Style Perspectives: The Wrap

March 02, 2016, by Deena @Shoes to Shiraz









Welcome to Shoes to Shiraz and the debut of the Style Perspectives challenge!

I decided to deviate from the wrap and focus more on cardigans or sweaters that I could wear as a jacket as the weather (hopefully) starts to get nicer in Saskatchewan.  So it was a no-brainer to pick this awesome cardi/jacket that Christy (you can read her post on this same sweater/jacket/cardi here) picked up last year at Nordstrom and that I immediately had to have, so much so that she went out and bought it and then sent it home with my brother for Christmas.  And I likely immediately texted her a ridiculous picture thanking her.  Yup, there it is.  That's what best friends are for.











My favourite part of this sweater : the fun fur detail and the jacquard print.  I have to wear my hair up with this one otherwise all the hair gets all crazy around my shoulders.
My least favourite but also slightly favourite part: the fact that it can double as a jacket.  But I have to be mindful wearing it in the classroom...it makes me get sweaty and well, that isn't always the most attractive feature in a teacher.





I styled the jacket to go with jeans for a dress down day at work.  We get 2ish a month and man, are they coveted.  Why is it so exciting to wear jeans to work? I think I would likely be ever MORE excited if we could wear lulus.  I suppose Jeans for Jesus has a better ring than Lulus for Jesus.
Actually, this would be a very comfy outfit: cozy sweater, jeans, Toms wedges and a pretty bag.




I actually wore this to work yesterday and it was perfect because it was only -6 and felt like spring so I didn't have to wear my big parka over it.  I paired it with navy blue suede leggings and my brown boots.











I love wearing oversized sweaters and ponchos, here are a few of my favourites from the past couple years.  But my new obsession?? The cape. 




Here are some of my favourite cape options (and yes, I may have deviated from outerwear with a couple really pretty dress options).  I have a couple of these on my wishlist.


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14 bloggers each picked a look that defined their personal style.  


The blogger featured on The Blended Blog showcases her signature style (the prompt for that day) and then the other bloggers (on their personal blogs) show how they interpret it.  


Please link up on the Blended Blog or here to show us how you would wear the prompt!









Daily Style Finds: The Personal Stylist




Foxy's Domestic Side: The Crafty Engineer




Grumbling Grace: Toddler Tamer & Teacher




Simply Shaunacey: Reformed Frumpy Mommy




Two Teens and Their Mama: Stylish Midlife Mama




RSquared: The Not So Nerdy Accountant




Shoes to Shiraz: The Shoe Hoarding French Teacher




Puppies and Pretties: Cube Dwelling Fashionista




Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life:  Single Girl, Simple Style




A Lovely Little Wardrobe: A Casual Petite




Making the Most of Everyday Classic Yet Current Over Forty 




NickandNik: Mama with Curves



59 comments

  1. Omg. Love your facial expression in the first pic. Bahahaha

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  2. Living on Cloud NineMarch 2, 2016 at 12:51 AM

    You are so stinking cute! What an amazing sweater, I just love the fur! I adore wraps and ponchos too, I get so hot so it's the perfect weight for me! Thanks for heading up this fun style perspective series, I think it's sure to be a hit!

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  3. Maybe when Carrie's Shop Free is over in March, something like this will be on sale! Because I feel like I need it in my life!! This is cute!! And I love the story of it!! You are definitely the most fun!! :)

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  4. Wow, it looks great on you - I hope it looks as good on me! We have good taste :)

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  5. LOVE the fur on the cardigan, also coveting some of your capes - you and Christy are adorbs. LOL

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  6. Love that fur on the cardigan, If I saw this on the rack I would immediately think, Deena would love this! And I was thinking of making a cape. I had made a long one with a hood about 10 years ago, which I have worn, once...and have a ton of left over wool...hmm....

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  7. I love that oversized cardigan today and I must say you own some amazing wraps and poncho sweaters. Great theme for this first one since it is still Winter. Plus I got blanket scarves and coats on all week long so I will be able to join in a few times. =)

    So glad I stopped by, today. Also, starting tomorrow I am hosting my own linkup called "Thursday Moda" so welcome by and link up. Thanks so much, Ada. =)

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  8. I ADORE that cardigan. For reals. I kind of dislike that you make shopping suggestions because, well, I always like them.... that's problematic. Mostly for my credit card.

    Simply Shaunacey

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  9. I love the fur collar - so much fun! You crazy Canadians, thinking -6 is warm :)!

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  10. That cardigan is SO you! And correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like the perfect colors for a Blue Jays fan! :)

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  11. You are the QUEEN of the wrap. I just saw Christy's sweater and fell in love. Nordstrom's. Such good and yet bad news. I LOVE IT. You're convincing me on the cape front. Love the orange plaid.

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  12. I love that cardigan with the fur trim! I like that it feels like spring at -6 and you are in a cardigan - I am bundled in two jackets at -6 here. (I'm a wimp.)

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  13. -6, dear Lord that sounds awful!!! It looks amazing on you though such a fun piece to wear.

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  14. My goodness! Way too much great style here. You're almost convincing me to like cold weather (and move to Canada). That sweater...with fur is perfection. Love it!

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  15. You could definitely pull this look off!

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  16. I need a cape dress. That is all.

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  17. That's exactly my thought. Fashion = fun. I was going to link it up with your style post today but then I couldn't figure out which team colours it would be...Blue Jays? What is your theme for next month?

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  18. Isn't it neat how was know each other so well and have never met??! You should definitely make a cape and then blog about it.

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  19. Thanks for stopping by, Ada. Wraps and ponchos are definitely a necessity with all the snow!

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  20. You definitely need a cape. Don't let me take you shopping.

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  21. You know me well, I gravitate to the blue.

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  22. We will be an awesome pair in Vegas!

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  23. I have maple syrup in my veins, so all is well in the cold.

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  24. Totally. Next month we're rainy day style. April showers! I have no idea what I'll wear :)

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  25. I smiled when I opened your blog and saw your picture. Somehow I felt a real connect to you in this picture. It is almost as if it is animated, and I watched you strike this welcoming, friendly pose. And that Christy is a pretty darn good BFF to run out a get you this sweater after you fell in love with hers. My BFF would do something like that, too. We are blessed.

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  26. Love that cardigan! Adorable look dear!

    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  27. By awesome do you mean drunk and expensive?

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  28. My credit cards hates you already... My husband might end up not liking you too... Oh wait, you like the Jays, that'll help

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  29. That cardigan is fabulous! I love the print and the fur detail! This is such a cute look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  30. My favorite detail on the cardigan is your's as well - the faux fur is so fun!! Love the look! xo Biana -BlovedBoston

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  31. I can't image what -6 degrees feels like. I would be in a winter coat all day long if it was that freezing.

    http://www.pixics.com/blog

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  32. What a cozy cardigan! I just love the fur collar! I am cold all the time so I could definitely wear that all day!

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  33. How much fun is that collar?! I love a good statement piece like this. It makes that sweater just stand out!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  34. Love the fur and that we can actually step out of the house without our Sorel boots, parkas, snowboarding mitts, etc. I love all of your poncho/cape looks. Seriously though, how many do you own?

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  35. I'm guessing that -6 is in C? If so, total heat wave! If not, you certainly have maple syrup in your veins. Also, that first picture is the best.

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  36. Love the print on your cardi, I can see why you just had to have it! :) So nice of your friend to send it to you.

    The bag in your second photo is really nice too - is it Marc Jacobs? Adore the tassel!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  37. I love the pattern and colours of your cardigan!

    Emma xxx
    style-splash.com

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  38. Aw, that's so sweet. I'm just a regular goof and yes, Christy is quite great!

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  39. it definitely gets lots of comments when I wear it.

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  40. I agree...statement pieces are the best!

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  41. it is the coziest thing...makes me feel like my cat is snuggling around my neck. All day. Everywhere I go.

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  42. lol- it feels like spring to us. -40, however, feels like your face is going to fall off.

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  43. I don't speak Fahrenheit, so yup...definitely beautiful weather for us!

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  44. ummmm...ummmmm........never too many warm things? My winter wardrobe is WAY bigger than my summer one.

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  45. Gotta have some fun once in awhile when it's winter and I usually wear black or grey.

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  46. ya, it's definitely a one of a kind! The bag is Michael Kors....but I have my eye on a Marc Jacobs that is similar....

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  47. What a great cardigan/jacket! The fur collar is so fun and I love the pretty colors and pattern. What a sweet best friend!

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  48. You look mah-velous dah-ling!! The capelet is so cute!! I can't believe that -6 felt like spring! That's cray-cray!!
    ~Sheila
    Making the Most of Every Day

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  49. deena.simair@gmail.comMarch 8, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Crazy Canadians, that we are!

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  50. I was looking at a similar Marc Jacobs one earlier too, haha! :) It's a cute bag either way :)

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