seeing a big purple and black trend going on. Tomorrow's goal: wear something that is not purple!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

That's A Big Wood Pile You Have

I had to relocate my picture taking spot today because RDog ordered a huge amount of firewood last week and they dumped it in my pretty picture area. Can you guess what RDog will be doing this weekend? So today I am at the other end of our front veranda.

Cardigan: J Crew
Blouse: Gap
Skirt: Cassis
Shoes: Naturalizer

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Heart Giant Flower Necklaces

Dress: Mexx
Necklace: Forever 21
Headband: Forever 21
Booties: Naturalizer

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Socks Are Back

Sweater: Martin and Osa
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Reitman's
Shoes: Naturalizer

Today was the first day I wore socks in many months. They feel weird on my feet.

You may remember that a few days ago I complained about my first Old Navy order taking forever to arrive. It turns out that it arrived, but it went to another house. Our neighbor was kind enough to deliver my packages (yes, there were more than one) that were mistakenly delivered to his house. Our house numbers are not even close. So Old Navy, I have to take back my anger instead and direct at my postman.

I was very impressed with Old Navy order, especially with this shirt. It looks like I spent a lot more on it than $14. It has been further knocked down in price so I ordered another, along with this , this, this and this. For those Canadians who want to do some shopping, use the code LOULOU15 for an extra 15% off.

Flowers on Friday

Inspired by Maillardville Manor, I've decided to start a Flowers on Friday tradition. Now it may not be every Friday, but I feel flowers on Friday would be the perfect Friday treat every few Fridays.

I picked these up at Costco today and plunked them into pitcher. I realize now I may have plunked the flowers in a little haphazardly. I'll work on my flower arranging skills.

Aha Moment

Dress: Martin and Osa
Cardigan: J Crew
Scarf and scarf ring: thrifted
Shoes: Naturalizer

Normally I pair this dress with black. My mind just sees this dress and goes, "wear black". But this time I forced myself to think my color norm. Here is what I came up with. Finding the scarf was totally the "aha" moment.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Strangely Puzzled

Cardigan: J Crew
Tank: Cassis
Belt: Danier Leather
Skirt: J Crew
Shoes: Cole Haan

I look strangely puzzled in this picture. I think it because I was staring at a spot in our yard where there are normally trees but has been thinned out from falling leaves. I suddenly realized that I could see my neighbors house and my neighbor. Then I thought, "Oh shoot, he's going to think I'm a knob because I'm out on my veranda taking pictures of myself."

I want our neighbors to like us! They seem so nice (they brought us over brownies on our first day here). So instead of seeing like a vain weirdo, I quickly took this picture and ducked back inside.

Hence the weird expression.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What I Wore Yesterday

Cardigan: J Crew
Tank: J Crew
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Naturalizer

You can't tell in this picture but my tank is sparkly and pretty. My camera (or the photographer) messed up the lighting. Much Picassa tweaking (or random clicking of buttons) was needed.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Feeling a Bit Silly


Dress: Martin and Osa
Cardigan: Tommy Hilfiger
Shoes: Naturalizer

This dress makes me lonesome for good old Martin and Osa.

When Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic announced that they would offer Canadian online shopping, I was so excited. Finally, a replacement for my old stand-by, M&O. Due to their high shipping and duty costs, J Crew was not in the running. I like that the Gap group has free shipping on orders over $50 and no duty!

I placed my first Old Navy/Gap order on September 20. But it just shipped today! I don't even remember what I ordered and I predict it will be another 1-2 weeks before it gets here. That's no good for me; I need instant gratification here folks!

Will there ever be a great clothing website that will help me get my online shopping fix in an affordable, no-tax, fast manner? Stay tuned for developments in this story . . .