Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Velvet Valentine

Valentine's Day has been one of my favorite holidays for the past several years.  Scot asked me to be his girlfriends on Vday 2011, so it's been a special day for us for 7 years now!  Every year we prepare a steak dinner with lots of vino and stay in.  So I don't need a fabulous dress to stay in and cuddle with Scot, but let me tell ya- if I was going out this would be my dress.  It's a perfect cold weather dress because of the coverage and soft velvet fabric.  And the color?  It's Valentine's perfection without being a bold red.  I'll tell Scot to picture me in this when I show up to our homemade meal in my gym shorts and favorite sweatshirt... you know, romance?
Dress|WhoWhatWear   Pumps|Jessica Simpson   Bag|Thrifted   Necklace|Gifted

Monday, February 12, 2018

Winter Weather Staple | Bold Scarves

I am a budget shopper through and through.  I rarely splurge on expensive clothing, because I'd much rather save that money for an exciting trip or an unforgettable experience.  This scarf is the perfect example of this.  I spotted this scarf for $3 at H&M in their clearance section.  I am a big lover of that clearance section!  For $3 this scarf had to be mine.  I've worn it so many times since I scooped it up last month, and I can tell it's going to be a winter staple for years to come.  
Dress|WhoWhatWear   Scarf|H&M   Coat|Karen Scott   Tights|Hue   Booties|Merona   Glasses|Betsey Johnson
Belt|Banana Republic

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Winter Style Hibernation

Just when the snow melts and I start to get excited about Spring fashion this happens.  Snow and single digit temps are starting to get me down! During the winter I can feel like a bit of a bear in hibernation because all I want to do is veg on the couch with Scot and a nice home cooked meal.  Maybe like a really stylish bear who loves chartreuse and silk scarves though?
Turtleneck|Mossimo   Skirt|Old Navy   Boots|Chooka   Bag|Coach   Coat|Alfani   Scarf|Vintage   Tights|Hue

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Belt Bags > Fanny Packs

Indiana has been blanket in snow pretty consistently for a month, so when it warmed up enough to melt the snow for one day I was stoked to get outside and enjoy it!  Too bad it was raining!  That wasn't going to stop me, I'm like a mailman that way.  Not really, I was just so excited to go out without two pairs of pants that I couldn't pass it up.

So I wrote about this fanny pack last summer when I wore it on an antiquing trip. Well guys let me tell you something.  Apparently I am so very behind the times because apparently we are tricking ourselves into calling them "belt bags" now?!  I recently posted a picture from this shoot and saw the comments about my "belt bag".  Mmmk.  Are we really trying to make fanny packs cool by just changing their name?  They're not Puff Daddy P Diddy Puffy Sean Combs y'all.  They're fanny packs.  Always have been, always will be.  
Coat|Mossimo   Fanny Pack|INC   Booties|Jessica Simpson   Umbrella|Totes

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hey Mickey!

One of my favorite things to do during the winter is plan a warm weather trip with friends and spend 99.9% of my time daydreaming about it.  A few years ago we hit Vegas and did Mexico last year.  This year I'm heading down to Orlando for a trip to Disney.  As long as I don't have to wear a parka I'll be content!  

When I saw this sweater at h&m I knew I had to snap it up to help me prep for my trip.  It's sold out now, but I was able to bring it home for $15.  Not too shabby!  I am not typically one for graphic prints, but who could pass up a little Mickey Mouse?  Since it's not my usual style, I Kinsey-ed it up a bit with the black and red and choker.  I'm going to challenge myself to work this into my wardrobe and not make it a one hit wonder.  
Sweater|F21   Skirt|Mossimo   Tights|HUE   Coat/Booties|Merona   Bag/Gloves|Old Navy

Friday, January 19, 2018

Winter Style MVP | Leather Harley-Davidson Boots

For the first time in what feels like forever we've got some double digit temperatures here in Indy!  No, I don't mean that -16 we had last week, but actually above freezing.  It literally feels like tropical Cozumel out here right now (okay, it's like 35).  I could ditch those bulky woolen winter coats in favor of lighter jackets as long as I grabbed a scarf and beanie.  

These trusty Harley Davidson boots have been my go-to this winter.  I typically don't wear the same footwear day after day, but I cannot think of a time within the past few weeks that these have not taken up valuable real estate south of my ankles.  They have heels, but amazing traction so I don't worry about slipping on ice.  When I picked them up in Nashville over Labor Day weekend I worried they weren't exactly my style, but they are really my winter MVP!
Jacket|Heathcliff   Blouse/Scarf/Beanie|Old Navy   Jeans|F21   Boots|Harley Davidson   Bag|Danbury Mint