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Buy my stuff!!!

About a month ago my twin sister and I carted a crapload of stuff over to our parent's house and all of us had a big garage sale. It was a complete bust. Unfortunately my husband forgot to put up ads online so all we had were a few signs on the road. I think we sold $50. We're attempting another garage sale this Saturday from 8-2 so anyone in the Ottawa area MUST come out and BUY MY CRAP! I'm selling just about everything I own as I'm tired of it all and am going a completely different route whenever the house gets done and we can redecorate. (On a side note, here is a little sample of how disastrous this whole project has been going. We received an email yesterday morning, about 6 weeks after our plans were submitted to the city for permits, that because our house is approx. 100 ft from the highway, our project requires approval from the Ministry of Transportation. WTF?!?!) Alot of the items are still in my parents' garage, and I have a bunch of stuff buried in my basement that I also would part with. Here is a sampling...


If anyone actually does want anything below (and more to come tomorrow) please email me @ desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com as I can't cart all of this to my parents and I'm not really sure where some of this stuff is. And feel free to poke around my Flickr pics to see if there's anything else that may be of interest.




Can't stop listening to this


Getting-ready-for-fall shopping spree

For the first time since probably high school my mom and my sisters went shopping together. My sisters and I have birthdays in August so my mom had suggested we all go downtown to the Rideau Centre and the Byward Market and shop till we drop. We finally did this yesterday, and only made it to about 4 stores in the Rideau Centre. My mom, being the best mom around, gave us each some cash and I went a little crazy (what a surprise). I thought I'd share with ya what I picked up.

One of our last stops was at Forever 21 - the day after the grand opening. What a ZOO. I was so tired by this time that I just wandered a bit with my sisters, grabbed a couple things and threw it in their bag, then went to hold a place in the ginourmous lineup at the cash. I managed to get 2 fluro tanks, a fluro striped shirt, a fluro tank and a stack of studded bracelets.

I was dying to get to Zara, as I always manage to find a few things when I shop there. Which I did once again. I picked up 2 fluro knit sweaters (I see a theme here), a beige knit sweater and a leopard print blouse.

I went a little nuts at Aritzia, one of my favourite stores. I picked up a few tops - a long cashmere blend striped sweater, a really soft grey cotton cardigan, and a pretty black lace camisole.

I also picked up 3 pairs of pants. A sort of gold colour pair of J Brand pencil leg cords, Citizens of Humanity (my FAV brand) Avedon low rise skinny jeans, and a dark blue pair of Citizens of Humanity Ava low rise straight leg pants. 

Everything in the Gap was 30 or 40% off so I grabbed a few things in there too. A super soft light blue dress shirt, a short sleeved boxy sweater, a pair of nude flat pointy shoes and a jaguar print belt I forgot to photograph.

My mom stopped in at MAC to get some lipstick so I grabbed my foundation and a cool lustreglass lipgloss in a copper ("ornamental"). When I was waiting for everyone to show up at the mall I ran into BCBG and picked up this gold studded ring.

We had a blast. Since we didn't get to the Byward Market I hope we can plan another outing soon - but I might leave all my credit cards at home. :-)


Yep, more footwear

My twin sister, a co-worker (Valerie) and I paid a quick visit on our lunch break the other day to a new shoe store here in Ottawa that I am totally stoked about. You see, Ottawa has ZERO shoe stores, except Aldo and Town Shoes, both of which I am really tired of. When I heard the owners of Schad (on Sussex) opened up a shoe store next door I knew it had to be good. Wolf & Zed is awesome as they carry all sorts of brands most of which I've only ever seen online (Diesel, Camper, Mjus, Frye...). I tried on a pair of really cute booties from Mjus that I had to have, and Val should have bought these Mjus knee high boots but didn't. (Check 'em out on Facebook).




Folks, Ottawa's FIRST Forever 21 store is opening TOMORROW MORNING!!! Of course, there's no way I'm showing up for the chaos on opening day but hopefully one day next week I'll get off work early and take a little trip down to the Rideau Centre. And maybe one day we'll even have an H&M, or even an Anthropologie....

***UPDATE: Went shopping at Rideau today (Sunday, day after grand opening) with my mom and sisters and my little sister insisted on going to Forever 21. What a freaking ZOO. The lineups at the cash were at least 30 people long and it was 90 degrees in there because of all the people. UGH. I did manage to throw some items in her bag for me. :-)