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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road

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.
Hubby helping him get ready:D

The teachers did a wonderful job preparing everything.
with his teacher and the school principal

They had the grads give their moms a rose...awwww.....

Monday, June 25, 2018

Life...finds a way.

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?
Old Navy sweater, pants from Hot Topic, Converse One Star Kurt Cobain edition

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....
image from

Thursday, June 21, 2018


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...
Gryffindor shirt from Universal, old BDG pants I turned into shorts, Joe's Jeans booties

Out and about:D

Monday, June 18, 2018

One proud mama

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)!!!

with the adjudicator 
with her vocal teacher Lucia Prica (she's such a great teacher)
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:)
with my MIL and SIL

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

Friday, June 15, 2018


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.

H&M Coachella tank, Evil Twin jeans, Vans slip ons

Have you gone to Coachella?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Beaded out

 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
sheer top from Hot Topic with Banana Rep tank top and Calvin Klein sports bra, UNIQLO pants, House of Harlow 1960 moccasins

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

Friday, June 8, 2018

In memoriam: Kate Spade

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 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 it (albeit with a tiny tear on one of the handles). It's one of the few things I've never let go.

I carried this bag everywhere, you guys.
in Paris

in Versailles
Rest in peace, Kate.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Is it, really?

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...

old tunic and UNIQLO pants, Vans slip ons
I saw on the news it snowed in Newfoundland the other day, so I shouldn't really complain.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Inspiration: William Eggleston

"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)

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