Yoga Jeans and Oxfords

winter outfit canada yoga jeans

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.  . 

J.Crew Factory Sweater and Oasis Foulard Pants

winter outfit j.crew sweater foulard pants

Sweater:  J.Crew Factory
Shirt:  Banana Republic
Pants:  Oasis {bought through ASOS in the fall – last seen here}
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh Allie Bangles, Club Monaco
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory
Bag:  Walter
Heels:  Sam Edelman ‘Portney’

Loving the slightly milder weather this week 🙂


An excuse to dress up – a ball gown from

winter wool coat over ball gown

dressy winter outfit

ms dressy ball gown

Normally I don’t dress up this much, but since a friend was having a Grammy themed party on Sunday night, I was happy to have an excuse to throw on this beautiful number from

Dress:  Floor-length chiffon dress c/o
Coat:  old…
Necklace:  homemade {see the DIY here}
Bracelets:  Osolee ‘Savannah’, J.Crew Factory, Club Monaco, Amrita Singh ‘Allie’ bangles
Clutch:  Le Chateau {old}
Shoes:  B Brian Atwood ‘Labrea’ sandals (also here

Plaid on Plaid

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red plaid shirt with green plaid pants

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Pants:  D&G (similar)
Shirt:  Jones New York, thrifted
Belt:  Thirfted
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory
Bracelets:  Club Monaco, J.Crew Factory
Bag:  Erica Anenberg ‘Anaconda’
Shoes:  Sam Edelman ‘Portney’

I caved and took some indoor photos this week.  I figure that you might actually like to see my winter outfits sans my outdoor boots.  Plus, it has been cold – I currently have zero motivation to photograph outside. 

I also spent some time updating my outfit gallery this week (another tactic to avoid going out in the cold) – all of my outfits are finally easily browse-able (is this a word?) in one place. 


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 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. 

J.Crew Hacking jacket and a damask-print t-shirt




I should probably mention that it was about +8 Celcius when I took these pictures – not exactly t-shirt weather, but not freezing either (like today… -34 Celcius with the windchill…ugh, no thank you)

Blazer:  J.Crew Hacking Jacket
Shirt: J.Crew Mirrored Floral Tee
Pants:  Gap
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Necklace:  Osolee
Bracelets:  Club Monaco, J.Crew Factory, homemade
Purse:  Erica Anenberg ‘Anaconda’
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’

Since damask is one of my favorite prints, I thought I would share some other damask-print finds today…

J.Crew Factory Puffer Vest

belted j.crew puffer vest

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There are so many great sales on this week – check out my round-up here.  Do you look forward to the end of season sales?

Vest:  J.Crew Factory
Sweater:  J.Crew Factory
Pants:  Jacob {old!}
Belt:  Thrifted
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Bag:  Walter
Heels:  Sam Edelman ‘Portney’  {my go-to black pumps!}

Casual Weekend Wear

casual winter outfit look

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


Burgundy sweater and white pants




Sorry for the post delay.  I normally try to post 3+ times per week, however due to some unfortunate news, this week I took a mini-break.  It turns out a good friend has cancer. It’s likely stage 4…
He’s only a few years older than me, and hadn’t been looking or feeling well for the last month or two.  We all just assumed that it was a cold that hung around.  Turns out it was cancer.  That has probably metastasized.  Follow up tests are scheduled.
The news is obviously numbing.  And I’m not the one with the cancer.  I can’t begin to fathom what must be going through his mind.  I know he’s having a tough time with the news {as would anyone!}, but he’s putting on a incredibly brave face and handling the current situation with an amazing amount of grace.  
I debated writing this post, but part of healing is sharing…

Sweater:  Pure Alfred Sung  {also seen here}
Pants:  ADAM  {last seen here}
Necklaces:  Osolee ‘Marilyn’ Bib Necklace, J.Crew Factory
Purse:  Vintage
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’