Monday, November 28, 2011

Singin' In The Rain

Most of Sunday was rainy and grey, and I know that conventional wisdom dictates that this is 'bad' weather, but I actually love it. I love the grey skies, I think they're cozy and romantic. I love a light rain. A friend once told me that my fondness for the rain comes from years of deprivation from rain because I grew up in Saudi Arabia. Could be, but whatever the case, I'm singin' in the rain.

And just so things don't see too grey here's a lot of colour to brighten things up.

Let me tell you about these galoshes. I've never owned a pair of galoshes before in my life and after a lengthy Spring of soaking toes because of not wearing the appropriate footwear, I thought I better do it. There was wardrobe sale at work because a show had been cancelled, and I found these there. They were the right size so I asked how much, and the exhausted producer who had to play a cashier all day said "Just take 'em." Free galoshes? And such a happy pattern? For free? Donezo!

Now I want to tell you about this pin. The puzzle piece button, is the symbol for Autism.
Autism has had a direct impact on my family's life, because about twenty five years ago, my sister Nazia, who incidentally is today's photographer, was diagnosed with Autism. It changed our world and our priorities immediately. Her Autism has shaped our lives, where we live, how we live, and what we value. Nazia is the greatest gift my parents and I have ever recieved. She's a pretty great sister.

The wonderful people at the Autism Speaks Canada were kind enough to send me a handful of these pins.

 It was a little chilly outside. Oooooh.
Pants: Winners; Coat: Urban Behaviour; Galoshes: Free at wardrobe sale; Scarf: mom's; Hat: Sharon's on Parliament (which unfortunately has closed down); Puzzle Pin: The Autism Canada Foundation.
Thank you Nazia for taking these pictures, you did a great job considering you've probably held a camera only a handful of times in your life. I'm so proud of you. 

Check out Nazia's cute little slippers. For her upcoming birthday, she wants a DVD of The Wizard of Oz. My theory is that Nazia has developed a thing for sparkly shoes.

Hope you had a great weekend, and now let's have a great, stylish, colourful week together.


  1. OOH! Love the sparkly shoes on Nazia. And also great camera skillz!

  2. Oh my goodness, I love your hat and your coat and those adorable ballerinas!! Have a wonderful day, sweetie. xo


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