Not Yet

So the calendar says spring. The thermometer says otherwise. Until the two reach an agreement I’m sticking with my boots and sweaters. I’m one of the few people who actually doesn’t look forward to spring and warm weather. Boots, sweaters, faux fur coats, scarves, layers — these are a few of my favourite things. Sorry everyone but I’m holding out as long as I can. I added the smallest touch of the new season with this amazing flower necklace my mum and dad brought back from France. Otherwise, in true Northeast spirit I’m in all black. All black doesn’t have to be boring if you mix up textures and prints as I did here with knits, lace and leather. The slightly edgier over-the-knee boots with my otherwise boho outfit added a little twist. Enjoy!

Free People Trapeze Slip

MMJ OTKB

Free People Vee Vee Cardigan

Free People OOTD

Free People Outfit

Flower Necklace

Cardigan
Trapeze Slip
Leggings
Over-the-Knee Boots

Cheers!

What is that, velvet?

What is that, velvet?

Yup. Purple velvet. It’s so soft! We all know that I’m the queen of the sale. When I saw the blazer and the boots both reduced with an extra 40% off they simply had to become mine. No questions. I had been coveting these on the Free People site since the beginning of the season and I waited and waited until I got such an amazing deal I couldn’t possibly pass it up. Embracing the velvet trend and the fringe trend and the over-the-knee boot trend in one outfit? Decadent!

OOTD 013016 Free People Blazer Free People Slip Free People Fringe Boots

Yesterday’s Muse Velvet Jacket
Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip (Similar)
Can’t Stop Fringe Over the Knee Boot

Cheers!

Birthday Black and e.l.f

It’s been a while. How are you? Life’s been a little crazy to say the least, but here I am. Back with an outfit. It’s been driving me nuts that I haven’t had a chance to blog. Not to mention the early darkness that makes getting home in time for pictures not so easy! Anyway, enough blither. Enjoy my black outfit that I wore out for one of my birthday dinners. People think that all black can be boring but I think not. Mixing textures and hues adds interest and you can’t go wrong for a night out in the sultry shade.

Check out my makeup too. My eyes are courtesy of e.l.f Cosmetics as part of their #elfbeautysquad for their #playbeautifully campaign. I’ve seen e.l.f in the store before but had never indulged. I have to say I’m loving the Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette and the Illuminating Palette is amazing!

Free People Top
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Free People Tunic

Amy and Lubi

ELF Smokey

ELF Makeup

Tunic – Free People
Coated Jeans – AG Jeans
Booties – Prada
Bracelet – Swarovski
Makeup – e.l.f. Cosmetics
Lubi the Chihuahua

Casual Transition

Is it true? Is fall really around the corner? Am I the only one looking forward to rich hues and cozy wraps? I certainly hope not. While I wish it was actually a cool enough evening to need this wrap it so wasn’t. I still have a hard time posting “normal” casual outfits. Real people wear tanks and jeans though so why not? My latest saga? Fibromyalgia. I’m in pain and there’s no way I can even think about a heel or a wedge or anything of the sort right now. If you have to wear flats they may as well be Gucci right? The drivers are so comfortable and soft. Highly recommend!

Free People Wrap

Free People Jeans

Free People Tank

Casual Free People Outfit

Gucci Loafers

Lubi on Steps

Wrap – Free People
Tank – Free People
Bralette – Free People
Jeans – Free People
Loafers – Gucci
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Lubi the Chihuahua

Cheers!

Party Time!

Party Time!

This weekend we somehow managed to pull off a 50th Anniversary party for my parents. Phew! Little stressful. Not gonna lie. All went off without a hitch except for ridiculously high temperatures and an air conditioning system that simply couldn’t keep up. The food was great, the drinks were fabulous, the cake was beautiful. The staff kept everything flowing flawlessly. Family and friends came from near and far. Smiles and laughter all around. Who could ask for more? Special appearances by my family, Lubi and my hubby (despite his complaining). The outfit? A light flowing maxi dress. I don’t think I could have dealt with anything heavier and flats, flats, flats. I ran around all night!

Party Dress

Anniversary Outfit

Anniversary Party

Free People dress

Back of Dress

Kate Spade Sandals
Janice and Jay 50th Anniversary Party 071115 (45)

Family

Hubby

Janice and Jay 50th Anniversary Party 071115 (1)

The Food

Decorations

Kitchen

Glasses

Wine

The Cake

Dress – Free People
Sandals – Kate Spade
Sunglasses – Miu Miu (Other Colour)

Cheers!