Grampa cardigan – thrifted
Black bag – thrifted vintage Aldo
Gray scarf – lost & found
Denim shorts – Mavi
Black leggings – H&M (old)
Brown riding boots – Alfred Sung for Zellers
Feather earrings – Craft Sale

I was not lying when I said that I had a light bulb moment figuring out that shorts over leggings could look good. I picked up this grampa sweater at the church sale a few weeks ago and couldn’t bring myself to list it in the shop. I love the detailing, the pockets, the buttons and the thick soft knit. It’s also the right kind of ‘oversized’ and perfect for lounging around watching movies after a day on the mountain. After dinner I ditched the shorts in favor of stuffing my face with maple donuts. A girl can only suck it in for so long.


Knit sheep sweater – thrift store
Green shorts – thrift store
Black leggings – F21 (old – they have about 5 holes in them)
Brown riding boots – Alfred Sung for Zellers
Scarf – Lost and found

I’ve always had a distaste for shorts worn with leggings or tights. I guess it just all reminded me of the grunge-style acid wash cutoff jeans with black tights and a vest of some sort. When I visited Jaimee- who refuses to let her legs see the light of day – she would not wear anything without a pair of tights underneath and by George, she pulls it off. Since I like wearing leggings & boots on weekends in the colder months and I believe in covering up my butt (leggings are NOT pants!), shorts seemed like the perfect solution. Kind of lame that I only figure this out now.


Striped top – Alfred Sung for Zellers
Jacket – Thrifted // vintage
Skirt – Gift // Teenflo
Tights – Xmas present
Peep toes – DSW // Steve Madden
Necklace – Thrifted

So… Contrary to what it looks like on the blog, I do wear outfits that don’t include black & white, red or stripes. I guess these just happen to be the cutest and most worthy of the blog. I am wearing this wool skirt as much as I can before the weather warms up and I want to stay away from anything that even rhymes with the word wool.

And yes I got my hair cut. My hairdresser decided to shave down both sides of my head this time. I’m not really complaining, I’ve always had a bit of an obsession with mohawks. And I love the contrast of a crazy haircut with a girly outfit.


Stripe Top – Thrifted
Black cigarette pants – Alfred Sung for Zellers
Nude pumps – Seychelles via DSW

When I find something that catches my eye in a thrift store, I automatically look at the tag. Is it my size? What is it made of? Where was it made? Does the tag look old or new? etc. If the tag says Forever 21, I throw it back on the rack. If it says siiiiiiiilk, I clutch it close and keep an eye on the women around me. I found this top at Value Village this fall and what first caught my eye were the stripes, then the bow and interesting neckline. And then to top it all off, the tag said 77% silk. DONE.

And these pants. I don’t have a story about how I found them in some thrift store and how they once belonged to Audrey Hepburn… More like I went to Zellers, found these in the Alfred Sung section, they were on sale for 17$, I tried them on, squealed a little and bought them.

WHAT I WORE 1.10.12

Black blouse – Simons
Red wool skirt – Teenflo
Black cloche hat – Joe Fresh
Belt – from a pair of pants
Tights – Roots
Shoes – Steve Madden via DSW
Necklace – Vintage via craft sale

Now that I have a couch in the area where I’ve been taking outfit pictures, I had to do a little trial and error yesterday to take these photos. But it’s all for the greater good, pretending I’m a model…? This red wool skirt was a gift and is one of my favorite pieces in my closet. It’s just so classic, I feel very ladylike in it. I put extra effort into not burping in public or picking my nose. Kidding. I still do those things.


Striped top – Alfred Sung for Zellers
Black leather skirt – Thrifted (Danier)
Knee high socks – gift
Shoes – Thrifted (Zara)

I bought this skirt over a year ago and it’s been sitting in my closet waiting ever since. Well it finally made it’s debut. I LOVE this skirt. The detailing at the top, the high waist, the length & the texture (it’s not as shiny in real life). But I constantly debated if a leather skirt was work appropriate. I decided it was, only took about 15 months to make that decision…

I really like high waist skirts that give the illusion that I actually have curves. And you can’t really tell in the photo but the socks have subtle vertical stripes. Hey, when in Rome?