Tuesday, June 14, 2011

stress & lace

CAUTION: Lots of complaining, ranting and feeling sorry for myself in this post! :)

Do you ever have one of those days where so many things go wrong, you feel like your life is scripted for a low budget comedy show? Today was one of those days and so as not to lull you into slumber, here is the Cole's notes version (which embrassingly enough I had to use to get through Hamlet in High School!)

-woke up with a killer headache (which has been happening a lot due to the fact that my office cubicle is in a converted boiler room with engine jet sound effects...or maybe due to the fact that I drank a few glasses of red wine before bed...)

-had to run to the post office to ship a priority package (needs to get to Toronto by tomorrow!) only to find out that Canada Post is on strike so my $25 was in vain and my deadline is kaput.

-was running late for a meeting downtown and didn't take into account traffic, one-way stops or construction (doh!) so had to park in an underground valet service.

-because I was running late for the meeting, I decided to literally run across the city in my yellow pumps and was sweating and huffing and puffing throughout the duration of the meeting.

-and the worst part of my day (but the most funny looking back on it), I couldn't remember where I parked my car, not thinking that there would be dozens of identical looking lots throughout the city.  No joke, I spent 40 minutes pacing around the city, asking tourists to see their map, stopping people on the street to ask for directions and visiting 4 different lots before I finally found the one I parked in.  And then I realized I only had $8 and the valet parking was $10.50...and they only accepted cash.  Thank goodness I can be charming when I need to be!

I forgot to mention that I went to get a piece of cheese pizza for lunch but they only had meat and vegetarian and since I'm a vegetarian who hates most veggies I had to choke down a green olive and mushroom infested slice (bleck!)

Oh and one last thing (I promise).  I was planning to exercise after work and even packed my gym bag but guess who forgot to pack their sneakers? (I didn't even manage to bring one this time!) But I am so dedicated, I came home and then drove back to the gym so as not to miss my workout!
Trousers- Thrifted; Top- Mexx; Sandals- Suzy Shier; Bracelets- Dragon Moon, Roadtrip & The Bay; Nail Polish- Red Hot Tamale by Revlon

Lace | Everybody, Everywear

I'm done my rant now- what about you? Have you had one of those days recently?


  1. Damn, that's one hell of a crappy day. I think you need to end it like you ended the previous day...with a glass (or two) of wine! And, on the plus side, I totally love your pants - those are so cute!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  2. your voice is perfect it matches you perfectly. Your day sounds like poop. I would be mad about the $25!

  3. Cute post and this outfit looks great on you and is so summery. Sorry about your bad day and that sucks about not being able to find your car and the cash.
    Hopefully tomorrow is better :)


  4. Lovely day, wasn't it? The thing that impressed me the most, is that they strike in Canada! (I'd never guess that!). Look at the bright side: on days like that you feel soo alive! Right?
    p.s. - I'm impressed by your "gym" determination!
    Kisses :)

  5. I almost forgot - cute lace top and outfit! :)

  6. Cute things :)


  7. Love your blog.
    Can we follow each other?

  8. Sounds like you were feeling the early effects of today's full moon/lunar eclipse! I hope you were able to get some rest and shake off that day!

    I love the contrast between the lace top and the striped pants. Fun look!

  9. Sorry to hear you had a bad day. I hope today is better for you. Cute outfit.


  10. Oh my gosh I know that feeling - and don't worry, I've totally had one of (or many of) those days! This outfit is just beautiful - the lace detail on the pants is so cute! Hope your days get better!

    Thanks for visiting us, too! Your blog is lovely - we're now happily following :)

    sorelle in style

  11. ya sucks about the strike, I had a few packages expecting to come in but now gotta wait longer. but on the bright side the lace top looks cute on you!!

  12. i love your pants very much !
    they're uniquee !

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  13. What a day. I'd say you looked cute during it all, but I guess we don't know what you were really wearing! I bet you looked cute in whatever outfit you had on. I love the pants!
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW!

  14. hahah Em the same thing happened to me, pizza-wise! Thank goodness mushrooms are virtually un noticeable in pizzas, waaaaay too many onions though! Love you sis, hope tomorrow is a better day. And atta be using your charm and the family's good looks to get out of paying full ;) haha

  15. You could write a book about your day! It sounds awful. I'm really sorry.

    I'm also a vegetarian who doesn't like most veggies - I couldn't handle the mushrooms! Ew fungus!

    You do look adorable though. And kudos to you for getting your workout in anyway! That's inspiring!

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  16. How is it that everyone owns a garment in lace except for me? I need to get on board!

    You look so pretty.


  17. dang..hope your day turns around soon love

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  18. Your outfit is so cute, ad summery. Sorry you had a bad day, but at least you can start fresh tomorrow.

  19. Aww can I give you a hug? Okay. HUUUUUUUUUG. I feel bad for you. That IS a crappy day. I hope today went a lot better.

    On the plus side:

    - You are lucky enough to own pumps that you CAN run around half the city in and not break an ankle.
    - Your car was not stolen.
    - You saved $1.50!
    - You look gorgeous.

  20. I have totally had days like that. Too many in fact lol. I am Loving those pants! You look Great as always!

  21. love the striped trousers and that lace tank is lovely! so sorry you had such a crazy day. everything always seems to happen at once, doesn't it? but glad you can (sort of) laugh at the parking lot situation. i've had similar situations and i feel for you! but just be glad that day was over! and you got in your workout!


  22. That might just qualify as the worst day ever! Goodness! Hope your week got much much better!

  23. I hate days like that! But you write about it in such an entertaining way! And YAY for you that went to the gym after retrieving your shoes. I usually only need 1/2 of an excuse to not exercise. Your lace styling is super cute! I love the top! Cheers!


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