Rain.

So apparently it’s going to be sunny all week.

And thank-god for that.

I don’t know why, after so many years in Vancouver, I still feel so unprepared for the rain.

Could have something to do with the fact that I really don’t want to wear MEC or Taiga. Two great great companies, if you are into that sort of thing. I’m not.

So, let’s talk about rain style.

Last week was comfort style, now it’s rain style. I am becoming SO practical.

Firstly, you need rain boots.

Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 2.27.34 PMThese are my favourite, Native’s. For when you are tired of wearing Hunter’s.

Or you could do Frye’s, I posted about these last year.

engineer 8"I still love them, they are totally waterproof, and perfect for the playground.

If buckles scare you, you can also wear these.

frye jamie

Not really as waterproof, but it’s not like your feet will be soaked..

Personally I have decided to keep a bucket by the front door with all kinds of umbrellas, again with the practicality.

However, for those of us with small children (can’t help the mumma references), there are a lot of days that you just need a hood. Who has a spare hand for an umbrella? I don’t .

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I chose two coats from Aritzia, sure they aren’t waterproof, but the hoods are big. Big hoods are more important.

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I know, I know, a lot of grey. I just think it’s better than black.

I have a thing for coats, I don’t know why, it’s not even like you wear them all day. Here is this week’s favourite.

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It’s Maje. Incidentally, Sandro and Maje are both at The Bay, and both also have great rain boots..

Oh, and hats.. On rainy days, hats protect your hair from the frizz. Vancouver frizzy hair, UGH.

hats cool and chic

Protecting hair, AND wearing comfort shoes. Brilliant.

I’m Back..

At work that is..

Technically I have been back for about a month, and let me tell you, I have a whole new appreciation for having the right pieces in your wardrobe.

When you have 5 minutes to get dressed, and you want to be comfortable, and have wicked style, you need to have good clothes.

The first step is to get rid of all the things that look and feel like crap. Just get rid of it.

The Wardrobe Cleanse is a perfect start.

Next step is getting the right stuff.

You should feel good in your clothes. They should define your style.

birkenstock and PS

Don’t worry if you don’t know what looks good on you, or what your style is, that’s my job.

I won’t make you wear birkenstocks or anything you don’t want to.

Promise.

I will talk to you about mid to high rise jeans though..

high rise jeans

Good for mamas, am I right?

Also, comfortable shoes.. Remember I told you they would be big this season?

They are.

Brogues.

brogues

menswear brogues and coats

Or, perhaps, Adidas.

treetorns and a coat

Now, considering that my old clothes don’t fit yet – babies will do that..

I have been wearing high rise jeans, brogues, a t-shirt and a coat..

Almost every day.

Emerson coat

EF v neck t

It’s simple, but it works.

perfect

That’s the goal, to make it simple, and to make it work for you.

Comfort Style, can we make that a thing?

I am making it a thing.

Contact me anytime and we can discuss your style.