Spring Basics 101: The trench coat

Took some time between work and class to snap some pictures. There’s a school near my place that we thought would make a nice backdrop for some pics so it was the perfect opportunity to take a break from studying. Spring in Saskatoon is a mish mash of snow, rain, wind, dust, heat and then more snow, so while it seems to be warming up everywhere else in the world, here it’s in limbo. It is the true definition of transitional weather as Mother Nature makes up her mind on when we can start wearing short sleeves and open-toed shoes.

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Smoking Slippers

Martine Sitbon Smoking Slippers

Smoking slipper, slipper flat, Venetian loafters, whatever you want to call them – I love them. A great alternative to heels or ballet flats, I picked these up in South Korea and am waiting patiently for the snow to melt so I can wear ’em!

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Spring Transitional Dressing

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Coat: Zara (similar here). Blouse: Zara (similar here and here). Denim: Chip & Pepper (similar here). Shoes: DV Dolce Vita Jamison (similar here and here on sale!) Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Original Aviator.

After 4 months of winter, spring is literally around the corner here. The snow is finally melting and we’re no longer in the -30’s. Figuring out what to wear in transitional weather can be a little frustrating – its cold in the morning, warm by 3 pm, then chilly in the evening. It’s too soon for heels, but too warm (and wet) for Uggs. During this time of ever-changing temperatures my go-to weekend look includes my favourite ankle boots paired with boyfriend jeans. After bundling up in thick layers for the last couple months, it’s refreshing to start dressing in lighter colours (and layers) – slowly coming out of hibernation and feeling spring-y already!