Thursday, 27 November 2014

Colour Comfort

Some things just make you feel like you. And for me, that's wearing bright colours. I love the rich, saturated brights of this top and cardigan.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


While layers are a definite necessity for warmth this time of year - especially when we've had gusting winds of up to 90km an hour - I often find that I look more like the Stay-puft marshmallow man than a woman with a figure when I layer up. I think the trick for this is to pick layers that are thin but warm.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Pleather Weather

Remember I told you that I *had* to buy a skirt the other weekend to wear? (I had to, I swear!). Well here it is! I've worn it a couple of times now and I actually seriously love it. Shout-out to my awesome Mom-in-law who chipped in to top up my clothes budget so I could get this beauty and to my sis-in-law who convinced me to buy it!

Monday, 24 November 2014

A Vested Interest

Puffer vests are everywhere right now - and I've got to admit - I'm so on that train. The... uh...puffer-vest train... yeah, that's the one.

Thursday, 20 November 2014


Is there any fabric you associate more with winter, snow, richness, etc than velvet? It's that lush, smooth, soft feel that I just love.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


The colour of this blazer is illusive. Some days I look at it and think, "Yup - that's my orange blazer!" and other days I think "I wonder if my red blazer would go with this?"

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Blazer Week: Cobalt with Stripes

This is my second outfit for Blazer week which is being hosted by Andi from Just Another Smith. Wearing a blazer this often is a little weird for me since I usually gravitate to a cardigan or sweater if I need to add a layer.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Out of Necessity

Sometimes truly great things come out of necessity - okay, this isn't exactly one of those instances.... however, we went out to my husband's family's place over the weekend to celebrate his Aunt's 60th birthday and when we arrived we realized that our dress clothes were still hanging in our front hall. After a rather frantic shopping trip with my sister in law I managed to pick up a few things to wear to the party, one of which being this blouse - which I am totally and completely in love with. It's got a great bird print, an interesting collar and pleat and a nice soft, draped shape.

Friday, 14 November 2014


Lately the days have been sort of irregular. They start off seriously cold and windy, a nip in the air, as the day moves on it gets warmer, sometimes the wind dies down, and then by evening it tends to be cool again, and often wet - this kind of weather obviously requires layers. Lots of layers.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Holiday Outfit Planning

I don't know if you're anything like me, but I compulsively list and plan, well.... everything. I'm a lister - I admit it. As soon as I wake up in the morning until the time I'm going to sleep, somewhere in my mind there's always a running list of what I want/need/must do next and then and then and then.... and now that Remembrance Day has passed, it seems like my calendar has just exploded in the last 24 hours - so, naturally, I'm planning holiday party outfits. As y'do....

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Dance, Mama, Dance

You've probably seen me mention before that I dance with the liturgical dance group at my church. We practice and fellowship together once a week and I really look forward to our practices, both for the exercise and for the group dynamic. It's a really fun and wonderful way to worship. But, of course, it begs the question - what does Mama wear for dance practice?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Boot Season

Fall is boot season for me. I mean, yeah, you can wear closed toe flats, or sneakers or even pumps... but I'll be honest, 6 out of  7 days of the week during the fall, I'm reaching for boots. I don't know why, really, since I know as soon as the weather gets properly  cold I'll be relegated to wearing the same winter boots day in and day out; I still go for them.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Bright Tights

Confession time: Generally speaking, I hate tights. Pantyhose, tights, nylons, whatever you want to call 'em, largely I find them seriously uncomfortable and I hate every single second of wearing them.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Fab-Friday :: Andrea

Welcome to the 3rd edition of Fab-Friday!
This week I'm totally psyched to introduce you to my friend Andrea. She's not a Mom... however, she does teach up to 8 (Yeah, that's right EIGHT) different Kindergarten classes in the course of a week. She may not have her own kiddos yet, but she is practically super-woman when it comes to dealing with kids.

Also - my littl'un may or may not have decided that he wants to marry her. Just sayin'

Introducing Andrea!

About me:

I teach elementary school and am a rotary teacher. This means I am on my feet most of the day, moving from class to class. I teach kindergarten-grade 3 phys ed, health, music, drama and dance, and also grade 6-8 core French. Comfort is a key component of my clothing choice for work (no heels!), but at the same time, I need to look put together and professional.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Grey, but not dreary

Grey is one of those colours that I never used to wear. I'd always see grey things and think "Ugh. SO boring." But now I look at it as a nice, calm neutral.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Wardrobe Transition

You may remember that I received this jumper as a gift from my sister for my birthday - I said then that I would continue to wear it through the fall and winter by adding a blazer and some boots - and I'm living up to that.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Black and Red

I think black and red is one of my favourite colour combinations. Whenever I look back at photos of myself and outfits I particularly love - black and red is definitely a recurring theme. There's just something about it.