Thursday, July 20th, 2017


A little throwback to my last days before going back to work! My first full day munchkin free to be honest.

Sweater: Talula / CPW:$18.48 / # of wears: 5
Shirt: Le Chateau / CPW: $5.24 / # of wears: 8

Leggings: Wilfred Free / CPW: $28.35  /# of wears: 5
Shoes: Steve Madden / CPW: $0.98  /# of wears: 43
Purse: Street Level / CPW: $1.23 / # of wears: 17
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

It was a tough day. It probably would have been easier if I had something concrete planned to do, but instead I allowed myself to wander aimlessly.

Maybe that’s why I conveniently forgot to post these pictures?

Being away from the munchkin has been somewhat easier since going back to work. Having something to occupy my mind made the transition much easier.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Summer Lovin

I had grand, patriotic plans to wear red and white on Canada Day this year.

Turns out the only red items I own leave me rather overdressed in 30+ degree weather. Who knew.

Shirt: Community / CPW: $27.30 / # of wears: 3
Tank: Twik / CPW: $1.42 / # of wears: 14
Shorts: Columbia / CPW: $14.76 / # of wears: 4
Purse: Mulberry / CPW: $105.88 / # of wears: 17
Sandals: made by an artisan in Santorini / CPW: $6.00 / # of wears: 5
Sunglasses: Mercury / CPW: $1.54 / # of wears: 11
Watch: Skagen / CPW: $5.93 / # of wears: 23
Earrings: Mimi & Marge / CPW: $28.35 / # of wears: 2
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

Admittedly, I’m terrible at dressing for the heat. I never had the knack for summer dressing, and I don’t own a ton of warm weather clothes. I just don’t find them versatile once the weather cools down.

This shirt is the first warm weather purchase I can think of in recent memory that I planned on trying to make work beyond a single season.

What do you wear in the summer? How do you dress to beat the heat?



Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Colour Theory?

Let me run a little theory past you guys. Maybe it’s super obvious to everyone else, but I’ve just been oblivious to it.

Blazer: Babaton / CPW: $68.25 / # of wears: 3
Blouse: Babaton / CPW: $50.00 / # of wears: 2
Pants: Max Mara / CPW: $110.25 / # of wears: 1
Boots: Poppy Barley / CPW: $13.12 / # of wears: 18
Purse: Mulberry / CPW: $200.00 / # of wears: 9
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

Pairing cognac leather with shades of blue is a foolproof combo. If I’m not mistaken, navy coloured men’s suits are traditionally paired with brown shoes.

Cognac tends to be on the warmer end of the scale. I believe you can get it by mixing a little red and yellow into what would otherwise be considered a neutral brown. Or rather, you can get it by adding a little bit of blue paint into a larger quantity of orange paint.

I think that’s why it works as well as it does. The blue/cognac combo is essentially a less visually assaulting way of wearing blue and orange together. They’re colour wheel opposites, but more subtle.

I feel like this is probably taught somewhere in a class I didn’t take.


Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Reel 2 Real

He’s walking. Dear god, he’s walking.

He toddles with confidence.

I’m not ready.

Jacket: Talula / CPW: $7.65 / # of wears: 17
Blouse: Le Chateau / CPW: $4.66 / # of wears: 9
Pants: Banana Republic / CPW: 3.66 / # of wears: 15
Sandals: made by craftsman in Santorini / CPW: $10.00 / # of wears: 3
Sunglasses: Mercury / CPW: $2.12 / # of wears: 8
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016


It’s about to get a little bit harder to keep up to him. He’s going to be running in no time flat, which means I need to be able to move. I threw these pants in the dryer again to shrink them down for a slimmer fit. The fabric has lots of stretch, so it’s still easy to move in them.

The sandals are great right now, but can I run in them? Not for any real period of time. I might have to consider other footwear options next year. Maybe something with a tie?

Do you guys have any sandal suggestions? Anything you can run in?



Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Another Trip Around The Sun

What is it about getting older that makes the number less meaningful? Seriously, the last five years or so I’ve had to actually stop and think about how old I was. It’s not right on the top of my head anymore.

Shirt: Community / CPW: $40.95 / # of wears: 2
Tank: Twik / CPW: $1.66 / # of wears: 12
Skirt: J.Crew / CPW: $48.30 / # of wears: 1
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / CPW: $120 / # of wears: 1
Sunglasses: Mercury / CPW: $2.83 / # of wears: 6
Watch: Skagen / CPW: $7.57 / # of wears: 18
Purse: Mulberry / CPW: $225.00 / # of wears: 8
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

I could call it denial, but honestly I don’t really care. It is what it is. It just takes a bit of effort to remember it these days.

My mom was at a course in Olds the weekend before my birthday, so she popped up to Edmonton the day of. My parents live in another province, so I don’t see them very often.

She offered to look after the munchkin for the evening so my husband and I could go out to celebrate my birthday. It gave us a much needed date night, and her some much needed grandbaby time.

I shouldn’t call him a baby anymore. He toddles. I believe that by definition makes him a toddler.




Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Artsy Fartsy

First things first – happy 4th of July to my American friends!

Throwing this semi-rumpled white cotton shirt on for some running around on a cool day made me feel a little bit like a painter. My paints haven’t seen the light of day in a while, but maybe one day soon they’ll come out again?

Blouse: Community / CPW: $81.90 / # of wears: 1
T-Shirt: Twik/ CPW: $0.65 / # of wears: 8
Pants: Wilfred Free / CPW: $23.62 / # of wears: 6
Shoes: Sam Edelman (consignment) / CPW: $2.10 / # of wears: 10
Purse: Mulberry / CPW: $225.00 / # of wears: 8

Watch: Skagen / CPW: $9.74 / # of wears: 14
Sunglasses: Mercury / CPW: $3.40 / # of wears: 5
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

Unfortunately when I got home and saw the outfit with my choice of sunglasses, I realized it read a little more risky business than artist in residence. Oops.

Doesn’t really bother me. I have some other looks rolling through my mind for this shirt.

Have you ever had an outfit read completely different from what you originally thought it did?


I'm Cassie.

I'm a petite hourglass, slow adopter, food geek, Engineer, wife and mom. Welcome to the little corner of the internet where I ramble on about random things. Mostly clothes.