Say No to Lulu.

Had a great chat with my sister yesterday and, of course, the contents of our closets and how much we dislike said contents came up.

My sister makes an effort to get “dressed” every day. Every day. She said she only owns one pair of Lululemon pants and rarely wears them. She’s my hero. Sometimes I’m lazy and throw on workout wear without working out. But when I make the effort and get “dressed” I feel so much cuter and just as comfortable. Go figure.

So, after our chat and after walking the dog in (gasp!) Lululemons I got dressed.

My AG skinny jeans, Stuart Weitzman booties and Paige Denim shirt.

Easy, comfy and no workout needed.

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No Grey Challenge #3

If you have been reading our blog for a couple years now, you will know that we started this as challenge to stop wearing grey for 50 days.  It had been a long cold, dreary winter and grey clothing had crept in every day from October to March and we were tired of it.  I wouldn’t say that we aced the challenge, but we made a pretty good attempt to add some colour to our lives.  You can read about our first year’s challenge here.  I also tried last year to do the 50 days of no grey challenge and I was partly successful.

So, today is Sunday April 12th and I actually started the 3rd Annual 50 Days of No Grey Challenge on April 1st.  Let’s call it a soft launch.  The first day was a complete fail.  I was in grey from head to toe.  Literally.  SO, I didn’t even bother to take a picture.  The second and third days were also filled with grey. However, the past few days I’ve managed to not wear any grey.

See this:

boyfriend jeans, white tee, long cardigan from Aritzia and my fav animal print slip ons.

And this:

new Flying Monkey jeans, new long style blue tee, faux leather jacket and ballet flats

And this:

Blue plaid shirt and Flying Monkey jeans

And this:

Madewell striped tee, Gap jacket, Flying Monkey jeans (again) and my fav slip ons

Just a short roundup of a few of my non-grey outfits over the past week.  I realize we are almost done the second week of my challenge and I’ll post a few more photos later this week.

After I try and plan something to wear that isn’t grey.

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Target Finds

A few weeks ago, just before my holiday I headed to Target.  If you haven’t heard, they are closing all the Canadian locations within the next few months and prices have been reduced to 40-60% of the original price. I have to say, I am more than disappointed that Target is leaving after two years. It is unfair (ok, maybe that’s a little personal) and it’s just too bad.  In my opinion, it was definitely bad planning on the company to expand so quickly with so many stores and so little stock in such a short period of time.

But, what’s done is done and all that is left to do is to hit the sales. So, when I entered the store, I couldn’t believe how stocked the shelves were.  I’m not sure where they were hiding all the merchandise, but it definitely wasn’t in any of the stores over the past couple years.

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Who doesn’t need a plaid shirt?
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Denim and chambray shirts are always in style and there were plenty on the racks.
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Espradrilles or slip on runners? Floral, stripes and solids. Perfect for Spring.
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Colourful buckets and bins for organizing.
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Shine a light on it! So many great lamps.
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For the kitchen command centre, or in the mudroom, this chalkboard would be perfect.
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I have always loved these aluminum or brushed steel bar stools. Best price is at Target.
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Racks and racks of girls’ clothes, bathing suits and jackets in lots of sizes.
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Another cute chalkboard – this one was in the garden section.

So, I’m sad to report on this day that I didn’t buy much except for some small items from the dollar section.  I wish I had bought the acrylic ball lamps like this:

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Because when I went back last week, they were gone!   Fast forward a couple weeks and the shelves were pretty much empty.  In fact, they were selling the shelves! Yes, they were!

A few empty shelves won’t stop me from going back until they are closed.  The The Budget Babe just posted this all about the shirts you need to buy among other things from Target.

Here’s hoping a few of those shirts might just be at my store.  I’ll keep you posted.

If the shoe fits…

Hi, I’ve been on holidays, but did a little shopping before I left.  This post will be mostly visual.  I’ve been scoping out shoes and thought I’d show you what I had found:

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Coach flip flops at Winner’s
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Snake print slip ons – similar to Vans at Winners
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Glossy Hunter Boots at Winners – less than $90!
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Hunter/Emerald Green Hunter Boots at Winners – less than $90!
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Cute ankle rain boots with camo – on trend and a great price – at Marshall’s
Pink Nike at Marshall's
Pink Nike at Marshall’s – less than $60!

For the kids, I saw these two cute pairs for my daughter:

Tommy Hilfiger plaid runners
Tommy Hilfiger plaid runners – only $20!!
Floral runners - perfect for Spring
Floral Vans – perfect for Spring

and I thought my son would like these:

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Vans with flames at Sport Chek – less than $30

Lastly, my newest purchase for our beach trip (which I will tell you about later):

Grey (yes, I know...) Native shoes.  These are the best and so cute & comfy!
Grey (yes, I know…) Native shoes. These are the best and so cute & comfy!

Hope you have enjoyed this round up of Spring boots and shoes!

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What I wore…early Spring

The weather here has been amazing.  While the Eastern part of Canada and the US have been suffering under brutal winter conditions, we have had an early Spring.  The cherry blossoms are out and our three local ski hills are closed.  The latter is not a good thing, but maybe a big dump of snow in March will help save a few weeks of a pretty dismal season.  That said, with weather that is sunny and almost warm, we have shed our winter coats, sweaters and Uggs.

Here are a few photos of what I have been wearing:

This has been my go to outfit lately; boyfriend jeans, military style jacket (thank you Aritzia), plaid scarf and converse.

miliary jacket, plaid scarf, boyfriend jeans

Next up is my favourite striped shirt from Lululemon (no longer available), those darn comfy boyfriend jeans, my fake faux leather jacket and my favourite animal print shoes (thank you Winners!).

stripes, biker jacket, boyfriend jeans and animal print shoes

Lastly, just a shot of my daughter and I walking to school in our favourite shoes.

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That’s it for this week.  See you next time!

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