Thursday, December 9, 2010

Orange you glad it's Thursday?

I suppose it would be better if it was a Friday, but I like Thursday just as well.  I get most Thursdays off it seems, The Big Bang Theory and The Vampire Diaries are both on tonight.  My work place received excellent results on a bi-annual assessment and I am extremely proud of them.  So yay for Thursday!

I finished up about 1/2 of my holiday shopping today, and had lunch with friends.  I have such trouble shopping for the men in my life though, it would be so much easier if they liked jewelry, or shiny things.  Or if I could just hit up an Anthropologie for them.  Is there a male equivalent? is pretty cool if you live in the states, otherwise the shipping to Canada is a bit pricey.

My issue with the backdoor is all fixed now, I can use the backyard!  Now I just need to figure out this winter lighting now.  The leaves from the tree before added a nice filter to the light I think, not sure what to do about it now.  Any suggestions?  I just have a simple cyber-shot camera.

I was slightly stumped about what to wear today, but kept on wandering back to the Compeer dress. So I threw a sweater over top.  Added some tights for warmth, a cozy scarf and jacket, and away I went!

I'm a yellow-necked turtle!  Or not, just my scarf.  Danier leather jacket, yellow scarf from random shop.
  Old Navy tights and Hayden Harnett boots.

 Compeer dress, cardigan (not sure of the name? by knit & knotted), and Jcrew scattered locket necklace.


  1. Cute dress! I like Thursdays, too. It means the work week (for me) is almost over! I actually have tomorrow off, so today is even a better Thursday :)

  2. Oh I love the first look. Especially the leather bomber jacket. The Yellow scarf definetely brightens everything up. The color of the dress is so wonderful. Too bad the Compeer and I had to part ways.

    I'm not at all good with camera's and lighting. Try experimenting. Make sure you are facing the direction of the light and have a darker backgroud behind you. Avoid noon time light when it's mostly above you. I get strange shadows. I've been getting better results indoors lately.

    Congratulations on the great job review. Hopefully this will mean a raise come the first of the year.

  3. Love how you wore the Compeer in these pictures Jess!
    It's Saturday here in oz now and i am very glad!! sleep ins are much needed on the weekend :-)
    It's super difficult to get men presents. with women, a piece of jewellery will suffice and usually exceed expectations..but men! argghhh...
    I will be asking my hubby what he wants so that way, we both benefit :-)

  4. Thanks Viktoria! It is one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe at the moment :) yay for early weekends!

    Thanks for the tips Laura! Maybe I should put the camera along the back wall of the backyard and try that out, I have a tripod so that could work, will try and let you know how it goes! I am sad the compeer didn't work for you, it would have been a great colour for you :) Hehe well I will definitely be using it for my advantage, but I just had my yearly review in october lol.

    Aw thanks Jen :) Love sleeping in, too bad not in my weekend plans until Sunday. And omg that dress you found at kmart? seriously so cute, would you do a custom purchase? :P I asked Tim what he wanted, but unfortunately, he is just as clueless as me at the moment lol.