Tuesday, April 11th, 2017


I’ve had this outfit rattling around in my head for a while. With the sun coming out this past Sunday I figured it was as good a time as any to put it together. So I pulled my hair up, threw it on and…

I looked like a suburban mom.

Jacket: Talula / Shirt: Le Chateau / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / Shoes: Poppy Barley /
Scarf: H&M / Earrings: Tiffany

And really, why is that such a bad thing? I am a suburban mom.

I spent most of my morning cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and tending to my son. We went out to buy router bits and reciprocating saw blades because they were on sale at Canadian Tire. We fuelled up the truck at the Costco gas bar. We picked up a small Skor Blizzard and a milk shake at Dairy Queen.

I wasn’t hitting up a post-post-modernist warehouse art exhibit, or attending the opening of a macrobiotic sushi bar, or ordering a unicorn algae latte with sustainably sourced fair trade hazelnut milk. I was doing average person things wearing average person clothes. And that’s fine. They’re all fine actually (and I kinda want to try that latte).

Clothing is a means of self expression, and sometimes that expression is nothing more than today is an average day in which I am doing average things. Average days are like wardrobe basics. They may not be the most noteworthy, but they make life easier when your mind is on other things. They’re good to have.

What does your average day look like? What do you wear on an average day?

4 Responses to “Suburbia”

  1. Mica says:

    This is my kind of outfit 🙂 It’s what I wear most of the time in winter, although as Sherry above says I’d probably be in a leather jacket rather than a denim jacket. I’m just not that good with double denim, unlike you! 🙂

    There’s fun fashion and there’s functional fashion and while sometimes you get both in the same piece, most of the time mum outfits are nothing but functional fashion 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely week.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • The Minuteglass says:

      I hadn’t really thought about it, but this is the second double denim outfit I’d worn in a short timeframe. I never considered myself a Canadian tuxedo person, and yet here we are…

  2. My go-to outfit is exactly what you wear but with a leather moto jacket or blazer instead.. I don’t own a denim jacket. I feel like they look strange on me 🙂

    • The Minuteglass says:

      In all fairness, I feel like they look strange on me too, lol. I keep trying to wear it though. I feel like blazers are more flattering, I just don’t often reach for them. I really should change that.

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I'm Cassie.

I'm a petite hourglass, slow adopter, food geek, Engineer, wife and mom. Welcome to the little corner of the internet where I ramble on about random things. Mostly clothes.