I can picture those hacking jackets, cashmere sweaters, tartan scarves and Hunter wellingtons.
But truth be told my lifestyle is about as far away from country as it could be.
I am a city gal living a modest life in a quiet neighbourhood with my husband and two cats.
Dressing honestly guides my purchases and dictates what I will keep and wear not what hangs in my closet waiting to be worn. I dont believe in keeping things that just take up valuable space and gather dust in our tiny home.
(with the exception of my wedding dress and my Aunt Tirzah's fur coat)
It's my sister who lives in the country on 3 acres which houses a riding ring, paddocks and a barn.
She rides, teaches and judges riding and owns several horses.
Hers is country style with an equestrian flair...the riding boots and quilted jackets that I admire so much.
Sis and I shopped at the VV Boutique last week before our lunch.
We found a few gems...
QED London wanna be Barbour jacket.
Brand new Eddie Bauer down filled mitts at an astonishing price of 99 cents!
With our cold weather on our long walks my hands have been freezing in my leather gloves.
Only last week I was remarking to my walking partner that I really needed to buy some mitts...
lo and behold they were waiting for me.
I was wearing my walking summer weight capri's to the Yoga studio and I admit that I missed my grey Lulu Lemon's which were two sizes larger and donated months ago.
I cannot believe I found Lulu lemon Yoga pants at $9.99!
So much cheaper than buying them new and I only need one pair so black is the perfect choice.
These loose yoga pants will allow me to feel less constricted when doing the downward dog.
My sister had wanted to eat at Bliss for quite a few months so we decided to go after our thrift shopping.
It's vegan and delicious!
The cafe is not large and they do take away as well.
You can buy their cookbook and make these dishes at home.
We sat at the window table and enjoyed the warmth of the sun shining through the window.
Masala Burger made with seeded "bread" and a cashew nut curry burger.
It was served with a dollop of cashew cream.
I have never felt so much energy after eating a meal and I felt sated throughout the afternoon.
QED London jacket
Gap boyfriend jeans
Mother loves these shoes...
they were another great score at the Thrift Shop.
I've worn these a lot and will continue to do so because they make me happy when I put them on.
My wardrobe is pretty workable now that I have restocked the basics.
I cannot think of anything more that I need for Winter...
now Spring and Summer are another matter.
I may need a skirt, some tees and a pair of shorts but there is plenty of time to cruise the thrift shops before our weather warms up.
In the meantime I am cooking up a storm here in The Humble Bungalow.
We have a family gathering this weekend and I am pulling out all the stops making a roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, roasted vegetables with scalloped spuds and gravy.
To top it all off dessert of fruit salad and a rich dense fudge chocolate cake.
What are you doing this weekend?