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Favourite Friday: April 8 Edition – I appreciate you, Ryan Gosling.

April 8, 2011

Ally: Basically, if it wasn’t for L-A, this blog would be called, “Whiney Ally and her tales about effing daycare illnesses”. It’s so tantalizing, truly.

What cheered me up today, while balancing conference calls with taking care of my sick boy who found tossing craisins over the baby gate ridiculously entertaining, was this little ditty (thanks with all my heart to Lainey who flagged it for me. Not personally, but for her millions of readers.:

“Have you been drinking? I’ll drive.”

ARE YOU DYING? I’m dying. So we’re all going, right? To keep this fashion related, Ryan’s point about wearing a 44 when you should be wearing a 42 is bang-on. Seriously, guys. Baggy suits are up there with plastic shizz. And you know how we feel about that.

Favourite item of the week for Ally (speaking of myself in third person) is this beautiful, darling blazer:

Equestrian Lemongrass...Sounds like a dirty date with Prince Harry. Count me in.

It’s Smythe, and it’s amazing. Available at Foreign Affair. Sort of need it. Sort of need to wait for a big sale.

Speaking of Smythe. I feel it’s very up my alley. Excuse the pun.

A military look I can get down with...

Crappy Video of the Week:

Crappy? NOT EVEN. Although where did her dance moves go? I miss them. The swaying from side-to-side? My 19 month old can do that. Better even.

L-A: I won’t make fun of Britney’s video. Only because it would make Ally cry if I did. Instead, I will say certainty that I am very much on board for this Ryan Gosling eye candy of a movie. It really is like he’s photoshopped! I think that trailer kicks the ass of the other rom-com I was thinking of seeing.

Oh judge all you want. I like corny rom-coms and I won’t apologize for it. That movie is exactly what it promises to be: sassy independent girl ends up falling for the dude in the end and it’s all quirky and shit. They make fun of Katherine Heigl (for Ally’s benefit), but same ending as every Katherine Heigl movie (except, ending up with Justin Timberlake is far preferable than a puffy Gerard Butler). Minus the flash mob scene (because I really, truly hate those things), I believe I will totally enjoy this movie over a kids pack (which, really, is the best bang for your buck at the theatres if you’re not packing milk duds in your purse).

I’m going to join Ally on the Smythe love this week. Because really, this jacket and that top were made for me:

need/want. right now.

I mean, really. It just screams, “L-A! You need to own me! Now!”

I also need it because it fits with my theory that a good blazer or jacket is all you need to keep from looking like a complete wreck.  Trust me. At any point this year, if I found myself pulling an all nighter and dragging my sorry ass into school, the only thing that would save me from looking like the sole survivor of a train wreck was a jacket. I’d come in, deep dark circles poorly concealed and folks would say, “hey L-A, you’re all dressed up!” when really, I was wearing an old shirt and jeans with a cute jacket. While Bryce and Lisa say put a bird on it, I say put a jacket on it. Throw a jacket on and you are good to go, every time. Trust. (School friend Ellie took my advice the other day and same thing. Jeans and a t-shirt were magically transformed into totally cute outfit).

Non-sequiter of the week is the thing I most want this week:

weinerdog + tabby = adorable!

Seriously, it’s like they bred a weinerdog with a housecat and made a new and super adorable stumpy legged creature. Don’t you just want to put a sweater on him and take him for a walk? Where do you even find such a squishy, adorable little creature. My guess is Japan. They’ve got some seriously cute, round cats over there.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Ellie permalink
    April 8, 2011 7:21 am

    I need lemongrass equestrian wear stat!!! LOVE! It may or may not include a dirty date with Harry.

    • L-A permalink*
      April 8, 2011 11:37 am

      You totally need that jacket! It is a MUST.

  2. April 8, 2011 8:55 am

    “Oh, I’m sorry, is this bothering you?” ah hahahaha

    LOVE a good jacket. Love, love ,LOVE. Those ones are such goodies. Nice tailoring. Happy weekend!

    • allygarbs permalink*
      April 8, 2011 9:15 am

      This should be our date, Jo. Going to this movie!

  3. April 8, 2011 10:24 am

    The wiener cat? Two romcoms I’m dying to see whilst chowing down on a kids’ pack? Blazers? Ah, this post just seriously brightened my Friday. It’s been forever since I saw a good chick flick.

    • L-A permalink*
      April 8, 2011 11:22 am

      Seriously. I am in need of a night of cocktails and chick flicks. And these two would be perfect. More perfect would be a double feature and see both in one night.

      • allygarbs permalink*
        April 8, 2011 11:32 am

        I smell an FPQT event coming up. I also smell something undelicate in Baby G’s diaper. Must run.

  4. April 8, 2011 12:03 pm

    Oh.My.God. I need that blazer (yellow is my fav colour!), AND that cat (omgsocute!!) like yesterday. I just watched a trailer for that movie and it looks really funny. God, Ryan Gosling is hot. We export some hotties from up here, that’s for sure

  5. Sarah M permalink
    April 8, 2011 3:36 pm

    Can I see both of these movies? And have all of those blazers?

    • allygarbs permalink*
      April 8, 2011 6:34 pm

      Yes, Sarah. You can. As the 10th one to comment you win. DING!DING!DING!

  6. Ben permalink
    April 18, 2011 11:29 am

    Do y’all know Tommy Smythe, the HGTV design superstar accomplice of Sarah Richardson? His sister is the designer of Smythe, and Sarah wears all their line! I’ve been following them for ages because I read that and Sarah always had sick outerwear.

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