Monday, March 30, 2015

Out Like a Lamb

How exciting - wearing a spring coat for the first time this season!

While we keep getting walloped with snow (a fresh 20 cm Saturday night), at least the days are now warm enough for it to melt it off the road. The mornings are generally too cold for a spring coat, but if you're going out in the afternoon, you can get away with it.

I've never had prescription sunglasses before, and they are SO great. No more blinding glare while driving on the highway!

Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger
Sweater and Jeans: Gap
Tank top: Smart Set
Bag: Old Navy
Boots: Call it Spring
Sunnies: Coach
Necklace: H&M
Bracelets: Le Chateau, Stella & Dot
Earrings: Gift
Nails: OPI Infinite Shine "You Can Count on It"

Glitterary Girl

Thursday, March 26, 2015


All the cool kids are wearing fringe this spring.  I need some version of this skirt that isn't $370. Pops of pink take the look from complete badass to semi-feminine.

I own a mini version of this Tarte lip color. It adapts to your skin tone, and on me, turns a bright but easy to wear shade of pink.


Topshop long sleeve crop top, 35 CAD / BCBGMAXAZRIA tiered skirt, 370 CAD / Stuart Weitzman ankle strap sandals, 495 CAD / MICHAEL Michael Kors structured satchel handbag, 435 CAD / Yves saint laurent bracelet, 205 CAD / Rag bone vintage fedora, 245 CAD / Tarte coral cream blush, 37 CAD / Tarte lip stain, 30 CAD / Ciaté beauty product, 26 CAD

If anyone has an inside connection with the Easter Bunny, this bag would be a fantastic gift instead of chocolate. Who am I kidding... in addition to chocolate.

Happy Weekend!
Glitterary Girl

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Faux Paris

Vegas is a pretty amazing place to have wedding photos taken as you have so many different backgrounds to choose from. I was so glad we were able to visit Paris just as the sun was setting.

One of my favourites. I love the lighting! 

I want this chandelier for my closet.  

All photos by Bently & Wilson Photography

Glitterary Girl

Monday, March 23, 2015

Petite Black Tee

So, I'm in a bit of a funk lately -low energy, headaches, and lack of motivation to be active. I want comfort food, blankets, and cozy socks. I'm quite sure it's 99% due to the weather, so I'm not exactly concerned. I know I'll snap out of it soon. In the meantime, I will absorb joy from things like chai lattes, good books, and fun tees.

Blazer: A/X Armani Exchange
Tee and necklace: Forever 21
Jeans: Diesel
Glasses: D&G
Booties: c/o Nine West Mic Mac Mall
Bracelet: Stella & Dot
Earrings: Beck & Boosh

Enjoy your week, and send some snow melting vibes in my direction, SVP!

Glitterary Girl

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This is Winter

Apologies blog readers for not keeping up with the style posts lately.

We had a big snow storm on Sunday, and then Wednesday, this happened.

My hero

I'm writing this on Wednesday afternoon, still unsure as to how the city is going to even function for the next little bit. The snowbanks were already enormous before this week, and I'm going to venture a guess that we've seen about 80 cm (almost 3 feet) of snow in the past four days.

Normally, our street gets plowed early - there's a school bus that uses it. With March Break this week, and being the only home on this stretch of the street, I'm a bit concerned. The drifts on the street were waist-high!

Snow style

Spring begins on Friday (LOL - that's just cruel).  I'm interested to hear everyone's predictions on how long this is going to take to melt. My guess is, the last trace of snow/ice will be on our property until May 2.

Glitterary Girl

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Birthday Break

Thanks Mother Nature for waiting til the day AFTER my birthday to dump some more snow on us. How could a beautiful day like Saturday be followed by a blizzard?

Birthday Details
Vest: Vero Moda via Envy
Shirt and Jeans: Gap
Boots: Town Shoes
Sunnies: American Eagle Outfitters
Necklace: H&M
Bracelets: Banana Republic, Stella & Dot
Nails: Staying Neutral (Infinite Shine) c/o OPI

I'm getting so violently sick of winter clothes right now. Anyone with me?

Happy St Patrick's Day! I hope you've all got a dash of green on today! Maybe the leprechauns will dig us out tomorrow...

Glitterary Girl

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Right Now 03.15.15

Reading: I started Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet on the plane to Vegas in October. I keep reading chunks of it, putting it down, and then picking it up again. Last week, I finished Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whitmore which was a really interesting read - part college girl book, part mystery.
Writing: Not much besides blog posts.
Clicking: Recaps of Fashion Month, (do I need new rainboots?), my friend's photography site -
Seeing: Lots of birthday goodies I have to put away! Yesterday was my special day, and I was lucky enough to spend it with family who spoiled me with gifts and chocolate sea salt caramel cake! I'll recap the clothing-related gifts in a later post. Some other gifts I got were an idea board for a future custom closet, a wine glass holder for the tub, and DAVIDsTEA in White Nectarine.

What's left of the birthday cake. I can stretch this all week....

Smelling: My Nestle Pure Life sparkling raspberry lime water
Hearing: The Social in the background. R is at a hockey game.
Watching: I'm partway through season two of Hart of Dixie, which I love! I have The Royals set to record tonight - hopefully it will be good. I'll probably watch Dancing with the Stars tomorrow night. Competitors of interest for me are Rumer Willis and Chris Soules.
Feeling: Full! Just had some chicken stir fry and birthday cake.
Wearing: Beaver Canoe track pants, a tee shirt, a hoodie, aaaaand Tory Burch flats (because I can't wear them outside now, can I?)

I can make this a thing, right?

Anticipating: Friday! First day of official spring (haha) and my first Burger Week outing with my former co-workers. There will be many Burger Week stories to come, I hope! Balanced with Piyo of course!

Glitterary Girl

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Saving Time

Oh how I love that I'm typing this post at 7:13 PM and it's still light outside. Ten degrees today means there was some serious melting happening. Never mind that tomorrow is back to cold, for today we made some progress towards being able to wear ballet flats. Hopefully the coming of spring will mean better outdoor photos and less sketchy indoor shadows!

Shirt: Old Navy
Turtleneck: Club Monaco
Jeans: Gap
Boots: Call it Spring
Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Banana Republic
Necklace: Stella & Dot

Speaking of daylight savings, it seems the older I get, the worse I am with adjusting to the new time. I've been super-tired this week.... anyone else?

Glitterary Girl

Monday, March 09, 2015

Ice Capades

Winter is always a challenge for the Canadian style blogger, but I've yet to blog through a winter quite like this one. There's fabulous scenery... IF you can access it. The problem is, snowshoes don't go with a lot of street style outfits.

My friend Brett and I ventured, at most, about five feet outdoors for these shots, but it was still quite precarious! Make sure you stop by Brett's website and take a look at his photos - they are fantastic!

Vest: Club Monaco
Shirt: Forever 21
Pants: Joe Fresh
Bag: Kate Spade
Belt: H&M
Earrings: Tory Burch
Necklace: Gift
All photos c/o Brett Locke (thanks!)

Glitterary Girl

Friday, March 06, 2015

Winter White

I'm a daredevil.

I wore white in March, in Snowvascotia, where there is snirt (snow + dirt) everywhere.

It inspired me to write a poem:

Driveway sheet of ice
Cross fingers on descending
Damn it, the plow came

Sweater: Club Monaco
Jeans: Joe Fresh
Snood: American Eagle Outfitters
Boots: Call it Spring
Bracelet: Beck & Boosh
Necklace: Origami Owl

Enjoy the weekend! Hope you get up to some fun!

Glitterary Girl

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Planet Hollywood

One of our last stops on the wedding photo tour was Planet Hollywood. I was determined to get my photo with Britney (haha) and our photographer said this was the place where we'd likely be able to get some fake gambling shots. 

Photobombs are almost always a given in Vegas...

What a fun concert!

Check out the scene on the left... 

By this point, our feet were pretty sore. Yes, we had a driver, but a stretch Hummer can't exactly park easily so we still had to do a lot of walking! 

All photos by Bently & Wilson. 

Next stop... Paris!

Glitterary Girl

Monday, March 02, 2015

My Monthly Purchases: February 2015

Every month, I break down my clothing expenses and share them. I used to have a strict (sort of...) monthly budget, but partway through 2014, I switched to a quarterly budget of $500. This can be rolled into the next quarter if not all spent. My goal is to keep my out of pocket expenses within $2000 a year. Gifts and gift cards don't count towards my budget.

Jacket: Gap
Discounted from $99 to $64
I've been looking for a great utility jacket for a few seasons now. This one is fitted but not tight, with a tuck-away hood. It should be great for layering sweaters underneath when it warms up a teensy bit.

Tee: Forever 21
Reg. price $19
I needed something spring-like but wearable now. This can be layered under a cardi or blazer until it's warm enough for bare arms!

Tee: Forever 21
Reg price $16
Too cute!

Tank dress: Forever 21
Reg Price $7
Being very long-waisted means tops are often too short for me. I'm always looking for longer tanks and tees to layer underneath. This is actually a dress but I bought it to be a first layer piece. The picture is not the color I bought - mine is olive green.

Dress: Joe Fresh
Reg Price: $29 (bought on tax-free day)
I fell in love with this dress earlier this month. It's still a bit big as I find Joe Fresh XS-XL sizing really off. I'll wear it now with tights and a card and later with bare legs.

Coat: Joe Fresh (not available on-line)
Discounted from $99 to $20
My H&M peacoat is a few seasons old now and for the price, I'd have been silly not to buy this as a replacement. It's a very basic black wool peacoat with plaid lining. An extremely warm coat! I've already worn it several times. It does attract lint like crazy though!

Sweater: Joe Fresh (not available on-lne)
Discounted from $30 to $15
This is so cozy and I love grey.

Earrings: Claire's (not available on-line)
Discounted from $8.50 to $5
I wanted a low-priced version of this trend to start with. Turns out, I quite like the look of an ear jacket!

Belt/Necklace: H&M (not available on-line)
Discounted from $20 to $5
When I got this "necklace" home, I was wondering why it was sized XS ... then I realized it's a belt. Gotta love a piece that can work double!

The following two items were purchased with a Halifax Shopping Centre gift card that was in my swag bag from their sneak-peek evening for their renovations. They officially announced the opening of Aritzia on the bottom level (beside Dynamite) for this summer! If you missed my post on the renos, you can read about them here. 

Flats: American Eagle Outfitters
Discounted from $30 to $8
It's about time I had a pair of leopard print shoes. I tend to lean towards snakeskin prints, and I'm sure I'll get some wear out of them when I can go sockless. For now, they will be my "around the house shoes" along with my Tory Burch flats that still haven't seen the light of day. They had a little thread at the heel that was digging in, so I covered it with a Band-aid blister bandage. You can stick them directly on a sore spot on a shoe and they keep you comfy. Meant for skin, but it works!

Leggings: Banana Republic
Discounted from $134 to $14
These are the softest things ever and look so luxurious. I bought them in-store when they had an extra 40% off sale items.

Original value of items (the ones I bought with my own money): $327.50
Price I paid: $180
I saved 45%.

That leaves me with $170 left to spend in March to end the first quarter of 2015. If you'd like to see what I bought in January, here's the link.

I'm sharing my budget on Franish again today. I love looking at what the other girls spent every month!

Glitterary Girl