Friday, 31 October 2014

Hallowe'en Edition

Believe it or not - this is actually me- I was a ghost for this haunt...

So friends, what does a Mama wear on Hallowe'en? Well - a costume of course! This year's costume is not quite camera ready, so I thought I'd share some pics of what I've worn for Hallowe'en over the past few years.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Black and Brown

You know how you have these set ideas in your head about what does or does not "go" together. For some reason I had always thought black OR brown, but never both. Even now, there are times when I look at an outfit and think if only I had these shoes in black/brown rather than whatever they currently are, because it would "go" better.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

OTK Boots

So where do you stand on over the knee boots? I'll admit, there are times when I put them on that I think they're a little bit.... um... "Pretty Woman" shall we say? I never, EVER wear them with just nylons underneath and a skirt. Tights, maybe. Leggings, yes. Jeans, most often. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE these boots. I have them in black and brown and they get a lot of wear... but it does make me feel a little questionable when I wear them up over the knee rather than folded down.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Fall Colours

I will admit that I don't go outside my colour-comfort-zone very often. Which is funny because my colour comfort zone is made up of pretty much all colours that most other people don't want to wear. Bright, bold, obnoxious even. If you can describe a colour that way, I'll wear it.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Family Photos

Every year I torture my little family terribly. I am mean, and cruel and bossy. I make them uncomfortable and make them hide it for extremely long periods of time. I am a harsh master. Every year we take a picture for our Christmas card.

At least, that's how it seems with my little fam.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Fab-Friday :: Linsee

Welcome to our second Fab-Friday! Today I'm so excited to introduce you to Linsee.

Introducing Linsee!
Linsee is a busy mom of two beautiful girls and she lives in Kamloops, British Columbia. I've known Linsee for many years and I am loving her laid back, comfortable, cool style.

Thursday, 23 October 2014


I've finally worked myself up to wearing a graphic tee with a skirt. I just couldn't go all the way to fancy skirt with graphic tee though - so in my sewing this week I decided to use up some of this super-soft grey sweat-shirt knit material. I thought about doing a classic pencil skirt shape but when with a slight a-line, paper-bag waist, mild hi/low hem instead. Wow - that was a complicated description for a comfy grey skirt.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Velvet Crush

I love this jacket. I'm fairly sure it's not 'fashionable' anymore, but I'm also fairly sure that I just don't care.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

National Pride

It's Graphic Tee week with Andi from Just Another Smith - so I'm pulling out a bunch of tees that don't normally get a lot of wear otherwise.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Graphic Sweatshirt

Starting off with a casual look this week!

This week I'll be linking up with Andi from Just Another Smith several times because it's graphic-tee week!

Friday, 17 October 2014


 I just can't get over how much I love this vest. I'm really looking forward to wearing it throughout the rest of the fall and winter just adding it as another layer in my fall/winter wardrobe.

Thursday, 16 October 2014


 I have finally given in and made the full switch from my summer wardrobe to my winter wardrobe. All my lovely summer clothes have gone into the storage box - and my fall and winter clothes have come out to play! One of the items in the winter box were these dark grey slacks that I received as a gift last year. Grey seems to be a pretty popular colour come autumn each year, but I love that these are such a dark grey that they're *almost* black... but not quite.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Crochet, Lace, Burgundy & Leopard

When I know I'm going away for a night (or for a few days) I try to sort out a wardrobe that is short on numbers but long on options. I don't like to try and decide days in advance what I'm going to wear because I can't guarantee that I'm actually going to want to wear that when the time comes. I knew we'd be heading out to my in-laws after church on Sunday for our 2nd (of 3!) Thanksgiving dinners so I needed to be comfortable enough to hang out, help my MIL in the kitchen, play with kids, and eat and laugh a LOT. All of which I did in this easy, comfortable, but still dressy enough for dinner outfit.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

Floral, Cobalt & Leopard - Oh My!

Sometimes an item will just jump out at me when I'm thrifting.
Sometimes, it's meant to be.
Sometimes I notice a super cute pair of leopard print flats on varagesale and then I notice that they're only $2.00.... how can it get any better than that, you ask?
Well I'll tell you.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Fab-Friday! :: Laurel

I'm so excited to start this new feature here on What Mama Wears! Twice a month (every other Friday) I will be featuring a real-life, fabulous femme! I'll be calling it Fab-Friday, and if you're interested in participating - please let me know.

These ladies are either Moms, Step-moms, Grandmas, Aunts, Teachers, Professors, or basically anyone who deals with children (small, grown or otherwise) on a regular basis. They're all shapes and sizes and they're all beautiful - obviously.

I love how these wonderful ladies have chosen outfits that make them feel beautiful and let their gorgeousness shine through.


Introducing Laurel!
Laurel is a professor who deals with "grown up" kids day in and day out. She has a beautiful, classic style that I'm excited to share with you today, and to let you get to know her a bit better.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Mama Skin Care - Guest Post

Today is a guest post from my friend Andrea. She is a representative for Younique (which is AH-mazing, more on that later) and has a great take on Mama skin care. Admittedly, she makes me feel like my current skincare routine... well, sucks. I've got to get myself together and start taking care of my skin like Andrea does - because her skin looks great!
Read on after the jump...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Crops are tops!

This early fall has had some great weather - this day was bright and sunny and just this side of cool in the morning. Pairing some cropped pants with a cropped blazer over a refashioned lace tank made for a perfect Sunday morning outfit. I wore this to church and to hang out with my little family for the day.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Black out

Generally I would say that I gravitate towards colour. I love bright, poppy colours and it makes me kind of sad when all the stores go to black and grey for the fall/winter season. That's why it's a bit strange that I love this outfit so much. I wore this for a typical day in Mom-life.  I walked the kids to and from school, went over to the church to practice music, fold some things for our church secretary, I bought groceries and went to band practice. Busy, typical, mom-day.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Print Wrap Dress

I love a good thrifting find.
And just about the only thing that makes a good thrifting find better is when someone else buys it for you!
My sister and I were at It's Worth Repeating in Courtice this past week - she was hoping to score a new winter jacket, but it was gone as soon as they opened that morning - and as we were browsing around I saw this funky wrap dress hanging in the dress section. Upon closer inspection I realized it was a Kiyonna! Sweet find!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Pepluv it.

I admit it.
I am officially in love with peplums.
I know, I know, you're thinking "Tea, this is not new news". But I didn't realize until I started going through my fall wardrobe this week and trying to decide if there was anything that needed to leave and go start new life elsewhere that every. single. peplum. I owned went immediately into the keep pile. I just love this silhouette.

This red hi/lo peplum has the added bonus of being a DIY so I can feel extra proud when someone compliments me on it. It was once a skater style dress, which was obscenely short on me (hi, plus sizes, short waist and long legs do not make for a good skater dress body. Oy). So I gave it the chop and turned it into a cute, ballet back, hi/lo peplum top instead. Yay!

How do you feel about peplums? Pepluv it? Or Pepleave it?

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Graphic top & skinny jeans

I haven't worn this top in ages, but I felt like wearing something funky and fun when we went to my sister & brother-in-law's house to celebrate his 30th birthday. Hanging out with my family usually means lots of laughs and eating good food, so whatever you wear needs to be super comfortable, but I still wanted to look 'dressed' rather than going over in my sweatpants.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Gingham & Boyfriend jeans

Okay, I admit it. I've worn these jeans like a billion times since I picked them up at the V-V boutique (aka Value Village). They actually come from Old Navy, but I much prefer to pay about $7 for jeans than $30. This gingham shirt has gotten a lot of wear this summer and these scalloped flats add just a bit of punchy colour to this outfit.