A Canadian Girls' Guide to Enjoying the Weather


We are having the weirdest winter in Saskatchewan.  One week it's so cold out that you can't enjoy the snow...-50 in a wind chill is a bit excessive for cross-country skiing if you ask me.  And then the next week it's +5 and the rinks are melting.

You just can't win.

So instead you gather a gaggle of your favourite girlfriends and you go for a leisurely walk along the riverbank.  You wish you would have brought your skates because there is skating and music on the outdoor rink and everybody is having a lovey time, enjoying the weather.  Isn't it amazing how a slight (okay, huge in our case) swing in the temperature can up your mood?

A stroll on the banks of the river Saskatchewan necessitates a nice warm beverage after, so we headed over to the Living Sky Café in the old Mendel building and chitchatted over fancy coffees and spinach and artichoke dip.

Nothing beats a sunny afternoon spent with friends.  Actually, I lied, wearing a sweater and turtleneck sans jacket in the middle of winter is just as good if not better.   Because if you're like me, you spend most of your drives to work fantasizing about sitting in the car without the bulk of a parka making you sweat all your makeup off.

But it's also nice to swap out your mukluks for something more transitional, like maybe your new Sorel wedges that are waterproof and comfortable as .........any other pair of boots?   Yup, I wore those on our leisurely walk and didn't complain because they were so comfy.  I paired them with my Wunder Under Mesh Hi-Rise Lulus.  I have to work really hard not to wear these every day.

How do you enjoy a sudden burst of warmer weather in the middle of winter?

Strange winter that it is in Saskatchewan, I'll take it,  mood and temperature swings and all.  Because really, I could do without the consecutive weeks of -02020403985787.  The end.

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  1. Living on Cloud Nine07 February, 2017 21:42

    You're a Winter Babe-a-licious!!!! Get your hike on, then curl up your cuteness with a warm cup of goodness sans coats. Sounds perfect!! I wish Winter would just stay winter. Our burst of warmness, be it a plenty this weird season, have everyone sick from the germs spread and my wardrobe in a tizzy. I'm gonna go drink Baileys and forget about it, lol.

  2. I still can't believe how unbelievably freaking cold it is there. What is a HOT day in the summer like?

  3. When I lived in Iowa and we had temps like that it wasn't enjoyable BUT life went on. We still had to function and so you inspire me. I can now barely function when the temps are below 50 degrees above zero!

  4. I would die if I had to deal with weather like that! There is no way in Hell I would survive.

    But you look cute doing it :)

  5. Sigh... I feel your pain. We start to defrost today. -30 yesterday, -1 tomorrow!

  6. I love visiting Canada. It's SO beautiful up there!



  7. Fancy coffees are my favorite! And your black sheep sweater is hilarious!

  8. Getting outside on a sunny winter's day is the best. I love your new boots...and the sweater...and your leggings. All of it.

  9. I think everybody has had really up and down crazy weather this winter. it's pretty common here, but this year has just been bonkers. We've had tons of days where it's been near 80 and then we had a couple of days where it was in the teens. So weird. And BTW, I don't think I could hang in Canada. I wouldn't even know what to do with that kind of cold! haha.

  10. I'm looking forward to less of a bundle.

  11. Moi also. Surprise, surprise the sweater is from ModCloth.

  12. Nothing like a fun day out with friends- even if it is a little chilly! I love your black sheep sweater- so cute!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. Seeing the sun and feeling the weather warm up even just a bit really helps with mood in the winter! I love it when I can layer up and skip the coat too. That sweater is super cute!

  14. Omg so fun! I am kind of jealous of your chilly days since its been so warm here! Love you boots too!

  15. Every time I see photos of a Canadian blogger, there is at least 6 inches of snow in their area. I think you are surviving your bad Canadian Winter in style, Deena. You look like a cozy bunny in this outfit. Love the beanie and sweatshirt. =)

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  16. You look adorable in this winter look! Love those Sorel wedges and your black sheep sweater!

    Doused In Pink

  17. Oh, the black sheep sweater. I love it. Remember it from winters past. So cute. Hasn't this been the darnedest winter? 85 here yesterday and snow predicted for tomorrow. Making a snowman is on my winter bucket list so I am holding out hope for snow. Have a wonderful time in England.

  18. Those boots look iek such stylish snow boots! :) I can't believe it's so cold for you. We are the complete opposite here, melting in a heatwave!

    Hope you had a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog


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