Winter Whites

Is anyone else shocked that we just passed the last weekend of January? Only 11 months left in 2016…okay, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here. For January, we haven’t had a TON of snow – only extremely cold weather. Cold weather makes a lot harder, but the upside is that there are cute gloves, stylish coats and amazing Winter boots to combat the dreary season that it is.

Winter Whites - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Whites - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Whites - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Whites - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Whites - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Whites - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Whites - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Coat: J.Crew (similar here)/ Sweater: J.Crew Factory (similar here and here) / Pants: Old Navy / Necklace: J.Crew (similar here and here) / Gloves: Old Navy (similar here) / Socks: Roots / Boots: L.L. Bean

I always get confused with the rule against wearing white after Labour day. Technically, white is a Winter colour…so technically, can’t you wear it? But then again, that would be wearing white after Labour day, no? What I do know is that this winter white coat is gorgeous and I feel super sophisticated in it! I love pairing white and tan together, which is why tan pants was the obvious choice. I have sported this ivory cable knit before and there is a reason…it is the warmest sweater I own (and it looks fabulous, obviously!).

Ending January in winter whites is my kind of end, and with so much more to come (including a little Valentine’s Day and Superbowl action), it was the perfect time to dawn this look to the blog.

Happy Monday lovelies!

Check Vest + Ivory Cable knit

Spending the days reading books for English and rerunning friends really sounds like my kind of week! The weather has FINALLY backed off (thank goodness) so that I’m not wearing two pairs of socks, my parka and the thickest sweater I can find. I’m clearly not a Winter gal. Although the semester is now in full swing and assignment due dates are creeping up on me, I am weirdly stress-free and really…enjoying my homework (yes, I did say that!).

Check Vest - Pearls and Polkadots

Check Vest - Pearls and Polkadots

Check Vest - Pearls and Polkadots

Check Vest - Pearls and Polkadots

Check Vest - Pearls and Polkadots

Check Vest - Pearls and Polkadots

Check Vest - Pearls and Polkadots

Check Vest - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Sweater: J.Crew (similar here) / Vest: Old Navy / Jeans: MAX Jeans / Boots: Thrifted (similar here and here)/ Necklace: Icing Jewelry / Tote: Indigo @ Chapters (similar here)

This check vest is one of my favourites! The day that Old Navy began selling quilted vests was a happy day. At the price they are at, you could get one in every style and colour you want (the best is check though)! Cable knit sweaters are my best friend this season. They keep you warm and you can never have too many (although my mother may beg to differ…) The design on this ivory knit from J.Crew is the ideal shade for Winter and goes really well with the red checks. I really scored with these OTK boots. I have such a problem finding OTK boots that fit my short, stumpy little legs. I have no idea what brand these boots are, but they are the perfect fit! Toting around all my textbooks is hard work, but this bag from Indigo @ Chapters makes life easier – the handles are strong and the bag is big (and that’s all I ask for…).

As we jump right back into the school season (and my final semester of university!!), I am working hard to get into a solid routine. I am loving the snow (sometimes) and the looks I can now bring to you so easily (thanks sis!), so hopefully this continues!

Cheers!

Leopard Booties + Velvet Turtleneck

Snow is pretty, but it is completely impractical for fashionistas like myself. Can I wear my cute heels in the snow? Nope. Can I wear my leather boots in the snow? If I want them to get ruined…not to mention you have to wear a puffy Winter coat everywhere you go. It’s a tad ridiculous, if you ask me. Well luckily, this cute velvet turtleneck I found at Winners is doing a great job keeping me warm these days…

Leopard Booties + Velvet Turtleneck - Pearls and Polkadots

Leopard Booties + Velvet Turtleneck - Pearls and Polkadots

Leopard Booties + Velvet Turtleneck - Pearls and Polkadots

Leopard Booties + Velvet Turtleneck - Pearls and Polkadots

Leopard Booties + Velvet Turtleneck - Pearls and Polkadots

Leopard Booties + Velvet Turtleneck - Pearls and Polkadots

DETAILS

Turtleneck: Unavailable (similar here) / Jeans: Old Navy / Boots: Sperry Topsider – sold out (similar here)

There’s nothing better than heading out to conquer the day in comfy clothing. I am not a huge wearer of sweatpants or track suits – I turn more to sweaters, stretchy jeans and big cozy scarves and this velvet knit sweater is one of my favourites. Really any knit turtleneck is the perfect piece for these cold days we have been getting lately. My go-to jeans are from Old Navy. Why? Mainly because I am short. They come in ‘short’…which is great for me! To put a little spunk in my step, I laced up these leopard booties! They have rubber tread, are not too high and are actually perfect!

I am doing so well with these New Year’s resolutions! Better outfit posts, posting every weekday…I’m on fire (if I do say so myself…). Keep following along for more things to come, and hopefully more collaborations!

What are you thoughts on a good turtleneck? Let me know in the comments below…

Cozy in the Cold Weather

With the assignments piling up, midterms beginning soon and this cold, cold weather…it’s very important to stay cozy. Which is why I am sharing with you, my go-to comfy choice for those days you don’t feel like dressing up, going outside, or doing your hair.

Cozy Combo - Pearls and Polkadots

1 Baseball Cap| 2 Grey Knit Sweater| 3 Black Knit Infinity | 4 Grey Leggings | 5 Bean Boots | 6 Camp Socks

Cozy is pretty much my middle name, being that I love to be comfortable all day, every day and what is more comfortable than a pair of thick leggings, a great knit and warm scarf!? Nothing…Nothing is more cozy than that.One of my favourite pieces right now is the camp socks by Roots Canada – either men’s or women’s, both are PERFECT for wearing bean boots with!!

Cozy Combo - Pearls and Polkadots

Most of these items that I have linked are on sale! So head on over and check them out using the links that I have provided above.

What is your go-to cozy item?

 

Herringbone + Red Tartan

It’s Christmas Eve…can you believe it? Finishing finals, coming home for Christmas and getting to do all of the Christmas seasonal things feels amazing. I can’t wait to start my Christmas baking, exchange gifts with family, and eat turkey. The first thing to conquer on my to-do list before Christmas is the shopping (gasp!). Yes. I left it to the last minute…the very last minute actually! That’s what finals will do to you…

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I began the majority of my Christmas shopping yesterday (whoops!). Tackling last minute Christmas shopping calls for a comfy, cozy outfit…and what better is there to wear than a classic herringbone vest, comfy jeans, and some good ole’ bean boots?

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Herringbone and red tartan is the perfect pattern mixing combination! I love how the two patterns play off one another! Since the weather has been super warm (for December…), this classic herringbone vest was perfect! Especially because no one wants to be shuffling around the mall in a big parka!

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When I go Christmas shopping, I like to have a hands-free bag that I can sling across my body. Makes for easy carrying of shopping bags full of gifts and goodies! This one is from Roots Canada and it is so useful. If I have anything in my wardrobe that I cherish (and I do), this is one of my most favourites! It pretty much goes with everything, and fits a ton of necessities!

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Bean boots are my complete obsession right now. Not only are they light, but they work in snow, rain and sunshine! The colour is classic (cognac…my favourite) and keep your feet nice and toasty! I always wear my bean boots with camp socks or socks like the ones below, which I got from Roots Canada.

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DETAILS

Vest: J.Crew Factory (similar here) / Shirt: Old Navy (similar here and here) / Jeans: Old Navy /

Socks: Roots Canada / Boots: L.L. Bean / Cross-body: Roots Canada 

The Christmas season is my favourite time of year and this Christmas is particularly special because it is so, so warm! It also marks the time when I began to think about starting up Pearls and Polkadots, if you can believe it. It has been one whole year since I began brainstorming!

Exciting things are ahead with the New Year beginning and I am so excited for you to follow me along!

Happy Christmas Eve!