Lady in Red

I love the colour red, it’s a power colour. ❤️Feeling blah, throw on a red lip, red sweater and voila- instant mood lift! Of course, Valentines Day is right around the corner so perfect time to wear red!

If you live in a colder climate like me, throw on a poncho like this to bring visual interest to an otherwise boring outfit! Some warm options for mid-Feb is also good as typically it’s very cold still, so cute dresses with strapless shoes are a no go! Sweaters and boots are the name of the game!

This all comfy all black underneath outfit with this buffalo plaid poncho is perfect for a casual dinner, movie or walk. I got my Poncho from Amazon for a steal. And it’s warm and soft- perfect for snuggles!

Bestshe Women’s Stylish Open Front Knitted Poncho Boho Plaid Shawl Wrap Cape Cardigan Sweater

  • Plaid Poncho- #Bestshe
  • Pants- #zara
  • Turtleneck- #lord&taylor
  • Boots- #stevemadden
  • Purse- #ralphlauren

These boots were made for walking

As winter drags on, here in Alberta and it can go on and one…all the way until April, we get lots of wear out of our fall/winter wardrobe. Wearing the same ol’ sweater and jeans- gets old.

Switch it up! Try different combinations of items in your closet. This cozy duster length cardigan is like wearing a blanket- it’s so soft, it’s like wrapping yourself in a hug. It’s quite bulky so under pieces need to be more streamlined- a tshirt turtleneck tucked into high waisted skinny jeans, to not bulk you up unnecessarily. I’m 5’4 and curvy I need to focus on highlighting my smaller parts (waist) in order to create shape and balance.

Let’s talk boots! Weather here is nuts- there’s 3 ft tall windrows, ice in every sidewalk, dirt everywhere from the sanders; it’s a sloppy mess. Save your clothes by busting out your tall boots- leather, that are water proof. Not only does only does it make a basic outfit look more chic, but it’s functionally a better choice. These are classic knee height boots and best with skinny jeans tucked it.

Quick side note on skinny jeans…yes, I hear they have been “cancelled” by GenZ which is fine for them. When you are in your teens or 20’s wearing oversized jeans with flares or Mom jeans; it looks fresh and fun.

When your over 40-proceed with caution. Since I am an actual Mom, hunted vintage shops for oversized men’s 501’s in my teens and have worn flares in the 70’s and again in the 90’s/00’s- I’ve done the trends to death. Not saying I won’t dip my toe in the trend but it will be used sparingly. Trends you have done once or twice in a lifetime can have the opposite effect, instead of looking youthful- fresh and fun, it can age you and looks like your stuck in the wrong decade. This look strikes a nice balance between modern and classic, and most of a look pulled together and chic.

  • Cardigan- #kenar
  • Shirt- #gaze
  • Jeans- #goodamerican
  • Bag- #tedbaker
  • Boots- #ninewest

Life is Better in a Beret

I’m a girly girl, always have been, always will be. The earliest memories I have involve playing dress up- heels, makeup, trying on my grandmother’s and Mom’s dresses. Pair a hat with a dress= Cassie’s favourite look! Great for Valentine’s Day dinner out with hubby! ❤️

Now, reality check- I live in Alberta, where winter starts Oct 31 and ends typically April. So my opportunity to wear dresses is fairly limited, plus I rarely leave my house these days…but social media is fantasyland, so let me show you this adorable dress avec beret!

I got the chance to wear this once during meetings in Toronto back in the fall during the brief period of the province opening back up- albeit temporarily 😉 I paired it with closed toe suede boots and tights, which is an option here too. I bought these booties almost 2 years ago- NEVER WORN. I call all the items I purchased during pandemic lockdown “The Lost Clothes of COVID”. Anyway looks great with this dress!

  • Dress- #elizaj
  • Beret- #Simons
  • Purse- #torybirch
  • Shoes- #vincecamuto

#OOTD Mad 4 Plaid


As the temperature dips, I need to be warm but still look cute! I love a lightweight flannel, cotton tights and boots. Pairing a masculine piece, like the plaid shirt, with feminine looks, like a faux leather mini n’ just slightly over the knee boots, create a balanced look that not overly frilly or manly.

Shirt- #marshalls
Turtleneck- #inc # hudsonsbay
Skirt- #forever21
Tights and crossbody bag- #h&m
Boots- #lolashoetique