“Fashion is not about Utility”

As I was watching ‘the devil wears prada’ the other day…the idea for this post came to me. Fashion may not be about utility. But style?….STYLE is neither ornament or utility. It is finding the balance between the two to express your individuality that equals STYLE.


My last shopping haul was based around this premise.

I picked all three of the following items because they are fab pieces for one …but my man was happy to buy them for me because they also filled a functionality purpose.

Balance between ornament and utility much? I think so!

Item 1

[ from: Big it up ]

[ from: Big it up ]

This is the neatest idea ever: Scarf and Hood in one!

Add a hood to anything, whether it is a jacket, sweater, dress…and you can count me in. So of course I need this scarf/hood. The faux fur is so lovely and soft as well; it feels amazing wrapped around you.

I got this item and the next hat from Big It up

They had a buy one and get a second half off. yay!

Item 2

[ From: Big it up ]

[ From: Big it up ]

I wouldn’t be a true Canadian without this faux fur fargo hat.

Traditionally a men’s style hat… I thought the manly “ugliness” of this hat paired with a cute outfit offers an interesting and pleasing look for a woman.

Such as this sweater dress outfit below.


Item 3

[ Target ]

[ Target ]

My last item, these boots from Target are my favourite.

I have worn them every day since I bought them… That being said they are extremely comfortable, and have a hard inner linear that prevents snow from sweeping into your socks. So I can easily trudge through snow if need be the case. I wear heels everyday, so heels in snow is no biggie for me despite what my coworkers think. haha!

But their functionality did not catch my eye when I first spotted these bad boys. It was their use of buckles or should I say ‘over-use’ of buckles beyond functionality that drew me in. -Essentially their ornamental-ness that said to me: “You need to buy these.”

Luckily because I need a pair of shoes that work for both winter and work. My man was happy to indulge my need to shop.

Utility and Fashion all wrapped up in three cute items.

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