It’s been a while since my last post, I know. I don’t really have any excuse other than life got in the way. I’d be lying if I said the weather didn’t play a role in my absence either. It’s really hard to get excited about shooting an outfit when all you’ve been wearing for two months is a puffer jacket and snow boots. That’s probably not the kind of content most of you are here to see.

But in the midst of all the snow and string of sub-zero temp days, I managed to shoot this outfit on one of the few relatively mild days we had. Don’t get me wrong, I was still freezing without the coat, gloves and scarf, while trying to get a shot of the actual outfit, but that’s Toronto winters for you.

The star of the show here is the sailor inspired mustard mini. I knew when I bought the skirt a few years back, that it would be one of my winter standbys and luckily, it hasn’t let me down. For one, I love the flattering a line shape and length of this skirt—short enough to be a mini but not so short that you’re freezing. Plus, the skirt is made of wool so it’s warmer than it might look. Last but not least, it’s mustard. Need I say more?

I paired the skirt with a basic grey turtleneck and black boots. To balance the short skirt, I topped off the outfit with a long coat in a rich forest green shade. Not only did the colors complement each other, the coat kept my legs warm too.  Finally, I added a couple of my favorite tan accessories—the bag and scarf—to tie it all together.

In the interest of keeping it real, since this shoot, I’m back in jeans and chunky knits again. But you can see  more of that over on my Instagram. In the meantime, this made for a nice change and got me excited for warmer days ahead *fingers crossed*.

Thank you for reading and hope you have a lovely day! x


mustard skirt and grey turtleneck

jcrew mustard sailor skirt


apc soho bag caramel

Photography by Sarah Murray