Thirteen


When the winter temperatures begin to mild here in Canada, I get super excited.  By mild, I mean instead of -30*C, it jumps to between 0*C and -10*C – that’s shorts weather here… haha!  We’ve actually been really lucky this season so far, as we haven’t had too many really cold days.  One of the things I dislike the most is having to layer really heavy articles of clothing to keep warm.   There’s an old Danish proverb that states, “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.”… Well, I have to agree, but there’s only so much a girl can layer on while still looking fab!

Last night was one of those days where I just felt like dolling up and hitting the town.  I was so grateful for the warmer temps – that means I could delve into my skirts!  I tend to be a bit of a fashion chameleon – going from one end of the style spectrum to the other – and this outfit definitely brought out the “Rocker Girl” side of me.  I grew up a country girl, but that doesn’t mean I’m exclusive to it.  Play around with your style, ladies! There’s no rule book for this – and if by chance somewhere there is, throw it out the damn window.   Have FUN with your fashion!

Pairing a simple black and white cropped top, with my high waisted button down skirt and my all time favourite leather jacket, brings out the rebel side of my personality.  This skirt, by the way, I picked up at H&M on Clearance for SEVEN.DOLLARS.  Yes, you read that right.  Fashion doesn’t have to break the bank!  My boots from Dune London are making a comeback … but honestly, you’ll see a lot more of them because they are probably THE most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn.  Finishing off the look, I’ve included some of my favourite accessories in complementary colour schemes – Quattro G Perforated Crossbody Bag by GUESS and my beloved Jacqueline Gold-Tone watch by Fossil.

Most of my wardrobe is neutral.  I love working with neutrals as it gives me more room to play around with textures and patterns.  What are some of your favourites to work with?

Phone Case: Ardene
Cologne: Atelier Cologne , Collection Azur, Cedre Atlas (Sephora)
Lippy: Buxom Lips in Amber

Four

Quicky post!

Ran some errands tonight and though I threw it together in a snap, I love this winter outfit.  Just because Weather Network says its -19*C (but feels like -30*C) doesn’t mean I have to dress like the Michelin man.  It’s all about the layers!

Outfit details (most of this unseen in photos):
Bottom – tights, shorts, thigh high black socks and of course my rubber booties!
Top – basic tank, black long sleeve, jean blouse and structured peacoat
And of course, couldn’t leave without my favourite toque! (that’s a beanie/hat for all of you non-Canadians)

Even though it’s so cold that even Frosty stays home, doesn’t mean you can’t still look good if you brave the weather.  Really though, being born and raised in Canada, -30*C is balmy.

Side note: say hello to my little friend, Faye 🙂 She decided she was going to be in at least one of the photos I took.
(Sorry for the quality; my iPhone was all that I had available in my spontaneity)

 

Jacket – Old Navy, Skirt – Garage clothing, Boots – Call it Spring shoes

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Now that winter is in full swing (with approximately 2 feet of snow on the ground), I find myself reminiscing to warmer temperatures and fancier flora.

One of my favourite go-to styles of Summer 2013 was a peplum pleat.   And who doesn’t love a good peplum?  Not only is it a great slimming choice (hellooooo waistline!), but everyone knows peplum is a great choice for a dinner date.  Food baby?  No problem!

Classic black on black never goes out of style, and this is probably why 96% of my closet is black.  It’s also safe for the days you wake up not wanting to wrack your brain about what patterns are ‘allowed’ to go together and which should absolutely be avoided.  I don’t pay much mind to the fashion “rules”, because as I stated earlier, rules were made to be broken!  I accredit my black closet to my laziness, plain and simple.  Of course, solid colours are always fun to play up with accessories – such as a cherry red bag and black/white colour-block stilettos!

Hat – H&M, Shirt – Suzy Shier, Pants – Dynamite