Canada Post - Delivering a Bucketful of Gratitude

If there's one thing I would like to say to all of you faithful readers out there is THANK YOU! Thank you for your faith in my abilities for keeping me on point and on track in this last leg of journey #1 as a figure competitor. 

I am so lucky, to have readers like you. I am less than two weeks from show date and I WILL get on the stage. Not going to lie, I am freaking out slightly, but so happy to have all of your support behind me. Though I may not be at the level of some of the other fabulous women there, I will be the best version of myself to date, and that's something I HAVE to be proud of and AM proud of. 

Two weeks today, I will be celebrating my victory with a brunch! Yup! If you ask me what my favourite food group is, its brunch. The next 13 days will be on point until I can enjoy some fabulous french toast, eggs (with yolk!) fruit (I plan on being in a fruit coma - bring on the cherries, peaches, watermelon and grapes), oatmeal made with milk (mmmm delish), cupcakes, a celebratory mimosa and amazing group of friends to share it all with. 

Can't wait to toast with all of you as well, my fellow online friends...Sending lots of love and positive energy back to you as you have done for me. 

And....onto the outfit....Another Dress borrowed from Aunty R....Here is our little deal. I take her clothes, get them altered, wear a few times and give back. For me its like having a wardrobe on consignment. and it keeps things in BOTH of our closets rotating (though I have to say I get a much better bargain than she does ;P) 

What I am Wearing
Dress: Borrowed from Aunty R (Bought at the Bay on Sale and it sat in her closet for a good 2 years because it was too big!)
Sweater: Tristan and America (mine ;) at least 5 years old)
Belt: J Crew
Shoes: BCBG Girls (I wear these a lot, you can see them here, and here)
Necklace: Aldo worn here


  1. You always look so elegant!

    xoxo Monroe
    Fashion Steele NYC

  2. That deal you have with your aunt is sweet.  I would love to have a rotating closet like that.  This whole outfit is beyond lovely.  I am so in love with those shoes! @GlamKitten88 

  3. Well Im glad you gave us the low down on Auntie R. Sounds like a good deal to me. You will be fine on stage. Cant be any worse than me when I used to dance Mexican folkloric dance. I once danced a song I didnt even know. My partners were like shoving me around the whole time in which direction to dance in. Longest 2 min and 30 seconds of my life. But it was over with and never happened again. At least you are prepared!


  4. So excited for you!!!

    And I ADORE the outfit. The necklace is perfect.

  5. You've been going through the competition prep without even being able to eat fruit?! I don't know how you haven't gone crazy, but good for you :) Your arrangement with aunty R sounds brilliant, and that dress is too cute!

  6. Congrats for deciding to get on stage

    Live Life in

  7. I love your beautiful necklace. Have fun on stage.  :)

  8. What a stunning dress- how cool of your Aunt to let you shop in her closet! Mmm I love brunch too- I`m a sucker for Cora`s chocolate hazelnut and strawberry crepe!

  9. I love that necklace - it's so delicate and lovely. Wish we had Aldo here in NZ!

    Just discovered your blog, would love it if you popped by mine sometime.

    Andrea x

  10. Congrats on your upcoming competition. I've also competed in figure, and it was the hardest yet most satisfying thing I've ever done in my life. Good luck to you!

  11. Oh honey, congrats on your upcoming competition!You're so sweet!I wish you the best!

  12. You participate in Figure competitions. Do you mind sharing with us what you eat daily when you are not competing and how your exercise program looks like?
    Like the dress and so excited for you that it is only 2 weeks to go. 

  13. The print on that dress is so cute!  And wow, less than 2 weeks?  You can do ittttttt

  14. the shoes and the necklace is defines everything, beauty


  15. What a cute dress! And what a great deal you've got going on with Aunty R :P

  16. You are beautiful ^_^ And i love your dress and accessories! Very sophisticated <3

  17. Love the dress! You are too cute! 

    Only two weeks?!  I am so excited for you to step on stage and to enjoy your brunch!

  18. are always such a sweetie!

    I absolutely love this look on you. Those shoes make me swoon - there is something so elegant about them!  :)

  19. The dress is so cute and elegant! Love the colour!

  20. Moonstruck ExposéJuly 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    That second picture is adorable and I love your bangles! I am so happy I just stumbled on your blog, it is amazing!

    I'm following you now!
    Hope you'll come visit me sometime. ;)moonstruck exposéx. juliana

  21. I am constantly struggling to find balance.  If you find the answer let me KNOW!  Haha!  Great blog and good luck on your show.


  22. the dress looks great! and so cool that you can just borrow her clothes and return it, it is like having a 2nd wardrobe but you don't have to worry about all the storage lol

  23. love love love the necklace the dress looks amazing on you !  I MISS OTTAWA    totally chic

    fashion provocateur.

  24. Love your outfit! Classy and beautiful!
    You look great!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

  25. I love your dress, and that necklace is so beautiful.

  26. You look so cute and classy!

    I love how you can turn anything and everything into a fabulous item of clothing. :)



    The Cat

  27. asecondglanceblogJuly 4, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    heehee I love the title of this post! And the line about being proud for being the best version of yourself to date. I'm grateful to YOU - for inspiring me when I'm at the gym. Although my biceps would like a word.

  28. You look gorgeous! Great outfit & I love, love, LOVE the Aldo necklace!

    xo katie elizabeth

  29. LOVED Tristan & America! Unfortunately, they went out of business here.  Loving that dress and it's suble print!

    PS, I've been a way for a bit and can't remember if I responded to your question so yup, that McDonald's I shot in is in Times Square!

  30. Just 2 weeks away!  Keep on going my dear!  Ooh and I love that necklace every time!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

  31. SunnydaysandstarrynightsJuly 5, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    You look so classy and chic.  You are so lucky to have an Aunt with such an amazing closet.  Your accessories are lovely too.

  32. Oh my!  That dress is lovely on you!  I need an Aunty with a healthy sized closet full of possibilities such as this :) 


  33. Vintage is for LoversJuly 5, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    I am new to your blog; but am immediately smitten! Immediately I just know you are going to be fantastic on stage! xo Samantha

  34. wow!! that really is quite the deal you have with your Aunt! That color of the dress look really good on you and I especially like the necklace! :)

    Notes She Wrote

  35. What a pretty dress! And I LOVE your necklace!

  36. The dress looks amazing on you. I remember it so well!! I am sure Auntie R will want it back now!

  37. Good luck!
    You look beautiful in those soft colours x

  38. Cute dress!  You're so lucky that you have someone ready and willing to swap clothes with.  Best of luck on the figure competition!  That must take a lot of guts.

    Closet Confections - A Sweet Little Fashion Blog

  39. Oooooooooooh... Want.that.necklace!

    LeeAnne, Style N Season

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