Thursday, March 31, 2011

New shoes

I was checking out the summer Fluevogs on line as I have a small discount that expires soon.  And I need want some new sandals.  Thought that these might be nice, pretty colour, cutouts for cool feet, nice heel height etc.  

Belle Star (Aqua Blue)

So as I work near the Toronto store the other day on the way home I stopped by to see them in person and may-be try them on.

Then the saleswoman brought another pair over as well - since I was trying on summer shoes and all.

And I immediately abandoned the pretty aqua number for serious platform purple and grey slip on sandals.  I have a very small instep, so usually this style of shoe is too big over the top of my foot, but not these.  Comfort, good fit and an extra inch of height.
Curie (Indigo & Gray)

These are mine.  Nobody tell me that they are "too young" for me.  I don't care.  These will look amazing with a pair of wide leg jeans that I have.  I am willing to build the rest of my summer wardrobe around these shoes.  I love these shoes. 

Now if the weather would just be more than a few degrees above freezing so I can wear them!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Enough already!

The view from my front door.  That's not my car, but mine will be in the same state further down the block.  The grass was getting green last week, now we have this.   I saw a robin this morning, poor guy - how will he find worms in this?

At least it won't last very long.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Out for dinner


I went to a banquet this evening at a posh downtown hotel.  Decided I'd 'push the envelope' and wear the Max Mara dress with tights and my grey boots.  Purchased a new belt to wear with it.  I think the outfit works, I was comfortable in it, didn't feel under dressed.  And I got a compliment from a young woman whose style I admire.
detail of the belt.  I have another black dress that I can wear it with as well, so I'm justifying the full price purchase.

And I think my gift pearls from Hostess of the Humble Bungalow will work with a new shirtdress I purchased.

Further to my last post, they have formed a coalition to coordinate animal rescue in Japan.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

gratitude blog

I've just had two weeks without a modem, so no blogging.  I feel restless and tired lately, combination of the spring time change and waking up in the middle of the night wondering if the reactor has melted down, spewing radiation around the planet.  (As an aside, I don't believe anyone has been killed by a solar panel!)

I have a link for animal rescue in Japan.  There are animal shelters that will need help also, they can be found on Google.  I know people should get the help first, and I have donated to Doctors Without Borders.   But I'd like someone to help my animal family if anything happened to me, so I'm giving for the four-legged as well as the two.

And I have the utmost gratitude and honour for those brave souls who are at the nuclear power plants trying to get that mess under control.  They have made a huge sacrifice for the rest of us.