As I was saying earlier last week, I am all about outfits that really work for the current weather. I love a good monochromatic pairing, I think it elevates any look, even a casual one. I thought this cozy outfit would be perfect for a day out running errands in the slushy snow or rain. As a side note, Hunter boots are not warm in the snow, the rubber conducts the cold like you wouldn’t believe, but adding the boot liners is extremely effective and turns them into cozy boots. Although I would still recommend a good pair of sorels if you’re going to go tromping through the snow, adding boot liners to these Hunters does the trick for wearing them out and about. (Also, if you are petite, I recommend the kids version. They look exactly the same and the shaft height is a much better fit. Boots and liners here.)
I’ve had sweatshirts on the brain lately, there are so many ways to style them up a bit and I love pairing them with boots and a puffer coat for a sporty stylish statement. And my mantra this time of year seems to be put a pom beanie on it. So of course, I had to…
Happy Wednesday everyone. We’ve got another snow day, (it’s our 3rd since we got back from the holidays) so it looks as if my children will be in school until the middle of summer. ;-)
more fun sweatshirts:
Last year I read the Magnolia Story, by Chip and Joanna Gaines. I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t like Chip and Jo, (that’s like saying you don’t like sunshine) and after reading their book (and then listening to the book on audible as well- they read it themselves which is really fun.)it’s even more clear why. My favorite part of the book came towards the end where Joanna talks about the difference between just surviving and thriving. She shared how she learned to thrive right in the middle of one of their biggest financial trials. Indulge me for a minute while I share a brief quote from her since she writes it much better than I could:
“It was such a blessing to find myself thriving in the middle of the pain. Unless you find a way to do that, there’s always going to be this fake illusion that once you get there–wherever “there” is for you–you’ll be happy. But that’s just not life. If you can’t find happiness in the ugliness, you’re not going to find it in beauty, either.”
I, like most women spend a fair amount of time on Pinterest. What did we ever do before Pinterest, I ask you? Well, buy a lot more magazines for one (now I pick them up and think you myself, “my Pinterest boards have loads more inspiration than this.”). But, I digress. I spend a lot of time each season pinning inspirational outfits for that specific season. Color combinations, and styles I love. Things to help me use what I already have, and ideas to help get me out of the inevitable mid-season rut, that we all get in. You know what I’ve realized about a lot of inspirational and aspirational outfits, that I find myself loving/lusting over? They’re not wearable, you know, in actual real life.