Saturday, December 14, 2013

cold weather work wear.

Even though I've lived in Michigan for a very long time, I'm still kind of a cold-weather wuss.  I am not (and probably never will be) one of those brave souls who wears cute little flats in the cold snow.  In fact, the window of time that I assign to appropriate flat-wearing-weather is very, very, small.  And if I'm being totally honest, I always wear my UGGs to and from work (I bring my "cute shoes" with me in a bag); and some days I am so cold that I don't change out of my boots when sitting at my desk.  
 So, there.  I have confessed! :)

But, my real point is that my Winter work-wear advice is three-fold:

1. Layers.  Layering is a given.  More specifically, jackets are great over blouses and sweaters and will keep you nice and toasty.  You can stay even warmer by layering a scarf over all of that.
2. Tights.  Tights are your best friend in the cold.  Buy different kinds to change it up.  There are so many cute patterned and colored tights out there right now!
3. Boots.  Wear warm boots to work and then change into your cute shoes at work.  Better yet, wear cute boots or booties at work!
Stay warm, babies!!


Printed blouse ℅ Jane//
Red blazer (Similar herehereherehere)//
Khaki pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar herehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black ankle boots (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Wide stretch belt (Exact old; Similar herehere, here)//
Gold leaf bracelet (not shown) ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Turquoise drop earrings ℅ Wild Butterfly Boutique (Exact here)
Red bow blouse ℅ Our World Boutique (Exact old; Similar here,  herehere; Other cute options here and here)//
Black Tweed blazer ℅ Eden Revolution (Exact here)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar herehere herehere)//
Leopard print pumps (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//

Gold leaf bracelet ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Drop earrings ℅ Bip and Bip (Exact here)
Chevron sweater (Exact here; Other cute chevron sweaters hereherehere)//
Polka dot button-up (Exact old; Similar polka dot button-ups but different colors here and here)
Yellow skirt (Exact old, via LOFT; Similar hereherehere)// 
Printed tights (Similar herehereherehere)//
Black oxford pumps (Exact old, via Payless; Similar here, herehere)//
 Necklace ℅ Accessory Mercado (Exact here)
Red plaid button-up (Exact here; Similar here,  herehere)//
Dress ℅ Flourish Boutique (Exact here)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black wedge boots (Exact here; Similar herehere)//
Personalized Hammered Cuff ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//

Tassel bracelet ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Bangle ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Gold watch (Similar hereherehere)
Chevron jacket ℅ Flourish Boutique (Exact  here)//
Mustard yellow pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Leopard print ankle boots (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//

Tortoise bracelet c/o Sira & Mara (Exact here)//
Personalized Hammered Cuff ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Stella & Dot Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman
Chambray shirt (Exact here; Similar hereherehereherehere)//s
Ivory knit sweater (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Red skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Leopard print ankle boots (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Watch c/o Wristology Watches  (Exact here)//
Bangle ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Necklace from eBay

11 comments:

  1. Those target ankle boots are my fav! I put some insoles in them and I can wear them all day while teaching, which is awesome!

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  2. I totally agree...layers and boots are essential! I'm done wearing my cute shoes in the snow/cold! Love your looks this week :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  3. OMG, whenever you post your outfits w/ cute heels I always wonder how the heck you wear that in the winter and now I now you wear the Uggs to/fromt work. Thanks for the confession b/c I was seriously thinking something was wrong w/ me that I can't wear those kind of shoes outside lol!

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  4. those target ankle boots are awesome! are they true to size?

    -Liz
    lizlovesmakeupx3.blogspot.com

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  5. Gorgeous gorgeous! LOVE your style! Thank you for sharing and continuing to be my fashion inspiration :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  6. You inspire me! I look forward to seeing your outfits every week! Thank you!

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  7. Have been following your blog for a few months and always love seeing your selections and how you put everything together! ~Roberta

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  8. I also live in Michigan and feel your pain. My boys are hockey players so I have to tolerate the cold WAY more than I'd like. Love all your selections.

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  9. Wait, SW MI, that's where I am.

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  10. I have lived in Michigan all my life and you never get used to the cold. EVER! But at least you can look cute while staying warm!

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  11. Layers and sweaters--the two all-important staples!

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