Blizzard Attire

Happy 2018 guys! It's been a while since I've posted... The holidays and work have totally taken up my time but I'm hoping to get back on track with regular posting. I have a few posts lined up over the coming weeks! These photos were taken over the holidays at Elliot's family cottage in Muskoka. I have always been a warm weather person and I liiiiive for the summer. Winter and I just aren't meant to be, but the beauty and allure of winter up north is undeniable and this year I finally can say I appreciate it. 

We drove up from the city late one night and the forecast was clear. As we drove further north, however, we were suddenly enveloped into a complete whiteout. The snow was falling fast and heavy, it completely shrouded our vision to the point that we could only see a few feet ahead of us. The storm was completely mesmerizing and it felt like a winter fairytale. Pine trees heavily coated with snow tightly surrounded the road and everything was so quiet. There was something so magical and ethereal about it all and as corny as it sounds, I felt so at peace and lucky to be able to experience winter at its finest. It was probably way more nerve-wracking for Elliot since he was behind the wheel, but I trust his driving and the fact that our lives were in his hands haha. We made it to the cottage safely and went straight to bed, and the cold morning came clear and bright. During our stay, we headed to a nearby road to take some pictures in my very appropriate winter attire. I'm wearing these jeans by Tobi. Love the wash and the rise! So easy to wear, even in the winter... toss on a cute pair of booties and a cool coat and you're set :)

GAME, SET, MATCH

One of my main hesitations when assessing items in my closet to donate is “what if I find the perfect match to this piece AFTER I get rid of it!?” A horrific thought, I’m aware. This wasn’t yet the case with the two above items, but I fear that it may have become their fate had I not joined them in holy matrimony with this outfit. I have had both the frill crop and scalloped skirt for about a year and hadn’t gotten around to wearing either. Not because I didn’t like them, but because I hadn’t found their PERFECT MATCH yet. Is that preposterous? Quite possibly, but this is how my brain works when it comes to clothing. I digress. When trying on different outfits recently, these two items found their way into the same look and just seemed to make so much sense together, especially when dressed down a bit with Vans and a backwards cap. I’m not sure if it was their decorated hemlines, natural beige tones, cropped lengths, or a combination of all, but a sartorial match was indeed made. Victorious feels ensued.