“It’s so hard to be cute” is a statement I hear from friends all Winter long. Even though it’s been -25 degrees or worse out here in Canada I am really trying to be “cute” this year. I invested in a few good coats that are still warm and lots of trendy accessories to amp up my jeans and plain turtlenecks. I generally wear a lot of the same thing everyday as I’ve said many times before, so my best piece of advice is to invest in the accessory department; great coats with beautiful prints and details, bright and bold hats, scarves and gloves, and funky warm winter boots. It’s all in the small details that will set you apart from a sea of black puffer coats!
H&M coat, Joe Fresh turtleneck and button up, BDG Jeans, Cape booties, Ray-Ban sunglasses, vintage silk scarf
For me, my wardrobe consists of A LOT of basics. I remember in the beginning of high school when I really started buying my own clothing etc how I would buy such strange/kooky clothes. At the time my parents would take me shopping to buy the basics and when I had spending money from babysitting or house sitting I would get to actually “shop”. I would got to value village with friends and we would scour the racks for anything strange and interesting. Although I have some pretty unique pieces I still have from some of those trips, I am realizing that it’s time to invest in pieces of clothing that matter. In the winter months I wear a routine uniform of jeans, cute boots (when it’s not slush outside), and a turtleneck shirt. Where I like to spice things up is in the jacket department and accessories. Your jewellery can really amp up your outfits, and having multiple coats that you can switch up your look with is an easy winter investment; it will help you from feeling stale in the style department. Hope those tips help! Thanks for reading!
There’s no place like home! I’m feeling a little Dorothy-esque as I’ve been craving some ruby red shoes as of late. I don’t know why or where this current craving came from, but it’s come on strong like I’m pregnant with a blank canvased shoe baby dying for some red. I think it may have been Jillian Harris that started this red spiral with the #8 pair above that she recently posted on her Instagram. The red just got me because I wear a lot of basics in neutral tones so pops of colour in my accessories is where I like to standout, and a fire engine red is such a power colour that it’s really sticking in my brain where I see outfits before I wear them. I’m also really into shoes that have fun details, fabrics and prints as well, as to stand out in a crowd of black booties. I noticed that I have this thing for pom poms too, how cute are they on shoes!? All of these shoe picks are really making me want to buy a plane ticket to a beach destination, of course after I win the lottery and can afford all of these shoes and the plane ticket.
Since many of these shoes are mega pricey I have a feeling I might try a DIY project in the near future. If It turns out well I’ll be sure to post about it. Anywho, I think red is going to be my colour this spring, and I think yellow too, that’s another colour I’ve been dreaming about. What pops of colour are you looking to rock?
Christmas day is fast approaching and I know I’m going last minute shopping this week. I find it hard to shop for anyone of any age these days since trends are ever-changing, especially in the pre-teen territory. I have two pre-teens to buy for so I’m sticking to practical gifts they can use for years to come. I hope this gift guide helps you if you have a 9-12 year old girl or boy to buy for. If you have any ideas or suggestions for me please leave me a note in the comment section. Thanks for reading! xx