Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Etsy Favorites: Halloween Edition

It's Halloween!! Sadly I do not have any parties to go to, however we have a dress-up zumba class today, so I'm pretty excited for that. I'll be going through my costume tote this afternoon ;)

1. Feather Lashes
2. Halloween Nail Polish
3. French Lace Mask
4. Skeleton Wreath
5. Felt Barn Owl Mask

Happy Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday Dress Collection

I'm so so excited to share my Holiday Dress collection! These will walk down a runway at my first even fashion show on Friday and will be available for order on Etsy on November 5th!!! Eek! Which one is your favorite?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Holiday Sneak Peek!

It's almost holiday season and that dresses! Here's a sneaky peek at today's photoshoot.

Coming Early November!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012


I am CRAZY busy getting ready for a charity fashion show! Here's what's been going on the last little while! Family shopping trip to find little sis some shoes for walking around in her new home-Vancouver!

Surprised husband for his birthday and took him to his FAVORITE restaurant, Famous Dave's which just opened up in the city!

Followed by some sweet treats from some sweet friends :) (board games not pictured)

Pumpkin carving on Thanksgiving!

Iron Man (Husband), Hunger Games (sister), Cool Dot Design (moi)

Whew.  What a crazy October, with no sign of let-up in November! ACK! Hope you guys are doing good!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pitch Perfect

I've already seen this movie twice, it's fantastic. Especially this part.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wore Stories

I was reading this blog recently and she mentioned she'd found some shawls at Ardene so I went to check out the selection and was happy to find they were 2 for $20!!

Bottoms Up:
Booties: George
Jeans: Stitches
Top: George
Shawl: Ardene
Necklace: F21

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Introductions: Selina

Say hello to Selina (Sal for short)! Sal and I have been friends since...always! We actually were born a day apart, in the same hospital in rooms next to each other so obviously we were destined to be friends :P

Selina is the manager at a local restaurant that serves AMAAAZING food, she also is a phenomenal quilter and she and I have sung in MANY choirs together, we were also in Beauty and the Beast-the musical a few years ago!

As you can see, she also has the most gorgeous brown eyes I've ever seen!
Say hi to Selina everyone!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wore Stories: Green Tunic

I usually miss this window where I can wear dresses with tights and boots before it gets insanely cold and I am forced to mummify myself in scarves and jackets and ski pants to go anywhere, and this year I think I'm on the ball!

Bottoms Up:
Boots: George
Tights: American Apparel
Tunic: F21
Blazer: Sirens

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wore Stories: Heart on My Sleeve

Wow the weather has changed! I'm definitely not running around in sandals anymore, it's socks and boots for me these days, and this photo is from last week! Crazy.

Sandals: F21
Pants: Urban Planet
Blouse: F21
Necklace: Ten Thousand Villages

In case you missed it, here's the tutorial for the Lace Pocket DIY

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Leaves are falling, there's a crispness in the air, it's a cold Thanksgiving Day.  But I'm excited to spend it in a warm house, with yummy food and the people I love.
Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Forest Feathers

The other day I shared a few photos my sister-in-law took, and I'm back with a few more!  Check out her facebook page for her portfolio!

I love the back of this dress, it's so pretty! And the burnt orange color is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

Dress: F21
Necklace: A gift

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Etsy Favorites

It's that time again! Today we're celebrating my husband's birthday (AGAIN), and it's a surprise, so I can't even tell YOU yet! Here's some new finds :)

1. Straw Hat
2. Feather Print
3. Beige Sweater
4. Arrow T-shirt
5. Peach Geometric Necklace
6. Letterpress Gift Flags

Have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving Canadians! I'll be eating lots of turkey this weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIY Lace Pocket Tutorial

Remember the other day when I told you those pretty pants got a bleach spot on them? I'm going to show you how to 'fix' this problem: A lace pocket!

The offending bleach spot! These were BRAND new pants, I couldn't just get rid of them!


Here's what you do:

1. Take the pocket measurements
2. I drew a smaller version just for reference and recorded the actual measurements
3. Draw the pocket pattern in actual size
4. Trace the pocket pattern onto a piece of lace, leaving about a half inch extra. This extra length you will use to fold under so there are no edges visible
5. Hand stitch the pocket onto your pants. Make sure to tuck in the edges of the lace to ensure no edges are visible. I did not stitch the top, just the sides and the bottom diagonal sections.

And voila!  A cute and crafty pocket.  Feel free to do it on both pockets and try different fabrics, like fun florals! Let me know if you try this, I'd love to see it!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wore Stories: Fall Flowers

This is easily one of my favorite dresses for fall and winter. This is one of 2 dresses I own from asos, and I just love it! It's super comfy, and love that it has long sleeves but it's still super light.

Bottoms Up:
Boots: Thrifted
Socks: Ardene
Tights: American Apparel
Dress: Asos
Necklace: Gifted

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I recently redesigned my shop including business cards, clothing labels, facebook banner, and as you can see, my blog banner.  I just thought I'd share with you some sketches for another little detail I'm working on!
I love to do pen and ink drawings, and these are turning out so cute! Hopefully soon I'll show you what these will be for!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Those Summer Nights

On our family vacation in August my sister-in-law and I did a little photo shoot and I thought I'd share a few photos. I love the fading evening light and pretty soft yellows of the sun still lingering, I miss those summer nights!

Sandals: F21
Pants: Urban Planet
Tank: F21
Hat: Ardene
Necklace: Handmade

**A few days later I sat on something that bleached one of the pockets of these pants!! Tutorial on how to 'fix' it coming soon!!!