Sunday, 27 November 2022

Let It Snow, Let It Snow! & My Flare Jeans



On this particular day we  had planned to do our Christmas family photo because it was going to be mild and all of a sudden the snow just stared falling down.  It made our photos extra beautiful and I am thrilled with how they turned out.  Since the weather was so perfect and were were at a beautiful location already,  I decided that it was a perfect time to snap these photos for the blog.  This fall I decided to add these flare jeans to my small jean collection, and I couldn't be happier with them.  I've already gotten so much wear out of them and so many compliments on them, sorry they were a sale item that I randomly found, but I will link up a few other options below.  They are still high waisted (I never want that to go out of style), fitted through the hips, legs and then flare out.  I love the cute front pockets, just yesterday my tweens friends asked me why my jeans had back pockets in the front, LOL.  I am also super happy that I have my mom, who is a seamstress, was able to hem them for me.  At only 5'4", I often find it difficult to find pants that aren't too long, especially a flare cut like these.  As soon as you have to have them hemmed, you loose a lot of the flare affect, but I am really happy how these turned out. If you are hemming pants, I suggest picking out the type of footwear you are most likely going to wear the pants with and hem according to that.  I choose my low heeled booties because I love how they peak out the bottom, but the jeans also look great with my white sneakers as they have a good little platform on them. On this day, I dressed the jeans up slightly with a light knit sweater, that's structured and form fitting, has gold button detailing down the arm.  I love how this combination created a longer line for me, making me look slightly taller.  I also added a punch of color with my favorite red lipstick to stand out a little.   Over the past couple of months I've  paired the jeans up with oversized band tees and sneakers, oversized sweaters, and a blazer for casual Friday at work.    













My US friends I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your families and friends.  

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Jeans (Mango not available; Gap)

Purse (Aldo)

Maybelline Red for Me Lipstick


Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Ageless Style: Layers for Fall & Link-Up

 


Welcome to the Ageless Style monthly link-up!  We always gather on the third Thursday of the month and this month Joanne from Slices of Life prompted us to think about essential fall layers.  As you can see, fall has left and winter has arrived in Saskatchewan.  Currently my main layers are my winter coat, toque and mitts, LOL.  Although I have some really nice wool coats and a warm parka, today I am focusing on layers that I use indoors during work hours.  I love me a good duster cardigan or a blazer, but I decided to go a completely different direction this year when I was choosing to invest my $. I decided on a  vegan leather shacket.   Right off the hop I wasn't drawn to black this season, but as soon as I saw this shacket in cognac I was in love.  The leather jacket is super soft, and is lined with a soft, almost fleece like material, on the inside.  It's an oversized fit, which I always have to get used to, and I find I like to wear with a more fitted bottom, skinny/straight leg jeans or a fitted dress, to create shape and dimension in my look.  For reference I am wearing a small and honestly if they had an XS I would have been tempted to try that on, but sometimes you just have to try a different style on a few times so you get comfortable seeing a new silhouette on yourself.  Overall  I love my newest fall purchase and am happy that I stepped out of my comfort box and bought something new and different.  


Since we are chatting about leather, I also want to draw your attention to the best backpack I've ever owned!  This is the prefect size for work and it comes back and forth with me 5 days a week.  It's in mint condition, a year after I purchased it, and it fits my laptop, journal, agenda, pens and a few other things.  I absolutely love that it's not too big and keeps me limited to carrying only the work essentials.  It's also awesome as a carry on when we travel.  

Your turn, what are your essential  layering pieces for fall or winter?  



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Sunday, 13 November 2022

What I Wore This Fall

 Hi friends!  I had the BEST weekend ina long time.  It was a three day weekend and I just feel so good going into the week.  My heart is full, my life is feeling organized and I feel happy to welcome the holiday season.  Due to the three day weekend, I was able to get lots organized and accomplished around the house and visit with a number of friends, including celebrating out best mans 40th birthday, spending time with some friends, visiting with my parents and my grandma.  On top of  that, I also had time to work out and we put switched out our fall decorations and put up our Christmas tree.  

So todays post is going to be short and sweet.  Although fall is still technically the season, here in SK we've gotten our first major dump of snow and cold weather, so needless to say, we have entered winter season.  Before I full embrace my parka, Sorel boots, starting my car to get it warmed up 15 minutes before I leave the house, and all the other things, I want to give you a quick look at what I wore this fall season, without all the layers to keep me warm and toasty.  

Hope you all have an awesome week and see you back here on Thursday where I join the ladies of Ageless Style to show you our favorite fall layers!  Join us and link-up your favorite post as well.












What's your favorite look?

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Faux Leather Pants for the Office




Ladies faux leather everything is in this season.  Pants, skirts, blazers, jackets, dresses, etc.  It's everywhere and although I love me some black, because it goes with everything, I am really drawn to the chocolate brown shades this season.  I wasn't going to go out and buy the pants because I already have a pair of skinny faux leather pants, see here, but since my oldest purchased these, I thought I'd give them a try and now I  haven't given them exactly back. LOL!  Eventually she'll come looking for them but for now they are safely tucked into the drawer of my dresser.  

She styles them with cute crop tops and AirForce Ones, and I styled them for a day of meetings out of the school and teaching in the afternoon. I love the relaxed fit, as opposed to the skinny/legging look, and also the high waist.  I will not be jumping on the low rise trend this time around, thank you.  Another favorite addition to my closet this past year has been relaxed fit button ups.  They are easy to wear all year long, casual or dressed up.  I now have a white one, see here, this off white almost subtle tie dye print, and a soft blue linen one.  To style this office look I stuck with low heeled pumps, a simple watch, initial style necklace and studs.  For a pop of color I went with Maybelline lipstick, and it's cool around here, so a trusted wool coat is a must.  This is likely the last time you'll see fall pictures here for a long time because we got our first snowfall and it's likely here to stay.  Bye bye fall, hello winter for the next 5 solid months, maybe 6.  







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Faux Leather Pants:  Garage Clothing (only black left); Shein (similar)

Button Down:  RW & Co (similar)

Maybelline Red for Me Lipstick

Aritzia Cocoon Coat


Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Ageless Style: Corn Maze Outfit



Welcome to the Ageless Style link-up!  We are always here the third Thursday of the month to show you how ladies across the country, various ages and styles put together outfits for anyone to copy.  Todays prompt is What You Would Wear to a Fall Event by Cathy from My Side of 50.  

When I think of "fall" I think our annual trip to the corn maze.  it's been our tradition for many years, I think close to 12, and this year unseasonably warm.  We decided to take the trip out as a family on a sunny, Sunday afternoon to close out the weekend.  We split into two teams, mom and dad vs. the teeens and you know what, the teens beat us in both the kids and the adult maze.  LOL!  We walked around and interacted with a few animals and that was a wrap.  If I am being honest, it didn't have the same vibe for us this year.  The girls were less interested, even though they said they wanted to go, and it was just okay.  We likely will be taking a break from it for the next few seasons because the girls just didn't get the same joy out of it and frankly the cost is too high to just like it okay.  Another indication that our lives and our family time is changing.  We are looking for new things to enjoy as a family but also letting some of it go for the time being.  Maybe the Mr. and I are just going to have to look for some things that we can enjoy as a pair.  What do you think?

                      


Outfit formula, jeans, tee, top layer and sneakers.  I do love a casual fall outfit that can be worn when going to a corn maze, apple picking, pumpkin patch, etc.  I pulled out my trusted buffalo plaid schaket and threw it over a striped tee, a little pattern mixing, and white sneakers.  Friends if you are looking for some nice tees in neutral colors, as well as striped, that fit nice, are super soft and aren't see threw, I've finally found some at RW & Co!  Who thought basic tees would be so difficult to come by.  As for the shacket this one is lightweight, so more shirt than jacket, and was Costco steal last fall.  I wear it at the lake and for hiking all the time!  











Now make sure to link up and visit all the ladies of Ageless Style!  If you want to join us and style along with us our prompts for November is fall layers, and December is all about styling those skinny jeans that may still be in your closet.  



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Sunday, 16 October 2022

Halloween 2022 and a Look Back!



Yikes!  Halloween is just around the corner and I am not sure what I am going to dress up as this year.  We really wanted to do a group costume at work but it proved to be pretty expensive and not everyone really wanted to invest, which is totally fine and makes sense.  Yesterday I was helping a friend find a formal outfit for an event out of my closet and I ran across a black dress with pearls and thought I just might try to pull together a Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's Costume idea.  Stay tuned and watch my IG for whatever I come up with.  Below is my inspiration by The Literary Lifestyle.




I love dressing up and although we don't ever end up going to any Halloween parties or anything, I am thankful that each year that I am expected to dress up for school.  The bad news is I don't often take pictures but below are some of Haloweens past.  My very favorite costume of all time is 2017 when Anya and I went as a duo of Maleficent and Mal from the Descendants movies.  In hindsight I really wish we had done more family themed costumes when the girls were young but at the same time, we always let them choose what they wanted to be.  Another favorite costume that I've had is dressing up as Bell last year, all the PreK kids absolutely loved it and it was fun to add to the magic of the day.  I lent it out to my sister for this Halloween.  Anyway, you will find me having a full on Halloween day at my school with my littles, and then handing out candy and maybe hosting some of the kids friends as they come and go from trick or treating.  





2008:  Halie as a tiger and I went as a pumpkin at 7 months pregnant with Anya.


Crazy Cat Lady!

Girls don't need saving!  They are superhero's all by themselves1



Do you dress up?   If so, what are you planning to dress up as this year? What does Halloween look like for you?