Welcome to Westmount

I recently moved to Montreal to go back to school and move in with my long distance boyfriend. It took over 12 hours, 2 cars, a 26 ft U-Haul and 40 some odd boxes for me to move my life and my poodle to a brand new city.

According to the inventory that I presented to the Canadian border and customs agents, roughly 40 of those 50 boxes contained clothing.  Darling boyfriend has yet to let me live this down or the fact that most of the space on that 26 ft U-Haul was consumed by my wardrobe. That is why, on those first ludicrously snowy days, as I set up our new home together, he came up with this rather charming ultimatum…

Darling Boyfriend: “ Sweetheart, this is insane…forget insane, this is a problem. Where are we going to put all of this stuff?!?!? (While lifting up yet another contractor sized garbage bag full of shoeboxes)

Moi: “ Well we do have the second bedroom….”

Darling Boyfriend: “What? My office?? I don’t think so….I’m giving you 365 days to wear all of this stuff or it’s out of here! Wait…what….does this still have a price tag on it?!?!?”

Both poodle and I looked at him like he was absolutely insane but it gave me the idea to start this blog.  It will give him the photographic proof that just because things might still have tags on them does not mean that I don’t need all of the pieces that I have so lovingly collected over the years. Most importantly this blog will be a way to continue to immerse my self in my passion for all things fashionable and to join the community of fashion bloggers that I have so admired for the past few years.

And in case your wondering…that above-mentioned (small) second bedroom became my closet along with his home office. Sharing is caring after all darlings.

  1. Mom and Dad

    April 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Dear Fashionista,
    We can appreciate the 365 day rule as being totally unreasonable based on previous experience.

    We can also appreciate the total commitment to the shoe boxes and think it is wonderful that they now have a new home! ahhhh Lucky for the second beadroom!
    The smell of fresh unused space is always a lure!!


  2. Melanie O.

    April 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Oh Jessica, I’m so happy to hear you made it safely to your destination. As woman who loves fashion I can empathize with keeping everyone of your lovely pieces. When I was younger and my mother and I would go shopping, we would go into the dressing room together and I would try each outfit on and dance around. As you could imagine this drove my mother crazy. Now, that I have been on my own for many years trying on clothes, I still dance around in front of the mirror. I hope one day your prince will have a huge walk-in closet build for you, so you can enjoy every piece in fashion solitude. “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” Yves Saint Laurent

    1. jessica

      April 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the great story about you and your mother. I can totally related to your outfit twirling in the dressing room, I’m guilty of it myself! Even now, just as you, I still dance around after putting on a new outfit.
      Keep dancing!

  3. Little

    April 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Oh Big, I knew that office had no chance before he even knew! I miss you and love that I will have this blog to keep up with you and your world takeover. Love you so much.

    1. jessica

      April 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks Little! Your the best!
      Love you xoxox

  4. Eugenia

    April 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! Thanks for letting us share this incredibly evocative and funny scene of your brave move to Montreal….may all the amazing retail shops (Holt’s, I’m looking at you!) beware: there’s an intrepid new fashionista on the loose! Happy hunting! xox

  5. Victoria

    April 4, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Great idea Jess! This sounds like so much fun! We are looking forward to reading much more!


  6. EFFIE

    April 4, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Great idea Jess,
    and,,,,,Welcome to Montreal!!!
    Darling,,,,,,,,,,,,, I love you!!!

  7. Carly

    April 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Hey there pretty girl. So glad you have joined the fashion blogging world:) Welcome.
    Can’t wait to see more.
    And OF COURSE he gave up his office for your clothes….just like Jay uses the guest bedroom closet down the hall…I have the walkin, obviously.

    1. jessica

      April 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks so much for the welcome Carly, you’re one of the bloggers who inspired me to start my own!

      I’ve loved reading yours for the past year, hope your doing fab.

  8. Auntie H.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Saw the so-called “closet.” I’m on poor DB’s side 🙂

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