What I Wore This Week

Outfit 1 – Leather Jacket • Zara | Tie Sweatshirt • Zara (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • Frye | Purse • Zara |
Outfit 2 – SweaterJacketPurse • Zara
Outfit 3 – Jacket • Zara | Cardigan • Zara | Jeans • H&M  | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Zara
Outfit 4 – Army Jacket • Thrifted (similar) | Striped shirt • Everlane | Jeans • H&M
Outfit 5 – Coat • Zara (similar) | Floral shirt • H&M (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • DSW (similar)

Well, it looks like the predictions are true and we will be getting a lot more snow than last years low amount because it is currently snowing an assload. I’m so glad I went out and bought the girls their snow boots last week, and while I did we stopped at Value Village and I found a pair of Sorels for $25 in my size that looked like they were never worn. That’s a pretty good score since I was prepared to fork over the $150+ that they are.

Merle’s birthday is this week and she wants to go to either the Ontario Science Centre or the Royal Ontario Museum for the day which is fine with me since it’s been a while since we have been to either. Last time we went to the museum she was so little that she ran into the glass of a display when she got super excited. It knocked her flat on her ass which was both hilarious and sad at the same time. At least it will be a weekday when we go so the crowds should be minimal. I hate it when the crowds are so thick you almost get ushered through it by the mobs of people.

I spent 4 hours wrapping presents the other night and I’m still not done but I ran out of paper. I also realized how much I actually suck at wrapping. I’m really not very good at it and several of them are patched with various pieces of paper when I cut the wrong size. I’m still waiting for 5 things to arrive in the mail though and I hope to shit they arrive on time. I don’t know how people wait until the last-minute and not need anxiety meds ;)

I think my Ancestry DNA kit will arrive this week so I look forward to posting about that later. I hope you have a great week!

Do you suck at wrapping presents too? I even tried that Japanese gift wrapping trick but I still failed. 

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What I Wore This Week

What I wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore

What I wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore

What I wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore

What I wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore

Outfit 1: Blazer • H&M (similar) | T-shirt • Urban Outfitters |  Jeans • Zara (similar)
Outfit 2: Gold Sweater • H&M (similar) | Jeans • H&M
Outfit 3: Peasant Blouse • Zara | Jeans • H&M (similar) | Boots • Winners (similar)
Outfit 4: Band Tee • Brandy Melville | Jacket • Thrifted (similar) | Pants • H&M | Shoes • Converse

We made an exciting purchase today, we bought a new vacuum. Our old one decided it was going thing to spit the dirt out the back as I sucked it up which was really fun and seriously slows progress. I stuffed an old sock into the place the dirt was coming out of and it kind of worked as a temporary fix, but we were in the market for a new one. I also told Tom that if he bought me one for Christmas then he would be finding elsewhere to live ;) Many, many years ago when we were dating he borrowed my disc man (without asking) when he was rollerblading and ended up dropping it and breaking it. He said he would buy me a new one to replace it since I used it everyday when I was walking to and from work 40 minutes each way. It just so happened that it was around my birthday so he bought me my replacement as a “birthday” gift. I’m sure I sound like an asshole but I was pissed that he used that as a way to replace it when he owed me one anyway. It’s like “Happy Birthday! Here is a replacement for the disc man I borrowed with asking and broke.” He kind of notoriously does that so I warned him this year that you don’t buy your wife a vacuum for Christmas unless she specifically asked for one which I did not. I could have lived with it for a bit longer (as long as the sock plugged the hole) he was the one pushing for a new one. Anyway, the new vacuum, it’s smaller, a Bissell, and lime green/grey. It’s good.

And that’s my ungrateful story of the day ;)

Note: I added a currently wearing/shop Instagram page to the blog. I get a lot of questions of where something is from on Instgram, you can’t post imbedded links on there and since a lot of my stuff is older I have to search for newer/similar items for people so it makes sense to have that info on one page. Also, I am trying to find plus size options where I can for those that asked that as well which will be included with each photo too when I can (it’s a work in progress). I am also looking for a new blog template. It’s time for an upgrade so if you know of any good sites that offer them for a reasonable price that would be great. Have a great week!

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For the Weekend

Merle playing bass

 

I’m so tired today because dumbass me had a brilliant idea at 2am. A few weeks ago I bought Merle her own Alvin and the Chipmunks red hooded sweatshirt for Christmas (red with a big A) and my brilliant idea was to get a matching one for best bud Alvin (aka I.T. Bone). You’d think that wouldn’t be a ridiculously hard thing to find for a reasonable price, but man-oh-man I could not find what I was looking for. At around 3:30 I found a woman on Etsy who makes clothes for American Girl Dolls. One of her products is an awesome red pullover for the 18″ dolls. It will fit him perfect, and the cost was only $10  with a $6 shipping charge which shocked me because most people were charging like $20-$30 for shipping. I think I struck gold with this, and I bought an embroidered yellow A patch to sew on when it arrives. She is going to lose her mind when she opens the matching sweatshirts.

The week kind of flew by I hope you have a good weekend!

This makes me laugh, like, really, really laugh and totally sums up my feelings of 2016. Note: this has a lot of harsh language but I use this language so it doesn’t bother me ;)

Ever since I started loving fashion I have wanted a red Sergeant Pepper style jacket. It’s on my lifetime wardrobe list and recently Zara had one but they sold out almost immediately :(

This past weekend Ancestry.ca had a $50 discount on their DNA Ancestry kits and I finally bit the bullet and bought one. I’m tracking it’s trip here and hoping it arrives by Monday. I would love to complete it and ship it off before the holidays hit and it lengthens the processing time. I’m so excited to finally find out  my background (my dad is adopted and his family tree is a big question mark).

This is still one of my favourite tv scenes of all time.

I love the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning and am literally counting down the days to the final book release date. I’m currently rereading the series in anticipation.

I saw this video for a cutting board on Facebook and kind of really want one. I’m a messy food prepper with zero counter space and this would be amazing.

I think this message board would be pretty easy to make and so fun for the girls room. I may have to attempt it, maybe make it more magical and less mermaid for their tastes.

In one of my Facebook groups we were discussing books that changed your life. I couldn’t really think of a life altering book, although I have read tons but then I remembered how when I was 16 I read A Handmaid’s Tale and was deeply disturbed. Disturbed to the point of thinking about it repeatedly over the years but now as an adult it disturbs me in a more prophetic way. I think that might classify as life changing in a way.

Do you have a book that changed your life in any way?

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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

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Leather Jacket + Plaid Shirt (similar) + Black Pants + Purse • Zara |
Boots • DSW (similar)
Outfit 2 – Peasant Shirt • Zara | Jeans • Gap
Outfit 3 – Leather Jacket • Zara | Shirt • Thrifted (similar) | Skirt • Le Chateau (similar) |
Shoes • Adidas
Outfit 4 – Sweater + Leather Jacket • | Jeans • Gap | Shoes • Adidas
Outfit 5 – Sweatshirt (similar) • Zara | Jeans • H&M
Outfit 6 –  Leather Jacket + Sweater + Purse • Zara | Jeans • H&M | Boots • Frye |
Knit Hat • Similar

Tom’s Birthday was Saturday and Roo’s is on Thursday, so with Merle’s Birthday coming up in several weeks and Christmas being around the corner we are now entering our really expensive time of year. Birthday’s are generally low-key here and we are taking the girls to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to celebrate Roo’s. This has been her plan since she heard it came out close to her birthday. It will be Merle’s first time at a theatre because it wasn’t until recently that I knew I could trust her not to act out while there, so everyone is really excited to be able to go see it together.

Merle woke up today with no voice which freaked her out. Somewhere in the last 24 hours she came down with a head cold (which I hope she doesn’t share with the rest of us). That combined with cold, miserable weather today prompted us to put up the tree. We were listening to Christmas music on Spotify when the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas song came on and she almost lost her shit. Then I remembered that they have an entire Christmas album, which I’m not sure how I forgot since she is an Alvin fanatic. So we listened to it on repeat all afternoon. Let’s hope the tree lasts its first night with Severus the cat who so far has basically ignored it but he becomes wild at night. I realized tonight that I also can’t wrap and leave the presents under the tree yet because the cat eats and rips paper and will help the kids unwrap their presents early or at least give them a sneak peek ;) I need to get one of those huge Santa sacks that I can wrap and place them in until Christmas eve because I am not wrapping them all that night. I have done that the past several years and it totally sucks even when you bring a bottle of wine in to the room with you. Drunk wrapping while watching Netflix = a slightly better time.

Last week while Roo was taking a robotics class Merle and I did our usual mall walking/window shopping thing and I tried on some imitation leather pants at H&M that were only $24.99. I took a dressing room picture that I posted to Instagram stories and my mom Facebook group asking yay or nay? Opinions were a unanimous yes from them so I went back the next day to pick them up. I have looked for a pair for a while, and actually owned a pair a while back but they were borderline too snug. These are high-waist and not too long on my short legs which is nice for once, and for $24.99 I couldn’t beat that price. I’m not willing to fork out several hundred dollars for a real leather pair since these actually look like leather and fit really well. My only complaint is that you need to size up, but that is fairly common with H&M pants.

Do you wait until Christmas Eve to wrap your presents?

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What I Wore This Week

What I Wore This Week #wiw #whatiwore #capsulewardrobe

What I Wore This Week #wiw #whatiwore #capsulewardrobe

What I Wore This Week #wiw #whatiwore #capsulewardrobe

What I Wore This Week #wiw #whatiwore #capsulewardrobe

What I Wore This Week #wiw #whatiwore #capsulewardrobe

Outfit 1 – Coat • Zara | T-shirt • Brandy Melville | Jeans • H&M | Shoes • Adidas
Outfit 2 – Peasant Top • H&M | Leather Jacket • Zara | Jeans • Gap
Outfit 3 – Kimono Top • Madewell (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • DSW (similar)
Outfit 4 – Blouse • H&M (similar) | Leather Jacket • Zara | Jeans • Gap | Beanie (similar) |
Shoes • Converse | Purse • Urban Outfitters
Outfit 5 – Coat • Zara | Blouse • Zara | Jeans • H&M | Boots • DSW (similar) | Purse • Zara
*Merle’s outfit in picture 1 – Sweater + Leggings • Zara | Jacket • H&M | Shoes • Converse

There isn’t much exciting news on the forefront in my life at the moment. But we did find out Tom’s work is going on a 2 month hiatus for Christmas holidays while they transition in to another season of filming. This completely sucks and is exactly why I started Christmas shopping in May. I don’t know if we have ever had a Christmas where money wasn’t an issue.

I did get my interim coat this week. I was looking for an oversized jacket in grey or camel colour that I could easily layer under and would be warmer than my leather jacket but not a parka. I looked at the Zara website since they usually have things in my price range and saw one that I liked for $89. Since we have a large Zara in the mall next door I checked the online inventory so I could go over and try it on, and they had a few left in inventory in my size. Merle and I went over when we were waiting for Roo to finish her Robotics class. She calls this time “mommy and Merley time” because we usually mall walk while she is in the class and get Pinkberry because when Roo is with us she won’t let us go since she has boycotted them. There was a gaming store she liked there before, it closed and Pinkberry took over the location and she hasn’t forgiven them yet ;) Anyway, I tried on two coats of similar styles but picked this one because it had large pockets.

Tom calls the jacket my “Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club” jacket. I’m not sure if he means that’s a good thing but since I love that movie and Bender I’ll take it that way ;)

How is everyone holding up this week?

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