Sunday, 17 October 2021

Blustery Days and Sweater Vests



Sometimes you are really want to get to work and take your outfit photos and the day just isn't cooperating.  Here in Saskatchewan we often have high winds so I decided to just venture outdoors regardless of the weather and make the best of it.  We were going downtown to do a little bit of shopping so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to wear my new sweater vest and button down.  The sweater vest trend is going strong and I knew I was going to jump on it when both of my girls bought theirs in the spring.  I was like, heck yes, I missed jumping on this train when they were around back in the 90s and I am not missing out again.  So I looked to add the perfect one for the fall and found this one at the Bay and jumped on it, its sold out currently but I'll link a few similar option below.  The next item I really wanted to add to my work wardrobe this year was a button down shirt.  I haven't actually had one for years but I desperately wanted a longer one, that was loose fitting but also lightweight so that I could opt to tuck it in or leave it out.  Another things I really wanted was for the sleeves to be easy to roll up, and that it was relatively lightweight without being see through.  Check, check, check, I found everything in this one and I know it'll get a ton of wear!  I love how this outfit came together, especially with the leather pants, red lips and little booties.  Can I just say that I really miss being able to wear lipstick so that people can actually see it. Sigh.  I know it's a small thing but I miss knowing people will actually see my make-up, just saying.  












Okay, your turn, what are some of your must buys for fall/winter?  
What trends are you wanting to try?

Shop This Post:
Sweater Vest (sold out; similar at  Amazon.ca & Ali Express )
Black Leather Pants (old, Vero Moda)

Monday, 11 October 2021

Blue Blazer Three Ways



This fall one of my goals was to up my blazer game.  Blazers are an easy way to add layers to any outfit, be it casual, office or dinner out at a restaurant.  They always elevate an outfit and are a staple for most women working in semi-casual or dressy work environments.  Over the past couple of years I've been adding a few here and there throughout for different seasons, see a light weight floral one featured here and my favorite oversized one here.  

I just added this blue blazer recently while shopping at the Belong Lifestyle Saskatoon launch event.  I went in knowing that I wanted to add a blazer to my closet, as well a casual black top.  I like going to events knowing what I might be looking so that I can support a local business but also purchase something that I actually need and is within my price range.  I wish I had an infinite budget but I don't so I am usually very strategic where and when I attend events  based on whether I can support them or not.  Anyway, the ladies right away brought me a couple of options but they knew I would love the blue blazer.  I love when sale staff knows you like that.  It fits absolutely perfectly in the arms and shoulders.  The fit is slender but not tight.  The material is soft and comfortable to move around it.  I can stretch my arms and wrap myself in a hug and there is no pulling or tightening.  It was immediately a perfect fit and I knew it was coming home with me.  So let's see how I've styled it over the past few weeks.

#1 The Weekender  

Obsessed with the Grease You're The One That I Want tee (also from Belong Lifestyle).  I love this whole look but next time I might switch out the jeans for my leather leggings.  






#2  9 - 5 p.m. Office Time
High waisted trousers, a pretty floral top that really pops against this blue blazer.  It's the perfect fall outfit!





#3 Date Night!
It's the weekend and I'll dance if I want to!!!!  I love having a little date night with my man or going out for drinks with the girls.  Either way, this little summer dress easily becomes a favorite fall outfit by adding the blazer for an extra layer and little navy booties!  






It's Thanksgiving here in Canada so happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.  Although we are all struggling through the ongoing pandemic in different ways, I hope you are able to be with people you love.  Everyone else, happy Monday and I am so thankful that you choose to visit my little blog and to connect with me.  Thank you.



Sunday, 3 October 2021

September Outfit Round-Up

Hello October!!!! I am happy you have finally arrived.  You guys, I felt like September lasted forever!!!  I don't know if it's because as admin we went back to work mid- August so September felt like it started earlier for us or what, but I am glad it's over.  Although, I know that once we reach      mid-October our temperatures are going to start feeling more like winter and less and less like fall. I don't even want to think about that!   Like many other parts of the country we've had an unseasonably hot September, that often resembled summer weather and we even broke a few records.  If you follow me on IG you know that I try to post a few #ootd every week, if you don't  please do.  😊


Here is a photo dump of what I've been wearing  through September!  Also, if you have a minute to shoot me a message of what you want me to style or write about in the next few months, let me know in the comments. 


For all my Canadian friends, happy Thanksgiving this upcoming weekend!  

















Sunday, 26 September 2021

Corn Maze Days



To kick off fall we ventured to a nearby town to their corn maze.  We've been going for years and years, see picture below.  It's become one of our favorite fall family traditions and although the kids are less enthused they never fight going and always enjoy it.  What I am finding now as a mom of a tween and teen is that they also kind of like to cling to a few family traditions and rituals even though they are growing their independence and separating from their childhood.  I hope to one day be able to witness them becoming parents and carrying on some of these little traditions into their own families.  


The Rosthern Youth Corn Maze is our favorite by far because it grows with the family.  There is endless stuff to do, including two corn mazes, children's and an adult one, a bouncy area, wall climbing, a pumpkin patch area for pictures and to buy pumpkins, various games and activities, a wagon & train ride, food and drinks, and our favorite a petting zoo.  It's a great way to support a local organization and enjoy a full afternoon of fun.  We grown to enjoy and indulge in their mini-donuts and either a warm coffee/hot chocolate or this year slushies because it was so warm.  






I wore this totally casual button up.  I am actually loving button up shirt this year and I've add a couple to my closet.  This one was purchased at Belong Lifestyle here in town but guess what?!?  They ship all over Canada and even have a location in the states Belong Lifestyle USA.  The ladies focus on celebrating and empowering women of all shapes and sizes.  I absolutely love their inclusivity and their dedication to uplifting women.  I decided to give it a little twist by tying a knot in the front and adding my floppy hat for the afternoon.  It wasn't too breezy so my hat actually stayed put, which is one of the main reasons I don't wear it as often as I should.   I actually really want to add a felt fedora hat in tan for fall 2021 and I think I am going to order it from Ten Tree, see link below.







What are some of your favorite fall rituals or traditions?


Shop This Post:

Button Down Shirt  (Belong Lifestyle)

Festival Fedora Hat (10 Tree)

Puma White Sneakers

Mom Jeans (Garage Clothing)



Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Celebrating 18 Years of Marriage





At the end of August, we hit 18 years of marriage.  I love anniversaries, not because I get  a gift or we do anything very fancy, because we don't, but because I love the feeling of pride that I feel.  Logan and I got married young, at 21 and not everyone was on board or honestly I think probably many thought it would never last.  We've had a great 18 years of marriage.  Two beautiful babies that are not tweens and teens.  One house to bring Halie to, and another one to bring Anya to.  Many trips to western Canada, to Seattle, Disneyland and World, Bosnia 2x and many to Mexico.  Camping adventures and finally settling at Candle Lake and buying a piece of haven.  We've moved jobs, gone to school, and supported one another.  We built a great life.  But as with anything great in life, it comes with it's own dark days, weeks and months.  We've had those.  We've fought through them, and to be honest there were times I didn't think we would find the light again, but we did.  We have an amazing support system in my family and our closest friends.  They've rallied around us and encouraged us right from the beginning, and we are grateful to still have them at our sides all these years later.

If you've been around for a few years, you might remember that Logan and I take turns planning our anniversary date/weekend.  It's always local and nothing too fancy.  This year it was my year and I'll be 100% honest, I totally didn't plan anything to the very last minute.  Time just got away from me, but you know what?!?  It doesn't matter, because we had a great weekend doing things together and making new memories.  Keeping things simple and just carving out time to spend together, talk, laugh, try new things, that's really what got us to this point.  Wanting to and returning to being together in this marriage.  So here is a quick look at what our celebrations looked like.

Fireworks Festival on Friday Night

Something about walking around on a warm evening  and having Logan's arms around me while we watch the sky being lit up, is magic that never goes out of style.





Saturday


After a lazy morning of drinking coffee and reading our books, we biked 39km to a local cidery and spent the afternoon riding bikes under the sun and enjoying their beautiful location.  If you are local to Saskatoon, or come to visit, you must go out to Crossmount Cider Company, I'll even go with you 😄.  The grounds are wonderful anytime of the year, yes even in the winter, and we love it there.  We often even take the kids along with us.  They have great seating areas, cider for the adults and the little bakery has goodies and drinks for the kids and adults who aren't interested in the cider.  It's a beautiful location to walk around, play some of their indoor or outdoor games, and just spend a couple of hours at.







After we biked back into the city, we decided to get dressed up and head to Las Palapas for dinner.  It's an authentic Mexican restaurant and every time we go we love the food and the atmosphere.  Because of the beautiful mild summer weather, we decided to stay out on the patio and share some nachos, have a bevvie and honestly by the time we got our main meals we were already pretty full.  Thankfully the burritos are just as good the next day.






 

Nothing fancy but it was so nice just to claim a chunk of time just for the two of us.  To go out and hold hands.  To reminisce about our wedding day.  Our journey along the years.  To acknowledge and celebrate each other.  

                             What do you tend to do for your anniversary?