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Cable Knit Sweater – stolen from Ken 🙂

Jacket – Dorothy Perkins

Pants – Topshop

Boots – ASOS

Bag – Vintage

Hat – Primark (similar HERE, HERE, HERE)

All that hustle and bustle and POOF – Christmas is over for another year. Sad times in my books. I’m always a little blue for a few days after Christmas as I come to the realization I won’t get to watch my beloved Christmas movies for a whole year. But the cool thing about this year is that it was our last year as singletons! Crazy! Next Christmas will be our first year as Mr. and Mrs. and I can’t wait! Who knows where we will be and what we will be doing in a year from now! 

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inexpensive winter outfit

Jumping back a few weekends ago, when Ken had a VERY rare afternoon away from the computers and books. He had originally planned to study all day but being the very supportive fiancé that I am, I convinced him to ditch the books and spend the afternoon with me! Seriously though, the guy was JUST getting over a flu and works non-stop. I’m a firm believer in letting your brain rest and waking up feeling more motivated than ever when you just give yourself a moment to breathe.

frozen lake in canada

Since the snow was coming down with no signs of stopping, I wanted to take full advantage and head into the cold. We live relatively close to Granville Island, so we decided to make to short trip over there for a wander around. The small body of water just under the bridge that is usually occupied with ducks, was completely frozen over and had been taken over by a bunch of eager hockey players. We couldn’t believe it was actually cold enough to freeze hard enough to skate on, but those guys were playing hard enough that they must have been pretty confident in it.

vintage clothing

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If you’ve followed my blog for a while now, you might recognize this sweater from THIS post. It was one of Ken’s expensive sweaters that he mistakenly struck it to half its size not long after buying it. His loss is my gain 🙂 It’s turned into one of my warmest and most loved knitted sweaters 🙂

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old fashioned cocktail and irish coffee

I definitely should have been wearing my cozy winter boots for this adventure, but in true blogger fashion, I went with the impractical but stylish ones instead. Needless to day, I couldn’t feel my toes after about 20 minutes of walking around Granville Island. Ken was pretty darn frozen himself (plus he was still kicking the tail end of his flu), so we opted to head inside to one of our favourites restaurants on the Island called, Sandbar.

sitting fireside

winter cozy in beige cable knit sweater sipping a cozy christmas cocktail

What better way to warm up than with some cozy Christmas cocktails while sitting fireside! I went with my classic old Fashioned and Ken had an Irish Coffee.  We sat there for a good hour, warming our extremities, watching the snow fall on the water outside. It was exactly what both of us needed.

cheers with classic cocktails

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season! Now, onto 2017!

Xo, Andrea


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