Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year.

Here's hoping 2010 is about home, family, and love.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Photo of the day.

Taken in the South End of Halifax, Nova Scotia in early November.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

pale green nail polish.

When I was visiting my friend Gigi in Rhode Island in August 2008, we had manicures done. Gigi was being done first, so I killed some time by perusing the nail polish colours. And then I found it: the most perfect shade of pale green by some random off-brand that I've long since forgotten. I adored it and refused to remove the nail polish off my fingertips for weeks after I'd arrived home.
Ever since then, I have been searching for the perfect shade of pale green nail polish. I tried a shade by Sally Hansen, but it was too pale and sparkly: it was like being transported back to junior high.

Then, Chanel's "Jade" limited edition nail polish reached my radar. Oh, how I coveted. But could I justify spending $30 on a little bottle of nail polish? Not on my student loan budget, I couldn't. Sigh. It is sold out now anyway.
See the one in the middle? I think my prayers might be answered.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dreaming of the Summer...

This is where we're getting married.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Kind of a silly dilemma...

I'm taking a break from studying for Monday's midterm and going over my paper for the same class. I think after staying up late last night to finish my essay, I deserve a break.

Something non-academic has been bothering me lately. I bought this dress back in September:
Cute, right? I'm not usually one for pink, but it was on sale and comfy and had pockets. I wear dresses pretty often, and I adore dresses with pockets.

Thing is, it's December now. I've worn the dress all of twice, and it's been sitting in my closet calling my name. My problem with this dress is that the bodice is cut a bit too low, and you can see my bra peeking out the front, even after adjusting the straps. Not so cute.

I only noticed this the second time I wore this, as the first time I was wearing a wraparound sweater, which covered things up. What's the best way to deal with this dress so I can wear it again? I miss the breezy skirt and the pockets!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's so simple!

How did I not think of this sooner? I am wearing ballet slippers to my wedding!

1. I took ballet classes for twelve years
2. ...and am considering more dance classes (for which they would come in handy, since my old shoes are ratty)
3. They're as close to barefoot as one can get and still be wearing flats
4. They're heckuva comfortable
5. I can dance in them
6. I can play hide and seek in them
7. I can strap them on my feet and they won't come off
8. No blisters!
9. My wedding is supercasual anyway
10. They're reasonably priced
11. They can be modified:

Awesome, right? I'm now officially on the lookout for coloured ones, especially red and blue.

P.S.: Whoa, they even have bridal ballet slippers! Is it sad that I'm not surprised at how geriatric they look?