How to Give Your Summer Clothes Love in the Winter


I feel like I am definitely not the only one when I say that I cannot wait for the weather to get warmer. I feel like every time I go to put an outfit together I end up covering up the details I styled with a larger outer later and in turn making all my outfits look the same. 

I have a decent collection on fashionable Winter outerwear in my closet; from heavier utility parkas to wool oversized coats. But I always find that when I style an outfit and then add the final jacket ontop the outfit turns out looking like every outfit I have put together this Season.

I sit and stare at my lighter items and wish how I could just wear those instead of bulking up with a heavy coat to go outside. Don't get me wrong; I live for a perfectly layered outfit but I am just itching to give some love to my Spring/Summer wear. 

Recently on my Instagram @aclearthoughtblog I have posted a few flat lay outfit photos that are definitely not Winter appropriate. With these outfits in mind, I tried to style something I would wear in the Spring but give it a Winter warmth and in turn creating a win-win scenario. 


Trading out the footwear for a similarly styled bootie definitely is a great step towards warming up the outfit. In the outfit below I traded out the open-toed booties (Sirens) for a full bootie (Call It Spring) which gets bonus points for having treads on the bottom. 

Adding lighter layers will help style the outfit without making it look bulky. You can always add a  light knit or a cardigan to your outfit that will still show off the layers below. The lighter the layer the more you can add on top! 

Don't forget about accessories!  Accessories can definitely come in handy when adding warmth to an outfit. From mittens to scarves or even hats, you can simply add a tiny detail that will make you stand the colder air a tad bit longer. 

I am definitely going to try to give more love to my lighter pieces this Winter until the weather warms up and I can style them with fewer layers on top. Who else is fighting the urge to run away to somewhere warm until our weather gets nicer? 


Hello 2018.

Where has this past year gone? 


I took a little break from blogging and keeping up with my social media and I can honestly say I really missed it. 

In the past year things have been pretty busy; I got married, moved out of my apartment and I am in the process of getting my USA Visa. 

But alas I am back! 
I am so happy to be back sharing the things I love on my blog and Instagram.  

What do you want to see more posts about?! I am ready to get back into the swing of things and get more posts out to the world! 


My Wedding Dreamboard

Up until the beginning of January I was totally clueless as to what I really wanted for our wedding and what my options were! All I knew is that I wanted a more intimate wedding with our close family and friends to celebrate the moment with us! 

When all of the holidays ended and I had time to do some pinterest searching (which seriously turned out to be hours and hours of falling down a long dark wedding pins hole!), I finially decided on a few major details that I wanted for us! 

I have gathered up some screenshots of some of my favourite wedding ideas and posted them below! I figured I needed a place to house all of the ideas I liked and a blog post sounded like the best plan. 


I am super excited to sit down and start creating centerpieces for the tables as well as take a try at making the seating chart! Let me know if you have any helpful hints or ideas you think would work for us! I love the help! I have booked some of the wedding venues already and I am beyond excited for the planning process! 


He Popped The Question

Every girl waits for the day that they are swept off their feet and treated like royalty all to lead up to the big fireworks of a proposal. You wonder where will it happen? What will they say? Will you like the ring? 

All of these thoughts stick with you until the moment happens... in the moment, none of that matters. All that matters is you know your answer. You know that the person kneeling in front of you is the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. All your curious thoughts about the moment leave and you are left with an overwhelming emotion that cannot be contained. 

Well, the only reason I know that that happens because... he popped the question!

I have been with my boyfriend for over two years and in that time I have grown a love for a special someone that I could never explain in words. The sort of love that is only for that one specific person you want to grow old with. So when it came to the time for him to pop the question I knew that this was our next step, our journey into the next chapter of our lives. 

We don't have a date or a specific idea of what we want to do when we get married. We have some other things we want to sort out in our lives before we make it to that point. We eagerly wait for that day to arrive but for now we are enjoying the time spent together as an engaged couple. 

I hope to bring my readers on this journey with me through blog posts and let you in on a few of the details and plans we have. I have big plans for this blog and my time of preparing for marriage! I believe my first stop will have to be wedding dress shopping...duh!

I hope you enjoyed this post as it has been my first in a long time. 


April Recap

Here are some of the posts I had uploaded this month! This was one of the craziest months I have had in a long time but I wouldn't change it for the world. I have grown so much with moving out on my own, travelling for work as well as having great get togethers with my friends! 

I would love to know what you did this April. Hope your month was amazing and full of great memories!


Monthly Recap; March

What an amazing month March was! I am so proud of the personal growth that has begun this month. I pushed myself to hit goals I never thought I would, I started a new chapter in my life with getting my own apartment and I had awesome opportunities and adventures with the people I love. Check all the posts I created this past month! I hope you enjoy 


OOTD: Greyscaled Spring Look

When getting ready for the day I always check the weather to see how many layers I need to bundle up in. I am always cold so I need to make sure I am prepared by wearing a few layers in case the weather decides to change. 

If you know me in real life or follow my other social medias you can tell that I love a good black, white and grey look. I am drawn to wearing those colours and when getting ready for today I challenged myself to create an outfit that was greyscale but also varied in textures to make my outfit have more depth. 

I started with my go to favourite jeans from American Eagle. If you haven't tried these you need to seriously go out and get them! They are super soft and very forgiving with the stretch. I  definitely want to invest in other colours and washes! 

For shoes I went with my faux leather black booties from Call It Spring. The faux leather texture give more dimension to my legs and makes it look like I am not wearing a head to toe black suit. 

For a top I went with this silky black t-shirt buttonup from Forever21. This article has been in my closet for years and I still find I wear it enough to keep it around! This top has the perfect boxy cut that is right on my hip bones but not too tight where it looks sassy. This top is perfect to emphasis my legs and make them look longer! 

To add a bit more greyscale into this outfit I went with my black and white knit cardigan from Forever21. This baby helps keep me warm when we experience this awkward middle Spring weather. Its warm enough to wear alone but doesn't make me overheat with how light weight it is. There are few things I find in Forever21 that I love and this is one of them!

I cannot wait for the weather to warm up a bit and start wearing more spring attire...even though I will probably still be rocking the all black look. Let me know what type of OOTD you would like to see next!