Time for another round-up of recent outfits!

what i wore
Jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch (consignment); sweater, J. Crew Factory; cape, Club Monaco (loan); scarf, Winners; bag, Coach (vintage); shoes, Nine West

I won’t lie: I’ve worn some version of this outfit a lot. It’s just so easy, which is a very important consideration when getting two kids ready to go anywhere is already a prolonged process.

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Earrings, Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom

When I’m wearing a relatively simple outfit, I like to add a few of my fave accessories so I can still feel a little “dressed up”.

what i wore
Bracelet, Links of London

Speaking of simple outfits, here is one of my favourites.

what i wore
Pants, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (consignment); shirt, Tommy Hilfiger; sweater, J. Crew Factory; shoes, Old Navy

I accessorized with one of my fave nail polished of all time, Essie Starry Starry Night.

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Manicure: Essie Starry Starry Night

That photo doesn’t really do it justice, so here’s a close-up:

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Essie Starry Starry Night

I just got this cute sweater from J. Crew Factory – what do you think? Too young?

what i wore
Trench, Gap; sweater, J. Crew Factory; leggings, Old Navy; boots, Hunter; bag, Z Spoke (consignment)

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I don’t always have time to pick the just right polish for each outfit, but a bright colour always works.

what i wore
Watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs; bracelet, Tiffany

With the weather getting colder, it looks like I won’t be doing many “location” photos anymore (welcome back to the beige wall of doom). So there will be fewer opportunities for results like these … that’s me, cracking up at my son photo-bombing me in the background.

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Photo-bombed!
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The culprit

The whole family recently trekked to West Edmonton Mall on a special mission (more on that in a moment). I wore the same sweater, two days in a row; I tend to do that when I need to convince myself I made a good purchase – or, you know, assuage the shopping guilt. At this rate, this sweater will be getting a lot of wear.

what i wore
Skirt, Zara (thrifted); sweater, J. Crew Factory; shoes, Old Navy; bag, Coach (vintage)

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I’m still not sure the sweater is “mature” enough for a 33-year old mother of two, but when it doubt … don’t act your age! A funky, sparkly manicure is a good way to go.

what i wore
Manicure: Chanel Cosmic + OPI Save Me; ring, Swarovski
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Brooch, thrifted; bracelets, Tiffany

We took a quick detour from our mission to stop in at Simons. I’m always confused by their store – it’s so large and there is so much there to see, I feel like I need a tour guide. On the other hand, I adore their changing rooms; the wallpaper is to die for. I have no idea where I’d put it, but I want it in my house!

what i wore
I need this!

Here’s a hint as to the general nature of our special mission to West Ed. There’ll be another one in a moment …

what i wore
The little blue box

Finally, here’s a pretty typical outfit. Plain, and not particularly fashion-forward, but oh-so-practical.

what i wore
Jeans, American Eagle; shirt, H&M; tank, Thyme Maternity; shoes, Old Navy; bag, Coach (vintage)

Whenever my outfit feels a bit “blah”, I always add some of my fave accessories to cheer myself up.

what i wore
Rings, Cartier & Simons
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Anchor key chain, J. Crew
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Necklace, Tiffany

And here’s our special mission revealed: a little something to commemorate Tea’s arrival, and the love she brought into our hearts.

Till next time! xo

7 Comments on What I Wore

  1. I love the idea of commemorating your child’s arrival! The necklace is beautiful.

    I have to say that as a stay-at-home, i relate more to these posts (casual dressing). I like your work related outfits too, but now I can not only be inspired by your posts but put them into practice too.

    The outfits that I like best were the first two ones. I like how you dressed your sweater up and down.

    As always, I loved your nail polishes!

    • Thanks! I do wish that I had more reasons to “dress up” a bit. Most days, it doesn’t make sense to wear anything but leggings, my nursing tank and a sweater. Practical, but it would make for a VERY boring blog post! I guess I’ll just have to think of more fun activities for the family to get out and about!!

  2. I love the J. Crew sweater too. It is adorable – but you pair it with items that make it more grown up. I think it would look too young on someone who was much younger. It’s perfect! (And a great colour too!)

  3. Have you ever thought about papering your walk-in closet? Depending on the size of that print, I think it’s perfect for a large closet or powder room. Who says a closet can’t be used as a second room?

    • If I had a room-sized closet, I would totally wallpaper it like that! Side note: when the kids move out (haha, thinking ahead!), I’m taking over one of their bedrooms as my new closet. Something to look forward to, LOL!
      Anyway, my current closet is on the small side, and the walls are mostly covered by the clothes racks, shoe racks, and my nail polish rack. So there isn’t much point in wallpapering it, because you wouldn’t be able to see much of the design anyway. But it’s a great idea!