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Balance

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As you may have noticed, my blog posts are becoming less and less frequent.  Recently, I’ve had a hard time balancing all of life’s demands, and my blog has definitely suffered.  In an effort to try and regain some balance in my life, I’m trying to spend 10-15 minutes each morning outside.  During this time I stretch, do yoga, or sometimes just sit and watch the birds, chipmunks, etc that frequent my yard.  I find this routine helps me re-focus and re-energize before a busy day.

Top:  c/o Ricki’s Active {love the detailing – will try to get a detail shot up at some point}
Bottoms: c/o Ricki’s Active {these are made from a nice thick material.  Love the cropped length!  I’ve had both items for about 1 month now, and have worn and washed them numerous times.  They have washed up well and maintain their shape.  Definitely recommend the Ricki’s Active line!  Well made and reasonably priced!}

 

Finally…

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Apologies for the 2-week delay!

Scarf:  Ricki’s
Sweater:  Philosophy Cashmere Open Front Long Cardigan {similar: 1,  2,  3,  4}
Blouse:  Banana Republic “Seamed Inset Tank” {Cdn link here}
Pants:  Banana Republic “Sloan”  {Cdn link here}
Bracelet:  c/o Ricki’s
Purse:  Le Chateau {old}

Weekend Casual

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Sweater:  Ricki’s {I pinned up the cowl neck into more of a turtleneck style}
Pants:  Banana Republic Sloan {Cdn link here}
Boots:  Franco Sarto Motor {also available here and here – these boots were my only Black Friday purchase}
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh
Purse:  vintage
Sunglasses:  Aldo

Hello Yellow

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Sweater:  J.Crew Factory cashmere cardigan {similar here and here}
Blouse:  c/o Ricki’s {also seen in the last post – its been getting a lot of wear recently}
Pants:  J.Crew Minnie in bi-stretch wool
Hat:  Club Monaco {very similar}
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa {simliar}
Purse:  Pour la Victoire

Our carbon monoxide alarm went off at 4 am on Monday morning.  This was the first time the alarm had gone off (we’ve had the CO units for about 2 years), and our digital readout was showing ~250 ppm (bad!).  Fortunately, the alarm did it’s job & we quickly left the house (although not before opening most of the doors and windows – which, in retrospect, we shouldn’t have spent time doing).  The local fire department came to investigate & a few hours later we were allowed back inside.  Our wood stove was the likely source of the carbon monoxide & we have negative house pressure issues that are not helping the situation.  An HVAC tech is coming by today to look at the problems & hopefully propose a solution.  Even though this ended well for us, I can’t stress the importance of a CO alarm.   If we did not have a functioning alarm, we all would have continued to sleep through the rising CO levels (very dangerous!).

 

GIVEAWAY – $50 Gift Card from Ricki’s!

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Today I’m giving away a $50 Ricki’s gift card
(courtesy of the lovely folks at Ricki’s!)

To enter, do one (or more) of the following (each worth one entry):
1.  Comment on this post
2.  Like this giveaway on Instagram

A winner will be randomly chosen on December 2 (giveaway closes on November 30, at 11:59 pm ET)

Check out my Ricki”s fall outfit!

Congratulations to Leslie, the winner of the Ricki’s $50 gift card!  Please check your email 🙂