Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gettin' Cozy

This is one of my favourite tops to wear in colder weather. It’s a very heavy and cozy flannel material and I love the little zipper details on it. Also, when paired with a little jacket it cleans up pretty nicely for a casual day at the office.

top: Simons / jeans: J Brand/ necklace: the Met / jacket: H&M

Friday, March 27, 2015

All the Frills: The Gold Necklace

New this week in favourite pieces of jewellery, it’s this gold spikey number. This necklace has graced my neck many a time over the past two weeks…

Weekend Reading

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Winter Style

I picked up this jacket at Winners for a super low price and was originally thinking that I’d mostly just wear as a more formal winter jacket for “fancier” occasions but I’ve discovered that it’s very warm and also very comfortable and so I’ve been getting much more wear out of it than I ever thought it would. As someone who loves winter weather and winter fashion, I own about 10 different winter jackets and this one has definitely been a welcome addition to my collection.

jacket: Winners / boots: Aldo

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An Homage to Swinton

Sometimes I forget the awesomeness of this top. I’ve described it in the past as the most Swinton-esque thing that I own. And it is, it truly is.

top: Zara / boots: ASOS / pants: RW & Co / necklace: Aldo

Friday, March 20, 2015

All the Frills: Home Workout Space

A weekly constant for me is getting in at least 4 workouts. Because my work schedule can be so irregular (and because stopping my writing or research for a 30 minute workout break can be a great way to clear my head), I’ve always found it much easier to work out at home as opposed to hitting the gym. At Yale I did try to visit the actual gym at least once a week and did a few pilates and yoga classes but, in all fairness, this was the gym, and who wouldn’t want to hang out there?

In my post grad school life, I find it a lot easier to roll home from work at 5 or 6 pm and grab a quick home workout so I’m all finished up before 7 pm. With that in mind, I set up a little home workout studio for myself. It’s nothing too special but it does the trick. I’ve got my elliptical and, tucked away in the closet, a couple of yoga mats, a few different hand weights, and a small collection of workout DVDs.

What’s your workout regime?

Weekend Reading: 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Playing Favourites

Welcome to my favourite outfit from the past few weeks. Black, faux leather, some heeled booties, a statement necklace – what more could a girl want?

jacket: H&M / dress: Simons / purse: H&M / necklace: Target / booties: Camper

Monday, March 16, 2015


I snapped these photos at sunset and I love how the light made my blazer appear red when, in reality, it is a very obnoxious shade of orange. It’s probably the loudest thing I own – although it’s still pretty loud in red.

jacket: F21 / boots: Target / necklace: Target

Friday, March 13, 2015

All the Frills: Ring Edition

Today I’m highlighting one of all-time favourite rings – this little faux emerald number that was a gift from my helpmeet a few years back. Emeralds and sapphires are my favourite stones so this was a pretty great gift idea for me and I’ve been wearing a few times a week every since.

Weekend Reading:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Winter's Over - Sniff, Sniff

I, for one, will be very sad to see winter go. Having a stylish and incredibly warm jacket helps.

jacket: Sears / leggings: ASOS / boots: Target

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Good Moods c/o Bicycles

I am totally smitten with the bicycle print on this shirt – I seriously smile every time I put it on. My good mood usually fades an hour or two later when I get to work, but I do enjoy those few moments…

pants: RW and Co / top: Simons / necklace: Monserat de Lucca / watch: Kenneth Cole

Saturday, March 7, 2015

All the Frills: Winter Wonders

Because winter is almost over (sniff, sniff) and I love it so, this week’s All the Frills is an ode to winter featuring some scenic images of my favourite season. Stay warm out there everybody!

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More Productivity

These are from the same series of photos as my last post, only sans jacket. I also forgot to mention in that previous post that I also got an abstract ready for the North American Conference on British History, which will be in Arkansas in 2015. Some colleagues and I are planning a panel together – I really hope our pitch gets accepted! I've got an idea for something on mistress/servant relationships - the intersections of relationships, power dynamics, etc. and some research from a few years in the archives that I think will work nicely for such a topic.

boots: Aldo / skirt: Banana Republic / shirt: thrifted, Value Village / necklace: Emitations / cardigan: Simons

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

All Caught Up

I know winter is winding down when it’s no longer pitch black by the time I get home from work at 6ish.

It also helps that after three months of a gruelling writing regime (for example, I’d wrap up at the office at about 5 and then then stay there until 7 or 8, writing, and then pick it up at home from 9-11…not to mention spending pretty much every minute of the weekend writing), I finally feel caught up on my monograph and my new article project to leave work at a reasonable time and make it home while it's still light. Yay me!

boots: Aldo / scarf: ASOS / coat: Winners