The '90's' are back in a big way in fashion.  'MOM' jeans are in, crop tops, lots of black and white.  What is also hitting the streets are mirrored sunglasses.  Yes, think 90s surf style windbreakers meets 90210 mixed with uber cool orginal hipsters! hahaha
I love sunglasses, I have a huge collection but looks like I might have to add some old school flare into the mix.
Careful, people might actually use them as a mirror to see if anything is in their teeth! haha so jokes.

Images {HonestlyWTF}


30 to THIRTY...

It is here... today I turn THIRTY!!!  woooooo hooooo!
I welcome this new decade with open arms!!

I look forward to celebrating with friends this coming weekend (again, for those who came to the surprise party)!  Fun times will ensue that I know!

For this milestone thought it would be great to share some 30th quotes from some folks, who of course are so much wiser than I!

Hervey Allen
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Georges Clemenceau
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.

Benjamin Franklin
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.

F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Thirty—the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.

Robert Frost
Time and Tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.

Muhammad Ali
The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

Blair Sabol
When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like your parents.

Fanny Fink
I'm turning thirty this year.  And you know that saying, a woman over thirty is more likely to get by an A bomb than find a man.

Bette Midler

After 30, a body has a mind of its own.

Bonnidette Lantz
At 30 you finally start to catch up to those dreams you’ve been chasing for the last 10 plus years.

Andy Rooney
A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?". She doesn't care what you think."..... 

Thanks for sharing in this countdown with me!  Back to regularly scheduled fashion next week!



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Today is the last day of my twenties.. I couldn't be more thrilled!  Happy to see the end of this era!  The beginning of my twenties were a riot! Lived it up... second half were all about growing up and paying bills; not so much fun..lol

I look forward to not only tomorrow but a new chapter!
Thanks for coming along the countdown to THIRTY with me!!!



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Today marks day 4.. however on Saturday night (day 6) my friends and family threw me a SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY!!  I did not see it coming a MILE away!  I was overwhelmed with the love in the room from those that are my dearest.  My sister worked tirelessly to make the event perfect, and boy was it!  My friends had known about this party for well over a month and I was shocked not one of them ever made a slip up!  Thank you to all who came out and to those that sent their regrets, it was a fabulous night and I LOVE YOU ALL!

Above is my birthday cake that my sister {Miss Cupcake} made!!  Confetti cake is my favorite and let me tell you, it was DELICIOUS!

Photo by {Krista Harper Photography}


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ahhh.. 1 week... I have reached the legit final stretch!

7 Days....  It got me thinking, what else comes in 7's?  hmmm  let's think about it.

7's on a slot machine mean big bucks

7 day forecast

7 Wonders of the World

7 deadly sins

7 days of the week

the group of 7.  The Canadian painters

7 books in the Harry Potter series

7 chakras of the body

7 dwarfs

7 colours in the rainbow

7 continents

7 seas

Santa had 7 reindeer

7 swans a swimming in the 12 days of Christmas song

7 is either good luck or bad luck ...lol

So now that you know some useful/useless information about the #7... spread the word! 
7x times for good luck of course ;)


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Day #8... just over a week away.. woot woot.. I can feel the excitement!  lol

Since starting this blog almost 2 years ago, wow, time flies, I have been lucky to meet some amazing ladies within the Toronto Plus Size blogger community.  I see these ladies every time there is an event, we tweet often and I try to keep up with all their amazing blogs!

This photo was from the last event we all attended for {AdditionElle} flagship store opening.  This picture may only have 8 of us in it, but can't forget those extra ladies behind the camera too who I adore just as much!  As well as the other bloggers who attended the event that I had missed by the time I got there.

These are 8 bloggers for Day #8!

(L to R) - Curvy Canadian, Fat in the City, GabiFresh, Rawrmanifesto, Franceta Johnson, Big Hips Red Lips, Killer Kurves, and Me :)... missing in action cause they were so sweet to take the pictures!  
Round Raglan Road and Geek with Style

and one more! 


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Day #9 to THIRTY is today! 


I always seem to be a source of info for friends and strangers when it comes to well EVERYTHING..lol (Not trying to sound cocky)  I read a ton of blogs, keep up with the news.  I like to be cultured and have the ability to keep a conversation about everything with everyone.  Consider me a little OCD in the culture department..lol  So I thought for today I would showcase 9 blogs I read daily!  I read more than nine that's for sure, but these I check in with daily!

1.   Cupcakes and Cashmere

2.   Lark & Linen

3.  Oh My Heart

4.  Oh Happy Day

5.  Love Taza

6.  Brooklyn Blonde

7.  The Fresh Exchange

8.  Breakfast at Toast

9.  ReCreative Works

All these blogs are made up of amazing women!  They inspire me, motivate me, and keep me interested daily.  I suggest you check out their blogs and begin to appreciate their stores, DIY's and fun photos just as I do.  This is an accelectic group!  But like I said I have a vested interested on diversity!..lol


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Well I am back... wedding events this weekend over took my life last week and well frankly this blog is a hobby and sometimes I just cannot do it all!
So let's do a couple catch ups!

Day 16 to THIRTY:

When I was 16 I was lucky enough to go on exchange program to Paris!!  Yes Paris at 16 for a month.... just as insane as it sounds.  The girls I traveled with were amazing, I have these memories that will always be with me.  Paris is my favorite city in the world (so far) and I think that is because it was my first true love.  It gave me the appetite to travel, to love fashion (you wouldn't know that by this lovely ensemble I know) and most importantly it gave me independence at a young age.  The year was 1999 the cusp of the new millennium, and the world was mine!  I was 16 life was perfect.


Day 14 to THIRTY:

I entered high school.  Being 14 felt like you were no longer a little kid, but you were an adult.  I was in high school.  Pretty sure I thought I knew everything.  I would lose friends this year you had since I was 5, I would meet people whom to this day are still close friends.  I fully remember when this picture was taken I looked amazing in my brown Cover Girl lipstick.  When I got this id all I could say was I thought I looked like a cocker spaniel...lol.. legit, that is what I thought.
I would tell my 14 year old self now to study a little harder, party no less than you did and to always smile cause life right now, you have it!  OWN IT.


As of today is Day 10... almost there!!!!  Final home stretch!!!  In honor of this day I will list 10 'material' things I cannot live without.  Cause family and friends are a given ;)

1.  Mascara, daily must have makeup
2.  Havaianas flip flops, never will buy another pair of flip flops, EVER
3.  Clinique moisturizer, amazing for my skin, keeping my wrinkles away
4.  my passport, nuh said
5.  Reebok runners, never worn another brand
6.  Bananas, they are my favorite fruit
7.  My Tivo/DVR, he, yes he is a he, is my favorite boyfriend ever  lol
8.  Starbucks, my Americano Misto is by far my favorite espresso coffee bevy
9.  My figure skates, they have taken me round and round in life and most importantly was my first passion
10. my cell phone, cliche as that sounds, but nowadays I think we all can relate.  Just wish my BB had Instagram so I can see life through the new modern 'rose coloured glasses' view point!


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Happy Monday Everyone.. or is it Happy? lol

I am officially out of the 20's of the countdown and onto the teens!  Today is day 17 on route to THIRTY.  And frankly, I have nothing to say today!..lol  

So I will leave you with some street fashion inspiration.  Cause at the age of 17 and on Monday everyone can  use a little inspiration!


Just Because...

A lot is happening this weekend and I know the night's will be just perfect.

Make yourself HAPPY this weekend.  Do everything you love, buy something pretty, laugh lots, sleep in, eat bacon, enjoy the sun, and most of all, surround yourself with company you love.



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Day #23....  Though I would share some useless, yet great cocktail chatter info with you all.

The "23 Enigma" refers to the belief that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, some permutation of the number 23, or a number related to the number 23. Following are some examples of the number’s presence...
  1. Each parent contributes 23 chromosomes to the DNA of a child.
  2. It takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate throughout the entire body.
  3. In humans, the 23rd chromosome determines gender.
  4. There are 23 letters in the Latin alphabet.
  5. Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times when he was assassinated.
  6. Earth’s axis is off by 23.5 degrees.
  7. The Knights Templar had 23 Grand Masters.
  8. William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564.
  9. William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616.
  10. The ancient Egyptian and Sumerian calendars begin on July 23.
  11. The Titanic sank the morning of April 15th, 1912 (4 + 1 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 2 = 23)
  12. The Mayans believed the world will end on December 23, 2012 (20 + 1 + 2 = 23)
  13. Jim Carrey’s production company is JC23 Entertainment.
  14. John Dillinger robbed 26 banks, but only 23 for money.
  15. The distance from the center of Mars to its nearest moon is 23,500 km.
  16. 230 people died on TWA Flight 800.
  17. Kurt Cobain was born in 1967: 1+9+6+7 = 23.
  18. Kurt Cobain died in 1994: 1+9+9+4 = 23.
  19. "The Number 23" began filming on January 23, 2006.
  20. The letters in Joel Schumacher and Jim Carrey’s names add up to 23.
  21. The letters in Virginia Madsen and Jim Carrey’s names add up to 23.
  22. Charles Manson was born on November 12th (11 + 12 = 23)
  23. "The Number 23" opens in theaters on February 23rd, 2007.

And finally... if I add 2+3 it equals 5... and this a picture of me at the age of 5 going to my first day of school.  lol  #throwbackthursday


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Day 24 to THIRTY...

When I was 24 I....

Graduated college, with a degree I currently don't use and have zero future of using.  Yeah for secondary education and student loans! hahaha 

Backpacked around Europe with my best friend {Cindy}.  We both had finished our schooling (before she went to vet school in England) and we took all of our savings and hit Europe.  We spent 3 months traveling and laughing before I had to call my parents and ask for them to pay for my flight home.  We visited 18 countries and 47 cities.  We made friends from all over the world, took a couple thousand photos, made memories that we still laugh about, and inside jokes that no one but us will ever understand.  We bonded and became closer than ever.  No one ever says, 'backpacked Europe and had a shitty time', so as expected it was a time in our lives that we will never be able to relive but will relish forever.

Here are a few pictures from the trip I thought I would share.

At Lake Como in Italy.  Mr. Clooney was no where to be found :(

Believe it or not, that little cart took me down a mountain in Switzerland.  SUPER freaky and fast!

Being a goof ball in Scotland.

Us in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Travel mates along the way!  Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Laughing until we cried in London, England.

Warmer temps and amazing views in Monaco, Monte Carlo.

Bus Tours (a must) in Barcelona, Spain.

Picturesque landscapes like this everywhere we went!  Barcelona, Spain.

Wish we could do it all over again tomorrow!


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25 was the year of my Champagne birthday, and as a lover of the champs I was so happy that I was in my mid-twenties and I could enjoy it oh so much!  With today being day 25 to THIRTY, I thought I would share what I looked like then!  Pretty much the same, however, red, SHORT hair..lol

It's Tuesday but BOTTOMS UP where ever you are!

* I was sober! wink wink :) lol