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Running errands: purple skinny jeans and a silk top

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I took today off to do a few things around the city today.  It was a nice treat to be able to “sleep in” on a weekday (I got up at 7:30 as opposed to to my normal weekday 5:30 wake-up…I’ll take it!).

I also have a second facial peel scheduled for today.  I have booked a series of peels to help with skin texture and {hopefully} get rid of some of my acne scars.  I definitely saw some results after one peel, but from what I have read, it sounds like a series of peels are normally required for significant results.  Keeping my fingers crossed!  

Top:  Banana Republic {prob 4 years old? - similar}
Pants:  c/o Yoga Jeans by Second Denim {last seen here - while a lot of bloggers don’t re-wear their gifted items, these jeans have been in constant rotation since I received them in Feb.  I am featuring them again on the blog solely because I truly LOVE these jeans.  Normally skinny jeans are tight an restricting, but these have an amazing stretch - they are far more comfortable than any other jeans I have worn}
Bracelets:  Mix of thrifted and Amrita Singh bangles; thrifted ‘gold’ chain; yellow gold box chain bracelet
Purse:  Pour la Victoire ‘Haven’ {bought last spring/summer - similar PLV bags here and here - bought mine via MYHABIT.  I am a huge fan of these flash sale shopping sites!
Shoes:  Boutique 9 ‘Paulyne’

Yoga Jeans and Oxfords

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Sweater:  Pure Alfred Sung {@ Zellers} {similar}
Pants:  c/o Yoga Jeans {these are the Skinny High-Rise version last seen here} {also available online in red}
Scarf:  Club Monaco
Belt:  Winners
Bracelets:  Club Monaco {wrap bracelet}, Cassis {cuff}
Clutch:  Vintage
Shoes:  Lucky Brand {also here}

Only one day left to enter the Yoga Jeans Giveaway!

Yesterday I picked up my new car.  Eeeeek!  I have never bought a brand new vehicle before.  My first car was an old beater Nissan that my cousin gave me, when that died {I hydroplaned at 40 km/hr and hit a tree - the only accident I have ever been in - it wasn’t worth the $$ to fix the Nissan} I bought myself a used Toyota Camry.  It has been a great car, and has weathered 7+ years with me and over 300,000 kms {I drive a lot!}.  Recently a number of things have been going wrong, the most serious of which was the shifter cable breaking.  Let me tell you - not a fun experience!  I had always hoped to give the Camry away to my cousin’s kids, but it was not meant to be I guess.  Anyways, Kevin and I have been car shopping pretty seriously for about 2 weeks.  We settled on a Ford Escape - a crossover car/SUV.  I am still getting used to all the gadgets {it talks to me!}, but aside from being nervous about the car payments, I am pretty happy with the decision.  . 

CLOSED - GIVEAWAY: Yoga Jeans

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I wear my dark denim skinny Yoga Jeans a lot (see them here, here, here, here and here), so when I was contacted about reviewing a pair of Yoga Jeans from the S/S 2013 line, I jumped at the opportunity.  Since I am a creature of habit, I chose a skinny style (YOGA 96/97 SWP1197 high rise - very similar to my original pair) but in a fun lavender color.  As expected, the colored denim is incredibly comfortable and is stretchy without stretching out.  I wholeheartedly agree with the claim that these pants are comfortable enough for yoga yet fashionable enough for everyday wear.  In fact, I wear my yoga jeans while lounging around the house because they are just THAT comfortable (something I never do with my other jeans of work pants - normally I am a change-into-sweat pants gal as soon as I walk through the door).  These are definitely a new favorite for spring!  If you haven’t tried on a pair of Yoga Jeans, I highly suggest you pop by Nordstrom your local denim shop OR enter the giveaway below!

To win your own pair of Yoga Jeans:  “like” Yoga Jeans on Facebook and leave a comment on this post to indicate your preferred style (check out the Second Denim website to see all the options)
The fine print:  Contest open to EVERYONE worldwide and ends Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted shortly thereafter

Sweater:  Pure Alfred Sung
Pants:  Yoga Jeans c/o Second Denim Company
Hat:  Club Monaco ‘Lydia’
Scarf:  Joe Fresh
Bracelet:  Cassis
Bag:  Walter
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’