What I’m Wearing: Weekend edition



Weekend-OOTD2These photos were taken last weekend the day after I had a few friends over for coffee and croissants. It was a much needed relaxing day, sipping my coffee from the new Nescafe machine we received for review. I love those days, where nothing is on the agenda and The Guy and I can hang out and do whatever you please. Even though I don’t have a full time day job, and can wear whatever I like when I like — I still like to kick back and relax on a weekend and put on my comfy clothes.

Here I am wearing my incredibly long lounge tee that I bought last year at Anthropologie. In hind sight, I really should have picked up another in a different colour despite the forty dollar price tag since I wear it so much. I thought I’d tell you guys about the new jeans I scored at Forever 21 for twenty four bucks a few weeks ago (I can’t find the exact pair but these are similar, although a few bucks more). This was the first time I had bought a pair of jeans that were pre-destroyed. Something I always thought was ridiculous, since you’re only going to get little wear our of them as they’re already broken in. Whatever, I love them man. They’re comfortable but require a belt. The size that was smaller down was too tight on my thighs, weird. Does that mean I’m enlarging? Lol. Hope not.

I really miss doing my weekly outfits of the work week! I should add this in as a weekly occurrence, whether it be one outfit, or many. What do you think?

What I’m Wearing:
Dior Shock nail polish, Anthropologie top

Forever 21 jeans, American Eagle belt, Starbucks mug

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Out with the old

Out with the old and in with the new! I showed you my ‘old’ desk and I’m surprised at how many people were saying that they liked that desk and I shouldn’t get rid of it. I bought it in 2006 from good ol’ Canadian Tire when I moved to Ontario that summer. I didn’t intend to keep for long term usage. Plus, I photoshopped the hey out of that photo to make it look brighter and crisp. Because it truly is an ugly desk. What I have now is a much better upgrade.

Just to remind you, here are a few photos of the old desk.desk-clutter

Ouch. What an eye sore. clean-desk

Looks much better, de-cluttered and photoshopped doesn’t it? ;) desk breakfast-on-my-desk

So I upgraded to a new sleek, white IKEA desk. I’ve had this desk set up for a few weeks and I’ve managed to keep it clutter-free, so hopefully it stays that way. I have a ton of drawers so that should keep it nice and tidy. I have more IKEA items that I purchased so I’ll be doing a separate blog post and what the names of the items are.

Just so you don’t have to keep scrolling, a before and after:


Good golly miss molly, what an upgrade.ikea-desk

Notice how the top two drawers are the smallest and the last 3 are a bit deeper? I just noticed that as I was photographing.

You can’t just buy this desk in one box and put it together like you can other IKEA furniture. You get to actually pick out and choose which parts you want for your desk in this one section of IKEA. It was great. I had planned on getting a smaller table top but I really wanted high gloss. Since the smallest size didn’t come in that finish I got then next size up. You could also choose from a variety of table legs. But the best part was using the set of drawers for the other half of my table. You could choose from shelves, a book case, cabinets, or drawers, or regular ol’ legs. Man, IKEA is great. I think the entire table cost me no more than $130.

ikea-desk2I’ve accessorized the desk quite simply. I plan to keep it that way because clutter makes me annoyed to be quite honest.

white-keyboard-and-mouseThe wireless white keyboard/mouse combo was just $22 on eBay. desk-accessoriesInside the pineapple jar I store my pens! I picked it up from Bowring last Fall. The soap dish is from Anthropologie just a few weeks ago.


I purchased everything when the Boyf was away on a triathlon trip in the States, but I didn’t assemble any of it. In fact, when the Boyf arrived back home, it was then my turn to go on vacation and I flew to Newfoundland for 10 days. When I came back, he had put together the desk and surprised me with a new (massive) monitor. It was so sweet of him! The one I was using prior, was 17″ and a hand-me-down from my Mom. The middle part of the screen was going blurry and it was difficult to use.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more in depth post of what’s inside the pink bags on my shelves, and what are stored in the Ikea drawers in my desk!

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Weekend Recap

I know it’s Tuesday and a little late. But I still wanted to get up a weekend recap blog post for you guys. Seeing how I had a little more fun than usual this weekend.

Only shopping can get me out of bed at 6:30am on the weekends. That was my plan on Saturday. Dressed for the occasion. I love it when the weather cooperates and you can choose between pants or shorts and be comfortable either way. That’s my favorite kind of weather.

ootd-satOutfit deets: Smart Set cardigan, Dynamite tank, Cassis belt, Joe Fresh capris, Ardene sunnies, Zara handbag.

I got on the Greyhound bus and once getting to Toronto I did some damage at Holt Renfrew, Anthropologie, Sephora and Forever 21 (their $3.80 camisoles are now on for $1.80). All of my favorite stores. I filmed a YouTube video but when I replayed it back, my bra was showing the entire time. Awkward. I may still upload it. No shame here.

I was inside the Anthropologie store for a good hour and forty five minutes. At one point I had 18 items in the change room with me. If I had a gazillion dollars to spend, I would’ve bought this dress for $198. It was pretty on, but not worth it for that prize. I also had on a size zero which was kind of nuts seeing as I’m usually a 4. Have to admit, I loved seeing that tiny number on the dress and having it fit well. Paleo probably had something to do with it.dress at anthro

I bought two tops (first one in blue / can’t find the second)and this soap dish which I plan on using on my desk once I get it properly organized.


At Sephora the Philosophy crew were launching a new product. 5 weeks before any other Sephora, so I sat down and had a chat with the Philosophy rep’s that were there, explaining my favorite products by them all while learning about some new one’s too. I picked up a new eye cream. I was told the Miracle line is the next one to go to after Hope. I don’t want to discontinue my usage of Hope In a Jar, so I didn’t bother getting the face cream. Instead, I opted for the Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Eye Repair. Mouthful. I also picked up the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation that I’ve been dying to buy since I heard so many rave reviews on it in the last few months. I had a sample of it during my last visit to Toronto and really enjoyed the unusual texture. So I bought it.Giorgio-Armani

Funny little story. When I was at the cash register, the sales rep dropped the bottle of foundation on the floor and it smashed. Luckily it didn’t fly onto my white pants. But I thought I had picked up the last bottle in that particular shade (4.5), and I was getting a little worried. Thankfully another Sephora rep went out back and got me another new one. Whewf. Crisis averted. First world problems. Sephora-haul

Finally Philosophy is starting to do a gift-with-purchase, like all other brands (Clinique, and Lancome for instance). If I bought any Philosophy product that day, I got a pink satin bag full of Philosophy travel sized items. This made me a very happy shopper.Philosophy-gift

I went into Holt Renfrew shortly after that. I dread going in there because the sales associates work on commission and I always seem to get the same little lady. Always. Never fails. Out of the 5x I’ve been in there to buy this Bobbi Brown eye cream, I’ve had her 3x.Bobbi-Brown-Extra-Eye-Repai

I know her routine now. She compliments you, which lures you in — makes you in a better mood and perhaps opens your eyes to more purchases. I know so. Happens every darn time. Anyway, she wanted me to spend $35 on a bunch of high end samples. Like a gift with purchase. Except its a purchase with purchase. No thanks. Got my $$$ eye cream, and that’s enough. I must have a complex with eyes. I don’t know how I got into eye creams, nor why I bought two on that very day. But hey, I’m good for about 14 months now seeing how each bottle of this Bobbi Brown lasts a good 6-7mths. Only need a dab.  Bobbi-Brown-eye-cream

Afterwards I was due to meet some friends for lunch at Hot House Cafe down on Church Street. I already scoped out the menu before hand so I knew I was going to order the Warm Chicken Salad without onions. salad hot house cafe

It was as good as it looks. I’m pretty sure it was 100% paleo too. Success. This was grabbed from their online menu: Warm Chicken Chicken breast, orange wheel, cucumber, cherry tomato, pickled red onion, onion sprouts, mixed greens and a pear and guava dressing.

We had a great time catching up over the last three years, and I’ve never met Amy before, so that was fun! Amy, Noreen, Kaylee and myself freaking out. The usual.nancy freaks

Wait. Here’s a better picture. ;) We all met up again because Kaylee is from New Brunswick and flew up here with Scott and their two adorable and hilarious girls. Noreen is the first person to ever show me how to work the Toronto subway system when I first moved to Ontario. I met her back in 2006 when I was heading in for an interview in Toronto and we got lost together in the city, ha!blurry girls

I spent a good 12 hours in the city and by the time I was on the Greyhound back home I was definitely pooped out. My legs and feet were tired from walking the streets of Toronto all day long. But I had such a fun time! Let’s do it again next weekend, ha ha!

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