Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Can Inexpensive Be Great?

When it comes to shoes, you can love them and hate them; they can make your outfit, but just as easily ruin your night. I can name several a-night where I have hobbled home on blistered feet.
So when it comes to shoes, are you of the opinion that you get what you pay for, or do you believe that an inexpensive shoe can be a great one?

In my experience, I think I have had the whole range! Expensive shoes can be just as painful as a very cheaply made inexpensive pair. However, my go-to-shoes at the moment are ones that were priced at $30...and they look and feel fabulous!

But I'm pretty sure everyone has a pair of those shoes that feel like they are torturing your feet. No matter how you walk in them, they are trying to hurt you; scrubbing your heels no matter how hard you shove your toes to the end. Those shoes that you feel have great potential, and if you just wear them enough, you will be able to break them into the perfect shoes. You give them chance after chance but they end up disappointing you time after time and leave you in pain. My worst right now are a pair of Steve Maddens. I love love love them, but they really pinch a nerve in my left foot. So, even though I know they are no good for me, I can't seem to throw in the shoe polish; they mean too much to me...even though the pain seems to outweigh the benefit, I can't seem to part with them. When do you throw in the white flag?

What were your worst shoes ever?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bunny Hugger

Last night while looking for places in the area to volunteer, I came across an opportunity on the Humane Society's website. Did you know that you can sign up to be a Bunny Hugger? This entails socializing and exercising rabbits, ginea pigs and rats. This kind of volunteering seems almost too good to be true. I think it would be nice to try and make the time that the animals spend at the shelter as pleasant as possible.
Some of my longer followers will remember the love of my life; Kiwi who died last year.



At the shelter, there is also an opportunity to take home depressed rabbits for 2 weeks to try and socialize them. I've never seen a depressed bunny, but I'm sure they are just as sweet.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


As many of you know, I have dabbled in clothing creation and design for longer than I have had this blog. However, I was never truly comfortable with making alterationd until my most recent project. Here is my latest dress and I can say that I actually did some major alterations so that it would fit me better! I used test fabric that was about $4/meter but it actually turned out better than I had hoped! So, I now have a new dress for about $7. :)



PS, I chose the Kodak camera. There were a lot of bad reviews about the Nikon

Monday, August 9, 2010


uuuh...ok, so I wanted a camera for my birthday. My dad bought 2 that were very similar and told me to choose which one I wanted. I have been playing with them both for 2 days and can't decide!!! Does anyone have any comments, good or bad, about the:
Nikon Coolpix P100 or the Kodak EasyShare Z981.
I would really appreciate it!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

May I Introduce You To...

the newest member of my accessories family, Le Sac. I don't know anything about this bag, I have searched for it online, but have come up empty. If you know anything about Le Sac brand, please let me know. I am really interested. I purchased it in a vintage store, but I think the store owner said it wasn't old.


We went out for Cambodian food for lunch, which is now my favourite kind of cuisine...right after Vietnamese. This is what I wore to lunch. For dinner, we went to my favourite Greek resteraunt, and I wore my newly hemmed red vintage dress. Afterwards, some friends came over for cheesecake. I am not eating again for a week...and tomorrow is the cottage party...arg.



This bag is perfect I think. It is a hard case so it doesn't collapse and squish your things, and it looks both elegant and casual.

wearing: skirt: made by me; top: American Eagle; heels: Wild Rose; bag: Le Sac; necklace: ammonite fossils from the Treasure Chest in Alexandria Bay.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Me Day!

Well, today is my birthday. I am now officially in the late part of my early 20's. I can't believe that next year I will be in the middle of my 20's! But it is time for my yearly reflection...

Isn't it strange that when you are younger you are always wishing that you were older, but when you get there, you want to stay put forever? I remember when I turned 20, it was exciting, but I couldn't believe that I was never going to be a teenager ever again. It was kind of a haunting thought, but each year on our birthdays we are reminded that we are marching slowly towards death. I find ever year on August 5th I sit down, like right now, and think a lot about my own mortality...I don't understand how everyone can be so calm all the time when you know that you are going to die someday. We just plod on with our jobs, our day-to-day and sometimes boredom knowing that each moment that has passed is gone. I think consciousness of mortality is cruel. It is a topic that is always in the back of my mind and one that I don't like to think about very often...every year I wonder, "am I making the right decisions?", "am I where I wanted to be at this age?", "am I doing what is best for my future?" "am I on the right path?"

I guess the answer is, we just don't know. So, I think that doing as much as you can, experiencing as much as you can and treating everyone with respect is the best way through life. The world is full of amazing things to be experienced, and everyone deserves to be treated equally, because we are all equal. We all end up in the same place.
I will introduce you to my amazing birthday presents soon :) Tonight for my b-day dinner, I will be wearing the shortened, thrifted red dress that I posted about earlier. And so life goes on...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What I Would Wear

...If I were invited to the Clinton wedding.

Definitely channel sexy elegance, with a punch of studs curtest of McQueen. This is in response to a post done by one of my favourite bloggers, "Carrie Bradshaw Made Me Do It".

What would you wear if you were invited to the Clinton wedding?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My New Header

Hello all! I have had this header for a long time, and have hated for almost as long. I am thinking that I will change it to one of these, but I can't choose. I would appreciate your votes!
Header 1
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Header 2
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Which header?

Header 1
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