Let’s be real. This is not the outfit I’m wearing this week in Toronto right now. We are in a deep freeze and we got hit with a nice little snowstorm (I can’t complain too much–Newfoundland’s got it bad). I’m heavy on the layers with my Ugg snowboots, the heaviest parka I own, and my warmest hat and mittens. It’s neither cool, nor glamorous.
A little slow getting into the swing of things, but I think I’m finally ready to get going! We’ve been fortunate to be having a relatively mild winter this year. Luckily that means that I some days I can wear outfits that are more “fall-like”, and get away with things I’d normally not be able to get away with during this time of year, like say, sneakers without socks! Yes, really!
The other night, I took the puppy outside to do his business and I legitimately angry that it was still this insanely cold with spring (supposedly) approaching. Of course, my tolerance for cold has gone done quite a bit since living in the south, but still, I’m sure all of my fellow Canadians share the same sentiment.
I can’t purport to say that my winter outfits are super creative right now given how cold it is. And admittedly, I’m somewhat a creature of habit when it comes to clothing. I don’t really *need* a lot of stuff (“want” being a completely different story, of course). If I love it, I’ll wear it literally every day, if possible. A good example of that is this Aritzia camo button down that has been part of my weekend uniform since I purchased it back in November. The thick cotton twill material is great for layering and it’s puppy-proof to boot. Pair it with a pair of jeans or leather leggings and a pair of boots (today, my lace-up combat boots) and I’m good to go.