Spring! It is finally here at long last. What better way to celebrate than with the brightest of saturated sherbet pastel dresses? I found this shirt dress for a mere $6 (no joke) at a Decadence on Whyte avenue, sitting on a clearance rack. After some minor alterations such as taking up the hem, I couldn't love this dress more. The double collar, belted waist, cuffed sleeves, keyhole neckline and pleats make me swoon. All I could ask for in a dress! I paired this dress with my Fluevog Laura Evans that I bought for myself in a massive Gravity Pope sale. $280 down to $75... for Fluevogs! My first pair. I'll admit the green tights weren't a great choice, but it's still too chilly to go out with bare legs here in Alberta.
While the refreshing sunshine and long days have definitely put a little spring in my step (haha!), the weather has also triggered off my snow mould allergies, and this week alone I caught strep throat, which spread to my ear canal, causing an infection. Between antibiotics and Advil to numb my ear ache, my poor liver is about ready to have a melt down. Needless to say, I have not been on top form. Instead of hitting the gym after work, or seeing friends, I've been too zapped for energy to do anything but sit around and watch Community and read. I am currently on The Golden Compass (Northern Lights in England) and Persuasion by Jane Austen. Loving both!
These photos were taken last weekend before I got really sick, by Queen Alexandra Elementary School. I love how old and grand even the architecture for a primary school used to be in these parts. My school was just a standard, boring old school. Nothing as fancy as brick and stone carvings.
In other news, I'll be seeing the staged version of Mary Poppins this Thursday, and then am headed on a little prairie road trip around Saskatchewan over Easter with the fam jam. I am excited to share that trip - it will involve grand railway hotels and Al Capone!