April Outerwear

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If you’re a fellow Toronotonian….than you must be feeling the pain of the constant weather flux from +21 degrees one day to a chilly -4 the very next.

I personally refuse to wear a winter coat in April!  However, a girl needs more than one piece of outerwear to make it through this fickle weather comfortably.  So here’s how I’ve managed to come up with creative solutions based on the weather forecast.

 

Weather: High Teens (+18) (Monday, April 14 2014)

I managed to get to and from the office WITHOUT  a proper coat.  This little cobalt blue blazer (along with a ‘just incase’ silk scarf) was all I needed in terms of outerwear to the office yesterday!  Plus, zero hosiery was required – so peep toed heels had to make an appearance too!

The Look:  3/4 Sleeved cobalt blue blazer, DressBarn; Purple leopard peep toed heels, NineWest; Berry bandage skirt, Forever21+; Lepoard peplum top, Reitmans; Bianca Tassel necklace, Stella & Dot; Gifted gold vintage earrings

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20140415-190649.jpgWeather: Below Zero (-4) (Tuesday, April 15 2014)

I awoke to snow-covered rooftops, strong winds and heavy flurries this morning, as I walked my pup. So I was forced to pull out my wool Fall coat, pink pashmina and large brimmed hat (plus booties) to make it in into the office today.  Seems my poor hat hasn’t been stored properly,  but I think it still worked well regardless of the extra floppy one side 🙂

The Look: Black hat with leopard ribbon, Winners; Camel wool coat, Old Navy; Pink pashmina, Necessities; Purse, Guess; Black leather bow tie gloves, Danier

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Weather: Single digits (+4) (Wednesday, April 16 2014)

Anticipating tomorrow’s weather, I think I’m gonna wear my shawl + hat combo to the office, making sure my under layers are warm enough to get me by (thinking a lightweight sweater and ankle length pants) … but who knows what my mood will lead me to outfit-wise when I wake friends 😉

The Look: Houndstooth shawl, Reitmans; Black belt, Lane Bryant; Hat from Vintage Clothing Show (forget which booth)

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How have you been managing keeping your outerwear fashionable and functional while the weather decides if we’re finally going to let go of Winter and fully embrace Spring/Summer?

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Mint & Lepoard

Ooooo….it’s -1 in Toronto today! Not quite patio-season, but pretty close 🙂

Sadly the streets and sidewalks are covered in ice and slush, which means winter boots are in full effect – cute shoes need not apply. Sigh…

mint stone neclaceI’m headed into the office for a workshop, one that I’m attending not delivering. And am hoping to meet up for an after work drink with a handsome new boy…so here’s the outfit I’ve put together for a Monday-at-the-office-straight-to-drinks look:

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My fave bit about my outfit today is the fab necklace!!! Found this cute lil’ boutique on St. Clair West last year (when I lived midtown) and totally fell in love with this piece. The shop girl informed me that they only purchased a few pieces from an exclusive supplier in NYC. There were matching earings, however the stones were off colour and I wasn’t feeling them.

Just downloaded a camera timer app to my phone…so these pics are a combination of mirror selfies + self-timer.  Enjoy!

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How I got The Look:
Mint lace shoulder top from Forever21+, Toronto Eaton Center
High-waisted lepoard pencil skirt from ChicStar, SexyPlus Clothing (Rosedale/Yonge Sts.)
Stone necklace from One Girl Who (St. Clair W/Bathurst Sts.)
Michael Kors white ceramic watch
Taupe pumps from Paylessmint6