Enzo Angiolini Karissa

…baby, it’s cold outside…

winter outfit j.crew vest

cold weather outfit

Vest:  J.Crew Factory {similar – also worn here and here}
Long-sleeve Tee:  Gap
Blouse:  Winners
Hat:  Dynamite
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory
Skirt:  Kasper  {thrifted! similar}
Leggings:  Club Monaco {take 30% off sale items with code HAPPY30}
Bag:  Walter
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa

Sorry for the lack of recent updates – we are in the middle of an unseasonably low cold-snap & I have been trying to avoid going outside whenever possible.  Normally the average for this time of year is about -5C.  At that temperature I can still be outside with the dogs – take them running or snowshoeing.  However, with our recent temperatures in the -20’s, they want to be outside even less than I do.

Bundling up with my puffer vest…again

winter puffer vest j.crew

how to wear a winter puffer vest

Vest:  J.Crew
Shirt:  J.Crew Elodie blouse
Pants:  J.Crew Paley pants
Scarf:  Joe Fresh
Bracelet:  Club Monaco wrap bracelet
Clutch:  Josette Cacnio
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’

So…winter is back.  With a vengeance.  Do you know what I was doing last year at this time?  Golfing.  And wearing shorts.  Guess what I did yesterday?  Shoveled snow.  Somehow this doesn’t seem fair…

I just updated the sale listings – check out the great spring deals!

Banana Republic Riviera blouse and trouser jeans

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Not the greatest photos today… It was cold.  And windy.  Where is the mild spring weather?!?!?

Blouse:  Banana Republic Floral Riviera Blouse
Pants:  ADAM wide leg jeans
Necklace:  Amrita Singh
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh
Hat:  Pamoa
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Vieta (similar)
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’

Getting over the winter blahs with red ankle pants

red pants plaid shirt cashmere winter outfit

Sweater:  J.Crew Factory cashmere v-neck
Shirt:  Jones New York, thrifted {an all-time favorite – last seen here}
Pants:  J.Crew ‘Minnie’ (similar J.Crew Factory offering)
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh bangles, thrifted bangles, J.Crew Factory
Purse:  Josette Cacnio
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’

I have a serious case of the winter blahs right now…



casual canada winter outfit yoga jeans

winter outfit purple skinny jeans sweater

chunky cozy scarf

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’

White wool coat and a printed midi dress

canadian winter outfit belted wool coat

winter look wool coat over printed dress

Coat:  Costa Blanca {old but still in heavy rotation} (similar)
Dress:  F21 – I don’t often shop at F21, but this dress caught my eye… (very similar)
Hat:  Club Monaco Lydia hat
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Tights:  Jessica at Sears
Purse:  Walter
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’ – my go-to winter heeled boots (mostly becasue they are my only heeled boots…)


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




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’


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.