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Winter Leisure Chalet Chic For Tootsies

As our weather only now begins to dip into below zero temperatures, it gets me thinking about cute leisure outfits on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  Canadians kill it when it comes to warmwear, especially when dressing for snowy weather. What can I say?  We’re on our A game always. 

Underneath that down parka and tightly wrapped scarf is a casually chic outfit, layered with luxurious texture. And on our tooties, the best indoor/outdoor footwear for climbing snowbanks and dancing our living rooms on a bearskin rug. *haha*  During this time leading up to the holidays, it’s always fun to have friends over for a warm mug of spicy apple cider, decorate sugar cookies and listen to Wham’s “Last Christmas” (I gave you my heart and the very next day, you gave it away.  This year to save me from tears, I’ll give it to someone special…) on repeat.

Here are my current slipper obsessions for Winter Leisure/Chalet Chic Fashion.  Oh yes, there is such a thing!

  • Cable knit leggings or slipper socks – ‘Tis very Ralph Lauren meets Whistler ski bunny.  My sister and I had a ten minute discussion on cable knit leggings.  How sweet are these in pale pink or a winter white?  I also adore the giant wool, cable knit slipper socks with pom-poms.  Slap a pom-pom on anything and it’s ‘Adorable!’

Pom-Pom A-go-go: These cable knit socks would make me want to dance.

  • Mukluk moccasins – On the 3rd floor of the Bata Shoe Museum, there is an exhibit devoted entirely to Native Indian footwear.  The plethora of styles can be seen on stylish feet all across this fair city – from fringed lace up booties, to fur trimmed suede and beaded Minnetonkas and Mongolian hair space boots.  Wild I say. Wild.

Mukluk Moccasins: Loving the turquoise embroidery and fur balls. Makes me want to catch my dinner.

  • Fair Isle – You know grandma’s home made sweaters and socks you receive as stocking stuffers?  Fun fact:  This is the Fair Isle print which is named after the island in Northern Scotland where the knit pattern originated.  The print has taken on new and exciting colour combinations which will ignite any slipper fetish. 

Lurve it: Fair Isle Mukluk sock interpreted in chocolate brown and white.

And because I couldn’t help myself, a final slipper to keep you warm at night and make you dream of sherpa and log-burning fireplaces.  Makes you want to book a week at the chalet, doesn’t it?

Better than an Ugg: Sheepskin Mocassins. Dreamy!



1 annelies turner { 10.11.12 at 12:34 am }


2 Robin Barnhart { 01.08.13 at 11:02 pm }

I’m with annelies. Where can you find the slippers?

3 Sweater Coziness: Channelling The Holiday — the love collage { 11.06.14 at 9:51 pm }

[…] Right now, I’m building a winter cozy wardrobe reminiscent of Cameron Diaz in The Holiday (2006).  The premise is that Cameron Diaz’s character longs for a change of scenery from LA and switches homes with English Kate Winslet during holiday season.  Trading in the sunny palms of West Coast for the quaintness of cottage life in the English countryside, shenanies ensue.  I don’t remember the rest.  At some point, she also hooks up with  hottie mchotterson Jude Law (pre-nanny scandal).  If it takes too long to describe your look, you could also sum it up as Chalet Chic-y. […]

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