do you have a boyfriend?


i think it's funny that for whatever reason this questions comes in waves. either not at all, or all the time. and right now it's going through the "all the time" phase. for the last couple of weeks i have gotten that question almost everyday, "liz, do you have a boyfriend?". and every time i give the same answer, "no".

and then comes the follow up questions or words of encouragement. "well, why not?", "i don't understand you're so sweet and nice and cute", "you're such a nice girl, any guy would be lucky to have you" or "don't worry, you're time will come".

and i guess i just think it's a little funny that randomly this has become such a common part of my life. i mean, i guess it's a valid question and i guess there are always those common questions or conversation starters that people always use, similar to asking about school, or work, or family. but it's also become a constant reminder that i am in fact single. and i really try to not let that bother me, because i mean it really shouldn't. but let's be honest,  i think everyone feels lonely from time to time or wishes for what they don't have and i guess that's just been on my mind a lot recently.

couch to 5k | one week in {updated}


^ fynn and his neighbourhood best friend, a bengal cat, hanging out after our run ^ 

one of my goals while taking a semester off was to focus more on myself and start doing things that i love. one of those things happens to be running... but to be honest i haven't ran in years. so i wanted to start a running program that would be easy, but also rewarding, and i think i've found that with the couch to 5k app. 

i'm almost done the first week, which consists of running three days (well really it's more of a walk/jog), and i'm really liking it. the first day i did it i tried it one the treadmill and it was okay. but this morning i decided that fynn (who has the energy of 5 dogs) would also like to participate in the program so we went together ;). 

running outside with him was so much better! it made the running parts a lot more fun when you're running partner instantly gets 40000x happier when he's running. 

the total program is 8 weeks long, and if by the end of it i can run 5k straight i am going to be super impressed, since i don't think even in my more athletic days i could run for that long without stopping.

i'll keep you guys posted on how it goes. :)


so the charm of the running has faded a bit a few days after really committing. i don't know if i've ever felt this close to death. i am hurting in places that i didn't even think could hurt this much (hello not being able to get out of bed because my abs hurt so much). but in the midst of this i am trying to remind myself that all of the pain and discomfort means progress!!! things are changing for the better. now i just need to keep repeating this to myself for the next few days...

treat yo self!


hat: tna | scarf: wilfrid | sweater: free people | leggings: lululemon | boots: hunter | bag: marc by marc jacobs

i made the jump and finally decided to order a new bag! i have really been loving the marc by marc jacob bags, i think they look really classy and simple, and i was so excited to see them go on sale on hautelook. the last time i bought a purse was back in grade 9, so it was definitely time for an upgrade! 

i will admit that when i first got this bag i was a little... underwhelmed. i somehow had it in my mind that it would have more zippers/compartments... just a little more standout in general, but this is really basic and classic. i think it's definitely going to be something that grows on me. some of my favourite things are things that i didn't necessarily love right after i bought them but then became obsessed with after a few days. does this happen to anyone else?

all in all i am so happy to have a new bigger purse that i can actually fit things in aside from just my wallet!