Today, my work place made it official.
I have an offer in hand and within the next few months (likely for January 1st, 2012) my little family of three will be moving to Vancouver!!!!
I knew this was in the works. It was obviously only a matter of time but it still caught me by surprise. This has long been a dream of ours and it’s super exciting that it’s finally come to fruition.
And yet, I find myself worrying a little. Some of my concerns are rational, like wondering how we will manage to downsize our belongings into a city condo. And then there are the concerns that are ever so frivolous, like “I need a new wardrobe!!!!!”
You see, by day I’m a lawyer and like most lawyers I’m expected to look a certain way. But living in a small town with limited shopping has led my standards to slip.
It didn’t happen overnight, instead it was a rather gradual shift. But three years later I’m definitely not the stylish girl I was when I first arrived in the Rockies.
Bottom line? I’m absolutely determined not to look like the country mouse on a trip to the city. To that end I’m going to begin writing fashion posts on my blog, beginning with tonight’s tutorial on how to tie a scarf like a French woman.
When I lived in Paris, I would often find myself marvelling over the incredible ways in which French women (and even men) tied their scarves. In North America, we tend to merely wrap them around our neck or fold them over our chest. Sure it’s functional but it’s definitely lacking a certain je ne sais quoi.
The thing about a beautiful scarf tied in an elegant way is that it can transform the most basic of outfits into something special. And the best part is that it can be done very cheaply.
That’s why when I returned from Paris, I set about trying to learn how the French worked magic with a scarf. Aside from a few new tricks I was still at a loss, that was until last week when I came across an absolutely brilliant video by Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook :
Isn’t it amazing!?!? It’s easily a new look for every workday in a month!!! I love it!!!!
Note: All pictures from my Pinterest account
Question: How would you describe your personal style? Does your work look accurately reflect who you are?