Burgundy

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Sweater:  J.Crew Factory cashmere cardigan {similar here and here}
Blouse:  c/o Ricki’s {also seen in the last post – its been getting a lot of wear recently}
Pants:  J.Crew Minnie in bi-stretch wool
Hat:  Club Monaco {very similar}
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa {simliar}
Purse:  Pour la Victoire

Our carbon monoxide alarm went off at 4 am on Monday morning.  This was the first time the alarm had gone off (we’ve had the CO units for about 2 years), and our digital readout was showing ~250 ppm (bad!).  Fortunately, the alarm did it’s job & we quickly left the house (although not before opening most of the doors and windows – which, in retrospect, we shouldn’t have spent time doing).  The local fire department came to investigate & a few hours later we were allowed back inside.  Our wood stove was the likely source of the carbon monoxide & we have negative house pressure issues that are not helping the situation.  An HVAC tech is coming by today to look at the problems & hopefully propose a solution.  Even though this ended well for us, I can’t stress the importance of a CO alarm.   If we did not have a functioning alarm, we all would have continued to sleep through the rising CO levels (very dangerous!).

 

Fall colors – beige and burgundy

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Coat:  J.Crew Metro Coat {it seems they aren’t offering this style anymore – very similar to the J.Crew Lady Day Coat – other similar styles here and here}
Sweater:  J.Crew Factory Cashmere V-neck Sweater {take an extra 25% off with code EXTRA25}
Pants:  Club Monaco Tasha Faux Leather Legging {take an extra 40% off with code 40MORE – ends today!}
Scarf:  Zara
Purse:   Pour la Victoire Haven
Shoes:  J.Crew Harper Patent Flats {take 25% off full price styles with code TGIFALL – ends today!  Similar styles here and here}

I finally managed to got out and take some outfit photos.  So sorry for the month-long hiatus,  Unfortunately, when life gets busy, the blog gets put to the side 😦

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Burgundy & Black

A Closet Full of Clothes - J.Crew Factory Wool Trouser Wide-leg Pant in Burgundy

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A Closet Full of Clothes - Mexx draped cross front wrap top and J.Crew Factory burgundy work wear trouser

Top:  Mexx {similar 1 – 2 – 3 – 4}
Pants:  J.Crew Factory Wool Flannel Wide-leg Trouser {I love the unexpected color of these wool pants}
Shoes:  Rachel Roy Ronney {also here}
Purse:  Le Chateau {similar 123}
Necklace:  Gorjana
Bangles:  Thrifted
Midi/knuckle rings:  Ardene

What a week!  I meant to have these photos up by Wednesday, but here we are on Friday morning and I am just managing to now carve out a little blog time.  For better, or for worse, my week has been incredibly work-busy (as opposed to the more-fun vacation-busy!).

Another day, another pencil skirt

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Top:  Club Monaco {similar here and here and here}
Shirt:  J.Crew Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory {similar here and here}
Bracelets:  c/o INPINK Infinity leather bracelet; thrifted bangles
Purse:  Erica Anenberg
Shoes:  Rachel Roy Ronney

New Addition: The J.Crew Pixie Pant

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Blazer:  H&M {old}
Scarf:  Club Monaco
Sweater:  Alfred Sung for Zellers
Pants:  J.Crew Pixie Pants in Leather Tuxedo Stripe {currently on promotion: take an extra 50% off the sale price!  I was really undecided on these pants initially…but they won me over 🙂 }
Bracelets:  Gorjana leather wrap bracelet; Gorjana three-bead bracelet
Bag:  Erica Anenberg Anaconda Tote
Shoes:  Naturalizer {oldies but goodies!}

A few quick shots from the weekend…  Happy Daylight Savings time!

The last of winter…

j.crew metro coat full length minnie

winter layers beige burgundy grey

j.crew full length minnie in bi-stretch wool

chunky scarf j.crew metro wool coat

Coat:  J.Crew Metro Coat
Scarf:  Joe Fresh {love the chunky knit and the longer length!}
Blouse: tibi {found during a blowout sale}
Sweater:  RW & Co
Pants:  J.Crew Full Length Minnie in bi-stretch wool {a new favorite! the wool version is far better than the twill version}
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa

 

An unusual pairing: burgundy and cobalt

burgundy wool coat royal blue

burgundy blue aritzia gap skinny

thrifted wool coat

Coat:  Thrifted
Blouse:  Aritzia
Long Sleeve Tee:  Jacob
Pants:  Gap Legging Jeans
Scarf:  Zellers
Purse:  Le Chateau
Shoes:  Naturalizer {old – 2006/07-ish}

So happy January is almost over!  The unseasonably cold weather is making it hard to enjoy winter.  I will be much happier in March when the snow starts to melt and the temperatures begin to rise…
In the mean time, I have been making an effort to test drive unusual color pairings like burgundy and cobalt/royal blue.
Also see my teal + burgundy outfit here {one of my favorite winter looks to-date}.

Polar Vortex Style

burgundy and orange winter scarf

I couldn’t resist name dropping the “polar vortex” in the title.  It seems to be the word of the winter, and the reason we are getting these ridiculous cold snaps…

I have lived in Canada all my life, and while I am used to the cold (and even embrace it in some cases (I am an avid downhill skier), this winter has been  unbearably cold.  Hoping for a quick return to seasonable (or even spring-like!) temperatures soon.

I have been making an effort to explore new color pairings.  Burgundy and orange is a new look for me, but it seems to work!  See my teal and burgundy pairing here.
Coat:  Thrifted
Scarf:  H&M {old – maybe from 2011}

Turquoise and burgundy

vintage coat turquoise teal

j.crew minnie

turquoise team burgundy red

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Coat:  Vintage {last seen here – I have since removed the fur collar}
Blouse:  SheInside
Pants:  J.Crew Minnie {also here in wool}
Scarf: Club Monaco {similar here}
Bracelets:  Jacob, Amrita Singh
Purse:  Le Chateau  {similar here and here}
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa

I finally joined Instagram! If you want to follow my daily randomness, you can find me at laurawears_