…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.


While I am normally not big on resolutions, today I took time to write down a list of things that have really been bothering me, and the steps I feel I should take to help fix some of these situations.  I also wrote a second list about things I would like to see other people in my life do to also help fix some of these situations.  My resolution is to openly discuss my concerns  in a non-inflammatory way.  This is important because normally, when I am forced to address an issue, I play the blame-game.  This only creates more resentment and feelings of insecurity & often solves very little. 

Blazer:  Aritzia (similar)
Sweater:  Zara (similar here and here)
Skirt:  Kasper, thrifted (similar here and here)
Clutch:  Josette Cacnio (similar)
Necklaces:  Ricki’s (similar), RW & Co. (similar)
Cuff:  Lulu’s (similar)
Shoes:  Sam Edelman ‘Portney’ heels in black croco (or here)

I wore this outfit to Sunday brunch – loving my newest thrift find!

A Thrift Payload! (aka Thrift Finds 1)

On Saturday I was going stir-crazy so I decided to take a break from studying to check out my local Value Village.  Much to my delight, I came home with two great skirts and a silk blouse.  It baffles me what people give away.  All three pieces are still very much in style & in amazing condition!

However, the story of the night was a RED Valintino pencil skirt that I found for $9.99.  Unfortunately it was a size 0, and despite all my jumping, wiggling, and breath-holding in the change rooms, I could barely get the skirt over my hips, let alone zip it up.  So with much sadness, I put the RED Valentino skirt back onto the rack for someone else to discover…  I have been seriously considering going back to buy the skirt [which you know if you follow me on Twitter!].  But eventually common sense won out – there is little point in buying something that I will never be able to wear [although I suppose I could flip a profit on eBay].  Hopefully the next person that comes across the RED Valentino skirt appreciates what they are holding [because obviously VV’s pricer did not]

Silk blouse:  Chelsea Flower
Print Skirt:  Kasper
Leather Panel Skirt:  Vakko, Nieman Marcus