Feb 12, Bundled Up

Feb 12, Bundled Up

Ok Mother Nature, enough with the snow already! I’ve been trapped in my house for 4 days and need to get out! So, I’ll put on my snow boots, some jeans, a big black sweater and my black down coat- and I’m off (to shovel snow).

Problem is, in the before picture, the jeans are way to baggy, my coat is way to bulky and my overall look is messy!

So, I changed out the giant jeans for skinny ones, put on a longer and less puffy down coat (from Uniqlo) and added this cute Burberry knockoff scarf to break up all the black, and now I am good to go.

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Let’s talk quickly about these jeans. They are made by Paige- and I got them at Nordstrom Rack, so didn’t pay full price. I LOVE these jeans. First of all, I love the dark wash. Secondly, they are high waisted, which means they sit above my hips and on my natural waist. To me, this is so much more comfortable than the low rise ones. And last, they are made with 54% rayon, 23% cotton, 22% polyester and 1% spandex, which makes them super stretchy and comfy, but not in the way where by the end of the day they are 2 sizes bigger (I hate that!). These honestly feel like sweatpants, they are that comfy. I remember back in college (in the 90’s) my friend Jo Marie used to sleep in her jeans and I couldn’t imagine doing that… but these jeans- I could sleep in!

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Boots- Sorel

Sweater- Free Press, Nordstrom Rack 

Jeans- Paige, Nordstrom Rack

Down Coat- Uniqlo 

Scarf- so old I honestly don’t remember where this came from!

Feb 5, More Leggings

Feb 5, More Leggings

I was so comfy and cozy in my leggings yesterday, and since we have another snow day, I’ve decided to wear a different pair today. There’s just something about wearing leggings- it’s sort of like staying in your jammies all day! Heaven!

Originally, I was planning on wearing black jeans, a black top and this fun faux shearling vest (as seen on the left). To be honest, I like this outfit, it’s a little plain, but that’s sort of my style! But since it is so snowy and cold outside, I decided that I’d rather wear my camo leggings and this cream sweater, topped off with the vest.

As for my shoes- yes, I am wearing my Uggs. I know I’ve been a little mean to them lately, and I still think they are large and clunky looking, but with the camo leggings I don’t mind them as much. Plus, they are nice and warm!

Truth be told, what I really wanted to wear are my Sorels– as seen below, but my 15 year old daughter said no. What do you think? Are they still in style? They are the perfect snow boot- warm, furry inside, non slip soles… but they are HUGE! If I were to actually go outside and tromp around in the snow- I would definitely wear them. Instead, I’ll sit inside by the fire and watch Bosch on Amazon Prime video! 🙂 Chime in with what you are watching on Netflix or Prime- I’m always looking for a new show!

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Leggings- Nordstrom Rack 

Uggs- Nordstrom

Sorel Boots- Nordstrom

Sweater- OC Style

Vest- Nordstrom Rack 

 

Feb 25th: Snow Day, Sort Of

 It’s not really a snow day today- but we did have some freezing rain that has coated our roof and grass with a slushy/ snowy substance, so I decided it was time to break out my Sorels.

I bought these (on sale at REI) right after the last snow storm- but have yet to have the occasion to wear them. So as soon as I saw the weather I was excited to have an excuse to break them out.

I think they are a great alternative to Uggs, don’t you?

On the right I have on my faded mom jeans with an oversize sweater and my Uggs. I say this a lot, but there just isn’t anything interesting about this look. It’s lacking a focal point.

On the left I have replaced the faded mom jeans with my dark skinnys (Madewell) and then added a long sleeve black t shirt under my sweater. I think this gives the look more balance. Seeing my arms sticking out under this huge sweater (on the right) just doesn’t look right to me.

I’ve also added this amazing statement necklace that my sweet hubby brought home last night- just cause. I tell ya, he’s a keeper!

I love these boots, but they make my feet look HUGE!

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Quick note- I have resisted wearing this sweater for a long time because it had gotten covered if fuzzy’s (you know what I mean?) so today I decided to shave it.  I literally used my razor and shaved it, just like I’d shave my legs- and lo and behold the fuzzys came off! Wow! So simple. I just had to share!

Boots: REI (similar), Jeans: Madewell, Sweater: Banana Republic, Necklace: Gift