Out of the Box

Year 2014 was a year of purchasing timeless pieces. This is something I always try to do, but last year was I was extremely successful. However, as a somewhat unintended consequence, my outfits were very… safe. I wore a lot of what I was comfortable in, which is not necessarily always a bad thing, but there is something to be said about stepping outside your comfort zone every now and again. And not just in fashion, but in life.

A style resolution that I have made is not only to keep focusing on timeless pieces, but to try stepping outside the box a bit more. I am still going to focus on filling the “gaps” in my wardrobe (there are still quite a few left!), but also to keep an eye out for pieces that are more out of my “norm” are still consistent with my personal style–while still being pieces that I will actually wear!

One of those pieces, I decided was this sleeveless tunic sweater from Aritzia. In the history of this blog, I don’t think I have ever worn a tunic. But when I laid eyes on this sweater, I could see its potential. It’s quite a bit different from my usual silhouette but I see its versatility, which is also so important to me when buying something new.

Zara Denim / Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots / Aritzia Tunic Sweater /  3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Medium Clutch / Forever21 Bracelet / Aldo Rings


If it were warmer out (like, not -20C!), then I would just throw a cropped leather jacket over top to play with the juxtaposition with the pieces. But being as freezing as it is, I will have to settle for my heavy duty parka.

Winter Favorites

An outfit wearing my favorite things as of late and a briefcomment about this Equipment Cashmere sweater. I am always apprehensive about buying expensive cashmere. Cashmere isn’t what it used to be, and you could be shelling out a lot of $$ for not so great cashmere. I have read tons of reviews on Equipment cashmere, but I wasn’t totally convinced about the quality. I found this particular Sloane crewneck sweater at Nordstrom’s for approximately $100, which I didn’t think was too bad if the quality wasn’t all there. Overall, it is soft, and the fit is a bit oversized on my petite frame, but I am finding that it pills…even before it has been washed. It’s not horrible pilling, but pilling nonetheless. I am happy I didn’t pay full price for it, but I continue the hunt for a great quality cashmere sweater. On the other hand, I love the color contrast between this merlot-colored sweater and the camel blazer!

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