The Lumberjack shirt invasion

My sister is on vacation in Vancouver at the moment. She shared some photos of herself at a Loggers/Lumberjack Festival. This got me very curious. I wanted to find out more so I enquired from ‘Uncle’ Google. Interestingly, these are very popular festivals in a lot of countries. It’s all about log cutting competitions, the history of lumberjacks and other entertaining games.imageWhat caught my eye was the shirts these men wore. Until now, I didn’t know that the scotched shirts were the lumberjack shirts. The shirts were mostly of wine and black shade but have since expanded to include various different colours. A lot of men have a lumberjack shirts in some shade or other.

In recent years and certainly this summer women have raided the lumberjack shirts. I’m one of them and I didn’t even know I bought a logger’s shirt until a close friend complimented my lumberjack look.imageWhat I like about these shirts is the casual and comfort factor. You can dress them in many ways and in whatever way you like.There are lumberjack shirt dresses which you can accessorise with sandals in summer or in winter with tights and boots. Who knew even shirts woren by axeman could be a wardrobe essential for ladies.image

Cold Summer? How to look cozy and chic!

The weather has been very confusing lately but summer is here at last…well sort of! The challenge for us ladies though is how to dress well for an occasion when the weather is so changeable.

I went to an outdoor house party one summer looking all pretty in light summer-wear but the weather changed unexpectedly. I was so cold that I couldn’t move. I remember asking the host (whom I didn’t know that well) for a jacket. I didn’t care about the colour or size…i was way too cold to be pretty and all I wanted was some warmth! Lesson learnt…so, to avoid the chance of ruining your day/night out because you are too cold, my advice is to dress for the unexpected. Here are some fashion clothing that could be useful:imageBlazers and Cropped Jackets: Blazers are great with whatever outfit you might be wearing. You can dress them up…or down. Try throwing a nice blazer or a smart jacket on top of whatever outfit you’re wearing and you will not only look amazingly stylish but you’ll also be warm.imageScarfs and shawls: You may recall my post about winter blankets, well, they can be quite handy during the ‘Irish summers’ too. Scarfs and shawls are great as accessories, especially when you don’t want to carry a jacket around. Despite being lightweight, they are also useful when temperatures drops.imageCoats and rain jackets: I have to admit there was one day last week it suddenly turned so cold that I had to reach for my tucked away winter coat. Remember, you can always wear your lightweight summer outfit underneath.imageWhatever you decide to wear for the occasion, just make sure that you feel cozy and that it is weather proof!