Hibernation Season

The title says it all. As soon as the cold weather hits, I turn into a hermit that only leaves the house if I absolutely have to…. sooooo basically only when I have to go to work. My social life suffers, my creativity seems to have frozen with the icicles outside my window, and my mood matches the grey wintery skies. Apparently I’ve been hibernating most of 2017…

I’m not sure where the shift happened, or if it was just the fresh start of a new year, but we’re halfway through January and I feel my hibernation lifting. I’m getting excited to create again, I’m slowly falling back into somewhat of a routine, and I’m feeling like myself again. Maybe it’s my new pink hair. Maybe it’s the new boots I got for 40% off… Or maybe it’s the new jacket I scored for only $15. Regardless. I’m loving it. Lay it on me 2018.

IMG_9532IMG_9533IMG_9534IMG_9535IMG_9536

***Disclaimer: I bought the red jacket before dying my hair pink.

Jacket: Forever 21, $15 (I LOVE sale racks!!! Especially when the sleeves fit!!)
Boots: Call It Spring (they’re currently offering 30% off reg. price with code 30STYLE)
Scarf: Topshop
Tshirt: Hip and Bone
Gloves: Free People (past season)
Pants: Kingpins Royale denim jeans x One Teaspoon, (a few sizes left at The Store On Queen’s Blowout Sale — I wear mine a size larger than my normal)
Hair: Manic Panic

 

 

Photos done by Jesse Lozier

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Dressing for the weather this month has been quite the challenge. We rang in the month with some pretty promising Spring weather, and then after a dip in temperature, some standard April Showers, and of course a standard April snow storm…. (wait.. what?!), the weather seems to be heading in right direction.

stephH

One of my favourite  purchases so far this year has been a staple in my wardrobe this month. My clear raincoat from Long Tall Sally has been keeping me dry with all the wet/snowy weather we’ve been getting, and now that things are finally getting warmer, I don’t have to worry about covering up any of my awesome summery outfits! One of the best parts? The fact that these sleeves would keep dry even the longest of shirt sleeves!

steph mid 3

Also, this entire outfit may or may not have been inspired by the endless amounts of Coachella photos that have been filling up my Instagram feed. One day I’ll be able to go and experience it for myself, and I’ll be prepared for any kind of weather with a badass raincoat like this one. Until then, I’ll just rock my festival vibes here in the 6ix for the summer. Who knows, maybe I’ll bring this look to our own Bestival in June!

steph full body 4steph in watersteph custephIsteph boot cu 3steph6steph1steph8

RaincoatTTYA x LTS Rain Mac
$155
I’m wear a size 6.
Romper: Forever 21
$19.90
I’m wearing a medium. I also don’t mind the ‘cheeky’ fit for beach/festival wear but wouldn’t recommend it to tall sistas who are looking for a slightly more conservative fit.
RainbootsDiesel
Flower crownmade by me!!
Umbrella: Blue Banana in Kensington Market, Toronto.

 

 

Photos by Vanessa Popoli