It occurred to me that my flannel shirt selection is quite lacking, which is a shame considering flannels are a fall necessity. This classic AG flannel is in almost everyone’s wardrobe, though I must say it is more often seen borrowed by my brother than it is worn by me, so I’m adding more fitted flannels to my shopping list. Thankfully, there is always the option of layering to disguise clothing that isn’t your favorite fit- so this sparkly maroon sweater was just what I needed to complete the outfit.
This outfit has a little bit of wishful thinking involved because it says “spring is coming!” much more than it appears to be by looking out the window at the foot or two of snow. But I’ll be fine with a coat right? I love playing around with layers for Spring, and something like this barely-there vest takes a simple tee to an “outfit” especially when topped with a pop-of-color belt. Add jeans and some cute shoes and you’re good to go!
This outfit is entirely formulated according to what Pinterest tells me is in this season. According to my recent feeds, a collared shirt under a sweater, big jewelry, and a tutu skirt = the recipe for fall 2014: exhibit A, B, and C. I went a little bit against the grain with a short-sleeve sweater, but polka dots also seem to fit in with what I’ve been seeing, and I just love it with the chambray shirt. Here’s to being “pin-spired!”
I almost wore this outfit for pictures yesterday, but it rained all day long and the grey skies would not allow for decent photos, and I thought this outfit deserved a photo-worthy day. Luckily the sun decided to shine today, so now I can share this sweet yet simple outfit. This adorable denim tunic-dress was a gift from a friend, and I just love it for layering! Cropped leggings make it easy to run around and be comfortable, and I thought the western-style belt added a little flair and just the right touch of color.
I’m still waiting for my new winter coat to arrive, but I just loved the way the light was hitting the porch this afternoon, so I had to layer to keep warm. I was also feeling the tucked-in look today, so tucking my shirt in helped keep out the chill, and tucking my pants into my boots kept my hem out of the snow. No one likes soggy hems. As for warm accessories: I like to call this scarf my “Mr. Tumnus scarf,” as it reminds me of the iconic faun with a red scarf by the lamppost in Narnia, and this hat you have seen before.
I’m not sure at what point an item of clothing goes from being “old” to being “vintage.” This hand-me down jumper is probably right on the cusp, but hey. It’s warm and wooly, it has a really cute A-line shape, and it’s great for layering. This hat on the other hand, from American Girl’s vintage 1930’s “Kit” line, definitely qualifies as vintage chic. The Kit line has a lot of great items that can definitely add a little vintage touch to your wardrobe. The plaid flannel- another winter essential that is very popular right now- is a great way to stay comfy and cozy while still looking up to date. Does it make up for my ultra 90’s jumper? I’ll let you decide.
Even though winter technically begins late in December, psychologically for me it begins on the first of December. Nothing about December says it’s still fall. But, I had this great outfit planned and didn’t get to show it off yesterday, so put away those calendars, close your eyes, and dream with me of a world where there are 31 days in November. Is that the smell of fresh fallen leaves and leftover pumpkin pie? (Or probably just the smell of the Christmas tree strapped to the car that just drove by). Here’s one last fall outfit before I break out the coats, boots, hats and mittens. For today, rain-boots are sufficient to get through any slushy snow leftovers from last weekend, and a cozy ear-warmer and vest will keep me warm enough. *shivers*
What I’m wearing:
Today I felt like dressing a little fancier than usual, so I did. Probably because I just got this fabulous dress and decided that being awake was a good enough reason to wear it. I paired it with a turtleneck so that I wouldn’t have to cover all of its fabulousness nor freeze to death. I suppose I’m slowly accepting the fact that it’s getting a little chilly (and by that I mean we got a few inches of legitimate snow this weekend). I’m not ready to fully commit to winter weather, but I can’t say seeing all the holiday decorations and hearing Christmas music at all the stores doesn’t make me want to go full out holiday on you. I tried to keep it subdued, but you wouldn’t be entirely wrong if you thought my ruby red hair ribbon was winking at a certain 25th of December.
What I’m Wearing: