Sunday 28 May 2023

Casual Mom Spring Style

I am back friends.  Sorry, I stepped away without any sort of warning.  Nothing is wrong but it just became impossible for me to do it all.  I have news!!!!!  I am moving schools next year.  I will be taking a step forward in my learning journey as a leader by going to a much bigger school, four times the size of my current school, as a vice-principal but at 100% V.P. time.  It's a huge learning opportunity for me and although I am nervous, I am also extremely excited for this next challenge!  That being said, it's just been super busy with work commitments, photoshoots starting up again,  starting training for a half marathon,, thinking about packing up my classroom, girls spring activities, and family/friend gatherings.  All good things but I just felt like I couldn't juggle anything well anymore, so something had to take a backseat.  I already know come September I will be taking a month off all social media things, in order to get my head around a new job, new roles and responsibilities, and learning about my staff and students.  But I am here now and ready to finish off the school year with smiles and go into summer with my family.  

So, since life has been BUSY, my outfits have been casual and uncomplicated.  Jeans, basic tees/tanks, light layering pieces and alternating between sandals and sneakers.  Basically you can find me wearing this version of outfit over and over again.  I love a classic stripped tee/tank, over casual jeans, and an oversized bomber jacket, cardigan or my favorite linen button down (aka workhorse shirt).  See how I am still rocking the skinny jeans.  Yep, didn't give them up, because when you put a larger layer over top, like this button down, skinny jeans, help keep shape and definition to your body.  So although I have diversified my jean collection with some wide leg, relaxed fits, I am not giving up the skinny jeans anytime soon.  this outfit functions so well for time at the ball diamond (which I've been at a lot), basic errands, photoshoots, and to chill back with a cup of coffee which I make sure to include in my weekends as time for me.

What's your casual mom uniform this spring?

Sunday 7 May 2023

Classic Green for Spring

Things are turning up green, don't you agree?  Spring is well underway and I love me some color.  Last year I infused my wardrobe with a pink power suit and this year I knew I wanted to add something classic green to my wardrobe.  While at a local spring fashion show with the ladies, I saw this crochet sweater and immediately knew that was coming home with me!  Cute, vibrant, unique, and from a local boutique, what's not to love?  I went into the store and picked it up and I've been wearing it ever since.  Now, it is both a crop top and crocheted so I knew I was going to have to also be on a look out for a layering piece and I thought I'd try to find myself a bodysuit that I didn't find uncomfortable.  I tried a few different places and finally landed on a white one from Dynamite.  It's perfect and so comfortable.  It has great stretch, multiple snap setting depending on your torso,  and the price point was spot on.  For reference I choose to get a medium rather than a small and I feel that was the right choice for me. 

I've worn this top several times over the past month including two nights ago when we had a little double date with some friends at a local pub called Prairie Sun Brewery.  It was so nice to catch up with friends, laugh, chat and kick back with a flight of locally made beers (toffee was my favorite).  This outfit was perfect for a casual night out, paired with my favorite gold accessories and my new bomber jacket that's been heavily on repeat this spring, was the prefect layering piece.  Although the trench coat is trending, I find the bomber is absolutely perfect for more casual settings and it pairs well with jeans.  

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Green Crochet Sweater (sold out; H & M)

Bodysuit (Dynamite)

Bomber Jacket (Old Navy)

Accessories:  Be Bold Hoops; Guess Watch 

Monday 1 May 2023

Hey There Spring, I See You


Hey there spring, I see you!  I love you!  Please stay!

This weekend it finally felt like  spring came to SK and I am soooooo happy about it.  There is no traces of snow or ice anywhere.  Even the grass seems to be turning green-ish already (although that might just be my wishful thinking, lol).  Either way the signs are everywhere.  Birds are back.  People our out walking, running, biking, jogging and not bundled up with only their eyes peeking out.  You know what else is a sure sign of spring?  My toes got painted and I start shaving my legs regularly.  LOL.  
Oh and all the spring outfits!

If you are a regular, you know that I love my jumpsuits and rompers.  This one is a favorite of mine that I grabbed last year at Marshalls for our trip to Europe.  It's the perfect weight, extremely breathable, roomy and also fitted in all the right places, such as the waist and bust.  I was thrilled to be able to style as an ambassador and  inspiration for one of my outfits for the spring challenge with  Outfit Formulas (check it out if you are looking to update your trendy wardrobe or if you want to learn how to use what's in your closet more efficiently).  I've worn this romper with a tee underneath, as well as a white linen button down over top, see here.  Today, I am showing you how to style with a little denim jacket  and sneaks for the cooler days, or top off with a little sun hat and sandals for the summer days that are just around the corner.  Don't forget to add some fun accessories such as a cute white purse, so fresh for spring/summer, or a pop of color,  and I always love a gold layered necklace.  Either way, it's cute, cute, cute!

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Jumpsuit (old; similar Old Navy on Sale!)
White Purse (similar Ardene)