Friday, October 30, 2009

I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts, Diddly Dee..

Well we got off the 401 at exactly 2:00am this morning. We started out for home from Jeffersonville OH at 9:30am yesterday morning. It was the longest haul I have ever done. If you have ever done it, you will know that it is extremely stressful continually scanning the sides of the road at night for deer or animals that might decide to cross the road and kill you. I did this nonstop for hours. But, one of the highlights of the drive home was stopping in Grove City PA at the outlet mall. I have a bit of an obssession with work clothes and, even though I don't have a job, I hauled a couple hundred dollars worth across the border. However, when you are at Banana Republic or Ann Taylors, you know that doesn't go too far. Still, I love every single thing I got. This dress is from Banana Republic, it is a silk blend and I just love the animal print!





oh, and my favourite holiday is tomorrow! I love Halloween! I still don't have my costume yet, le bf is coming down from Toronto and we are going to make a mad dash tomorrow and find things.

Happy Halloween!

wearing:Shoes: Steve MAdden Luxury, Dress: Banana Republic

Thursday, October 29, 2009

On The Long Haul

Well it has been a fun trip, but we are going to try and get home today. We are in Jeffersonville OH, which doesn't exist on the map, there are 3 hotels and 2 restaurants but the biggest outlet mall I have seen in a long time! Crazy spot for it, right in the middle of farm country. Home is 9 hours away at the moment, but we have to stop at the Fenton glass factory first in Williamstown OH, it is an amazing blown glass store. It was famous back in the day, and is worth looking up. They make some gorgeous things. I will try and take some pictures of some of the art glass and post it tomorrow.'s 8:00 and we are leaving, here we go!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

0 Miles to Graceland

Here I am standing on the steps of Graceland, Elvis Presley's house. He bought it when he was 22! I am 23 now and am not close to buying anything let alone a huge house and property. He only had 20 years at that house because he died 20 years later.

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We visited Sun Studios, the studio where Elvis got his start. The studio also recorded musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. This is the microphone that Elvis used while he was at the studio before his contract was sold to RCA for $35,000.
IMG_1684 Yesterday morning we visited Ruby Falls which is an underground waterfall 260 feet within the mountain. we walked 1 mile to get there, and it was worth the whole walk!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

On The Road Again

Today there wasn't any site seeing destinations, just driving. About 1 hour into our trip we started seeing signs that the interstate we were on was closed. People were still going and weren't getting off the interstate, so we kept on going too. We eventually came to a road block of cops that said there was a mountain slide at 2:00 am this morning and half the mountain had fallen onto the roads. It will be block for months! Anyway, what came out of it was a very long scenic detour through the mountains of North Carolina. It was amazing! Usually on trips we try to get from point to point as quickely as possible so we can enjoy time at the destination, but this time the nice time spent was on the winding mountian trails. It made me think that, from jumping from point to point we are focusing so much on the destination and are forgetting the journey. Sometimes it is getting there and the experiences of it are the things that last. Today, all of the focus was on the journey and there wasn't a dull moment. My 2cents for the day.




We stopped at Dunken Donuts on our way out this morning, and mom asked for one single Timbit/munchkin as she always does. Instead of just getting it on a tissue, it was given to her in a single munchkin bag! So cute! The cashier said that people ask for just one all the time.



Saturday, October 24, 2009

Meeting The King

I was in Randleman today for NASCAR Days. It was great! In the morning we went to the Richard Petty car shop where he was coming to meet and greet the fans. After a while waiting around, I met him, very nice guy! He held my hand when the picture was about to be taken so I was shaking as the picture was being taken lol. A little awkward smile.


Saw Petty later on that night. He was just walking down the street towards a line up of fans that were waiting to get thigns signed. I was completely flattered that he remembered me! He looked at me, opened his arms and started talking to me while I was taking this picture:




It was a full day, 7am - 7:30pm. Also scored some free stuff along the way.

top: Cleo, purse: thrifted, sunglasses: stolen from boyfriend

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Racecar Goes VROOM

We rolled into Concord NC at 7:30 last night plenty of time to rest up for the next days events. After a quick bite we were out to the race track bright and early for some race car driving. Last year I did a ride along and went 165MPH, this year is was my parents' turn. Mom did the ride along like me, but dad did the ride along and also drove a race car 8 laps. He went 136MPH which for us Canadians is 224KM/H.


Here's dad jumping into the drivers seat of his race car.



After a day of racing we went to the shop next to the race track where they make and repair the race cars. It was closed but they were nice enough to give us a private tour. I can't believe that to build a new race car motor is 40-50,000$.



Tomorrow will be a busy day of shopping, browsing pottery and ending up in Asheville NC before taking off for Tennessee! I'm very excited for the Jack Daniels distillery and the largest underground waterfall! More photos uploaded tomorrow night.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I was off this morning at 9:30 and after hours upon hours of driving we reached West Virginia. We are gone for 10 days, I think I brought enough stuff for more than 2 weeks! Tomorrow we will be in Charlotte North Carolina. Nothing to see today, but tomorrow will be some shopping and then the race track on Thursday! Dad will be driving a race car around a NASCAR track! pretty exciting!



Very slouchy comfy outfit for the long ride.

Monday, October 19, 2009


I am leaving for a mini vacation tomorrow morning! Look forward to posts from North Carolina and Tennessee! It should be beautiful down there this time of year. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Off Again

I am leaving for Toronto tomorrow, but will be back on Saturday. Check back then for posts!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Out today, people watching downtown from the second floor of Starbucks. That's always fun.
It is about 7*C here in Kingston, and cloudy with that damp cold that chills you right to the bone. I know it is cold weather from here on till spring so I have started the bundling up phase. One thing I can say about Canada and Canadians is, in the winter, we are not sexy, lol. It is so cold here and we wearing so many pieces of clothing that we just look like bundles of yarn with eyes peeking out. I can say that I do try to add some flavour at the expense of my health. I am a locally known for choosing fashion and frutility over function and utility. I will go cold because a thin knit looks better on me than a thick one.




shawl/sweater: Charlotte Russe; black long sleeve: Old Navy; Shoes: Decree; necklace: real sand dollar from mom's jewelry box

Monday, October 12, 2009

Love the Lala-days

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is over for another year. Le bf stayed over on Friday night, I had the immediate family mini Thanksgiving on Saturday and then the huge extended family on Sunday. Today le bf is stopping in again on his way back to the Saug so it was a really well rounded out weekend. Now I'm looking forward to my most favourite day (besides Christmas) that should be a holiday, Halloween! I think I have decided on Jacky-O. I think it can be done.




Blouse: silk from Deb; jeans: more Old Navy; Necklace: store in Montreal

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Has anyone been watching the Rachel Zoe Project? I have to admit I have seen a few episodes and am just in aww of the clothing she handles. Anyway, ever since I saw the preview for one of the episode where she is wearing a faux fur vest I haven't been able to shake it. This picture is curtesy of, and I am in love with number 6.

Since number 6 is a designer vest, I have found this more affordable option that i might test out. It is from H&M and retails for $27.90

There are also some at American Eagle and Maurices.

Friday, October 9, 2009


yay weekend. my brother and boyfriend are coming down tonight which makes me happy. Went thrifting yesterday on a whim and scored this brand new Jacobs blazer. it was love at first try on. Also, there was a Michael Kors cover-over there for $4.00! Can you believe that! I really wished that it looked good on me but it looked horrific so I didn't get it, but that is one lucky find for someone! Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Gobble Gobble.




Blazer: thrifted Jacobs; jeans: Old Navy; Top: H&M; flower ring: Forever 21

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

You're An Animal

Ok, I'm not a big fan of Naomi Campbell for anythign she does like modeling or throwin phones at people, but I did come across these photos in last months Harper's Bazaar and thought they were amazing! Very intense, strong and just all round beautiful.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hello Again

I'm back. It was a busy week, but what a relaxing weekend! Le bf and I went out last night and into Toronto this afternoon. I am loving the GO Train! I can get into the heart of Toronto in 15 minutes and not have to stress over traffic. It's great. For $9.80 it's worth not having the stress, wasting the gas and having to park.


Le bf tried to take a picture of the beautiful sun set from the GO Train. I'm there in the window :) Have a great weekend! Outfit posts to come!


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