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Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road

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My eldest son just graduated from elementary school, you guys! Aaaaaaaaah! When did he grow up?

His class just had their grad ceremony this week in a lovely restaurant by the lake.  Such a great event...sentimental, meaningful, funny....

Here are some pics I took to commemorate the day.















Life...finds a way.

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The post title is from the movie Jurassic Park, which has nothing to do with this outfit except for the fact that this was what I was wearing when we watched Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom:D

Well...the greenery of our backyard is kinda Jurassic Park-y, so....yeah? That's a connection, right? Eh?




As for the movie, well, we had to see it coz my middle child is such a huge dinosaur fan. It was a good watch...a combination of the original and Lost World. The dino fight scenes are always pretty awesome in these Jurassic movies:) Plus, there were actually a few moments that made me kinda teary-eyed a bit...sniff sniff....

Reprieve

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It's been hot and humid here, but then, we had a day when it was actually kinda cool. Hence, the long-sleeved shirt with shorts.

My husband calls this my "trashy" outfit coz I don't think he likes the boots with shorts. I was like, "What? This is very music-festival-y!" and he was like, "What? The one you've never been to?"...hmph...




Out and about:D



One proud mama

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My daughter participated for the first time in her music school's summer festival. It's an annual tradition that the school does to showcase their students and give them a chance to perform in front of friends and families.

The great thing was that it was done in categories to make it easier to organize and watch, because otherwise, everyone would be there for days! (There were different groups for instrumental and vocals.)

Here are some pics taken that day.



The first part of the festival was the Length of Study segment.

The video of her entry:)
She won first prize in her category (Cadet)!!!

The second part was the Evaluation section where they were scored on techniques and such.



The video of her entry:
They all got Evaluation trophies in her group coz they were all great:)



I was so proud of her. I hope she keeps it up and most importantly, that she enjoys every minute of it.

Deceitful

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I mentioned in my last post that I've never been to a music festival before. Well, that hasn't stopped me from wearing this H&M tank. I think I really do wear this tank too much in the summer and I kinda wish I got a spare.


Have you gone to Coachella?

Beaded out

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Just a basic "pre-summer/not really spring but sometimes it rains" outfit but adding these shoes to add some spice to the outfit:D

These shoes always remind me of music festivals...although I've never been to one....

In memoriam: Kate Spade

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It is rare that a famous person's death would affect me personally, but this was what happened when I heard that Kate Spade had passed away on Tuesday, June 5th/2018. What a truly sad day for the fashion world. I was shocked, much like most people. I never knew she suffered from depression.

For this post, I thought I'd share the story of my one and only Kate Spade bag.

The Kate Spade black nylon tote was the first designer bag I had ever owned. I was a poor student when I bought it at Holt Renfrew. I couldn't afford it, but I didn't care. I just remembered clutching the Holt paper bag while going home on the subway, with my precious inside. I was so ecstatic!

I loved this tote, and for a long time was the only thing I was using. It was bag for school, when going out, at formal occasions, my first real job after university...it was a constant companion.

You would think after all these years that it would be battered up, but it still looks as good as I did when I bought …

Is it, really?

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Oh spring...why do you tease us with summer-like hot days, and then grey and rainy days after? As I read on Twitter recently, "Mother Nature, you're drunk. Go home."

This was taken on a day that it was super hot AND rainy...

I saw on the news it snowed in Newfoundland the other day, so I shouldn't really complain.

Inspiration: William Eggleston

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"Eggleton's focus on a world of images which is associated with ordinary American life, with which he has a kind of love-hate relationship and of which various groups of works show perpetual variations, results in our immediately associating certain objects with his work. The combination of his special way of looking at things and his specific composition gives rise to an individual visual language whose recurring elements, or those developed on this basis, create a style which, via this recognition, reveals Eggleston as the originator of these images."

-Thomas Weski, "From Memphis With Love"
 Books above:
William Eggleston: From Black and White to Color
William Eggleston: Paris
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera (Photographs and Videos, 1961-2008)