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Favourite Friday: July 6 Edition

July 6, 2012

Ally: Favourite Friday.

The End.


L-A? Over to you.

Kidding. Seriously though, folks? This one surprised me. I wasn’t one of the .00001 per cent that believed it was true love, but I nodded my head in silent approval at Katie’s fearless choice to embrace crazy in order for career payoff. Do yo’ thang, girl. I suspect she was just ready to look hot again, honestly…


I would brush Blake Lively’s fake hair for a week in exchange for that outfit.

More faves:

Halifax has a GOOP-worthy delicious new lifestyle boutique!

I’m pretty excited to hear about the launch of Evolution Lifestyle Market which opened up on Agricola Street.

The concept of Halifax Designer Robert Goldsworthy of Goldsworthy Design, the man who played a huge role in bringing Sexy Back to the Atlantica Hotel on Robie Street, the retail store will basically stock everything you need to make the neighbours you hate jealous of you. I joke, sort of. The shop will be full of apothecary goods, art, decorative objects, furniture, glassware, gourmet food, paper goods, tableware, textiles and vintage curiosities..oh, my! The tranquil environment is also just what this suburban mom needs to get away from a potty-training two year old and a husband burping up his Keith’s Lights on a Friday evening. I just hope Robert won’t mind if I bring along a box of wine while I browse the store. It would be white wine, I’d hate to stain anything with a box of red.

Hot tip: Check out the bath and body care line from France called Cote Bastide.

See? I offer more than crappy pop videos (the one for this week below is a doozy though).

Pants I love but would never wear in real life


I’m pretty sure Minka Kelly could pull off anything. She even made Derek Jeter look hot. I’ll leave these Lucky Brand jeans to her to work out.

Non Favourite of the Week: WTF is Kate Upton doing in my Vogue?


Generally, when I read Vogue magazine, I expect and look forward to seeing people who are better than me. Truly though, Vogue is not for the Kardashian class. So, riddle me this, why is Kate Upton appearing in my overpriced glossy?


It’s just unfortunate and deeply upsetting to me on a number of levels (love her jaunty hat though!). On an aside, is there anyone creepier than Terry R.? Anyone? Name someone…for real…name someone creepier.

Crappy Pop Video of the Week

Dedicated to Katie Holmes.

L-A? Best yet? Yesssssssss.


L-A: Did one of those girls have braces? Really? Okay. Moving on.

(Editors note from Ally: I forgive the braces, braces are cool. This coming from someone who was called “anorexic chipmunk” in junior high because of my less than curvy physique and massive buck teeth)

1. TomKat

Double Favourite. A favourite so nice, we had to list it twice. Or somesuch thing. I was late to the news. Like, almost 12 hours late. It wasn’t until Intern Krista casually mentioned it at my party on Friday and I for reals was all:

Actually, number 1.2 in favourites is this description of Friday’s celebrity news in gifs, or as the kids are calling it, celebritynewsmageddon. Except you have to scroll waaay down to get my reaction. That’s what I get for not being on the Twitter ALL THE TIME.

But back to the divorce we’re all high-fiving over. It explains Katie’s recent frumpiness. I knew this outfit could only mean she was headed for a public-but-please-respect-our-privacy-divorce.

I know I have no stake in the whole thing and I really shouldn’t care as much as I do. But I care. And that is why I blog. I’ve cared ever since this charade.

I’ve cared ever since it took me way too long to figure out that TomKat was one of those ridiculous names celebrity couples are given. I’ve cared because other than Top Gun, I have zero time for Tom Cruise. He’s short and weird. Just like his marriage to Katie Holmes.

One of the best things to come out of this will be the fodder for Suri’s Burn Book. And maybe Katie Holmes will get a career again. Maybe.

 2. This Cosmo Cover

Never change, Cosmo.

I can only assume that “bite your lip” will be one of the 52 tips inspired by 50 Shades of Grey. Because thanks to the magic of technology, I was able to Command+F that shit and count almost 20 times where the bitch bits her lip (or is asked not to bite her lip). These instances include, but are not limited to:

– biting it consciously

– in anticipation

– very delibrately and gently

– while squirming uncomfortably

I know I’ve never gotten around to even finishing my own attempts at a novel, so I shouldn’t be so harsh on someone who has, but for reals?


3. New arrivals to my arm party!

Top and bottom are MINE.


Okay, I totally stole that photo from the J&R Grimsmo Facebook page and I hope they forgive me, but I’m sharing this because y’all need to run (don’t walk) to get one. They are going fast. I know because I bought two on the same day they posted the photo. They were $18 and there was a buy one, get half off the other sale. How could I not?!? (Answer: I could not. I had to). There’s also a Thom Dolan skirt there I want/need, but I won’t share it with y’all until I figure out if it’s in my budget. I’d hate for everyone else to have it and not me.

4. Nantucket Brand

Holy toledo, friends. It was like they had me in mind when they decided to sell clothes. I’m currently coveting this seersucker pencil skirt.

totes my jam

Recent unseasonably lovely weather* has me realizing my summer wardrobe might need a refresh. This skirt might be on the list.

* (I know it’s July. But it’s also Halifax. Do you not remember the misery of last summer? Because I do and I hold grudges. I even hold them against the weather).

5. There are a whack of movies in theatre I want to see

This doesn’t happen often, so it’s kind of stressing me out. What if I don’t get to see one?!? They include Moonrise Kingdom, Take this Waltz, Safety Not Guaranteed, a one time only screening of Casablanca and, perhaps most importantly, Magic Mike.

There is a reason I suck at Oscar pools.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2012 7:39 am

    *Rousing applause*

    This FF is full of win. I think we need to spend some time on this TomKat divorceapalooza – it requires much, much boxed wine analysis.

    Love, love, love any use of Marilla Cuthbert to convey one’s inability to suffer fools. She’s my spirit animal.

    I will also use her reaction for whatever that video was.

    • la permalink*
      July 6, 2012 8:47 am

      Word on Marilla Cuthbert as spirit animal.

      And yesssss…we need to discuss this further and over wine. I did not get to really to adequately express my feelings on the matter at the party.

    • allygarbs permalink
      July 6, 2012 8:53 am

      Raise your hand if you agree that Yelawolf is more relevant than Kate Upton *Ally raises hand*

      • July 6, 2012 9:20 am

        *Intern raises hand* I mean, really, can anyone describe what she looks like from the neck up? Does she even have a face?

  2. July 6, 2012 9:40 am

    Great post gals! I particularly appreciate the tip on that new store, which happens to be right in my new neighborhood! I can’t wait to check it out.

    And of course, ditto on all the movies, L-A.

    • allygarbs permalink
      July 6, 2012 12:01 pm

      Field Trip to Magic Mike is necessary IMO.

      • la permalink*
        July 9, 2012 8:43 am

        Tuesday! We are going on Tuesday!

  3. Rosalyn permalink
    July 6, 2012 4:06 pm

    Today’s post is fantastic ladies! You always make me laugh!

  4. July 7, 2012 1:36 am


    • allygarbs permalink
      July 9, 2012 8:00 am

      Yah – I think we need a field trip fo’sure.

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