What I Wore This Week

 

What I Wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I Wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I Wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I Wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I Wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Lace Top • Zara (similar here and here) | Jeans • Zara (similar) | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • vintage (similar) | Watch • Daniel Wellington |
Outfit 2 –  Kimono • Zara (similar here and here) | T-shirt • Hot Topic | Shorts • H&M | Shoes • Adidas |
Outfit 3 – Black Lace Top • Zara (similar) | Jeans • Zara (similar) | Shoes • Converse |
Outfit 4 – Pink Kimono • Zara (similar) | Jeans • Zara (I cut off the fringe) | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Vintage (similar) |
Outfit 5 – Shirt Dress • Zara (similar) | Purse • Zara (similar) | Shoes • Etsy | Watch • Daniel Wellington |

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Have I ever mentioned that I live by a really big mall? Like, a 5 minute walk from everything I could ever need. While on most days it is really convenient to be able to walk to get whatever I need within minutes, on other days it can be dangerous to my wallet. Zara is having a big sale right now and it took everything I had not to go down and check out what was there. I seriously put on my shoes and went to leave 4 times on Saturday but reigned it in each time. That is my version of self control ;)

I totally waited last minute to buy Tom’s Father’s Day gift this year. I’m usually much more prepared but I couldn’t decided what to get him. Merle and I were out shopping together and we were walking through the linen and bedding section of the store. She reminded me that he said that he wanted a new body pillow (his is super sad looking) so we decided a new body pillow and pillow case were a good start. Then last evening around 7:00 I told him that I had to run down to the store because I forgot to buy deodorant (I actually did) but in reality I also want to do a quick perusal and find him another gift to go with the pillow. The girls decided they were going to come with me and ride their bike and scooter, which ironically makes the trip take longer than it does when we walk.

After walking from one end of the mall to the other, we ended up in Urban Outfitters because they always have fun kitschy gift ideas. There was this neat cell phone magnifier in the form of an old fashioned television that I thought he would get a kick out of because he is always watching things on his phone, but I went with a record instead. They had the Beatles double album which is a fantastic album so I figured it would be good to add to his collection. As a final touch I had the girls go into the Urban Outfitters photo booth and take some fun photos for him to put in his card. Everything went well until the last photo when it managed to capture Roo in the middle of falling off her stool. I was going to make them do a retake, but then thought, “nah, that’s totally her so it’s perfect.” For breakfast I made him Eggs Benedict  (my favourite too. Everything tastes better with Hollandaise). All in all I’d say he had a good day.

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I have a plus size UK packing list coming up this week, as well as I am working on an updated Starter Work Wardrobe/Capsule. 

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What I Wore This Week

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

Outfit 1- Leather Jacket • Zara (similar) | T-shirt • H&M | Jeans • H&M | Sandals • Esty | Purse • Zara (similar, similar) |
Outfit 2 – Leather Jacket • Zara (similar) | Dress • Zara (similar, similar) | Shoes • Vans |
Outfit 3 – Leather Jacket • Zara (similar) | Lace Peplum shirt • Zara (similar, similar) |
Outfit 4 – Jacket • Zara (similar, similar) | Poison T-shirt • Vintage* (similar, similar) | Jeans • H&M | Shoes • Steve Madden |
Photo 5 – New thrifted shoes: A pair of Classic Vans slip-ons, and a pair of Adidas that I can’t figure out what style of. I think they may be a vintage. They look like a cross between the Vintage country (new country OG), the Samba, and the bottom part of a vintage Adidas German wrestling shoe.

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I hate making regular, run of the mill posts after horrible shit has happened in the world. It seems so tasteless, so I want it to be known that I was/am just as shocked, saddened, angry, and devastated at what happened Saturday night in London as everyone else. I can’t accept that this is our new normal. It’s so messed up.

I caught a summer cold from my kid. They really are little germ machines and I can’t believe I am sick again. On Saturday we had another successful thrifting day. In Value Village we found an Ikea  Ektorp ottoman with built-in storage for $12. The cover on it was beige and really dirty but it completely removable, so we went to Ikea and picked up a new cover in grey (the darker the better here) and now it looks like new. While the cover was 3x as much as the footstool cost us we ended up getting the ottoman for less that 1/3 of what a new one would have cost and we wanted one anyway. (For some reason the Ikea links aren’t working on mobile.)

Tom has the tendency to steal my stories or ideas and then relay them back to me like they are his or he heard them elsewhere :/ Weeks ago I told him that I wanted to get rid of our kitchen table and get a drop-leaf style from to save on space. I showed him the picture of the one I wanted. When we were at Ikea on Saturday he showed me the table that I had previously showed him and proceeded to tell me how perfect it would be for the condo. I was like, “seriously?” At least he agrees with me right? ;)

Roo ended up getting a new duvet cover for her bed. I’m not sure why she liked this one, maybe it’s the vampire guy or the little cat with steam punk goggles. Whatever the reason she thought it was great. There were some really cute new textiles right now for both kids and adults, with great prices. We couldn’t get Merle’s yellow shelf yet even though I tried, because there was no room in the suv due to Tom’s work crap being in the back of it. It’s a good excuse to go back because we kind of rushed through, and it would be nice to spend a few leisurely hours there in a less busy time of day. I hate being herded along with the crowds like sheep.

I’ve probably mentioned how Merle can’t talk quietly. When we were at Value Village they had a huge chalk-like drawing on the wall of a family holding hands and walking in the sun (family being mom, dad, daughter, son, and dog) and for some reason this pissed her off. She decided she would say really loudly (but her normal voice), “not every family has a son you know!…….Or a dog!…….And not every day is sunny!” Then she walked off in a huff. She gets the drama from Tom.

*On Instagram I told the story of this vintage Poison t-shirt (up in the 4th photo) which  was given to me from a former employee. Back in 2004 I was pregnant with my first and going through a rough emotional time. He knew that I loved vintage band tees and brought me this one to cheer me up. It really meant a lot to me then and still does now.

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What I Wore This Week

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Jacket • Zara (I cut the fringe shorter) | T-shirt • Old (same) |
Outfit 2 – Striped Shirt • Everlane | Jacket • Zara (really similar) | Jeans • H&M old (similar) | Shoes • Steve Madden |
Outfit 3 – Kimono • Zara | Jeans • Zara (similar) | Shoes • Zara (similar) |
Outfit 4 – T-shirt • Target (men’s) | Jacket • Zara (really similar) | Black Jeans • Mango | Boots • Topshop | Purse • Zara |
Outfit 5 – Band Tee • Junkfood Clothing (similar, similar) | Jeans • H&M (I cut the bottom off) | Jacket • Zara (similar) | Shoes • Steve Madden |

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What I Wore This Week

what I wore this week #wiw #ootd

what I wore this week #wiw #ootd

what I wore this week #wiw #ootd

what I wore this week #wiw #ootd

Outfit 1 – Labyrinth tee • Hot Topic | Jeans • H&M | Jacket • Zara | Boots • Mango |
Outfit 2 – Black Tie Sweatshirt • Zara (similar) | Pants • H&M | Boots • Topshop |
Outfit 3 – Blondie Tee • Brandy Melville | Jeans • Zara (similar) | Long Cardigan • Mango (similar) |
Outfit 4 – Peasant Top • H&M super old (similar) | Jeans • Mango (same style different wash) | Jacket • Zara | Boots • Topshop |

As I am writing this it is Saturday night and it’s about as quiet as it has been for the last week. Tom is at a music gig, Merle is building Lego while watching Youtube tutorials and Roo is trying to get her room clean (I know, I know, it has been a ridiculously long time she has worked on it but I refuse to cave and do it for her this time) in order for her to earn back her tv cord so she can play video games. She also always bitches that the cat doesn’t sleep with her and I told her that if she didn’t have so much shit all over the place he probably would. Tonight I proved my point after she stripped the bed and tidied it all up he was sleeping happily at the foot of it. Maybe this will be enough to motivate her.

It’s so horrendously disorganized in here as well, so much so that I want to start buying decorating magazines again to find some inspiration. Maybe just some small-space pins on Pinterest will work too though. That’s what I used to do when I was a kid. I used my allowance to buy decorating magazines and would find an inspiration and try to mimic it in my bedroom. I feel like I am constantly complaining about organizing and too much crap, but seriously the floor plan of this place is so wacky that you can’t do much. We need an organizational unit that will incorporate the tv, gaming systems, and have maximum area to display collection and miscellaneous crap that seems to have no home. Every tv wall unit that I see is too big for the space or won’t work because of the limited areas we have to put it because our only long, straight, continuous wall is windows with about a foot of wall in between each one. I am starting to think one of my best options is to get two Ikea Kallax shelves, and run one lengthwise and stack the other on top so it’s shaped like and L. I would use the top portion of the lengthwise shelf to put the tv on and all the rest would be super awesome storage spots. The only fail I can think with this idea is that when the one is stacked on top it may be too tall because the ceiling hangs low on that wall in front to of the window because of the heating duct. Bah. This is getting ridiculous. Remind me not to get a corner unit again. It might work to run the 8 shelf lengthwise and then put a tall 4 shelf on the end but it might jut out in to the front of the window. I would have to do some serious measuring. The Brimnes might work though so I’ll have to remember that one because I’ve never seen it before.

I promised Merle though that I would get her one of those Kallax shelves in yellow and get rid of the dresser that isn’t being used as a dresser. I’m going to try to attempt to finally get one this week if Tom has a later start to the day one day (we are a one vehicle household and he takes it to work). Can you think of any inexpensive wall unit that I can configure to fit into really small and awkward areas?

I am also trying to master the art of folding a fitted sheet tonight and failing miserably. Every time I see one of the videos making it’s rounds, they make it look so easy that I try again but it never seems to work for me. I will admit that they do look neater than usual even if they aren’t done quite like he showed me (I love Clinton Kelly) :)   

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What I Wore This Week

What I Wore This Week #ootd #wiw #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #ootd #wiw #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #ootd #wiw #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #ootd #wiw #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Blouse • H&M | Jeans • Mango | Jacket • Zara (similar) | Boots • Topshop | Bag •Zara |
Outfit 2 – Blouse • H&M super old (similar here, and here) | Jeans • Zara (similar) |
Outfit 3 – Sweater • Zara | Jeans • Zara (similar)  |
Outfit 4 – Kimono • Madewell old (similar) | jeans • Mango | Boots • Topshop |

It was Comicon weekend and I promised myself I would take lots of photos, but once again that didn’t work out. It is so crazy busy and congested in there that it is really hard to stop and take a picture of anything. I was more concerned with not losing a kid in the crowd so I only took a couple and a video of the super cool Dalek Robots they always have there.

Merle loves pictures and always smiles when asked, Roo on the other hand hates pictures and tries to give me the weirdest or creepiest smile she can come up with :/

It took us an hour and a half to get from where we live to the Toronto Convention Centre. An hour and a half. The drive should have taken 15 minutes (there was an accident, but a completely minor one so I have no idea how it messed with the traffic so badly). Then of course the downtown parking lot guys rip you off because they know you have no other choice so we had to pay $30 to park :/ I miss living close to the Yonge St subway line, it was so convenient and so much cheaper to do things downtown. It would be nice to live right down there but then I look at the cost of the real estate and wonder how anyone can actually afford to live there. What average person can afford to pay over a million for a home that needs work? Seriously, it makes me sick thinking about it. And if you can squeak by paying mortgage that large, why would you ever want to work to make enough to just cover your mortgage? I would rather spend money on life experiences than for a house just so I can say I bought a house. You know what I mean?

Tom and Roo went one way at Comicon and Merle and I ended up going another (not really a voluntary separation. Merle and I got stuck in a crowd and had to go with the flow). It’s funny though because I knew they would buy all kinds of things without me there to kibosh it and lo and behold they walk up to us with hands full of bags, and all Merle got was brain freeze from an Icee drink. Poor kid got screwed when she stuck with me ;)

Never fear, she ended up getting a Living Dead Doll for her Collection. They had one she had never seen before who was yellow, so she was thrilled. Tom and Roo ended up getting me the collection of The Golden Girls Funko Pops. I love the Golden Girls.

The Golden Girls Funko Pops

I’m a Sophia (but I definitely have some sarcastic Dorothy), which Golden Girl are you?

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