Sweater Essentials

There are many pieces of clothing that I consider to be my favourite. However, there are few things in my closet that I deem to be essential. Now, these tend to vary between seasons (obviously!), but when it comes to winter…one essential piece happens to be one of my faves: the sweater.

When it comes to sweaters, I have a problem. I love to buy sweaters, and at this point…I have come up with my own “sweater categories” (you know, like people do). What I want to share with you today…is those categories!

The Cable Knit

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Classic, cute and warm. You can’t go wrong with that combo, can you? This is my go-to type of sweater and I probably have one in every colour. A good staple to have in your closet is a cream cable knit because it is a neutral. What is great about neutrals is they can be layered with other bright colours…and layers in the winter? Not a terrible idea…

The Animal Motif

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Animal motif sweaters consist of any sweater that is based around an animal (simple, right?). Now this can be animal print, or actual graphics of animals on the sweater! I love the idea of both and think styled correctly, can be a killer look.

The Oversized Sweater

Sweater Essentials - Pearls and Polkadots

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Oversized sweaters are great, comfy and completely in style! Not only can you cozy down into them while reading a book and sipping a hot cup of tea, you can sport them in a really trendy way. Pairing an oversized sweater with a skirt can be a dressy, trendy look that is great if you want to be in style and casual.


This winter has been, and is still a very cold one, which means my sweater game has really stepped up. What is great though is if you look in the right places, you can find a cute and inexpensive sweater! Sweaters will always be a staple, so stock up (unless if you live somewhere hot…).

As for me? I’m going to cozy up in one of my sweaters and watch reruns of Grey’s on Netflix!

Check out my Pinterest for some sweater weather inspo…

3 Statement Pieces I am Loving

I have never really been a HUGE fan of jewelry…until this year. Now, I almost always look for the perfect statement necklace to pair with my ensemble. In the past, I have gravitated to a simplistic strand of pearls on my neck. I mean, pearls pretty much go with everything, right? However, there is NOTHING wrong with making a statement once and a while…

Statement Pieces I am Loving:

THE ROSE WREATH

3 Statement Pieces I am Loving

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I am obsessed with these necklaces! They are big and beautiful…really what you want in a big statement piece. I originally came across the rose wreath piece at J.Crew, but they are often out of stock. If you look hard enough, it is easy to find similar pieces at a much lower price point.

The Multi-Strands of Pearls

3 Statement Pieces I am Loving

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No one is surprised that pearls are included in this round up, are they? I sure do love my pearls! It’s always nice to switch it up, and one way to do that is add more strand than one! Keeping the class, but adding a bit more to make a statement is always a great idea.

The Statement Watch

3 Statement Pieces I am Loving

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Although pretty much everyone uses their cell phone to tell time, having an actual watch is a nice touch to the perfect outfit. I, personally, love the statement watch – big face, decorative strap – I’m all about it! Of course, you can always splurge and get a fancy-schmancy statement piece, but if you find a smaller brand, you can usually keep it affordable!


Although I am a simplistic girl, I love a big statement sometimes! Like always, I am constantly on the look out for cute pieces, trendy styles and fun jewelry to add to my collection!

Check out my Pinterest to see what jewelry I am loving!

Power of Plaid

Two days into the New Year, and I am relishing in the fact that I have cable, my puppy, and time to do nothing before I have to back to school. It’s too bad the winter break is ending, but something that is keeping me up is this my new love for patterns…specifically PLAID! Over the past few months, I have strengthened my wardrobe with more and more patterned pieces.

I thought it would be fun to share some looks that I’ve been loving on Pinterest. These looks aren’t just cute, but they have inspired me to incorporate plaid into my wardrobe in multiple ways.

The Oversized Shirt

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It’s always handy to have a plaid shirt…but a BIG shirt is amazing to have. Something to throw on when you need to be cozy, or run errands. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have multiple (just in case one is in the wash!)

The Pants

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Many people gravitate to plaid shirts when incorporating this pattern into their wardrobe. However, there are so many ways to style this pattern! Plaid pants are bold, but they are classic and one way to really stand out!

The Overcoat

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One of my favourite pieces to style (especially during fall + winter) is the plaid overcoat. This tops the look off with that perfect elegance that many outfits need! Plus, an overcoat is a “third piece” that can polish any look off with style!


Whether you are going for a hike, lounging around the house or heading out on a coffee date…this is always a classic and fun pattern to spice up your looks! I love to pattern mix and I often use plaid as my main pattern…I really can NEVER get enough of it…

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Head over to my Pinterest to get some more PATTERN inspo…