Sunday, 6 October 2019

Currently: September Edition



Currently reminiscing about our summer days and  nights.  We kicked off the month of September with one last wakeboard on the lake, fun times with friends, smores and a fantastic fireworks show put on by our lake town.  We ended the month on Monday, September30th with our first snowfall.





  






Currently reading,  Educated by Tara Westover.  Umm, so good and yet so foreign to read about an upbringing such as this, fully being aware that this is not HISTORY, this is actually pretty current.  So far I am enjoying it immensely.





Currently watching No Tomorrow on Netflix.  Light, cute, funny, and the perfect way to end of our day.  What are your go to shows?


We also saw the last episodes of Suits and it didn't disappoint.  I have been #teamharveyanddonna forever and I love the way it was wrapped up.  




Currently obsessed with these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Just for fun, I substituted the 1 1/2 C of chocolate chips with 1 C chocolate chips & 1/2 C Crasins.  




Currently loving my job as a PreK teacher.  We have adopted a local tree, Mr. Leafy, which led us to discover ladybugs.  EVERYONE loves ladybugs and the children cannot get enough of them.  Learning all about their lifecycle, their characteristics, their living conditions, you name it, they want to know about it.  


Currently family edition.  


My mom and dad were gone for most of the month back to our old country.  We missed them terribly but were aso excited that after all these years they were able to go back together to visit their tribe that was taken from them so many years ago.  While they were gone we were fortunate to spend some quality time with my uncle who resides in Toronto and show him the beautiful landscape that we call home.  






The girls started school and are both enjoying being back with their friends and their new teachers.  Here is to a new year of learning and growing.  













Baby Otto, our nephew, turned one!!!


Currently wearing.  For the month of September we had a second summer so I wore as many favorite summer outfits as I could.  Boots, scarves, headbands, etc. are now out and probably here to stay.  Bye, bye summer clothes.




What were some of your September highlights?









Friday, 27 September 2019

Casual Fall Outfit & Sharing Clothing With My Daughter




It finally happened!  I BORROWED something from my daughters closet!  In fact I not only borrowed it but I am featuring it right here on the blog.  See this super cozy, bold, cheery, fun stripped sweater?  It's hers!  Yep, it belongs to my 12.5 year old and we are now officially going into each others closets.  By that, I mean she's gone into mine a few times and this is a first for me, but I feel like I am entering a new world.  Hahahaha.  


We ventured out to our annual corn maze family day.  This is my favorite fall tradition, well this and trick or treating as a family.  We've been going to the Rosthern Youth Corn Maze as long as I can remember, see picture below of my little ones, and we always have a blast.  It's also become a perfect backdrop for a cozy fall outfit, see here and here.  This year I wanted to showcase my favorite pair of jeans, high waisted, Rockstar jeans from ON.  I love the fit of these jeans.  I almost always buy the Rockstars from ON because they are consistent in size, structure, fit, durability and the price can't be beat.  I instantly knew I wanted to feature a cozy, comfortable and oversized sweater with them.  I don't have one but if you read my picks for fall 2019 trends last week, see here, you know that's something I want to add to my closet.  Now that I am not wearing office attire 80% of the time, I feel like I can add a few casual sweaters back into my wardrobe and I can wear them to work and around town.  This particular top came from Urban Planet but I am linking up a few other options for you below.  I am also into hair accessories since spring, so this little cute leopard print side clip was the icing on the cake.


A few of the family enjoying the day :)  

My babies and I at the maze 7 years ago.  Gosh I miss them being so little.


Anya taping her first youtube video.  

Collecting all the stamps.  4th year in a row!!!

We earned our treats.  Yummy pumpkin donuts.  



Happy weekend everyone.

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ON Jeans

Stripped Oversized Sweater:  Belong Lifestyle; Amazon; ZafulSimons






Saturday, 21 September 2019

Fall 2019 Picks on a Budget


Hard to believe fall is just around the corner, on Monday, Sept. 23rd to be exact,  and I am getting paid soon-ish 😆, so I've rounded up some affordable pieces that are trending this season.  The piece I am really wanting to splurge on are some snakeskin booties, an oversized sweater that I have my eye on and a plaid blazer, all three are linked up below.  In fact I think I'll be adding a few blazers to by wardrobe this year to wear and swap out with cardigans.  Everything here is affordable, less than $100,and many pieces are even less than $50, so I hope you are able to find something that speaks to you.


Plaid


Plaid is everywhere and it's looking more professional than just your good old plaid button up (nothing wrong with that either, I love mine).  I did purchase a pair of plaid pants last year that I wear and style all the time, see here and here. They are super versatile, but this year I have my eye on the long plaid blazer.




Long Plaid Blazer

Boyfriend Plaid Blazer (30% off)



Plaid Pants (perfect for work)


Dark Florals


Give me all the flowers and I'll never tire of them.  The last dress just gives me all the good boho vibes.



Blazer (on sale)

Wrap Dress 

H & M Wide-cut Chiffon Dress


Oversized Sweaters & Cardigans


Cozy, warm and easy to pull off with leather leggings (also trending), jeans,
or even over top of a maxi dress.  I am super excited to get the leopard oversized pull over sweater.  I can just see myself wanting to wear it all the time, plus it's LEOPARD and I love leopard!!!!






H & M Sweatshirt Dress (This color, Rust, is the color of the season)




Snakeskin Everything

Snakeskin is THE print this year.  Everyone loves leopard, and it's sticking around and going strong, but snakeskin is having it's moment.  I'll be honest, I am not sure how I feel about it since I have a total phobia of snakes so I am really careful which items I would be comfortable wearing without having a snake panic.  I am leaning towards the booties, which are just a little over that $100 mark, but I feel they would get a ton of use here in Saskatchewan and they are pretty neutral.  What do you think of this trend? 





Snakeskin Cami (only $39.95)




Booties  (crushing on these)  


Snakeskin Mid- Heel (great price; $45)




Well that's a wrap for this post.  I hope you found something that feels like you and is in your price range.  Tell me what's something you are hoping to add to your closet for this season?


Friday, 13 September 2019

Leopard Dress Three Ways

No one can argue that leopard is here to stay, AGAIN.  I feel like it's become a staple, and a neutral, in my closet.  From dresses, cami's, flats, booties, clips, and belts, leopard can be worn and incorporated into so many outfits without much fuss.  This dress was passed down to me  and it's been on REPEAT again and again.  Over the summer, I wore it as a beach cover-up, see here.


Today I am sharing with you three new ways I've been wearing it.


#1 Leopard & Leggings.
This is my teacher, on the go outfit.  My life right now is 80% teacher practical, easy to move in and at a quick pace.  I chose to wear a black cami under the dress so that I can bend without a worry.  I do plan to add a black bralette, I already have a white one, from Belong Lifestyle to my   wardrobe.  They have a cute one that is a super comfortable bra, with lace, so it doubles up as a perfect cami for lower necklines.  I also went with leggings so that I can crawl around with my littles at work, and this dress is on the short side, see below the SEXY look.  For added warmth I love a good cardigan like this crochet one.  It's an oldie but a goody, but I'll link another favorite below.








# 2 Leopard dress, jeans & white blazer.
What is there not to love here?!? Tuck in the dress into your favorite high waist jeans and it's like a totally new piece of clothing.   I love how the white blazer is in stark contrast to the darker blue jeans and leopard.  It's totally fresh, polished and chic, at least I think so.  I polished off the look with my favorite pumps and computer laptop.  This is a my casual Friday and drinks after work outfit.  Let's just say TGIF!!!





#3 Leopard dress.
I would be lying if I said that I didn't feel sexy in this little number.  I wore it to our anniversary dinner a couple of weeks ago and felt like a million bucks.  As the evening got a little chillier, I threw on that crochet duster cardigan again, and I love how it elongates me (I am pretty short so that's no easy task).  I finished the look of with my favorite chunky H & B necklace, heels, and a clutch.  We ran into some friends who were sweet and took some photos of the both of us. 










We have a pretty chill weekend planned, some painting, visiting friends and curving out a little family time.  I'll be honest, I am having a hard time finding balance between my new job and home, but I am also extremely happy when my head hits the pillow at the end of each long day.  

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Dress (similar)
Cardigan (similar)
White Blazer