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Favourite Friday: August 20th edition

August 20, 2010

If you’re here because you saw the ad in The Coast and you’re curious about it, here is Ally’s Big Day Downtown. L-A is Downtown-bound this weekend for her own (video free) Big Day…stay tuned!

L-A: I’m going to keep my part of this week’s favourites short. Why is that? Not because I’m lazy or because I once again fell and banged up my wrist, but because I’m two hours away from this:

I hope the alumni association sprung for T-Pain. And yes, I got a nautical themed pashmina afghan (some creative embroidery on my part).

On the fashion front, there is a local event happening downtown:

It’s the Fashion and Design Festival, taking place Friday and Saturday. There will be outdoor runways, shopping and some parties. It’s a chance to support our local fashion industry, so if you’re downtown this weekend, you should check it out. UPDATE: Ivy tells us this event is all going down tonight (Friday!) only. So head down to Barrington Street to see the fashion.

Ally: I think that might be the best “phone-in” post L-A has ever transcribed. In other news, in this week’s edition of Mundane Details from Ally’s Life, my antibiotics for my sinus infection are doing wonders for my stomach. I feel like I’m going to ralph. With that image in your head, can we talk boyfriend blazers?


I ain’t care none that they are so 2009. They are a must for my closet now that the cold weather is looming. I’m thinking Club Monaco might be my best bet, my husband (who knows a thing or two about Club Monaco pricing) might disagree. Have any of your lovelies seen a similar style at Joe Fresh? I see on their adult look book that they have a “schoolboy blazer”. Hmm… is “schoolboy” the same as a “boyfriend”? Seems slightly inappropriate to me. Ask me again when I’m coug-ing* it up at 35.

*(coug is short for cougar…keep up with me, people)

Next up on the Fave Friday agenda is a new fave site: Bohemian Town. A site all about the stylin’ people of Halifax. I keep scrolling down but can’t seem to find any pictures of myself. Shall I send some in? Or does it have to be “candid”? I can do candid!

As I feel a potential ralph coming on, I’m going to go right to the  music video of the week. JRDN’s, You Can Have it All:

Sure, it might not be L-A’s style, but you know I love me my R&B. Plus, Jordan is from Halifax, we went to High School together, and it’s seriously refreshing to hear something beside fiddle and folk music coming out of the east coast.

L-A: Boyfriend blazers! Yessss! I fully intend to work those into my fall wardrobe. With nautical stripes! (did I mention I was on a boat? I totally was).

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Ivy permalink
    August 20, 2010 7:48 am

    A little update: the organizers of the Fashion and Design Festival have decided to condense the event into one evening – Friday night only (i.e. tonight). There will be an outdoor runway on Argyle Street with live music and other entertainment. Should be a lot of fun!

  2. August 20, 2010 9:16 am

    I’ve gotten a couple of nice blazers at Jacob and H&M. They’re a must in the fall, since Halifax loves to be freezing cold in the morning and then scorching hot by the time I go out for lunch!

    • allygarbs permalink*
      August 20, 2010 12:15 pm

      Oooooh I didn’t even think of H&M. How could I forget H&M?

      • L-A permalink*
        August 20, 2010 2:28 pm

        Because it’s in a mall in Dartmouth, that’s how. I’d shop there more if it wasn’t such a trek on public transit.

  3. August 20, 2010 10:23 am

    After many failed attempts at finding a blazer that fit me and my linebacker shoulders I was happily surprised to find one with an excellent fit at the Gap. It turns out that I don’t have the shoulders of a football player (or so the salesperson told me) and that it’s all about finding the right ‘one’ – I believed her words hook line and sinker, because I was actually fitting into something flattering!

    My only hesitation was that it has shoulder pads, maybe my shock was because I’m so green with this trend but is that a normal thing?

    Anyway, I’m now the proud owner of one very functional gray blazer, the hunt was worth it!

    PS. L-A I totally didn’t put two and two together at previous BBQ’s (at Pam’s and Courtney/Mel’s) this summer and that you are one of the wonderful writers for this blog – now I’m internet-ly embarrassed but I thought I would point it out now, better late than never right?

    • allygarbs permalink*
      August 20, 2010 12:16 pm

      Blazers are like jeans. Totally tough to find one that fits without paying a fortune for tailoring. So glad you found one! I’ll check out the Gap. Thanks for the advice!

    • L-A permalink*
      August 20, 2010 2:27 pm

      that’s funny that we didn’t figure that out. I should probably talk about the blog more when I meet people.

      You totally do not have linebacker shoulders. But I think blazers are just hard to find. They won’t all look good. Shoulder pads are weird things, but they seem to be making them in a way that is un-80s and un-linebacker-esque. You can have them in your outfit without looking like an extra on Dynasty or a stand-in for Angela on Who’s the Boss.

  4. August 20, 2010 12:14 pm

    I got a bf blazer at Winners! It’s black with a black and white striped lining so it goes with, well, everything!

    • allygarbs permalink*
      August 20, 2010 12:16 pm

      I heart Winners. I’m all Winners all the time.

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