in between (spring & summer)

May 20, 2015

slim cut denim overalls H&M (similar here & here)
concho sandals Dolce Vita X Vanessa Mooney (flats version here)
cardigan H&M
eagle bracelet Hunter and Gatherer Jewellery
turquoise cuff Vintage

The long weekend went by far too quickly, lots of bbqs, drinks on a roof-top patio and late nights for everyone, even the girls. When packing for our trip home I wasn't sure what to bring, some days it's sweltering hot and some days it's freezing. It doesn't help that the weather forecast is never right! I threw a pair of overalls in the suitcase figuring they'd be easy to wear in any type of weather or situation and I'm glad I did!

To be honest I think my wardrobe contains far too many pairs of overalls so I've branched out into jumpsuits which are kind of the same thing, but I find myself constantly reaching for the overalls. I don't know why I love them so much but I do! I also love these sandals, the love-child of Dolce Vita and Vanessa Mooney because they encompass the best of both brands. They're eye-catching with a boho-vibe but super comfortable. I spent Saturday afternoon walking around in them with no complaints.

monochromatic greyscale

Mar 30, 2015

dress & floral crochet cutout sweatshirt (this one is cute too) Forever 21
leopard print coat & fringed purse Zara

A few weeks ago I went shopping for some new clothes, finally admitting to myself it's going to take a little longer than I thought to lose these last 12 pounds of pregnancy weight. I'm not sure why it's harder this time around, but it is, so I decided to get a couple new pieces that fit my body as it is now.

There were tons of pretty spring pieces in the stores, this chiffon dress being one of them. The slip that came with it is a questionable length, but nothing a pair of yoga shorts couldn't fix! I love the romantic feeling this dress evokes when layered with the textured sweatshirt. The muted colours, the soft floaty layers, an injection of lace, all together it feels very ballet inspired. When the snow is completely gone I plan on wearing this dress with shoes similar to these dainty ballet flats.

Recently I downloaded the Bloglovin app to my phone and it is seriously the best thing ever! I like it way better than google reader, bookmarks etc. It's easy to organize and save posts and really intuitive to use. I don't know why it took me so long to download the app? I should have started using it way sooner!

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a paisley print dress (sometimes a tunic)

Mar 27, 2015

dress Zara (similar here & here & love this one!)
fringed cardigan & medallion necklace Forever 21
vegan leather moto jacket (similar) & abbey road sunglasses Free People
fringed suede purses Zara
This outfit is from a few weeks ago, when the weather was super warm, the sun was shining and all the snow was melting. Jay's parents were in town and they insisted we go out and do something just the two of us while they watched the kids. Jay and I went out for lunch at what ended up being a mediocre pub (I'm so over industrial interiors, I find them cold and uninviting) but had a lot of fun talking about non-baby related things while enjoying an afternoon IPA*.
We had planned on stopping by the new Whole Foods after lunch but I guess we were way longer than we thought - we left the pub and walked out to a bylaw officer giving us a parking ticket! We told him we were leaving right then and convinced him to cancel the ticket. No trip to Whole Foods (I have seriously been trying to get out there for weeks!!) but no parking ticket either so I can't complain.
I like this dress and this was the first time I wore it as an actual dress. Since it's quite short I usually wear it as a tunic top which is practical for looking after young kids. I like that it's a little bit dressy, I can throw it on and look somewhat put together, even if I haven't had the chance to wash my hair in a few days!
I find that as a mom of two some days it's way easier to stay in pjs or sweats all day but I don't like doing that often. Sometimes it just happens but I try not to let it become a habit. If I take just 20 minutes to have the worlds fastest shower, throw on a little make-up and get dressed in actual clothes I find I end up being more productive than if I had stayed in sweat-pants mode. That being said I save my nice stuff for work wear, silk blouses, dress pants and dry-clean only sit unworn my closet. It's all about easy to wash and dry clothing these days!
*non beer drinkers, an IPA is a hoppy beer that has a bitter, tangy flavor

outfit: that dress

Jan 30, 2015

 diamonds in the sky dress & boots Free People
sweater Club Monaco
coat Vintage
necklaces top Urban Outfitters, middle Etsy, bottom Forever 21
scarf Forever 21
This dress! I saw the white and blue version months ago in the Free People store in Toronto, and although I thought it was pretty I wasn't quite sold on it. When I saw the black and lilac one online I knew it belonged in my closet! It's more of a summer dress (it's essentially backless) but it works as a layering basic, light enough to wear under bulky sweaters and long enough (without dragging on the ground) to keep your legs warm. I love the crochet trim and embroidery detail, now all I need to do is find a lilac something or other to layer over top.

outfit: pink prints

Dec 11, 2014


 necklace Club Monaco
coat Vintage 
scarf & blouse J Crew
skirt Aritzia
cardigan Gap
hat Zara
tights (super warm) Forever 21
scarf Super Fresh Baby Knits
I'm not a huge fan of pink but, make an exception for this dusty rose shade. Something about it's soft, romantic vibe really appeals to me. Plus its a colour that matches just about everything so it gets a pass. Winter is most definitely here in Ottawa, but when the temperature hovers around zero a thick pair of tights is just as warm as a pair of jeans
This is my first outfit post since having Eden and I forgot how fun they are to do, despite the fact my laptop died and I had to post from our tablet. These photos are straight out of the camera, no editing (no editing software on the tablet), but luckily the light was good so no touch-ups were necessary.
I'm still trying to figure out how to get back into doing outfit posts regularly. It would be easier taking pictures inside, but the light in our place isn't great and I hate using the flash. We usually take pictures when we're out doing something, but with two under two we're usually crunched for time and pictures don't always happen. Not sure what I'm going to do going forward (ideas are welcomed!) but I'm sure I'll come up with something.
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