Although it’s starting to warm up now, it’s been really cold in Calgary these past few weeks. The cold weather makes taking photos outdoors a lot less desirable, but I did manage to get these. Luckily for me, this vest is pretty warm. I think that this look has a very outdoorsy Canadian vibe to it. I would probably throw on a different pair of boots if I was out exploring, but I think you get the idea. While shooting these photos we saw a couple of people out cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the park. I’d never really thought about doing that before and it seems like a great way to get exercise without even leaving the city!
I’ve been obsessing over this Free People dress for quite some time now. I was especially drawn to the colour, and the delicate pattern of the material. Needless to say, I eventually caved and ordered it. I have a habit of waiting to see if the item that I want will go on sale before I make a purchase. Sometimes this backfires and the item sells out, but sometimes it doesn’t, and my patience pays off. During the holiday season this is usually a great strategy. With black Friday now a thing in Canada, as well as boxing day, great deals are not hard to find!
Now that it’s a new year, i’m looking forward to all the new adventures and opportunities that it brings. I’ve got a few resolutions, nothing too extreme, I mostly just want to focus on saving money, being a little more active, and eating healthier.
This look is one of my favourites all year round. Obviously on cold winter days I would have a jacket to go along with it. I think you might get bored of seeing me wear the same few jackets over and over. This look has everything that I love from band tee’s and cardigans to ankle boots. When you find a combination that you love, it’s nice to stick with it for a while!
As much as I love getting out and doing winter activities, I equally love staying indoors and being cozy. There’s nothing more relaxing than cuddling up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea. As for my winter style, I like to keep it as cozy as possible most of the time. Cardigans and wool hats are at the top of my list when it comes to getting dressed this time of year. This cardigan in particular is one of my favourites!
One of my favourite things about Christmas, aside from the food, is the decorations! Tyrell and I have been getting a real tree for the past few years now, and I always look forward to decorating it! That being said, the holiday season can be a very stressful time of year for a lot of people. It’s easy to get worn out by all the shopping and entertaining that’s involved. I work in retail and this time of year is especially stressful. Although i’m busy, I try to take a break every now and then to enjoy the festivities.
Because shopping can be so stressful this time of year, it’s nice to find a store like Marshall’s where you can one stop shop for everyone on your list! They’ve got an awesome assortment of cardigans and sweaters (like the one featured here) that are perfect for holiday hang outs! They also have a large variety of adorable Christmas decorations and housewares, including this lovely snowflake mug!
*Sponsored by Marshalls
It’s been really cold in Calgary lately. Too cold to only wear this faux leather jacket, but that’s where layering comes in handy. Scarves have been a major necessity this past week, so i’ve had a chance to utilize my large collection. Scarves are one of my favourite accessories, and even more so in the winter. Not only are they awesome statement pieces, they are also great for keeping your neck and face warm. They are fashionable and functional, and it’s awesome! I picked up this scarf from Urban Outfitters a few months ago, and it’s been one of my favourite accessories ever since. The rest of the look is pretty simple, and made up of some of my favourite items for fall and winter. You can’t go wrong with a cozy long sleeve thermal, and a pair of distressed jeans!