Wednesday, November 30, 2011

astier de villatte

one of my greatest weaknesses is the scented candle, especially one with an unusual scent. i've been obsessed with the narratives generated by C.B. I Hate Perfume, and these scents by Astier de Villatte (at Worthwhile) seem to be in a similar spirit.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

anna allen holiday 2011

i've been feeling a little down in the dumps because it keeps raining here in toronto, our thirteen year old car won't start, and our nyc/cambridge plans are becoming increasingly uncertain.

but look, anna allen's latest holiday collection will actually work with my waistline! i caved in on Black Friday and ordered a pair of J Brand maternity jeans because very little in my closet has been working with this pregnancy. most days i wear my APC tunic dresses belted over tights, but as it gets colder and colder, i'm running out of ideas.

Friday, November 25, 2011

just lookin...

etoile isabel marant 'xavier' coat  $369 size 2 and 3 left

i already have the etoile baki, but i prefer the neater pockets on the xavier. i can wear either a 1 or 2 in the baki, but went with the 1 because it wasn't as bulky (the 2 had more room at the hips when buttoned).

Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving!

APC ski pullover at Creatures of Comfort.

oddly enough, there will be plenty of black friday sales here in canada. alas for me, i have to work today (including student meetings and a working lunch). we may end up going out for dumplings in chinatown, but it just won't be the same.

here's hoping everyone has a lovely, stress-free thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

yes no maybe

i like my dresses to be statement pieces, but when it comes to jeans, i tend to go with the more practical (boring) choice. so there isn't any colored denim in my closet, let alone prints. but these patrick ervell jeans at creatures of comfort are somehow compelling in spite of my self-imposed restrictions. i think the price alone will make them a pass, but i'm going to enjoy looking at them all the same.

Monday, November 14, 2011

steven alan dresses

aside from the fact that very little i covet will fit me, i have been dreaming up shopping lists for nyc. the agnes dress reminds me of my catholic school jumper. it would be so sweet paired with a thin cashmere sweater, wool tights, and oxfords. i'm still in love with the vivian dress in the floral print. next to rachel comey, steven alan makes my favorite prints.

anyone else out there pregnant this fall and winter and feeling frustrated by the fitted waistlines this season? i need to invest in a pair of j brand maternity jeans and a down parka, but am at a loss when it comes to everything else. dressing for a long winter can be daunting, especially as every additional layer adds to your discomfort.

Monday, November 07, 2011

scenes from fall in toronto

Leon's robot costume, fashioned from an old shoe box

i saw greasychickenface's pet portraits on megan's blog and knew it was time to have something done for hector and turtle. we're so pleased with the results.  

after stephanie added these olsson clogs to her svpply, i ended up ordering them. it only took 2 1/2 weeks for them to arrive from sweden. i'm still patiently awaiting the arrival of my primoeza cardigan.  i'
leon became very ill right after i took these halloween photos and has spent the past week recovering. yet another reason to live close to family so you don't have to take time off from work because your baby can't go to pre-school. and now i'm sick, which marks my third illness since september. i'm off to baltimore in a week (conference), and then hopefully a nyc trip in early december. we've decided to drive because the plane tickets are so expensive after you add taxes and fees to fly in and out of toronto. i can't wait to be back in the city.