Monday, 14 December 2015

Grey & Green

Usually in the winter when I dress up I tend towards skirts and tights but occasionally I go back to the same style of grey dress pants I've been wearing for years.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Faintly Festive

The Advent season has begun and all our preparations for Christmas have started. This is what I wore to church for the first Sunday of Advent. I wanted to dress festive without being too Christmas-y.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Family Photo Fest

Back at the beginning of November my family got together at one of the local parks and met with a very talented young photographer, Ashley Topping, to have some family photos done. The last time we did this as a large group my littl'un was just a baby - and he's now 5, so we were certainly due for an update. My sisters and I all split on the cost of the session with Ashley (which was incredibly reasonably priced, I might add) and gave the photo session to our parents as a birthday gift - their birthdays are only 5 days apart.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Leggings for Days

If I have a fall Mom-iform (that's mom uniform for the uninitiated) it's leggings and a tunic. Seriously - it doesn't get much easier than pulling on some good leggings and a nice tunic and just taking the day head on.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Plaid Pencil

This asymmetric plaid skirt is a new addition to my wardrobe and it's so perfectly "fall" and will transition well into the winter months.


Monday, 16 November 2015

That's a wrap

I picked up this denim wrap dress about a month ago while at our local V-V Boutique (that's Value Village for those of you who don't speak Mama-Sarcasm) and it hung in my closet for a while because once I got it home I wasn't really sure how to wear it.

Friday, 13 November 2015

A Little Bit Country...

When I put this outfit on I immediately thought of the mid 90s when I was a teenager and (admittedly) wore the heck out of the grunge trend. I mean, ripped jeans, plaid shirts with cuffed sleeves, boots, and so on and so on.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Not a Skinny Mini

Talk about stepping out of your comfort zone - when I bought this dress I thought I would wear it as pajamas, or around the house on my own... turns out it looked better on me than I thought it would.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Black, Grey & Coral

This past Sunday was our Remembrance Sunday service, and our dance group was giving a dance offering. Since I knew I'd be changing into my dancewear at the church, I needed to wear something simple, easy, and quick to change in and out of.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Another side of Me

Something that I don't often discuss here on the blog is my faith - it's not a secret - I obviously talk about what I've worn to church, or what we've done with our church family throughout the week. That said, however, there is an aspect of my faith that actually is very important to me, and involves clothes as well (so win win for me!) - And it is our Liturgical Dance Ministry. Our group, which is named Anointed Joy, is a huge part of my life, and a great passion for me.

My good friend Andrea and I are often partnered together - we're similar heights!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Monday, 2 November 2015

Because I'm a grown-up

 Remember when you were a kid and you got to pick out your own outfit - and if there was an item of clothing you really loved you just wore it - no matter if it went or not.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Monday, 26 October 2015

Simple, Solid, Chic

Sometimes I get tired of print mixing and making things "work". Occasionally I just want to wear something comfortable, simple, solid colours, and chic looking.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Pep & Velvet

I love it each season changeover when I get to unpack the clothes I've stored away. I think I say this every time that it's like going shopping in my own storage.

Monday, 19 October 2015

A little mix

I love prints. I love this blanket scarf that my sister gave me for my birthday this year. I love my denim jacket, and I love a good tunic with leggings. Could I get all of these things in one outfit? You know it!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Fall Prints and Leggings

I love wearing prints, but every now and again we swing back towards this trend of teeny tiny all over prints - and I'm sorry - but I just can't wear it.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015


I have so much to be thankful for! My beautiful little monsters, I mean boys. My handsome husband - who supports me in all my crazed endeavours, my parents and sisters, my in-laws, our friends and our church. I am so grateful to have all of these wonderful people in my life and Thanksgiving is a perfect time to stop and be thankful.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Shades of Green

Green is not usually my colour. I mean, occasionally I venture into the green side of teal, and I have a few forest green items in my wardrobe, but there is a serious lack of green compared to the other colours of the rainbow.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Denim & Floral

You've definitely seen this dress a few times before - however, I think this is the first time I've worn it as a skirt.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Leggings and Lace

This past Sunday we finally had a day that felt like fall - of course it was ridiculously rainy and miserable that day too - but hey - it is what it is.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Monday, 14 September 2015

Back in the Saddle

Hello Friends,
It's been a while - I know. I said I was "back" when I posted in July for my 1 year blog-i-versary - and I really really thought I would be... but while this blog is about mom style and personal plus size style and just generally having fun with clothes - there are times when reality takes over.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Vacation Imagination

I had never intended to wear these shorts and this top together. I packed them to wear with separate items and then they ended up together...

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Hottest day of the year

This dress is quickly becoming a summer favourite! I picked this up from Old Navy a little while ago and altered it to fit me properly - and on the hottest weekend of the summer so far it was a cool and perfect dress to wear.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Give it a little pep!

It's every girls dream to wear something comfortable that still looks put together. For me this homemade peplum top fits that bill exactly. It's comfy, it's a nice bright floral and it just plain makes me happy!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Unintentional Hiatus and Jump(er) back in

So sorry friends! I took an unintentional hiatus there for a couple of weeks. Truth? My kids are out of school and I thought I could just go on with my life (HA! I know, right?) and honestly I spent about 95% of the last 2 weeks in either running shorts or my swimsuit since we've spent as much time as possible near the lake!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

How2Wear: National Pride

Tomorrow is Canada Day and the 4th of July is quickly approaching. I thought I would share a few outfit ideas suitable for sharing your national pride this coming week/weekend. That way you don't end up looking like these guys...

Just kidding. I'm Canadian. I love Don Cherry and think he's hilarious.... but I don't want to dress like him.

Conversely - if you're one of my American readers, I'm assuming you don't want to share your national pride like this:

LOL - Napoleon Dynamite. Those pants though... gracious.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Date Night

As you know, Wednesday was my 9th wedding anniversary with the hubs. My mom kindly consented to watch our kiddos and we had a nice dinner out.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Cap it off

My faux leather baseball cap is back in rotation. I loved this hat last summer and I'm looking forward to getting a lot of wear out of it this year as well.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Love is Always in Style

I'm taking a break from a regularly scheduled personal style post because I want to gush and wax poetic about my hubby for a bit. So if that turns you off - feel free to stop reading now - style will be back tomorrow. ;)