Spring chill.

We’re in a weird in-between weather wise where I live, it’s ‘officially’ spring, but it’s still somewhat cold. Yesterday was gorgeously sunny to start, then faded into grey cloudiness. Unless for some reason we get snow again, which is not unlikely, I’m not going back to wearing my North Face until winter is back again. Since I knew we’d be spending our day inside for the most part, I decided to wear a super lightweight olive green utility jacket from Nordstrom BP. Underneath I threw on some distressed boyfriend jeans, my V-neck blush pink tee, and wrapped my favorite grey infinity scarf around my neck for some warmth. Super relaxed and casual for the day.

The only accessories out of my usuals were those tortoise semi-cat eye sunglasses from Forever 21 I’d picked up awhile back and these dangly, rhinestoned earrings from J. Crew.

How’s the weather where you are? Is spring in full swing or are you in limbo like I am?

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All wrapped up to brave the cold.

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I haven’t left the house with Ava this whole week due to the freezing temps that have hit the Northeast, but since today hit over 20 degrees (note the sarcasm) and I had some very necessary errands to run, we had to brave the cold. I got this huge, cozy scarf during the Christmas grab I do with my girlfriends every year and today was the perfect day to wear it. She actually got a bunch of them in different colors and they were all very cute. I love this one because I don’t have a scarf in this soft pink/cream color palette and it filled the a hole in my scarf collection. It’s also super soft, I hate scarves that feel scratchy against my skin. I also noticed another one of my girlfriends got one in black & white buffalo plaid, so I may have to go pick that one up for myself too!

I also love this sweater for cold weather & travel, it’s almost like a wearable blanket. You can wear it open as a drapey cardigan or there’s a button near the neckline that will close up the front and keep out the cold. It’s a thin fleece material and it’s super soft so it will keep you warm and cozy without adding extra bulk. It’s also perfect for a plane ride since it has that extra fabric that you can wrap yourself up in during a chilly flight.

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I didn’t want to devote an entire post to this lipstick, but I thought it deserved an honorable mention. I wore the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 08. It’s a nice deep rosy pink and it’s one of those MLBB (My Lips But Better) shades on me. It’s a crème finish and actually pretty hydrating.

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My little pink polar bear in a Baby Gap hat & coat 🙂

And of course Ava had to bundle up against the cold, she got this hat & coat from our good friends for Christmas and today was her first day wearing it. It was so cute I hate to snap a pic while waiting in line for Starbucks.

Stay warm everyone!

 

When in doubt, just add a scarf.

While getting dressed this morning, I felt like my basic outfit needed a little something extra. I actually thought a vest would do the trick, but I didn’t have one that would quite go. So while scanning my closet my eyes fell on this scarf and outfit complete!

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Mossimo for Target top, Forever 21 scarf & jeans, Steve Madden booties

I love how scarves are functional and fashionable, giving you a little warmth while adding some interest to what you’re wearing. I love this scarf because it reminds me of something I’d buy from a street vendor or at a flea market. But, it’s actually from Forever 21. I went to the website to see if they still have something similar (I got this maybe 3 years ago?), but there wasn’t anything.

I thought I’d go ahead and share my favorite fall scarves of the moment.

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top: BP. faux fur infinity scarf, middle: forever 21 scarf, bottom: Mossimo for Target infinity scarf

The top is a faux fur infinity scarf by BP. from Nordstrom. This is actually my second one because I lost the first one when I went out one night to celebrate a friend’s 30th. I was pretty sad the next morning when I realized it was gone. But I loved it so much I got another; I had to wait until the next season for it to be available again. This one seems slightly different from the first, I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but it’s pretty close to the original.

The bottom is a Merona grey knitted infinity scarf I recently found at Target. I love the color of course, and the softness in feel and look. I’ll definitely be wearing it a lot this, especially as winter approaches.

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View from the top

I got a couple more clothing items for fall when I was at Target again today. I really need to stop going there so often, but I had to pick up some prescriptions and while we waited I couldn’t help shopping around. One of the items I’m really happy I got considering I would have spent a whole lot more for the real thing. I’ll share soon before it’s gone!