Five striped sweaters for boys from Janie and Jack

Ah, little kids clothing! It’s so cute! I especially love stripes on little boys! The weather up here is cold to say the least so, I’ve rounded up my favourite striped sweaters from Janie and Jack to help your little guy stay warm while winter is still here.

All are on sale!!


Striped Sweater

CAD 68.93  CAD 21.37


Striped Cardigan

CAD 61.90  CAD 41.63


Striped Sweater

CAD 75.97  CAD 46.13


Striped Sweater

CAD 75.97  CAD 48.38

Janie and Jack Sale on Now

Janie and Jack shops offer classic children’s clothing rich in fabric, design and detail for girls and boys up to size 12 online, and up to size 6 in shops. Heirloom-quality looks feature finely-crafted details such as hand-embroidery, hand-smocking and special prints. Janie and Jack has an online shop and approximately 133 shops throughout the United States.

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Brand love | SweetLegs


For the last year I have basically been living in some sort of stretchy pants. Nicer leggings that I could dress up for work, or more casual ones that to wear on weekends. Recently, I was introduced to SweetLegs. They are super comfy, stretchy pants that you can dress up or down. They come in so many fun patterns and retail for just $25! What’s not to love?! They are the perfect “mom pant” but I find they are also very versatile. The pattern in the picture above is “Constance.”

To check out even more patterns and to buy a pair, check out SweetLegs Calgary with Madison.


These are my current favourite, “Dispersion.” I love the vibrant purpley-blue hues. It reminds me of watercolour.


I wear this pattern, pictured above a lot. I believe these ones aren’t in stock anymore. When you see a pair you like, you gotta grab them because some styles are extremely popular. I wear these ones quite regularly.


I love my “Secret Garden” SweetLegs when I want to wear something bright and whimsical.

What are your favourite SweetLegs? 

Baby playtime | favourite outfits


One of our favourite mat-leave past times for my boy and I has been to go to the library. We can go for a stroll, read books, play with the toys in the children’s area and even make new friends! It is especially great when the weather is a little dreary in the summer time.

Moccs: SORBET from Teepeetots&co | Favourite Reversible Pants: Gap  | Bandana Bib: CD&Bree | Sweater: Second-Hand Joe Fresh

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We wear our moccs all the time! Even when we are just lounging around the house!

Moccs: SORBET from Teepeetots&co | Pants: Gap Favourite banded pants 


Sometimes we are feeling a bit more daring and wear awesome animal prints! Love these organic cotton leggings from Teepeetots&co. I love that they are made of organic cotton and are manufactured right here in Calgary!

 Organic Cotton Leggings: Teepeetots&co. | Moccs: Olly Oaks Winter Moccs in Cosmic Blue


Sometimes its really hot outside and inside and we opt for a cotton one piece short ensemble in a light colour with some nice fishies.

Romper: Joe Fresh | Moccs: Olly Oaks Winter Moccs in Cosmic Blue


It’s awesome looking stylish while learning to stand!

Romper: Joe Fresh | Moccs: Olly Oaks Winter Moccs in Cosmic Blue


And, a lot of our playtime favourites are food-themed. This is one of my favourite outfits! As you can tell, I love stripes!

Onesie: Indigo Baby | Pants: Joe Fresh 

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New Calgary consignment store caters specifically to men


When it comes to shopping, consignment stores have never been my first thought but one local Calgary boutique is changing my shopping thought process.

Rhoda’s Consignment in Okotoks and Expressions by Rhoda in Calgary offer high-end, quality consignment finds. I want to place the emphasis on the quality as this is of utmost importance to owner Kristin Halpape who has been in the consignment business for 10 years.

11845096_696810333783312_871339050610102010_oKristin has two successful women’s stores and wanted to give the men in Calgary their own opportunity to shop consignment. Her newest store, Man of Distinction offers men in Calgary great brands and quality in an environment focused on their specific shopping needs. There doesn’t appear to be anything else like it in the city.

When I walked into the brand new store, just a few doors down from the ladies consignment I was hugely surprised. No one would think for a second that this is a consignment store. Everything is laid out in such an organized way to ensure that all of the pieces are visible when you walk in and there isn’t much need to sift through things.

Pam Sullivan has worked at Expressions by Rhoda Consignment in Aveneida for over two years. She says they take pride in accepting quality goods to consign.

“Kristin has an eye for style and design which is reflected in the look and feel of the stores, this makes Distinction a unique store in Calgary that the men are ready for,” Pam says. “In the store you will find a BSA motorcycle and vintage wagon on display among the designer jeans and unique t-shirts.” 11728737_690712081059804_1611550505374997048_o

The store is designed specifically for men so they can shop easily for what they want.

“Distinction is very much display oriented which makes the shopping experience easier and more enjoyable for men,” Pam explains. “Men are usually looking for a specific item and are in and out of the store, while women like to take their time, browse and look for the treasure whether it’s a designer purse or the perfect pair of jeans.”

The new store opened up in July and is offering name brand men’s fashion at a fraction of the price. They also offer quality consigned boys clothing.

If you are interested to consign clothing you can expect a 40 per cent return if it sells but you’ll probably be spending that money on all of the great pieces you find at the store.

At each of the stores, they try to rotate the items with the seasons and stick to two main seasons of rotation, fall/winter and spring/summer so you can expect to see different styles with the changing seasons. Like with her other stores, Kristin wants to emphasize style and quality. There is a big distinction between a consignment store and a thrift store.

11856274_700475090083503_8722460128127902766_oIf you haven’t considered consignment as an option for your wardrobe before, there are many benefits beyond the reduced cost. According to an article by Mother Earth Living Magazine, consignment shopping has more benefits for you than just being more cost effective. It can also reduce your environmental impact and limit toxins in your wardrobe because used clothes have already been washed a few times. You can read the full article, here.

Kristin would like to continue to grow Man of Distinction and expand the mix of high quality, current men’s style of consignment mixed with new lines of apparel perhaps starting with shoes.

For more information on Man of Distinction or any of the stores mentioned you can visit the website.

And be sure to follow Man of Distinction on Instagram @distinction_consignment

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