Thursday, September 13, 2012

oh happy days

Skirt, Shoes & Necklace- Thrifted; Jacket- Gifted (from my Mum); Top- Spoof (Boutique in Toronto); Nail Polish- Storm by Joe Fresh
After yesterday's aggravations, the mood gods took pity on me and gave me a happy day.  Sure, I still worked longer hours than I would have liked to and I had to skip my workout because e-mails were calling my name but here are some of the things that made me smile today:

- Mr. Marley has really embraced the outdoors (after 7 years of being indoor only) and after getting micro-chipped and collared he is now foot loose and fancy free and will prowl the neighbourhood for hours on end, only returning home for food (and I like to think cuddles as well!)

- My man and I spent date night at a vegan cooking class entitled Let Food be thy Medicine (through Credible Edibles), and made roasted broccoli with Brazil nut pesto, 'cream' of mushroom soup, sunflower seed and pinto been loaf & red velvet cake made from beets, apple sauce and cocoa. Mmm Mmm!

-Upon noticing my sock bun, one of the cooking class participants asked if I was Tinfoil Tiaras because she recognized the hairstyle from my twitter account and says she follows along and has made note of different restaurants I tweet about (how cool is that!)

- And drumroll please... thanks to all your support I am a finalist for the Place d'Orleans vlogger search!!! I will be participating in the live shop off and haul video on Sunday where they'll  provide us with $200 in mall gift cards and we'll have 3 hours to shop the stores and then share our finds.  The vlogger winner will be announced at this time, wish me luck!

Today I'm linking up to Coffee & Cardigan's Thrifter Thursday My abstract dotted skirt is a find that I thrifted for $2 at a Salvation Army sale and I embellished these second-hand shoes by hot-gluing vintage earrings to them!


  1. CUTE CAT! And shoes, and necklace! And also through a technicality, I will also be there on Sunday! See you then!!! :)

  2. Love the colors in this outfit. What a fun skirt! I need to try that sock bun look. I've seen tutorials on it, but haven't made an attempt. Your kitty is adorable :)

  3. wow, so many exciting news at once! I'm happy for you and I wish you all the luck of course.
    btw, again I noticed how big your cat looks! is he actually heavy or I'm simply seeing things that aren't there, haha?
    btw, great outfit! very classy and spicy!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  4. Best of luck in the contest! You will kick butt :) Mr. Marley is too cute.

  5. I'm torn. I don't know which I envy the most: your attractive fashion sense, your delicious culinary adventure, your newly-confirmed celebrity or your exciting competition success. Oh well, I guess I'll just envy all of them!

  6. Goodness, I am so exciting to hear that the week turned around for you! Getting recognized by a reader, making it into the top ten in the Vlogger contest, and enjoying some awesome food with the boy? Sounds like a good way to end the week. Congratulations! Loving the abstract skirt and bright jacket! Hope you guys have a happy weekend!


  7. emily i adore this skirt
    glad your day got better and your cooking class sounds awesome
    have a great weekend

  8. Oh Emily you are so crafy with your DIY shoes. That skirt is so fun and a total steal for a toonie. Way to go. I love how the print plays off the buttons on your jacket, which is a piece I think I've raved about before. I can picture the print on the skirt as a set of dinner plates (which I would want to own)...can you?

  9. Oh my that vegan cooking class sounds amazing! Love reading about your happy days. I think you just might be celebrity status now, lol Love the outfit, have a great weekend dear. xx /Madison

  10. Love your outfit! Happy weekend! :)

  11. that jacket is wonderful! I am jealous of wherever you are that you have cute jacket weather! also, I am mentally taking note of that vintage earring hint, that's a great idea :)

  12. Your mom is an awesome gift giver.

    So excited to see your competition haul - good luck!

    I'm trying really hard to keep six-month kitten Sasha Jane inside (bonus from my blogger meetup with Megan Mae); she doesn't seem to mind so far.

  13. Best of luck Emily! Terrific outfit. It's striking on you. Hooray for new recipes, & cat adventures. :)

  14. You got that skirt for $2?? I envy you!!!!
    Love the jacket n skirt!!! :)
    Came here blog hopping and liked your blog!
    Do drop by my blog sometime.
    And do follow if you like and let me know with a comment! :)

  15. Love your blog and outfit! Congrats on a really great combo.


One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily