WEEKEND WEAR: Leopard Blues

Turns out I unintentionally matched the landscape in this outfit! Most of our snow is gone so it feels like the leaves are just playing it safe and waiting to burst out in the next few weeks. I can't lie, it feels great to be somewhat comfortable in a lighter jacket and a sweater. This weekend I am going to drag out my Spring and Summer bins of clothing and take inventory...you know, just to see what I need this year haha. Because, hey Winter: we have all BIN there, done that. I hope Winter releases it's grip on the rest of Canada soon, for everyone's mental health and also for safety. Some of the storms have been pretty devastating, especially in rural areas so my family and friends out there have been in my thoughts constantly.
On a lighter note, I just got this leopard scarf from Joe Fresh. I am a big believer in scarves for their ability to pull an outfit together or add a focal point of interest for not much money. Apparently I love them so  much I now have 7 leopard scarves. Whoops! Have a great weekend!

| scarf - Joe Fresh | hat - Urban Outfitters | jacket - Sunday Best by Aritzia | sweater - TNA by Aritzia | jeans - Anine Bing via Eluxe | boots - Sam Edelman | bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs |


Make Me Blush

Happy Friday everyone! This week in BC it was a short one due to our holiday Family Day and now we get another day to celebrate everyone we love tomorrow. Torrey asked if  I would be his BALENTINES and take him for frozen yogurt so of course I said yes! I think he dropped some hints earlier in the week with tulips, pink Smarties, and a card haha (thanks family). Hopefully Valentine's Day can be a day not about expectations, but about giving to our family and friends, whoever that may be for you!
My sweet mom just gave me this blush jacket to celebrate getting a new job that starts soon and the color is the perfect way to take your clothes from Winter to Spring. It goes with almost everything! Have a beautiful weekend!

| jacket - Vero Moda | blouse - H&M | jeans, heels - TopShop | hat - Urban Outfitters | bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs |


WEEKEND WEAR: Lazy Layering

Happy long weekend to all my friends in BC; our province has made a family day for us which is a great thing. Hopefully people use it as such and connect with whatever kind of family they have! Time to have a few sleep ins, cook really good food, and get outside into the fresh air. Yesterday it actually got up to 16 degrees in downtown Kelowna with sun and we sat and had brunch on a patio lakeside. Today, we're back to fog and rain but it was nice to get a glimpse of Spring.
For easy weekend outfits, I like to throw on a light jacket underneath a larger one with a third light layer. This way, I can add or subtract them easily if I get warm or if I go inside. Plus I think I am just really over big bulky jackets and knits at this point! Props to my momma for finding this cool wall to stand up against.

| hat - Urban Outfitters | coat - H&M | denim jacket - Eluxe.com | striped shirt - TNA by Aritzia | denim - Anine Bing | boots - Target | bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs |



Well it's safe to say that cold and flu got the better of us this January. It hit Torrey and then it hit me, and then if you know anything about toddlers you know that they are a mess of pathology when they are sick and you have as little hope of scoring something you want at a sample sale the day after as you do remaining germ free around them. Enough said. He did however turn 3 last week and I will share some photos of the simple celebration we had for him soon, and overall I feel like exciting things are happening in what little is left of January. Truly looking forward to this weekend where I have nothing planned except swim lessons, photos, French toast, an art gallery show, and some football watching. Still plans, but all the best sort.
FULL DISCLOSURE: The Aritzia sale ruined my no-spend January, even though I did well to get 6 pieces online for $120. My rule for shopping Winter sales is asking myself if I can wear it now and wear it into Spring as well to make it worth my while. I got these three baby blue pieces that go great all together, they can be separated, and you imagine uses for them with cute skirts and sandals when it smartens up around here. Any sales you just couldn't resist this month? Happy Weekend!

| scarf - Talula by Artizia | jacket - Sunday Best by Aritzia | shirt - Talula by Aritzia | leggings - Wilfred FREE by Aritzia | boots - Sam Edelman | sunglasses, bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs | 


WEEKEND WEAR: In-Vested in Layering

After the holidays where it felt like the weekend was time to get your shiz together and dress up for various things, we might all be a bit happy to return to true weekend wear. January might also be a good time to take stock of your wardrobe. I dragged everything out of drawers and off of shelves and racks and piled it on the floor to see what I had, what I might need in the coming months, and what I no longer get along with. If you're not planning on buying anything in January, like I am, this can also help you see what you already have and can wear in different ways. Save your money for those cute Spring pieces that are actually right around the corner from entering stores! I made this simple layered look with some favorite staples in my closet that I have never worn all together before. What's old in your closet that you can combine to make new?

| beanie - TNA by Aritzia | striped top - TopShop | vest, denim jacket - Eluxe | jeans - Anine Bing via Eluxe | sunglasses - Marc by Marc Jacobs | boots - H&M |