Monday, 25 January 2016

OOTD - Winter Casual Cool



Just for the record: I am not cool. Your girl is a Degrassi-loving, clarinet-playing, Vulcan-saluting nerd that sometimes rips herself out of her floral pyjamas long enough to dress like a cool person. This past weekend was no different and with the temperatures dropping to chilling degree, practical was disguised as cool in simple oversized layers. My favourite Aritzia cocoon coat was paired with black denim, comfy trainers and a cozy blanket scarf.  The whole outfit gives off a very simple, minimalist feeling while keeping me warm and toasty in the winter weather.  You would never know that just moments before I was indoors in panda-printed pyjamas, Pinteresting ideas on how to style tulle skirts, and watching re-runs of Jeopardy. Incognito cool.

Coat - Aritzia, Scarf - Aldo, Jeggins - TopShop Petites
Hat - Joe Fresh, Shoes - Nike, Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim, Glasses - Céline


This incredible white grid blanket scarf is a never addition to my winter wardrobe, and I love how it pairs with all of my winter wear.  While my collection of plaid blanket scarves seem more appropriate for fall, the white grid pattern gives a very geometric element to winter wear - and is super warm to boot!


Although you would normally find me in my favourite black pointy-toe boots (with heels, of course,) the process of breaking in a new pair of shoes had left my feet a painful mess.  Swapping trainers for booties not only saved my suffering tootsies, but added a casual feel to the whole outfit that just screams weekend.  Trust me, I never thought that I could pull off wearing running shoes in my everyday life but I'm happy with the results!  Do you dress down your outfits with trainers?



Although most days I let my nerd-flag fly pretty high, playing the part of a cool person can be a refreshing change - and totally practical in the winter! What do you think about the minimal, layered style to keep warm?  Do you wear trainers on the weekends to dress down outfits?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle
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  1. I love this look! I definitely sport my kicks on the weekend. Practical meets chic, all the way!

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

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    1. So glad that you like this look Gabriella! I'm definitely a sneaker convert, and haven't taken them off since this day!

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  2. such a cute look, love how the sneakers look with it and your bag is so nice as well!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Thank you Danielle, I'm so glad that you like it!

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  3. You are the ultimate "real" girl and I just love your cool girl outfits! Could not agree more about windowpane print being winter perfect! Stay warm!!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

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    1. Thank you so much Nidhi, I definitely try to keep it as real as I can! xoxoxo

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  4. This is such a perfect mix of being chic and casual. I love those Nikes. They are the most comfortable shoes ever. I never have shame in wearing sneakers with my outfits haha. Great look :)
    xoxo
    www.kellylookbook.com

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    1. LOL no shame needed Kelly, as someone who's new to wearing sneakers with their outfits I totally get it - the comfort is addicting! xo

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! This beanie has been on high rotation lately.

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  6. Very nice ensemble! Great coat!

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    1. Thank you Minau! I love this coat too - it's cute AND super warm!

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  7. Ugh, I just HATE breaking in a new pair of shoes and it goes terribly wrong. Loving those kicks! I don't wear mine nearly often enough (which probably means I've got to work out more *insert tears of laughter emoji*)

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. LOL I know what you mean Kris - the thought of me wearing these to the gym is pretty hilarious (Gym? Me? Nah.) I'm definitely digging the comfort level of the shoes though, and they're my only salvation from a shoe break-in gone wrong!

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  8. This is such a great look, and for the record, this is a total "cool person" outfit. It's funny how an outfit can make people think "cool", right?

    Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. LOL thank you Jackie! I definitely feel like I'm in disguise when I wear this, like "ha ha, if they only knew.." #nerd.

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  9. you look so pretty!!Even with a pair of runners which are normally not my fave. lol

    Eleni xo
    Bijuleni

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    1. Thank you Eleni! I'm also not normally a huge fan of running shoes with outfits, but I'm LOVING these Nikes - comfort has taken over!

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  10. Only you could manage to look this cool in the winter! Loving everything about this look!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    1. No way Siffat, you have mastered the 'cool' look in the winter! So glad that you like this look!

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  11. Amazing outfit!! so cute!

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    1. Thank you Kierra - it's definitely keeping me warm these days!

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  14. Great look. And high fives for the clarinet playing band girls in life :)

    Jamie of Hello There, Lady!

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  15. Wow that's an amazing outfit !! You look gorgeous !! :) Xx Elizabeth

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