Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Styling: Winter Gear

Well, we made it - halfway through another week.  I'm starting to get a feeling that this whole month of January is going to drag and drag.  Maybe February will be better?  Wishful thinking? I think there might be a slump until daylight savings time.

We haven't had one snow day yet but somehow it's so cold - like 28 degrees today cold.  Walks with Stella have been replaced with extra gym trips and zumba sessions - it's too much out there!  Somehow this chilly weather also makes me so sleepy - all I've done the past two nights when I get home is take a hot bath, put on pj's and curl up under a blanket… or two.

If I forget to link things up (which is quite often - l a z y) I frequently get asked where a clothing item is from, where I shop, etc.  Fashion posts won't be often and I'm certainly no serious fashion blogger (props to you ladies - takes quite a bit of time, effort and planning!) but I would like to throw in a look or two once a twice a month in addition to the normal "looks and life lately" posts (which have been completely slacking on the looks part the whole holiday season… will work on that!)


I saw this Steve Madden Plaid Toggle coat at the mall one day before dinner with Derek (I can be pretty convincing about asking him to "quickly" stop in with a delicious dinner out to follow), thought about it and when I went back - of course it was gone!  Luckily during the Thanksgiving Eve sales I found it online and on sale - win, win.  Even better - it's STILL on sale.  I love the style of the hood on the back and that you can either just toggle or zip it up.

I'm a recent new fan of head wraps and hats - I cannot stand my hair blowing in the wind - well, I like when it blows like Beyonce, but most of the time it's flying everywhere (and it's been quite windy around here) and these little guys totally do the trick.  For the head wraps (these are on sale for under $7! - I have the light pink) I'm only a fan of lighter and brighter colors to contrast with my dark hair - white, tan and pinks are my favorite.  Hats, any colors go - even black works.

coat: nordstrom / white head wrap (nordstrom, still available in store - similar here) / black mittens: similar here / rings: david yurmanstella and dot / tartan scarf: lord & taylor
red cable knit hat: talbots (and on sale now - 65% off) 

Also I just found this Loft deal and had to share.  Their head warmer/gloves sets in blue, coral, yellow green, grey - some with matching scarves still too (great for those cold days leading up to spring) on sale + 70% off - you cannot beat that! That makes the head warmer just $7 and the gloves set only $6.  Other scarves/gloves are on sale for either 70% off or now $20 - find them all here.



Lastly, Today is the LAST CHANCE to enter the New Year's giveaway - don't forget to enter via the rafflecopter below for all these items.  The giveaway runs through tonight at midnight - winner announced on Friday.  Remember, every link is one step closer to winning - good luck!


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36 comments:

  1. Super cute jacket, lady! Love the pattern and that you can wear it with so many different color combinations. Fingers crossed for your giveaway!

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  2. What great outfits! Warm yet fashion forward at the same time!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  3. Love that jacket! The black and white is so classic and that has such a fun design detail. I have never tried a head wrap, but they look so cute on you and $7 is definitely a steal!

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  4. I love that white headband! So cute, and so is the coat!

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  5. I love that this coat has a hood because it's so well done! It looks like it could just be one big collar. That will probably come in handy if it's snowing and you want to protect your hair! And I love the black and white
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. *Gasp* Your coat is so cute!!! I love that it's long and it looks so warm!! I always pop into Loft because you never know what great deal you might find!! =)

    Have a great day! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  7. That coat is amazing!! You look adorable in hats. You should definitely wear them more often. I love a good had and scarf. And a good sale!!

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  8. I love your matching red hat and gloves! So cute and cozy!

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  9. Loving that coat on you and the pop of color with your cold weather accessories - super cute! I need to invest in a good long coat like that for our upcoming trip back up north to meet our new nephew <3

    Green Fashionista

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  10. i love that coat! i'm a big fan of black and white and that one would go with just about anything. and love your headwear! you know i'm a fan of keeping the hair in place, plus they just are the cutest :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. Love your coat and all of your fun accessories to go with it!

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  12. So cute!!! Love that red hat. :-) I just want something to keep my ears covered haha. If you think that the wind is bad there, come here. I mean it stings. :-/ Stay warm today too!! :-)

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  13. Love, love, love that coat! I need to get some cute head wraps, thanks for the link. :)

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  14. Love your outfit and cold weather options! I'm definitely going to need it when I got to PA in a few weeks lol Stay warm!

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  15. I love wearing hats and head wraps...its amazing how much warmer they can keep you! Love fashion posts!

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  16. I LOVE that coat! I don't really have a winter coat so I might have to pick that one up myself! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. That outfit is adorable and if I lived in a colder city I would 100% buy every single piece. Sadly Houston is just not cold enough.

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  18. Love that loft ensemble. That mint green color is great for winter and reminds me of spring!

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  19. That jacket is super cute! I love toggle coats. Totally understand the hair blowing thing. I can't stand mine blowing everywhere and it's even worse when wearing lip gloss :/!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  20. Loving that plaid so much girl! What a wonderful toggle coat! I am a huge fan of toggles myself! I hope this day is as wonderful as you are

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  21. I love that coat and your pops of color. I love a good black and white coat but I've been on the lookout for a colored one.. like a bright red or turquoise.

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  22. Love that coat! I've been really into beanies lately - especially when I'm having a bad hair day!

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  23. You look super cute and warm and cozy! I love the toggle style of coats!

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  24. You look so adorable in all this winter gear! I hear you about the cold weather - it's been a high of 10 F here the past couple days, so I literally have no desire to do anything except snuggle under my heated blanket!

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  25. That coat is so adorable, and major score that you found it on sale! I also love head warmers and beanies too! Living in Texas we just don't really have that much cold weather in order to wear them. I guess that means that we need to take a trip to somewhere colder soon!

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  26. Love how the red hat and gloves look with the black & white coat!

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  27. TOTALLY missed your New Year's Giveaway - I'm heading over to enter that right now - thank you! I love the combo of plaids in the red and black look!

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  28. Loving that coat and the price, too! Totally agree about fashion blogging being no joke - I always think it sounds fun, but then it really is so much work ha!

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  29. I do love a good matching scarf/hat/ glove combo so neeeeeed to check out that set! So cute! Thank you for the suggestion! great price

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  30. That coat is so cute, love the sale price too!

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  31. Love that coat! And I'm dying over that second scarf with the pops of red! Gorgeous!

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  32. Gorgeous plaid coat! It looks so cute with your plaid scarf.

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    Come join me for the Fabulous Friday Link-Up!

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  33. Love that coat! Also, those LOFT finds are so cute! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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