Look Book: Late Fall Evenings & A Vintage Skirt...

Oct 31, 2011

It seems most of my days off start with high hopes! This includes things like: going to the gym, cleaning the house, sorting my paperwork, and other non-exciting things. Needless to say, I did not go to the gym... nope, instead I settled on an afternoon nap, an amazingly delicious fall lunch (mashed potatoes & vegy stew) and the most delightful walk! Lately, I've been working really long hours, so days like this are just perfection!! ♥
Am I on a roll or what, guys?! Last week I featured beautiful yellow leaves, and this week I'm back with stunning red ones! My first fall as a fashion blogger is leaving me feeling super excited & inspired. I'm absolutely in love with taking outfit photos right now. And hooray, Martin did such a great job on these!!

I have been living in browns, mustard hues and earth tones lately!! I just received this gorgeous skirt from EL Vintage and (gasp!) it was love at first sight. The colours are absolutely perfect for fall and the silhouette is so pretty & girly. And the best part?! The skirt has a totally different pattern in the back. Yay, two skirts in one. Score! Alright friends, wishing you a happy Monday & Halloween!
Outfit Details:
Scarf - Handmade
Cardigan - Kersh (similar)
 Skirt - c/o EL Vintage
Tights - Joe Fresh (similar)
Shoes - H&M (similar)
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Look Book: Rain Drops & Thrifted Skirts!!

Oct 28, 2011

Aw, it was a slightly rainy and rather dreary day but I still found it super beautiful out. The air was crisp, and as you can see we still have a few green trees sprinkled throughout our neighbourhood. Rain or no rain, I'm a trooper, and I happily headed out to take outfit photos and even splashed in the odd puddle! Totally fun... minus the slightly wet tights. ;)
I was SO thrilled to find this skirt on one of my recent thrifting adventures! Ah, the pattern & awesome pleats totally won my heart!! It's definitley been getting chillier lately, so these days... light jackets, boots, and cozy scarves have been a wardrobe staple! But seriously, I couldn't be happier. I love fall layers and I can't wait to share lots of cozy & layered looks with you this season. 
Hooray, the sweet, sweet weekend is almost upon us. What is everyone up to for Halloween?! I think Martin & I will be spending ours watching a few scary movies and eating lots of candy with a few of our close friends! Either that, or I'll put on a mask, call it a costume and meet up with our friends at their annual Halloween party. Haha, what are you guys wearing for Halloween? Share, share ...away! xo
Outfit Details:
Scarf - Thrifted (similar)
Jacket - H&M (similar)
 Skirt - Thrifted
Tights - Joe Fresh (similar)
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Closed: Stella & Dot Giveaway, and Last Weeks Winner!!

Oct 26, 2011

I'm absolutely head-over-heels for Stella & Dot jewelry!! I love their adorable collection of everyday necklaces and they are so sweet when layered. And one lucky reader will win an item of their choice, up to $50 in value! ♥

Enter to win:
1. You must follow "Girl & Closet"
2. Visit Stella & Dot, leave a comment with your most loved item!

Bonus entries:
1) Like them on Facebook
(please leave an extra comment)

Giveaway is open from now until November 2, 2011, and open to Canadian, US & International readers. Good luck everyone!!

Also (last weeks), Blowfish giveaway winner is... #245 Annie!
Congrats! Please email me to receive your prize.
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Look Book: Fall Leaves & Spontaneous Outings...

Oct 24, 2011

Just a few days ago, I met up with my hubby for a spontaneous after-work date night! It was spectacular out!! I’ve been waiting for the leaves to change colour for what feels like... forever! But finally, the stunning colours have hit the west coast. Yay! So naturally, I couldn’t resist taking a few outfit photos. I'm so thrilled that fall has taken over our neighbourhood!
We spent the remainder of our evening enjoying a glass of wine and lots of great chats. Hubby & I were friends long before we became a couple, and I absolutely love that!! Because even after 13 years together, I feel like we are still the dearest of friends and we love sharing our lives with one another. Haha, sorry guys, apparently I’m in a sappy mood. ;)
As for the outfit?! Well, it was a super quick, oh my gosh, what should I wear, throw it on really fast kind of outfit!! But I love how it turned out. Vintage inspired florals, brown knitted tights and plaid -felt so perfectly fall-esque!! I'm also loving the cognac hue of my Jeffrey Campbell splendid heels; they seem to suit the changing season beautifully. And in anticipation of fall, I've also ordered several dresses from ASOS, which I can't wait to style & share with you guys next week! Yay!! Enjoy your day, friends...

Outfit Details:
Jacket - Thrifted
Dress - ModCloth
Tights - Joe Fresh (similar)
Shoes - Splendid Heel, Jeffrey Campbell

PS - I've also added two new "Girl & Closet" blog buttons! Feel free to grab one or replace an existing one!! xo
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Scenes From: A Night Of Pumpkin Carving...

Oct 21, 2011

I can't believe this was my first pumpkin carving -ever!! We had such an amazingly gorgeous day with golden leaves & so much fall sunshine; a perfect afternoon for picking out our pumpkin! I’m super excited to make this our new yearly tradition. And as for next year?! I’m dying to go to a pumpkin patch, complete with friends, yummy spiced drinks, and cider doughnuts! I hear they are amazing! 
Did you notice that Martin is doing all the dirty work?! Haha, I was in charge of toasting up the pumpkin seeds, which were delicious. I used cinnamon, sugar and butter. Yum! I love creating fun traditions for us to enjoy as a couple; it keeps life fun & inspiring. And one day, I can’t wait to do it with our kids. What are some of your favourite fall traditions?!
Happy Friday & weekend, friends!

PS - I just did an interview with the lovely Kristina of "Something 2 Write About!" Be sure to pop by and say hi!! 
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CLOSED: Blowfish Shoes Giveaway & Last Weeks Winner! Hooray!!

Oct 19, 2011

Yay guys, I'm so excited to be hosting this amazing giveaway! I adore Blowfish shoes; they are adorable & comfortable -your feet will be in heaven. And the best part is?! It's winners choice!

Enter to win:
1. You must follow "Girl & Closet"
2. Visit Blowfish & leave a comment with your most loved item!

Bonus entries:
1) Like them on Facebook
2) Follow them on Twitter
(please leave an extra comment for each)

Giveaway is open from now until October 26, 2011, and open to Canadian, US & International readers. Good luck everyone!!

Also (last weeks), Katie Walker giveaway winner is... #27 MiLulu!
Congrats! Please email me to receive your prize.
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Look Book: Black, Grey & A Pop Of Pink...

Oct 18, 2011

Goodness, we’ve been having the most amazing fall weather lately! I’ve been loving every single second of it. Hooray for sunshine and easy dressing! Jacket. Skirt. Tights. Booties. Yup, that’s my version of an easy outfit. I added a shot of pink, the perfect “pièce de résistance!” And, I was thrilled to wear my new Blowfish booties!! I can not rave enough about these shoes. Adorable, affordable, and fabulously comfortable. Yes, these are the things that make me a very happy girl!
After an afternoon spent enjoying deliciously warm sunshine, hubs and I found ourselves at our nearby grocery store armed with loads of yummy snack foods and a DVD. Haha, we sure know how to live it up on the weekend, right?! We did manage to redeem ourselves by lighting candles, snuggling on the couch (with our pets squeezed in between us) and had our fireplace on. Such a sweet & simple night. Do you guys enjoy nights in too?
Also, I'll be hosting a Blowfish giveaway oh-so-soon. What a fabulous way to nab your own pair of adorable shoes!! I'll be sure to keep you guys posted. Enjoy your day, friends. I’m spending mine working on my soon to be jewelry line. Ah, it’s feeling like a pretty great day! ♥

Outfit Details: 
Jacket - H&M
Dress - swapped with "A Fashion Love Affair"
Tights - Joe Fresh (similar)
Valora Booties - C/O Blowfish
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October Lust List & A Happy Monday!!

Oct 17, 2011

Hello! Hope everyone enjoyed a fabulous weekend. Ours was fantastic; we've been getting so much sun -finally! I'm in love with the weather right now!! And on the closet front?! I've been busy updating my wardrobe for the fall & winter season. Yay! I'm absolutely smitten with booties, chunky knits, and mustard hues at the moment. What are you guys loving right now?!
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Look Book: Simple Days & Wardrobe Staples!

Oct 13, 2011

Do you guys have a go-to outfit?! This is definitely mine. Cardy's, cute little dresses and tights always seem to steal my heart. I just loaded up on so many tights last weekend: brown, rust, red, polka-dots, floral... oh boy, more than I care to admit! As for the rest of my day? It’s been incredibly gorgeous out. I spent most of it outside with the pooch, followed by a visit to my fave restaurant for soup! Ah, simple days always put a smile on my face!
Did I score at my last swap or what?! Have you noticed just how many swapped goodies I've been wearing & blabbing on about?! It’s such an awesome way to feature new looks without breaking the bank! And this lovely dress is no exception; it’s my first time wearing BB Dakota and I’m smitten. It’s the perfect dress for fall walks, or for late afternoon dates with the Mr.
As for this path?! Ah, love! I can’t wait to come back once the leaves are at the peak of their fall colour. I often walk along here with my groceries -so picturesque! Lately, I’ve been craving & making the yummiest of stews. I just made this one recently: White Bean & Spinach Soup, which I found on Jen’s blog of Jen Loves Kev -so delicious!! Did you guys know that I’m a foodie and love to cook? I seriously find it so relaxing!! Enjoy the upcoming weekend, friends. xo veronika
Outfit Details:
Cardigan - Thrifted (similar, even cuter!)
Dress - swapped with "Fifth Sparrow"
& her original post here: "Sweet Darlin"
Belt - Thrifted
Tights - Joe Fresh (similar)
Ballet Slippers - Aldo (similar)
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Closed: Katie Walker Giveaway & Last Weeks Winner!!

Oct 12, 2011

Goodness, I absolutely love Katie Walker's gorgeous scarves and I'm so thrilled to be hosting this giveaway! One lucky reader will win this 20" x 20" silk scarf, which has been hand dyed & screen printed by Katie herself!

Enter to win:
1. You must follow "Girl & Closet"
2. Leave a comment letting me know that you've entered

Bonus entry:
1) Follow Katie's Blog
(please leave an extra comment)

Giveaway is open from now until October 19, 2011, and open to Canadian, US & International readers. Good luck everyone!!

Also (last weeks), Sproos giveaway winner is... #55 A Purple Dress!
Hooray! Please email me to receive your prize.
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Look Book: Stripes, Bowties & A Kiss...

Oct 11, 2011

Don't you love when you plan an outfit but wear the exact opposite?! Yup, that was me this weekend, but I absolutely loved how it turned out. We spent most of this past weekend with friends & family and had such a blast. We found ourselves in the city enjoying a lovely dinner on Saturday, followed by a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with the fam on Monday. Aww, love holidays!
Also, a big thank you to Cee from "Coco & Vera" for being such a fabulous bloggy friend, and lending me this adorable skirt. It was the perfect outfit for our night out in the city! Plus, I just ordered the cutest fall-hued dresses & tights from ASOS in anticipation of the amazing fall hues and changing leaves! I can't wait!! It's my first fall as a fashion blogger and I'm so excited to document the gorgeous colours of the season.
Speaking of all things fall, I’m super happy to be carving a pumpkin later this week with the Mr! I seriously can’t believe it’s going to be my first!! I’m now on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin seed recipe. With the amazing fall weather and Halloween just around the corner, my goodness, what is there to not love about October?! Be sure to watch for our pumpkin carving photos next week! I know, I’m such a cheese-ball!
Outfit Details:
Hat - Thrifted
Top - H&M
Skirt - swapped with "Coco & Vera"
& her original post here: "Square Paul-Albert"
Tights - Hue
Shoes - Polly, Jeffrey Campbell
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