Sunday, April 17, 2011

Those moments that make you smile...

As I discovered fairly quickly, living at home means that I have to report to someone again and means that I gain weight. Tasty treats are right on hand...and if they aren't usually Dad is willing to go get them if you make a passing comment. SIGH. Yes, I live a hard life.

But in all seriousness, I have put on a few pounds that really need to come off. I've been working on it and constantly exercised since being home but sometimes when stress abounds so do the pounds! I've finally gotten to lower my stress enough my hormones are chilling out and I'm getting back to feeling "decent" which is excellent!

I think part of this progress is that I can get a few sets of stairs in each week now that it is warming up. The cold air actually hurts my chest and so not enjoyable. I like enjoyable workouts, it means I'll keep doing them.

This all leads to me doing the stairs Saturday afternoon and running into an older man (okay, he was probably "old") with a a cane on them, slowly walking up. I figured he had just done some stuff downtown or was heading to something up on the mountain. But no! He was walking the stairs for fun! He had his cane and the stairs are metal with holes in them so not the most forgiving but he just kept on trucking. It really made me smile.

Food for thought...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Adventure Continues

So another epic adventure in Hamilton today. On my last one where I got my wicked $5 hats, I had noticed that we missed a new vintage store on Ottawa street...or rather I hadn't noticed it before. The Button Pushers!

Today, I got to go into this store and I walked out with some pretty great finds!

Fabulous Summer dress, $16

$20 Jackie O! I am in love.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Romper Time!

This morning I decided to just check out Forever21 on a whim. See what they were doing lately. Maybe head out there and get some dresses but I was happily surprised to discover an entire page of ROMPERS. ROMPERS ARE BACK!!!!!

People don't love rompers. I'm not people and I love Rompers!

Now, that is not to say they can't be done terribly. I've seen it. I've lived it. Ooh sigh.

However! Rompers are sexy, sassy, cute and fun when done correctly. Pick a style that is a right FIT for your body. Try them on before you buy them! Make sure they aren't too short. Too low. Too tight. Too BIG! (You don't want to look like you are wearing a sack!).

Rompers can be worn very casually or you can go out to the clubs in them! So many varieties!! They are light and just as easy as dresses but sometimes you just want legs!

Take a look at some of the styles Forever21 has to offer right now...

Red Stripes.

Very Casual. Potential Beach Cover up?

Let's go party!

Happy Romping!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's!

I had a great adventure downtown yesterday to get my haircut. Wonderful cut! Just what I needed for Spring. Light and airy.

I then ventured to Ottawa Street with my mother where I was lucky enough to enter Molly's Back Porch...(I believe this is the name) Antique store.

SCORE! I got two wonderful hats for $10.

Here they are:

Made in Italy!

Very Alice in Wonderland. At least I feel it is.

Very excited to wear these. Hats are another one of my favourite things. That is no April Fool's.