A couple of weeks ago I picked up my husband from his long day at work at the GO station (commuter train) and he came out with a large bag from The Bay (an iconic Canadian department store that has since been bought by Lord and Taylor).
I was surprised to see he'd bought something there since it's not his regular place to shop. He prefers Ted Baker, Harry Rosen or Brooks Brothers.
When I asked him what he'd bought he said shoes.
Now if you knew my husband you would understand that this could very possibly be true. He is a shoe hoarder. As you can see this is just a small glimpse of his vast collection...
I asked him if he got them on sale and he said, "No. The salesperson says these would never go on sale."
He wanted them and that was that.
Then I gave him some flack saying he should only buy retail if it is on sale and buying at full price is for suckers. He quickly put me in my place by saying he could spend money on whatever he felt like. At which point I knew enough to keep my trap shut. If he wanted new shoes, heck who am I to say no? After all I buy new shoes... ahem...cough, cough...rather regularly.
So when we got home he brought the bag into the kitchen to show me his amazing new shoes that he just had to have to add to his collection.
He let me open the box.
Seemed to me I recognized that brand...
Shock and awe.
Before you go thinking my husband has suddenly started wearing ladie's shoes these are my size...7 and not his.
I had eyed these babies up the week before in a magazine pointing them out to my husband. That, and a scarf...which I also received : )
It has a map of the world on it. Cool right?
It is actually pretty enough to hang on a wall in my office.
But I'll be wearing it.
Not hanging it.
Let's get our priorities straight here people.
And now I present to you my first outfit with the "surprise!" radiant orchid strappy sandals.
That'd be because yesterday it was -3 here with snow.
This is what it looked like downtown yesterday...
Hence why I'm back to taking indoor photos and dressed for late December instead of Mid April.
Someone needs to reset the alarm for Spring because clearly she has overslept.
Pug photo bomb!
The day before it was 25 and sunny. This weather is bipolar.
Blazer - Mod Cloth, Boots - Tommy Hilfiger, Bag - TJ Maxx, Jeans - Mavis, Black shirt - H&M, Bird Brooch - Aldo
I got out to visit my girlfriend despite the weather. We managed to squeeze in a quickie consignment shopping spree, lunch and a movie. Oh, and I should mention that she ran 5 km yesterday morning in the snowstorm before I got there. I need to mention this because she bragged about it
I, obviously did not run. I still haven't been feeling 100% after my mould poisoning so it has been a little more difficult to get back into my exercise.
Wait till you see the new pieces I found at the consignment stores!
The movie we saw was The Grand Budapest Hotel. A quirky dark humoured little film crammed full of wonderful actors.
Catch Tilda Swinton...she is barely recognizable and brilliant!
I'm happy to report we do not have snow in the forecast for today.
I'm hopeful that we will not be hunting for Easter Eggs in snowbanks.
Last weekend I received an email from this spiffy looking gentleman...
This was the email he sent me...
Hi Suzanne, I hope you don’t mind me contacting you?
I recently turned the big 5- 0, and to celebrate, we attended a small Restaurant in our home Town of Birmingham, UK.
The Evening had a 1920s theme, and I convinced my family and friends to dress in clothes of that era.
That’s where you come in. Whilst looking for a suitable outfit on Google images, I wanted something that I could reuse, and possibly, already own.
I came across some fantastic Zoot suits, but alas, only from the States, which may not have fitted correctly, and were quite expensive.
Whilst browsing, I came across an image which I now know to be you Husband, looking fine in an outfit that you had put together for him.
I have enclosed some images of my outfit, inspired by you. So much for already owning the components, the shirt was the only item from my wardrobe.
The rest were off EBay, from all over England, Europe and indeed the States.
I have never really bothered with fashion as such, but I found the whole experience of looking for the items very enjoyable.
I never wear a hat, but I think this made the outfit.
My Wife bought me a lovely pocket watch for my Birthday present, which gives me more reason to wear more waistcoats in the future, including two up and coming Weddings in the Summer. My shoes are out of sight, but are a brown two tone leather style, from TK Maxx.
I now enjoy looking at your blog, again something I have never done, any chance of more male outfits.
Thank you so much for the inspiration, and perhaps a new hobby, I love your work.
Best Wishes from across the pond,
How brilliant was that?
Seriously made my day. I especially love that Phil took the time to write me and let me know.
Proof that you have no idea at all whom you inspire or connect with when blogging.
Hip Hip Hooray! to Phil and belated birthday wishes.
That is one sharp dressed dude!
Kudos to his family for playing along with the whole idea. Methinks there will be other "dress up" parties in your future ; )
If you are a blogger have you had any cool connections like this out-of-the-blue? Do share!