Coat: Banana Repbulic (thrifted)
Scarf: Fred Meyer
Blazer: American Eagle Outfitters (thrifted)
Blouse: Bananna Republic
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: DV by Dolce Vita
Winter time means lots of layers. Until it gets to that miserable, mind numbing cold and you say screw it, I'm wearing the fugly snowpants and parka, you can still wear your cute coats, you just need to layer and layer some more. (Wool peacoats fall into this section of cute coats. They're fine down to about zero degrees, but they just don't cut it in the -50 below.) The biggest challenge to this layering is still being able to walk after you've buttoned the last coat and it helps if you still look sort of cute and not like you've just put every item of clothing in your house on your body.
One thing that I struggle with cute winter outfits is with so many layers, how do you make each section of the layer still look like a outfit and not like you just threw this coat, sweater and scarf on. Since I'm a dork and I way over-think this stupid stuff, here's my break down of a typical winter outfit for me.
A blazer is always a great extra layer of warmth and you still look put together when you get inside and take off your outer layer.
The final layer of the outfit! (Well, not really the final layer, but this isn't that kind of blog.) Yes, that was just all kinds of exciting.
Sorry, I'm pretty useless for making sense. I'll blame it all on this: Edward and Bella: A Bad Lip Reading.
Even Evan laughed his head off over it and the mention of anything Twilight sends him into elliptic shock.