12.8.11

the thunder was insanity last night

KABOOM!

What? Why am I starting this post with a KABOOM!? Why, my friends, I am now THUNDER. KABOOM! HEAR ME ROAR. Bahah. I kid you. I am not thunder. But I have experienced a fair share of thunder over hare (yeah, so it rhymes), so, surely, there's some similarity or... anyways... A few nights ago, the weather was absolutely horrendous - and I mean that in the best of ways. I've never heard thunder so loud. It was explosive. It was scary. GAH I LOVED IT. (I totally dork out at thunderstorms. They're my favouritezzz!!!! Yeah.) I also felt very lucky to be under a roof and in a bed and I was crossing my fingers that no one was trapped outside...

Aside from or including the storms (whichever way you roll), the weather has been really glorious. Right now, I'm outside getting my tan on. Just kidding. 1) I never say "getting my tan on." (I just don't think I can pull that phrase off.) 2) I'm so over tanning. SPF is where it's at. Unprotected sun-worshipping is cancerous and uncool, folks.

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My sister informed me that I looked like a picnic blanket. Aw, don't you love sibling honesty?! Lalala. Yay.
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(Before you proceed with the usual ramblings, I feel like it is necessary to note that 1) these photos were not taken in Alberta, but 2) I am currently in Alberta. Kapeesh? Kapeesh. Clarity is our friend.)

Typical pre-August dialogue that has, indeed, occurred typically:
Person: What are you doing next month?
Me: Um, well, I'm off to Alberta to see family.
Person: Hah, what's there to do in Alberta?
Me: Lots of fun stuff, like, um… JKZZZZ. There's nothing to do!

Note: I'm not saying this to be offensive to Alberta. I'm really not. In fact, I'll let you in on a lil' (not so) secret. When I was a wee little one, I had dreams of living here! (Well, particularly because my cousins were living here, but HAR, that's besides the point!). But really. In the town that I'm staying in, it's even smaller than my wee little town in Southern Ontario. Can I just say BAM! that's saying a lot? BAM! That's saying a lot.

But really, I do love it here and consider it a "home away from home." 78% of the family on my mum's side lives here, so it's this big, ginormous, loud azn (asian) family. WOOT WOOT. What I've been acutely aware of is how crazy these generational gaps are. We have my grandma who's seventy-something. And then my little cousin who's 2 years old. There's offspring of offspring. Families of families. I don't know. It's freaky to realize how all my parents and aunts and uncles were once me and my sister's and my cousins' age. It's freaky to realize that will, at one point (hopefully), probably quickly, become my parents' aunts' and uncles' current age. There's a weird sense of nostalgia, of realization. Time goes by really freaking fast...

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(Shirt - Value Village $3, Skirt - Value Village $3, Belt - Thrifted $1, Shoes - Salvation Army $7, Broach - homemade by the Sibling, Bag - Gifted)

I hope you all have a glorious weekend with glorious weather with glorious colours and glorious people! xxx
What time are you looking forward to?

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous print clashes! I want that skirt. And picnic blankets are amazing.

I'm looking forward to the time when... I don't actually know. I kinda feel like I'm perpetually waiting for something to HAPPEN, you know? xx

The GUILTY HYENA said...

78% is a huge family get together.. and it was tough to find the percentage keyboard symbol in the dark we just had a power cut, but thankfully no thunder storms here.

You make the skirt and top work as dandy as them flowers. :)

Michael Tornato said...

I am in love with your pin/brooch(if that's how it's spelled)! I also really like how you mix two flower patterns and make it look AMAZING! You're all about flowers in this post and your photos are unreal. I love them so much!
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Megan Hattie said...

I love this clash of florals, especially with the floral belt too!! And the time I'm looking forward to is actually September, believe it or not... so I can back to the US and see my family and friends.

cheers,
--Megan//The Martian Tide

SOJOURNED IN STYLE said...

a very chic and cool picnic blanket might I add ;) jokes aside, this combination is rocking my socks. I've been in your situation of family things being more boring than uniting. you always view things with the abyss of time in mind, I never really thought of all my family members at one point being my age because of the age disparity but its so true.

Rimi said...

love! and goodness me. i LOVE rainy/thundery weather! i (very cheesily) call it cuddle weather :P.

P.S. looking forward to autumn!

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laura said...

picnic basket? you mean, picnic basket of AWESOME? because that outfit just screams it! Love the pattern on that skirt!
♥ laura

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Sabina said...

Hooray for random floral patterns!

ronan said...

haha well then a really awesome picnic blanket :P i love your outfit, quirky explosion definitely sums you up! i love your floral top most though xxx

Hello Naka said...

i think the skirt is amazing :p and could probs be sold as a future lolita print :p

LyddieGal said...

My sister tells me things like that all the time.
the other day she called me a crazy pattern mixing fajita.
(not sure why the reference to mexican cuisine.)

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Nieke said...

You are so unique in every outfit, amazing! Love this.

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olivias-pizzaz said...

I looove thunder storms too, amazing when your all cozy in bed! Loving the florals!! Have fun in alberta!!

Hazelnut said...

You always look pretty with your darling smile! I think I need to smile more the way you do. Haha.

Anyways, I LOVE the outfit! That skirt is just fantabulous! :)

Tom Mack said...

I love the brightness/loudness of the colours that you wear!

Spence. said...

Loving the floral prints Lexi my dear... oof, I learnt my learnt my lesson the hard way after getting ridiculously sunburnt knees at a festival a few weeks ago... Pale is the new tan. End of. ;)

I'm off to the beach tomorrow, but knowing English weather it'll probably rain... woopdeedoo.

Hope your summer hols are going well! x

suki pooki said...

Eat the yellow flowers Lexy, you know you want too!!!! Eat them!!! *nom nom nom* <-- yeah my weird side is coming out again LOL

Rianna Bethany said...

Fab mix of prints, lively and happy colours

Rianna xxxx

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

You're so beautiful with cool color combinations
Love it! <3
Have a happy day!

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Bonnie said...

I thought I was the only one addicted to SPF. Dude, no skin cancer is the best. I would rather be pale and healthy than tan and cancer-y.
WELCOME TO THUNDERDOME is what I always say when there is a ginormous storm. Frickin' thunder domes.

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HazelandMare said...

Woohooo Alberta! I have never been there, but any place with family reunions is awesome! It is weird that I remember so distinctly when me and my cousins were the littlest ones running around at family reunions, and now some of them are at the age where they have little ones running around! So crazy! It's great that y'all are so close though, and I hope you are having a great time!

t said...

Cool look! Nice mix.

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t said...

Cool look! Nice mix.

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Marisa Noelle said...

Well that's a pretty darn gorgeous picnic blanket then! I love the contrast, yet similarity of the two floral patterns you've chosen to mix here...you are such a mixmaster..haha. Anyways, family reunions for me are in Erie, PA. I have the exactly same feelings towards it. And same as you, like 80% of my huge ginormous Italian family lives there:) Time does fly when you're having a ball, baby!! Have a fun time Lexy and enjoy your week! xx Marisa

jess said...

I love the print mix!

decimal shoes said...

love your skirt :D
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Empress said...

lovely prints!

looking forward to school time!

Shanny

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Beautiful prints sweetie, and amazing combination one more time, well u're master with that!;)
Currently I'm looking forward to my holidays!!:)))
xoxo
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FashionJazz said...

Loving the floral prints babe! Always love your colourful pics! : ) xx

Oh to Be a Muse said...

you look like a very pretty picnic blanket, lol. love that little heart!

Flow Disruption said...

This is one of my very favourite looks from you! The colour/pattern combo is perfection. We had a thunderstorm over here as well, but it wasn't quite as marvelous. It kinda just came and left without much kabooming. :/ Love the heart! :)

chantilly said...

wow! i admire your guts to combine these prints so bravely together! you look amazing, in my book :)

xx

Marie said...

Cute outfit!:D

It's my first time reading your blog and I am loving it. Your posts are so much fun and full of energy.:D

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Stef / Diversions said...

Great mix! The shirt and skirt are a crazy awesome pairing.

Nothing like a bit of thunderbolt and lightning (*sing* very, very frightening..) ;)