My little niece, Rachel, watching the pandas at the zoo (and the man there is my brother). I adore her baby hat with the big polka-dotted pink bow. My friend says this photo reminds him of the Mirror of Erised in the first Harry Potter book. I see his point.
My brother, my niece, and I at the zoo. I love my own polka dot dress and my boater hat, both of which I purchased for practically nothing in Beijing. I don't love how whoever took the photo AMPUTATED OUR FEET. This is my pet peeve in all photographs, as it is just so unflattering to legs, generally makes a photo look worse, and ruins an outfit by not showing the shoes.
Too bad about the photo quality (indoor, no flash) but this is a fashionable toddler, I tell you! She's already demonstrated an interest in my shoe collection.
I have terrible eyesight and wear glasses or contacts all the time - here we had just gotten off the plane and I was wearing the glasses for easy napping. It's hard to see here, but I adore the cropped black pants I'm wearing. Too bad about the foot amputation again.
My sister-in-law, Fiona. My hair is doing its humidity-curling thing again, shame. This pink top did not make it back to Canada - actually, I brought a whole bunch of clothes that were worn out already and I did not bring them home.
Feel free to laugh at my expense! These surgical masks are used by many people in China for various reasons - in this case, I was wearing one because it was a windy day and there was sand blowing around. For extra fashion points, I borrowed my sister-in-law's mother's jacket (it was chillier than it looks) and my horrible 4-years-old jeans from high school. Don't worry, they didn't come home with me!