Thursday, February 11, 2016

New in...and now in wheat

You guys...you've seen me wear these black boots a lot lately. Well, I found them in another colour, and on sale! Say wut?!?!
Timberland Pull On Boots in wheat nubuck



Your turn...any new purchase lately?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Year of the Monkey

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone:) Wishing you much happiness, good luck and good health for the days ahead.

Of course, I had to wear red for Chinese New Year's Eve dinner last night.

I sewed a dress using Tilly and the Button's Bettine pattern. Of course, I made the little one a skirt using the same fabric and using the Clémence pattern from Tilly's book (which I've blogged about when I just got into sewing here.) My daughter was wearing it with ballet leotards because she had dance class before the dinner. (I also sewed the leotards using a Jalie pattern.)

I made the mistake of making the wrong size because I'm an idiot,  but I made it fit and I love it:) I'll be making more of this for sure!
On me: Bettine dress worn with no-name leggings and Joe's Jeans booties; On the little one:Jalie ballet leotards and Clémence skirt with tights and her much-loved heeled shoes



And yes, it's still cold over here but we were out for just a few minutes. We're masters of quick photo shoots in our house....mwahaha!

Dinner last night...I'm still full!
Kung hei fat choi, peeps!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Across the universe

Because The Beatles rock...

(I didn't know my special guest was there...sigh....)
no-name shirt, H&M pants, Converse sneakers


with my ever-present North Face jacket.
Guys, I also would like to take this opportunity to thank my blogger friend Kim of A Very Sweet Blog. I won her Invisibobble giveaway!

Love the cool packaging. So cannot wait to use it:) Thanks again for this, Kim!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Oldie but goodie

This dress is another item I've had for ages...like, maybe 10 years or more....
old Tommy Hilfiger dress, no-name leggings, Timberland booties


I have this is in red, too. To be honest, as much as I like these dresses, I'll probably be re-fashioning them, as I find they're too clingy to my liking.

Anyhoo, happy Monday, guys:) Can't believe it's February already....gaaaaaah!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Underrated

I watch movies a lot...not the new ones out in theatre because I do have kids to cater to and can't really drag them to the theatre all the time (unfortunately). Apparently, it's the law you have to take them to school, you guys, but I digress. Anyhoo, thanks to the likes of Apple TV, Netflix, Shomi and android boxes, I can now watch old and fairly newish movies ALL THE TIME when I can. Woot! And man! I've discovered a lot of gems!

On that note, here are just a few of the ones I enjoyed a lot, but either they didn't do too well on the box office, or the critics just hated them.

1) Jem and the Holograms
I guess it's because I've never seen the original TV series, so I really had nothing to compare this to. As a teeny-bopper movie, I think it stands on its own. I loved the songs, the cast, the hair, makeup and costumes...I just plain loved this movie! It was entertaining, and as a mom with young kids, I can watch this without having to worry about swear words:D

image from forbes.com

2) Pixels
This Adam Sandler movie was also just great fun to watch. I'm an Adam Sandler fan, so I think everything he does is just funny. And c'mon! Peter Dinklage was just hilarious, and so was Josh Gad. Plus, Pac Man as a villain?!?! That's just gold!
image from rollingstone.com

3) Pacific Rim
Guillermo del Toro always directs such great movies, so I don't know why his movies don't get as much $$$ in the box office here in North America.  Good thing this movie made money worldwide! It's seriously awesome, you guys, so watch it if you like anything with robots and big monsters.
(PS My middle child ranks this movie as one of his all-time faves. Like mother, like son:D)
image from pacificrimmovie.com

4) Hansel And Gretel:Witch Hunters
With this title, I don't know why people expected anything else but just a fun and campy action movie. As you can guess, it's a take on the fairy tale, but yeah....not really....you have grown up Hansel and Gretel fighting witches after what happened to them as kids. Adventure ensues!
image from imdb.com
5) Dredd
A much-darker version of the Stallone movie, and loads better. Lena Headey was also the best villain. Love her!


How about you? Are there movies you liked that everyone else seems to hate?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Surplus

There's just some things I know I have to use, like the leftover fabric I had from sewing these dresses over the Christmas holidays. I really love the fabric but I knew what I had wasn't big enough for another garment. I decided to make an infinity scarf out of it instead. This way, I get to see it everyday, because if you're in Canada, you get to enjoy scarves pretty much year round:D


North Face jacket, Sherlock shirt from Hot Topic, BDG jeans, Ugg Australia boots
Don't you just love plaid?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Variation

This is another version of the dress-with-booties look that I've been digging lately.

(Yes...it' still winter and cold over here, but man, I just want to see some colours in my own blog!:P)
old H&M dress with no-name leggings, Timberland boots

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