Back To School

These photos were very spur of the moment which is unusual for me because I tend to plan out when I will be taking outfit photos. Ryan and I spent the weekend in Barrie with his family, and on the way back to Toronto we stopped at a school track & field to give Beans a good run before the drive home so she wouldn’t be whining in the back seat the whole time. Gus and I were just sort of hanging out because Gus doesn’t play catch, so I decided to grab my tripod and snap some photos since my Miss Patina skirt matched the track at this school and the whole outfit had a definite school girl vibe. The wind was insane making my hair blow in every direction and the sun was way too bright, but I like the way these turned out, even if most of them I couldn’t use because I was squinting or making a weird face. I really should share some “blooper/outtake” photos with you guys sometime, they are truly hilarious and would probably give you guys a good chuckle.
Blouse: vintage via Local 23
Skirt: Miss Patina
Shoes: thrifted Aldo

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Home is where the heart is

Processed with VSCOcam with a3 presetIf you follow me on instagram, than you already know I was in Ottawa for the weekend. Since I couldn’t make it home to be with my family for Christmas this year, my father and I secretly planned to have me fly to Ottawa after the new year to surprise my mom…and did we ever! The surprise was better than I could have ever hoped for – she started to cry, and then I started to cry – it was really just a beautiful moment. I have always known how much my mother loves me, I’ve been very lucky in that respect, but it’s moments like those where you really understand how much a child means to a parent. I’ve got two really amazing parents, that’s for sure.

The outfit I’m wearing in these photos is kind of my new favourite. When packing my bag for Ottawa I wanted to bring as little as possible, especially since I was only going to be there from Friday evening to Sunday evening. I’m normally an over packer because I am terrible at planning outfits in advance, but this time was different. I had just received this adorable school girl-esque skirt from Miss Patina, so I knew that would come along, and when I did my outfit recap last week on the blog I was reminded of my blue and white pinstripe dress I had hanging in my closet that hadn’t been worn since the summer. I thought they would go so absolutely perfect together and the dress could double as it’s own outfit on another day…done! Two pieces of clothing, two outfits. I like when things come together simply like that.

How was your weekend? Do you have any cool surprise stories that made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? I’d love to hear about them.
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Skirt: Miss Patina
Tights: Walmart
Boots: Samantha Pleet x Wolverine