Turquoise and Lace…

{Photo courtesy of Alyse} {Photo courtesy of Alyse}   {Photo courtesy of Alyse} {Photo courtesy of Alyse} {My DYT Type One Style   Lace Shirt  No Label, thrifted   Pants  Jones New York Sport, thrifted White Tank  Joe Fresh via Joe Fresh    Cardigan  Denver Hayes, thrifted Brogue Shoes  via Winners and last seen here  Gold Handbag  No label, thrifted} We spent this past weekend enjoying our niece’s good company.  It was a whirlwind of fun activities including shopping at Ikea, spending St Patrick’s Day in Vancouver, a weekend quest for the ultimate coffee, and homemade fish tacos.  We dropped some money at my favourite retail clothing store, Joe Fresh. We were dazzled in Topshop.  It was all 100 times better than good.  My niece, an enthusiastic photographer, snapped most of today’s photos.  Lucky me! Today, I am…

Spring Fling…

DYT Type One, Dressing Your Truth, Type 1

          {MY DYT Type One Style    Jumper   Tabi International, thrifted     Jacket  Studio Works Petite, thrifted    Red T-Shirt   Reitmans      Rainboots   Ardene’s     Handbag  Lancome, thrifted   Pearl Earrings  Moi} Hello my friends and welcome to Monday! Well, my little blog has brought to light yet another nugget of information about myself.  I have an amazing talent for procrastination.  Despite the fact that I love almost every aspect of blogging, it has become apparent that I choose to dilly dally around producing little to no material until under the cloud of a publishing deadline.  And let’s be real here…any so called deadlines on this lttle blog are self-imposed.  There are no bloggy police handing out penalties for not publishing a Monday morning post.  It’s funny; I love…

Spring Ahead…

      {My DYT Type One Style    Pleated Skirt  Separate Scene, thrifted   Gingham Shirt  American Eagle Outfitters, thrifted    Pullover Sweater  Joe Fresh, thrifted    Booties  Minnetonka Turquoise, last seen here   Leather Purse   Derek Alexander, thrifted    Illusion Necklace  Moi}   Hello my friends!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  In my part of the world, we just turned the clocks one hour ahead for daylight savings time.  Spring Ahead. Figuratively, this phrase is all warm and fuzzy. I mean, who wouldn’t be keen to spring ahead?  It sounds all well and good, but the reality is an hour less sleep the next morning.  I swear, it takes me a week to adjust to this single hour time change.  Am I the only one?  I did have lots of outdoor enjoyment…

DIY: Polka Dot Jeans…

I have been seeing a lot of polka dot jeans in stores, on blogs, and also on Pinterest, and today I am sharing a tutorial on making your own polka dot jeans.  It’s fun!  It’s easy!  And with thrifted jeans; it’s doesn’t cost a lot of money. Okay, let’s get started. 1.  Supplies needed for this project are a pair of jeans, mine are a thrifted bargain at $4.00.  You also need some white paint…I am using my acrylic white gesso, but you can use your preferred paint be it fabric paint or regular acrylic paint. {Whichever type of paint you decide on, I suggest doing a sample on a scrap of fabric before working with your jeans. I had a scrap of denim from a pair of jeans I had hemmed.  I daubed…

In the Pink…

        {MY DYT Type One Style  Pink Shirt   unlabeled, thrifted   Pink Sweater  Liz Claiborne, thrifted    Jeans   Nautica, thrifted  and last seen here   Vest  Esprit, thrifted and last seen here Suede Booties  Zoe and Zac, thrifted and last seen here} After watching an episode of Dressing Your Truth’s 4 Types Beauty Panel on Carol Tuttle’s, The Carol Blog, I was inspired to add pink to my wardrobe.  In this particular clip each of the five experts share photos of their wedding rings {it’s a Valentine’s theme}, and each of the women are also wearing the shade of pink that supports their energy type.  Marcy, who’s dominant energy is type one like myself, looks so fresh and spring-like, that I was ready to think pink myself. Fortunately the thrift goddesses…

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss…

Theodor Seuss Geisel, March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991 Although Dr Seuss wrote 48 books, I remember but a single one, and that memory is oh so vivid, that it could have been yesterday, and not almost fifty years ago, that I read it, over and over. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Even to this day, I feel faintly uneasy when I think of Gertrude McFuzz.  Do you remember her?  The bird with only one tail feather who was jealous of her friend that had two.  And then she got some more feathers, and they grew, and they grew.  If my memory serves correct, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories was not a book dipped in ice cream colours, and topped with chocolate sprinkles.  Page after page of morose turtles, and then…Gertrude.…

Tie One On…

  {My DYT Type One Style   Navy Pants  Nine West, thrifted and last seen here    Gingham Shirt   thrifted, also seen here    Sweater   Olsen Petites, thrifted   Tie  thrifted    Shoes   Hush Puppies, thrifted    Purse  Aldo} Hello, hello my friends.  Tell me, what’s the first word that comes to mind when I say ukulele?  How many said Hawaii?  Better yet, who didn’t say Hawaii, and what the heck did you say?  A few weeks ago, I got an invite to the 2013 Vancouver Ukulele Festival.  What? This past weekend Vancouver hosted it’s second annual ukulele festival. Apparently, ukulele playing is a popular past time here in Vancouver.  So much so that there is a ukulele school, Ruby’s Ukes {see it here}, and an annual music  festival.  Of course I had to attend. I cleared my heavy…

Short, Sweet, and Hopeful…

And now, for my next trick…finding the balance between beauty and bouncing.  Nobody told me blogging would be a balancing act, or a bouncing act for that matter.  Truthfully, nobody told me anything.  I slipped in the back door, and have been making it up as I go ever since. I love the visual arts, and I have recently been messing about creating some artwork that is a combination of my own photography and random, yet meaningful to me, quotations.  The musings of Rumi are a personal favourite; however, my likes run from Dr. Dyer to Dr. Seuss and everything in between.  I plan to share some of these little gems with you over the coming weeks.  Playing with photography instead of paints is a little like jumping off the end of a pier…I…

Jump…

        {MY DYT TYpe One Style  Jacket  Joe Fresh, thrifted, seen here and here   Striped Top  Gap, thrifted    Jeggings  Laura Petites, thrifted, seen here Booties  Minnetonka Turquoise, via Winners   Purse  thrifted, seen here} Good Monday Morning! I have to say I’m feeling worded out after my lengthy post on Saturday. Do I hear a collective sigh of relief? It has occurred to me that blogging is a little like standing on the podium accepting an award. With each post I publish, I get to ramble on, seemingly without end, about pretty much anything I want; as long as it’s about me. And just like watching the Oscars; you can tune me out as you please, switching channels to a more interesting blog with the click of a mouse. Today, I’m attempting to hold your…

DIY: Friendship Bracelet…

Today’s tutorial is my little Valentine’s gift for you.  Friendship bracelets require minimal supplies and they are easy to make.  Once you get the hang of the overhand knot used, you will be able to make your bracelets out of all sorts of materials, in a rainbow of colours. In honor of Saint Valentine’s Day, I’m making a bracelet in scrumptious shades of reds, pinks, and cream. Some of you may remember me waxing poetic about summer camp in this post.  Many happy hours were spent at the craft tables escaping the heat of the early afternoons.  What I haven’t yet shared, is that I also spent a summer employed as a summer day camp leader.  So, I do have some experience in teaching the crafty things I learned.  I am hopeful that those skills…