That bright blue painted wall as a backdrop to me and my pup (Max) really came out great! Good eye – Thanks Joel! ❤
You know what the worst part of winter is? Seeing all the black parkas.
Don’t get me wrong – I’ve got a black parka too – it’s an essential to combatting Canadian Winters.
But since the weather has been pretty mild all of November, and these first few days of December, I’ve been experimenting with “alternatives to the parka”. 😀
Here’s what I came up with:
I dunno about you, but wearing a single winter coat all winter long is just not my jam.
Living in a country where there’s typically 8-months of winter….a girl needs lotsa options for winter outerwear! Click here and here and here for some of mine 🙂
This faux fur poncho does the trick on those “above 5 under 10 degree” weather days.
Wanna know what I’m wearing?
The leopard pants are from Old Navy; black booties and green leather gloves are from Winners; the gorgeous hat from Pearls and Pockets on WQW; and of course the Faux Fur Poncho is from Obsessions, in the P.A.T.H. in downtown Toronto.
What do you think about this look? Think it’s something you could and will try yourself, before it gets too cold?
As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. xo
You really can’t ever dress properly to keep it cute and combat the weather you’ve got to endure in The6ix these days. A few weeks ago I was invited to a birthday party — a Joggers Soca Winter Boat Cruise upon the Empress of Canada.
The boat wasn’t as um, Empress-like as its name implied… but the event did have 2 floors of dancing DJ’d fun to be had… AND apparently everyone’s ticket came with food (which they ran out of before our birthday loving toop could get any)
Those ominous clouds above held off for the most part … buuuut there was a sudden 7-min storm that totally wrecked some parts of the city. Including the party guests on the top deck of the boat…like US!
Once that was behind us, it was lit on the top deck as we floated around the lake catching views and busting moves!
Below are the many looks that took place as the weather and dancing lead to removal of layers and drowned-wet-rat hair. 😀
There were surprisingly a ton of people on this boat that were “blasts from my past” … gotta love those unexpected catch-ups of faces you haven’t seen in more than 10-15 years!
The day was pretty great dancing, drinking and floating with the birthday girl and the team that love her.
Now that you know what I did, curious about what I wore to this Soca Joggers Winter Boat Cruise?
What I Wore
Y’all know I’m the biggest sports fan … and dressing “sporty” is a piece of cake for me. (**written dripping in sarcasm** ) #gosports
I really didn’t want to have to be worried about a jacket while on this boat. So layers was the name of the game for outfit strategy!
I found this cropped TFC sweatshirt from Winners a few days AFTER having attended my very first soccer game. So I was thrilled to have an excuse to wear this top somewhere where I’d stand out more than among crowded stands of similarly dressed fans.
I wore a simple ribbed black tank underneath a plain white tee to give me warmth layers.
My bottoms are my very first pair of jeaggings (jean leggings) … in black…rolled up cuz I’m short. With my wedge high-top black kicks and red mini-crossbody that’s just large enough for my cellphone, money, sunnies and lipgloss. Keeping me free to ‘jump up’ for all the soca fete ‘big chune’ goodness. **insert loud horn noise here**
How I Got The Look: TFC cropped hoodie, Winners; Round sunnies, Public Butter; Thin Cross-body purse, Necessities; Jeggings, Penningtons; High-top kicks, NineWest (layers of black tank and white tee both from Old Navy)
Would you take a Winter Boat Cruise around the Toronto Harbour?
What did you think of my outfit strategy for this event?
Use the comment section below and tell me your thoughts!
That’s why Halloween is one of my favorite times of year – cuz you get to do just that.
Since I’m a corporate-type by day, I wanted to do a little something with my outfits that was a gentle nod to Halloween… A lil’ nod once a week, every week leading up to the big day for the entire month of October.
Here’s what that looked like…
A Nod to Halloween – The Month of October
Gentle nod with a striped dress (F21+) and soft trench (F21+); Sparkle kicks (Sketchers) … giving off a Mime, Jailbird or Beetlejuice vibe.
Trying for this all-black-everything look for complete with my “Handbook for the Recently Deceased ” tee (PublicButter) with this angled pencil skirt (F21+) and Black booties (Winners). Sadly this was photographed without my stripped cropped blazer, to truly give off the Beetlejuice… Beetlejuice …BEETLEJUICE vibe!
Halloween Weekend – Saturday Night
With October 31st falling on workday (boo!) …the weekend before was the weekend of all Halloween’ing!!!
How lucky am I to have artsy friends in my life. Joel Colbourne and his amazing make-up job transformed me into a scary skeleton! Check out this Instagram for more of his makeup artistry. ❤
I had picked up this fab Skeleton Dress from Unique Vintage while I was in L.A. last November …ps: very, very delayed blogpost about that trip coming soon 😉
The make-up just brings this cute dress into spook-tacular frock… Worthy of winning Toronto Lindyhop’s “Most Scariest Costume” prize at the 2nd event I was at!!!!
Halloween Day – Office Costume
It took a month of convincing … but finally my office team agreed to dress up as Cowpokes for October 31st!
Since I didn’t get their permission to share the team photo… here’s what **I** looked like for the Cowboy theme: