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September 6, 2011

Love Letter to Autumn

my very own little pumpkin spice latte

What can I say except I have been majorly crushing on you for as long as I can remember.

Summer is the popular kid in school.  Winter’s the underdog.  Spring is like the nerdy yet kinda cool hottie with glasses.

But none of them can compare to you.

I love the perfect temperatures that you bring.  The crisp breeze and clear skies are a godsend for a sweaty betty like myself.

My all-time fave Starbucks drink, the PSL (pumpkin spice latte for all you Timmies’ drinkers) is back with a vengeance when you’re around and this makes me one happy camper.

Speaking of camping…

The clothes!  My fall wardrobe is essentially an interchangeable mix of long tank/henley, skinny jeans (this year will throw in some high waisted flares for flavour) thin wrappy-like sweater or cardi and leather jacket with Fryes.  As much as I deviate from this it is a tried and true formula and it is my absolute favourite way of dressing for which I have you to thank.  Think:  clothes you can walk off into the woods in – plaids, leathers, greys, wools…(okay fine, perhaps more of a park than a wood…wouldn’t want to get an acorn stuck in that new cashmere)

Fall you are so awesomely awesome because you include our Anniversary, Mom’s bday, Doggie’s bday and now Baby H’s bday.  Ah yes and Hallowe’en which is especially exciting when you have a lil goblin to dress up.

You make it somehow more excusable to consume more baked goods.  And for some reason I always associate french onion soup with Fall.  Oh yes, and port.  Okay so I think for some reason, you turn me into something of a glutton.  Perhaps we will call this training for the holidays.

You are in essence the perfect season and luckily in Canada we actually get an Autumn – I plan on revelling in every leafy moment of you!

Cheers and I raise my PSL to you!

Love, Me – SWAK x




May 26, 2011

Style Icons, Haute Hobos or Both?

I admit, when I was younger I detested the Olsen twins. Like really, couldn’t stand to watch Full house because I always felt they bore a disturbingly close resemblance to Troll dolls.  Even just typing that out makes me shudder because its unnecessarily cruel.

Anyways fast forward a few years and I’ve become an avid fan of the Olsen’s sense of style.  Whether its grabbing a coffee (as they are wont to do often according to the paps), attending art gallery openings or working on their various (super successful) fashion lines The Row or Elizabeth and James they are always interestingly clad in outfits that totally inspire me.

Many of you will disagree and point out that they, in actuality, dress like hobos.  Haute hobos, but still, hobos nonetheless.

I suppose its the ‘devil may care’ attitude with which they throw their looks together that appeals to me.

So Cheers to you, MK & Ashley – may you continue to grace us with your messy locks, oversized bags, and of course, Starbucks.  For your everyday fix of MKA check out this fab blog.

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