Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Pop of Yellow

I don't think I could pick a favourite colour, but this yellow is darned close.
I always think of this as my Megan skirt. After I found it cheapy at a consignment store, I bought her one at the store it was originally sold at (they had a bunch of small sizes on the clearance rack). Now we're twins!

That's my olive sweater, last seen here (last outfit).

The cream cowl-neck sweater is new-to-me. It was marked at $20 but I got it free with my trade-in credit (I still have over $150 credit with Annie). It's a 50/50 wool and poly blend, which I like because it's not as itchy as 100% wool, and it will hold its shape when I wash it. There was also a very pale pinky-beige one and a black one, but I needed a cream layering piece for the cold weather. I loathe the choking feeling of turtlenecks, so this is a good compromise. I also really like the slight bell to the sleeve. Club Monaco, again. Such nice quality.

The shoes were actually an afterthought. I was going to go with black and then thought, "Why not?"
They're pretty freakin' fabulous. They were actually pretty good all day - I ran up and down the stairs between floors at least 10-12 times today and the rubber grip was very sturdy. I did use the handrails, though.

The stuff:
You know I love to do the bigass accessories. That's another Club Monaco piece, the giant black chain necklace.

A close-up:
I like that cuff. It's nice and heavy.

Cardigan (Kersh, consignment), sweater (Club Monaco, consignment), skirt (BB Dakota, consignment), belt (Gap), shoes (Guess), necklace (Club Monaco), cuff (Aldo Accessories).

In other news, I got tagged by Ki by one of those "spread the love" thingies. And Megan tagged "everyone." It's like the flu: everyone's gotten it! So, what the heck...

Here are the rules:
1. Post these rules
2. Post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you by the tagger
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you have tagged to answer
5. Tag 11 'peeps'

1. Check.
2. Okey-doke, here you go:

  1. I have really strong fingernails. Like Wolverine, only not adamantium. In high school, I wore them long and planned all my week's outfits around what colour nail polish I did on Sunday. I did very elaborate manicures and my nails looked great. Now, I wear them short and never polish them. 
  2. I was a metal chick in the early 90s. I met and hung out with Alice in Chains in the band loft at a local bar in '91 or '92. 
  3. I don't call my friends, or text them (I don't have a cell phone). I organize things, like Book Club and Winesday and Art Gallery openings and parties, so that I can see them and catch up in person. 
  4. I'm naturally introverted and shy. My extroverted manner was learned during my 14-year stint working in retail. My motto is "fake it till you feel it!" I've become very good at being social over the years, but I still have times when I need to be by myself.
  5. I can do mirror-writing easily. It's nicer than my real writing.
  6. I believe in ghosts and aliens. I have never had any kind of encounter.
  7. My hair is probably more than 50% white. I haven't seen it in its natural state or colour since 1994.
  8. I have freckles on my nose. My Grandpa J called them "fairy kisses." That's one of the best memories I have of him. 
  9. I am very good at mechanical things. I can fix any jammed photocopier. Bring it on, mechanical beast!
  10. I cry over anything. I'll cry during the Super Bowl. I cry at commercials. I cry when I read books. Don't even get me started on the Rainbow Bridge (I warned you). It kills me.
  11. I like to sprint through crosswalks just when the "walky man" has turned to "the hand" and arrive at the other side not out of breath. I imagine that the people in the cars see me and admire how fit I am. I feel like Wonder Woman. (Yes, I'm careful and watch the traffic).
3.a. Ki's questions:
1. Paperback or e book reader? Paperback (and hardcover).
2. Skirts or pants? Skirts!
3. Coke or Pepsi? Gross, neither. Tea, please.
4. Summer or winter? Autumn, preferably a warm and sunny October.
5. If you had to learn a foreign language which one would it be? I can already speak enough French to get by. I'd like to learn an endangered language like Votic or Walloon.
6. What is your comfort food? Popcorn and tea. I'm having some tonight!
7. Which fashion trend would you never wear? Not a fan of anything with a dropped crotch, tube tops, or ultra-huge shoulder pads. However, never say never!
8. What is your dream job? To not have to work! I only work to support my hobbies.
9. Which is the next place you would like to travel to? I'd like to take the train to Montreal, then fly to Halifax. I'd also like to go to Italy.
10. What are your wardrobe staples? All my leather, my Fluevogs, dresses, skirts.
11. Who is your most favourite person in the whole world? My best friend, Logan.


3.b. Megan's questions:
1. How do you take your tea? (Coffee?) I drink herbal tea, mostly licorice, fruit or mint, with nothing in them. I also drink green tea. I take my coffee black with one Splenda packet.
2. Describe your winter coat or jacket. (Pick your favorite if you have it). My favourite right now is my purple wool one. 
3. Give me an adjective! Snazzy.
4. Favorite guilty pleasure tv show (or movie). Buffy the Vampire Slayer (series). 
5. Favorite blog. Cake Wrecks and Maru. I visit them every day. They make me smile.
6. If you found a $100 bill on the ground, what would you do with it? (assuming it belonged to no one, but the finder - you.). I'd keep it and take my husband out for dinner.
7. Would rather receive snail mail or an email? Email - snail mail is usually a bill or something bad. However, packages are wonderful!
8. Do you like patterns or solid colored clothing? Both! 
9. Stripes or Polka Dots?! Both!
10. Have you ever been on a plane? Where were you going? Many times. Last time was in a seaplane to Vancouver in March. The last big plane was when we went to Miami in December 2010.
11. Favorite accessory? My three gold rings and my diamond earrings. I wear them all every day. 


4. 11 New Questions From Me:
1. The Hokey-Pokey or the Chicken Dance?
2. What colour streak would you put in your hair (assuming you would)?
3. What movie did you passionately love when you were younger?
4. Are you allergic to anything?
5. People who stand in the middle of the sidewalk: should they be drawn and quartered or put in pillories and have fruit thrown at them?
6. Tell me the last thing you saw that was live at a theatre, on a stage.
7. What's your favourite piece of art?
8. Do you eat in front of the TV or at a dining table? Is the TV still on?
9. What item that you own would you take to "Antiques Roadshow" for evaluation? How much do you think it's worth?
10. What's on your nightstand/bedside table?
11. You're meeting someone who doesn't know what you look like. Describe yourself in 10 words or less.

5. No, I don't do that. You can play if you feel like it.

12 comments:

  1. Eee! Yay, one of my favorite skirts. I love the new cowl. It looks very cozy. I like cowls as an alternative to turtlenecks. I can't stand anything too tight around my neck (even scarves sometimes). Your shoes and that chain are incredibly super.

    That's so cool about your friends. I'm trying to shift more to that style of friendship, but I still do a lot of online communicating.

    I'm totally a crier too. The hubs knows whenever I am sniffling at the tv to just not say anything!


    1. The Hokey-Pokey or the Chicken Dance?
    Ohh the chicken dance, definitely.

    2. What colour streak would you put in your hair (assuming you would)?
    Any! I'm happy with my pinky red. I wish I had easy access to a traffic cone orange though.

    3. What movie did you passionately love when you were younger?
    Fifth Element. It's still in my top 5. Big-ba-da-boom!

    4. Are you allergic to anything?
    Bandaid adhesive, pomegranate, kiwis... and a pretty bad sensitivity to artificial sweeteners of all kinds.

    5. People who stand in the middle of the sidewalk: should they be drawn and quartered or put in pillories and have fruit thrown at them?
    Maybe politely shoved into the road?

    6. Tell me the last thing you saw that was live at a theatre, on a stage.
    It must have been MacBeth in highschool, or possibly one of the high school plays (I went to them all). I've been trying to go to the Nutcracker during Christmas for years but can't get anyone on board. I have seen some bands here and there, but I can't remember who I saw last.

    7. What's your favourite piece of art?
    I have sooo many, but as for classics I'm partial to the Degas ballet dancers. I used to have copies in my room growing up. I fall in love with art all the time.

    8. Do you eat in front of the TV or at a dining table? Is the TV still on?
    I eat in front of my computer 90% of the time. Since I share a household with another family unit we don't have a dining area anymore. Our tv does stay on. I hate it. I used to have family dinners all the time at a proper table. The hubs and I usually do make an effort to eat without tv interference as often as possible, and use the table when the 'rents are out of town.

    9. What item that you own would you take to "Antiques Roadshow" for evaluation? How much do you think it's worth?
    Probably my mom's coin collection. I have a few things that might be worth a little bit.

    10. What's on your nightstand/bedside table?
    We use the end of a bookcase so it just holds our phones (which acts as an alarm)

    11. You're meeting someone who doesn't know what you look like. Describe yourself in 10 words or less.

    Short red hair, petite girl with blue glasses.


    Great questions!

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  2. Aww 'fairy kisses' that is SO cute! Grandparents say the loveliest things :) Also I did not know que tu parles fran├žais!

    I love your 'Megan skirt' :)

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  3. Great skirt. I don't have fun colorful skirts. Most are the basic blue, black and brown...
    It's always interesting to learn more about the person behind the blog.
    For example your nails. I never noticed you don't do them.... I totally love that you are cel free and that you actually MEET with friends !
    I'll answer a few of your own questions, for kicks :)
    4)- I am not allergic to anything. So far so good.
    6)-It was a Christmas Carols presentation in December.
    10)-In my nightstand: stuffed Mochichi monkey, glass of water, earplugs and a Sleepmate for noise reduction.
    11)- If I had to describe myself: Short, dark hair and I would then describe what I was wearing.

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  4. "5. No, I don't do that. You can play if you feel like it."

    HA I like that, but I'll play 'cause it's fun. Those shoes are AWESOME!

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  5. Sheila I enjoyed reading your answers!! It helps put more "personality" behind the pictures.
    I'm with you on the haircolor--LOLOL--I started going grey at age 16. I THINK my natural color is reddish brown....

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  6. I learned so many new things from you here! That's wonderful. And if I had to pick just one color as my favorite, that yellow is a frontrunner.

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  7. I'm still trying to picture you as a metal chick and I'm astounded that your hair is more than 50% white!

    My answers to your questions: 1) hokey pokey 2)white streak 3)Out of Africa 4)don't know of any allergies
    5) throw fruit at them 6)last thing live--Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart (oh, and a presidential speech in December) 7) American Gothic 8) popcorn, but don't actually watch much tv 9) a settee that is currently in our dressing room 10) lavender spray 11) tall, slender, mousy grey, glasses

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  8. Love the yellow of that skirt - so bright and cheerful! :) Looks perfect with the olive :)


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  9. oh, I'm a bit late for this train :(

    Love the skirt! what a scary-wonderful shoes! I would never-ever wear this heel but I'm always full of admiration for the women who does.

    If you finally jump on that train to Montreal - don't forget to let me know! I would propose you a nice excursion :)

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  10. Megan, I always tell people to ignore me if I start sniffling.

    Ki, oui! I did 5 years of high school French - at one point I wanted to be a French teacher.

    Lorena, I always admire your nails, but I just can't be bothered to do my own!

    Victoria, of course, I will let you know! I would love to meet up with any readers/bloggers in Montreal.

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  11. 1. electric slide
    2. olive green (not that I would)
    3. Dr. Zhivago
    4. bandaid adhesive - the welts are worse than whatever's the reason for the bandage & last forever
    5. fruit thrown
    6. Local symphony with Chris Brubeck, 2 weeks ago
    7. a funky ceramic face my DD made in grade school
    8. dining table, TV off
    9. some old silver from my grandmother
    10. lamp, a box of CDs, tissue - the alarm is on another bookcase across the room so I'll get up
    11. tall, short dark hair, glasses, olive eyes, carnation/ poetry book

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  12. Love, love, love this outfit! Yellow makes me so happy, and you look fab in it.

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