1. J.Crew cashmere hoodie | 2. Jenny Bird cuff | 3. Tory Burch smart watch | 4. Gucci wallet | 5. Barneys New York hat | 6. J.Crew turtleneck | 7. Target blanket | 8. Jenny Bird earrings | 9. Sam Edelman boots
The snow will be flying before we know it, and while I love how a blanket of white makes the holidays feel more festive, I’m not terribly excited about trekking out in it! I typically reach for my Hunter boots. No, they’re not warm and they’re certainly not insulated, but they are waterproof and they’re a decent option for short jaunts when worn with a pair of thick hiking socks. On the more practical side of things, I have a pair of L.L. Bean boots for when I actually need to be outdoors for an extended period of time. (These will be especially handy this year, since we’ll have to shovel and snow blow now that we have a house!) But I’ve been on the lookout for something in the middle of these two. I want something fashion-forward, comfortable enough to walk a couple of miles in, looks cute with both jeans and dresses, and would keep my feet warm. It’s a tall order and I’ve been obsessively searching for cute options over the last month. I finally ordered these to try and thought I’d share some of the others that were on my short list this season in case you’re in the same boat.
Remember those warm days a few weeks ago where I could get away with spring outfits like this and this? I wish that were still the case! Back in June when I booked our Hamilton tickets, I thought that March would mean we could wear spring jackets during our weekend in Chicago. Nope. Instead, I was back in winter wear bemoaning the fact that icy weather seems to last entirely too long in the Midwest! Either way, it was a fun weekend escape to the Windy City. The main event, of course, was finally seeing Hamilton and it’s worth all of the hype. Honestly, I can’t even begin to describe just how incredible it was and if you have the chance to go, definitely do so. Other than that, we ate, drank, and shopped our way through the city. I snagged this dress at Zara, which isn’t the most flattering, but the ruffled bodice was just too fun to pass up. It’ll be coming with me to New Orleans at the end of the week!
J.Crew peacoat (old; obsessing over this coat for spring) | J.Crew dress (old) | Banana Republic turtleneck (old; similar) | Calvin Klein tights | Rebecca Minkoff bag (similar white bags here and here) | Ben-Amun necklace (c/o; smaller version here) | Hermes bracelet | Ferragamo flats | GlassesUSA sunglasses (c/o)
If it’s not already obvious, I am not a jeans and a tee kind of girl. In fact, it’s so rare for me to don a pair of jeans and a tee that one of my friends finds it so shocking when I do that he insists I “look like a real person!” :: eye roll :: It’s not that I necessarily hate jeans and tee shirts, I just feel more like myself in a dress. Plus, no matter what anyone says, a dress is way more comfortable than jeans. (There are no waistbands on a-line shift dresses!)
However, I will admit that there are few things as effortless as a tee shirt for weekend errands — and I just may be coming around to them thanks to Banana Republic’s new Signature Tee Collection. Banana Republic launched the collection earlier this month and it’s filled with tee shirts that are both ultra-flattering and ultra-soft in a range of beautiful colors. I’m wearing the long-sleeve modal tee in Shiraz and I wish there was a way for you to pop through the screen and feel how soft the fabric is for yourself. It’s breathable, a little slinky, and the drape is perfection. Not only does it look great with jeans for a relaxed weekend, you can tuck it into a skirt for work thanks to the pretty scoop neckline. Although, you may want to size down if you’re going to dress it up. Mine is a medium and while I’m usually between a small and medium, this is definitely on the large side. But that’s actually part of why I’m so smitten with it it. It’s unbelievably comfortable, so much so that I’ve also been wearing it around the house with pajama shorts. I basically don’t want to take it off. You can snag the tee for $39.50 for one or $20 each if you buy two or more.
Banana Republic tee shirt (c/o) | Gap jeans | Tory Burch jacket (old; also love this one) | Banana Republic bag (old; similar splurge and save) | Prada sunglasses | Kate Spade shoes (old; current colors) | butter LONDON lipstick in Rebellious (c/o) | Monica Vinader ring (similar) | Jenny Bird earrings
Plus, a huge thanks to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post!