Finished!

Vintage cardigan, Jacob turtleneck (swapped), vintage midi skirt (thrifted), F21 booties & Sienna Ray clutch

I celebrated my final 30 for 30 outfit with a trip to Sweet Obsessions with my colleagues from UBC. While I did enjoy taking part in this challenge, it certainly was a relief to hang out with the rest of my closet after finishing this. I did miss my other jeans, sweaters, cardi’s and boots, but all in all I didn’t find this 30 for 30 half as difficult as the Spring/Summer challenge. It was a great reminder that you don’t need that many clothes to make a ton of outfits. I encourage you to take up the challenge!

Boxing day Blues

turtleneck: j crew (thrifted), sweater vest: Mom’s, skirt: general pants, boots: thrifted, socks: H&M, necklaces: F21 and Garage Sale
Is it just me or can Boxing Day be a bit of a downer?  Boxing Day can be a bit rough on kids as they’ve opened all their presents the day before, got bored of them and the glee and excitement of Christmas Day is all over.On the plus side, there is leftover Christmas food to eat! Growing up in Australia we had the Boxing Day Test to watch as well as the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, so my childhood memories involve the tv being tuned into those events, munching on leftovers and Mom cleaning up scraps of wrapping paper….As you read this, I’m either skiing (I wish) or stuck in a car in the snow (most probably)… we’re off to Sun Peaks to have a few days skiing with our good friends – and all the kids. 4 adults and 4 kids (under 4 1/2) in a two bedroom apartment. Let’s see how that goes.

Merry Christmas!

Hope you’re all having a lovely Christmas day celebrating Jesus’ birthday, eating turkey (or  roast lamb in our case), giving and receiving tons of presents and having a special time with family and friends. We are pretty low key this year, having been to church on Christmas Eve, we’re spending our day just the four of us, quietly playing at home, eating our roast lamb and root veggies, opening our presents (there is a strong car/train/anything transportation device theme going with the boy’s pressies) and having lots of cuddles and snuggly warm time inside. And maybe a big walk in the afternoon, we’ll see.

What do you wear on Christmas Day? Do you dress up or do you stay casual? As a child I always wore my ‘best dress’ but as I’ve got older I’ve opted more for a casual outfit. The key is: wear bottoms that allow lots of room for a growing, bloated tummy. That’s all i have to say about that.

Happy Christmas darling readers,

mwah mwah, smooch, smooch,

SSM

Coat: H&M, Cardigan: Anthropologie, T-shirt: swapped, Jeans: J Brand, Wedges: Steve Madden (thrifted), Necklace: Shoppalu

Stuck in a car park

Happy Christmas Eve! How many of you are stuck in a car park today, caught in traffic, amidst last minute shoppers. Ho-hum. Next year: start your holiday shopping in July. That’s what I promise myself each year. Another broken resolution.

Sleeveless trench: F21, chunky knit sweater: church sale, Jeans: BDG (thrifted), Boots: no label (thrifted), scarf: Purely Merino (husband’s), hat: H&M (old)