DIY | TEDDY FAUX FUR COAT

Wearing: DIY Teddy Coat, Heart Sweater from Simons (old), Mini Tiger Bag from Fashion Drug, Jeans from Zara (old), Boots from Zara, Hat from H&M (old), Mitts from Aritzia (similar).

After January, people say there’s only about 6 weeks of winter left but if you live where I do you know that you’re bound to get at least 2 months more of snow and chilly nights. To combat that I decided to make my own teddy coat to stay snuggly and cuddled for the remainder of this winter. The teddy coat trend has been super popular this winter season and all the styles I fell in love with were non-stop sold out so I decided to make my own. To say the least, this was the most complex DIY I’ve ever made and there were a lot of do and redo to create this teddy coat. But I am absolutely in love with the end result and you will be seeing me wearing this a lot more as we move away from the deep freeze and into a bit more warmer winter weather.

The teddy coat is definitely a milder winter weather type of a coat but it looks super cute and ultra fuzzy that everyone will want to cuddle you like a teddy bear! Perfect for those -10 winter snow days where everything looks like a winter wonderland. I created my own pattern for the teddy coat off of an older wool coat. I definitely could of used a bit more room in the arms as I did find my final piece was a bit too snug to fit a bulky sweater underneath. With that in mind, be sure to pick up some cuddly AF fabric from your local fabric store! I am absolutely in love with the faux fur fabric that I picked up from Fabricland (scored it on sale too!), any sort of faux fur material will do well with this style of coat, even a sherpa type fleece could work! The fuzzier the better to get those teddy bear vibes!

None the less, if you’re ready to take on the big teddy coat challenge please read on! I found it was easier to show you guys images of the pattern pieces and explain the steps in a more detailed manner than to show process pictures like I have previously done in other DIY projects. If you guys need more details just comment down below and I’ll try my best to show how it’s done!

TIME | 6+ hours

COST | $$

DIFFICULTY | very difficult, sewing skills required

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WANDER | OTTAWA 2017 WINTER 150th

After the new resolution determination wears down and the excitement around ringing in the New Year dies, we’re left reminded that it’s still extremely cold and dreary outside. Though the days may be getting marginally longer, it will be a long time before shorts and sandals will be seen in Canada. These pasty legs will be well hidden under jeans and leggings. As depressing as that sounds, there’s a tonne to get excited about for the next few cold months. Being Canada’s 150th Birthday, a tonne of celebrations are headed our way so strap on those winter boots, put on some mitts, its time to go outside people! Here is a list of some must sees and dos these next few winter months!

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DIY | SNOWFLAKE GARLAND

Time to break out the Christmas decorations! Having moved this year to a new city I don’t have any Christmas decorations on hand so I thought why not whip up something quick and easy with some holiday sparkle.

I spotted these plastic snowflakes at the Dollarama the other day and was surprised at their quality, obviously this meant I had to get them. Once at home I was humming and ha-ing over what to do with them and my boyfriend actually suggested to make a garland out of them! It turned out SUPER pretty and I want to run back to the Dollarama to get more snowflakes! I have this strong urge to cover my whole apartment with this simple yet festive garland (Cost less than $2 to make, looks like you paid wayyyyyyy more)

Who wants one? I’ll make one for you because they are way too pretty to keep just to myself!

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NAILS | SWEATER NAIL ART

Welcome in the cold weather with these cozy looking nails! So far tutorials are using 3D gel sculpting polish but I’m thinking there’s probably another way to achieve this look for people like me who aren’t a huge fan of the gel polishes. Keep your eyes out for a tutorial soon! In the mean time, bundle up and keep warm with some hot chocolate ~~~

Images from hereΒ 

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WANDER | Tremblant 2015!

Second season boarding and not to brag but I think I’ve improved a lot since last season! Finally got my first board a gorgeous GNU B-Nice, paired with Ride bindings and Burton Mint boots; I’ve essentially been out on the hills every weekend. School or no school, snowboarding definitely took priority. With that, I managed two trips to Tremblant, which was some of the best boarding ever! I think I can confidently say that Tremblant is one of the best hills on the east coast. Hopefully next year it will be Whistler but here’s a look back at some of the moments captured with my new toy of the new year, the GoPro Hero 4 Silver!

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STYLE | QUILL & TINE

Officially legal in all countries as of Tuesday! For my 21st birthday, which was filled with unbelievable surprises, I received these awesome gloves from some of the best of friends EVER! Gone are the cheap looking woven golden tipped gloves, here to stay, my new touch compatible leather gloves,. Impeccable craftsmanship and details make these gloves worth the splurge. The specially treated leather allows for it to imitate the conductivity of skin and for it to work with touch screens. Perfect for those chilly winter days when you gotta send that last minute text or answer that call from a cute boy πŸ˜‰

 

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