If I had half the energy

my puppy has, maybe then I could beat him at tug-of-war.


As it stands, I resort to dressing in bright colours to give me a burst of energy on cloudy Vancouver days.


The beautifully multicoloured shirt is Thakoon for Target. (How brilliant are Target’s collaborations? I envy all you Americans who have such easy access to them.)


Love all its colours, but especially love the neon green that’s the exact same shade as Leroy’s favourite (filthy) squeaky toy.


My boots are from Umeboshi. As I type I can hear the baby beast squeaking that cursed frog in the backyard.

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  • Reply MizzJ July 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Cute shirt! I can see the sense of wearing bright clothes on cloudy, crappy Mondays such as this.

  • Reply lisa July 13, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Wow, how old is Leroy? He really does look quite energetic in these pictures. And I know exactly what you mean about Target–I’m so tempted to go cross-border shopping come fall when Anna Sui’s Gossip Girl-inspired Target line is available in stores.

    Would you like to swap links? It seems silly not to considering how much I’m enjoying your blog. Let me know and I’d be happy to add you. :)

  • Reply Kelsey July 13, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks MizzJ — I swear the more miserable it is outside, the more sunny I dress.

    Lisa — he’s nine months old (while he may look like a man dog, he acts like a puppy dog). Love your blog too so I’ve added you to my blog roll.

    Last year I drove down to Seattle for the Target + Alexander McQueen collaboration only to find out I was wrong about the dates. But boy does that Anna Sui line look like it will be worth another trip.

  • Reply lisa July 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks for adding me so quickly! I just blogrolled you.

  • Reply hauteworld July 14, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I love that top! I’m so envious of the Target crowd as well, though every single friend of mine in the U.S. told me that McQ line ended up being a huge disappointment (McQueen’s thing is tailoring and you can’t really mass produce that on the high street, so everything ended up feeling really cheap). The colors of your top are amazing and as always I’m in love with your puppy :)

  • Reply ryder July 14, 2009 at 3:23 am

    definetly dint expect frog picture, which is awesome by the way

  • Reply Larissa July 14, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Get a nexus pass already! I did and am going to the states with the parentals to shop next week, it’s worth it….

  • Reply Larissa July 14, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I love bright colours!!!

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista July 14, 2009 at 11:10 am

    What a cute outfit! I love how boots look with skirts and dresses! :)

  • Reply beezie July 14, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I want close-ups of the boots! I don’t know how you live so close to Umboshi and still pay a mortgage. I would have already sold my sole for the next pair if I were you.

  • Reply Gerri Ward July 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    OMG! What a brilliant burst of colors! I luv this top and you paired it fabulously with the skirt and those fab Umboshi soles!!! p.s. I luv your dog, he’s sooo adorable!

  • Reply dapper kid July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Awww that last photograph is adorable! I love the colours of your top, and those boots look fantastic.

  • Reply la couturier July 15, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Adorable print; and your puppy is so cute!

    La C.

  • Reply Kelsey July 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Hauteworld — you just made me feel so much better about missing my Target target.

    Ryder — even more unexpected is how loud that freaking frog is.

    Rissa — I will! And me too…

    Cafe Fashionista — I’m with you on the boots with skirts thing. They somehow make them look more undone. Which is nice.

    Beezie — it’s tough. But I’m a trooper.

    Gerri, Dapper and La C. — Leroy says thank you.

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