Weekend Shennanies

As per usual my weekend was more relaxing that eventful. And I in true terrible blogger fashion I didn’t take many pictures.
My Fahja bought a new CanAm sidexside last week so I made him take me for a spin. It was super dusty and I looked Like I had some seriously grey hair when I got home.  And gotta love those lovely lines on my forehead. I’ve had em since I was like 12. But still.

 Megs and I went out for a little while Saturday night. I introduced her to the CamMe app. 
Craig was not very impressed to be sitting in the back of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Zero leg room sucks. Not that I would know. I claimed shotgun pretty fast.

All the smoke from Quebec and Labrador. Makes the sun look super weird and orange. This picture just doesn’t show it well.

What shennanies did you partake in?

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Hello Sunshine!

Summer has taken quite a while to reach these parts. We had a decent month of May, but let me tell you, June, well June and I, we aren’t on speaking terms. It was cold and windy, and it rained nearly every day.

July has been pretty good so far, sunshine every day and the temperatures have been great. If only the wind would stop. But thats wishful thinking here in Newfoundland.

But I’m a take what I can get kinda girl, so I’ve been soaking up every bit of sun I can, and doing my best to take advantage of the not freezing my ass off temperatures.

As you can tell les jambes are ghostly white so I need all the sunshine I can get.

My idea of the perfect way to spend a few hours in the sun.
Last evening it was finally time to put the boats for the rowing club in the water. When we were done a few of the experienced rowers decided to go out for a spin. I can’t wait to try it out.

I know what you’re thinking. Kathryn, I thought you said it was sunny. Doesn’t look very sunshiney in these pics.  Okay, so maybe you weren’t thinking that, but just in case you were, I feel I should explain that it was in fact super sunny yesterday. And that haziness you are seeing in these pictures is not fog, or clouds. It is smoke. Thats right, thick, yucky, smelly smoke. There’s a forest fire 480 miles away (near Labrador City) and that lovely wind I was telling you about is bringing the smoke our way. 
And even though Whitney is off enjoying her long weekend. I’m still #backinthatazzup.

Swipe Swipin’

First off I want to send out a HUGE Happy 4th of July to all you Americans out there. I hope you have a fantastic time celebrating!

Its on my list to spend the 4th in America at least once. Cause I’m sure the parties and fireworks are unbelievable.

It was incredibly difficult to narrow down the items for this week’s edition of Therapy Thursday. There was an awful lot of swipe swipin’ going on on my trip to St. John’s, pretty sure my credit card is worn out, but I came back dreaming about a bunch of stuff I didn’t buy. So without further ado…

Therapy Thursday

Everly is becoming one of my favorite brands. The clothes is flattering and while the prices may be a little higher than I’m used to paying (student budget and all), the quality is great so its worth it. For that reason I picked three Everly pieces this week.

one.  I love this color. I always gravitate towards it in stores.What I love about this dress is that the short hemline is well balanced with the modest neckline and elbow length sleeves.

two. This one is alot like number one, but I had to include it, I just had to. I mean, how could I not, look at that amazing chevron pattern. Swoon.

three. Again, another chevron, but this one is a little different, so I feel its justified. I’m really enjoying loose fitting vests right now. They’re great alone, or under a blazer or cardigan. I have a few solid ones, but I’d love to get one in a playful pattern like this one.

I buy my Everly at a store called Envy which I talked about here. But you can also shop for it online at Red Dress Boutique and Piperlime.

Four. I desperately need a new pair of jeans. I wear jeans almost every day, and I have two or three pairs that I rotate through. So as you can imagine, they get a lot of wear. Normally I buy Silver brand jeans, but lately I’ve been thinking about buying a pair of J Brand. They’re a bit more expensive than I what I’m used to, but I’ve been told buy a bunch of people that the quality is great, the color hardly fades and that they’re worth it. I’m really looking for a pair of super dark skinnies, and I think these fit the bill.

I love Aldo Shoes. I can almost always find what I’m looking for, and the price doesn’t break the bank.

Five. I’m usually not a fan of flats, but sometimes you want to look put together at times when heels are just not practical. I’m liking these because the shape of the toe helps elongate the leg which is something I think is super important.

Six. Again, these have that great pointed toe that I like. What I enjoy most about these though is the metallic toe cap. It jazzes them up a bit which is great for when you want to take an outfit from day to night. No shame showing up at a bar in these.

Seven. I am the queen of jean shorts. I own at least 8 pairs, most of which are fairly similar. What can I say, when I find something I like, I stick with it. With that said, I have zero casual/dressy shorts. For those times when jean shorts are too casual or just not the appropriate choice. These black shorts from Scotch & Soda are great because they would look good dressed down with a t-shirt or you could dress them up a bit with a nice blouse if you chose to. You have to love items that are versatile.

Eight. Its no secret around these parts, or to my friends and family, that I love blazers. I own a bunch and they get lots of wear. I love them because they’re a great way to classy up an outfit. In the summer I try to stay away from dark colors and neutrals, and infuse some color into my wardrobe. This blazer from Smart Set would be an excellent way to do that.

That concludes this week’s edition of things my bank account hopes I don’t buy.

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The Best Weekend There Ever Was

Seriously!

I had the best weekend! I spent the weekend in St. John’s with my cousin Shelley. My friend Jennifer was supposed to be in town, but she scored a really great last minute deal to Cuba, so she was busy soaking up the sun.

It may have been a bit of a drive. Okay, 8 hours is more than a bit, but it was totally worth it. I had so much fun, that I hardly took any pictures. Not very “blogger” of me I know, I did the best I could to remember, but its hard to take pictures of a ton of stuff without your friends looking at you like you’re crazy, cause they don’t have a sweet clue about this little space in the blogosphere.

Anyways, I did the best I could, with the terrible memory and lack of stealthy picture taking skills. So without further ado, here’s a little photo evidence of my extra long weekend shenanigans…

I over estimated how much gas I had, so I had to stop in some tiny little town in the middle of nowhere to gas up. It was the first time I had ever seen an atm outside in a parking lot.
I took Friday off from work so that I wouldn’t have to drive after dark, and I timed my arrival in St. John’s for just before dinner. Shelley took me downtown to this amazing little restaurant called Piatto. It was freakin’ amazing. I could probably eat there every day if I lived in SJ. The atmosphere was great, and the food was better. Great tasting and reasonably priced. If you’re ever in the area you have to go.
Saturday the weather was amazing. Sunny and warm. We spent the afternoon walking around downtown St. John’s and I’m super bummed that I didn’t take any pictures because it is beautiful and full of cute shops and wonderful historic architecture. Two things I LOVE.
We went to George Street for a late lunch and ate on the patio at Greensleeves because it was just too nice to eat anywhere other than in the sun. I had the Jumbo Shrimp Stirfry which was too spicy for my liking, never thought such a thing was possible, but overall it was pretty good. And of course I washed it down with an ice cold Coors Light
 Thankfully I did remember to take a few pictures of Cabot Tower and the view from Signal Hill
***A little history lesson for you: Cabot Tower stood witness to possibly the most important accomplishment in modern communications – the reception of the first wireless transatlantic signal by Guglielmo Marconi from his Poldhu Wireless Station, in Cornwall, England.
  That little point of land on the left hand side of the picture with the white specks is Cape Spear, the most eastern point of North America.
  It was strange to stand there and look out at the ocean and realize that the closest land out there is Europe.
 Saturday evening we met up with Shelley’s friend Nancy at the Yellowbelly Brewery & Public House for beers and pub food. My absolute fave kinda meal. I had never been to this place but you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be going there again on my next trip to the city. It had an amazing vibe, amazing food, huge portions, and ridiculously cheap prices.
 We ordered three appys between us. Vegetarian nachos (perhaps the best nachos I have ever had. ever.), mussels, and deep fried potato chips. The servings were so big that we couldn’t eat it all. And it came to a whopping $14.30 each. You can’t beat that.
Seriously, these two plates of mussels were $12. Total, not each. Crazy cheap right?

Shelley gave me this great shirt she had bought from Scotch & Soda that didn’t quite fit her right. Gotta love friends with similar style and clothing sizes. I tried to be stealthy and take a picture while we were out’n’about but it didn’t quite turn out. Points for effort?

Of course Sunday meant a little more shopping and we went to one of my favorite stores, Envy. It can be a little pricey, but the clothes are excellent quality, and they have ahhhmazing sales. My bank account is thankful that the nearest store is a 7 hour drive.
Of course Sunday also meant more to die for food. We went to City Lights Chinese Buffet. I only have one word for the experience. Yum.
We topped the night off by going to see the delectable Channing Tatum in White House Down. I decided to get a cinnamon pretzel instead of my usual popcorn, because they shut it down at our mall (booourns). I really liked the movie, not sure if it was because it was good, or because of the man candy.
 Monday meant it was time to pack up and head home. You know you bought a lot when your trunk and back seat are so full that you have to pile things in the front seat as well.

There was no way I was leaving town without visiting my beloved Starbucks one last time. 
I miss you already.
At least the weather was great the entire drive home. It made the day slightly less depressing.
I had such a great time, I’m already planning my next visit.
And although I’m a day late due to my extra long Canada Day weekend, I’m linking up over at Sami’s Shenanigans.
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