Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's Dark Outside











Fred Meyer Cap
Rick Owens Lilies Coat (ebay) RO Lilies Cardigan (ebay) And RO Mainline Dress (ebay)
Free People Skirt (ebay)
Eileen Fisher Silk Tank (ebay)
Fake Suede Boots (thrifted)
Lucky Brand Leather Bag (Christmas gift 2013)

 

This ended up looking a little dorky and off with the belt whereas when I looked in the mirror, the belt looked fine. It did shift a bit so lesson learned, no belt with this dress. I love this cardigan, one thing I kept wishing for when putting outfits together was a tie cardigan and now that I found one, it seems like it adds a lot to outfits - not just in warmth! (The sleeves and body are lined which is something I'd never seen in a cardigan, it's so soft and warm!)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Light The Way

 








Fred Meyer Hat, Scarf and Gloves
Jones New York Wool Coat (thrifted)
J.Crew Wool Sweater (consignment)
Old Navy Old Sleeve Tee
H&M Fake Leather Pants (consignment) (layered over thermals)
Acne "Donna" Boots (ebay)

Not a terribly exciting outfit but I love a thick wool sweater over leather pants (real or fake) and my leather pants are usually a lot easier to wear over thermals than jeans are. These H&M pants are a consignment buy from last winter but I've worn them quite a bit and they are great - I wear them just as often as my real leather pants and these have held up well. As a bonus, they are way easier to clean! This Jones coat is an old thrifting find and is one of my warmest coats, it doesn't come across in pictures just how heavy and thick it really is - I think it's the heaviest wool coat that I've seen in a long time. It's also loose enough in the arms and shoulder that I can layer a long of sweaters under it which is really important for staying warm. I love the look of slim cut winter pea coat but for another lower than 20 degrees, they don't really cut the mustard nor can you layer that many things under them. If you're looking for a winter coat, remember to buy one loose enough in the body and arms that you'll be able to layer. A good fit in the shoulder is important however, you want the fit in the shoulders to be reasonably close to want you would normally wear or it's going to look really off.

 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Frrrrozen










 

Fred Meyer Hat and Gloves
Zara Coat (thrifted)
Anthropologie Sweater (thrifted)
Old Navy Long Sleeve Tee
Vince Suede Pants (ebay)
Ecote Boots
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag (consignment)

 
Yes, as a matter a fact I did skin Chewbacca and am now wearing his hide. How else are you suppose to stay warm in -35?

My questionable coat choices aside, it is in fact freezing and after the lovely winter last year where temps didn't dip low than -30 on day, I am not use to this. Brr! This thrifted coat is however crazy warm for being synthetic what-ever-it-is. Thick wool socks helps as well, both pairs of them! Back in 2013 I bought two long sleeve tees from ON and they have been a really essential part of my winter wardrobe for layering under my sweaters in addition to my thermals that I'm wearing under my suede leggings. Long underwear might sound hokey but it makes a really big difference.  I usually wear a thick scarf as face warmer because frostbite is a real thing at these temps but the collar and all of the hair kinda made it too stuffy feeling for one.  When I cut my hair and went to a pixie back in 2013 I almost regretted it that winter, my neck and face froze without the hair to keep it warm!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Full Moon On The Rise








Fred Meyer Hat and Gloves
Rick Owens Lilies Jacket
Free People Sweater (ebay)
Catherine M Leggings (thrifted)
Doc Martens (gift)
American Eagle Bag

Happy Weekend guys! I am trying to get more wear out of my black Docs but man, even after almost three years they are still a little painful.  I've done the walking around with really big socks trick and they get comfortable for a little while but if I don't wear them for a week, they are right back in pain land.  I've never had Docs take so long to break in, I don't know if I just a really sturdy pair!  My red Pascals didn't even need a break in period, they were comfortable right off the bat and my other loafer type Docs have never been anything but comfortable. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dark Tones








Fred Meyer Hat and Gloves
Scarf (made by me)
All Saints Jacket (ebay)
Anne Klein Cashmere Sweater (thrifted)
Target Maxi (thrifted)
Doc Martens (consignment)
Pendleton Bag (thrifted)

These pictures came out so dark that the beautiful red color of the boots doesn't really show.  We are at the point in the wnter now where we only have a few hours of daylight and with cloudy days, it's more of a twilight than anything.  This makes pictures a little challenging and it doesn't help that every time winter rolls around, I forget how to shoot in the snow and what to change my settings to.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Out To Play










Free People Hat
All Saints Jacket (ebay)
Isabel Marant Entoile Dress (ebay)
Acne "Donna" Boots (ebay)
Ecote Bag

Another warmer day, another warmer weather dress.  I've been wearing my actual winter hats so much that I missed my wide brimmed hats, this one doesn't not get a ton of wear but I lik wearing it with my lighter color dresses because I feel like the white band helps keep the black/white from looking too stark, especially in the winter!