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Whole Lotta Layers

Wore Out, Vermont Fashion, Winter Fashion, How to layer without looking bulky, Forever 21 Moto Jacket, Blowfish Boots, Faux Fur Scarf, Faux Fur SnoodHat: UO, Sunnies: Downtown Threads, Faux Fur Snood: Gifted, Moto Jacket: Forever 21, Knit and Button Up: Goodwill, Hurley Jeans: Plato’s Closet, Blowfish Boots: Macy’s, Vintage Bag: GiftedWore Out, Vermont Fashion, Winter Fashion, How to layer without looking bulky, Forever 21 Moto Jacket, Blowfish Boots, Faux Fur Scarf, Faux Fur Snood Wore Out, Vermont Fashion, Winter Fashion, How to layer without looking bulky, Forever 21 Moto Jacket, Blowfish Boots, Faux Fur Scarf, Faux Fur Snood Wore Out, Vermont Fashion, Winter Fashion, How to layer without looking bulky, Forever 21 Moto Jacket, Blowfish Boots, Faux Fur Scarf, Faux Fur SnoodHello from the tundra where layering is key to survival and two pairs of socks are always batter than one. This Forever 21 moto jacket (similar here) is made of a faux suede material that is surprisingly warm and wind repellent, especially with a thick knit cardigan and thermal button up layered underneath. Add my warmest piece of neckwear (seen here, here, and here) and Blowfish Boots (similar pair here) that are roomy enough for legwarmers and fleece socks and suddenly 12 degrees isn’t so daunting.

what are that warmest layers in your closet?

Punchy Peonies

Scarf: Carol Maguire Home*, Blazer: Goodwill (kid’s), Sweater: Forever 21, Jeans: Hurley (via Plato’s Closet), Skull Ring: Downtown Threads, Earrings: Cape Cod, Boots: BlowfishYou can completely change the feel an outfit just by adding a scarf. Worn around my neck my Carol Maguire Home scarf lends a classic pop to an otherwise simple outfit but when wrapped as a turban the scarf immediately takes center stage and balances out the basic pieces I used in this look.

Carol Maguire Home is a labor of love between my stunning friend Amanda and her equally chic mom, Carol Maguire. Each C. M. Home print is painted by Carol in her studio before being translated onto the pieces in her line via a slow and precise screen printing process that gives each piece that one of a kinda feel.

I know a lot of people pack their scarves away with their winter clothes but lighter scarves are a staple in my spring/summer wardrobe. A light and bright scarf will keep the chill of the AC away, add color to simple sundresses and shield you from the sun at the beach, not many accessories are this hard working. My C.M Home peony print scarf is very light weight and has a subtly vibrancy that makes it easy to wear with all my spring/summer favorites.

For tips on turbans check out this video from Beth at B Jones Style (no one rocks a turban like this stylish lady!)

Looking for new ways to wear your favorite scarves this spring? Check out this cute post from Carol of Carol Maguire Home!

Do you wear scarves year round? Have you tried wearing a turban or is it too wild for you?

*Just to be clear, I love Carol Maguire Home and their products, always have. I was not compensated in anyway for this post, but I do wholeheartedly recommend C. M. Home and their beautiful collections.

Python Pockets

Sunglasses: Dollar Store, Scarf & Dress: Plato’s Closet Blazer: Goodwill, Tights: TJ Maxx, Skull Ring: Downtown Threads Boots: BlowfishIt almost feels like cheating when an outfit is this comfortable and office appropriate. Since I was mean-mugging the last time I wore this dress I decided to try and soften it up this time around and nothing says soft like an over sized knit scarf. This scarf is one of the best purchases I made this winter; it’s warm and adds the perfect amount of texture to looks.

The scarf’s texture accentuates the softness of the suede dress while the exposed zippers over the “python pockets” (as D calls them) add depth and interest to this easy look. I thought the exposed zippers and the studs on my boots worked well together without weighing this look down. I’m always worried about rocking too much hardware at once, the last thing I want is to look like a knight in chain mail.

How do you feel about exposed zippers and bold hardware? How do you “soften” up tougher/rougher looks?

Frozen Fields

Sunnies: Downtown Threads, Sweater: Bought/Made in Ireland,  Button-Up: Goodwill, Belt: via Quarter Life Vintage, Leggings: Target, Boots: BlowfishThis past Saturday D and I spent the day in Orwell, Vermont visiting his parents and enjoying an unseasonably warm January day. I love the drive to D’s parent’s house; the further you get from Burlington the more rural and open the landscape becomes until it’s just rolling green hills on both sides of you with the mountains and lake in the distance.

I kept things comfortable and casual for our weekend adventure with the handmade sweater I picked up in Ireland, my favorite chambray shirt and leggings. I was surprised how well my boots did considering D and I spent the afternoon tromping through the woods before the sun magically came out and we ran for the nearest clearing, a neighbor’s corn field.

What comfortable/casual pieces do you swear by?

Cargo Colors

Blazer: Silence + Noise (via Urban Outfitters), Tee: Target, Cargos: Levi’s, Boots: Blowfish, Skull Ring: Vending Machine, Silver Rings: H&M/GiftedThough I’ve worn these skinny cargo pants a few times I’m still trying to figure them out. I usually wear them with heels (seen here) in an attempt to balance out their utilitarian feel but I kind of like them with these Blowfish boots. My favorite part of this outfit though is the skull ring that I got out of a Price Chopper vending machine late night for 50 cents. Against all odds it fits and makes me feel exponentially more badass, what else could a girl want?

Would you style skinny cargo pants with heels or boots? What accessory makes you feel your best?