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   











Wednesday, January 17, 2018

32 | Casual and Cold

Every year around my birthday I like to get dressed up and snap a few dressy pictures to commemorate the day.  This year it was so completely cold out that I couldn't muster the strength!  January birthdays are the absolute pits y'all.  It's always cold!  Growing up I was jealous of my friends who got to celebrate their birthdays with trips to the lake, pool parties and backyard BBQs.  This year I celebrated 32 by taking care of my sick husband who was in bed all day with the chills and body aches.  I cooked my own birthday dinner and bought my own prosecco to celebrate.  He is healthy again which is gift enough for me!
Jacket|Loft   Sweatshirt|Insight   Tights|Loft   Boots|Duck Boot   Bag|Danbury Mint   Cap|Columbia  
 Monogrammed Scarf|Gifted











Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter Layers

Layering is every smart girl's favorite way to keep warm in the winter.  This jumpsuit is perfect for summer, but leaves a lot to be desired come cold Indiana winter.  I layered a pair of thick tights and this polka dot blouse underneath to convince myself I was warm.  I. Was. Not.  Not at all.  Not pictured is my poor husband whose teeth were literally chattering as he helped me snap these pictures on a recent sub-zero day.  Thanks boo ;0)
Jumpsuit|xhiliration   Blouse|Merona   Coat|Jessica Simpson   Bag|INC   Gloves|Intimates    Booties|Anne Klein









Friday, January 12, 2018

Oui Oui

Nothing makes me feel more fake French than a good beret.  Honestly when I was in France last year I didn't see a single gal rocking a beret and I felt cheated.  My stereotype was shattered.  Is that what it feels like when foreigners think all Americans shoot guns and have red solo cup parties?!  Not a beret in sight.  Tant pis I guess it was all in my head- or on my head in this case.  I'll still rock this thing while I drink wine and eat cheese and convince my self I am tr├Ęs chic
Coat|Heathcliff   Dress|Old Navy   Bag|Coach   Boots|Blossom   Beret|Limited





Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Winter Obsession | Buffalo Plaid

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

Like every good Basic BI love a good buffalo plaid for winter.  I own so many items featuring this quintessential print that I'm going to have a good cry the day it forever goes out of style.  It is just so crisp and classic.  It works for men and women and seems to be at home everywhere from my feminine clutch to my husband's flannel PJs. Check out some of my favorite buffalo plaid items below!

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

In Kinsey's Closet buffalo plaid style plus size outfit chic looks for curvy girls

Which is your favorite?

Monday, January 8, 2018

Snow Day

I am all about the snow and cold temps right up until Christmas.  After that?  This weather can go off and die thanks.  I am lucky I have a girlfriend who doesn't mind traipsing out in the snow to shoot a few pictures when the flurries are falling!  Girlfriends like this deserve medals, though I just gave mine a beer.  Close second.   

I have been scouring magazines, Pinterest and all my favorite bloggers' looks to find ways to keep stylish when it gets bitterly cold.  It seems like it is so difficult to be chic and warm.  At some point I just give up and zip up my parka over my long johns, but I hate it!  Luckily I have invested in some really great winter coats over the years which helps, but beyond that I get a little stuck.  How do you keep stylish during winter?
Coat/Turtleneck/Beanie/Mittens|Old Navy   Scarf|Red Raccoon   Tights|Hue   Boots|Duck Boots   Shorts|Mossimo