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Weekend walk

A Closet Full of Clothes... oversize zara scarf and hunter boots

A Closet Full of Clothes... skinny jeans and hunter boots

A Closet Full of Clothes... draped open cardigan and blanket scarf

A Closet Full of Clothes...

One of my favorite daily routines – taking Scooter and Georgie for a walk 🙂

Sweater:  Alfred Sung {from the now-defunct Zellers – similar here, here and here}
Scarf:  Zara
Tee:  J.Crew Factory
Pants:  Gap {circa 2011 – similar here}
Boots:  Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot  {also available here and here} {fun fact – I won these as part of a charity “wellie tossing” contest – I had the furthest throw in the adult female category!}
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange

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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!

Hello Winter

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Coat:  Tahari Cammy
Top:  Alfred Sung
Pants:  Club Monaco Sarah
Hat: not sure…
Scarf:  Dynamite {seen recently here}
Earrings:  INPINK
Boots:  Sorel Cate the Great

These photos were taken last week.  We unfortunately have a lot more snow now.  The dogs are loving it 🙂
There’s nothing like a long down coat to beat the cold.  I picked up this beauty last year during a clearance sale.  It’s now my go-to wear-to-work coat – it keeps me nice and warm during my daily commute!

Yoga Jeans and Oxfords

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winter sweater outfit skinny jeans

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Sweater:  Pure Alfred Sung {@ Zellers} {similar}
Pants:  c/o Yoga Jeans {these are the Skinny High-Rise version last seen here} {also available online in red}
Scarf:  Club Monaco
Belt:  Winners
Bracelets:  Club Monaco {wrap bracelet}, Cassis {cuff}
Clutch:  Vintage
Shoes:  Lucky Brand {also here}

Only one day left to enter the Yoga Jeans Giveaway!

Yesterday I picked up my new car.  Eeeeek!  I have never bought a brand new vehicle before.  My first car was an old beater Nissan that my cousin gave me, when that died {I hydroplaned at 40 km/hr and hit a tree – the only accident I have ever been in – it wasn’t worth the $$ to fix the Nissan} I bought myself a used Toyota Camry.  It has been a great car, and has weathered 7+ years with me and over 300,000 kms {I drive a lot!}.  Recently a number of things have been going wrong, the most serious of which was the shifter cable breaking.  Let me tell you – not a fun experience!  I had always hoped to give the Camry away to my cousin’s kids, but it was not meant to be I guess.  Anyways, Kevin and I have been car shopping pretty seriously for about 2 weeks.  We settled on a Ford Escape – a crossover car/SUV.  I am still getting used to all the gadgets {it talks to me!}, but aside from being nervous about the car payments, I am pretty happy with the decision.  . 

CLOSED – GIVEAWAY: Yoga Jeans

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I wear my dark denim skinny Yoga Jeans a lot (see them here, here, here, here and here), so when I was contacted about reviewing a pair of Yoga Jeans from the S/S 2013 line, I jumped at the opportunity.  Since I am a creature of habit, I chose a skinny style (YOGA 96/97 SWP1197 high rise – very similar to my original pair) but in a fun lavender color.  As expected, the colored denim is incredibly comfortable and is stretchy without stretching out.  I wholeheartedly agree with the claim that these pants are comfortable enough for yoga yet fashionable enough for everyday wear.  In fact, I wear my yoga jeans while lounging around the house because they are just THAT comfortable (something I never do with my other jeans of work pants – normally I am a change-into-sweat pants gal as soon as I walk through the door).  These are definitely a new favorite for spring!  If you haven’t tried on a pair of Yoga Jeans, I highly suggest you pop by Nordstrom your local denim shop OR enter the giveaway below!

To win your own pair of Yoga Jeans:  “like” Yoga Jeans on Facebook and leave a comment on this post to indicate your preferred style (check out the Second Denim website to see all the options)
The fine print:  Contest open to EVERYONE worldwide and ends Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted shortly thereafter

Sweater:  Pure Alfred Sung
Pants:  Yoga Jeans c/o Second Denim Company
Hat:  Club Monaco ‘Lydia’
Scarf:  Joe Fresh
Bracelet:  Cassis
Bag:  Walter
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’

J.Crew Paley pants and a cozy RW & Co. sweater

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We are getting blasted by a cold-snap this week.  It’s to the point where Scooter (our dog) has zero interest in going outside.  When we open the patio door, he immediately backs away and looks up as if to say “seriously? you expect me to go out in that?”  Such a funny guy. 

Have you entered the MsDressy.com giveaway yet? 

Faux-leather sleeve blazer:  Dynamite {fall 2012}
Turtleneck sweater:  RW & Co. {old – circa 2004-ish maybe?}
Blouse:  Pure Alfred Sung
Pants:  J.Crew Paley Pants {absolutely love this style – wish J.Crew would come out with the Paley in more colors like they do with the cafe capris)
Hat:  bought through Hautelook…can’t recall the brand
Gloves:  Zellers
Bag:  Walter
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’

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I probably should clarify – when I say cold-snap I mean the bundled up like a sausage & wearing long underwear under my work clothes type of weather…  These pics were taken last week in slightly milder weather. 

Casual Weekend Wear

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Not sure why I had such a fascination with my glasses (I’m holding them in all 3 pictures), although I suspect the wind may of had something to do with it.  On a side note, these pics were actually taken last weekend, it’s raining today – such random weather patterns!

I have a love/hate relationship with the whole leggings-as-pants look.  I am certainly guilty of doing errands in leggings (like groceries, etc), but try to stick with thicker leggings and longer shirts/sweaters/coats when I leave the house.  In my mind that makes it okay, although I suspect not everyone shares this opinion…

Sweater:  Pure by Alfred Sung
Blouse:  J.Crew
Leggings:  Club Monaco Amalie Leggings
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Hat:  Club Monaco Lydia Cashmere Hat (so soft and warm!!)
Boots:  Mark’s Work Wearhouse

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