19 Apr 2020

Mimi Takes Five - #99

ONE // Monday Weather
We had the most incredible weather this past Monday. It rained most of the day, but the wind picked up in the afternoon and moved the dark clouds above at an impressive speed. Around sunset, we witnessed the sky change drastically every few minutes. We went from a thick cover of very dark clouds to lighter, fluffier clouds to streaks of beautiful sunset colouring before the wind brought back some even darker, black clouds. It was a spectacular show to watch and my husband and I couldn't get over just how quickly the sky was changing. The strong winds lasted throughout the night, but the storm made way to a beautiful sunny day. Nature can be so mysterious at times, but she also puts on the most awe-inspiring displays.

TWO // Sailor Jeans
Anyone who's slightly observant would have noticed that I'm a huge fan of the sailor detailing on bottoms, whether it be pants or shorts. Well, clearly I needed some sailor jeans as well, seeing as this is THE summer style in my opinion. I ended up getting the petite size because I preferred the length on me. The regular were just too long and cut my leg at an odd place. I love that jeans are a bit more laid back and less formal than the tailored pants and shorts. They will surely be in heavy rotation in the coming months! I can't wait to style them full-on nautical or even with a bit of feminine flair. I was really loving my spring take on the style with a striped top, metallic booties and trench coat seen in this post.

THREE // Jane on Netflix
Ever since I studied Jane Goodall back in grade 8, I've been fascinated by her life's work studying chimpanzees in the Gombe forest. I have fond memories of reading one of her many books, watching one of the many movies and even getting to visit a special exhibition about her at Science North back in 2006. Having grown up on a farm, I've always lived closely to animals and got to witness my dad's special bond with them. I've always admired his compassion, empathy and respect of fellow beings. Naturally, I recognized those same qualities in Jane and understood her bond with the chimpanzees right away. This woman has devoted her life to studying these amazing creatures and learning everything she could about how they live, as well as trying to better understand human behaviour in the process. I greatly admire her devotion so was glad when I came across the Jane documentary on Netflix. The documentary came out in 2017, but I just found out about it. It was a breath of fresh air to watch in these trying time and to see just how many elements of the documentary resonated with our current situation. Never mind Tiger King, this is the show to watch to see how humans should be interacting with and treating animals. 

FOUR // Navy Beret
I've been loving berets since I got my first one a couple years ago. They add instant French flair to any look and give off that effortless vibe. I am particularly loving them right now because they are the perfect topper to cover up any grey roots that might have become more prominent these days... I'm honestly okay with the greys starting to show and am actually a bit curious to see my natural colour once more. It's been a few years! Who knows, I might stop dying my hair all together if isolation continues long enough. I know that home dying is a thing, but to be honest, I just don't want to mess with my professional colour and end up having a harder time dealing with the different hair colours post-quarantine. So, I'm just letting nature take its course and finding creative ways of styling my newfound shade.

FIVE // Nude Manicure
I've been keeping my nails bare these last few weeks because I just couldn't be bothered to paint them. I have naturally pretty nails, so I really don't mind just trimming and filing them sometimes. In an effort to keep things as normal as possible, I decided to give my nails a bit of colour. I opted for a very pale pink to keep things more in the neutral territory, but a bit more polished (pun intended!) It actually feels nice to have well-manicured nails and it breathed new life in my day-to-day typing away on the keyboard. 

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