Sunday, September 30, 2012

Desert Deal

OK.... I'm supposed to be on a shopping freeze until San Francisco.


When you find one pair of desert booties in your size for fifteen bucks, shopping freezes can be overruled.

Button up shirt: American Eagle Outfitters (Kitterey)
Tank: Forever 21 (Edmonton)
Jeans: Guess by Marciano (Vancouver)
Boots: Gap Factory Store (Halifax)
Bracelets: gifts
Long Necklace: Forever 21 (LA)
Short Necklace: Joe Fresh (Halifax)
Earrings: Aldo (Toronto)
Are any of you on shopping freezes? Is there an amazing deal you'd break the freeze for?
Glitterary Girl

Thursday, September 27, 2012

One Hundred

I wish I had a more exciting post lined up for my 100th...

R and I went to a wedding on the weekend (which was exciting and fun) but I wasn't all that enthused about what I was wearing, and I didn't really do anything special with my hair (good call, it was an outdoor ceremony and quite windy).

Dress: H&M (Dartmouth)
Pashmina: Costa Blanca (Dartmouth)
Shoes: Le Chateau
Jewelery: All gifts
Yes, I know you can't see my shoes. We'll have to forgive R as he was a groomsman and wasn't in prime photographer mode. Boys just don't understand the importance of footwear.
My necklace is a little Eiffel Tower!
A few weeks ago, I attended a gala at Shoppers Drug Mart for the Look Good Feel Better program. I work with people who have cancer on a daily basis, so I was thrilled to help raise money for the cause.
I had my makeup done by Benefit and received a little swag bag. I also won a door prize! There were a few giant product baskets, but sadly I didn't win one of those...

I was pleased with my winnings! I already own one of the Maybelline BB creams, so now I have two. I'm always happy to try new mascara, and the Rimmel lip gloss is a rosy shiny shade that isn't sticky. The Vichy product is a heavy duty anti-perspirant that I probably won't use.

Thanks so much for supporting the blog!

Glitterary Girl
(for the 100th time)

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Pitch

Glitterary Girl is supposed to be a play on the words "glitter" and "literary".

Lately my posts have been mainly glitter with not much literature. So here's a post about the other side of the blog.

Last year I went to Word on the Street, a writer's playground on the Halifax waterfront. There were books to browse, readings to attend, and plenty of other writers to mingle with. One of the events I attended was Pitch the Publisher, where writers get a chance to stand in front of three local publishers and tell them about a writing project that they'd like to see in print.

I promised myself that I'd finish my book and pitch it by the time the 2012 event took place.

From reading other blogs, and based on what I saw last year, I knew there wasn't much of a chance I'd have any luck getting my book picked up. Genre fiction is frowned upon in this market, and my book can definitely be described as "chick-lit". However, I knew it would be a fabulous opportunity to get opinions from professionals on the quality of my pitch. I'll take all the help in this process that I can get!

I was moderately nervous before the event and didn't even want any supporters in the audience. That way, if I was booed off the stage, no one would know but me!

To sum it up: it was a positive experience. My voice wavered only slightly, I didn't trip on my way to the microphone, and I got mostly positive feedback. As expected, Nova Scotia isn't a great market to try to publish chick-lit, but now I know that for sure and I'll continue to send queries out to agents in larger centers.

I wear my glasses when I want to look bookish.

Cardigan and scarf: Smart Set (Halifax)
Jeans: Calvin Klein (Costco, Halifax)
Shoes: Franco Sarto (Town Shoes, Toronto)
Tank and necklace: Forever 21 (LA)
Glasses: D&G
Watch: Guess (Vancouver)

I picked up the latest novel, Kin, by one of my favorite Nova Scotia authors (Lesley Crewe) and was fortunate enough to speak with her for a few minutes. She was so friendly and encouraging! I can't wait to read Kin, and I'll feature it in a Novel-Tea post when I'm done.

Glitterary Girl

Friday, September 21, 2012

Football Fashionista

I'm not a huge fan of football, but I happen to share a home with someone who is. I knew R would be a wealth of information when it came to choosing team colors for a football themed post hosted by longdistanceloving.    He chose the Boise State Broncos for my team colors.

Shirt: Old Navy (Halifax)
Tank: Le Chateau (Halifax)
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (NYC)
Scarf: Smart Set (Halifax)
Shoes: Cole Haan (Freedman's, Vancouver)
Bracelet: Random shop in St John's, Newfoundland
My attempt at the Heisman.

This was one of my more amusing photoshoots. There's Nike Air technology in my shoes, and it came in handy!

I went to Dalhousie University in Halifax a long time ago a few years back. Our colors were black and gold (Go Tigers!) Sadly, we didn't have a football team.

Darn, we should've asked for blue sods when we landscaped....

Check out the other team color outfits on longdistanceloving. It's a great way to discover new blogs!

Glitterary Girl

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Layers Begin

What an amazing fall day! Sunday was gorgeously sunny with a cool breeze. The weather wasn't quite chilly enough for a jacket, but my neck enjoyed the coziness of a scarf.

Sweater: Gap Factory Store (Wrentham)
Long sleeved shirt: Gap (Halifax)
Jeans: Calvin Klein (Costco, Halifax)
Circle Scarf: American Apparel (Halifax)
Sneakers: Converse (Margolians, Truro)
Necklace: Forever 21 (LA)
Sunnies: American Eagle Outfitters (Halifax)

I'm dreading the days when it's going to be too cold to take pictures by the water. Boring indoor photo season is fast approaching.

These photos were taken at Graves Island Provincial Park in Chester, Nova Scotia.
We also had a quick stop in at Queenstown Beach. Hard to believe I was here a few weeks ago and it was packed with people.

Are you looking forward to cool weather? I'm such a summer girl....

Glitterary Girl

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Frock

Let's call what I'm wearing a "frock" until we decide what it really is.

Frock: Suzy Shier (Halifax)
Leggings: Gift
Tank: American Eagle Outfitters (Kitterey)
Shoes: Miz Mooz (Town Shoes, Toronto)
Necklace: Le Chateau (Halifax)
Bracelet: The Black Market (Halifax)

I originally bought this to be a dress and planned on wearing it to a party back in July.... then I decided to wear something else. Now it's kinda cold outside, so I tried it with leggings.

My problem is, I'll have a hard time treating it as a dress after I've worn it as a tunic.

The great debate - is this a tunic, a dress, or does it dance on the amazing line of being both? Does anyone else have a hard time going bare-legged in something you've previously worn with leggings?

Glitterary Girl

Friday, September 14, 2012

Burberry Lust

Once again, I'm linking with longdistanceloving for a post on items we're lusting for. I could have made an outfit board, but I decided to focus on my biggest want and besides that, I don't know how to make an outfit board  

I don't profess to be a pro at this blogging thing yet! Note to self: Learn how to make outfit boards.

If there's one item of clothing I'd run out and buy if I could justify it....
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Meet the Burberry trench.
How classic and amazing is this coat? I love the color (light... but not so light it'd get dingy), the length (not so long as to overwhelm my stubby legs), and the sheen of the fabric (gabardine.... which was invented by Mr. Burberry himself).
The hardware on the cuffs is so fun, and the lining is the famous plaid pattern.
I can't write anymore as I fear I'll talk myself into buying it.
Glitterary Girl

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Sun

Home alone again. Tripod-less and desperate for a photo.

Dress: Anthropologie (NYC)
Shirt: Mavi (the late Margolians, Truro)
Sandals: American Eagle
Belt: Forever 21 (South Portland)
Necklace: Forever 21 (LA)
Bracelets: Handmade and gift

This photo was taken on Saturday when Halifax was sunny and a perfect 25 degrees. Even though it's fall, and I know I'm supposed to be switching wardrobes, I can't let go of summer. The denim shirt counts as a transition piece, right?

Glitterary Girl

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Novel-Tea: Part 13

I'm so bad for reading books long after the film has been released. I wanted to see One Day in the theatre and couldn't because I hadn't read the book yet. Y'all know that movie-before-book is a crime I won't commit.

I finally got around to reading the book (on my Kobo). I loved the idea of the story unfolding one day at a time, on July 15th of each year. It was really fun to try to piece together what happened in the year between chapters.

Now I can see the movie! Anne Hathaway is the female lead, and I have high hopes for this film, even though I can't imagine she'll surpass her amazingness in The Devil Wears Prada (which is right up there with Blue Crush in the "movies I'll never tire of" category).

My tea of the day is my old faithful- Starbucks Non-Fat Chai Latte with chocolate dust and nutmeg. I'm sitting in Starbucks as I type this and it's crazy how being here with this specific drink is getting me in the writing mood again. At least 50% of my novel was written in various Starbucks from Halifax to Vancouver.

I've spent a lot of this week sulking at the hundreds of tweets and photos that are rolling in from New York Fashion Week. I must make it a mission to attend sometime in the next few years... if anyone has any advice on how to make that happen, please share. How does one go about getting tickets to these shows? It looks like there are only 100 people in each audience, yet EVERYONE seems to be attending a show or seven, so how does that make mathematical sense?

A few street style photos caught my eye....

Are you waiting for a picture?

Sorry.... Blogger is not allowing me to upload pictures today. I'm getting a "server returned invalid response" message when I try. Boring post with no pictures... I'm surprised you're still reading.

I don't think I'd need to attend a show to enjoy NYFW. I could creep around outside the shows and people-watch. What real people are wearing is far more interesting to me than what's on the catwalk. Runway shows are fun in the fashion-meets-art way, but the reality is.... I don't have the budget to be buying most of that stuff.

Cross your fingers that my photo upload issue resolves soon.

Glitterary Girl

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Navy is Neutral

Bright colors go amazing with navy, so I consider navy to be a neutral. I've worn this $12 cardigan an insane number of times.

Cardigan: H&M (Vancouver)
Shirt: Gift
Jeans: Guess by Marciano (Vancouver)
Shoes: Miz Mooz (Town Shoes, Toronto)
Necklace: Forever 21 (LA)
Bracelet: Gift

Do you have any colors that aren't your classic neutrals (black, brown, grey,white, beige) but that you wear as neutrals? Another one of mine is army green.

Glitterary Girl

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Crisp and Coral

There is serious fall air going on here. All of a sudden the nights went from muggy to chilly. The days are still warm, but a cardigan is going to be within reach from now on.

Cardigan: Forever 21 (Vancouver)
Jeans: Aeropostale (Halifax)
Tank and Earrings: Smart Set (Halifax)
Sunnies: Coach (TJ Maxx, South Portland)
Sandals: American Eagle (Halifax)
Bracelet: Old and unknown

I really like this tank, but when I put it on, I realized it was the first time I've worn it all summer. I think I have too many clothes, and therefore the ones I really like are being hidden. There will be a wardrobe exodus of mediocre items before my trip to San Francisco.

Glitterary Girl