Joaquin

After a rough week, I’m finally starting to feel better from that tough cold I caught a little over a week ago. After some antibiotics, four kinds of cough suppressant, loads of vitamin C, and tons of rest, I’m starting to feel like myself again–just in time for the arrival of the cold winds courtesy of Joaquin. Certainly the south is seeing the worst of it, but Toronto is definitely feeling its effects. It’s feeling more like end-of-November than it is beginning of October. Having said that, though this is one of my favorite weekend outfits, this is not appropriate for what it is outside at the moment!

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // White leather vest + combat boots + ripped denimDRESSED ACCORDINGLY // white leather vest + ripped denim + combat bootsZara Bag (love this clutch) / MIA Combat Boots / Zara Ripped Skinny Jeans / Club Monaco Contrast Sleeve Top / Club Monaco Moto Vest / Daniel Wellington Watch / Le Chateau Ring / Banana Republic Triple Wrap Leather Bracelet (similar here or here)

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Print Mix

I don’t often mix prints and patterns, mostly because I don’t own all that many, and in part because I never felt like I could do it successfully without looking like I got dressed in the dark. However,  one day I decided that the black and white stripe and black and white floral pattern was simple enough to pull off and at least didn’t make me cringe when I looked in the mirror. And yes, it probably also helps that only a tiny bit of the shirt is peeking out from under the sweater so it didn’t scream at me that I was doing something wrong.

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // Print Mix
DRESSSED ACCORDINGLY // Print Mix
 Jacob Striped Sweater (old, similar here) / J.Crew Boy Shirt (old but love this this) / Club Monaco Emily Pant / Alexander Wang Gabi (or Gabriella) Bootie / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel (medium on sale with code BIGEVENT15) / Michael Kors Runway Watch / Forever21 Rings

Chunky

Time flies. Somehow it is already February into 2015. It is also about that time when those of us who experience the harsh, deep cold in the winter months, are just getting sick of it and are itching for spring to come. As I long for warmer temperatures, I continue slip on those thick layers and chunky knits which by this time is completely tiresome.

I have spent all winter looking for an over-sized chunky grey sweater, since I had to give up my last cashmere turtleneck after wearing holes into the elbows last year. It is just so difficult to find a great quality, slightly over-sized wool sweater with a good fit for a small petite that is also within a reasonable price range. I finally came across this one from Aritzia, which also happened to be on sale. I actually had to go down a size from my regular Aritzia XS so I didn’t look I was being swallowed up, but it totally fit the bill. I am now wearing this constantly until spring rolls around and it gets too warm to wear it.

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY | Chunky
DRESSED ACCORDINGLY | Chunky
J.Crew skirt (similar) / Cole Haan Boots (similar) /  Babaton Sweater  / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Le Chateau Ring
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