Yoga Jeans by Second Denim

Navy and plaid

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Shirt:  Topshop grandpa shirt {from 2011}
Scarf:  somewhat homemade {am I allowed to say “homemade” when I really just went and bought some sale flannel at Fabricland and called it a scarf? I have been admiring chunky plaid scarves all winter, so when I couldn’t find one in stores, Fabricland seemed like an easy (and cheap!) second option}
Pants:  Yoga Jeans by Second Denim
Purse:  Walter
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa

Faking layers

tweed shirt skinny jeans winter style

Shirt:  SheInside {This shirt gives the illusion of layers, despite only being a single piece.  Similar look from J.Crew Factory here}
Pants:  Yoga Jeans by Second Denim {feel and look like jeans, but have AMAZING shape-retaining stretch!}
Scarf:  Dynamite
Bracelets: c/o IN PINK, Gorjana
Purse:  Erica Anenberg
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa

There are lots of great end-of-season sales on now!  Check out my sale listings here

Cozy Winter Sweater & Yoga Jeans

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I (expletive) suck at trying to decipher nonsense words – you know, when you want to comment on blogs, or sign into some websites, or stream illegal videos (what? who?) that annoying dialogue comes up asking you to prove that you’re not a robot.  It often takes me 3+ tries to successfully verify my humanity.  I’m seriously brutal.  Refreshing to “easier” combinations help…sometimes…

Sweater:  RW & Co. {old – bought during my undergrad…maybe circa 2003?}
Shirt:  J.Crew Elodie Blouse {last winter}  (similar)
Pants:  Skinny Yoga Jeans by Second Denim
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Hat:  Club Monaco Cashmere Hat
Scarf:  Bought as part of a fundraising initiative a couple years ago…
Mitts:  Zellers
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’

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White wool coat and skinny yoga jeans

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Happy 2013!  I actually took these pics on Dec 31 (outdoor pics becasue it was somewhat mild out – score!), and about 2 shots in, my wireless shutter release started acting funny.  It would only take photos when I held it up chest-height or higher (weird).  That being said, I guess I was due for another release problem. For the time being, since I don’t have a personal photographer (despite dropping hints to Kevin here and there…), a shutter release is a necessary but frustrating evil that dies every 6-10 months (it’s not just the batteries – they’re new).

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I decided to take a different approach with the sale listings – there is now a permanent link on the top navigation bar.  The page will be updated periodically.  This saves the sale posts from taking up so much space on the home page. 

Coat:  Costa Blanca {so old!}
Jeans:  Yoga Jeans by Second Denim
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Erica Anenberg ‘Anaconda’ Tote
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’ {finally found a proper link for these boots – hurray!}

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Casual Friday

Blouse:  Maison Scotch, Thrifted  {a very similar MS shirt}
Pants:  Yoga Jean by Second Denim Co.|
Hat:  Pamoa
Sunglases:  Armani Exchange
Double wrap bracelet (above):  Thrifted
White bangles:  Jacob
Gold bangles:  Amrita Singh ‘Allie’
Purse:  Pour La Victorie ‘Haven’  {similar PLV bag}
Shoes:  Jean-Michel Cazabat ‘Ozara’

Dressed down

I was recently given the opportunity preview some jewelry and other accessories from Osolee (a local, Ottawa-based company).  Over the next week or two, I will be wearing some of their new pieces 🙂 

Silk tank:  Club Monaco {old}  (similar)
Jeans:  Yoga Jeans by Second Denim {so stretchy – love!}
Bracelet:  Osolee  {actually a necklace.  This piece is featured exclusively on the Facebook page!)
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Pour la Victoire ‘Haven’  (very similar PLV model)
Heels:  Pour la Victoire ‘Vanna’  {love love love}

Lace and dots

This was an unsubmitted picture from the Winter Remix Challenge.  For those who are getting tired of seeing the same items remixed.  These are the last pics from that batch of photos…for now 🙂  I was actually in California on business for most of last week, so it was very handy to upload remix pictures instead of carting my camera and tripod down to LA. 

Lace top: H&M, worn backwards (similar here(NEW!) and here(NEW!)
Polka-dot tank: J.Crew (similar here and here)
Jeans:  Yoga Jeans by Second Denim Co. (similar)
Clutch:  Vieta (similar here and here)
Heels:  Nina ‘Elijah’ (similar here and here)

Feeling almost normal

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Remember my rant about Banana Republic and polyester from this post?  Well, I gave into the overprice polyester as soon as they had a 40% off sale.  I am so weak. 

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On the plus side, I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this blouse this summer.  Although, part of me worries that the print is a little ‘old

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’ for me…   Like I should be discussing fake teeth while wintering in Florida.  Thoughts?

Blouse:  Banana Republic Whitney Floral Tunic (in Canada or the United States)
Pants:  Yoga Jeans by Second Denim Co.
Bracelet:  Mexx (similar)
Clutch:  Vintage (similar, but outrageously priced)
Shoes:  Cole Haan Air Andi Flats

The blues

I am sick today… 
My friends and I were recently talking about colds – we never used to get really sick as children or teenagers.  Worse case scenario, I had a runny nose, but I was still able to go to school, play volleyball, work at my part-time job, etc.  Now as an adult, I find myself getting sick ALL THE TIME.  I am already on my second cold of the new year, and January isn’t even over yet!  I have a number of working theories to explain this change, however theories don’t make my cold go away any faster.  There is a very good chance that I will have to take a sick day again tomorrow…not cool. 

These pictures are from healthier times (read: last week, pre-cold).

Top:  Old Navy
Jeans:  Yoga Jeans by Second Denim Co.
Necklace:  RW & Co.
Clutch:  Josette Cacnio
Heels:  Rock & Republic ‘Nika’ studded heels (sold out online, similar style here, here, and here)