Transitioning to Winter

Well, we had a week between 90 degrees and 30 degrees.  It was a nice week.  I went outside, didn’t have to wear shorts, nor did I have to wear a coat.

I miss those days already….

I’m taking this white tee and jeans look from Fall to Winter.

Of course it all starts with an army jacket and a light weight scarf.  And just so you are aware, I am just wearing a white tee shirt, jeans, and booties, then changing everything else.  (Oh and the same purse – that won’t change until I start getting paid to do this, I’m not a professional people!)

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To take it a step further, I add a fuzzy bomber jacket and a slightly heavier scarf.

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This jacket is actually on sale now at Anthropologie! And it is SUPER soft and comfy. It also falls at a nice place on my waist, just enough crop to make it flattering.

Also, notice the front tuck? Yeah I’m J. Crewin’ it up. (at least trying…)

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As you can see from my other posts, I can’t get enough of this scarf.  It literally goes with my entire wardrobe.

And now for the winter coat.

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Ok, I have to admit, I am a little excited to wear this one. I put it with a soft metallic sweater knit scarf – COZY.

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OR you can just put it with your summer chiffon infinity scarf.  You won’t be as cozy, but you will look fabulous!

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Just think of your winter coat as an outerwear dress.  You want to accessorize it too!

Here is the jewelry I’m wearing underneath:

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Just something simple.  It is always good to have a simple long necklace you can throw on with anything!

To find!

LOFT Burgundy Winter Coat

Anthropologie Marigold Bomber Jacket

Madewell Outbound Jacket

LOFT Jeans

Bindhi & Brutus Infinity Scarves

Bindhi & Brutus Pendant Necklaces

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Fun with Scarves

It is always good to have an old episode of Downton Abbey available on your laptop when your flight goes longer than expected. Who doesn’t want to be reminded of the glory of Downton Abbey when both Matthew and Sybil were still alive?

OH I love traveling to visit my family in Virginia.  Thai food, shopping, the fancy shampoo my mom puts in the guest bathroom and the extensive wine collection my parents have at their house- you know the important things.

But ah, you do not read this blog for my travel tips… though I do have quite a few.

Back to scarves!

One thing I LOVE about infinity scarves is all the work in correctly tying and wearing a scarf is mostly done. I even turn a lot of my regular scarves into infinity scarves so I can just throw it on and not worry about it getting all messed up.

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This trip I decided to relive an old past time with my mom, fabric shopping! Except this time I actually enjoyed it. (Fabric shopping is one of those things that is awesome for the person shopping, but really awful if you don’t have a project in mind)

I used my mom’s beautiful singer sewing machine and decided to take the scarves out on a test run with my sister. (No, my hair is not going blonde)

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We went to a winery in Clifton, VA to take the pics and realized that we should probably buy some wine so we would stop getting weird looks from the people working there.

Also because it was an excellent excuse to buy wine.

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This print I love. It has so many colors, and can go with black AND navy.

And the on trend military jacket…20140408-154430.jpg

How cute is my sister by the way? In the barn pictures she is wearing the multi-colored rayon scarf, which is SO soft and drapes so beautifully!20140408-154548.jpg

This blue tribal print scarf is also great to wear with navy and black. (Those colors are important to me because they are the staples of packing! Or so I think) Also, this is the scarf my husband likes the best. 20140408-154558.jpg

 

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This scarf is sold out (My sis bought it, sorry!) But I wanted to take pictures of it anyways!

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What adds more romance to a look than blush chiffon? The understated print allows this scarf to be worn as a solid and will look FABULOUS with black and white.

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I always wondered if store owners kept a lot of the items that they sell, and now that I have a store, I can say, yes they do.  Marketing right?

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So many fun options to vamp up your wardrobe! Plus if none of these fits your fancy, we are frequently adding new styles. (And all scarves are on sale this weekend!!)

 Come shop for one that fits your style!

 

Celeb Inspired Style – Kristin Cavallari

Welcome to my newest addiction hobby – Polyvore! This combines my love of online shopping with my need to show people (like my husband) how I would dress or how our house would look if I could just buy it all at once. I’m not talking about super high-priced items – I’m all about finding good deals! – it just takes a while to build a wardrobe or complete a room.

So I’m starting a series of celeb inspired style, or how to dress fab like a celeb while on a normal person’s budget.

With all this polar-vortex-crap going on I think we could all use a little touch of spring. I live in Florida for crying out loud but it’s supposed to snow 3-5 inches here on Wednesday. You might find me wearing shorts and sandals inside the house with the thermostat turned waaaay up in protest. Our first style is inspired by a super-cute springy outfit worn by Kristin Cavallari.

Celeb Inspired Style - Kristin Cavallari

Links:

Neutral Cut-Out Shoulder Tee
Yellow Blazer
Skinny Jean
Wedges
Handbag
Necklace

THE STATEMENT SWEATER.

“What the FOX say?? RING DING DING DA DING DA DING DING DING!!!”

If it wasn’t already obvious, I am in love with this new fox trend.  They are the new owl. I also got into the owl trend to late to make it my “thing”.  That basically means, I could not resist this UH-MAZING sweater from Ann Taylor.  (As crazy as my friends think I was) Plus, I can say that I have nothing like it in my closet because, it’s true!

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With any of these statement sweaters, you just need to know how to not make them look like crazy cat lady sweaters. (Even if you are one, like me) Put a white collared shirt or some chambray under it to add some style, and put it with a mini skirt, tight ponte leggings, or boyfriend jeans with heels. I, of course, put the Clear Bead Statement necklace with it also! It just adds the perfect amount of sparkle to almost any outfit.

Sadly, Ann Taylor sold out of this sweater pretty quickly.  There are tons of fun sweaters out there though so find one that fits your personality! Here are some that I like and also similar links to the other items I am wearing in this post:

Statement sweater: Similar, Similar, Similar, Similar

Chambray shirt:  Madewell

Mini skirt:  Similar

Necklace: Clear Bead Statement