What I Wore This Week

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Dress • H&M (similar) | Blazer • H&M (similar)Purse • Zara | Boots • DSW
Outfit 2 – White Blouse • Zara (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • DSW | Watch • Guess
Outfit 3 – Sweater • ZaraJeans • ZaraCoat • Zara (similar) | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Zara (similar) |
Beanie • (similar)
Outfit 4 – Sweater • ZaraPurse • Zara | Jeans • H&M
Outfit 5 – Sweater • ZaraJacket • Zara | Jeans • H&M (similar) | Shoes • Adidas | Watch • Daniel Wellington
Outfit 6 – Cardigan • Zara | Pants • H&M | Shoes • Adidas | Hat • Thrifted (similar)

It’s so effing cold today I am sitting here in my slippers and housecoat over the top of my sweater with the heat cranked to 78°. For some reason the heat seems like it is being sucked outside as soon as it comes out of the vent. I don’t know what happened in the last year but the insulation in here seems to have gone to shit. Either that or I am not remembering last winter correctly. The apartment that we lived in 2 places ago was so cold. We literally had to hang curtains over open doorways to try to keep the heat in the rooms. I slept in a beanie and my hydro was $600 a month in the winter. I’m thinking that if you pay that much your house should be like an oven. I tapped danced out the door when we moved from there. Talk about a place with poor insulation.

I finished wrapping finally. There are still 3 things that haven’t arrived in the mail so I hope that they get pushed through in the influx of trying to get as much Christmas mail out as possible, and weren’t lost instead. I also bought some Christmas sacs to keep the wrapped gifts in because I didn’t want the kids manhandling them and “accidentally” ripping the wrapping paper, but I made the mistake of letting them empty one bag and put them under the tree. Now I am getting 20 questions about each gift and a million guesses. It’s non stop. Thank god it’s less than a week away because I think they would have figured them all out if they had longer. Too much Sherlock ;)

I just started watching a show called  Speechless. It’s really quite funny, and great how they brought humour to a sensitive subject. I’m super picky with what I watch, but I really like this one.

I am working on a warm weather destination packing list this week. I have had to wear my winter boots too many times this past week and I need some escapism. I have a feeling this is going to be a long winter.

Is it snowy and cold wear you are?

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Happy Holidays with Daniel Wellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

 

People that know me know that I don’t wear very much jewellery. I usually try to keep it pretty simple and with some small gold hoops, my wedding rings, and a watch. I think I got in to that habit when I had kids and they yanked on everything. I realized it’s more me and it has stuck even as they passed those stages. I always make sure to wear a watch though and I have been known to make everyone turn back to go and get it when I forgot to put one on because I feel naked without it.

I was recently contacted by Daniel Wellington who are a relatively new Swedish company, and they asked me if I would be interested in one of their watches. My first thought was, “um, yeah I LOVE watches.”,  so I accepted and selected a watch from their stock. I chose the Sheffield Classic Black in rose gold with a 36mm face. I love that it has a clean, minimalistic, classic design that will go everything and will never go out of style. They also offer watch + cuff bundles as well as a watch + band bundles at a discounted price.

If you are ordering for Christmas make sure to order before December 19th to get it on time. They are offering free gift wrapping, free shipping, and free returns on each purchase. These are beautiful watches that would work for all tastes with their #dwforeveryone style.

This was the perfect Christmas present for me and I am very excited to integrate it in to my wardrobe and daily outfit posts. If you use the code “LIVELOVESARA” you will get 15% off (It can also be combined with other discounts)  up until January 30, 2017.

Go check out #danielwellington to see all the styles for men and women.

Happy Holidays!

 

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What I Wore This Week

Outfit 1 – Leather Jacket • Zara | Tie Sweatshirt • Zara (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • Frye | Purse • Zara |
Outfit 2 – SweaterJacketPurse • Zara
Outfit 3 – Jacket • Zara | Cardigan • Zara | Jeans • H&M  | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Zara
Outfit 4 – Army Jacket • Thrifted (similar) | Striped shirt • Everlane | Jeans • H&M
Outfit 5 – Coat • Zara (similar) | Floral shirt • H&M (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • DSW (similar)

Well, it looks like the predictions are true and we will be getting a lot more snow than last years low amount because it is currently snowing an assload. I’m so glad I went out and bought the girls their snow boots last week, and while I did we stopped at Value Village and I found a pair of Sorels for $25 in my size that looked like they were never worn. That’s a pretty good score since I was prepared to fork over the $150+ that they are.

Merle’s birthday is this week and she wants to go to either the Ontario Science Centre or the Royal Ontario Museum for the day which is fine with me since it’s been a while since we have been to either. Last time we went to the museum she was so little that she ran into the glass of a display when she got super excited. It knocked her flat on her ass which was both hilarious and sad at the same time. At least it will be a weekday when we go so the crowds should be minimal. I hate it when the crowds are so thick you almost get ushered through it by the mobs of people.

I spent 4 hours wrapping presents the other night and I’m still not done but I ran out of paper. I also realized how much I actually suck at wrapping. I’m really not very good at it and several of them are patched with various pieces of paper when I cut the wrong size. I’m still waiting for 5 things to arrive in the mail though and I hope to shit they arrive on time. I don’t know how people wait until the last-minute and not need anxiety meds ;)

I think my Ancestry DNA kit will arrive this week so I look forward to posting about that later. I hope you have a great week!

Do you suck at wrapping presents too? I even tried that Japanese gift wrapping trick but I still failed. 

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What I Wore This Week

What I wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore

What I wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore

What I wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore

What I wore this week #ootd #wiw #whatiwore

Outfit 1: Blazer • H&M (similar) | T-shirt • Urban Outfitters |  Jeans • Zara (similar)
Outfit 2: Gold Sweater • H&M (similar) | Jeans • H&M
Outfit 3: Peasant Blouse • Zara | Jeans • H&M (similar) | Boots • Winners (similar)
Outfit 4: Band Tee • Brandy Melville | Jacket • Thrifted (similar) | Pants • H&M | Shoes • Converse

We made an exciting purchase today, we bought a new vacuum. Our old one decided it was going thing to spit the dirt out the back as I sucked it up which was really fun and seriously slows progress. I stuffed an old sock into the place the dirt was coming out of and it kind of worked as a temporary fix, but we were in the market for a new one. I also told Tom that if he bought me one for Christmas then he would be finding elsewhere to live ;) Many, many years ago when we were dating he borrowed my disc man (without asking) when he was rollerblading and ended up dropping it and breaking it. He said he would buy me a new one to replace it since I used it everyday when I was walking to and from work 40 minutes each way. It just so happened that it was around my birthday so he bought me my replacement as a “birthday” gift. I’m sure I sound like an asshole but I was pissed that he used that as a way to replace it when he owed me one anyway. It’s like “Happy Birthday! Here is a replacement for the disc man I borrowed with asking and broke.” He kind of notoriously does that so I warned him this year that you don’t buy your wife a vacuum for Christmas unless she specifically asked for one which I did not. I could have lived with it for a bit longer (as long as the sock plugged the hole) he was the one pushing for a new one. Anyway, the new vacuum, it’s smaller, a Bissell, and lime green/grey. It’s good.

And that’s my ungrateful story of the day ;)

Note: I added a currently wearing/shop Instagram page to the blog. I get a lot of questions of where something is from on Instgram, you can’t post imbedded links on there and since a lot of my stuff is older I have to search for newer/similar items for people so it makes sense to have that info on one page. Also, I am trying to find plus size options where I can for those that asked that as well which will be included with each photo too when I can (it’s a work in progress). I am also looking for a new blog template. It’s time for an upgrade so if you know of any good sites that offer them for a reasonable price that would be great. Have a great week!

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For the Weekend

Merle playing bass

 

I’m so tired today because dumbass me had a brilliant idea at 2am. A few weeks ago I bought Merle her own Alvin and the Chipmunks red hooded sweatshirt for Christmas (red with a big A) and my brilliant idea was to get a matching one for best bud Alvin (aka I.T. Bone). You’d think that wouldn’t be a ridiculously hard thing to find for a reasonable price, but man-oh-man I could not find what I was looking for. At around 3:30 I found a woman on Etsy who makes clothes for American Girl Dolls. One of her products is an awesome red pullover for the 18″ dolls. It will fit him perfect, and the cost was only $10  with a $6 shipping charge which shocked me because most people were charging like $20-$30 for shipping. I think I struck gold with this, and I bought an embroidered yellow A patch to sew on when it arrives. She is going to lose her mind when she opens the matching sweatshirts.

The week kind of flew by I hope you have a good weekend!

This makes me laugh, like, really, really laugh and totally sums up my feelings of 2016. Note: this has a lot of harsh language but I use this language so it doesn’t bother me ;)

Ever since I started loving fashion I have wanted a red Sergeant Pepper style jacket. It’s on my lifetime wardrobe list and recently Zara had one but they sold out almost immediately :(

This past weekend Ancestry.ca had a $50 discount on their DNA Ancestry kits and I finally bit the bullet and bought one. I’m tracking it’s trip here and hoping it arrives by Monday. I would love to complete it and ship it off before the holidays hit and it lengthens the processing time. I’m so excited to finally find out  my background (my dad is adopted and his family tree is a big question mark).

This is still one of my favourite tv scenes of all time.

I love the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning and am literally counting down the days to the final book release date. I’m currently rereading the series in anticipation.

I saw this video for a cutting board on Facebook and kind of really want one. I’m a messy food prepper with zero counter space and this would be amazing.

I think this message board would be pretty easy to make and so fun for the girls room. I may have to attempt it, maybe make it more magical and less mermaid for their tastes.

In one of my Facebook groups we were discussing books that changed your life. I couldn’t really think of a life altering book, although I have read tons but then I remembered how when I was 16 I read A Handmaid’s Tale and was deeply disturbed. Disturbed to the point of thinking about it repeatedly over the years but now as an adult it disturbs me in a more prophetic way. I think that might classify as life changing in a way.

Do you have a book that changed your life in any way?

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