Saturday, February 16, 2013

Layered tops and leggings

Happy weekend! Do you guys have any plans? I was going to spend it continuing my search for a bridal gown with one of my bridesmaids, but as it happens I 'said yes to the dress' this week! As soon as I put it on, I felt so beautiful, but also very me. I still went to a few more stores, and a sample designer gown pop-up sale, but none of the others gave me (or my mom) the same reaction. 

The bonus? I bought it off-the-rack for 50% off! Like so many other couples, B and I are discovering that despite our best research and planning, weddings cost more than you'd expect. So to get that magical feeling AND come in under my gown budget was more than I could have hoped for. We're making process on other fronts - we booked our venue so our wedding date is officially set: May 10, 2014. We didn't plan it that way, but the date happens to fall on B's birthday :) Hopefully it's an EPIC celebration!!

Anyways, enough wedding talk - I've been doing some cooking this week so check back soon for my upcoming recipe posts!


Leggings - Gap
Booties - Sirens
Top - Vila via Winners (also here)
Wrap cardigan - Thrifted (Rebecca Ruby)
Hat - Thrifted
Fur scarf - Thrifted
Bracelets - Toronto boutique and hand-me-downs
Watch - Kenneth Cole
Earrings - Winners


  1. Love your boots!! And planning your wedding sounds so exciting. Must be nice to have a date and a dress!

  2. Congrats on finding the dress and a venue! It's such an exciting time for you. My sister is getting married in October and has realized wedding planning is some serious business, ha ha!

    I love the fur scarf and your gorgeous jacket! You look stylish and so comfy. Heather

  3. I love the layers! included all the added bling and accessories. I always want to style a fedora, scarf, sweater and bracelets together but sometimes I wonder if i can pull it off! love how you've done it :) PS I have a giveaway happening right now! hope you'll enter SO Fresh and So Clean Giveaway

  4. ahhhh, wedding planning! I have a couple of friends who are planning their weddings right now (for this summer/fall) and there are so many hidden costs. yay to finding the perfect wedding dress so soon, and on sale! Wed by Hand was good, you should check out their website for vendor links, there were some really good ones at the show.

    cozy winter outfit, the hat is cute :)

  5. hooray for finding the perfect dress! i bet you're relieved that search is over. right? you look so cute in your hat. i'm feeling that top, the jacket, and those shoes. swoon. :)

  6. Fun exciting that you found your wedding dress! (It is crazy how much a wedding can cost, we had a really small one, did most of the work ourselves and it was still around 2,000. I think its all of the hidden fees for paperwork and then renting out the venue and all of the crazy little things that just drive it up. Way to go on getting your dress 50% off, that's pretty killer with how spendy the dresses can get!)
    I love your fur scarf, the dark color looks so luxurious and it's wonderful how warm they actually are!


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