Jennifer Pistor

 

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Shoes: c/o Kate Spade for Keds
Sweater: Maison Scotch (old)
Pants: Joe Fresh
Denim Vest: Fidelity Jeans
Bag: Erin Templeton
Earrings: c/o Farminista
Scarf: gift from Dubai 

I would have to say it’s been a very long time since I’ve worn Keds.  I’m guessing at some point in the early 90′s with a pair of red high waisted jeans (with zippers on the ankles), and a gimham crop top.  Huh…that kinda sounds like whats happening right now in fashion.  Anyway!   Keds have been killing it lately with some adorable collaborations like this one with Kate Spade.  This pair definitely needed to be styled with a bright and happy outfit.  This look is perfect for a Spring weekend.

On a side note, I’ve been doing more Spring closet cleaning in an attempt to simplify my wardrobe.  I have been adding a few carefully selected items to keep things fresh and to replace some items that just don’t fit they way they did before baby…so they have to go.  I like the idea of having less and wearing those items more.  This sweater and vest obviously made the keep pile.  Every woman needs a denim vest.  It’s a perfect layering piece for the warmer days ahead.

 

Tunic: c/o Farminista
pants & tote: c/o Old Navy
hat & boots: Plenty
bracelet, necklace, & earrings: c/o Foxy Originals

Spring is almost here!  While I do love to add some colour to my wardrobe when the blossoms start blooming, I’m also just fine sticking with my go-to neutrals.  Black is always in season.  To breath new life into this classic hue, I’ve added a pop of print with these amazingly comfortable pants from Old Navy.   Accessorizing with gold and a large off white tote also brightens up the look.  When making the transition from Winter to Spring, think of mixing and matching your seasons.  Lightweight pants with a felt hat or a silky tunic with ankle boots are great ways to transition.

This fab jewelry is by Foxy Originals.  Foxy is designed and made in Toronto.  That’s right, Canadian made! Local production means they not only support the local job market, they are eliminating transportation and minimizing their carbon footprint.  They have a ton of fun, on trend pieces and are affordable.  The perfect way to do a little accessory update.

Sidenote…how much are we all loving cherry blossom season?  I can’t get enough!

 

Necklace by WXA100

Today I’m giving some #LocalLove to a new and truly unique Vancouver brand.  WXA100 are two designers who are creating beautiful objects that focus on the subtle details.  Each of their collections are limited to just 100 pieces and no collection will ever be repeated.  This pendant is to represent our snow capped mountains and is on a rose gold chain.  Their items are created and produced here in Vancouver.  Grab one of these beauties before they are gone.

 

My Spring Musts 2015

These items are similar to those I have purchased.

Next week it will officially be Spring!  This is always such a fun time of year to shop and clean out my closet.  While I have been busy taking trips to the consignment shops and making charity donation drop offs, I’ve also started my Spring shopping.  Here’s what you’ll be seeing on me this Spring….
1. Scarves in pretty pastel colours.
2. I will be transitioning my fab grey felt hat into Spring!
3. Ankle boots in soft neutrals.
4. My pink framed specs from ClearlyContacts.ca are new faves for sure.
5. Printed flowy blouses.
6. Long gold dainty necklaces.
7.  Drapey and comfy printed pants.
8. Soft trench in a classic hue.
9. Denim jackets { I have two!}…a staple in any wardrobe.
10. Gold chain link bracelets.
11. Light coloured denim, but I will also will be wearing black jeans for Spring.
12. Mint loafers!  Why not?
13. Leather belts.  Love these over pretty dresses to give them a bit of a more casual feel.
14. A large, throw everything in there, tote.
15. Glam bar stud earrings.
16. A shirt dress  in a soft easy fabric.
Have you started your Spring shopping yet?  What have you been picking up so far?

 

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Blouse & Sunnies: Barefoot Contessa
Jeans: Old Navy
Bag: Nella Bella
Necklace: Olive & Piper
Shoes: Aldo

I’m always amazed with how we women can go from being so confident one moment to it all flying out the window the next.  I’ve been heading to the gym quite regularly these days.  We made the switch from a meat-head gym to our local community centre as it has everything we could need as a family.  The gym, a pool, lots of classes, and child minding.  Normally I can just get into my zone and giver with one of my cardio/weights routines.  Last night, however, I struggled to get into my zone.

My warm up cardio was fine, but then I headed for the free weights.  It was a very dude heavy crowd last night.  I was the only woman doing free weights and there were only two other women there and they were both on the bikes.  I guess with it being Spring break all my fellow moms with a bit of squish on their bods are on vacay, and not at the gym.  I kept trying to find a small space to carve out for myself to exercise in.  Every time I turned around there was some twenty something guy sprawled out and grunting doing his fiftieth rep of something to make his arms bigger.  Fade to the 35 year old mom doing lunges with her eight pound free weights and you can see how I was feeling a bit out of my element.

After spending about 20 minutes walking from space to space and getting in a few reps here and there, I got fed up and went back to the cardio machines which were virtually empty.  I wanted to be annoyed by all the guys who were making me feel insecure, but I realized that I was the only one who did that.  I got in my head and couldn’t shake it.  Then on the drive home, Miss Swift gave me some great advice…”Shake it off!”  I think we’re only human to have days where we just aren’t feeling our most amazing self, but then you shake it off and tomorrow comes with a fresh outlook.    One of my confidence boosters?  An outfit I feel I could conquer the world in!

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