Tuesday, December 06, 2016
"Making my way downtown
And I'm home-bound
Staring blankly ahead
Just making my way
Making a way
Through the crowd"
― Vanessa Carlton, A Thousand Miles
TopShop Coat from The Bay (here) | Wilfred Free Leggings (similar)
Stuart Wetizman Heels (here) | Marc Jacobs Purse (here)
Even though most of the time, I think Edmonton is a dead ass city, there are times when it seems to amaze me. Especially when Israel and I and driving around looking for places to shoot some photos, you start to notice the little things and the hidden gems of the city. It makes me love this city little by little.
When I was younger, I used to feel like I knew so much about Edmonton and all it had to offer - like the festivities and what not. And it was these things that made me love Edmonton and I think that's what I lack - participation in these things. Especially in the winter festivities! I just feel like winter is too dreadful to do anything but maybe if I took time out of my day to go see the Ice Sculptures on Whyte or dressed a little warmer to go on the slide at the Ice Castle I'd enjoy my city a little more!
So I have to tell my story of my leggings because it's a little saddening and funny. Just so you know, I bought these leggings without the ripped hole in the knee.
Last winter, I decided to sleep in a little before work. While I was getting ready to leave for work, I used my car starter to start my car. When I got in, I didn't know that my car would turn off as soon as I opened and shut the down, but it did and before I knew it, I had all my belongs looked in the car while I was wiping off all the snow on my car. My keys, cell phone, wallet, everything was locked in my car. I started to panic (not even realizing that I could use the button on my car to open the door) so I started pacing back and forth and decided to go to the neighbors house to borrow a phone.
I got to one of my neighbors houses and a little girl opened the door. I asked her if I could talk to her mommy or daddy because I needed to use their phone - she told me her parents partied too hard so they were still in bed but I could use her phone. I literally phoned Israel and my friend Gagan a million times and finally Gagan answered her phone. I told her my situation and I told her if I didn't call her back in a few minutes, to come pick me up because that means I haven't gotten my stuff in the car. Well of course, she did the opposite and went to straight to work and left me in the cold. So I panicked again and when I went to my other neighbors to use their phone (because I didn't want to wake the drunk parents) I slipped on the biggest patch of ice and ripped my pants - my $125 pants - open. I was so over this day I just wanted to go back to bed (which was literally just a locked door away). I phoned Israel a few more times from my other neighbors house, and then Gagan again. She suggested I just cab to work and she'd pay for it so I did. And as soon as I left, Israel finally got my messages and got home as soon as I got in the cab. So a $40 cab ride later, Israel got me from work 5 minutes after I arrived, took me home and called a towing company for me.
I seriously have the worse luck with my car - it locks me out, I have my tire pop TWICE on the highway and I've had people hit and run me.
Life is funny sometimes. I seem to have the worst luck in the winter. Maybe that's why I don't do very much winer activities ....
- The Cassie Paige
Photos by Israel