Spring Style, the third week

Welcome back, my friends, as we celebrate the weekly linkup of me actually getting dressed during the day.  Having the lovely Alison pick out my outfits for 21 days has definitely cut down the arguments I have with myself on what I should wear.  

Wednesday: patterned top, white jeans, bright flats
I'm getting way more use out of my flourescent Minnie Mouse flats...makes me want more bright shoes.  The top is from Banana Republic last year and super comfy! I also love that it's nautical and there seems to be nautical everywhere this year

Thursday: striped dress, bright handbag, bright flats.
Still chilly here, so I had to add leggings.  I got to wear my new dress from Simons, and I paired it with shades of green.  Green Marc Jacob bag, Mint Green ballerina converse and then my military jacket for warmth.

Dress:  Simons
Converse: Simons

Friday:  Chambray + White Tank + Patterned/Coloured Denim + Wedges + Watch/Bracelet Stack
I had a work get together in the evening and wanted to be comfy, so I switched out the denim for the dressy joggers.

Chambray: Cloth & Stone (carried at Anthropologie) this shirt is insanely soft...I like this or this!
Joggers: Michael Kors.  
Shoes: Sam Edelman....also would work

Saturday: Cardigan + Gray Tee + White Jeans + Long Necklace + Wedges

We had brunch club and this was super cozy, except it started blizzarding and then I got Nutella on my pants.  Everything is better with Nutella, except white jeans.

Cardigan: Simons, old
Holly Golightly Tee: Forever 21, old
White Jeans: Kut 
Shoes: Michael Kors

Sunday:  Striped Dress + Printed Scarf + Hoop Earrings + Sandals

Snow. Bleh.  We've been on our acreage for 2 years and haven't used the snow blower once...we totally could have on Sunday.

All old and covered in 30 cm of freshly fallen snow.

Monday: Printed Top + Coloured Denim + Hoop Earrings + Watch/Bracelet Stack + Sandals

The sun is out, the snow is melting.  There is hope.  I also got to wear the new shirt I got in Calgary and the grey jeans I got for the winter challenge.

The sheer sleeveless shirt is new: H&;M...similar or this

Tuesday:  Cardigan + Black Tee/Tank + Printed Skirt + Wedges
I had a lovely outfit planned and then got too lazy to shave my legs.  I then had on a pretty old dress (ModCloth) and was ready to hit up Costco and then felt too fancy.  So I changed again.  Oy.

Check out what these ladies have been sporting!  And come back Friday for another fun Style Me Bloggers link up!

Shoes to Shiraz | R Squared | Two Teens and Their Mama |
Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy | A Lovely Little Wardrobe |
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life | Puppies and Pretties | Daily Style Finds |
Making the Most of Everyday | She Thought She Could | Foxy's Domestic Side |
Quilty Joy Joy | Curls and Cardigans | Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After |
My Running Stitches | From Plaid to Pearls | Stashed Blog | X-tremely V |
 A Little Bit of Cheer | Nick and Nik

The Media Room Reveal

it's time to show you what I was up to this winter!  Yayayayay, it's the Media Room Reveal Day!  
This is the last room in our relatively new build that I had left to decorate.  For 2ish years, it was just a plain room with plain brown walls and plain brown couches, with miss matched random end tables and a T.V.    It was time for some serious decor.


I picked up this old shoe cabinet from a friend and decided that it was the best starting piece for my redo.

I touched up the paint with a chalky finished light blue-ish green, I used Americana Decor in Vintage.  I also added wallpaper to the back and shelves for some fun.  My plan for the cabinet was to store DVDs/video games and all electronics.  I also cut a hole in the top shelf so the cords could be hidden and be easily accessible right under the T.V.

Next up was my crazy decision to wallpaper the back wall.  I figured that it was an easy wall for my first wallpapering attempt.  I used the same wallpaper that I had picked out for the cabinet, which  is a vintage looking Damask that reminds me of my Grandma Diehl's house.  You can find it here.  My Grandma Diehl passed away 3 years ago today, and any reminder of her is a welcome reminder in my world.  I miss that lady.

Next up I added blue velvet curtains on either side of the T.V so that it had a theatre-y feel. I also bought surround sound and hung it over the T.V.

After that I acquired Mom and Dad's old record player that was in Grams' house.  Grams' had it set up like a console table and I thought it would be perfect for the T.V room.  It even works!

I then thought that my miss matched and very old end tables needed a sprucing up.  So I painted them all the same shade of cream.  I added some stenciling to one of them in the same colour as the cabinet.

During all this painting/wallpapering, I did some ordering of posters and purchasing of frames.  I ordered all the movie posters from AllPosters, a couple watercolour prints from this shop in Etsy and a movie quotes poster from Beyond the Rack.   I used the Studio Décor Belmont series of frames from Michaels in a mix of white and gray.  All the posters are from our favourite shows: Wizard of Oz, How to Train a Dragon, Friends, Dirty Dancing, Harry Potter, Sleepless in Seattle, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan......I also hung all the playbills from the shows we've seen in NYC and Mom and Dad gave me some of their LPs, including the one that we played incessantly as kids.

Last on the DIY plan was the jazz up my plain white lamp shades (I added a blue/brown ribbon) and sew some pillow cushions.  I also purchased two new brown pillows and a brown knit blanket.

Then my Dad did some DIYing and built me a platform for the back couch so we could have stadium seating.  Kinsey and Addy got in on the building and Lucia helped me carpet it.

Et voilà, the finished product.  I should also point out a couple things that came from Grams' house...her lovely floral ottoman which I topped with a serving tray. And the leopard print blanket which I had many a naps under.

And that's our media room....

Linking up with Andrea, Amy, and Astleigh 

Have a great weekend!  We'll see you back on Monday for a special post on crepes!

Spring Style Challenge Week 2

The Spring Challenge is in full swing and I'm having extra fun this go around.  I attribute that to a couple things: having friends already that I met during the challenge a year ago and having all the pieces already in my closet, which just makes it a matter of being creative.

Here's the summary of what I wore this past week:

Wednesday: Cardigan + Black Tank + Printed Scarf + White Jeans + Hoop Earrings + Wedges

I got a silly flat tire on Wednesday and had to change all my plans that day, including what I had planned to wear.  Then by the end of the day after I sorted it all out, I was ready to start feeling cute.  
Outfit details:
Scarf: H&M (old) I like this one
Jacket: Modcloth (here)
Shirt: Joe Fresh (old) Similar
Jeans: Kut for Cloth (Nordstrom)

Thursday: Chambray + White Tank + Dark Wash Jeans + Hoop Earrings + Bright Flats

This outfit made me feel young and fun and happy.  Not too sure if it was the mix of my favourite colours or getting to wear my Britney tee.....

Denim vest: Target (old) I just ordered this one because Christy couldn't stop talking about denim vests
Britney Tee: Because I love her. Don't judge.
Jeans: Jessica Simpson (The Bay)
Flats: Vince Camuto "Ellen"...comfiest shoes ever!
Purse: Kate Spade
Smile: Fake- I was grouchy taking pictures.

Friday: Bright Jacket + Printed Top + Dark Washed Jeans + Hoop Earrings + Wedges

Perfect outfit for hanging with me madre who is also doing the challenge!  I had fun with makeup this day and tested out a new coral lipgloss.
Jacket: Soia &Kyo
Tee: Joe Fresh
Jeans: Mossimo @ Target....which I hemmed myself!!!!! I feel so grown up
Shoes: Converse, old

Saturday: Cardigan + Gray Tee + White Jeans + Long Necklace + Sandals

It was a two outfit day.  One for roughing around the house and another for a night out celebrating my birthday!  My going out outfit was inspired from my 3 outfits à la Deena posts here.  I felt awesome in that outfit, so glad I got it!

Plaid Shirt: Old Navy, old
Gray Shirt: Forever 21, old
Jeans: Gap, old
Flats: Blowfish, old
old old old...just like me.

Sunday:   Chambray + White Tank + Printed Skirt + Stud Earrings + Bright Flats

Sunday was my birthday and I felt like wearing pallazzos....so I did.  It was also my nephew, Jamison's baptism.

Monday: Cardigan + Gray Tee + Printed Scarf + Dark Wash Jeans + Bright Flats

Kimono: Tonic.  If I was buying one now, I'd get this one.

Tuesday: Cardigan + Black Tee or Tank + Long Necklace + Coloured Denim + Sandals

This outfit made me smile all day !

Cardigan: Aritzia
Shirt:  Joe Fresh
Necklace: Local designer, Elizabeth Lyn
Pants: old, Beyond the Rack

My favourite outfit of these....I think I would pick my go out ensemble from Saturday night, simply because I'm not usually comfortable in dressy outfits and I think I could have worn this all night.

Make sure you check out these beautiful ladies and their creations!

Shoes to Shiraz | R Squared | Two Teens and Their Mama |
Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy | A Lovely Little Wardrobe |
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life | Puppies and Pretties | Daily Style Finds |
Making the Most of Everyday | She Thought She Could | Foxy's Domestic Side |
Quilty Joy Joy | Curls and Cardigans | Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After |
My Running Stitches | From Plaid to Pearls | Stashed Blog | X-tremely V |
 A Little Bit of Cheer | Nick and Nik

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