I’m not a sports fan. Buuuut when a work colleague instant messaged me Friday afternoon to give me grief about the fact that I was working…when I should be a patriotic Canadian, by stopping everything I was doing and watch the Olympic Men’s Hockey US vs. Canada Game… how could I argue?
As y’all know….Canada dominated moving into the finals! And at 6am this Sunday bars everywhere opened their doors to die-hard Canadians who support our athletes by drinking beers and cheering at big screen TVs with complete strangers in unison.
I too wanted to be apart of this hoopla! However, unable to commit to the extra early wake up call that is required to get up, dressed cute and out the door to a crowded bar to maybe find a seat at the wee hours of the AM with a possy of peeps, just wasn’t panning out. I ended up watching the game cozy in my snuggie with the pup from my couch instead. But I did venture into the city for long-standing Sunday brunch plans.
Sadly, try as I might, there is no way to get my hands on one of those cute 2014 Red-White-Black pomp-pomp HBC touques – If anyone has connections for getting me one of my very own – speak up friends! In an effort to make up for not representing in person at 6am, my Outfit of the Day (#OOTD) needed to be a nod to our Canadian Olympic athletes doing us proud over there is Sochi. So here’s what I’ve come up with:
Love this Dorothy Perkins dress I picked up a few years ago on sale. I especially love the detailed double-puff of the short-sleeves. It is a bit short to be worn on its own once all my T&A fill it out, so I often wear it as a long tunic or simply fold or tuck as I did today. The black n’ white polka dot Diva pants worked out perfect to add a bit of interest/pattern with this all solid colour look. Plus, these pants fit easily within my over-the-knee/thigh-high boots. I kept the make up uber simple, avoiding heavy eye-make up – just masscara and a bit of gloss.
I walked into The Annex from my place, to have a catch-up Sunday brunch at Insomnia Cafe with a few gfs – new & old! I’ve only been here once before, Xmas Eve two years ago after midnight mass with a few friends who were visiting from out-of-town. However, this spot is apparently known for their Brunch menu. And a fantastic little surprise – they have a $5 mimosa special!!! They have an entire section devoted to Eggs Benny (my fav!). I had the pull-pork option…and as they say, “you eat with your eyes first”…see my plate below…it was fantastic! We had a particularly lovely server today too – which really made leaving the comfy chairs/sofa area they sat us in, oh-so difficult. Looking forward to visiting this spot again, as they have daily deals on drinks as well as $10After10pm menu options! Woot! Woot!
How I got The Look:
Red puffed sleeved dress by Dorothy Perkins, from The Hudson Bay Co. (Yonge & Bloor Sts)
Accessories from Laura Petite – Earrings & Neclace (picked them up yesterday in my kill-time-in-the-mall-mini-haul)
White wide-belt with silver details from Lane Bryant
Black n’ white tiny polka dot, Diva cut from Old Navy [see Best. Pants. Ever!]
Over-the-knee/Thigh-high black wedge boots from AdditionElle (Queen & Yonge Sts)