Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Our private pool in Phoenix

My little backyard friend-without-a-tail

I turned this H & M skirt into a dress. It kept me cool in the 35 degree weather! 
I think some people thought I was pregnant though. I was getting funny looks at Walmart.

Beautiful Sedona

 Gorgeous, right?

I know this photo is on the verge of being cheesy (or it's already there) but I swear we didn't plan this pose, this was the only decent photo of the two of us!

That's my mom! This dress is from Charlotte Russe. I got it in Vegas a couple of years ago.

 We climbed a hill in Sedona and this was our view - Nicolas Cage's vacation home.
Do you see his hair piece floating in the pool? Look closely. I kid, I kid!

At the top of the hill was this absolutely beautiful and peaceful church. All churches are peaceful but this one was extra calming. Can you imagine coming here every Sunday? Look at that breathtaking view! Even an atheist would enjoy a service here!

Yup, this veggie quesadilla was as good as it looks.
We ate mostly Mexican food while we were in the states because it's so good down there!

 Getting ready to go to the airport. Wish I could have stayed longer....
My top is from Target which is one of my new favorite stores! I LOVED IT!

I had a wonderful time in Arizona. The weather was beautiful - 32-38 degrees Canadian every day - so we spent a lot of time relaxing and cooling off by the pool. The people were extremely friendly, the views outstanding, the food was delicious and the shopping unreal! I can't wait to show you my finds in my upcoming posts!

I hope you all had a great week!

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Anula said...

You look beautiful in Charlotte Russe dress!! Amazing photos!!

Alexandra said...

beautiful photos!! you look gorgeous in every outfit.
How i wish i could visit Arizona too!

Joan said...

wow! this is something more than lovely!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

awe SO happy it was such a good trip for u! - n i know what u mean with the dress - ihave some "loose" dresses like ur 'skirt' but i wear em like i just don't care - haha

*kiss kiss*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Courtney Erin said...

Looks like you had a perfect trip! And I love that you turned the skirt into a dress - who cares if you got some funny looks, it looks super cute.

xoxo ~ Courtney

SiSi Sparkles said...

Marie, it looks like you guys had a WONDERFUL time there! All the pictures are gorgeous, what kind of camera do you use?

Cotton said...

love the turning the maxi skirt into a dress :)

Marie a la Mode said...

Sisi: I use a Nikon D3000. I've had it for about a year and I'm JUST learning how to use the manual setting ; ) I'm a slow learner!

Lindsey said...

Yay! Makes me want to go back right now. LOVED Pheonix. I cannot believe y'all don't have a Target. I would not survive without a Target, it's the best!

Kristy said...

wow, it such a different landscape than what I'm used to seeing here. definitely a great getaway! nice to see you back, Marie! Can you post more pictures??? :D


Closet Fashionista said...

YAY! It looks amazing :D :D
(and awww what a cute lizard!)

Miss Tapia said...

I live in Arizona and the one thing I love it the warm weather. Sedona is very pretty. You look great in the pictures.

Anonymous said...

you, the location and food looks amazing! Love your pictures. I wanna go there now!

Ashley said...

OMG. My heart is beating faster. My palms are sweaty. I LOVE ARIZONA. I logged onto my computer just so I could comment on your post.

It's beautiful. Amazing. The heat is wonderful. So is the scenery. Sedona is lovely, but the thing I hate about it is that everything shuts down SO early. Did you find that too? Also, did you see a lot of little backyard friends? I'm curious, because one of my friends lived in Arizona for a summer and she said the place was swarming with them. Covering entire parking lots and whatnot. That seems a bit excessive, but I've only been there in the winters really, so who knows...

Oh how I wish I was there right now. I'm excited to see the rest of your posts! Also, glad you had a safe trip!

Marie a la Mode said...

Ashley: Ha ha, you're too funny! We took a day trip to Sedona, and then Jerome so we were only there in the afternoon...That's too bad everything shuts down so early! Maybe because there are a lot of retired people there and they go to bed early??? ha

We saw at least two gecko's every day in the backyard. They mostly stuck to the wall of the fence but a couple were crawling around by the pool and it kind of freaked me out!

JennaStevie said...

This looks like sooo much fun! I would love to go to Arizona again, it's gorgeous, hot and looks like a lot of fun. I am jealous of the shopping you got to do, I really love target and I can't wait until our zellers turn into targets here!

wintergurl said...

Really beautiful pic of you

Nav said...

what a beautiful time you had in Arizona - loved all the outfits...lovely pictures! the weather was gorgeous. no wonder you didnt wanna come back. but atleast you had a relaxing time. I am def gonna visit Arizona soon now.

xo Nav

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Nikosmommy said...

Ahh Arizona looks amazing! The food, the views, Nic Cage's Hair-piece!!

Looks like you had a great trip with your bf and Mama!
And your hair is all up in a bun...perfect for ridiculously hot weather like 32-38 degrees "Canadian" LOLOL!

J. said...

It was so great to see pics from your trip. The scenery shots were amazing! Love the pic of you and D. also a great shot of you and your mom. Looked like a wonderful holiday! You looked so lovely in every picture :)
:) J.

aliciafashionista said...

Don't even SHOW me these, I'm too jealous to look. My eyes...my poor, poor pale skin. Looks like SO much fun and what a lovely escape to Arizona! Glad you got some time to relax and refresh xo

Ashleigh said...

Ahhh, this looks amaaaazing! Nic Cage's home, seriously awesome. And the food, mouthwatering!
Yay for Target :)

Anna Walker said...

It looks like you had an amazing vacation! All those great views are spectacular! Hope you had an amazing time!


Mademoiselle Lala said...

Beautiful photos and I'm happy that you had a nice and relaxing time! Thanks for sharing! X

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Pop Champagne said...

sweet vacation pictures! the place does look very beautiful, and the blazing sun- ahh love! and haha about the h&m dress, oh well with the people who looked at you at walmart, have you seen how some ppl dress on peopleofwalmart.com ?! they shouldn't judge haha

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing pics and looks!
Love that pool!


Dress Me Dearly said...

Looks like you had a blast!

Tracy D said...

Hello bathing beauty, beautiful shots. You must have bathed in sunscreen! Can't wait to hear about your finds, welcome home :)

Mrs. Julius said...

looks like you had a great time! i love the pictures and you look fabulous! I'm so excited for Target to open up in Canada! :)

lauren lanza osias said...

you were definitely in a nicer part of arizona then i was last week :) i love that you are a fan of target!! i need a good tank maxi dress... i'm totally going to target to get it. haha.

the bitch is back...

this free bird said...

Perfection!! Love all your pics and SO GLAD it was perfect weather + TARGET!

We have to dish. Was it what you thought? Spill

Oh and I got your earrings today and LOVE THEM.

okay i'll quit with the caps now.



Gorgeous photos & you look SO beautiful in all of them (of course) love your impromptu H&M dress, it looks fantastic. And the food & the pool = total biss!! Have a wonderful week. xx veronika

bananas. said...

i've never been to arizona but your photos and that food (good lawd that looks so freaking good!) makes me want to go right now!

kaizokumousy said...

wow a really beautiful place!:)

and you look so beautiful too ^^

Mallory In New York said...

Food looks delicious and I LOVE the black and tribal maxi's!! :)


Marianna said...

Hey there!
I just found your blog!
Nice! I'm following!
I hope you visit mine sometime and follow back!


Snappy-Q said...

Oh it looks like you had a great time! So sunny and warm, it must have been so nice after the long long winter!
Thanks for the asking, I am doing well and pregnancy is going good... but I obviously have had little time/energy for blogging!

My Republic of Fashion said...

Fantastic pictures. Looks like you had an amazing time in Arizona. Loving that Charlotte Russe dress. :)SarahD

Gal Meets Glam said...

you are so darling, I love your style :)

xo galmeetsglam.com

Laura Mashir said...

Beautiful photography! Love the idea of wearing skirt as a dress!Cute blog!


Sandy Joe said...

Great outfits - have to keep it breezy with those soaring temperatures! I love the landscape shots.... but I especially love the food shots. Drool.


StyleFrost said...

You look so lovely in all your poses lol! What a beautiful place! Love the H&M skirt and your striped top! x

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