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The Puffy Vest Rut

I’ve fallen into a bit of a rut lately, recycling the same pieces over and over (short-sleeved gray sweater, check; fleece-lined leggings, check; puffy vests, check). I am always in favor of mixing and matching, but I feel like I’ve taken it to a bit of an extreme. I think I’m so over the cold that whenever I get up in the morning, I’m just automatically drawn to whatever I think will keep me warmest; unfortunately, I haven’t invested in as many sub-zero pieces as I apparently should have (you live in Georgia, they said.  It’s hot there, they said).

So, hopefully this never-ending winter will, in fact, soon end, and I can start rotating between the other 9/10ths of my closet, and stop with these same 4 or 5 pieces.  In the meantime, here is my other puffy vest (you may remember the blue and white one that is so popular among the 60+ set).  I’ve had it for several years (it was a great Christmas gift from my brother many years ago), and while I’m wearing it a little more often than I’d like, I am glad to now be getting some good use out of it.

And, let’s talk about my jeans.  I LOVE the wash on these.  It’s so unexpected; white, without actually being white.  I got them at Target, using the Target Cartwheel app (if you haven’t downloaded this app yet, you need to do it ASAP.  Free coupons; I bought these with 20% off all clearance apparel!  You will thank me, I assure you.).

1 - brown and pink puffy vestHow is your winter wardrobe holding up?  Are you ready to switch over to spring fashion – or just ready to make the switch to spring weather?

  • Boots: DressUp
  • Blouse: Old Navy
  • Vest: long ago gift, but I think from Rue 21 originally?
  • Jeans: Target

Dressing for Antartica

Dear friends,

If you’re reading this, it means that I am still alive.  However, I may need to be treated for frost-bite.  Please send medical attention.  And chocolate.

My power is back on after almost 48 hours of nothing.  Ice has got to be one of the most beautiful, treacherous things God created.  I understand now why everyone hated poor Elsa so much.

With the temperatures dipping almost to the single digits again tonight, I’m finding myself running out of adequately warm clothes.  I wore a maxi skirt today, thinking the length would make it a good alternative to jeans.  That was a false assumption.  My fleece-lined leggings are going to get a lot of wear over the next few days.

Here is an outfit from a couple of weeks ago when it was cold, but not arctic tundra levels.  I wore a maxi again – the bright colors imply summer, and maybe subconsciously I was trying to woo it in.  However, instead of focusing on the pinks and oranges, I picked out the deeper shades and paired it with a blouse and cardigan.  Then I added the statement necklace in a softer version of the peach hue, tying everything together.

Every now and then, I get a new outfit that just works.  I really loved this one, and it’s one of the few ways you could wear a maxi to a more professional office setting and still be appropriate.

1 - maxi and cardiWhat’s your winter style?  Do you layer on the trendy infinity scarves or are you more of a hoodie and sweats kind?  Have you been able to keep warm over the past few days?  Leave me some stories in the comments!

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