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February Purchases: What I Plan on Buying

What I plan on Buying February 2017

February Purchases: I want to start a monthly feature that showcases what items I will be purchasing. I love seeing it on other blogs and I think it’s a good way to budget each month for personal items. These are items that I have wanted for a while or need to replenish. This month, I plan on buying:

  1. AERIN Amber Musk | Sephora: This scent is divine. I am in need of a new scent. I’ve used the same perfume for years.
  2. I will be getting my hair done. I haven’t had it done for about 5 months (!!). I currently have a dark blonde ombré style, but since spring is coming, I would like to lighten it. 
  3. Under Armour Leggings | SportChek: I started a new workout regime and I think I deserve some new active wear for my efforts!
  4. Ultrasonic Diffuser | Saje: I asked for one for Christmas, but I never got one. I did, however, get several essential oils. I really want to get one to help clean the air and to heal using aromatherapy.
  5. Lace up Boots | Joe Fresh: ummm.. please look at how cute these are! And for under $30, okay. I think they’ll be perfect for wet, spring weather. 
  6. MAC Eyeshadow Palette | MAC Cosmetics: I am in dire need of new eyeshadow. I love every colour in this palette, so I’m gonna treat myself 🙂
  7. NeoStrata Anti Dark Circle Complex | Well.ca: I have naturally really dark under-eye circles. It is one of my goals to try and treat this because I do get very self conscious about them.

Grand total for February: $508.07

Are you planning any purchases for February? Let me know!!

xoxo

Jess

How to Style Chunky Knits

Chunky knits are a staple in my closet year-round. I love wearing them on casual Sundays, out to dinner and even to the office. Find out how to style chunky knits with simple wardrobe essentials you probably already own. 

I went shopping. But guys.. I found the best store. It’s called Plato’s Closet and it’s a consignment store that sells higher-end clothing than say Value Village or Salvation Army. 

Anyways, I bought 3 really awesome sweaters costing me just over $30. Not too shabby!!

Chunky Knit #1:

It’s a beautiful ‘salt & pepper’ colour with a zipper detail that goes all the way down the back. It also kind of hangs off the shoulders slightly which gives it a bit of a sexier look. Here’s how I would style it:

I love the look of chunky sweaters with distressed jeans; it’s such a cool and cozy look that lasts from fall to spring. I added a plaid blanket scarf for a pop of colour and some dark grey booties to finish it all off. 

Chunky Knit #2:

What a find. Ah.. I love this sweater to much. The aztec inspired print is so casual and cozy. It’s also quite long so you can totally wear it with leggings too. 

Here’s how I styled it:

I decided to add a silkier tank under the sweater to add an element of elegance. Again, I chose to add distressed denim for that comfy look. To finish it off, I added some beige suede booties to keep the look soft and pulled together. The large necklace is one of my favourite pieces and adds to the elegance of the tank. If you work in a creative field, you could probably wear this to work. I would sub out the distressed denim for a darker pair of jeans and wear this on a Friday at the office.

Chunky Knit #3:

Ok, I was so excited to find this sweater. I absolutely love the criss-cross detail on the back. It’s on-trend without surrendering warmth. There are so many ways to style this sweater, but here’s the look I decided on:

I would wear this to the mall, running errands, going to the movies, etc. It’s a little more grungy than the other looks, but I love how the girly necklace balances out the tougher combat boots. The black jeans are high-waisted and have a small slit on each knee.  Like I said, there are so many ways to style this sweater.

How do you style chunky knits? Do you wear them to work or are they reserved for weekend wear only? I’d love to hear!

xoxo

Jessica