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!

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}.

Colorblocked sweater and red crop pants

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Sweater:  Ricki’s {Old.  Fun fact:  Rachel on Friends wore the same sweater, just in different colors}
Pants:  J.Crew Minnie
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh Bangles, J.Crew Factory
Clutch:  Le Chateau {old – have been using it a lot recently}
Shoes:  Naturalizer Loafers

Check out this week’s SALE LISTINGS – there are a lot of great deals already up for the long weekend!


Burgundy on burgundy

After my burgundy post on the weekend (here), I was tempted to pull out my burgundy cords this past Sunday…

Sweater:  Pure by Alfred Sung {from Zellers}  (similar)
Pants:  Gap legging cords {bought last fall}
Coat:  Gap {old!  Bought in 2007 when I went to Newfoundland to promote a summer camp}  (similar)
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Bracelets:  Jacob
Bag:  Erica Anenberg ‘Anaconda’ Tote
Necklace:  homemade {see the DIY here}  (similar)
Shoes:  Naturalizer  (similar Naturalizer option)  {also old – bought in 2006 while I was in teacher’s college – I thought they looked professional so I picked them up to wear for my teaching placements.  For those who have asked about my job – I am a certified teacher, but I do not teach, nor do I plan to teach.  The career outlook for teachers in the Ottawa area is poor.  Too many teachers, not enough students.  I have friends who have worked supply, mat leaves, etc for 5 years and still don’t have a full time job. After my undergrad, I didn’t want to be done school, so I figured teacher’s college was a low-risk venture that only took one additional year.  I met some great people, learned how to effectively present information, as well as some great tactics to deal with my unruly kids…tactics that I didn’t employ this weekend when I yelled at some random kids that were making little effort to catch their dog who was running wild near a busy road.  I could write a HUGE rant about that situation with some not-so-nice words but I will spare you the tirade.  One thing that teacher’s college didn’t teach me was patience for ignorance…} 

Shop this look…

Blue and Green Should Never be Seen…?

Another work-casual outfit.  Today I am actually wearing dress pants.  A small step up the work-wear ladder from yesterday’s post.

I really like wearing scarves b/c they are so versatile.  They can really affect the look of an outfit:

It was a bit windy today, so I had to include a wind-inspired fun pic:

Ombre T-shirt: Banana Republic
Pants: Gap
Scarf: Winners
Shoes: Naturalizer
Sunglasses: Armani Exchange
Bag: Vieta (purchased through Beyond the Rack)