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!
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.
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!
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.