Hoodies for the Win

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So I posted a funny little insta-story on Sunday night making fun of my new sweater looking like a costume for a paper-towel “super hero”.. despite this obvious fact a LOT of people have been asking me where I got it! So hey, I wasn’t totally off the mark. This past weekend I picked up two cozy sweatshirts from the Gap’s Gap Fit collection. I wanted something toasty that I could wear around the house and outside with a vest. My clothing needs have changed a lot since having a babe and being home at the farm a lot more.. thus the sweatshirts!

What drew me to them was last year I picked up a very similar one on the clearance rack in a bright red colour and I wear it ALL THE TIME. So when I saw these beauties.. I knew they had to be added to my wardrobe. Here are pics of the two I picked up.

The navy one has a huge funnel neck which will be awesome for colder days and the white one has a turtle neck that converts into a hood!! Both sweaters came in a few colours.. linked below.img_6324img_6348img_6359img_6439img_6449img_6462My entire outfit with the navy sweater is from The Gap. The jeans were purchased last summer and the shoes were a clearance purchase from like 3-4 years ago. Here is the link to the navy sweater. It comes in a few other colours.

The white sweater is only coming up here in Black but I’m sure you can find it in White at your local store. I got this one in Kingston. My leggings are Lululemon from two years ago and my rain boots are Aigle from Fancy That in Kingston.

Sizing- I bought the navy in Small because I wanted it to fit a bit longer and the white in XS because it has a wider fit and didn’t want too much bulk for wearing under vests. I am approximately 5ft 7.5 inch tall (with a longer than normal torso).

Sunglasses from both outfits were a recent sale purchase from Loft. They are showing up on-sale in this link online, but I actually got mine for 10 bucks in store (Markville Mall in Markham, ON) – so if you live near a Loft, check them out in store.

PS- super happy about my half bun here.. every other time I try to get it to work it looks limp and sad.. yay for decent hair day Monday’s!

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Chunky Knits + Blanket Scarf

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This cozy sweater and blanket scarf from RW&Co are perfect items for the classic Canadian autumn wardrobe. The cut of this sweater makes it a lot more flattering than your average chunky knit.

Over the last week we have gotten over 100 mm of rain in our area so I had assumed that most of the beautiful fall leaves would have hit the ground in our back acreage.  When we got home this afternoon after a weekend away we ventured back and were pleasantly surprised how beautiful it still looked!

Enjoy the pics and full outfit details are below!

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Sweater: RW & Co / Scarf: Was a gift but from RW&Co / Boots: Aiglefrom Fancy That in Kingston / Jeans: Zara (last season), similar

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My Uniform

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When you get a high twenty degree weather day at the end of September you take advantage of golden hour and you chase the sunlight.

I just came across this light knit sweater from H&M and I love it. My go-to outfit for fall weather is a pair of my favourite jeans and a loose flowy top. This sweater is a perfect addition to anyones closet. It comes in a variety of colours, is super affordable and that high-low profile is great for covering up the top of your bum making it very flattering.

Happy Friday Y’all and links below!

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Sweater: H&M / Jeans: Gap (last summer), similar / Boots: Franco Sarto / Necklace: J.Crew (old), similar 

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Bargain Cold Shoulder Top

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So this top… I ordered it back when I was pregnant and since having Nora I have worn it a number of times. I had never ordered from SheIn before and was skeptical but since the prices were so cheap- I HAD to try it out. I was pleasantly surprised!!!! I ordered this top and one other, and the quality of both were well beyond what I expected.

This shirt is shown on the website with the model wearing the slit in the front buttt.. after having a baby I’m not ready to rock the front slit quite yet- so I just wear it reversed!  I highly recommend this top.. the fit is true to size and there is a lot of extra fabric so you wouldn’t want to go a size up because I believe it would look too bulky. Direct links below!

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One other note- as you shop through the site they will post up promo codes for % of your first order, or other various things- use this to bring your price down even further. I ended up getting both tops for around $30 CDN. Only downside was shipping took a few weeks (2 1/2 I think?).

Top: SheIn / Jeans: Maternity, Gap , Shoes: Zara (old)

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Candy Apple Red

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This shirt is all about the colour.. okay and maybe the fact that it has buttons and I can breastfeed while wearing it. Win-Win right?

Here I am just wearing this shirt as-is but it will be perfect for layering under a sweater or top when the weather cools off.

 

 

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Shirt: H&M – for some reason I can’t find this specific colour on their website but it’s similar to this one and this one  / Jeans: old – new version here: Zara / Shoes: Old Navy

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Green & Grey

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What are your favourite colours to wear for fall? One of mine is green. Today we are featuring this versatile sweater dress with grey booties and a grey hat. When wearing this outfit I feel a bit more hip and reminds me if life pre-baby.

I would recommend this dress for anyone- it’s loose, has POCKETS (!!!!), is super soft and a great price. Unfortunately it looks like this specific colour is sold out for the time being, but check an Aritizia near you and you may luck out with one off the rack! If you click on the colour swab on their website it also says to call their customer service line and they might be able to help you out! How cool is that??  Also if green isn’t your colour there are FIVE other colour options to choose from. I think I will be wearing this dress into the winter with a pair of leather-like leggings or skinny jeans.

Links to everything at the bottom! Both my booties and hat are from previous seasons- booties from a random store in Toronto and hat from Winners.. but I’ve linked to similar versions below.

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Dress: Aritzia   (I’m wearing a size Small) / Booties: similar / Hat: similar / Watch: Daniel Wellington

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Breezy Summer

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Okay so maybe it hasn’t been the “breeziest” summer in history.. it’s been bloody HOT. But this STEAL of a dress will be sure to keep you cool and looking fine through the rest of the summer. I was checking out H&M online (which I rarely do because you can’t actually shop their site) when I saw this dress and it was listed for $19.99 -YES, $19.99- can you believe that??? So I knew I had to take a look at it. Lucky enough I walked into the Kingston H&M and found it displayed on the racks right out front! Ben and our crying newborn were in the car so I didn’t even try it on- I grabbed one size up from my pre-baby size and took a chance.

This dress is great- it’s got tie up straps at the top which makes the off-the-shoulder style even more comfortable, it’s a great length and the colour is fabulous! It’s also loose enough I probably could have gotten away with my pre-baby size. There is a direct link to the dress below. All of these photos were taken in my garden next to my beautifully blooming zinnias!

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Dress: H&M / Hat: J.Crew

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Ready to Pop in a “Little” Black Dress

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I’m a few days away from my due date now and this whole having a baby thing is really starting to sink in. I would say that I’ve been pretty calm and collected throughout this pregnancy, but last night the anxiety started to kick in. I’m super super excited to meet our little gal but the whole process of getting her from inside my belly to cuddling in my arms is quite daunting. For the last ten months  I have been telling myself.. we all get into the world this way.. it will be fine. But maybe it’s the unknown, the fear of pain, the waiting.. last night it started to get to me. That’s normal right?? I woke up this morning, deciding today is a new day, I am going to try to be as positive as possible and just keep distracted! Let’s hope it works!

I picked up this dress at RW&Co a few weeks ago in hopes that I can wear it to my friends wedding later in July.. but I love the way it hugs my bump right now so thought I would photograph it to share with all of you. I don’t typically wear black but there was something so classic and elegant that drew me to this dress.. I wonder how it will look post-baby??

As always Utah made his way into my snaps. Scroll to the bottom for a link to the dress.

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Dress: RW-Co / Shoes: Zara ( Sold Out), Similar 

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White Dress for the Bump

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We’ve been a little MIA.. Ben and I have been preparing for the babes –  I can’t believe her due date is less than a week away.. like WHAT!?

I’ve been really blessed this pregnancy in terms of what I can wear, still fitting into a lot of my regular sized clothing butttttt the last couple of weeks the bump has been LARGE which has made it a little bit harder.. especially with the hotter weather upon us. I don’t envy those mommas that have to go through the entire summer pregnant. Cheers to ALL of you!

Shopping in Kingston is a little limited, especially for maternity clothing, but I was feeling like a little “pick me up” this week and headed over to Old Navy to see what I could find. I picked up this little number and a pair of shorts (they were both on sale) who doesn’t love an Old Navy sale?! It also made me not feel as guilty about buying a few things this far along in my pregnancy. Plus both items I will hopefully be able to wear afterward!

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For some reason the Canadian Old Navy site doesn’t seem to show their maternity items.. weird! Here is link to the dress on the US site- it was $44 CAD but I got it for $31 (30% off). For the other pregnant mommas out there- these are the shorts I got they aren’t super maternity looking and this is why I think I will probably wear them a lot after. They were around $20 on sale.

My hat: J.Crew / Watch: Daniel Wellington  / Bracelet: KJP /Shoes: Old, Similar

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @anchoredtotheeast and my personal SnapChat account is erica_emma

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“Dress” for Winter

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Happy 2016 from your favourite sisters at Anchored to the East! We’ve been a little slow on the blogging lately- life has just been so hectic, you know?! Today I am featuring a little Christmas present I got from the hubby and my new favourite dress! It’s comfortable and I’m OBSESSED with anything off-the-shoulder.  This dress is a heavy cotton material and SO comfortable. I am wearing it here with a sheer tights and pair of wedges (which have been my go-to shoes when I’m not wearing my rubber boots) from DSW. The temperatures and sunshine in Ontario today made it possible for me to get these shots outside without freezing! And of course- our little pup Utah made his first appearance in the Style section- what a ham!

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Dress: Anthropologie (looks like it might be sold out) – this dress is by the same brand and same colour as the one I am wearing / Shoes: DSW – and they come in a wider width! / Watch: Daniel Wellington / Tights: Joe Fresh

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