On Saturday I attended Circle Craft Christmas market with my friend Gwen.  It was a rare sunny November day hanging out with a friend, which meant outfit pictures were easy.

The day before this I had attended Nicole Bridger's annual Warehouse sale and come home with 4 new items.  This purple dress was one of my great $25 finds.  This long sleeved dress t has a lovely cowl neck, and a dolman style sleeves.    When worn on its own it needs a belt, but paired with a jean jacket, leggings and a fab scarf it works perfectly for a weekend stroll through the Circle Craft Christmas market.

  • Dress - Nicole Bridger
  • Jean jacket - Max Azria from 1999
  • Leggings - Milky Way
  • Wool Scarf - KDon (Kim Cathers)
  • Sneakers - Converse

Location: The million dollar view from the Vancouver Convention Centre.

More on my big Circle Craft purchase soon.   Hint - I may have gotten my Christmas wish, but based on the advice of my friend Gwen, it ended up different than I expected.

A note about my friend Gwen.  She is one of my fabulous social media/blogging friends. We met in a coffee shop with about 20 other moms at a summer tweet up about 3.5 years ago. We have since travelled to New York together, spent endless hours at the playground watching our boys play,  discussed the merits of different Doctors (both the Doctor Who and the actual Doctor kind), watched many episodes of Buffy (along with other social media girlfriends), taken outfit photos and given each other practical shopping advice (See above regarding my Christmas gift to myself).  For those who ask me what I get out of social media and blogging, I have to say one of the most important things has been the strong new friendships with like minded people - friends I would not have made otherwise.

And because hanging with a great girlfriend always makes me feel confident I am going to participate in Visible Monday.

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