Yesterday's outfit was brought to you by the cold weather and the intense need to layer up. Since I was downtown for almost the entire day and a good portion of it was spent walking outside, I needed a cozy outfit that contained enough warmth to survive the brisk weather. While I feel guilty calling our weather cold when we suffer mild conditions in comparison to the rest of the country, it still felt darn cold to us! Since I first had a delicious brunch at Catch 122 Cafe Bistro, coffee afterwards at Timbertrain Coffee Roasters, a bit of shopping on Robson Street, and then a dinner for my brother's birthday, I had to wear something casual yet somewhat stylish to suit each occasion. I ended up wearing this baby blue sweater with a comfortable pair of print harem pants; however, I think I ended up getting a little lost in the loose clothing and should have worn a tighter pair of pants.
Despite my style-related failings, I did succeed in feeling warm for the entire day-- those four layers of a shirt, sweaters, and a coat allowed me to enjoy the sunshine and focus on having a good time with friends and family.
What are your best style strategies to keep warm on a cold day?
Sweater & toque // H&M
Cardigan // The Gap
Coat // Ever New
Hand chain & rings // Forever 21
Bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs
Necklace // Banana Republic (via clothing swap)
Shoes // Zara
In other news, I managed to reach my mini goal of working out six times this week! To start off a new week of fitness, I returned to my usual routine of spin class this morning with two other fit friends. As well, my early sleeping schedule is getting easier and easier to maintain; if you are struggling to become a morning person, be aware that it's not an immediate process. Rather, you'll find yourself slowly adjusting over the course of several weeks. Also, I've managed to kick my caffeine habit and barely need anything more than tea on early, cold mornings. Hurray for small achievements!
I hope that you all had a most wonderful weekend-- can you believe there are only about five more Sundays until Christmas?!