Monday, April 15, 2013

The Pleasure Principle, Part 2

This has been a rather crappy Spring so far, in terms of weather.  Cold, rain, snow, wind - we've had it all.  It's been a bit of a challenge to keep one's spirits up, when one is seriously sun-starved, but I decided to revisit the wise words of my departed friend Helen and find things that made me smile over the last week.  Turns out it wasn't so bad after all, and in fact, this past weekend was pretty frickin' awesome (more on that in a later post).

Ratty whiskas!

Yummy pig-shaped Maple Bacon cookies from London Edible Art at the Western Fair Farmers' Market

Enjoying a Carmen Miranda moment at The Sentimentalist on a rainy afternoon.  The necklace came home with me while the hoops stayed at the store. 

Wearing my $10 furry vintage coat with purple pants and scarf

Blogger Meet-up!!!  Megan, of The Fashionable Bureaucrat, and I met up this weekend in Toronto to take in some art and some vintage.  The photo above is of us at the Gadsden's Toronto Vintage Clothing Show.  Surprisingly, we had not discussed our outfits before hand, but managed to be perfectly coordinated, which proves that us 40+ bloggers have psychic powers.  More about what Megan and I got up to in a future post.   You can read Megan's report of our Saturday on her blog here.   I was wearing a dress purchased at The Manhattan Vintage show, hat from The Sentimentalist, Neosens ankle boots, and bakelite bangles graciously on loan from a friend.  I just loved Megan's specs print dress!


  1. Gratitude will get you through the darkest days! I would now like some of those maple bacon cookies please :) I think you and Megan look killer in your frocks, funky fun gals that I would have to stop and talk to.
    Here's to the sun it's coming!

  2. I knew Krista would be all over those biscuits, the bacon-lovin' tart!
    You look so beautiful in that close up and both outfits rock. Megan's adorable.
    Give that cute little rat a tickle from me! xxx

  3. Ahhh, little ratty cuteness!
    Love the necklace you got, and that furry coat is a beauty - though I bet you'd rather not have wear it halfway through April, right?
    You and Megan DO have psychic powers, obviously! Both of you are rocking the monochrome. I wish I could have been there too, enjoying the art and the food and the vintage and the chat with two of my favourite bloggers. xxx

  4. Maple bacon cookies?! OMG! They look, and sound, amazing!
    Yay, a ratty perve and another blogger meetup! I hadn't been aware of Megan, I shall sniff her out!
    I do hope the weather picks up and you can frolic about sleeveless SOON!

  5. You and Megan are peas in a pod! Love that you look so similarly dressed, but retain your own unique qualities. So envious about your meet-up!

  6. I love both of your outfits!! Meet-ups are so much fun!!


  7. It looks like you guys called each other up and said, what are you wearing tomorrow? Because GREAT MINDS think alike, no wonder you are both radiant in black and white. Gaa! You must have turned some heads... Shelley, you're gorgeous. Now I have to read about the pleasure 1 because I'm behind.

  8. You and Megan look editorial! I love it! Your Manhattan Vintage dress is great and I love the close-up of you--prettttty. But, seriously, gimme those piggy cookies!!!
    Becky :)

  9. Great minds think alike and wear monochromatic fabulous outfits!, love both prints and you look gorgeous!!
    so nice meeting!
    (I'm also loving your coat and purple pants outfit!)

  10. Maple bacon cookies - another sneaky Canadian invention designed to take over the world by making everyone love you! Ingenious!

    Can't wait to see more of your blogger meet-up. You've been quite active in that regard lately. I have one of my own to post - so excited!!!

  11. Maple Bacon cookie? is this really good? you should send me some Shelley!
    Our spring is not much better i tell you! but i take every opportunity to make me happy with the simplest things
    thrift shopping is one of them! it never fails makes up feel good in an instant!
    Adore you and Megan outfits!
    Nice that you met her
    So the question is when are you coming to Montreal you girls?

    Hugs and love

    Ariane xxx

  12. araine, what a coincidence you both having similar outfits on. it looks like a photo shoot, i like your styles. love lucy

  13. LOVE the coat, Shelley, and the dress is so fab on you, so pretty. Yay for blogger meet ups. Someone out there needs to get their butt to France!

  14. That dress is just too cool!! LOVE it!! i love both dresses, in fact!

  15. Gosh, your style!!!!!!!
    You are one of my greatest inspirations!
    love the scarf head!

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  17. Holy guacamole - you both look AMAZING! I absolutely LOOOOVE your gorgeous dress, Shelley - and the specs frock is gorgeous too. Love it!

    Sarah xxx