Dress – Old Navy – similar
Scarf – Winners – similar
Belt – Forever 21 – similar
Shoes – Aerosoles – similar
There are so many things I love about life in Ottawa…but winter isn’t one of them!
It’s January, the time when my city is prone to exactly the kind of icy, snowy, deep-freezes people often associate with Canadian weather. In summer we do get intense heat and vibrant, colourful flowers but that’s several months away. Outfits made up of vivid hues – like this cobalt blue and orange combo – give me a much needed mood boost when the world outside is gray and cold.
Incidentally, this dress deserves an award for Outstanding Achievement In Getting Me Through An Entire Day Without Having To Change. I’m the parent of a young, active kid. I also have this weird career life where I spend half my time sitting alone at a computer and the other half doing public presentations and performances in front of an audience.
I also spill on myself with remarkable frequency.
This simple pointe-knit frock is a multitasking marvel. I wore it during an especially jam packed day last week and it did served every purpose. I did have a couple of footwear changes, but this dress was casual enough for school drop offs and play time with my son, comfortable enough that I wasn’t compelled to put on PJ pants while I did my stay-at-home writing and cute enough for a guest appearance on a local talk show that evening.
And the jam I dropped on my lap? Washed right out.