Last month I attended the awesome and inspiring G is for Goddess event hosted by the lovely Suzanne Siemens and Madeleine Shaw of LunaPads. The event was also a far too rare night out with a girlfriend. I will have more to say about the thoughts inspired by the fantastically funny and honest speaker Taryn Brumfitt in another post. For now I want to talk about the energy from a room of women and a good friend who just "gets" you. IT ROCKS!

After a busy, extended by a school strike, summer I really needed an energy re-boost. And there is nothing like catching up, laughing, talking and not talking with a good friend to give you that boost you need. A night out with my friend Gwen (aka LeftCoastMama) usually fits the bill.

I think this picture of my friend Gwen and I really shows the positive energy and happiness that good friendship brings.


It is the kind of energy that even shows in black and white.


Gwen helping me test the light and showing off her great boots.

Gwen helping me test the light and showing off her great Miz Mooz boots.

The terrible giggling twosome.

The terrible giggling twosome.

By the way, after a writing hiatus, Gwen is blogging again at Left Coast Mama for NaBloPoMo. Be sure to give her a visit.

Since this is a style blog, I should probably describe what I wore. The theme of the event was Red Tent. I wasn't in a red dress kind of mood. So I wore this lovely warm navy blue dress from Kiyonna and added some fun red punch in my lipstick and accessories.



  • Dress: Kiyonna
  • Shoes: Nine West
  • Necklace: Winners
  • Cuff: DConstruct
  • Pin (worn at waist): Lovely store in Gastown whose name I forget
  • Purse: Gift

Finally, a night with a good friend usually brings a lot of laughing. So I wore a little extra "middle age laugh" protection with some Dear Kate underwear from Lunapads.

Tonight I am off to another event with Gwen hosted by Fluevog. It could be dangerous. Might have to leave my credit card at home.