Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Why I finally bought rain boots

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Every year we go to tons of summer music festivals and concerts. It combines our love of music, food and just lounging around with like-minded people.

Without fail, every year it will rain on at least one of the concert dates. Whether it's a small sprinkling or a crazy downpour, it happens. I think in my mind I assume that it won't be too bad to get a few drops of rain on my head. In reality though, the rain turns the ground into a mud pit and I'm instantly regretting my choice of impractical footwear.

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(Silly me on the right)

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(Smart Sam in her cute rain boots)

Three summers in a row, I dealt with muddy shoes and wet socks. This year I had made my final mistake and caved... I bought my first pair of Hunter rain boots.

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I had put off the purchase for so long because the concept of cost per wear is so important to me. When thinking about how many times I could potentially wear rain boots in an average year I really couldn't think of more than once or twice a year.

Since buying them in August though, I've been able to wear them in the summer to a festival and then at least 10 times this fall through all the frequent rain storms. (Is every year this rainy in the fall? I can't remember)

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The unexpected effect of buying these? Instead of feeling fearful that I'll be ruining a pair of shoes, I actually look forward to looking cute on rainy days! No regrets.

Wearing: The Sakura mini convertible dress and:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Seasonal Wardrobes (and GIVEAWAY)

Living in Canada means experiencing the most extremes of the weather spectrum. Within a calendar year it's not unusual to experience temperatures that feel as low as -40C to as high as 40C (that's -40 to 104 F!). For most people this means having completely seasonal wardrobes that require a storage rotation. Even though I remember my mom doing this for me when I was younger, I always wanted to access my summer wardrobe in the winter and vice versa. So my closet is stored in a way that I can access all of my clothing always (with a huge exception for my winter parka and snow boots).

My Elsy Tights subscription service

So I have a question:

Do you rotate your seasonal wardrobe OR do you keep a wardrobe with all-season pieces?

My Elsy Tights subscription service

My Elsy Tights subscription service

As a non-rotator there are certain pieces that are key for transitioning between seasons. What some may call a "summer dress" I say is just a great dress for any weather if you know what to pair it with. Never underestimate the power of a leather jacket, booties and the right tights.

My must-haves for tights? Soft, black, and no uncomfortable seams. Check, check and check.

My Elsy Tights subscription service

My Elsy Tights subscription service

A new startup called Elsy Tights is now offering a service of quality tights delivered monthly at only $20 with free shipping! You can choose to get tights monthly (if you're like me and have the tendency to rip through them. Hello, long nails!) or every two or three months.

My Elsy Tights subscription service

Elsy Tights was kind enough to send us a free month of their service and we want you to win your first month of Elsy membership free too! Enter below!

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Ready to get started now? Elsy Tights is offering our readers 10% off their first month with Elsy promo code: LIPGLOSS10

Wearing Elsy Tights the Henkaa Ivy Convertible dress & :
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