Look 1 (Dry Weather)
Coral Faux Fur Sweater Coat – Old Navy, Clearance
Navy Cropped Cardigan – Marshall’s
Asymmetrical Sheer Top – Nordstrom, Thrifted
Black Pants (made skinny by me) – Paige, Nordstrom Rack
Frye Engineer 8R Boots – Thrifted, New
Favorite Winter Wide Brim Hat – Vintage, Thrifted
Braided Rope Necklace – Buffalo Exchange
Look 2 (Rain)
Hunter Green Handmade Scarf – Gift
Military Green Coat – no label, Thrifted
Black Suede Pumps – Jessica Simpson, Marshall’s
Pumpkins (never carved) – Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch
Groundbreaking news. I love layering.
It’s great how one pop of color can dramatically change the mood of an outfit. I lived in this sheer top and black
two three days but altered the cardigan, coat and shoes–each variation made it feel like a new outfit. So easy.
During the winter, 9 out of 10 times, I’ll wear a chunky sweater or heavier coat and scarf/hat combo. To avoid frumpy,
the key to layering is balance. If soft, sheer or light weight are in the description of an item, it’s for me. If I can’t move
and sweat walking 3 feet from my closet to the mirror, furget-it. If I go chunky/heavy with the outerwear, I go light
layers on my basic outfit and vice versa.
These were photographed on a day that went from cold and dry to cold and rain.
I can’t very well go out in the rain, wearing a chunky, faux fur sweater–unless I want to look like a drowning rat.
This military style coat did the trick and paired with my trusty wide brimmed, wool hat, I felt like an urban ranger lady,
putting out work fires. With only one meeting last week, this meant most days were spent in front of my computer
hammering out design projects. Little human interaction, means I have no quarrels about wearing the same basic outfit,
day in and day out, (at least I wasn’t in house clothes). The boys went 2 hours south to visit Little C’s grandparents for
a couple days and I only left the house a few times to run to the store so I couldn’t be bothered with putting a whole lot
of effort into my outfits. These end up being some of my favorite looks. Maybe I should be holed up in my office more
often? What’s been your go-to outfit lately?
Last Seen Wearing: Asymmetrical Top / Rope Necklace / Coral-Navy
Also, check out how other Ladies wear bright colors on the Color Brigade at Kileen’s blog, Cute and Little.
For more thrifty style ideas, visit Ana and Morgan’s Thriftaholics Weekly.
I’m also linked-up at Thrifters Anonymous with Shana of Colorblind to see how thrifted treasures can be found for ladies of all styles and body types.