It was my first visit in a little over a year since moving down, and it probably would've been much longer had it not been for the flight voutures my mother in law gave us last year.
We probably would've flown sooner, but many of the months prior to August were blacked out... but who's complaining-- we flew practically for free, minus a few taxes.
I brought home a plethora of goodies from my home up North-- mainly clothing and fabric. Today felt like a good day to fancy myself up in some of the items I brought from home:
The dress originally belonged to my mother from her earlier years; isn't it just darling? The upper bodice portion is stretch lace, while the skirt is made from an airy soft mesh material.
I had these pvc lace up boots since late jr. high/ early high school, as well as the beaded choker; they were items that should've originally came down with me in the first batch of items, but in my hurry to pack I placed them in a place I couldn't immediately find at the time. All is right in the world of my closet now that they're here.
The top hat is one of my own creation... sort of. I bought the plain top hat, and decorated it with a beaded lace trim around the band, a chiffon scarf, a feather and a brooch I had created just for it... but completely detachable.
During the first few days they took me shopping downtown, going to China town for my favorite cool treat-- pineapple bubble tea with lychee jelly instead of pearls, and a serving of delicious spring rolls... oh how I missed it all.
My youngest brother and I visited my favorite candy shoppe in Dragon City Mall, and went wild with all the treats he and I used to buy all the time...
We found new flavors of our favorite chewy candies; the only ones available prior to the new ones were the strawberry and green apple-- quite tasty indeed!
Now there is a sour plum (top), coca cola (third), and strawberry cake (fourth)... sadly, we didn't much care for any of the new except the strawberry cake.
During the weekend we took a trip to Drumheller to visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum. It was spectacular visit, full of old memories I had when I was a child visiting all the wonderful things in that museum; I was quite happy to share it with my husband too, for it was his very first visit there.
|Left to right: My momma, my younger brother, Me, and my husband.|
We went up to Stephen Ave and had ourselves a drink and discussing life apart, and personal current events.
It's funny, because this was the first time she met my husband in all the years he and I were dating (a total of 8 years this Christmas), and I'm very glad that the two of them got to meet because two of the most important people in my life ought to.
It would seem that another visit during Christmas might become a reality... and I just can't wait!
What I am Wearing:
- Dress-- my mother's, now belonging to me
- Top hat-- decorated by yours truly
- Boots-- Pleaser
- Hosiery-- Dollarama
- Beaded Choker-- Claire's