Friday, October 21, 2011

awkward & awesome thursday {on a friday}

Top, Belt, Shorts & Jacket- Thrifted; Boots, Purse & Sunglasses- Aldo; Bangles- Roadtrip & Dragonmoon; Bracelet- Persona (Gifted); Nail Polish-Portobello Pink by Rimmel

I know it's supposed to be Awkward & Awesome Thursday but I got so caught up in reading all the Love your Body Day posts that I forgot to post until today so A & A Friday it is and boy it's been quite the week!


-having to use my rusty French while ordering food in La Malbaie, Québec (where I accompanied my man on a two day business trip) "soupe des legumes s'il vous plaît).  And since my man doesn't parle la langue, having to order for him as well.

-because I was concentrating so much on whether or not I was using the proper verb tense, forgetting to ask for my caesar salad 'sans bacon'.  Decided that picking out all the pieces of pig and handing them to my man was easier than an explanation in French- sorry mes petits cochons I think I may have eaten a couple of pieces. Not having tasted bacon in over a decade, I don't get why everyone likes it so much!

-also eating quail and chicken accidentally because the dishes' ingredients were lost in translation.  Let's just say that this week wasn't a good one for vegetarianism! 

-driving 8 hours back home from La Malbaie, Québec when the longest stretch I've ever driven is 2 hours.  I don't know how truckers do it- your body aches all over from sitting for that long and cruise control is a nightmare when there's more than two cars on the highway- lead foot it is!

I'm a day behind anyways so I'm linking up to Le Chateau's Thursdays are for Thrifters


-finally receiving my resized Persona bracelet (think Pandora but a fraction of the price) that my man brought back for me from a work trip 'just because.'  You can see it in the photo above (the purple beaded bracelet). 

-dropping my cell phone in the very parking lot these photos were taken and having a woman and her grandson return it to me while my man and I were eating at the diner.  She recognized me from the picture on my cell phone's display, if I'd had the usual picture of my cats, I might have been phoneless for some time!

-spending an hour in the warm outdoor pool at Manoir Richelieu, splashing around and creating boats out of floaty boards and pool noodles.  Spectators must have thought we had a couple of screws loose.

-volunteering at the Ooh 'n Aah Fashion Show last night in support of The Youville Centre (for young mothers) and Dress for Success.  I have been volunteering as a Boutique Manager at Dress for Success for almost a year now so it's a charity that's very close to my heart. 

Have a great weekend everyone- my friend is hosting a clothing swap party tonight so I hope to get rid of my massive garbage bag of unwanted and add some new pieces to my wardrobe! (another awesome moment)


  1. Glad you got your cellphone back! That is pretty awesome. I LOOOOVE roadtrips...I once drove from MN to Salt Lake City, Utah on my own in one straight shot, which is about 23 hours. It wasn't the smartest thing to do, but I still had a good time. I'd say a 5 hour trip is probably ideal, though.

    Sorry to hear about your vegetarianism fail. I'm not a veggie but I'm coming to realize that I don't like pork too much. Bacon is okay, but I'm not as obsessed with it as others are.

    Have a fun weekend! Clothing swap woo!

  2. cute outfit, I really love the leather jacket. xx

  3. Sounds like an interesting trip! (Re the bacon: It's probably the salt-y smoke flavor). Sorry to hear about your mis-steps when ordering. I am not a veggie, but I have certain foods to avoid due to reactive migraines and it's no fun being "that" person ordering.

    I love your boots!

  4. You are funny and adorable. Love the outfit. Great boots and belt. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  5. Haha, we can all get a day behind sometimes! I love your accessories, fabulous jacket, and especially those amazing boots in this outfit!

    I just started my inspiration series link-up and I'd love to have you join! You always put together some of the cutest outfits with the best color combinations so I know you could have a lot of fun with this :) Check it out:

  6. I'm loving your boots here! Your week sounds quite awesome (but awkward too...sorry to hear about the bacon incident!) Have fun at the clothing swap!

  7. Sounds like a pretty good week minus the eating some aminals, ha ha.... XD

  8. I love that leather jacket sooo much! Thanks for linking up!

  9. Looks like a fun time and you look fierce my dear! xoxx

  10. great outfit. Love the jacket and boots thing. Good thing you got your cellphone back, looks like I better put a picture of myself too. HA..


  11. Love your belt and bracelets!!!! I wish I had more bangles.

  12. Aw, I feel your pain with the veggie options. We just went on a cruise and it was hard to get some things vegetarian - although they did have a lot of options which was nice!!!

    A clothing swap party sounds so fun!! I should host one of those! :)

  13. you look great--and very happy too!;)


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