Monday, August 22, 2016

It is coming....

 I can tell summer is ending, because there has been rain some days and the heat waves are getting shorter and shorter...meh. I have been feeling under the weather, so that's meh, too.

Anyhoo, still trying to wear my summer outfits. Hey, as long as there's no snow, right?

old top I sewed, Old Navy skirt, Alejandrina's sandals
And of course, another appearance by the photo bomber. I purposely told her to not get into the shot, and what does she do?

Are you just as sad as I am that summer is ending?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Party at the back


Hand-me-down top from my mom worn with Banana Republic tank, Zara jeans, Ugg Australia Kay clogs


These clogs are sooooooo comfortable, you guys!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Smorgasbord (Picture-Heavy)

It's been a busy summer so far, enjoying the heat and gallivanting around town. Last week, we had a chance to go away for a couple of days and. It's the usual trip the kiddos love: Great Wolf Lodge, going to see Niagara Falls (which is super close to GWL), and shopping, of course! Well, the shopping is probably more for me...ahem....

Here are some pics:)





Enjoying the warm summer night....

It was super hot that day we decided to see the falls, so walking around was a bit of an ordeal for the kids and the hubby, but they still enjoyed it...I think....


He was not impressed.



We were in and out of gift shops to cool down.

Then back at at GWL.
Eating while enjoying the view of the Great Wolf Lodge water park....
At the arcade:
Doing the Wooly Mammoth ride...weeeee!!!

Walking around at night (Honestly, though, I just took them out to get some stuff at the Pok├ęstop outside the lodge...hehe)
The obligatory chair shot on the last day....

We also went to the the Outlet Collection for some shopping.

The haul:
And I got my clogs (see previous post)! Weeeeeeeee!

Let me know what you guys have been up to!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Obsession #38

I've been wanting clogs so bad these days. There's just something so care-free about them, you know?

Ugg Australia Kami (image from www.ugg.com/ca)

Lotta Classic Clogs (image from www.lottafromstockholm.co.uk)

Daubs Clogs (image from freepeople.com)

Inspiration:
image from Free People blog

image from Vogue.com
What have you been obsessing over lately?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Like a broken record

This dress has been worn so many times since I sewed it...as in, it gets worn as soon as it's washed. Yup....


This weekend, the Krinos Taste Of Danforth  (the annual Greek food festival in Toronto) occurred. I decided to take the kids for the first time. Here are some pics taken:)
on the subway
 It was a beautiful hot day...perfect for a street festival. We went super early to miss the crowd, but by the time we left, it was cray cray!


Souvlakis everywhere!





Enjoying loukoumades:D


How was your weekend, guys?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The one with the chukkas, and a #HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild review

These boots I've had for ages is one of those things that just gets better with age:) Even though it's summer, I don't mind wearing these at all. Very comfortable and versatile.
Roots chukka boots with old Dynamite shirt from my mom and H&M shorts


And now, a short review of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child....
So, were you able to get your hands on your copy and finished reading it?

This book was a quick read, mainly being it written as the script of the play now showing in London. Thus, most of the events that would have taken chapters to describe in a novel were written succinctly and very fast-paced. (I find it hilarious that people didn't know this before buying the book! Wuttt?!?! It was clearly stated in the description that it's the SCRIPT!)

Did I love the book? Yes and no. Yes, because the story was great. There was a lot of action, a lot of funny moments (mostly with Ron) and a lot of poignant ones as well. Yes....certain parts made me cry. I didn't think a Harry Potter book could still touch me the same way as reading the original seven books did, but I think this just shows how this script lived up to the whole spirit of Harry Potter universe. The ending of Part One: brilliant!

No, for the reasons that it was quick read. I would have loved for The Cursed Child to be an actual full-blown book, filled with details and description of the characters and the events. It could have been a 5000-page book...fans would've been happy! Being bound by the short time line of a play, there really was no chance to fully delve into the main characters Albus and Scorpius, and show in great details the shenanigans they got into. This book is what the HP movies are for me: a great interpretation but not the complete package. (Don't get me wrong. I loved the movies, but we all know that many aspects of the books were omitted in films due to time constraints.)

I do understand how lucky we are as HP fans to even have this book, and indeed, I am grateful for that. Alas, it saddens me that this is truly the end, as JK Rowling stated she is done with Harry Potter after this:'( I will be re-reading these books as long as I can, to hold on to the magical world of Hogwarts and Harry, Ron and Hermione.

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