Just 2 things

You know those days when you put on your clothes and you’re feeling blah?  The clothes look fine (or maybe they don’t), but you just aren’t feeling it?

Then there are the days where you feel like you have kicked it up a notch (thanks, Emeril). You know those days, right?

Well, there are two pieces in my wardrobe that make me feel pretty good or even cool when I wear them.  It’s my faux leather jacket and my animal print slip ons.

A couple of years ago, I was shopping with friends and they were hot on buying a leather or faux leather jacket.  I didn’t realize they were back in style. Not surprising as I am usually late to any fashion party 😉   When I saw the moto style jacket on them, I thought hmmm, maybe this is a trend I should jump on. So, I jumped and found myself this faux moto style jacket at Winners (the Canadian version of Marshalls).  I honestly wasn’t sure how often I would wear it, so I thought I’d test the waters before I invested the big bucks into a real leather jacket.  It was less than $50, so how could I refuse it?  Here we are two years later and I still have it.  I don’t wear it a lot, but when I do?  I feel pretty darn good in it.

My second feel good item?  The animal print shoes.  They are another purchase from Winners.  Steve Madden has made these easy to wear, comfortable and fashionable shoes and I absolutely love them.  They might just be my favourite pair.

 

It’s hard to believe that just these two pieces can change how I feel.  Do you have something in your closet that you absolutely love?  I’m curious to know what it is.

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No Grey Challenge #3

If you have been reading our blog for a couple years now, you will know that we started this as challenge to stop wearing grey for 50 days.  It had been a long cold, dreary winter and grey clothing had crept in every day from October to March and we were tired of it.  I wouldn’t say that we aced the challenge, but we made a pretty good attempt to add some colour to our lives.  You can read about our first year’s challenge here.  I also tried last year to do the 50 days of no grey challenge and I was partly successful.

So, today is Sunday April 12th and I actually started the 3rd Annual 50 Days of No Grey Challenge on April 1st.  Let’s call it a soft launch.  The first day was a complete fail.  I was in grey from head to toe.  Literally.  SO, I didn’t even bother to take a picture.  The second and third days were also filled with grey. However, the past few days I’ve managed to not wear any grey.

See this:

boyfriend jeans, white tee, long cardigan from Aritzia and my fav animal print slip ons.

And this:

new Flying Monkey jeans, new long style blue tee, faux leather jacket and ballet flats

And this:

Blue plaid shirt and Flying Monkey jeans

And this:

Madewell striped tee, Gap jacket, Flying Monkey jeans (again) and my fav slip ons

Just a short roundup of a few of my non-grey outfits over the past week.  I realize we are almost done the second week of my challenge and I’ll post a few more photos later this week.

After I try and plan something to wear that isn’t grey.

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Roar ?

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I snapped this picture of my daughter going to school one day.  Little did she know that animal prints are in.  She just loves Baby Jaguar from Diego and the more of this pattern she can own and wear, the better.  I personally, cannot tell the difference between a jaguar, a cheetah and a leopard.  I suspect the prints that she is wearing are not really Baby Jaguar, but one of his cat cousins.
I too, have added a little baby jaguar animal print to my wardrobe.  I ordered these shoes online from Banana Republic last Spring after finding them and not buying them in Palm Springs last Fall.   I had big time buyer’s regret and vow not to do that again.
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I also own this scarf and belt:
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I am limiting my animal prints to just these 3 accessories.  At my age (mid-forties), I don’t think I can quite pull off the same look my daughter can.  But I can do this:
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And that is just enough baby jaguar for me!