J. Crew Fair Isle Sweater (sold out online, may still be in stores, similar) :: Old Navy Dot Chambray Shirt (similar, similar) :: Old Navy Rockstar Skinnies :: Hunter Original Tall Boots in Green (steal)
It was actually balmy enough yesterday afternoon that I turned off the heat and had cool air running for a few hours yesterday. Well, I guess our unprecedented warm snap is over because I woke up this morning to find several inches of snow outside. While cold weather doesn't bother me too much
It did allow me to pull out this sweater I got a couple of weeks ago, since it's wool and warm. Originally $148, it was marked down to $99.99 + an extra 50% off in-store, not a bad price for a warm sweater. It looks a bit slimmer IRL, and while it's sold out online, I saw quite a few in-store, so you may be able to call around for a charge/send. I am posting the tag for those of you interested in this option:
Sizing runs true to size, although I'd say to size up if you plan on layering underneath the sweater. I'm wearing a Small in the photo. I paired it with a hard-to-see-in-photo dot chambray and my Hunter boots - finally wearing them in apropos slushy weather as opposed to the "why is that woman wearing galoshes in dry weather?" scenarios I brave here usually. I just tossed my North Face ski jacket over this, and I stayed toasty warm all morning.
After battling a decidedly cranky toddler and getting him to school, Husband got the morning off due to his work meetings being delayed, so we tried out a new breakfast joint on our surprise date. Bellies full from chorizo breakfast tacos and mascarpone French toast, we ran a couple of errands and drove home to this view:
We live right in the foothills, and while the home prices are higher and the weather is crazier than the flatter areas of the city, the views make it worth it, every time. Even unexpected cold days like today. Even enough to scoff at a father who called to smirk about the 77 degree day in the coastal South.
Chili in the slow cooker, and clean fleece stretchies laid out for after school pickup. What are your rituals to battle dreary winter days?