Category Archives: Personal Style

Dressing for the Weather

Dressing for the Weather | Sophster-Toaster

We had a stormy morning followed by a gusty and unusually warm afternoon last Sunday. I threw on a light dress and cardigan combo, with a pin that arrived just in time to wear nowhere, and like many of my neighbours, took this opportunity to sit out on the front porch. The fresh air and gentle sunshine felt as good to me as I’m sure it did the flowers coming up in my garden.

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Sunglasses Warby Parker
Cardigan ModCloth
Pin Rapscallion

All photos by me.

Greenery

Greenery | Sophster-Toaster

I’ve been trying to find ways to stay calm, busy and positive at home this week. All the gardening that needs to be done indoors and out during this time of year has been a big help. We’ve got our crab apple tree trimmed and lots of pollinator-friendly wildflower seeds in so we’ll have lots of blooms to look forward to when we make it to the other side of this uncertain time.

We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as normally as we can, but this year will be notably different. Instead of inviting friends and family over for a celebration of Irish-Canadian culture, it’s going to be just the two of us. We didn’t get Guinness and couldn’t get veggie stewing “beef” during what we knew would be our last trip out for a while, but the store had lots of lovely root vegetables, and I always keep a supply of barley and mushroom broth on hand, so we’ll be having a new kind of festive Irish stew. I’ve got the Irish flag up outside and we’ll be wearing green while working from home today, but this year we’ll be toasting to the safety of everyone in our community.

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Glasses Warby Parker

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All photos by me.

In Like a Lamb

In Like a Lamb | Sophster-Toaster

After two cold and stormy springs that had me in mittens until May, it looks like our luck is turning around and we’re going to get a sweet and soft spring this year. March arrived with warm sunshine and gentle breezes and has only had a few dips into wintery weather since. Even this snowy day couldn’t stop me from pulling some choice spring dresses from their spare closet cocoon and declaring it Canadian t-shirt weather.

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Glasses Warby Parker
Earrings Just A Little This That (other colours)
T-shirt Sophster-Toaster
Pants Angry Rabbit
Boots L.L.Bean

All photos by me.

Winter Gives Way to Spring

Winter Gives Way to Spring | Sophster-Toaster

More days this winter have felt like those dreamy early days of spring, that promise even sweeter weather to come, than the harsh and trudging winter days that they really are. They feel calm and invigorating, but I’ve had to remind myself several times that it’s too soon, too early to be true. This past weekend was especially spring-like and I think it might finally be time to trust.

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Sunglasses Warby Parker
Sweater thrifted
Fleece Lined Leggings Amazon
Socks Roots
Boots L.L.Bean

Winter Gives Way to Spring | Sophster-Toaster

Photos by me and Matt Harrison.