Weekly Reads and Finds

Camel coat, cher t-shirt, distressed jeans, and Gucci Brixton dupe loafers

Camel Coat | Cher T-shirt | Distressed Jeans | Botkier Purse | Loafers |

So these are the Gucci Brixton loafer dupes that I bought above. I love them. They fit great and do not need to be broken in. I wore them straight out of the box (with a sockette on) and walked around for several hours doing errands and had zero issues. I thought for sure I would need a bandaid or two but they didn’t bother me at all. The leather is extremely soft which is probably why I had no issues, and they fit true to size. I have an average width (maybe slightly on the narrow side but I never get narrow width shoes), and I wear and 8 and ordered an 8 with a perfect fit.  I mentioned that I was having issues finding them in Canada and then I found them randomly on The Shopping Channel. Now with the easy pay, in three more equal payments they are fully mine ;)

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Weekly Reads and Finds

camel sweater, striped sweater, yellow Cardigan, blush sweater, grey oversized cardigan

Sometimes I think that I need to expand on what I post. Get to posting more than 3 days a week to get some momentum and consistency out, and I thought I could try a weekly reads and finds post. I find that I constantly have a million open tabs on my computer at any given time. I am always saving, pinning, and Facebook sharing things that I find of interest so why not share here too. I wanted to also include any good sales or deals that I may come across as well because weekends are notorious for surprise sales to generate business. So here goes the first one and we will see where it goes from here ;)

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  • I think that I have enough sweaters for the autumn/winter season (as seen in above photo) but if you are looking still LOFT currently has 40% off tops. sweaters, and jewellery. I really like this Kimono Flecked Cardigan and this Fuzzy Open Cardigan in the Petrol Blue. They call it Midnight Spruce but I prefer Petrol and I love this colour paired with blue jeans.
  • I’m looking for a new desk because mine it way too long. Wayfair has an up to 70% off sale right now and I really like this small L shaped one. It looks like it would fit in my weird living room corner perfect opening up a whole new way to move things around. I also like this one because there is so much storage on it. My desk is always a disaster from lack of places to put things.
  • I have an ongoing search for a comparable Gucci Brixton Loafer that doesn’t completely break the bank but still looks good and will be a great closet staple. This Sam Edelman Loafer is the one I keep coming back to. It seems to fit the bill but I have been having a hard time finding it in Canada (with all the extra charges coming from the U.S would almost make it worthwhile to just get a Gucci). I *think* I may have found one. Fingers crossed it pans out, I’ll keep you updated.
  • I saw this Free People cardigan on The Frugality this week and love it. It’s way out of my price range but one can dream right?
  • I don’t get into an Anthropologie very often but when I do it’s hella fun ;) They too are having a sale this weekend ranging from 15% – 25% off in various categories. I love this fantastically colourful, embroidered bomber jacket. And because I am totally thinking about Christmas these ornaments are so pretty,  as is this one, and this one. Being zodiac obsessed here is mine, the girls’, and Tom’s that would all look cute hanging from the tree. I wonder if my Anthro has them in stock.

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Some Outer Space Home Decor and Gift Ideas

Home decor and gift ideas for space lovers

1.Astronaut Duvet set by Snurk |  2. Orion’s Twin Sheet Set | 3. All Solar Systems Go Quilt | 4. Outer Space French Terry Blanket | 5. Cosmos Glow in the Dark Twin Quilt | 6. I need My Space Mug | 7. Space Pop Molds | 8. Space Candles | 9. Planets Mobile | 10. Discovery Space Centre Set | 11. Alien Crossbody Bag | 12. Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape | 13. Space Age Pinball Game | 14. Inflateable Solar System | 15. Space Explore Patch | 16. Nasa Patch Set | 17. I Want to Leave Patch | 18. Glowing Milky Way Clock | 19. Space Tapestry | 20. Star Constellation Canvas | 21. Alien Throw Pillow | 22. Astronaut Throw Pillow | 23. Starry Globe Nightlight | 24. Space Hair Pins | 25. Galaxy Print Leggings | 26. Space Cadet Gloves | 27. Galaxy Backpack | 28. Zodiac Constealltion Baby Shoes | 29. Galaxy print Vans | 30. Solar System Crystal Ball |


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This post is a little different from my usual Wednesday post but a few days ago I was walking through Simons and noticed a space trend through the women’s clothing. I then started to do a mental inventory of all the space related/themed items that my girls have and that inspired a blog post. You can get inspiration at the weirdest moments because at that particular time we were just walking around the store until the line up in the new gourmet ice cream shop got shorter.

I have a love/hate relationship with space. I don’t think I ever mentioned it on here (I did mention it on Instagram last week though), but when I was 6 or 7 I swear I was visited by an alien. You can laugh, everyone else does. My kids even sneak up behind me and whisper *I’m going to probe your brain* just to get a rise. I remember it clearly though. It was nighttime, but I had a nightlight so the room was fairly bright. I woke and saw it standing in the corner of my room staring at me. I stared back for what felt like a long time but was probably under 30 seconds, and then I hid under the covers. I don’t remember anything until my mom woke me in the morning where I was still hiding under the covers.

That is where the hate part comes from which resulted in me not being able to watch anything alien or space related that involves getting lost in space or aliens attacking…..I can handle E.T. even though I went in to hysterics at the beginning where he is digging up a plant and you see his fingers, then it pans to a rabbit (I thought he was going to hurt it) and had to be escorted out of the theatre until I calmed down ;) But I do love to watch scientific space videos and documentaries, (minus alien topics). My kids on the other hand love space. So much so that Roo is going to be an alien for Halloween *sigh*. They build rocket ships, and are obsessed with the solar system. Pluto being demoted royally pissed my oldest off.

My love for space comes from my kids thirst for knowledge. Learning about stars (we will get a telescope some day), and how the universe started, their questions, and my answers that I have to Google. All these things make me see it in a new light but I also find that I am drawn to space visually. I love prints with astrological signs, duvet covers or wall hangings with colourful galaxy designs, and space inspired toys that let the girls’ imaginations flow.

There are so many out of this world (sorry, I couldn’t help myself) space themed pieces out there that I thought I would pull together a few to inspire you with some space love….or hate.




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Winter is Coming….But first we Need a Fall Jacket

Fall Jacket Round up 2017

1.Faux Fur Collar • & Other Stories | 2. Yellow Coat • Mango | 3. Pink Fur • Zara | 4. Mid Length Check • H&M | 5. Short Cropped Style • Zara | 6. Animal Print • H&M | 7. Multi-Colour Fur • Mango | 8. Trench • Marks and Spencer | 9. Red Fur • Mango |


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I usually call autumn, fall but autumn sounds so much nicer. Is fall North American? I rarely hear autumn in real life, but I think I remember it more from when I was younger. But whatever you call it, it arrived in the northern hemisphere on Friday. And while I don’t usually post on weekends I thought it would be a good idea to get out some fall jacket round-ups even though the weather here is more like summer. So much so that we have hibernated and are keeping the curtains drawn trying to cut down on the heat in here.

I have a thing for faux fur. I always have, so I was super excited to see it in trend this year…or maybe not since now everyone and their dog is going wearing it, and what goes on trend must come off trend. I just want to wear fur without worrying about being off trend or on. I am obviously over thinking this.  Nevertheless it is nice to see so many faux fur options this year. I have eyeballed so many jackets that I can’t figure out which one I actually want. The leopard one from last week? A muppet one? Masculine style? Military is always a good choice. A Biker Jacket with fur collar (totally my style)? Or do I want to look like Fozzy Bear? Maybe.

I went through and pulled some of my favourites that I have seen in my favourite places to shop. The prices vary, but none should truly break the bank….or maybe they will because my bank is feeling awfully broke at the moment :( I’m just thankful that both girls will fit into their jackets I bought them last year. Boots maybe another story. I may give Roo my Sorels that I found at Value Village (because they are a smidge tight. Completely wearable but they will fit her better and she kept stealing them from me). Then possibly find myself another pair because as weather forecasts go they are warning us that this is going to be a cold and extremely snowy winter unlike last year’s warmer than usual and dry. So a winter boot round-up may be around the corner.

Have you bought a jacket for Autumn yet?

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access

The public access starts today for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale . It is no longer just early access for the people who have a Nordstrom card. The sale continues until its end on August 6th (which is my birthday). While a lot of things have sold out already based on previous years they tend to restock many of them for public access but they go fast too. In my last sale post I offered up my favourites for women broken down into categories. In this post I am focusing on Kids, home, and beauty.

Now this July is more than halfway through we have officially entered prime back to school shopping time and stores are starting to fill with fall stock. Most of these sale items are new fall stock which means you can get some of your back to school shopping completed way before everyone else does. When I worked in retail the busiest time of the year was not Christmas, and we don’t have Black Friday here so that wasn’t it either. It was the Saturday before the new school year started which was hell (and Boxing Day, Boxing Day was hell too).

The thing with kids is no matter how well they treat their clothes they are going to eventually grow out of them. It always seems to be that my girls need new wardrobes at the same time which is super expensive, and this fall is one of those times :/ I actually picked up a dress last week at Nordstrom for Merle It’s this one but in yellow, along with these cat ears (because we all need to be a cat sometime). While the dress looks summery, it was her favourite colour and is roomy enough to layer a shirt underneath or she can easily wear leggings and a sweater over. It will transition to fall easily. One piece down, many more to go.

Here are my picks for Girls and Boys fall fashion, baby stuff, some things to spruce up your home, and some tried and true beauty items with a great discount. I’m not going to lie, when we walked through the baby section my uterus might have twinged a little. There were so many cute baby clothes. I swear every year the clothes get cuter and cuter. There are so many more options than when Roo was a baby, and even from only 6 years ago when Merle was an infant (and I thought there was so much back then). The Mini Boden, Tea Collection, and  Masalababy were especially cute. Have a great weekend!

GIRLS FASHION

 

 

BOYS FASHION

 

 

BABY 

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