Yesterday was a chilly & foggy Sunday filled with running errands, cleaning house & (much to my dismay) watching football. I needed an outfit that was easy & cozy so I turned to my knitted favourite – this heavy white sweater. I think my favourite winter-style staple has to be a great knit sweater. I’ve shared my views on style staples quite a bit but nothing has seemed to get as much wear during the winter as this cozy creamy white knit sweater from American Eagle. Since the entire weekend’s weather was fairly chilly and foggy (it’s been foggy for days now!) I stuck to simple combinations like this to keep comfortably bundled & warm.
outfit post: sweater from American Eagle, dress from Forever 21, Michael Kors handbag, boots from Reitmans – similar here, watch from Fossil, bracelet from Aldo, ring from RW&Co, snake ring from Suzy Shier
This weekend ended up being fairly booked up with our Friday night plans of going to Black & Blue, a Saturday night birthday party, and Sunday football festivities. To start, Black & Blue is outrageously amazing. I had the Beef Wellington for the first time ever and it was fantastic. Ever since Hells Kitchen was aired on TV I’ve always been curious to try Beef Wellington, so when I saw it on the menu I just had to try it. The combination of the amazing food and great restaurant atmosphere may have just made this restaurant jump onto my “must try” list for those visiting Vancouver. After Friday evening my weekend was fairly low-key which was fantastic. January has been all about jump-starting 2014 on a healthy note by banishing alcohol, and increasing meditation and exercise, so I’ve really enjoyed these “low key” weekends to focus on these resolutions. I don’t know if I’ve ever shared this before on The UU but in all honesty, I’ve always tended to be tired, headachy, and a little under the weather feeling. I have hypothyroidism as well as a spinal injury (you can read on my scoliosis surgery here) so focusing on my health & fitness is really important to living a fully active life. In the last few months, I had noticed myself slipping in my focus on healthy eating and exercise (thanks Christmas!) so these New Years’ resolutions have really helped me get back on track.