A Kinda Christmas Fashion Tale

Style Perspectives: The Wrap

Welcome to Shoes to Shiraz and the debut of the Style Perspectives challenge!

I decided to deviate from the wrap and focus more on cardigans or sweaters that I could wear as a jacket as the weather (hopefully) starts to get nicer in Saskatchewan.  So it was a no-brainer to pick this awesome cardi/jacket that Christy (you can read her post on this same sweater/jacket/cardi here) picked up last year at Nordstrom and that I immediately had to have, so much so that she went out and bought it and then sent it home with my brother for Christmas.  And I likely immediately texted her a ridiculous picture thanking her.  Yup, there it is.  That's what best friends are for.

My favourite part of this sweater : the fun fur detail and the jacquard print.  I have to wear my hair up with this one otherwise all the hair gets all crazy around my shoulders.
My least favourite but also slightly favourite part: the fact that it can double as a jacket.  But I have to be mindful wearing it in the classroom...it makes me get sweaty and well, that isn't always the most attractive feature in a teacher.

I styled the jacket to go with jeans for a dress down day at work.  We get 2ish a month and man, are they coveted.  Why is it so exciting to wear jeans to work? I think I would likely be ever MORE excited if we could wear lulus.  I suppose Jeans for Jesus has a better ring than Lulus for Jesus.
Actually, this would be a very comfy outfit: cozy sweater, jeans, Toms wedges and a pretty bag.

I actually wore this to work yesterday and it was perfect because it was only -6 and felt like spring so I didn't have to wear my big parka over it.  I paired it with navy blue suede leggings and my brown boots.

I love wearing oversized sweaters and ponchos, here are a few of my favourites from the past couple years.  But my new obsession?? The cape. 

Here are some of my favourite cape options (and yes, I may have deviated from outerwear with a couple really pretty dress options).  I have a couple of these on my wishlist.

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14 bloggers each picked a look that defined their personal style.  
The blogger featured on The Blended Blog showcases her signature style (the prompt for that day) and then the other bloggers (on their personal blogs) show how they interpret it.  
Please link up on the Blended Blog or here to show us how you would wear the prompt!

Daily Style Finds: The Personal Stylist
Foxy's Domestic Side: The Crafty Engineer
Grumbling Grace: Toddler Tamer & Teacher
Simply Shaunacey: Reformed Frumpy Mommy
Two Teens and Their Mama: Stylish Midlife Mama
RSquared: The Not So Nerdy Accountant
Shoes to Shiraz: The Shoe Hoarding French Teacher
Puppies and Pretties: Cube Dwelling Fashionista
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life:  Single Girl, Simple Style
A Lovely Little Wardrobe: A Casual Petite
Making the Most of Everyday Classic Yet Current Over Forty 
NickandNik: Mama with Curves