As I mentioned earlier in the week, we had a snowstorm and got about 9 inches- causing all sorts of messes. For those of you who’ve never been to Seattle, its VERY hilly and people do not have any idea how to drive in the snow.
Unfortunately, the weather experts are predicting an even bigger storm to hit this afternoon. They are calling it Snowmageddon! UGH!
Yet, I still have to go to work today (have I mentioned I’m a substitute teacher?), so I must get dressed in my warmest clothes. I started with jeans, a flannel and my Uggs. Yes, those Uggs are ugly- but boy are they warm!
Problem is, the jeans on the left are a straight leg cut- and if you look closely, you can see how they bag and gather at the knees and ankles. The loose fitting flannel, while incredibly warm, is not flattering and a little boxy..
So… to change it up a bit, I switched to a skinny jean. These are made by Good American, and they have a ton of stretch in them which makes them super comfortable. While there is a tiny bit of gathering around the knees, I still think the skinny cut is better.
I then added a cream knit sweater over the flannel shirt. This sweater is Vince, which I love, but is very expensive. I bought it at Nordstrom Rack, and it’s one of my favorites. I think it’s cute with the tails of the flannel peeking out. They add a bit of color and variety. I also stacked a few bracelets, just because I’m trying to be more stylish!
All in all, this is a super warm outfit for a VERY cold winter’s day.
Stay warm and safe friends!
Jeans- Good American
A reader wrote to me that she doesn’t like wearing black- because it’s so dreary, and I agree with her that it can be depressing, but I think it can also be really chic.
In my outfit today I have replaced the boring grey fleece on the left with this gorgeous grey sweater from Zara. My 17 year old son bought this for me for Christmas a few years ago, how cute is that?! One thing I love about this sweater is that it is a very thin- almost like a t shirt, but warmer. It also has great detailing on the sides- see below in the photo.
Living in the Pacific Northwest people tend to wear a lot of fleece. And I get it, fleece is warm, but unless you are out hiking or skiing, I say skip the fleece. A nice sweater is much more stylish.
I also changed up the look by rolling the hems of my jeans, showing just a peek of skin. I also replaced my black booties with the grey suede ones from Paul Green. These boots were expensive, but worth every penny. My feet hurt ALL THE TIME, so these well made boots are amazingly comfortable and I can wear them all day.
To finish the outfit, I added a cute necklace for interest and a belt- revealed by the infamous half tuck!
To me, this is a chic look. It’s easy, effortless, yet stylish.
Boots- Paul Grey, Nordstrom
Belt- Nordstrom Rack
Necklace- so old I can’t remember!
One of the things I love so much about this blog is that it forces me to really take a hard look at my outfit each day. I highly suggest taking photos of yourself when getting dressed. I know it sounds strange, but seeing myself in a photo is different than looking in the mirror. Once you think you have your outfit selected, make a few small changes and see what happens. Maybe I’m weird, but this is my idea of fun! 🙂
Take today’s outfit. I am loving this thermal shirt (these seem to be all the rage right now), and I paired it with jeans and tall brown boots. Looking at the photo on the left- it just doesn’t look right. It’s a little plain, and I don’t like how the jeans gather around the knees. I also think the tall boots cut my legs in half, making them look short.
So… I swapped out the jeans for these cute ripped ones, added a big belt and did the half tuck thing. I then threw on this gorgeous scarf, adding a bit of color to the otherwise neutral outfit. To finish off, I rolled the jeans up at the hem and put on my slip on tennis shoes.
And now for a little insider tip, I am wearing socks with these shoes. I wear Smart Wool Seek and No Show socks- and they are my all time favorites! So much so, that I had a holiday party with my girlfriends where we did a ‘favorite things’ gift exchange and I gave these socks. My friend Missey, who received them, seemed a little disappointed, but then the next day texted me to tell me how much she loved them. They actually stay put- which is rare for this type of sock. You gotta trust me on this one!
If you were going to a Favorite Things Party, what would you bring? Please comment below!
Jeans- 7 for All Mankind, Nordstrom
Top- Nordstrom Rack
Belt- so old I can’t remember!