Skirt, cardi, blouse, & boots: Plenty
Clutch: Loft
Bracelet: Alden Rae

Today I am sharing a closer look at one of my looks I styled for the Spring issue of Stimuli magazine.  I’m all about comfort in my style, but I also think that you can kick comfort up a notch.  If you’re go-to look is leggings and an oversized cardi, try swapping out the leggings for a comfortable printed skirt.  A soft blouse instead of a tee is another easy way to elevate your everyday style.  Be sure to check out the magazine here.

 

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!

 

{weekend uniform}
printed blouse: Winners
leather jacket: Michael Kors
hat: Plenty
skirt: H&M
scarf: Inwear
bag: Mansur Gavriel

I have written before that one of the simplest ways to get ready quickly in the morning and feel fabulous when you leave the house is to create a uniform.  By uniform I mean a go to look you know you feel good in that you can style different ways to wear for many different occasions.

A version of this look would be my go to outfit when I’m in a pinch or don’t really want to think too much about what to wear.  As a Momma, I don’t have a lot of time to get ready but still want to look cute while being comfortable.  My winter uniform entails… a shorter cotton/lycra skirt, an oversized top, blouse, or sweater, heavy tights, ankle boots, scarf, and a couple well appointed accessories.  This version of my go to look is perfect for lunches with friends, shopping with my Little Miss, or family brunch and weekend outings.

Stay tuned for two more looks of my uniform that I’ll be sharing over the next couple weeks.

 {Details}
Sweater: Joe Fresh
Jacket and Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Aldo
Earmuffs: Winners
Scarf: Plenty
Bracelets: c/o Pearls for Girls (a pretty Swedish line new to Canada)

{Madelyn’s Outfit}
Jacket: Zara Baby (purchased at JBF Vancouver)
Pants: gift
Hair clip: Peekabloom Baby
Shoes: First Prints

I am a Christmas movie nut.  I get as many in this time of year as possible.  Even the terribly cheesey and predictable made for TV ones. {I actually cried watching one the other day. Such a loser…I know.}  Of course I also have my favourites like Love Actually.  Last night with Madelyn in bed and my husband at hockey, I made myself a cup of peppermint tea and soaked in this holiday movie must.  I remember back to my single days of watching this movie and how I would wish for big love in my future.

When I was single at Christmas I would make wishes for my future self.  I wished for things that now seem so simple, but then felt huge.  I wished for a house.  Somewhere I could plant flowers, paint the walls whatever colour I wanted, and feel proud to own.  I wished for a husband.  A wanted a man who I would adore and who would do anything for me.  I wished for a family.  A little girl all my own to love and sing to and rock in my arms.

Now here I am years later, and all of those Christmas wishes have come true.  Whenever I have a moment and I get that “I need more”  attitude, I like to remind myself of the amazing things that have come true for me.  These wishes, although as basic as they may seem, are really what life is all about.  Comfort and Love.

 

 Details:
Boots: c/o Love Winter
Coat: c/o O’Neil
Tunic & Leggings: c/o Plenty
Scarf: handmade gift
hat: old

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is a month away today.  How did that happen?  This year I am planning on doing some cute little DIY prezzies and Christmas baking.  I am also working on some fun new posts for the holiday season, sharing some products I’m loving, and my Little Madelyn may even be making an appearance in a post or two.

I have officially come to the end of all the event planning I have had going on over the last couple of months.  LOVE planning events and parties (especially when one includes my Baby Girl’s first Birthday); but really appreciate when it all comes to an end and I have a bit more down time.  I spent the weekend with my two loves, just relaxing and doing a couple of fun outings.  Comfort was essential and so were these boots.

Love Winter is a Canadian company on a mission to make us fall in love with winter.  They want people to get outside and enjoy!  A perfect message for this time of year.  There is nothing I love more then getting all bundled and cozy and going for a family walk after dinner to check out all the Christmas lights in the neighbourhood.

The Love Winter boots are actually a modern version of a traditional Russian Valenki boots.  They are designed to keep you warm even during the coldest winter days.  My favourite feature is that they have interchangeable galoshes.  You can stick with a classic colour like I did or switch it up with bright pink, blue, or yellow!  The galoshes easily slip off the boot so you can go from outdoor boot to indoor slipper.  Love that!

 

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