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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!}



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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 🙂

Fall {Faux} Fur

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A Closet Full of Clothes blog - Ricki's faux fur vest

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A Closet Full of Clothes blog - Ricki's leggings

When a representative from Ricki’s asked me if I would like to test drive a few pieces from their fall collection, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to pick out a new autumn look.  After a full-store (and website!) browse, along with helpful recommendations from the sales staff, I decided on a vest/tunic/leggings  look.  This is a slight departure from my everyday style because at the moment, my leggings tend to be reserved for work-out and lounge attire (this is a ridiculous mental block as I have no problem wearing slim-fit pants, which are essentially just thicker leggings…).

Vest:  c/o Ricki’s  {I have actually been wanting a nice faux fur vest for a few seasons now, but I was unable to find something at a decent price point that didn’t look inherently cheap.  This vest is incredibly soft and is of much better quality than the other options I considered in the past}
Blouse:  c/o Ricki’s
Leggings:  c/o Ricki’s  {they keep their shape quite well!}
Necklace:  c/o Ricki’s
Bracelets:  both c/o Ricki’s (here and here)
Purse:  Le Chateau {old}
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini {simliar}
Sunglasses:  Aldo

PS: I’m giving away a $50 gift card to Ricki’s – check back early next week for details!

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!


J.Crew memo dress with a cozy knit scarf

Lesson learned…super bright sky = not flattering shots. 

Blazer:  Talula for Aritzia {yes, the same one as I posted on Monday…}
Dress:  J.Crew Memo dress {last seen here}
Scarf:  Joe Fresh {I have layered this scarf under a blazer a few times…see here}
Bracelets:  Cassis, Ricki’s
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Erica Anenberg ‘Anaconda’ Tote {currently available through Hautelook!}
Heels:  Sam Edelman ‘Portney’ {I literally wear these all the time}