February

As with my usual casual winter outfits, more black:

 
And just in case anyone was wondering what this coat actually looks like closed and belted:
Aritzia Spencer Wool Coat (Black)(Reiss version here) / Rich & Skinny Legacy Coated Denim (similar here) / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots / Jacob Turtleneck (similar here or here).
 

It’s February (almost March!). Which means I’m pretty darn sick of winter and I need it to be OVER. This year in particular was a long and rough one. The cold started early, and we had some extremely, extremely cold days. When I lived in D.C., it was just a few more weeks of the cold before I could put away the heavy coats. In Toronto, I have to wait at least two weeks longer, which puts me in a despondent mood just thinking about it. The one thing that is keeping me going? The new influx of fashion for the new season.

For spring, I’ve already added a pair of boyfriend jeans, new casual sneakers, a little cross-body bag, and an oversized day clutch. I’m hoping to finally add a pair of white jeans and just a few tops to freshen up my wardrobe. We’ll see how that goes.I already have my eye on a white blazer that I probably don’t need, but I find myself starting at it multiple times a day online. Basically, the only way to kill an obsession like this is to buy it and then try to convince myself to return it afterwards.

I took a little inventory of what I have purchased over the last few months, and I was shocked to discover that everything I’ve purchased in the last five months is either black or some shade of white except for my new Club Monaco trench coat (tan with black leather sleeves) and a pair of blue jeans! It will be interesting to see how  my color palette will change as the temperatures warm up. Or will it? As I’ve had a little more money at my disposal as of late I’ve noticed that my style has shifted to something edgier and darker (more so than it was before). It’s not surprising. I always thought that if I had more money to “invest” into my wardrobe, my style would probably lean more in that direction. I’m certainly more thrilled with my current wardrobe now than I have ever been before and I’d have it no other way.

Polar Vortex / Tartan


Whoever gave us this polar vortex can have it back. Seriously. I hope round two was the last round because I have never experienced such cold in my life. Thankfully, I chose this year to invest in a super warm winter coat. If I had any second thoughts about it initially, they are long gone now.
 
Despite the super warm outer layer, when it gets super cold, all I care to wear to work is a wool sweater and skinny pants to tuck easily into my boots. I purchased this tartan scarf a few months back and I love to throw it over a simple outfit to make it a bit more interesting (and incidentally, warmer).

black / black / black

Club Monaco Margaret Top /  Helmut Lang Sonar Wool Asymmetrical Jacket / Rich & Skinny Legacy Wax Coated Denim (Tar, size 24)(similar) /  Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Topshop Rings

 

I’ve had this crazy obsession with Helmut Lang over the last year.  I got this Sonar Wool Asymmetrical jacket for almost 50% off and once I put it on, it was love. More Helmut? Yes, please!

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