Monday, 21 December 2015

OOTD - Casual Sunday in Grey Knits

leather jacket layering winter outfit

The warm front we have been experiencing in Toronto made a sudden exit this past weekend, and left chilly weather in its place. I had plans made with local blogger babes for brunch, and didn't want to show up in your typical parka and boots - how boring, right?  Instead of your typical cold-weather uniform I opted to layer knits underneath a leather jacket, replace the boots with some fun leopard pumps and top it all of with a pom-pom toque (that's Canadian for beanie.) While it was cold, and I look borderline freezing in these photos, it actually wasn't so bad; its amazing how wearing a warm hat can make a world of a difference! Winter may be well on it's way, but with strategic layering and warm accessories you don't need to sacrifice style in the cold.

leather jacket layering winter outfit
Toque - Joe Fresh, Scarf - Holt Renfrew, Sweater - American Eagle
Jeans - DIY, Shoes - Marshalls

leather jacket layering winter outfit

leather jacket layering winter outfit

leather jacket layering winter outfit


leather jacket layering winter outfit

Those of you who follow me on Instagram may remember that I was debating whether or not I should sell my beloved 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli.  As much as I love this bag, I was growing tired of it and thought that selling the purse to invest in another may solve the problem.  Enter the purse pom - now that I have this fun accessory hanging from my Lim, I feel as though I have a whole new bag! For now, I'm holding off on selling the bag and have been enjoying it with the pink pom from Mendocino.  For those of you who have older handbags that you've grown tired of, give a purse pom a try - it may be just the trick to breath life into an old bag!

leather jacket layering winter outfit


leather jacket layering winter outfit

Sure it's not the most appropriate cold-weather outfit option but I'll sacrifice a little fashion for function, especially when brunch is involved! How are you coping with the colder weather? Let me know!

xo Joëlle

Photos by Gabriella of Pastels and Pastries
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  1. Love how the pictures turned out! It was fun running from wall to wall -Lol Must do again soon!The pink pom pom is seriously a great pop of colour.

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

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    1. LOL I couldn't agree more - running from wall to wall was so much fun! Hopefully our next photo session will be much, much warmer!

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  2. This is a cute look! I'm sure the brunch location was warm and cozy, and it made freezing outside worth it. haha

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    1. You are so right Camille, the brunch was the perfect reprieve from the cold lol!

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  3. So adorable!!I think you should keep the purse. I was annoyed with how restricting my LVSpeedy was and after I sold it I regretted it. Now the price for it has doubled and I miss having it :(

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    1. That's such great advice Eleni, thank you! I think I'm going to keep it, and just get another bag to add into the rotation.

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  4. I cope with the colder weather by not going out hahaha. Scarves and mittens are my best defense against the cold. I love your backgrounds of your outfit photos, btw. The colors are absolutely stunning!

    How To Be More Like Lauren

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    1. LOL I'm totally into hibernation too Lauren! One of the only things that gets me out in the winter is brunch :) I'm so glad that you like my backgrounds, I'm super drawn to a coloured wall.

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  5. Very nice look! Great scarf!

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  6. Okay so they came out perfect, you can't even tell that there was ridiculous wind that day. Also you have amazing hair!
    xo
    Siffat
    https://icingandglitter.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Siffat - we tried! Both Gabriella and I were beyond freezing while taking photos! Thank you so much, looking forward to the next brunch date! xo

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  7. Loving your purse pom! I'm so glad you've held off on selling the Lim :). I also like the thin, silk scarf trick. It dresses up any bag!

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. I love the silk scarf trick too Kris, such a good one! Yes, I'm going to keep my Lim and just save to invest in another bag to add into the mix. Definitely scouring the luxury consignment websites to find one!

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