Staying Warm

Meanwhile in Canada…. The geese have gtfo, the temperature has been hovering around -30C where I live, and a moose fell through the ice and into the river. Seems to me that we are in the full swing of Winter up here. Oh yeah, and Santa is on his way.

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I feel like living in the Great White North I miss out on all those cute “Winter dressing” outfits that everyone is posting. I read stupid articles about “How to stay warm in the winter” and see pictures has some girl wearing bare legs, over the knee boots and a sweater. Right. Brr. Cold. Hah. It drives me nuts because it just isn’t realistic for me. I am not really complaining, more so curious. I need a contrast in weather and temperature throughout the year or else I would probably go nuts. I need four seasons. But mostly just Summer and Winter.

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After going through a cold snap over the last, what? Two weeks of -30ish weather and brutal winds I look forward to knowing it is warming up to a toasty -10 soon enough. But what does one actually wear? Because there is no way in hell I would walk outside in my Lowland boots with anything bare.

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I go with jeans or leggings for sure, nothing crazy; my trusty Canada Goose (it is like wearing a sleeping bag outside, I love it) and most importantly, a good pair of boots. Now, it is like every time I mention the word Uggs somebody somewhere opens up a can of worms. Yes, Uggs are slippers really, and no they are not the best shoe for the winter. Snow and salt ruins them quickly as you’d observe here and they certainly are not meant for anything other than walking with a bag of groceries to the truck, or with wooly socks to the skating rink. But, for a short period of time, if it is dry enough, Uggs are perfect to wear outside in the cold. Also, who doesn’t like to feel comfy and cosy?

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I’m currently on the market for a new pair, just to add to a few options as far as Winter boots go when I’m out and about. I have a pair of tan Short Classics and a heavy pair of tall Adirondack boots that have saved my life a few times. But for a shoe girl, that is quite limiting. I’ve shared with you a few pairs from the Uggs website that have caught my eye. Ugg Australia has really spruced things up as of late and stepped up their game. I love the new materials and designs. One of my favourite pairs? Bethany (pictured above), recently spotted on Rosie HW, never would have caught my eye before. Now? I need to try them on.

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What do you wear on your feet when temperatures “plunge”? I am always so curious. I know I have a lot of readers living in chilly climates so I would love to hear from you. And you too, my readers that live where 10C is chilly (lucky ducks), you’re always welcome too.

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Keepin’ it Casual

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I’m not sure if it is because I am exhausted or simply lazy but I have definitely been opting for more casual and comfortable looks as of late. These Prada slip ons are a favourite of mine, the light suede (the picture does no justice towards how gorgeous these shoes really are) is the perfect compliment for the warmer weather. I am completely in transition mode from winter into more warm weather appropriate footwear. How about you? Anyone else feeling the warm weather vibes or extra casual these days? I hope everyone is enjoying what is left of their weekends! Cheers!

Gianvito Rossi Spring/Summer 2015

Who cares it if was -29C with the wind today. Let’s think of Spring/Summer 2015 to warm up! I’ve had a couple mixed feelings about Gianvito Rossi’s collection for the season to come, as I admit to be not 100% crazy about all the pieces. But, regardless of my opinion and those few pairs, it still remains to be a great collection. I’m a sucker for that blue and I enjoy the pseudo caged look and crazy lines. What piece is your favourite?

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Last Call: Lanvin

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TGIF! I am so hesitant to say “I can’t believe it hasn’t snowed yet here!” because I feel like it will be if I even so much as look out the window. Yes it has been quite crisp and yes blustery weather is well on its way. So, I’m saying last call. Last call, last chance to wear some amazing sandals (how about these Lanvin block heel sandals? They did quite well this year, don’t you think?) That is, unless you are planning on escaping the Great White North for warmer climates at some point this winter.  So friends, fix up your pedi one last time and slip on your- oh! Damn! I just saw a snowflake. Have a great weekend!