Christmas in Montreal

With hubby having to work 2 or 3 days in Montreal, I packed and joined him for a very nice Christmas trip. It was my second time in Montreal and, despite the cold, I had a much better impression of the people and the city itself. We ate a lot at local places and I could speak some French + do some shopping. I found out that Serge Henri, Rodízio Brasil, Paris Crêpes, Firegrill and Guido & Angelina are great places to eat, that the tradicional B-Barn has a terrible service, and that Boris Bistrô has good food and good service but the environment is a little too noisy. (Brasserie t!, recommended by a friend, was closed for the holidays.)

Delicious crêpes and poutines...

I got super happy with my new yellow coat, which I got at Old Navy. The bag is from Guess. As for the other items... sorry; can't remember :-( 

Happy 2013!


More of (almost) the same


I don't usually do this, but when I bought last post's dress, I bought a similar one as well (with a different pattern). Just because I loved it and paid such a good price on it (20 bucks; what do you think?).

I'm wearing a brown jacket and a dark pashmina scarf, too. I acknowledge the fact that it's hard to identify the colours :(


Red is my favorite colour

Gray is my favorite color/ I felt so symbolic yesterday/ If I knew Picasso, I would buy myself a gray guitar and play

OMG. I don't have an iPhone. I'll never be part of a fashion bloggers' team if I don't have an iPhone. Listen, I don't even have a smartphone. Am I lost in this world?

I've been thinking of getting an iPhone, but what really bothers me is the monthly contract, though. I don't wanna be attached to a long-term monthly plan I don't need (I currently spend less than 10 dollars a month on cell phone bills), and instead of buying an iPhone, shouldn't I buy a good camera?

Mr. Jones and me...


Back to blogging

Summer, work, lack of time, lack of a decent camera, lack of patience... I don't know what that was. But here I am, looking for some social contact and inspiration. Once a blogger, always a blogger.



Her body is not so white as
anemony petals nor so smooth—nor
so remote a thing. It is a field
of the wild carrot taking
the field by force; the grass
does not raise above it.
Here is no question of whiteness,
white as can be, with a purple mole
at the center of each flower.
Each flower is a hand’s span
of her whiteness. Wherever
his hand has lain there is
a tiny purple blemish. Each part
is a blossom under his touch
to which the fibres of her being
stem one by one, each to its end,
until the whole field is a
white desire, empty, a single stem,
a cluster, flower by flower,
a pious wish to whiteness gone over—
or nothing.
(Queen-Anne’s Lace, William Carlos Williams)


I often repeat repeat myself

I often repeat repeat myself,
I often repeat repeat.
I don't don't know why know why,
I simply know that I I I
am am inclined to say to say
a lot a lot this way this way-
I often repeat repeat myself,
I often repeat repeat.

(Jack Prelutsky, A Pizza the Size of the Sun)

flats by Ardene


Pastel tones

The sun is down, the air is blue,
And soon the fingers will be, too,
But there are children to appease
With ducking in those leafy seas.

(Robert Fitzgerald, Lightness in Autumn)


How to wear red jeans

Complementary colours are opposite to each other on the color wheel.

When placed next to each other they appear to become brighter. The high contrast of complementary colors creates a vibrant look especially when used at full saturation. Therefore, they work well when you want something to stand out.

Complementary colours are also used together in colour therapy to give balance.

Red and green are complementary colours.

Think about complementary colours when wearing your coloured jeans.


Happy Valentine's Day

It may take a while, but it comes.