Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Top 3 Fall Wardrobe Favorites: #1

Sunglasses - American Eagle
Necklace - Forever 21
Cami - Urban Outfitters
Skirt - U.O.
Bracelets - F21 & Dove Tree
Cowboy boots - Vintage
I know, I know... again with the 'outtakes' haha.  Some days I'm just really not in the mood to stand still - which makes posts like this kinda hard to pull together.
I've been studying away the day in preparation for an art history exam tomorrow... to the point that I'm not sure how my EngRish skills are anymore, what with all the Italian terminology floating around in my head-space.  That being said, this study-buddy needs to hit the hay!
G'night moon,
--- What color of tights would ya'll wear with this mis-match in cooler weather?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Top 3 Fall Wardrobe Favorites: #2

Sunglasses - American Eagle
Necklace - Forever 21
Top - F21
Cami - Urban Outfitters
Bracelets - F21 & Dove Tree
Shorts - F21
Tights - F21
Boots - Aldo
And another.  This has got to be about the comfiest get-up in the fall line-up.  Seriously.  It is *almost* as comfy as sweatpants and definitely earns more points in the cute n' cozy category.  How is it that I've survived all these years without knitted shorts?  And why does my Gram only knit mittens and scarves, when what I really need is these shorts in every color?  
(Just a little deep, philosophical knit-think for you this Sunday eve).
Must say, I quite enjoyed my Sunday this time around... early morning coffee with a lady friend and her lil' guy, a long walk, litttttle bit of studying, supper with the parents AND a trip to the car wash.  Yes, the car wash is the grand finale - I LOVE that place (see why here - #7).
Now just waiting for my graphic design presentation to dry so I can pack 'er up and call it a day.  Monday sees me on the road at 6:45am (ew), so I will attempt to nestle into my bed early tonight...
G'night Moon.
(Sometimes pictures just happen to all look like outtakes).

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Top 3 Fall Wardrobe Favorites: #3

Sunglasses - American Eagle Outfitters
Necklace - Vintage 
Dress - Forever 21
Tights - Forever 21
Pumps - Pimkie
Hey-hey ya'll... as promised earlier this week, here I am with the favorite bits from my fall wardrobe, starting with my 3rd favorite outfit (actually, it all started with my 4th favorite the other day).  I've always loved mustard, but it's not the easiest color to find - that is, until this season.  It makes a great accent color and adds a little hit of color to the accessories.  Lovely.  I haven't worn this dress to school yet - maybe with opaque tights, a grandpa cardigan and flats it would seem a little more classroom-worthy. 
I'm just in from a Saturday night glass of vino with one of my best gals.  The whole day was great really - I sandwiched the studying for my art history midterm between a coffee date with the cuz and his fiance and a go at the gym.  That's the only way to do it if you're stuck in the books on a Saturday.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  More on the fall wears soon.
(click on the photos for a larger view : )

Friday, October 21, 2011

White, Wood & Industrial

Source: None via Ashlynn on Pinterest
Source: None via Aly on Pinterest
Source: None via Therese on Pinterest
Source: via Ray on Pinterest
Source: None via Anne on Pinterest

Source: None via Laura on Pinterest

I've written about my obsession with white, whitewash, white wood, etc etc etc before (here)... just having a moment over white interiors with wood and industrial accents today and thought I'd share some of photos that are to blame.  
It seems I'm already well into my Friday morning... I was up at the crack o'dawn and I've already sent my graphic design homework to the printers, edited some pictures, organized November ads and hey!  Written this blog!  Something tells me I will fall asleep with my face in my art history notes this afternoon...
I wish you all the very best Friday...
Happy Weekend! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Top 3 Fall Wardrobe favorites: #4

There's a fall wardrobe favorites post on the docket for this week... here's a little peek at the outfit that didn't quite make the top 3.  I posted on this ModCloth dress last September, but it's still a favorite so I've just given it a little re-mix, adding accessories in this season's go-to colors.  The scarf and tights are Forever 21, the necklace is vintage, the shoes are foreigners that I picked up in Vienna a few years ago (Pimkie) and the sunglasses are AE.
Wednesday and, by the way, it's already October 19th.  
Okay.  Who has a brilliant costume idea for me?  Someone please save me from pulling a last minute ballerina again!

Monday, October 17, 2011


This is me lately... IMMERSED.  Submerged would maybe be a more accurate term.  It's been long days and projects due all over the place.  I'd be a total LIAR if I said I wasn't a wee bit overwhelmed - I'll admit it.  I should also say that I'm okay with it - it's what I signed up for.  I think I'm just missing the solitude of working at home, being creative all day long.  Schedules and due dates are kinda creativity killers for this gal... naaahhht good.  It's all about balance, right?!  
I do however, have a bunch of posts in progress... wardrobe posts and haunted house tours and what-not.  So.  Stick with me, I'm going to do my very best to be less of an absentee this week.
Hopefully I don't sound like a Monday morning grump...
Monday just needs some coffee.
Best to ya'll!
--- The image above is me messing around with ideas for a graphics project, using a photo from a Ryan Roche campaign, photographed by Anna Palma.  Gorgeous photos.  Definitely check out Ryan's site. ---

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Me From A to Z

A. Age: 28
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: Cleaning the toilets.  EW.
D. Dogs: Love 'em - the bigger the better. 
E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast - yogurt, granola, almonds... and COFFEE.
F. Favorite color: I can never pick just one.  M
y current favs are olive, pumpkin and grey... my go-to favs are minty green, blue-green, and all sortsa pink... and, and, and...

G. Gold or Silver: Gold.
H. Height: 5’10"-ish... maybe taller?!
I. Instruments you play: Technically, after 10 looong years of childhood lessons, I should be saying: Piano.  Even though I always wanted an electric guitar... and a pony.  In all seriousness, I'm really quite proficient on the iPod (that counts, right?!).
J. Job title: Student/Artist/Designer/Oh My
K. Kids: Nada
L. Live: Manitoba, Canada
M. Mother’s name: Gracie - aka Ma, Mom, Mommy, Lois :)
N. Nicknames: Karebear, Shakira, KD, Kraft Dinner, Karolina, Kare-Tess, Princess Karolyn, Tessereenica (wah?), Giraffe Lady... etc.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Once.  When I was 4 and my mom insisted that my belly button needed to be turned 'inside-out.'
P. Pet peeves: Insincerity. 
Q. Quote from a movie: "Baxter, is that you?  Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee" (Anchorman, of course).
R. Right or left handed: Roger Dodger
S. Siblings: A wee baby sister... okay, she's 26 (but cute as a button).

T. Time you wake up: Depends - What time did I go to bed the night before?
U. Underwear: Victoria and her Secrets allll the way.
V. Vegetable you hate: Beets... there was a scarring childhood experience.
W. What makes you run late: Anything and everything!  One thing leads to another... 
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Right arm, right leg.
Y. Yummy food that you make:
 Cookies, lemon roasted potatoes, burn-your-face-off chili...
Z. Zoo animal: Giraffe.  I feel like regardless of DNA, we must be closely related.

I had to play along after seeing this post on Holly's blog, it's been awhile since I've done one of these.  If you're still not convinced that I am completely strange - check out these other 'About Me' posts for further proof:
6 Confessions
Sometimes, Always, Never
--- OH.  The photo is courtesy of my lovely friends at Jack and Ruby Photography. ---

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Sunglasses - American Eagle Outfitters
Earrings - Forever 21
Top - F21
Bracelet - F21
Jeans - AE
Boots - Aldo
Thought I'd drop a lil' holiday weekend wardrobe post before I pour a glass of wine and relax... kinda need it after a day of studying for a bio midterm.  Science is not for me... although, there are some pretty pictures in the textbook.  Lol.
G'night ya'll.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's Raining Leaves

RED.  Not a color you see much of on this blog... it doesn't match and I'm mildly obsessed with coordination.  Plus, it's just not my color.  That is, until I met this tree up by the lake - I had to stop and take a few shots of this kinda *perfect* piece of fall.
(click on the top 2 images for larger view)
This week has blown by - I've been taking in as much of the October heat as possible by studying outside when I can, yoga classes started up again (thanks for the interim help Rodney Yee, but I'll take real life classes any day), and I renewed my gym membership.  I've also been gearing up for (Canadian) Thanksgiving this weekend and enjoying every bit of the season... any and all things cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, clove and gourd!  
Lots of feeling good this week for sure : )

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Sunglasses - American Eagle Outfitters
Tank - Forever 21
Bracelets - F21
Jeans - AE
Boots - Aldo
A quickie wardrobe post before I call it a night... 
Hope ya'll are having a good week so far!
--- OH and check out the Dove Tree feature on Danielle's blog if you have a chance  - Thanks Danielle! ---

Saturday, October 1, 2011



These are some of the foliage shots I took on my last adventure out in the valley... I'm hoping to get out for some more fall shots this week while everything is still in that perfectly golden stage.  Love it.
The weekend has been a good one so far... a lotta homework got done yesterday, I baked THESE awesome pumpkin spice muffins this morning (after seeing the recipe on Holly's blog) and now I'm off for a looong walk in the sun before watching a girly movie with a great girly friend this evening.
Hope ya'll are enjoying your Saturday!