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New stuff to cheer me up

As I mentioned in the comments in my last post, not long after I got back from my French test I got a call that my Fluevog boots (the Prepare Volunteer in black leather) had come in. They are FAB U LOUS. I absolutely adore them and wore them while out running errands the last 2 days. They are super comfy, great quality (which explains the price) and the curved heel is HOT! 

(worn with a sweatshirt-esque poncho/batwing jacket I found at Winners yesterday for $38 and a scarf from Sayulita, Mexico) 

Earlier in the week some jewelry arrived that I had ordered mid-October from the shop The Chains Of Love. I picked out an antiqued silver twig bracelet (I should have bought a couple more) and a cross necklace. 


bear with me

I am sitting here trying to get a post done for the blog's main page and I am suddenly having a complete meltdown (tears and everything) over this f*cking French test I have next week. This has been the most frustrating and stressful thing I have ever gone through in my entire life. I have endured 8 years of this linguistic hell. I cannot believe the Canadian government puts public servants through this. I have busted my ass working for the same group for my entire career as a public servant (I think almost 9 years now) and I am finally in a position where I really feel like I'm doing something I enjoy. Now I may be forced to leave because I cannot ace a goddamn verbal French test (might I add that I have never had to speak French at work in all this time). I want to keep this job, my boss wants me to keep this job, and I am fairly certain the team I supervise wants me to keep this job. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE???



Despite being swamped with French studies, I find a little time here and there to read some design and fashion blogs and scour some of my fav online shops. I was just checking out the latest footwear on Solestruck and came across these absolutely gorgeous booties - the Dandia by Vagabond. They would be so hot with a pair of jeans, a crispy white men's dress shirt and a royal blue clutch. And they're only $130! (On a side note, I found out today I have to wait another week for my Fluevog boots. AAAGGGHHH!!!!)




Sound of Lions

Last weekend a new tenant moved in next door. I think it's only a chick....but I have not had the opportunity to meet her yet. A few nights ago my husband and I were home and heard some bass. We turned off the TV and realized it sounded like live music. We went outside and sure enough there was a band playing next door. It wasn't too loud so whatever - but we were pretty curious by this point. The next day my husband ran into a guy coming out of the house who apologized for the noise. Jeff asked about their band. Turns out they are Sound of Lions and they're REALLY GOOD. Jeff bought their debut album on iTunes and we listened to it on the way home from Thanksgiving dinner. I'm sold.