This Style Panel look just screams “SUP I’M CANADIAAAAAAAAN” but I like to think in a reasonably fashionable way. But I mean, the red, the white, the fact that I’m wearing a sweater that was literally designed for fishermen (which is a completely Canadian thing but I don’t really know why), the Roots bag…it’s all Canadiana to the max. The theme for FASHION Magazine‘s Style Panel this week was essential fall pieces though, so I had to work in this sweater since it’s one of the few things that keeps me warm when the temp drops.
Anyway, I’ve worn this sweater on the blog before but just wanted to mention again where it’s from since it’s such a near-and-dear-to-my-heart type of piece given that it comes from the Sunshine Coast, a place my fam has retreated to for years for R&R. If for whatever reason you happen to be in that area, it’d be worth your while to stop by the tiny Pollen Sweaters Inc. shop in beautiful Lund where these sweaters are made. The company imports in this ridiculously durable, pill-proof wool from Germany and as someone who’s in a perpetual state of freezing, I can personally testify to their heat-shielding properties. As I mentioned, they were made for fishermen who were ravaged by seawater and more every day, so while they might not be high fashion, they’re lifelong pieces!
I’m also wearing two more dainty pieces from The Altered Chain, an Etsy shop that sells all the wonderfully femme, delicate pieces I always gravitate to. I’ve been particularly enamoured with these tiny earrings – on my third day of wearing them already! I love pairing something really light like the jewellery or my Zen B. Spira dress from Shoppalu with a boxy, sturdy piece like this sweater.
So I don’t know if it’s the fact that I pretty much went from Maui directly to Toronto earlier this summer and my body’s confused or what, but my sleep pattern is so off these days and I’m pretty much on Maui time now (meaning I can’t fall asleep earlier than 3 a.m. each night). Sleep is the one thing I’ve never gotten the hang of (eating and exercise have been checked off for years now though thankfully), and I wish I knew the magic secret to a good night’s sleep. It’s such an important part of being healthy and it bothers me that I’m so bad at something that should presumably be so easy. If you’ve got sleep tips, then hook a sista up!