Here we are, mid-January, and I’m a little older, a little wiser, and a little bit more fashionable.

Actually, I’m not sure if any of that is true, except the first one. The first one is, unfortunately, definitely true. I’ve hit the big 3-0 and while I don’t feel different, surely I’ve become more mature or something, right?

Because I’m still in a bit of denial, here is a picture from when I was MUCH younger.  Like two weeks ago.
1 - chambray and leggingsI actually really, really love this outfit and I hope I remember to wear it again.  Let me break it down for you.

First, the leggings are fleece lined.  If you don’t have any of those yet, you need to buy them right now before they are replaced by all the spring clothing.  They will change your life.

Of course, I don’t think it’s generally considered acceptable to wear heavy socks with leggings and booties, but it was super cold, so whatever.

Next, you know I don’t believe in leggings as pants, even if they are super thick, fleece-lined wonders.  So, I looked in my closet for anything long enough to cover me and found this black tank dress.  I’d bought it and a hot pink one on Ebay for like $8 each to go under a sheer dress, and I think I’ll now buy one in every color – they really are the perfect accessory, and fit just like a really stretchy tank. (They are called “slips” on Ebay, but there is nothing slippery about them.)

Because they fit like a really stretchy tank, though, they’re not appropriate alone.  Plus, that would be boring.  So, I layered with my chambray shirt (which was ALMOST long enough on its own), and then added a cardigan – because it was REALLY cold two weeks ago, guys.  Finally, I finished off with these fun earrings my sister gave me for Christmas, and my go-to gold cuff.

How did you all stay warm in those frigid days last week and the week before? Let’s get some ideas, because none of us are so naive to think that these beautiful spring temperatures are already here to stay in January.