sorry for the absence. busy times

deadlines deadlines deadlines much work stuff is going on it invades my dreams. yikes.




tragic times.

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

Mr. McQueen, you will not be forgotten. I really love your stuff, your oyster dress pretty much changed me. You will be missed.

                                   image found here

quote by George Eliot (1819-1880)

obsessed much?

I like their style

                        bee shaffer

                     ashley olsen

                amanda hearst

all images via park avenue peerage


I want I want I want

this wooden 70's style desk.
via ebay

a little love for the local

Keep your eyes peeled for Marina Mikulic. She's pretty awesome. Her graphic above is going to be involved with the snowboarding stuff going on up at Cypress during the olympics.

See more of Marina at
Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
-Jim Morrison




If there's one shop that I can spend loads of hard earned coin in it's Aritzia. Some of their spring 10 pieces that I would love to have in my closet:

        all images via
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway
-john wayne

         image found here


manic monday

because manic is the best way to describe today. which has been chaos.

my new obsession

Kind of late in the game I know... but I'm pretty impressed with True Blood. I didn't think much of the vampire when I saw photos of the show, now that I've seen it he's my new fav. The cliffhangers are crazy good. They get me every time!


Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have chemistry on and off screen and I love it. Great match.

           last 2 images via fanpop


soundtrack of my life

in a state of undecided.

While browsing the vintage shops with one of my bests I came across a dark chocolate hip length mink coat. There's a push and pull there. You don't want to like them because of all the awful things that people do to the animals, but you can't not love them for the way they make you feel. So soft. So cozy. So gangster. So awesome.

So many hollywood peeps doing Peta ads.
I get what those nudies are trying to say. I really do.



It's not all about how this fur looked.
It's all about how it felt. So soft. So cozy. So Sharon Stone in Casino. Or Russian gangster mistress.


                          via russian dollhouse

It's almost one of those things that you should only accept from a man. Like jewellry, roses, and lingerie. Kind of makes it more baller when it's a gift from your lover.


There will always be the people that don't wear fur and the people that do. I can't forget how awesome the coat felt as soon as it hit my skin... but I'm a lover of animals. It felt a bit wrong. But so right.

I'm in a state of undecided.


       image not documented found via google images
Tomorrow I'm heading to Dressew and then will hopefully grab a few rentals for some down time this weekend... was considering a bit of Clint Eastwood and a little mexican food.

          image found here


a little retro stees.


Light wind
Dancing across the waves
Butterfly dreams
image found here

cool digs.

When did j.crew get all fashion saavy?

When I used to shop there back in the day it was basically plain old khakis and cardigans... and that's it. Looks like they've got some cool digs now.

        brodie leather ankle boots

       duchess stone cocktail ring

        majesty stone cocktail ring

        watercolour potpourri swing coat

        zoey blazer

all images via

busy busy busy

This week has been especially busy at work and especially lonely at home... glad it's the weekend. The next month or so is going to be absolutely hectic around here. It's the Fall 2010 order season coming to a close, the Spring 2010 shipping season starting up, the Olympics and a ton of family birthdays. Yikes.

Hoping to get some quality time in with some friends so the absent person is not missed as much at the homestead. This is really going to take some getting used to. I put up a few more pictures of j on the fridge because really, it makes me feel better. I promise that this is the last time I listen to any of our songs because it makes me feel extra lonely, although it helps to play the song when I'm practicing it on guitar so maybe I shouldn't promise that.


things that make me happy

seeing all the spring and summer stuff hitting the stores... here's to wishful thinking that nice weather is coming sooner rather than later.

hey is that blue sky and sunshine peeking at me through the skylight above my desk?


via roxy

soundtrack of my life

Pretty much my favourite song when I was little.
Pretty much my favourite song right now too.

good bye 2009 hello fall 2011

If I was designing the fall 2011 line it would look something like this...

inspirational images below.

a military style jacket.

         via aritzia

       via sitka

          via truenorthstyle

a kay way style breaker...

...and there was an awesome tweed wrap around coat from sitka's fall 08 line that was a bit longer than hip length with a big hood and no buttons or anything but with a leather wrap belt that I am pretty in love with. I either have to make my own or figure out if any stores anywhere still have it, but I can't seem to get the image to load up here which makes me irritated beyond belief.

I think an artist series shirt/dress would be amazing...
            via camilla d'errico

and an animal graphic on an oversized t-shirt is probably the thing I want the most... this girl's got the right idea. To achieve exactly what I'm thinking of I believe the animal really has to be pacific north west style (i.e. bear, eagle, beaver, wolf)

           via truenorthstyle

I also think that having a hiking boot / paddock boot hybrid would be awesome. My brother was frantically searching for my mom's version from the 70's for a shoot... must mean that it's in the fashion forecast for sure. These are bit beaten but a similar idea on the whole. I'm more thinking of a black canvas upper but anyways.

then I thought of stuff that I really need (or maybe not) and a whole bunch of bags came to mind. So here we go... a canvas duffel bags with leather hits is on my wishlist.

and one of these would be good, I hear they're going to be the next bag everyone will be sporting.

last but not least, I have heard through the grapevine that old school cowboys will be back in a huge way. Here's hoping! Maybe it's just me but a whole bunch of cowboy inspired stuff would be amazing.

all images not credited were via google image


one of those days

Ever had one of those days when things just weren't working out? That's me. This whole week feels like one of those days. Like a Monday that never ends...

At least there was a funny story to make me laugh.


soundtrack of my life

Ah, the sounds of last summer. Last year I listened to this album on repeat. Wonder what this year will bring....

I'll be Thelma, you be Louise.

What a roadtrip. What a weekend.

We all know the movie. Lily&jae is bringing it back with their SS10 line that's just about to hit the shops. Their line touches on why we all loved the movie so much... a little bit of pretty with all the rough stuff that life throws your way. Packing it all up and hitting the road. Everyone wanted to take a road trip in a convertible with their girlfriends - but nothing's the same as that 1966 teal blue thunderbird convertible with a young cowboy hat wearing Brad Pitt in the back.

some of lily&jae's line that I won't be able to live without:

The Sway Skirt, Tuesday Top and The Thelma Dress are particularily awesome. Lace and denim? Heck yes!

everyone should  have a weekend with their bests, get wild, pull out a little bit of Thelma and say...

You said you 'n' me was gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. Well darlin', look out 'cause my hair is comin' down!
after all, there's a little rebel in all of us.
lily&jae images via
thelma and louise found here