Monday, January 31, 2011

Comfy Cozy

One of the greatest thrills for me is discovering an old piece of clothing that hasn't been worn in ages and being able to give it new life. I always have a space in my closet for these forgotten articles of clothing and this sweater is my newest acquisition. I found it shoved in a drawer that hadn't been opened in years. I love the cable knit and how soft and warm it is - perfect for winter months. I think an oversized sweater does wonders for a mini-skirt and makes them all the more wearable.


Sweater (Vintage}, Belt {Vintage}, Tights (Joe Fresh}

Friday, January 28, 2011

So Fresh

Just a quick post today about one of my guiltiest pleasures...Joe Fresh! I can't get enough of their simple, yet unique styles. I hit up Joe on my way home from work this evening and picked up so many cute new things including these bear paw mittens pictured above.
I have been looking for a great pair of winter shorts and finally found them in these beauties!
I bought these shorts in the summer, but I think i may try to remix them to work for winter as well - they are just too pretty to be tucked away for a whole season!
I had been eyeing these boots for about 6 months and they FINALLY came on sale! Now they are mine and I can't wait to wear them!!! Such a fantastic take on a classic silhouette.
 I must find this skirt! I feel as though I know the whole Joe line, but have not seen this skirt anywhere! Very mysterious! Anyway, I love it, if anyone knows its whereabouts in Toronto please let me know!

Can't wait for the standalone Joe Fresh to open at Heartland!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

BlogLove

After a long day at work I was so excited to see that Rach from SugarFilledCloset had passed along this Stylish Blogger Award to me! This was such a nice surprise as I have recently made blogging a priority and it has already added so much to my life!

Rules:
1.) Link to the blogger(s) that gave you the award
2.) Share 7 facts about yourself.
3.) Pass the award on to other bloggers.
{1} I am an only child. When I was younger I recall complaining that there was no one to 'play with', but as a young adult and on I have come to absolutely love being an only lonely!

{2} I am 5'11 in flats and can't get enough of sky-high heels!

{3} I have an ever expanding collection of mugs. These are just a few of my favourites on display in my room. There is also a cupboard in my kitchen overflowing with them! Starbucks feeds my addiction because they just keep coming out with the cutest designs!

{4} I work in the scrap metal industry and although it is not very glamourous, the job is what you make it, and I have come to absolutely love my ever evolving career! I work in non-ferrous sales and sell all kinds of non-ferrous items to different consumers.

{5} I have a love for poodles (well poodle mixes) and tend to refer to all dogs, and some people as poodles. Come on, just look at those little guys!

{6} I am a major fan of musicals and have been since childhood. My all-time favourite is The Sound of Music and when I was in Salzburg with my mom we went on the 9 hour SOM tour. It was probably one of the best days of my life thus far!

Now to pass this award on to a few fellow Canadian bloggers that have been inspiring me recently:

Kate from O-My-Heart

Caillianne, Samantha and Chloe from Beckerman Bite Plate

Dejana from Shopsterium

Kristin from Doll Parade



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baroque Blazer

I got this adorable velvet mini dress from a thrift store last year and it is still one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe! This blazer was also a thrift find - i just adore the baroque pattern! This is a typical example of what I would wear to work, and why I refer to myself as the fanciest gal in scrap!



Sunnies {Marc Jacobs}, Blazer {Marciano - Thrifted} Dress {Thrifted}, Tights {Joe Fresh}, Shoes {Steve Madden}

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Menswear

This outfit is one of my favourites because it is comfy and it combines all of my favourite things about menswear. Tailored pants, chunky belts and a structured jackets.






Sunnies {Club Monaco - Stylesense}, Blazer {Vintage}, Shirt {H&M}, Trousers {Zara}, Gloves {knitted by Suzanne}, Shoes {Nine West - Stylesense}, Purse {Vintage Club Monaco}

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lumberjack

The president of my company called a meeting with me Saturday and even though all I wanted to do was sleep-in, I made my way to the office early in the morning. Luckily my office is very close to Vaughn Mills and right after I hit up Forever 21 for a little retail therapy. One of the items I picked up was this flannel top, which fits perfectly and is utterly cozy! I spent the remainder of my day in this cuddly warm ensemble!






Sunnies {RayBan}, Cowl Scarf {Knitted by me!}, Undershirt {Alfred Sung Pure - Zellers}, Flannel shirt {F21}, Leggings {TNA},  Socks {Zellers}, Boots {Sorrel}, Mittens {Dollarama}

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blue Genes

Just a few quick photos of my work outfit. Nothing wrong with a nice pair of jeans and a flowing top! Hope you enjoy!

Blouse {Smart Set}, Top {Urban Outfitters}, Jeans {Habitual}, Necklace {H&M}, Shoes {Forever 21}

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FlashBack

I have been thinking a lot lately about the warm carefree days of yesteryear and then I stumbled upon these photos John and I took on a wine tour through Niagara. I will definitely be doing much more of this come summertime!


Jacket {Winners}, Jeans {Gap}, Sandals {Michael Kors} Sunnies {D&G}

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dreaming of Weekend

It is only halfway through a busy, stressful week for me and all I can think about is this upcoming weekend. I have no plans and that is what makes it so exciting! Sleeping, eating and snuggling are high on my list of priorities. Here are a few weekend snaps to put me in the mood!
 breakfast burrito from the pump with guac, eggs, tomato and onion...yum!
farmer's breakfast for John. Those seasoned potatoes are heaven!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Earthy Evening

Just a simple outfit for a night in with the girls! After this Monday I am already looking forward to next weekend! Oh also I booked my trip yo Vancouver in March! I'm so pumped for shopping and snowboarding!



Headband {Vintage}, Dress {Old Navy}, Shirt {Urban Outfitters}, Belt {Bluenotes}

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Gals are Alright

I had a wonderful Friday evening with some of my girlfriends to celebrate the United Nations of Courtney! There was obviously a lot of fun and games and girl talk all night long and I can't wait for another celebration just like this one!