Sunday, 7 November 2021

Sunday Morning Vibes: Plaid, Doggie Walks and Blundstone Booties




We have a new Sunday morning rhythm  it seems.  The kids are sleeping in longer and longer and even when they get up, it takes them forever to get going and join the land of the living.  These days Logan and I find ourselves spending a lot more of our time solo.  Our Sunday mornings start off slow with a cup of coffee, a piece of toast and reading.  Around 10:30 we tend to get moving and we've been really enjoying the trails at the various off leash dog parks.  We take Oreo and head outdoors.  We've had an unseasonably warm fall here in Saskatchewan and honestly it seems criminal not to get outdoors every chance we get.  So we head to the dog park with Oreo and although she gets really excited to see the other pups, she actually prefers to just roam the trails alongside us much more than socializing with other pups.  By the time we return home it's usually lunch time for us and breakfast time for the girls, and our family rhythm begins.  








On a completely different note, I love how this outfit came together.  One really cheap item, the shacket was a steal of a deal at Costco for $20!  It's not as think as most shackets which is okay as I can wear it as a shirt a lot as we roll into winter and I know I'll get a ton of wear in the spring summer while hanging around a fire at the lake.  It's very lumberjack and although this is not my usual style, I do love the fall Canadian vibe that it gives, plus its so different than anything else I own and I need more just casual pieces in my closet.  But the real deal in this outfit our my new Blundstone boots.  I've been eyeing these for a couple of years but just couldn't justify the steep price tag, $250 + tax.  What changed this year?  Well, I am spending long chunks of time in the mornings, when it's chilly, outdoors in our early learning space, so I wanted boots that were warm but not exactly my Sorels which are full on winder boots.  Although I love my dressy boots,  my toes get cold  quickly.  These boots have amazing reviews both online and from friends for a)being warm b)staying dry and c)their longevity.   Also, I decided that with all my fall photos that I've been doing I could afford to splurge on something for myself, so I did!!!!  I LOVE the shiraz color of these.  I actually went to the store to by the brown ones but I love how these are a deep red that slowly blends into an almost black color at the toe.  They are super comfortable once on and I'd love to get some wool socks to pair them with.  They are leather and stretch and mold to your foot.  CON: other then the $$$, is that they are crazy hard to get on and off.  Like my husband had to pull them off of my feet the first 5 times, and my fingers actually hurt from pulling on the tabs trying to get them on.  Apparently this is 100% normal but I feel like it's insane.  Now that I've worn them several times they are getting easier to pull on and off, but still require some effort.  Anyway, I am so happy with my splurge and love that I can trade in my heels for cute, casual, warm and practical booties.  


What were you up to this weekend?


Shop This Post:

Cocker Spaniel (not for sale)

Plaid Shacket (Costco; similar Old Navy)

Shiraz Blundstone Boots 

Toque (Belong Lifestyle old; almost identical on Amazon.ca) 

20 comments:

  1. Love your plaid shacket and you look cute with the beanie! Oreo is adorable!
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  2. How funny because the theme this week on our blog is shackets. They really are ageless.
    XOOX
    Jodie
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    1. 100% and although I usually stay away from buffalo plaid because I am not into the "lumberjack" stereotype of Canadians, I do kind of love it! LOL.

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  3. It sounds like the perfect weekend routine! Your shacket is such a great Costco find. Love your boots! I'm sure they will break in after a few more wears. Oreo is the cutest!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. They are finally worn in and I can take them off all by MYSLEF!!!!! hahahaha. But no joke, my husband was having to do it for me every time.

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  4. The boots are gorgeous! Definitely steep price but hey, if you wear them quite often in winter and they last years, it will be a decent investment! I love this outfit: I have the hardest time liking plaid shirts but I like the shackets better: maybe it is about the thickness and how they look on me. This one I would try. I think my mom got hers from Costco last year.
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    1. I couldn't agree more! I like them better as well. I also think the way they hang and I don't have to button them up!

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  5. This is such a cute autumn weekend outfit, it looks so cosy and I think good boots are always a great investment! I'm jealous of the fact that your kids sleep in though, haha! A sleep in for me is any time they don't get up before 6.30am, it happens maybe once every few months, ha!

    Hope that you are having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I know but I assure you that this time will come and then you'll look back on those days and some of the good things with fondness. I will say that the sleeping in is definitely one of the benefits of having teens!

      Hope you are having a great week.

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  6. I love your shacket, and what a great deal indeed! Your boots look so cozy for the upcoming winter too - this is such a great casual look!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

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    1. Thank you. Usually I stay away from the Buffalo plaid because I don't love the Canadian "lumberjack" stereotype but I love this coat! I can't wait for spring and summer and to wear it around a campfire.

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  7. This outfit is so cute! I love that red shacket! It looks great on you!

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  8. The weather in my neck of the woods is opposite of yours. It's normally warm where we are this time of year and I remember last year it didn't get cold until December but this year it seemed like it changed overnight. Not complaining though as I love the cold. On another note, I haven't jumped on the shackets bandwagon yet. I love how they look but just can't justify adding another "plaid" shirt to my closet as I have a few already. But I do love how yours look. Something about the red and black that is just so appealing. I shall check out our Costco and see if we have those. Btw, congratulations on those booties. They look great and it's good to treat yourself. You deserve it. I hope you are well and sorry for not being around the blog more often. It's hard to keep up. I just feel like there's so much to do for one person and I can see why IG is so much easier to post to. Anyway, happy Monday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. I totally get not wanting to add another item to your closet. I think you and I are both fairly selective and honestly I don't feel like I need to jump on all the newest trends. Example, I was debating a wide leg pair of jeans but my reality is that I can only wear jeans on the weekends and sometimes on Friday, so it doesn't really make sense to have a bunch of pairs. Anyway, I miss you and appreciate you stopping by when you can. It 100% is just often too much and I've scaled back on blogging, IG, FB and interacting because although I enjoy it, it's just becomes too hard to keep all the balls in the air!

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  9. You look adorable! Warm feet is a must for me; especially in fall and winter. My toes get so cold so fast and I'm just miserable once they do. I too have started investing in good quality footwear and am starting to wonder why I hadn't done that sooner.

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    1. 100% agree with everything you said! Wet feet are the very worst and it takes me forever to shake that off. I've been super happy with them and now that they are getting easier to put on and off I am enjoying them more. Although we got a big dump of snow so I've had to pull out my winter boots. :)

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  10. What a great Cosco find!! My sister has a sweater that I just love that she bought at Kroger grocery store of all places. I guess, nowadays, you never know where you might find a stylish bargain. Glad you treated your tootsies to some quality boots. Love that you have a new Sunday morning routine. We love to hike and walk together. And our fall weather has been so perfect for doing just that.

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    1. It's so true. Little gems can pop up anywhere! The boots are becoming a favorite, especially now that I am not struggling to get them on/off of my feet!

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