Wednesday, March 30, 2011

SixFootSeven

 I used to be completely self-conscious about my height {I am 5'11 in flat shoes} and would never even contemplate wearing anything other than a kitten heel. A few years ago I radically changed my tune and since then my heel hight has progressively increased and now I actually love being the tallest gal in the group. It doesn't hurt that I also like to sport ridiculously high top-knots most of the time as well! Tall women out there please be fearless and embrace your height!



Sunnies {F21}, Necklace {Lucky Brand}, Vest {Costa Blanca}, Shirt {Joe Fresh}, Skirt {F21}, Tights {Vintage}, Shoes {F21}

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Comfortable Elegance

I pretty well always feel like 'dressing up', but in some instances it just isn't practical. I've definitely been known to push the limits by wearing 5 inch heels to the grocery or while babysitting, but walking the dog doesn't usually call for heels and a dress. This is why this outfit was born - a need for class combined with the right amount of comfort and warmth. 

Sweater {Thrifted}. Belt {Vintage}. Skirt {H&M}, Tights {Joe Fresh}, Shoes {F21}

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Au Natural

I decided to take full advantage of this glorious day - even though the temperature was a blustery -10 the sun made it feel like the warm spring breeze was right around the corner! I put on my new Joe Fresh skirt (which I scored in Vancouver on clearance!!) and my printed shoes and headed out with the boyf and his family dog for a lovely walk. I can't wait until the weather stays above zero and I can start wearing outfits like this more regularly!







Shirt {H&M}, Skirt {Joe Fresh}, Shoes {H&M}, Sunnies {F21}, Tie {Joe Fresh - Belt from Skirt)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring has Sprung

  
Blazer {H&M}, Scarf {Accessorize}, Jeans {H&M}, Wedges {Nine West}

It is funny that it is finally SPRING in Toronto and these photos were from last weekend when I was frolicking all around Vancouver where Spring was already in full swing! I had the most amazing time shopping along Granville and Robson, and of course stopping in at the Joe Fresh stand alone store - it was my first visit and it was amazing, I am anxiously awaiting the Heartland store to open this week!






Friday, March 18, 2011

West Coast Lovin'


I arrived in Vancouver thursday evening, met up with my mama and her colleagues for a quick dinner of scallops and shortcake and then took full advantage of our gorgeous suite! I encircled myself in the plush robe and snuggled into bed with a few magazine subscriptions that I had been neglecting and a large cup of tea. The next morning I headed out to Downtown Van in this ensemble to shop 'till I dropped - literally!

Earlier last week I went out looking for a cheap pair of waterproof mitts capable of keeping my hands warm while snowboarding Whistler and to my surprise I found these rain boots instead...needless to say I was not disappointed in the least!



 Dress {The Bay}, Tights {Joe Fresh}, Shirt {Urban Outfitters}, Belt {Winners}, Boots {Wal-Mart}
my mama looked so cute I couldn't help but include her!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pretty in Pleather

I bought this skirt three years ago when I was visiting Australia - I couldn't resist the texture and the fabulous bow on the back! Somehow I have never worn it until today! It is a little short, but with a pair of dark tights is definitely workable! I love the contrast between the sweet bow, metal spike shoes and animal print scarf.






Jacket {Winners}, Sweater {Vintage}, Scarf {StyleSense}. Skirt {somewhere in Australia}. Tights {Joe Fresh}. Shoes {F21}

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Winter Shorts

This outfit comprises so many of my favourite items! I had been eying a nameplate necklace ever since I began watching SATC and this Valentine's day my sweetie gifted me with one of my very own! I had been loving these clogs for quite some time and am glad the snow is subsiding so I can safely wear them outdoors! Lastly I absolutely adore the idea of winter shorts, such a cute take on a usually season-specific garment!


 
Top {Winners}, Sweater {Costa Blanca}, Winter Shorts {Joe Fresh}, Tights {Joe Fresh}, Clogs {Spring}

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pastels Please

I discovered this dress while rummaging through my laundry room last week. I think I got it when I was about 10 to wear to a Christmas party (thank goodness for lycra!). I thought it paired perfectly with this sheer overcoat (that was my mom's from way back when). I can't wait until it thaws a little so I can wear this overcoat with all sorts of spring an summer ensembles!
p.s - I'm off to Vancouver on Thursday, any tips for great vintage stores in West Van??



Dress {Jacob}. Overcoat {vintage}, Shoes {Frye}

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Texturize

I felt the need to pile on layer upon layer of texture, pattern and colour and even though my outfit was not full of bulk, the rich textures were keeping me quite cozy on this unusually snowy day! I love the simple touches that make this complex outfit special; the tiny dots and ruffled shoulders on the top, the ribbed scarf and the fine lace detail on the skirt all come together perfectly. I think this outfit will definitely be on repeat in my wardrobe! 



Scarf {Knitted by my Grandma}, Top {H&M}, Sash {American Apparel}, Skirt {Alfred Sung - Pure}, Purse {Thrifted}, Tights {Joe Fresh}, Boots {F21}

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ketch&Mustard

 This weekend I had a horrible cold and sinus infection and had to miss one of my girlfriend's birthday's :( When I was finally able to pull myself out of bed I decided to go frolicking in the snow on my driveway! Please don't judge the second photo - it is what happens after being stuck in bed sick all weekend and was too hilarious not to include! Also highlight of this weekend was... I bought my DREAM CAR! a 2010 Kia Soul and I couldn't be happier. So excited to try it out on my drive to work tomorrow!


Shirt {Lululemon},  Sweater {Bluenotes}, Yellow tassel scarf {made by me}, scarf {H&M}, Jeans {H&M}, RainBoots {Coach}, Car {Kia Soul 4U Burner in Titanium!!!!}