Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Black, Grey & Teal

Did you do any Boxing Day (week?) shopping? I didn't really do much, but I did happen to stop by Ricki's with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law and picked up a few great items for a song and had some fun girl time while we were at it.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Guest Post: Andrea - Mommy makeup

Hi friends - it's your lucky day! A double post day!

I'm so excited to be sharing this guest post from my friend Andrea about Mommy makeup. She has some great tips and I'm linking to the most honest mommy make-up video I have ever ever watched. I laughed out loud, but I learned some tips as well, so I hope you find the time to give it a watch. Without any further intro, and just in time for New Year's Eve - Mommy Makeup by Andrea!

Christmas Comfort

As much as Christmastime is about dressing up, wearing new clothes and things and going to parties - it's also about eating WAY too much food and lounging about with family and friends. Sometimes you need a seriously comfortable, yet still chic outfit for the Christmas and Holiday season.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Holiday Glam

I wore this outfit on Christmas Eve to church. Christmas is past, but I feel that the same ideas for simple glam can be applied to New Year's Eve as easily as Christmas.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Red and Black and Pleather

I knew when I purchased this skirt that it would end up on regular rotation. I just love how it seems to incorporate a nice leather/pleather/coated look while still being totally comfortable and wearable due to the coating only being on the front.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Family Gathering Chic

Tis the season for family gatherings. Which usually involve a lot of eating and laughing. Evenings like this require a definite standard of comfort in an outfit and this red sweater is one of the best pieces I've ever owned for a family get-together.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Feeling Festive

I think it's no secret that the colour red and I have a long, serious and dedicated relationship with each other... but it's funny how suddenly a colour I wear all year long feels instantly "festive" the closer we get to Christmas. I love this red boyfriend cardigan that I picked up at Walmart almost 2 years ago. I don't know if they were really in style then, and I don't even care if they're not in style now - it's bright red and comfortable and I love it.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Effortless style on Repeat

Generally I wouldn't post two outfits so close together that are so similar, but after I wore this flowy blouse to my Mom-date with jeggings and black boots, I just didn't want to wear anything else to an annual family Christmas party this past weekend.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Plaid Love

There's something about plaid in the winter. Even more so for me as Christmas approaches. Give me plaid anything - plaid shirts, plaid coats, plaid pajama pants, plaid blankets and scarves, plaid pillows even! I just love it. And this plaid shirt just says relaxing at Christmastime with friends. It's the red and green and white I think.

Friday, 12 December 2014

I Like this Recipe

I've said this before - when something works for you, it just works for you. Lately the leggings, long sweater, boots recipe has been really working for me. I mean that in the way that it's functional, comfortable, and easy to wear. I have a varied amount of leggings/jeggings/skinny pants and a varied amount of sweaters, tunics, sweater dresses, and a varied amount of boots. Mix, match, repeat.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Mom's Night Out

I think pretty much any woman will admit - from day to day, women dress more for each other than we do to attract someone. So when going for my Mom's night out, I definitely wanted to look dressy without being too dressed up.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Gone Dotty

 Have to admit - when I first pulled this blouse out of the hand-me-downs from my dear friend Heather I was thinking it was a little, well... dotty for me. I love polka dots, but it was too stripey, too dotty, too blousey.... then I actually put it on - and well - I've gone dotty!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Creature of Comfort

I am a creature of comfort - when I'm feeling kind of down, or a little bit out of sorts, or the edge of a cold coming on, I just want certain things: tea, a comfy spot on my couch, and a nice sweater. This sweater was knit by (probably) my Grandmother and is more than likely older than I am. In fact, I'm certain that when I was a teenager I stole this from my mother's closet.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014


I'm starting to feel like my everyday wear is more about my down coat and various toques than anything else. Today was a busy day for me so it was a jeans, t-shirt, vest kind of day. I wore it with my snowboots, which were obviously too wet/snowy to take pictures in inside - hence the socks.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Outfit Round-up

Okay - so here's the deal - I was totally going to do a new outfit post today, but I changed my clothes like 5 times and every single time I hated what I was wearing even more, but I haven't put any laundry away in like a week because, Advent. So yeah.

Instead, I thought I'd do a Fashion Rewind post and show you a few examples of how things have been worn a multitude of different ways. Mkay?

Monday, 1 December 2014

Go with the Flow

What is it about a flowy blouse? Maybe other women don't feel the same way about them as I do, but I have a serious love for flowy hemlines, empire waists and bell sleeves. Maybe I should've been born a couple of decades earlier, but at least there's a few tops out there that can satisfy my love for all things flowing.