I found this faux fur collared vest a few months ago at Forever 21 but it’s one of those peculiar pieces that demands just the right weather, not so cold that you need a jacket over it but not so warm that the collar will be to warm. Today was that day. It was great paired with my relaxed fit jeans and Steve Madden snow boots. Now it NEVER snows where I live but it does rain from time to time and these boots keep my feet nice and warm.
Here’s a close up of the boots.
It has actually started to rain here and boy do we need it. It’s always harder for me to get dressed in this kind of weather because all I can think about is staying warm and dry. For years, Fall/Winter clothes were all about utility to me. Over the past few years I have made a little more effort to include a style element. This blanket scarf from Target is great for injecting a little bit of color and it worked well to protect me from the light rain.
I love these Steve Madden Troopa-2 boots, they’re super comfortable and come in four great colors. You’ll be seeing these quite a bit this during the cold and wet months. I love over-sized sweaters because they are super comfy, while I do appreciate a tailored/fitted look, I have to admit, it is a little more work making sure everything stays in place and when I’m running errands I just want things to be easy.
We’ve had such a strange start to Fall this year, I am way behind on preparing for the season. Now I most certainly don’t buy a whole new wardrobe each season but I do try to add key pieces to enhance what I already have as I find that just a few new pieces can refresh your whole wardrobe. Because the weather had regularly been in the mid-70’s and even as high as the 90’s you can gather that oversized sweaters, ponchos, cardigans and coats have not been high on my priority list BUT the other day I was in Target and saw this printed hooded poncho sweater (wow! That’s a mouthful betcha can’t say that five times fast) and I had to have it and it was a steal at 40% off.
The jeans are Old Navy mid-rise Rockstar jeans which I love because I dot have to pull them up all day or be worried about flashing people like I do with low-rise pants and the boots are Bandolino.
This holiday season was amazing and was a great reflection of how fantastic 2014 was and the great relationships, just how much my hard work this year is paying off, which is great because sometimes while you’re in the thick of it, progress is hard to see and just how fast my kids are growing up which is bitter sweet. While on break I had the pleasure of meeting up with Portia of Posh by Portia and her crew for lunch and laughs. I don’t often take the time to just relax so it was so nice and any time I get to see her beautiful boys it’s a win!
Notice we’re both rocking our Mimi G Cocoon Sweaters. This is version two for me and I’ve already made two more and have two more planned. This is the perfect layering piece and gives any outfit an instant upgrade.
Look at all this cuteness!
We kept getting hit by the cutest little photobomber and he was always posed and ready for the shot.
I’ve already reviewed the cocoon sweater here and definitely recommend it. It’s easy as pie to make and amazing to wear.
We are desparately in need of rain here so I won’t complain about the weather. After being in the house for four days straight my family finally convinced me to go out and join the madness. Thankfully, it wasn’t as bad as I’d anticipated. I wanted to bundle up for the outdoors but not be too warm once we started going in and out of places.
I grabbed this thermal henley, my favorite comfy jeans and riding boots. I have tons of hats but since I cut my hair short a couple of years ago I don’t get to wear them much so I jumped at the chance to wear this oversized studded beanie.
So a few posts ago, I was raving about my cocoon sweater and how much I loved the shape and wanted more. Mimi G must have been reading my mind because a few short days later she posted this Cocoon Sweater tutorial It was easy to make, even easier to wear and so super cozy. It was great to throw over this black mock tee and leggings to dress it up a bit.
I’m already working on my second version and I can’t wait to wear it. I’ll try to restrain myself but my closet will have at least a few more of these.
I was off today and wanted to stay home and sew. Perfect right? But hubby wanted to take me to lunch so. . . . change of plans. The weather was actually pretty nice when we went out even though it rained earlier so I decided to wear something that would keep me warm enough but not require a coat. I don’t like the extra layers if I don’t absolutely need them but the truth is if I don’t have the exact jacket that I want at the moment, I will often choose to just skip one, shameful I know, but true.
I decided on this casual look of camo mock turtle neck, jeans and riding boots and it was perfect. I love how something so casual and simple can look pulled together.