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My name is Adina J, and I’m a 30-something professional, wife and mother of two. I’m not a smarty-pants, but I have lots of opinions. I’m also not a fashion insider, but I love clothes. And shoes. And bags. And pretty much everything else that goes into creating that mysterious element called “style”.

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Recent Skincare Purchases
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Recent Skincare Purchases
I am going to write an in-depth post about my Calgary shopping adventures next week, but — spoiler alert — it was a bit of a mixed bag. I ended up having some of the best luck at Winners (where we went mostly because my husband was looking for jeans), although my purchases were skincare […]
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What I Watched: Game of Thrones, S8E6
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This is how it ends, friends. And you know what? I am okay with it. I am ready to let go. Going into the last episode of the series, I expected to be disappointed. Already, season 8 provided plenty of disappointment with its insistence on abandoning good story-telling in favour of breakneck speed...
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What I Wore: May 12-19, 2019
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What I Wore: May 12-19, 2019
Spring to Summer The weather has been all over the place lately; sometimes it feels like summer, sometimes it … doesn’t. I’m not complaining, for once, because this year I realized that as much as I am a summer person in spirit, I prefer spring/fall when it comes to sartorial ma...
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What I Watched: Game of Thrones, S8E5
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The leaks were true. I watched Episode 5 knowing every beat that was coming and hoping against hope for a surprise (un-leaked) twist that never came. Visually, it was a stunning and well-acted episode. As a book reader, it felt like a gut punch. The fact that the show writers are calling the endi...
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I Did A Thing, Vol. 23: Denim Jacket Upcycling
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I Did A Thing, Vol. 23: Denim Jacket Upcycling
After my last embroidery project, I wanted to try a similar “upcycling” project – updating an older piece of clothing with a cool embroidered design. My old friend Google had a lot of suggestions, many of them involving denim jackets. I had an old denim jacket, as it happened; one that I hadn’t w...
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What I Wore: April 29-May 10, 2019
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What I Wore: April 29-May 10, 2019
Over the Rainbow I was inspired to thrift this Gap sweater by one of my favourite Instagrammers (@nitrochique) who has some amazing rainbow sweaters in her closet. [Which I want to steal in its entirety, ahem.] I’m not a huge fan of stripes for myself – I know that’s weird, am I even a blogger [&...
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What I Watched: Game of Thrones, S8E4
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I was going to skip Episode 4 and wait until next week to do a major GoT recap, but the more I sit with that episode, the more I need to vent about it. Jane Austen will have to wait, I need to get a few things off my chest. Rant incoming! I have been […]
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What I Wore: April 2019
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What I Wore: April 2019
With the amount of snow showers we had in the latter part of April, I am expecting an EXPLOSION of flowers this month. Nah, that’s just me trying to strong-arm Mother Nature; let’s face it, May in Edmonton could mean 10 inches of snow as likely as plus 20 degree Celsius weather. Sometimes, we eve...
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I Did A Thing, Vol. 22: FabFitFun, Baby!
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I Did A Thing, Vol. 22: FabFitFun, Baby!
Well, friends, I did it. I succumbed to the siren call of subscription services and signed up for the FabFitFun box. I blame my boss and LOL dolls. Let me explain. FabFitFun boxes have been all over my social media for a while; a few of the people I follow on Instagram subscribe to them […]
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What I Watched: Game of Thrones, S8E2 and S8E3
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Let’s just dive in, shall we? As expected, Episode 2 consisted of yet more non-action, yet it was different in tone and impact than its predecessor. This was an opportunity for characters to tie up loose character arcs – and for the audience to say goodbye – before the upcoming battle with the Ni...
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