March 12, 2012

Ponies & Snow Flurries

At long last, I'm well & back on my feet again! The weather is also out in full force... wind & snow & ice & cold.... the whole nine yards. So while I couldn't get in a decent outfit photo shoot this morning, Mom was kind enough to snap a couple pictures on my way out the door; this time bundled sufficiently (having learned my lesson after last weeks poor preparation). As the title suggests, there are also ponies involved. While Vancouver "study breaks" extended to mini shopping trips, here they involve teasing my poor ponies with carrot treats in order to lure them into posing for photos. Fairly wholesome entertainment as you can imagine... cheaper too! ;) 

First things first though; what am I wearing? At the prospect of -10 this morning I chose the warmest coat I own: my houndstooth Soïa & Kyo beauty from a couple years back. It's a little too big for me which is why it's been in storage here in NL (also there was really no need during Vancouver's "winter"); but now it's out, weighs about a tonne, & is keeping me feeling warm & stylish at the same time. My favourite thing about Soïa & Kyo coats are the gorgeous & unique detailing. What drew me to this one in particular is the structured neckline, which can be either folded or funnelled; & the huge "hubcap" buttons, which are in actuality almost the size of my palm. I paired the coat with my favourite indigo jeans ("Legging" cut) from Banana Republic, brown lace-up boots borrowed from dear Mom, & my fluorescent pink Cambridge Satchel for a good dose of colour.   

Enveloped in snow flurries! 
"Hubcap" buttons
Lookie here! I'm wearing appropriate footwear for once ;)
Angel & Ginger, Christmas presents of my childhood & the funniest of creatures :)

Thank you for reading lovelies! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! <3 


  1. I love your bag ! :)

  2. Very cute! I wish where I lived could get snow. One of the downsides to being in California. :C

    You look very cute! I am glad you are feeling better :)

  3. love your shoes and coat and bag and... everything!
    you look so happy and lovely:)

  4. This post is magical! So pretty!

  5. I've always wanted to get my hands on a houndstooth coat, and for some reason I never have -- guess it's not too practical in Los Angeles. Those ponies are beyond adorable! xo

  6. I adore ponies, those are so adorable!
    Your outfit is really nice :)
    Here in Britain it is really sunny!
    <3 :D

  7. Ahh, pretty photos full of snow and fun, looove them :) In Slovenia we already have almost summer weather but snow can be really nostalgic and romantic, don't you think? :)
    Besides that I have very similar coat and you give me great inspiration for "cold times" kind of outfits :) xx

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    oh my goodness! what cute little monkey critters those are! haha what kind of ponies are they?

    kudos to still taking photos out in the winter. my blog slows down come the winter back in ontario. I have to figure out an indoor lighting situation when I get back to ontario for this winter to take photos. I don't want my blog to die haha

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  9. Omgg those ponies are way too adorable!! And love that coat, it's gorgeous and looks so comfy as well!

  10. What adorable ponies you have!
    Also, your hair looks so lovely in these photos! Love the curl!

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  11. I LOVE the contrast of that bag with the houndstooth coat! I love pink & anything neon is a plus. =)

  12. Shawna, I love your coat! It's adorable and I'm glad it's keeping you warm : )

    Hope you are having a wonderful week as well!

    Danielle xo

  13. i love the wavy hair! and man oh man are those some hairy ponies!! So cute!

  14. Iiih those ponies are the cutest! ^^
    Your pink really pops out in the photos, lovely !

    - Indie by Heart

  15. ah love that coat! and the images are lovely :D
    much love from beemod..

  16. Oh my goodness, girl I am in love with that neon pink satchel!! I love this kind of bag, I've been hunting for a similar one in my budget <3
    Wonderful coat and shoes too. Haha, and oooh, Shetland ponies :D How cute

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  17. woow, the coat is so nice. I've never heard about that brand before and it seems awesome. aww, the ponies look so nice. Can't believe how much snow there is and I'm complaining about the cold here haha.

  18. That coat is amazing! I love how you put neon with things, it's absolutely beautiful. Loving it, you stylish fox xx Tess

  19. Wait, santa brought you horses? How cool! haha. I love the names you choose :) and your booties are shoeper cute!

  20. Oh those horsies are adorable!!!! I never realized how cute they look covered in snow.
    Also, I have a pretty houndstooth coat like yours, but it's not heavy and thick at all, so it's not very practical for this northeastern climate. Oh well! :) I love the pop of pink from your satchel and I'm glad you're feeling better.


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