Style is whatever you make it. I have always been interested in following fashion in my spare time via insta, Flipboard, Pintrest, and magazines. I enjoy sitting in cafes to watch the city style pass me by. I love when someone is rocking their own style. It is not about what is on trend or what bag your sporting but more importantly being an individual and what inspires you.
Currently, I am having fun with functional winter pieces. It is still winter ladies (hopefully not for long)! I am totally digging track pants, black turtlenecks, boots, and my beanies (sounds a bit boring). My every day life is moving around the city and running around with my son. A lot of what I wear seems to be pieces that I have collected over the years (which makes me happy).
At the end of the day, I am a casual gal kicking it in streetwear. Loving that jeans are the norm and I can alternate them with track pants. Currently I have a couple jeans that seem to be in heavy rotation. One being a black mid rise, fitted jean from Madewell, and the other a Simon Miller, high rise, wide bottom leg. I call those gems my man repellers (brilliant name by the way and I love the site of the true Man Repeller). I typically pair any bottom with an easy knit or sweatshirt and occasionally layer on a blazer. Along with one of my favorite kicks or my Hope or Church’s boots depending on my day. Throw on a coat that suits the weather and top it off with a beanie. Easy Peasy and out the door.
Why the beanie love: I love the warmth, love to hide my bad hair, love the look, and love to sport it around the house:) Either my black Acne beanie or my son’s Vans beanie. As one has seen on most of my insta pics this season.
It can be such a mixed bag of winter weather when one heads to New England’s ski mountains. The range of weather is unpredictable. We travel to Vermont pretty much every weekend in the winter. The boys are skiers. I am at best a fair weather skier. I do love the idea of skiing but the cold scares me as well as tumbling down the trail with my butt and skis in the air. It is also important to mention that I am painfully slow! So I try to spare my family’s embarrassment and opt for snowshoeing or a trail hike. But when I do surprise my family when I put on the skis, it is always so nice to take a few runs with my boys! Later this week we head to Montana so I have put together a winter post as I pack just the essentials.
I require warm gear to embrace the elements. I love warm layers. I have great luck with both Nike (PRO HYPERWARM line) and Under Armour (Cold Gear Armour line) for base layers. My KJUS jacket is one of my best investment pieces. It is from their Freelite collection. It is knitted, warm, and super comfortable to wear. This Swiss company simply makes great products that are designed for function. Mittens, I love my tried and true Hestra and beloved by many outdoor enthusiasts but my Astis are a nice alternative. A new find that I am enjoying are some playful bandanas that are double lined. I also find them handy for the post hat head. I found them in Big Sky and unfortunately they have no label so I can’t share the source. The idea is planted so you could make them yourselves if you are crafty! Perhaps isostilo may surprise you down the road. I have included some snow/hiking boots. La Sportiva boots are the best that I have found. I wear them snowshoeing and they keep my feet dry, warm, and have molded perfectly to my feet. I pair them with some Smartwool socks and off I go!
I am always happily hunting for warm pieces. Here are a few pieces that are similar to what I own and a few extra pieces that I wouldn’t mind adding to my winter wardrobe. It’s all about getting out to play with just the right pieces.
Always in the mix for layering in the warmth
All about the base with Under Armour and neck bandanas
Wild accessories, more layering options from Nike and new addition, kjus Freelight jacket
Jacket from KJUS
Purist Gore Tex Pant from The North Face
Moto Seamless Base Layer Top from Sweaty Betty
Moto Seamless Base Layer Bottom from Sweaty Beaty
Smartwool PH D Ski Light sock
Fleece Neck Gaiter from Patagonia
Hestra Swiss Wool Loft Mitten
Hestra Power Heater Mittens, The Mother of All Mittens!
Pop of color: If you want some fun retro bottoms then check out these little fancy bottoms from Shinesty. Only to be worn in warmer temps. I whipped them out recently when the temps were in the 30’s. They have a similar feel to yoga pants. Hello!
Goal: More skiing! Fingers crossed that there are plenty of sunny days, no ice, no wind, low crowds and plenty of fresh powder that drops each night (my skiing requirements, not much to ask for:)
Sometimes it is just fun to surf the web and curate while sipping some coffee on a Saturday morning. I find myself bouncing from one site to another. Exploring anything from fashion, lifestyle, health, or pop culture. Today I have found a few fashion pieces that have my eye. It all started with the black suede Neous boots. They are sculptural, elegant, and funky in my opinion. The boots speak for themselves. Seriously this heel is amazing! Easily paired with any denim. Absolutely digging these mid rise, straight leg in light denim from the Brock Collection. The Acne Studios bomber style jacket found on Vestiaire Collective is just cozy like a teddy bear but hip because it is from always edgy Acne! The icing on the cake are these Rebecca De Ravenel’s two drop earrings. Soft pink, I like it! xo