This is my I-Wish-It-Was-Spring outfit. Even though I love where I am living right now, like I love it. This place is so magical. However, the last couple of days I have been longing for warmer days. So, it has been a little bit warmer (-8 degrees) the last couple of days so I have been wishful dressing like it was a lot warmer. I should probably cut it out before I get sick…
Dress H&M, Boots Gifted, Leather Jacket Thrifted, Bag Aldo, Sunglasses Old Navy, Belt Vintage, Infinity Scarf Joe Fresh (for $2!!)
Before I go I must gush about how much I love this scarf. Seriously, it’s so big and plushy, it keeps me so warm and makes an excellent hood too.
And I should mention how much fun Minigo and I had outside in the snow.
Hope y’all had an excellent day.
I was thinking about all the style blogs I follow, and I realized there aren’t alot of menswear style blogs out there (if you know any good ones please send me the link). And personally I find men’s style just as inspiring as women’s wear. So, today I am starting Menswear Mondays featuring the Hubster. This week he’s donning his outwear that is practical and doesn’t make him look like a marshmallow man.
Since we live in a Northern Canadian community, it gets pretty cold like shut-the-town-down-cold-and-don’t-go-outside cold. So, it’s hard to keep a sense of style while trying not to freeze to death. But I think the Hubster keeps his style by not wearing a typical winter hat, instead he’s opted for a Driving cap. Plus his down coat that isn’t too puffy so he still has a shape and he keeps everything streamline by wearing everything in black and shades of grey. Now if only I could get him to wear the strings on his mittens inside his coat.
He’s wearing: boots Sorel, mittens local made, jeans and coat Old Navy.
And now another outfit photo with the cute local stray pups…
What you go guys think? Is menswear Mondays a good or bad concept?
I hope everyone had a delightful weekend.
Meant To Be
Have you ever felt like a piece of clothing was made for you? Like a designer somewhere was imagining your body when they were making an item? That’s how I feel about this coat. A neighbor of mine had this old coat laying around and thought I could use the fabric for my shop. I went to take the lining out of the coat to make a hat with it, but instead I tried it on. I couldn’t believe it, it fits like a dream. I have never worn a coat that actually slimmed me down but this one does (if I do say so myself). Which is really nice considering I haven’t shed my holiday pounds yet…or the pounds I had intended to shed before that…
Dress Joe Fresh, Coat Gifted, Gloves Ralph Lauren, Boot Gifted, Scarf Le Chateau, Bag Aldo
We’re interrupting this outfit post to bring you a photo of a cute stray doggy we call Rocky
i hope everyone had a happy weekend.
Long Lost Friend
The other day when I thought my luggage was lost and gone forever I was moaning because I thought I had lost this vintage cardigan. In honor of it be returned to be I thought I would throw it on. Sadly, the photos don’t do it justice; it has beautiful tiny seed bead flower embroidery and pearl buttons. I paired it with this lilac pink lace dress; the whole outfit is very light and soft which is not normally something that attracts me. But I am loving feeling like a lady in this ensemble.
…And yes I am standing on my bed which is sadly just a mattress on the floor, please just ignore it.
Cardigan Vintage, Dress Modcloth, Ring H&M, Necklace Gift
This necklace has so many baubles, but it is so light weight. Plus it makes a slight jingle when I walk, which I really love. for some odd reason.
Warm Grays and Mustard Yellow
This is my favorite color combination, ever. Warm grays and mustard yellow just look so good together. Unfortunately after reviewing these photos I realize the colors look good but maybe this cardigan isn’t the most flattering. Oh well, this is just my lazy movie day outfit, I’m sure Hubster doesn’t care that the sleeves on this cardi are a little saggy. Or that I have worn this gray belt 600 times…
This outfit has been brought to you by the following: Dress + Cardigan Old Navy, Belt Le Chateau
This charming locket was a gift from the Hubster. I love it. I love this strange girl with her gorgeous bee dress. He purchased this from Emily Winfield’s shop The Black Apple. Her art is so captivating to me and whimsical and weird and wonderful. I want to line my walls with her artwork…I also want a beehive dress.
Happy Lazy Sunday!
p.s. I put fancy buttons at the top of my page so you can easily see my fav outfits, DIYs, reads (i.e. blogs I love) and other things I thought would be interesting. Now I can pretend I am a real fancy pants blogger…except I don’t actually own any pants, hmm.
Roxie’s Guide to Hats
The Trapper Hat
These are the warmest hats going in my opinion. These were first created to keep (as you may as guessed) fur trappers and hunters warm in the extremes of winter. That is why they sit low on the forehead and have long ear flaps, it’s an attempt to cover as much of your head as possible from the elements. They were typically made using rabbit or fox fur as the lining with a leather exterior. However, in the past couple of years they have re-surged in popularity; being worn as winter accessories and made out of many man made materials.
Personally my trapper hat is like a best friend to me. It is super warm and stays on my head with the ties on the bottom, which is what I need considering in it minus 35 degrees Celsius today where I live. But it is not only useful in the cold, but looks great untied with a scarf, casual sweater, jeans and booties. Also, in my opinion can be worn by any face but fit is very important so make sure it is the right size.
Stay tuned for more hat tidbits and factoids as I make my way through my entire collection of hats.
p.s. my luggage was returned to me this morning, I am overjoyed.