Jeans, AE; top, Old Navy; shoes, J. Crew Factory;
Jeans, AE; top, Old Navy; shoes, J. Crew Factory;

If you’re read this blog for a while, you’ll know that, historically, I’ve subscribed to the more is more philosophy when it comes to style. There never used to be an accessory, or print mix, or loud colour combo, that I didn’t love. So I think we can say that my recent sartorial efforts are positively minimalist by comparison. And then we have an outfit like this one. Less is more, indeed.

hey, hey, Good Hair Day
hey, hey, Good Hair Day

And you know what? I loved it. Even aside from the Good Hair Day. It was comfortable, and simple, and I still felt stylish – without looking entirely out of place for my afternoon stroll in the “wilderness” with the kidlets.

from where I stand
from where I stand

Yup, it was that time of year: the J family’s first trip of the season to Whitemud Ravine. We love going there because it’s quiet and scenic, and a conveniently short drive from our house. You feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere (a very pretty nowhere) – right in the middle of the city.

It’s also where we like to take an annual “state of the little J’s” photo … which didn’t turn out quite so well this year due to a distinct lack of cooperation on the part of the subjects.

annual Whitemud Ravine portrait
annual J Family Whitemud Ravine portrait

If this looks relatively sedate, be assured that the other 99 photos looked more like this. Or worse.

toddler revolt
toddler revolt

Another activity this outfit is perfectly suited for? Toddler wrangling. Yee-haw!

simple, right?
simple, right?

14 Comments on KISS

  1. Super cute outfit!!! And I love that you head to the same place on your outing to take a photo each year – super cute mini tradition 🙂

    • It started by accident, but this is the 3rd year in a row that we’ve done it, so it’s definitely a tradition. We do a similar thing every time we visit Vancouver (about once a year) – we take those cheesy tourist photos at the Aquarium. It’s so cool to see the kids grow, photo by photo.

  2. Very cute outfit! I also count as someone who previously subscribed to a “more is more” philosophy with my outfits. I still do for work outfits, too, but for casual wear, I’ve been accessorizing less and less.