The temperatures are slowly dropping in Chicago. In fact, it even snowed last week..and the snow accumulated, readers. As much as I sometimes dread the onset of months of snow, wind, and cold…I also secretly love the idea of cozying up in my sweaters (okay, fine, sweatpants) and watching some holiday movies while drinking tea (and eating cookies). So, I’m doing my best to embrace the change. After all, it’s going to change whether I like it or not, right? Oh Mother Nature, you’re never done with your life lessons, are you? This is my cozy and changing look, completely Mother Nature inspired.
Top: Anthropologie ($17 marked down from $70)
Coat: H&M ($20 marked down from approx $80? It’s old, hard to remember!)
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft ($2.50 marked down from $60) (Yes, $2.50)
Plaid top: Gap ($7 marked down from $50)
Shoes: Anthropologie ($18 marked down from $100)
Necklace: Forever 21 (approx $4)
Horseshoe necklace: Chicago boutique (don’t remember price!)
Ring: Banana Republic (approx $5 marked down from $40)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) This is one of the hardest times to find winter gear on sale, especially coats. I generally stick with what I have for the season, until after the holidays, when winter outerwear tends to go on sale again. If you’re anything like me, your winter gear could use a good cleaning. I recently went through my disorganized “winter basket” where I toss all my winter gear when I get home, and found, of course, everything I had been looking for (“THERE’S MY HAT!”). This is a good time of year to dig out your missing mitten, hats, etc, and assess what you have. Then, when everything goes on super sale, you’ll know what you want/need!
2) Now is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping, if you exchange gifts. I created my spreadsheet and have it with me whenever I am shopping, so that I remember what I have and what I have to get. I tend to be a little forgetful if things aren’t written down (understatement), so having my spreadsheet with me keeps me organized and ensures I find awesome finds in plenty of time before the holidays.
Anyone else started their holiday shopping or crafting? Any great ideas for gifts this year? I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!