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_

Burgundy and royal blue

burgundy royal blue

j.crew minnie silk tank

Top:  Victoria’s Secret silk tank {old – also seen here paired with a maxi skirt and here in a super casual look…with my favorite summer sandals!}
Pants:  J.Crew Minnie in stretch twill {new!}
Necklace:  Gorjana
Bracelets:  Gorjana three-bead bracelet, Club Monaco/Gorjana leather wrap bracelet {loving the simple/delicate accessories this brand is currently offering}
Purse:  bought while in Poland in 2011 – no brand {similar}
Shoes:  Tory Burch Amalie sandals

Today’s thoughts:
1)  I have been itching to wear these pants, but wanted to be sure my outfit didn’t scream “fall” when it is still technically summer.  The solution – an airy royal blue tank 🙂
2)  You can really see my finger splint in these photos… only a few days left to go!
3)  Sorry for the lack of diversity of poses – I wan only able to snap a few quick shots.  It was either post one photo, or two very similar photos {one photo was probably sufficient, but I just couldn’t choose between these two…}