Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Bar Cart

I'm gonna go ahead and get a little gross here for a few minutes, so just bear with me and until we get to the good stuff.  

      u·vu·la

       [yoo-vyuh-luh] 
         noun, plural u·vu·las, u·vu·lae  [yoo-vyuh-lee] 

     the small, fleshy, conical body projecting downward from the middle of the soft palate.        

       **Basically, the little thing that hangs down at the back of your mouth**

canker

[kang-ker]
noun

a gangrenous or ulcerous sore, especially in the mouth.

**Basically a majorly painful thing in your mouth that hurts when you do just about anything**

(source: dictionary.com)

For whatever reason, I get a lot of cankers in my mouth and they come in packs and sit on the gum line, tongue, and cheeks, so it's extremely painful for about 7-10 days.  There is no known reason for why these things occur and really, for someone who is as anal about dental/oral hygiene as I am, I have no clue as to why they target me, but I've been getting them since I was really little.  My mom would sometimes keep me home from school because I was in so much pain and litterally chewing my mouth apart to distract from the pain of the sores.  If you've ever had one, or in my case 5+ at a time, you know how painful it is to eat, drink, swallow, talk, breath, and sleep and just generally exist.    

The point of this disgusting story is coming. Ew. 

About 4 days ago, I noticed I my throat was getting sore.  Naturally, I upped my vitamin dosage, and loaded my water with those badass emergen C packets.  I thought I could fight this off before it turned into anything serious.  
time passed and I couldn't understand why my throat was getting progressivly worse and feeling more and more like strep throat, and yet I felt fine.  I had no fever, no ailments, no fatigue, nothing, except this gnarly sore throat.   
Since I'm already playing nurse to my wounded, crippled husband, I figured I would try on myself too.  So I did what any WebMD nut bar would do, I stuck a flashlight in my mouth and examined my own throat.  

You want to know why my throat hurts??  I have a freaking canker sore ON MY UVULA!!! Is that even possible?!?!?! Apparently so, but very uncommon.  
DO NOT GOOGLE THIS!!! Barf! 

As soon as I diagnosed myself, I went straight to Quinn to tell him - no, not show him, you freaks! He insisted I gargle with warm salt water.

I on the other hand, as the veteran canker girl, I have my own remedies…

Beginning with this snazzy new bar cart! Can you believe it's from Target!?! I was delighted when I found it a few weeks ago and I happily pushed this baby all around the store.  I even had to take down the convertible top in the middle of a crazy blizzard snow storm to load it in my car.  People were giving me all sorts of crazy looks but I didn't care, this thing was coming home with me no matter what. I love the fact that it's brass, has wheels, two tiers, oh and it was under $200! 

Now check out how I styled it and how I'm numbing the pain of this uvula canker. 


































There you have it, all the important necessities of a well stoked bar cart.

Cheers 

Love,
Em xox 





   



Thursday, 20 February 2014

Miami Heat

I just returned from an amazing little getaway with Quinn.  He was so sweet and brought me to the sun since he obviously couldn't bring the sun to me.  Miami is such a fun city and I love the fact that it's a quick flight under 3 hours.  We walked the beach, laid out on the beach, had drinks on the beach, did some shopping, enjoyed some fab restaurants and just lots of relaxing.  I love going away with him, we always have so much fun together!
Here are a few shots from an outfit I wore to an AMAZING Italian restaurant.  We walked up the beach to the hotel beside us and had the best night at the Acqualina Resort and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Il Mulino located inside the hotel.


























Dress - Sandro 
Shoes - Valentino 
Clutch - Aldo (old but similar here
Necklace - Gifted from Quinn 


Love,
Em xox 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Modern day Cher

I know what you're thinking, the 90's called and they want their socks back! Funny thing is, I actually wore these socks in high school as a part of my school uniform and I guess I just never got rid of them.  I was channeling my inner Cher Horowitz in this outfit, only I'm not a virgin who can't drive, "that was way harsh, Tai".  Clueless is such a classic and definitely one of my favorite movies, infact I'm pretty certain I can recite almost every line. 
On another note, I was also trying to showcase one of my Valentine's day looks.  This is ideal for someone who may not want to be an explosion of pink and red.  There's a subtle pop of pink under the darling little cropped sweater, and with the little heart pattern it is just so perfect.  Of course topped off with a pink coat, this look was cute and festive but not over the top.












































  

Coat - Asos
Sweater - Zara
Blouse - Juicy Couture (similar)
Skirt - Sandro 
knee high socks - similar 
Purse - Rebecca Minkoff 


Love,
Em xox

Monday, 10 February 2014

Peter Pilotto For Target


 Happy Monday! This is a really great Monday for a few reasons.  First reason is that it's the Monday before Valentine's Day.  And secondly, it's the Monday after the Sunday of the release of the Peter Pilotto collection for Target.  I hope you  had a chance to check it out, I sure did and it was fantastic!  If you didn't, hurry to your closest Target store and try your luck.  I got there a few hours after opening and it was very picked over but I still walked away with some great pieces that I cannot wait to style.  The bold colours and prints with that black outline is so fun and I love that the prints can be worn together or broken up and paired with more solid pieces.  
I threw on this outfit yesterday in a hurry to get to Target.  I felt super comfy and chic and even wore it to a casual dinner that night - beanie included because you do not want to see the state of my hair underneath that life saving little hat!  
On a side note, and I'll probably never admit this again, I kinda had fun taking these shots in the snow.  Standing there with the snowflakes falling down on me was sort of magical.  Maybe I should try embracing winter a little more...




































Sweater - Asos
Pants - Helmut Lang via Intermix
Beanie - Aritzia
Bag - Gucci (old) 
Boots - Chloe via Holt Renfrew


Love,
Em xox