The Sun’s Peeking Through the Clouds.

Shirt: American Apparel // Jeans: Joe Fresh // Shoes: Aldo // Scarf: vintage/gifted // Brooch: vintage/gifted. Photos: Christian Hapgood.

To be honest, I didn’t get to spend most of the day yesterday in these shoes – at least out anyways. My heels are still pretty roughed up but I tried to wear them around the house in an effort to break them in a little bit more. Seems to be working out thus far.

You also get a bit of  a peek into my home with these shots. Christian and I have been working hard to make it something special since we moved in. The Art Nouveau poster is a reprint of an original Tosca poster from the 1910s. My lovely friend, Sarah gave it to me after I gushed to her about how I was in love with some ads of the time and art done by Alfonse Mucha. The little, mother of pearl and painted screen is an antiquing find – my very first! And you can also see that my pretty Christmas Cactus is confused about the time of year and blooming – I’m not complaining though!

I am also featuring some vintage pieces in my outfit as well. The scarf was again a birthday gift from Sarah. The brooch is a set with the earrings I mentioned in this post – given to me by my grandmother several years ago. So, I guess outfit was a little mix of the old and the new, mellow grey and a bright pop of yellow.

I might post some more photos later today. I’m meeting up with a good friend of mine that I haven’t seen in forever. We’re probably going to hit up a coffee shop and have a wander along the boardwalk or through some of the shops downtown which will be nice. Even better, I think we’re supposed to be having quite a nice spring day with sun and the temperature hanging somewhere around 16’C.

Cheers,
Alison

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They’re hereee!

The new heels I ordered arrived early! I instantly tore open the package when it arrived to try them on. Unfortunately, MY heels still haven’t healed (ha!) from the abuse of breaking the flats in so I might not be traipsing around town in them anytime soon (sad face). Although, knowing me I’ll probably give in tomorrow – or tonight! – tape them up and sashay myself into foot agony (beautiful agony – beauty is pain, right? maybe not… haha). They also feel a little tighter than the ones I tried on in the store despite being the same size so it seems they will take some breaking in as well – ouch.

Still, the pain will not keep me from being excited that they arrived! Early!

Cheers,
Alison

An Evening Stroll.

Blazer: thrifted // Scarf: handmade // Jeans: Harlow Premium // Flats: Aldo // Bag: vintage // Earrings: handmade. Photo: Christian Hapgood.

Christian and I took a stroll walking  the long way to some friends’ house yesterday to have a BBQ. Some of the back streets on the way are remarkably charming and pretty. With the grown up trees and 1910s architecture I love taking walks in the area. The only down sides to last night’s walk were a) I just picked up these new flats and the 20 minute walk (one way) was probably not the best opportunity to break them in and b) that the weather has cooled off this week and the rain is back.

Still, we Canadians know that any weather above 0’C is fine enough for a BBQ. It’s always worth it and this instance was no exception. We had pork and sweet pepper kebabs, roasted portobellos, potatoes, and extra peppers – yum!

In other news, when I picked these flats up the other day I decided to go for it and pick up those yellow pumps I mentioned a few posts ago. They were all out of my size in yellow though, so I had to order them in and the wait is killing me. After lusting after them for long I can’t wait to put them to work in my outfits. I’m sure it won’t be long until you see them pop up on here – the order status said they should be arriving tomorrow!

In the meantime, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I have been playing around with the site’s appearance over the past little bit. I’m really liking the changes thus far, and there maybe a few more to come over the next little bit – nothing so dramatic though. I hope you guys are enjoying the changes as well – leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Cheers,
Alison