Monday, 23 February 2015

OOTD - Winter Chic with Faux-Fur

As with most Canadians, I think that I'm pretty much over Winter at this point.  This weekend we in Toronto were hit hard with a wicked snowstorm that took possession of our fair city.  The snowfall was unreal and didn't stop until early Sunday morning, leaving behind a surprisingly beautiful and serene Winter wonderland.  Not one to waste the day (or a photo opportunity), I popped on my favourite faux fur snood overtop of a classic bell-shaped wool coat and was ready to face the outdoors!  Read on for additional photos and outfit details.

Friday, 20 February 2015

OOTD - Winter Parka Casual Style

To say that the weather in Toronto has been cold would be an understatement.  With a bone-chilling wind, and temperatures dipping into the -40s I think that everyone in this part of the country is in survival mode.  As much as I am constantly trying to find a cold-weather alternative, sometimes a girl's just got to wear a parka.  Granted, I am a little more deconstructed than normal for these photos (no mittens, open jacket etc.) but I'm a firm believer of sacrifice for blog photos.  What would be the fun if everything was easy?  Read on for complete outfit details and more photos.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

OOTD - Valentine's Day Faux Fur

I hope that everyone had a fantastic Valentines Day weekend!  Even though I had a great weekend, it was not without it's tribulations - it's been COLD here in Toronto!  I'm talking -40 degrees Celsius cold, which is no joke.  We were still able to be out and about this long weekend, but it just meant making the extra effort to stay warm.  This outfit in particular is what I wore for Valentines Day, after it being altered slightly for the extreme temperatures.  For example instead of sheer hose, pumps and a light jacket I opted for heavy tights, booties and faux fur.  Mother Nature was not going to  stop me from my plans - or from an impromptu photo shoot with an oxblood dress and  fun heart-shaped balloons!

Vintage Faux-Fur Coat - Asos, Dress - Aritzia

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen some snaps from my Valentines Day adventures.  We started off the day with brunch at the incredible Cluny in the distillery district in Toronto.  I really enjoyed my eggs Benedict, and even treated myself to a pre-noon cocktail - because  why not!  After a few lattes with friends at my favourite coffee bar in the city, Dineen Coffee Company, we moseyed over to the Art Gallery of Ontario to check out the new Jean-Michele Basquiat exhibit - incredible.  Finally we ended the day binge watching my new favourite show 'The Wire.'  All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better day and have gone from a Valentines Day hater to secretly wishing that everyday was Love Day!

How was your Valentines Day?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle

Friday, 13 February 2015

OOTD - Winter Office Wear

office work wear for winter outfit

I've never actually shared this with you guys but within the last few months I took a step back from my pevious job and have settled into more of a desk job in an office environment, with regular hours.  The professional change came with a total change in work wear, as in I had to figure out how to dress for business - without spending too much money on a whole new wardrobe.  Now that I've settled into the new work environment, I've developed a uniform of sorts - a typical oufit of mix-and-match separates that work for a 9 to 5 day, and can transition easily into my everyday life.  This outfit is a typical day at the office for me that is not only work-appropriate, but also holds up to the chilly winter temperatures I have to battle with my commute to-and-from the city.  Read on for additional photos and outfit details.

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