Brrrr it’s cold out there! I’ve been freezing my butt off through this unusual cold snap. Sartorially, there is nothing harder than looking put together when it’s snowing. The past few weeks I have been rocking my oh-so-stylish massive men’s down jacket on the daily and definitely not looking my best. Hopefully things have taken […]Read more "Winter Wardrobe Essentials"
The calendar is telling me it’s summer, but I’m having a hard time believing it with the excess of crummy weather we’ve been having. When the sun finally came out, luckily I was right by the water and able to enjoy it. Vancouver really is a beautiful city and I try to take a moment […]Read more "some kind of summer "
My favorite outfits are usually devoid of color, simple and comprised of new items mixed with classics from seasons past . This one hits all those marks, and worked great even with the slight spring chill in the air. It should come as no surprise that I love wearing leather […]Read more "leather + stripes "
It’s not unusual to have trouble finding clothes right off the rack that fit exactly the way you want. Any part of you that doesn’t match up with the industry standard is going to give you a hard time when you’re shopping, and for me that is generally my height. I’m 5’10, so skirts and […]Read more "perfect fit "
More and more I have been drawn to comfort first while I’m getting dressed. This time of year being the busiest for me at work, on days off I just want to snuggle up on the couch and my clothes need to accommodate that. I’ve been putting on a ton of cozy knits, […]Read more "dressing down"
It doesn’t take much searching to find a list of fashion “rules” created by well-meaning individuals to save us from ourselves and worst-dressed status. I just discovered my local library has an amazing collection of large, beautifully shot fashion books by various designers and celebrities which I have been tearing through. […]Read more "breaking fashion rules"
Hard to believe this week is Christmas! You can barely tell by the weather, which has stayed pretty mild here in Van. Back home in Toronto I hear it’s going to be 13 degrees on the 24th, which makes an outfit like this about all you need this holiday season. I love layering […]Read more "knits"
I sometimes struggle with trends. I love fashion, but I don’t want to be a slave to it. Usually when something new is booming in popularity, I try to avoid it for long enough gauge my actual feelings. I would rather be fashionably late to the party than rush in […]Read more "being on trend"
‘Tis the season for all things sparkly and shiny to reign supreme! Every year around this time the stores seem full of sequins, shimmer and all things luxurious. Some people aren’t into it, but I find it fun to play around with when I have the chance. In the past few years (no surprise […]Read more "how to shine this holiday season"
In fall more than any other season I lust over high ticket items like jackets, leather boots and gorgeous knits that cost an arm and a leg. Though some of these pieces are worthy of an investment, I’m not in the market for anything fancy right now. However, I did find some great […]Read more "budget friendly fall basics "