Saturday, July 30, 2011


Dress: Winners, Shirt: Forever 21, Belt: H&M, Shoes: Costa Blanca X, Necklace: UO

Shorts: Aritzia, Shirt: Forever 21, Necklace: H&M, Shoes: Costa Blanca X

Exactly a year ago, on this very day, boyfriend went to a wedding - where he got a pretty swanky watch as a grooms gift. Boyfriend has been wearing said watch pretty much everyday since.

Today, as I lift his wrist closer to my face to see what time it is (because, I'm blind without my contacts), I notice that he still has the protective cover over the glass. You've got to be kidding me.

But the need for "protection" doesn't stop there, even his cellphone still had the plastic sticker on the screen. 
Cute right?

Needless to say I took them both off. 
He threatened to eat my iPhone case. 
The End.

(**Edit: Imagine if I didn't take them off? Soon our couch would be wrapped in plastic and make squeaky noises whenever someone sat on it, not to mention, imagine the comfort of hawt plastic in the summer. Mhm - thought so. I had everybody's best interest in mind)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

friends with benefits?

Skirt: Forever 21, Belt: Gap, Shirt: H&M, Shoes: Browns
Our baseball team :) They suck - but we still love em'
Dylan(Justin): "Why do women think the only way to get a man to do what they want is to manipulate him?"

Jamie(Mila): "History, personal experience, romantic comedies."

Friends with Benefits?...
Hate the idea!
Loved the movie!

It was definitely not in my plan to see it Saturday night with the boyfriend. Long story short, we ended up getting the times mixed up and were standing in line faced with two choices - that, or Captain America...

easy peasy decision

You guys it was hilarious && did an awesome job making fun of the typical romantic comedies

Damn you Mila and Justin for making me love you! ;)

Verdict? See it!..Like right now 
Trust me, boyfriends will like it almost as much as you
So much so, they may even admit it

Monday, July 25, 2011

wipe that smile on your face

Skirt: Forever 21, Shirt: H&M, Shoes: Browns, Necklace: Swarovski
I can't stop smiling! When I started this blog, all I had really wanted was a place to be myself. I feel like in 'real' life there are so many situations where you have to play games of pretend. Here on blogger, I've never had to do that...&& it's been amazing! The kind of support I get from you girls is irreplaceable. Shoot me for being cheesy - it's just one of those days :)

I wanted to say an extra special thank-you to Lauren from Lights In The Sky for giving me the "One Lovely Blog Award" - you totally made my day!

So to follow tradition of receiving this award, here are { 7 } things about me:

i.  I speak Russian fluently (at the level of MAYBE a 10 year old)

ii. My entire life I wanted to be a doctor & I did everything I could to put myself on the right track. I'm now studying Information Technology and Management in University - go figure! Just goes to show just how much we change as we grow up.

iii. I love Gossip Girl *blush* I have all the books, and I've seen all the seasons - a few times over. Guilty as charged.

iv. I'm madly in love with Salvador Dali - in my eyes the most talented painter EVER. "Metamorphosis of Narcissus" rocks my socks off. Google it!

v. I can't sing, but I still love to anyway.

vi. I'm scared to death of thunderstorms & closed spaces.

vii. I have three loves in my life - my incredible family, my loving boyfriend, and my super cute Dolly (see cuteness evidence below) 
** I might also have to add my new Canon DSLR to the list. 
At the end though, don't worry, I'm not THAT crazy...

I'd also like to pass this award to the following girls, who inspire me so much!

PS. The rules for the award:
1) Thank the blogger who awarded you the honor and link back to them in your post.
2) Share 7 things about yourself.
3) Award up to 15 recently discovered bloggers the award.
4) Contact them to tell them the good news!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Shirt: Joe Fresh, Jeans: American Eagle, Shoes: Browns, Bracelets: H&M, Feather Earrings: Aldo

Ever had one of those days where you just hoped and wished and crossed your fingers (and toes) that it would rain? Monday was one of those!
It has been so hot && humid here in Toronto, each day I step outside I feel like a fish out of water, gasping for air. Gross. It's so bad, that in skirts my thighs start to stick together (come-on now girls, back me up on this's happened to everyone right?)

Almost makes me want to sing that Sesame Street song...

"it's lovely and dusty
but nothing gets rusty
i wish it would rain! 

it's so hot and sunny
my ice cream is runny
i wish it would rain"

So every summer Toronto has the summerlicious festival, where some of the top restaurants offer a fixed price menu, restaurants I wouldn't dream to go to otherwise. I love food, don't get me wrong, but spending over $100 a person on one meal is ridiculous :P I can go shopping with that money.
So what's the best way to cool down on a hot day? Go for Indian food! 
A $15 awesomely delicious lunch.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

the cherry on top

Skirt: Aritzia, Top: Kensie, Shoes: Aldo, Purse: Aldo, Ring: H&M


Every Thursday there is a Farmers Market at the Metro Square near my work. 
They have the most delicious looking fruit && veggies. 
We never pass up on the chance to stop by at lunch and drool (a little).

Last Thursday I picked up some cherries, because who can say no to freshly picked cherries for $4.50?
I thought so. 
They kicked supermarket cherries ARSE.

What do you know, I brought some back for the boyfriend (I know, best girlfriend ever or what?)
What else do you know...he got cherry juice all over his dress shirt. With half a day still left at work.

THANK GOD for the magic of tide to go...&& the bathroom sink.

Girls, I come to you with a suggestion. 
You can't take the boyfriend anywhere without some tide to go. 
Yet another lesson learned :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

just right

Skirt: H&M, Shirt: Aritzia, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: Forever 21

Dress: Style Exchange, Shoes: Browns, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban's
Dress: Aritzia, Shirt: Forever 21, Shoes: Michael Kors, Necklace: Forever 21
A fast forward (again) >> through last week!

Lessons Learned

// Do NOT engage in conversation with the creepy girl on the bus just because you think her turtles are cute. Animal lovers please beware of turtle girls.

// If you ever have a dream that you've given birth to a baby boy, don't freak out. According to my mama {a dream interpreter extraordinaire} it means that you'll get a present. Lo and behold I got a pretty hefty cheque from the government, with which I bought myself a present...that works right?

// Blooming onions are the BOMB

// Sea-doo's are fast buggers.

//When describing lemonade that is absolutely perfect, it is acceptable to compare it to porridge. In that instance I thought of myself as Goldilocks (minus the blonde gorgeous hair)
...."Ahhh, this lemonade porridge is just right," she said happily and she drank it all up.

// Fire ban - shmire fan - s'mores taste just as delicious made on the BBQ 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

playing hookie

Shirt: Gap, Jeans: Habitual, Shoes: Costa Blanca X, Scarf: Forever 21
Friday July 8th, 2011

Hookie - 1 dictionary result found...

A day in which liberty is taken upon oneselfs to exclude themselves from work obligations while, most likely, pretending to be in a meeting. Usually this time is spent eating lunch && shopping with a friend (i.e. hookie for thrift-shopping). Commonly referred to as "playing hookie".

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

the way i see it

Dress: Winners, Shoes: Costa Blanca X, Shirt: H&M, Purse: Aldo
Skirt: FCUK, Shirt: Buffalo David Bitton, Shoes: Browns, Purse: H&M, Belt: Winners
Starbucks {8:30pm}

As I go to pay for my drink, I realize that I left my wallet at home. Fairly normal occurrence, right? Wrong! I’m that person who double checks (then triple checks) everything before I leave the house. That night the list went something like:

Stove off? Check!
Lights off? Check!
Phone? Check
Wallet? On the counter!
… and then I left the house, just like that.

Starbucks dude man just laughed at me as I rummaged around, hoping that miraculously the wallet will grow tiny wings and fly from the counter, straight into my purse. When I finally admitted defeat, the guy gave me a free drink, and said something about not using the code again.

I promise, I won’t!”

 As I pulled the receipt out the next day, to my surprise, if I logged onto their website and filled out the survey I’d get a free drink. The way I see it, two freebies are better than one. Who says we can’t break a teeny promise, just once in a while.

Side Note – Do you guys remember the time when the Starbucks cup used to be almost as motivating as the coffee? Check it – way back when, this was my fav one! 

The way I see it
Isn't necessarily
The way you see it
Or the way it is
Or ought to be
What's more important
Is that we're all
Looking for it
And a way to see it

~ Desi Di Nardo

beauty bit

1 0 
summer shades for your fingers and toes

{ 1 } OPI Malaysian Mist - a gorgeous
milky peach nude

{ 2 } Sally Hansen Strobe Light - light pink with silver bits of glitter

{ 3 } OPI Elephantastic Pink - very bright hot pink, flip flop approved

{ 4 } Essie Peach Daiquiri - warm, slightly pastel coral that screams summer

{ 5 } Essie Nice is Nice - delicate pale lavender

{ 6 } Revlon Minted - bright, milky, mint color like mint chocolate chip ice cream

{ 7 } Essie Turquoise and Caicos - fun, bright aqua/green mix (kind of like the Tiffany & CO boxes)

{ 8 } Essie Lapis of Luxury - periwinkle blue

{ 9 } Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty - pastel yellow (bonus: the brush is a-m-a-zing)

{ 10 } OPI Malaga Wine - the perfect deep red for those romantic late summer night dates

So tell me girls, what are some of your favorites?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

always better when we're together

It’s always great to find that one person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

On the way to work this morning, I was the most obnoxious front-seat driver ever.
I watched boyfriends face as I cursed the drivers && the bikers && the pedestrians. He
kept smiling, even as I criticized girls wearing shirts as dresses (he’s always on the look
out for chocha-ness for me). The entire time he was laughing – with me that is, not at me.

I know neither of us are perfect babe. We will always have that in common.
Thank you for being O.K. with that.

Happy {one} year anniversary boyfriend…365 days is just the beginning of many more
amazing days with you. I will always be by your side - year by year - because, as my pal
Jack Johnson says, “it’s always better when we’re together”.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

the snow queen

Skirt: H&M, Shirt: H&M, Bag: Aldo, Necklace: Mexx, Shoes: Costa Blanca X

Skirt: Forever 21, Shirt: H&M, Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Costa Blanca X, Blazer: American Eagle
There was a book sale at the Canadian Broadcast Corporation building across the street from my office this week. I ended up picking up a copy of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. One day when I have little ones (in a land far far away) - I'll sit them on my lap and read them The Snow Queen, one of my favorite stories growing up. 

On a completely unrelated topic, the boyfriend began calling me Snow Queen. People, if I could show you my freezer at this moment, you might think I'm crazy - or jump for joy, depending on how you feel about freezies. The entire freezer is full of the jumbo sized crush flavored goodies. 

After strategically trying to place the box in the freezer (and suceeding) boyfriend and I sat back and waited paitently for them to harden up, so we could devour a few. Except, they didn't want to freeze.

This was when I had the awesome idea to take ALL of the freezies out and stick them in the freezer. 

Move over meat...Looks like until we finish them, we'll be having vegetarian meals.
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