I swear it's blue!

This blue sweater was bought at a supersale at H&M. And I'm still being lazy and extremely simple in my outfits...

I love this scarf. They make the composition look lighter, even funnier or happier. The bag is really old, and I'm even thinking that I should get rid of it. I rarely wear it, and it's not really "in" anymore. One good thing about having a "style blog" is that you start using pieces of clothes, jewelry and accessories which you would never pick for a normal day, so you end up enjoying the options you have a little further.

P.S. After a year, however, I ended up donating this sweater. After being washed a few times, it just got too loose and full of fuzz balls (you get what you pay for, right? I'm not complaining... just accepting - after all, it was my choice :-). But, besides, I've been tired of everything that has a purple or violet colour or detail on it, and finally accepted that the sweater was not blue: it was rather purple. I am so crazy, aren't I? But no, I haven't gotten rid of it just because of the colour. It no longer looked pretty or neat. I tried to wear it as pajamas (yes, crazy!) a couple of times, but it didn't work that well and I thought it wasn't necessary: if I want pajamas, I should really get pajamas instead of wearing old clothes. I still do this king of thing sometimes, I confess ;-)



Two posts in a row? I can't believe it!

Unfortunately, I don't always think I look good enough to be photographed, especially when I get home from work and feel a lot tired. Plus, I don't wear makeup everyday, but definitely have to improvise if I want to post a public picture. Finally, there is the editing part, which can be boring. I really should (and am considering doing that) have a pattern and style for everything: I should post more constantly, I should write more, I should create an identity for my pictures and they should have a common size. All in all, I should be more organised and should get more serious about blogging - because writing, especially writing, is something I love to do. I love taking pictures, for sure, but not too much of myself... I used to, but I think I'm feeling a little too old for that.

Now, about the outfit. I don't usually wear pink - it's not one of my favourite colours, but when I saw this skirt I just couldn't help buying it. Then I already had a pink scarf that was a good match, and added a neutral colour: black. Black is my favourite colour when it comes to clothing. It definitely makes us look thinner. For accessories, like scarves, gloves and glasses, I usually choose red, maybe because I love red lipsticks. Therefore, when I wear pink, red lipsticks aren't a great choice. I like dressing in brown as well, and in black and white. I'm a big fan of polkadots. I don't think grey suits me, and I love adding a pop of colour, like a yellow coat or a green bag, but I don't usually wear too many colours at the same time. And I'm wearing an over-the-knee boot, too, which is something I rarely do. They really help with the cold, though!


Because I like to keep memories of what I'm wearing. I really do. This king of... blouses (?) are really not expensive at all and, mysteriously, I usually get compliments when I wear them, so I think they must fit well. I've got two of them, and this is my favourite. It's very easy for me - especially during the Canadian winter, spring or fall, to just pick up a pair of black leggings, a pair of boots and a choose a nice blouse, dress or T-shirt to go with it. Oh, yes, I surely have to wear a jacket or a coat when it's chillier, but those are my preferred outfits - except for the summer, when I really like wearing dresses - or, sometimes, skirts.

As I've said, it's great to keep track of what you're wearing, not only because you may have more ideas of what to pick when your creativity is low, but also because it brings you memories. Just like scents and music, seeing pictures of former outfits is capable of taking you to a different time and making you rethink your life, retaining what is good and getting rid of what isn't... I'm not talking about clothing items here, but about our personality and routine. What am I doing now that is making me happy? What isn't? What was my life like some years ago? What was I doing? What was I going through? Was I happy? Why? There are always a lot of things to think about, and there's always room for improvement. Undoubtedly.



I'm back! How I miss December and my holidays in Ville de Québec. That was one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. I miss the atmosphere, despite the cold. It's like an European city when it's Christmas time all year 'round. And, if you like taking pictures, this is your place: no matter where you look, there's something worth a picture. And the Frontenac Castle is phenomenal. 

Coming from work, a lot of paperwork... some teachers just throw unused sheet away after class, but I can't. Too much OCD, eh? Why not keep them, if I'm going to use them again in the future? Because I accumulate dozens of binders, spend too much time organizing it, and just can't find what I need when I do (Murphy's Law).


It's difficult to find some time to relax.

Wishing I had more energy to take pictures and post them, or even think about my outfits. How do we make time, anyone?



OMG, this is me + how I've been dressing so far: a blouse, maybe a cardigan, leggings, boots. It's comfortable for work, but I feel I urgently need to take some time and make some combinations (at night, because in the morning I just grab the first thing I see in the closet).

Shame on me. I don't really think I should be more organized. I think I should stop wasting time and knowing exactly what I want to do and when I'll do it. I should have an even tighter schedule, but one that works: I must have to know exactly what to do, and when - and stop wondering and wandering about... I think I have an issue with time. Time management. But it's not only that. I sometimes know what I want to do, but don't know exactly how, so I spend a long time thinking and trying and not having the result I expected.


Winter in Québec City

Sometimes you show nothing but your boots, (part of) your pants, gloves, a coat, a scarf, a toque, earmuffs, and a bag - and that's a lot! So I went for a colourful touristic bag (large enough to accommodate what I had to carry while exploring the town), legwarmers with pompons, black and white mittens and a kind of a tiger-stamped pattern in black and grey.

P.S. I was pretty sad during this trip when I ripped my coat on an aged table at a restaurant. I love this coat, which makes me feel warmer than no other because it has two layers on the top - similar to a vest, maybe -, and the perfect length. It was an incredible hard task trying to find something to replace it. I got three coats, returned one, and still wasn't satisfied. Then I finally decided to get it repaired: I bought a small Canadian flag that was sewn on the arm, and voilà. I've got to show this here someday. Now it looks like a brand or a "proudly Canadian" thing. I still wear one of the coats I got (because it's not as warm as this one and and it has a hood, which this one doesn't, and both of them have advantages depending on the day). As for the second one, I didn't wear it last Winter, because it wasn't cold enough in Toronto, and it's heavy. All in all, I still prefer my old one, the first one I got in Canada, for an extremely low price but extremely suitable as well.