Winter Wish List

winter wish listWeather reports this week included slight chances of snow, which means–for us New Englanders, anyway–that Winter is going to arrive anytime. This reality has got me thinking about what items are on my Wish List for Winter:

1-Brown Infinity Scarf: Infinity scarves are great for keeping necks toasty warm and blocking the draft at the top of your coat. I have been on the hunt for a solid colored, brown scarf for a while now, because I tend to wear more brown tones in my wardrobe than black, and therefore, it would go with almost everything. This one from Target is exactly what I have been looking for, and is affordable too.

2-More Leggings: Leggings are my favorite way to wear dresses and skirts in cooler weather, and the Xhilaration ones are not too clingy to layer over long-johns on the coldest Winter days. I have two pairs in black already and I really like them. This polka-dotted pair is just fun, and grey always looks cozy.

3-New Gloves: Last year I wore a pair of really cheap gloves with a loose knit that allowed the cold right in. I would love to find a new pair that won’t let in the draft, and that looks good too. I love the tiny beaded flower details on this pair from Modcloth.

4-Cozy Cardigan: An item I could never have too many of in my wardrobe. I would happily wear a different sweater every day of the week, and cardigans make layering easy. I adore this one from Modcloth. Pockets are always a bonus, and green is my favorite color. Plus, working at a Library, I think this cardigan has a very literary look about it.

5-New Winter Boots: I have owned the same pair of snow boots for years and years and years, and they finally have holes in them. Quality boots can be expensive, but will also last a long time. This pair from LL Bean meets all of my needs. I want slip-on, brown, waterproof, a warm lining, and good traction.

6-A Good, Red, Lip Color: Ok, this is not so much something just for the Winter, however, I have been searching for the right red lip color for a while now. I also think that red lips look terrific in the Winter time framed by a scarf and a knit hat. I’d like to try layering this elf matte color under just a bit of gloss.

What is on your Wish List for this season?

Cozy in Green

green sweater belted 1green leafy earring closeupgreen sweater belted 2green sweater belted with scarf(Outfit Notes: Earrings-too old to remember //Sweater-Thrifted // Tank-Sears clearance years ago // Belt-Target last year // Leggings-Kohls // Boots, Target clearance last year //  Scarf-too old to remember)

Today I spent most of my day cleaning up messes around the house that my toddler made. I didn’t even get dressed until he went down for his nap at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. By then, I was cranky and already exhausted, but I had to get ready for work. I wanted to wear something comfy and cozy, but still work appropriate, so I grabbed this big, snuggly sweater that was a recent thrift find. It is 100% alpaca wool, from Eileen Fisher, and probably would have originally cost 200 bucks (or more). I got it for a mere 7 dollars! I usually stay away from things that I have to hand wash, but since it was so affordable, I felt it was worth it. Plus, green is my favorite color.

(Linked at The Pleated Poppy)

Spring Green

 

green and plaid outfit 1green and plaid with earring closeupgreen and plaid outfit 2(Outfit Notes: Earrings-have had for years // Cardigan-JC Penny //  Plaid Tunic-Thrifted //  Leggings-Kohls // Boots-Target Clearance)

Green is my very favorite color, so when I saw this bright, happy-colored, cardigan for only 16 dollars at JC Penney, I knew it would be an addition to my wardrobe that I would want to wear all the time. Technically, this is a Winter outfit; but today I went out with no coat on for the first time all year, and the sun was shining warmly. Considering that, and how bright and fresh this particular shade is, I call it “spring green”.

Pink Pant-ther

pink pants outfit 2black necklace grey sweater closeuppink pants brown bootspink pants outfit 1(Outfit Notes: Necklace-Target // Grey Sweater-Target last year // Pink Jeans-Thrifted // Boots-Target Clearance)

Today I dressed for a day at home with my little guy. We ended up outside, having a snowball fight, and then I stood keeping warm in the sun, sipping coffee while he climbed “mountains” of snow. (Really though, they were piles that only went up to my waist, but mountains to him.)

These pink pants are cropped, so I haven’t figured out a way to wear them in cold weather without boots. Otherwise, it looks like I have a length problem. Hopefully soon, this snow mess will melt and I can pair them with cute flats or sandals again!

(Linked up with What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy)

Not Quite Spring Flowers

floral necklace closeuppurple sweater on grey outift 1flower necklace closeup 2(Outift Notes: Necklace-a gift // Sweater-Thrifted // Long-sleeved tee-Maurice’s clearance rack // Cords- Kohl’s last year // Booties-TJ Maxx)

This was my casual and comfy, yet Library appropriate, work outfit from yesterday. I almost changed about ten times, because everything I was wearing was so grey, but comfort won out. Plus, I felt like the necklace was the real star of my ensemble anyway, and it stood out nicely. It was a Christmas present from my Mother-in-law, and it matches this recently thrifted  purple-flecked sweater very well.

Today  we are having yet another snowstorm, despite the fact that tomorrow is the first official day of Spring. Apparently, if I want to see flowers, I will have to wear them in the form of clothing and accessories for now.

Finally, A Little Color

turquoise and cords outfit 1turquoise and cords outfit closeupturquoise earring closeupturquoise and floral belted closeupturquoise and cords outfit 2(Outfit Notes: Earrings-a gift // Cardigan-a gift…Eddie Bauer brand  //  Blouse-JC Penney, several years old // Cords-Kohls, last year // Booties-TJ Maxx // Belt-came with a tunic from TJ Maxx)

Simon and I went for the first walk in the park of the year today. The sun was shining, but there also happened to be a few snowflakes flying in the air. Not totally Spring yet…but close. I should admit, I wore different boots to the park, because though these booties are cute, they are not comfy for walking, and would get all icky caked in mud. But the rest of the outfit was perfectly functional for a Mother-Son park date. I have to work at the Library later, so the booties will be worn then.

I finally got myself into a bit of color after a long string of monochrome and neutral outfits.  The cardigan is pastel though, and the pants are grey, so not the most colorful ensemble I have ever worn. However, just like this mix of snow and sun we had today, this outfit is a perfect hybrid of Winter warmth and Spring thinking.

Style Imitating Art: in Grey and Blue

Caspar David Friedrich’s The Wanderer Above A Sea Of FogThis week I am joining in with “Style Intimating Art“, which is a fun style blogger challenge run by the ladies of Animated Cardigan and 14 Shades Of Grey. This week, the piece selected is “The Wanderer Above A Sea Of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich. A very monochromatic and moody piece. My outfit today was inspired by the color scheme of the painting, as well as the foggy atmosphere and rocky landscape.

grey and blue outfit 1grey and blue closeupgrey and blue belt closeupgrey and blue closeup nailpolishgrey and blue outfit 2(Outfit Notes: Sweater-thrifted // Dark blue, long-sleeved tee-Target clearance rack // Necklace-gift // Skirt-Target, years ago // Boots-Target, last year on clearance)

I wore my grey and white flecked sweater, which represented fog, along with the grey tights. My denim skirt, tee, and nail polish pull in the blue shades and mood of the painting. (I tend to own darker blues, since I am already pale, and pastel colors can sometimes wash me out.) Finally, my belt, boots, and the stone beads of my necklace pull in the rocks.

This challenge is a lot of fun and I cannot wait to do it again!