snowy (sweater) weather

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We’ve gotten quite a bit of snow lately, as you can see from my photos! I have an annoying (to me) fear of driving in snow, but am feeling hopeful that I can overcome it this year! My husband is definitely encouraging me to drive whenever it starts to snow so he can help me conquer my fear, but I manage to come up with a lot of excuses of “being busy” (“Oh…erm…I have to go organize my socks…”). Ah well, it’s good to set goals, right? 2017! The year of not being scared of driving in snow!

Sweater: JOA via If Chic

Button down: (so old! Faconnable from Nordstrom, I remember that much!)

Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft ($15 marked down from $90)

Tights: Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx ($4 marked down from approx $20)

Shoes: DSW (wow, another one I can’t remember, sorry!)

Necklace: J Crew ($12 marked down from approx $36)

Clutch: Kate Spade (gift)

Fashion Huntress tip: People often tell me how their shoes have been stained by salt or snow. The key is to pack your shoes in your bag and wear commuting shoes or boots when outside. I always, always wear snow boots, y’all since ‘the fall of 2013.’ One time, the ONE time I didn’t in 2013, I wiped out in the middle of the city on a patch of ice and hurt my ankle (and my shoes). So, safety first: wear snow boots, and pack your heels!

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living in layers

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I’m not entirely sure how to explain this outfit, except to say that I got slightly overzealous with my layering. I don’t know if it’s the snow, the cold, or the lack of sun, but I think I’m subconsciously trying to create a fashionable and cozy cocoon…
“The whistle dropped from the branch’s spindly fingers like a black cocoon, a pendulum of secret music; the wind pushed sound soundlessly around.” -Karen Russell
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Navy blue shirt: J Crew ($2 marked down from $55)

Button down: Gap ($16 marked down from $45)
Ruffle cardigan: Kenneth Cole via Goodwill ($4, retails for $110)
Pants: Calvin Klein via Costco ($14, retail for $70)
Shoes: Laik Moda via Savers ($10, retail for approx $70)
Necklace: vintage via charity shop ($6)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) In case you missed the last time I wore these pants, they are totally from Costco, readers. Costco doesn’t have dressing rooms, so you really need to do some guess work on their clothing. However, with pants that are basically leggings, the sizing is very forgiving, and you can probably ballpark your size fairly easily. Often times, I find that their clothing is so-so, but I try and never say never and always give it a walk through- you never know what you’ll find on any given hunt!
2)  I last wore this top and pants in two separate outfits, as seen below. Layering is really what makes winter dressing so much easier than summer dressing, in my opinion. As you can see in the outfit featured today, I piled on three shirts, and easily created a completely different outfit than the previous two outfits. Additionally, because the layers were all thin, I was definitely not too warm throughout the day. One easy way to create winter layers is to layer your thinner summers tops versus the traditional sweater layering. Layer away, readers!

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Anyone else loving layers in this blizzard weather? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!