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Sonshine in Ottawa

I don’t really talk about my family much here on the blog, but today you get a look into that part of my life while following along on my recent adventure to Ottawa.

Recently my son, Phoenix, graduated from high school. When your one and only child makes this big step into adulthood I assure, it’s impossible to not become emotional, reflective…and a little big clingy.

 

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Him in cap & gown, me in Eloquii (which looks to be 40% off today!)

 

 

As a single mother this gentle giant has been my best companion and the greatest sidekick for all adventures. It seemed completely fitting to organize one last roadtrip together before he moves in August for college. Since Canada is celebrating 150 years I chose Ottawa, our capital.

 

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Creepy iconic Canadian sculpture outside the National Gallery

We spent our time visiting some awesome places, eating great food and making memories I’m going to carry with me for a long time.

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National Art Gallery of Canada

Long on my list of places to visit has been the National Gallery. Since we spent many of our days together at galleries, in art classes or at my art school together it seemed fitting to go with my son.

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Us arting.

I wore my new favourite maxi dress from Forever21+ and then this happened…

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She was just here, I swear

You can’t plan this kind of awesome. Even a curator walking by stopped to have a laugh and congratulate me on a great photo op!

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While this photo looks like a pregnancy announcement, I swear it is not .. I just love Klimt.

After a morning at the gallery and some shopping we decided we weren’t hungry enough for lunch but could some how manage enough room for this…

 

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We had hopes of checking out the Museum of Science and Technology but it was still under construction so we chose the Museum of Nature instead. It was pretty fantastic in it’s own right!

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It’s possible he’s appalled by my roots and not hungry, right?

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Most magical was probably this 3 story high jellyfish. It was amazing from every angle!

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So this mama is home, tired and my feet are just a wee bit sore today but I’m incredibly thankful for all the laughs and memories we just created. Hopefully we have lots of roadtrips ahead of us…

 

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100% More Floral

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When life gets a little too hectic and you have zero time to blog, you go on vacation!

I wish I could regale you with stories of wild pool parties, exotic locations and a killer tan but since I already live in on of Canada’s favourite vacation locales I spent a week off just enjoying my town and completely winding down.

It was perfection.

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Day 1 – I already look less stressed, and 100% more floral.

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Another new addition to my look – a Summer update for my hair! I decided for a more pink colour and blunt bangs. Pleased as (pink) punch!

Outfit Details:

Peachy Ribbed tank – Old Navy

Floral Short Kimono – Forever 21+

Denim Capris – Torrid

Blue vegan Flats   – Modcloth

Sunglasses – vintage & broke about 25 minutes later….

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Pretty in Pink

I’m back!

It was a much longer than anticipated return to OOTD posts but my work trip was intense & then I got insanely sick. But I’m back! And so is SPRING!!!!

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I was so happy to get in and see my stylist for an update of my colour. We had a bit of fun with a messy/curly style while I was there too.

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Today I’m rockin this adorable, super short Forever 21+ collared dress. I tried it previously with leggings and jeggings but what it was really waiting for was Spring weather and tights!

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We Love Colors are everything to me in the Spring and Fall. I have so many colours and honestly always think I need more. This particular shade is Orchid Pink. The adorable saddle shoes were a total steal from ModCloth.

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This is my ‘Hi, I’m feeling cute’ look.

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Winter Floral

Canadian weather gets me down! Snow then rain, ice then rain. I decided today’s outfit post needed to lift my spirits a little bit so it’s a little dressier than my typical working-from-home wear of sweaters and leggings.

 

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It’s not an oversized hoodie and polka dot leggings but I assure you it’s just as comfy!

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When I ordered this blouse from Torrid I was in love with the hi-lo style but wasn’t sure about the overall look and how it might suit me. Now it’s one of those outfits that everyone compliments me on each time I wear it!

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Brighter than my usual black, navy or grey routine I feel feminine and pretty. I pair it with a Forever21 tank for layering in the cold and some high waisted jeggings from there as well.

Wrapping things up I’ve got my go-to everyday jewelry and some Jamberry nail wraps I’ve paired with Sephora polish!

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