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Lumberjackin’ around: hooded flannel shirt.

10 Nov

There was a time when I was the leader of the anti-schlep revolution. I remember those days fondly. High heels. High-waisted skirts. Ironed button down shirts.

Well, those days are dwindling since I decided to start the all-for-comfort revolution. I’m through with jeans that dig, stretchy shirts that don’t stay where they’re supposed to and shoes that make my feet crack when I take them off.

I’m kicking off the all-for-comfort revolution with a hooded flannel shirt from Aritzia in Rex. Layered over a long sleeve tee, or under an oversize wool sweater, it’s pretty much the definition of cozy.

Excuse me, while I go out into the wilderness and harvest some berries and chop some wood.


Shake your booties: clog booties

1 Nov

These Madewell Clog Booties are kind of 70s meets 2011 meets awesome. And I’d like them in my closet. Thanks.

Light my fire: Mooseknuckles flannel shirt

20 Oct

I spent last weekend with the manfriend’s family at a beautiful cottage in a township called Tiny, in Georgian Bay. Which was apparently named after the pet poodle of Lady Sarah Maitland, the wife of Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Isn’t that a fun story?

Anypoodle (get it?), there was major wind and rain last weekend, so I was immediately pulled toward the gorgeous fireplace in the middle of the house, and planned to park myself there for the rest of the evening. See? Here I am playing Monopoly, and buying up Park Place, Boardwalk and all the railroads, while warming up my rear end.

But what’s that wrapped around my waist? I’ll tell you.

It’s a Snuggie.

That’s right. The manfriend’s dad gifted it to me, along with those slippers. How thoughtful! I felt a little like Gandalf wearing it, especially trying to play Wii bowling – those sleeves kept getting in the way – but I was warm. And a bit scared I was going to melt by being that close to the fire. The manfriend was only too happy to capture me wearing my Snuggie. Of course.

Please note: he’s just as uncool as me. Check out his white socks.

In addition to a Snuggie, I really could have benefitted from this Rocker Dave Flannel shirt from Mooseknuckles. Mooseknuckles is a Canadian company that makes those amazing winter coats with the fur bobbles. That aren’t Canada Goose. So even if just by default, it’s a pretty cool company. Because Canada Goose coats are tiresome.

I was really feeling the need to channel my inner lumberjack last weekend and I’m sure that feeling will return many a time this winter. This delightfully cozy shirt with a pair of limited edition Cougar Pillow Boots and I’d have the perfect Canadian winter outfit. That I’d probably live in well into spring.

All dressed in white: Lanvin crystal-embellished flats

6 Oct

If I get married, I want to wear these Lanvin flats.

I prefer to say when I get married. But let’s not scare the manfriend away with that kind of talk.

I’m not interested in wearing heels because that isn’t comfy at all. These shoes are feminine with subtle embellishments to take them to a bridal level of fanciness. Love them.




Seeing red: Hush Puppies flats

6 Sep

I’ve searched long and hard for the perfect red flat. I found it once, and didn’t buy it. I will regret that day forever. The perfect peep toe Michael Kors flat. I’m not sure what I was thinking by letting it go. Very foolish.

But the past is the past. And today, I bought these Hush Puppies.

They feel like slippers. And because I’m old and crotchety, I’m really into that. Plus, the bows are an ultra girly detail I’m ready to rock.

Leather and denim: an outfit I need

23 Aug

I’m not sure how I got stuck on this idea, but I must have a leather skirt and a denim shirt. It has to happen. This outfit got into my head and it won’t get out until I assemble it.

Here are the items on my wish list. That are both out of my price zone. But whatever.

[KSUBI cutout leather mini skirt $440]

[J.Crew Selvedge Chambray shirt $114]

Shake your booties: camel-coloured wedges

22 Aug

Although I’ve put myself on a spending freeze, there are a few items I’m allowing myself to purchase this fall.

One of those items is a pair of camel wedge booties.

And I’ve narrowed down my options to the following. The first two pairs are available at Little Burgundy, the third pair are on sale at and the last pair are at Locale.  None of this makes my decision any easier, of course.

[Dolce Vita Sortland booties $140]

[Dolce Vita Shnair booties $140]

[Rosegold Catherine Wedges on sale for $53]

[Trigillo Locale dessert bootie $120]