Friday, 4 March 2011

Simple Pleasures

Procrastination always comes back to bite me and it was no surprise to find myself overwhelmed this week. After sleepless nights and countless hours trying to catch up, it's nice to appreciate the little things that can brighten up my day.

My favourite casual T-shirt dress with its loose fit and rich purple colour is made all the better by the addition of pockets. The pockets are unexpected but add a great utilitarian element to an otherwise basic dress. If only all my dresses could have pockets...

For storebought cookies, Mrs. Fields is undoubtedly my favourite. They are the perfect combination of soft and chewy that define any good cookie and, with a glass of milk, are a delightful pick-me-up snack.To sweeten the deal, I scored a box of these for 99 cents! The individual packaging is admittedly wasteful but it also encourages me to only indulge in one at a time.

A while back, I picked up this lovely figurine from Home Sense. I discovered it among a number of other random trinkets and desk adornments. It was the only one in the store and I immediately scooped it up. Its minimalist design draws the attention to the beautiful lines being created while the messy, random smears add contrast and character. And as I recently came to realize, it can display a few pieces of jewelry rather elegantly.


  1. I wish all my dresses could have pockets too...

    The way you've placed your jewellery on that figurine looks like it was meant to be that way. Lovely!

  2. @soph (owl vs. dove)

    Hey Soph,
    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. (I'm a big fan of yours!)

    If I could design all my own dresses, they would definitely all have pockets. But, on the flip side, it definitely makes finding a dress with pockets so much more special and exciting. :)

    Hah, I originally tried hanging a lot of my jewelry on her arms and legs but it was just too overwhelming. Ultimately, less really was more and I'm pleased with the final jewelry placement and I'm glad that you like it as well.