Spring ahead

I can’t believe I’m doing a sheer dress and bare legs at the end of January…I mean, I live in Canada, after all!!

Honestly, I really had to think about how I was going to make my breezy frock look more “seasonal” …because our weather in Vancouver was so mild this day that I could have worn it solo with sandals and been perfectly comfortable.  But with the eastern side of the country (and the States, too!) anticipating a record-breaking winter storm, I didn’t want to seem sartorially insensitive!!  πŸ˜‰

In the end, I think my knee-length furry vest and this pair of tall suede boots were ideal for adding a little bit of visual weight to my pretty new number from Forever 21…while still letting me take full advantage of our spring-like day.  I’ve got plenty of time yet to show off the dress in its entirety, after all!!

As it turned out – to the relief of our neighbours on the east coast! – that major snowstorm wasn’t quite as bad as everyone feared it would be.  And our local temperatures have returned to a more normal range for this time of year, too…I guess I’m not putting the tights away just yet!!



  1. January 30, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    This is a great look, love it. I'm suffering from WWW winter wardrobe weariness, looking forward yo some spring weather.
    Sue x

    • January 31, 2015 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you so much for the visit, dear Sue!! Yes, "www" is certainly a syndrome that I'm familiar with…after all, there's only so many ways you can put a fresh spin on a big ole winter coat, am I right?! πŸ˜‰ Thankfully (and I'm knocking on wood now!) Vancouver hasn't had much to complain about this year…let's hope we're in for an early spring!! XO

  2. January 30, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    You're the cutest!!! How lovely is this look? Total boho babe, is what! And yes, right?! We've had some crazy mild days and I don't mind one bit!! Spring is around the corner and I can not wait. Yay!! xo

    • January 31, 2015 / 5:37 pm

      We've got green buds on all the bushes around our condo complex, dearest Veronika…if that's not a sign that spring is on its way, I don't know what is!! XOXO

  3. January 30, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    That vest Monika dear is a winner. Looking stylish and comfortable. Simply gorgeous. xo

    • January 31, 2015 / 5:51 pm

      Aww…thank you, dearest Elsie!! At first I tried layering a shorter faux-fur vest over my bird-and-flower printed dress (yes, I have a bit of a vest collection!) but I'm glad I opted for this longer one instead…it adds a touch of "edge" to an otherwise hippie-inspired look, don't you think?! πŸ™‚

  4. January 30, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Wow this is gorgeous!! Love your dress and just love you added that fur vest! We had some pretty nice days lately but not warm enough for this haha. But the weather has turned again and it is now snowing as I type this, I am totally ok with that though I just love the snow!


    • January 31, 2015 / 5:55 pm

      Glad you're enjoying the snow, dear Kelsey and Kenecha…I'm happy enough to send it ALL your way!! ;D

  5. January 30, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! Great mix of textures, and I bow to the master, as always. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend! xxx

    • January 31, 2015 / 6:07 pm

      I just couldn't resist the sartorial temptation of this warmish day, dearest Natalia…I HAD to dress for spring, even though it's technically still over a month away!! Hope you have a marvellous weekend as well; right now the sun is shining here in Vancouver, so things are looking good!! XOXO

  6. January 30, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    So cool, so chic …. so springy, yet with the vest and boots to give it a winter edge! We've had really nice weather too. I feel guilty for enjoying it because I know we need rain so much in California right now. Thanks SO much for joining in the FUN FASHION FRIDAY link up and I better see your cute face every week! πŸ™‚
    Dawn Lucy

    • January 31, 2015 / 6:14 pm

      Rain is certainly a "necessary evil," dearest Dawn!! If only we could schedule it like a dentist or hair appointment; that would make taking outfit photos (among other things!) a heck of a lot easier, wouldn't it?! P.S. Your "Fun Fashion Friday" is a blast…and I have every intention of being a weekly guest!! πŸ˜€

    • January 31, 2015 / 6:33 pm

      Thank you, Alena…and thank you for visiting, too!! πŸ™‚

    • February 2, 2015 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Euge!! I really liked this dress and vest combination, too!! πŸ™‚

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