What I Wore This Week

A blonde woman is wearing a wrap sweater, slouchy trousers, kitten heel boots, and is carrying a vintage fringed bucket bag.

A blonde woman is wearing a black sweater, houndstooth trousers, a driving cap, black boots, and is holding a grey kitten.

A blonde woman is wearing a grey off the shoulder sweater with slouchy trousers, and ballet flats.

A blonde woman is wearing a bouclé jacket over a vintage t-shirt, black trousers, and ballet flats, with a vintage bag.

Outfit 1 – Sweater (similar) | Trousers | Boots | Vintage Purse (similar)
Outfit 2 – Sweater | Trousers (consignment) | Boots | Hat
Outfit 3 – Sweater | Trousers | Shoes | Socks
Outfit 4 – Vintage T-shirt | Jacket | Trousers | Shoes | Vintage Bag

Who still has their Christmas tree up? Me waving my hand over here. And if I am honest, it will probably be up until February. Oh well. I like it up, and taking it down is at the bottom of my priority list.

A little update on the Adidas Samba hunt.

And that is no, I have not found them. They are still sold out everywhere or are being sold on other sites for extremely inflated prices which I am not going to pay.

Instead, I found these Adidas which are technically also called Sambas, but they are the Arsenal which is a newer model of the classic.

Also, they are red which is definitely not a colour for everyone but is very much a colour for me.

That being said, they also keep selling out, and I saw they were in stock in a men’s 7.5 which according to their men’s/women’s size chart is equivalent to a women’s 8.5.

I wear a pretty standard size 8 shoe, but I am going to try them anyway because I can either wear an insole or lace it to the top.

There is also an Adidas Samba OG in a dark green which is gorgeous. Remember to always look at men’s shoes, because they usually get better colours. That also applies to most of their clothes, especially knitwear.

I also just finished an uploaded another style guide to the site.

It is a Fashion Over 40 Spring Capsule Wardrobe. It’s a little bit of over 40 fashion inspiration compiled of things that I have or are on my spring wishlist.

It has some key wardrobe pieces, a sprinkle of trends, and is a guide to help inspire some outfit ideas for those who are looking to find their style or regain their love of fashion.

My goal for this week is to finish some client work, and get a handle of the mess in here…but not take down the tree.

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Sara is the founder and creative behind livelovesara. A George Brown College Fashion Styling Graduate, she provides advice on finding your personal style regardless of age and budget. She is always on the hunt for the perfect wardrobe piece and is a vintage and thrifting enthusiast who can't wait to share her newest finds. She is also trying to learn French.


  1. you and i are on the same wavelength! our christmas tree is still up; it looks so nice having that glow from the lights on the dreary winter days. i’m pretty sure we’ve left ours up through february in years past with no regrets lol. i’ve also been signed up for size alerts at adidas for sambas. i’ve got my eye on a few pairs listed on poshmark as well. in the meantime, i love my gazelles and stan smiths and have been thinking about adding a pair of superstars as well. i used to wear sambas back in the day for indoor soccer and as my every day shoe, it’s just funny to see them as popular as they are now. i think adidas runs pretty big, not sure if you’d be able to fit into the largest kids size?

    • Lol. I’m glad I’m not the only one. I feel like everyone had everything pulled down and put away before the new year. And yes it has been so dreary. We finally had sun this weekend and it was glorious. It’s been weeks since I’ve seen it and I didn’t realize how much it was affecting me.

      These adidas actually run small. I typically wear a 6-7 in men’s and the 7.5 fit well. I just size out of kids shoes, if my toes were shorter it would work. I hate feet 😂 I like these red ones I got though. They are fun and comfortable so I won’t be super bummed if I can’t get black Sambas. I also have b&w Gazelles that I should dig out of storage. I was going to sell them but now I’m second guessing that life choice.

  2. oh, weird about the sizing of the red adidas you got! maybe there’s a slight different between the leather and suede options, if one stretches out slightly more than the other? as far as your gazelles…i love mine, and they seem to be sold out everywhere. maybe if you dig them out of storage and see if you end up reaching for them in the next couple of weeks or so? if not, i would imagine if you listed them on eBay for bidding, they’d command a pretty high price.

    • Yeah I think I’m going to hold onto them. I feel like they’ll get use and they are black like the version of Sambas I wanted. The reviews of the red ones did have a slightly smaller fit which I think may be because they are a narrow shoe versus the wider chunkier styles I’m used to wearing. Maybe it’s just psychological though like when you try on your skinny jeans after wearing straight and wide leg for so long and they feel weird 😂

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