2011-01-25

Another Day Wiser

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Knit skirt? Thrifted
Belt? Thrifted
Shirt? Gap
Tights? Joe Fresh
Boots? ?, Winners (old and in need of some tlc after the winter exposure)

Eagle eyes may see that I am wearing the same tights and shirt as the last post, while inquiring minds may wonder if I slept in them overnight. I will never reveal the answer to that question... just like I will never reveal that I busted our cat, Stella, trying to eat the cottage cheese I was putting in the lasagna I made tonight. That's gross and no one needs to know that.

Want to come over for dinner sometime?

This outfit and the accompanying pictures are the wiser version of the previous ones. As much as I liked how it all came out the day before, running through snowy fields in high heels...

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...and climbing on top of picnic tables, was pure foolishness. Erin was right to be worried for my safety... I scared myself. But with a warm (really warm actually) knit skirt and some cosy flat boots I was more prepared for this thing we have around here... you know, the Canadian winter. And then the day I dress sensibly, I take pictures in the safety and warmth of my living room. Mary, Mary, quite contrary...

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And what am I laughing at? Nothing. I took these pictures myself and I am mastering the art of Laughing Over Nothing. With this skill I will make it to the big times...

p.s. Interested in the story behind the large collection of vintage ad templates on the mantle? click here for an old school post.

53 comments :

amanda said...

i love that you are wearing high heels out in the snow and snow boots in the living room. i'm gonna say this like i know you, but it's just so YOU! haha! anyway, love that skirt. it looks toasty :)

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the outfit's great...but I can't stop looking at your house! Love the floors, the mantle, and the uber-adorable setback window with the diamond panes. Argh, can you tell I'm getting tired of living in an apartment with beige shag carpeting?

amber said...

great outfit!! (of course) those boots look so cozy and i just love your hair in these photos too :)

Daisy said...

Great outfit!
I think you're wearing the same shirt as yesterday as well, no? Either way it looks great.
Love you thrifted finds! I am a sucker for V V, I haven't ventured out to anywhere else. I should though, reading your posts makes me think my super good deals....aren't so super :(

PS V V is having 50% off on Feb 7th. I know you're in Canada so maybe take advantage!

Lexie said...

I love how you have your home decorated! And you look fabulous, as usual :)

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Morgan and Lua said...

Can you re - title this Another Day Hotter? Ok thanks. Bye.

Ang said...

Funny I didn't notice that you were wearing the same shirt, but I did think, "she's wearing boots inside and heals outside!!!" This is something I would do.. as well as put my keys in the fridge and the butter in the closet!

Jewelscapes Handmade Jewelry said...

I find something about this outfit extra awesome. It's so casual, seems so easy, but really I wouldn't have thought of it. I love it! I added it to my inspiration pile. YOur living room is so artistic too!!!
jewelscapes.blogspot.com

Huchette Crew said...

OMGoodness I am in LOVE with your boots. So adorable

Savannah said...

If it ain't broke don't fix it ;)

& I named you the Stylish Blogger Award on my Blog!

savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

I love both the pictures and your writing, you have such a fantastic sense of humor. Love the lasagna story and mastering the art of laughing at nothing! Brilliant, you had me laughing, so thank you. Love how you re-mixed the outfit and great to see that you are still loving those tights! Cause they look fantastic. xx veronika

Fashion Therapist said...

Haha! I too have mastered the art of laughing at nothing. I'm technically in sales...we have to perfect our fake laugh before we can get promoted.

MONKEYFACE said...

Ohhh I'm laughing over here at your laughing at nothing. This whole bizarre style blogging thing we do cracks me the eff up sometimes.

In other news, tho - love your hair today, and your Canadian winter-proof ensemble!

Stephanie said...

new to your blog. loving it, that outfit, especially those boots, your white walls and that awesome little window.

Kate said...

Is it creepy of me to love seeing bits & pieces of blogger's houses when they take photos inside? I find it so interesting! Alsooo, I love this outfit! The skirt, belt & shirt go so well together! I officially want this winter to be over with so we can frolic outside in cute outfits and not freeze/look absolutely ridiculous to passers-by!

Lauren said...

Why are you sooo hilarious AND gorgeous AND stylish all at once?? :) Love the chambray shirt with the polka dot skirt!

Brittany D'Lynne said...

That top looks amazing with that skirt. And really, I normally think "boots with da fur" are not my cup of tea...but those are awesome.

Chaucee said...

I really love the chambray shirt and the polka dot pencil skirt! I never would have thought of that combination.

Cassidy Thomas said...

Colored tights again? Nice! I want a nice burgundy pair like that! whereheartmeetssole.blogspot.com

Kathrine said...

Oh, the art of laughing over nothing! Ha ha ha! I practice that myself every time I take outfit fotos...my cats must think I'm crrazy! :))) I love your belt, adorable.

http://styleidoscope.blogspot.com

my name is lauren. said...

i totally make myself fake laugh for self-portraits too. it really is an art that shouldn't be underestimated :).

Chandra said...

I will take that belt. Please and thank you. DM me on Twitter for my address.

Oh, and very, very, very BAD kitty.

Chandra
@ShiftC
http://www.momomod.com

the other emily said...

Polka dots + chambray for the win - I think I like this one even more than yesterday's. The length of that skirt is also supremely flattering, it makes you look even more than a million miles tall :)

And I'll echo the sentiments of others, it's fun to get a little peak into your home! Maybe someone ought to organize a little collective blogger mini-house-tour...
the other emily

Anonymous said...

you're my fave fashion blog because you don't take yourself too seriously, like so many others. it's refreshing. and i love this outfit!

Carly said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now but just haven't commented... it's about time that I do! I'm another Canadian girl, and I LOVE seeing your pieces of clothing from Winners. I go there all the time! Your style is fantastic and I just love reading about another Canadian girl wearin' heels in the snow :)

PS - Come check out my new blog! I'm holding a giveaway to celebrate its birth!

Melanie said...

You could not be any cuter. Okay, maybe you could, but you are super cute in this post. I love your outfit--that blouse is PERFECTION. Just like your belt AND your skirt.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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missvinylahoy said...

I love the sweater-skirt! It looks really warm!
And that pillow in the BG is really cool too (the black one with red diamonds)

Sal said...

I am totally coming for dinner. And for that SKIRT.

Sist and Sist said...

gorgeous outfit!

Futurelint said...

Beautiful! I love the rugged belt and shirt with the preppier skirt!

briannelee said...

I totally still eat the food my cat's may or may not have licked. Its fine ;)

Sabby V said...

Love that shirt and Skirt! What a great mix:)

Sabrina
http://www.missworkingirl.blogspot.com/

AM said...

I really like that shirt and the pairing with your cute skirt! ps - my dog's name is Stella! (so is my jewelry line www.stellawishes.com)!

Jamie said...

I am having some serious boot envy now. And how wonderful that you were able to find a pencil skirt made of knit material. It really adds a cozier feel to a refined shape.

Monique said...

Love this outfit, that's all!

Anna Jane said...

oh man, that skirt! it is incredible. i'm seriously drooling over in front of my computer...so cute!

Kirsten said...

I am a HUGE fan of your skirt and belt! Thrifting is AWESOME!! Your pretty much awesome at it though!

Kirsten
www.travandkirk.blogspot.com

nmaha said...

I love this outfit. It's got a surprise element to it with the polka dots.

Between Laundry Days said...

So proud that you finally mastered the secret of fashion blogging: laughing over nothing. You do it beautifully. And I love the outfit! I've been looking for a sweater-skirt like that for ages.

Jilliebeanie said...

I completely adore this outfit.

Ah yes. For me, fake laughter often leads to real laughter. I amuse myself.

Kansas Couture said...

Your house is puuurty.

Sofia Prado said...

Adoring this look. And I totally understand, the other week I spent the entire time complaining that it was too cold and cloudy to take pictures and as soon as the sun starts shining I decide to take pictures in my apartment.

kimmie said...

I really REALLY like this look. I'm kicking myself for not picking up a shirt like that back when I saw one on sale! :(

SWF_Terra said...

It feels awkward to laugh for no reason. But it sure does produce fantastic pictures. Speaking of things people don't need to know, my dog stuck his tail in my baked potato tonight. I still ate it. :\ I choose to believe we develop tolerances to our pets. Sure.

A.Co said...

I.LOVE.THAT.BELT.

STOP IT.

The skirt ain't so bad either. And can we please discuss your FOREST GREEN (amazing) heels in the last post?! WOW!

One last thing (I know, so many compliments, so little time) - that cage-y-wrought-iron-like box on your floor, what IS that and WHERE can I get one for myself!? LOL.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Fifth Sparrow said...

I never get tired of your blog... even if you slept in the shirt from your last post! I always end up cracking up and leaving with a mad urge to go thrifting. Please keep being you! :) xx

Terri said...

laughing over nothing is indeed a fine art. I have trouble grinning at a little bitty camera. Your indoor pictures are lovely.

Wida said...

Ridiculously cute!

wida
Missing Amsie Blog

Ana said...

I love the combination of the polka dot skirt with the chambray shirt, topped with brown accents! Brilliant! I also just realized that if I am to wear a skirt this winter I should probably start looking for a knitted one.

Half Dressed said...

:O indoor shots? I am actually surprised!! Not in a bad way :) Love the skirt and the coloured tights :)

L x

Hannah said...

Cute boots!

Warmest regards-
Rachel
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SIENA.STYLE said...

I love your look today! I like the hair style! Im starting to attend 30 for 30 challenge, you can see in my blog;)
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Leslie said...

this belt is great. lovely blog