Coach court bag from eBay (2012 version), Adrienne Vittadini boots (similar), Gucci scarf, gloves from mom
These photos were taken last weekend when we got a gentle dusting of white powder – nothing compared to delightful blizzard Nemo. I wore this during the day then to a friend’s superbowl party, replacing heels with rubber boots (see Hunter kids review) for the walk. This winter, I witnessed several women have pretty cringe-worthy falls, so please be careful and don’t choose fashion over safety!
While seeking more short, casual outerwear options, this tweed jacket caught my eye. I usually avoid the kids department because there’s almost always something “off” or childish about the fit, yet I get tempted by the smaller sizing and lower prices. This jacket, for example, has an A-line silhouette (I picture it swinging on carefree little girls) and is not cut like a fitted, grown-up blazer. There’s also tiny glimmers of childish silver sparkles woven in the material. Despite all this, I felt that this menswear-inspired jacket would be a welcome addition to my mostly girly wardrobe. Nick was very jealous.
Size 11-12 in girls was plenty roomy on me, and I slimmed the sleeves a bit following this tutorial. When I took apart the sleeves to slim them, I saw a layer of cotton stuffing inside which is appreciated. Definitely not enough padding to sustain Northeast temperatures on its own (I added a thick cardigan underneath), but probably sufficient for West coast winters. Due to the looser fit, this jacket looks better worn casually open instead of buttoned-up. Khatu and I decided that it will also come in handy as a maternity coat (jokes aside, see the jacket styled on her).
For basic outfits, accessories with unique details can make a difference. I was running out the door but realized how drab I looked, thus grabbed an old scarf with equestrian-themed print and neon yellow trim. And in the outfit below (wore to a friend’s casual housewarming party), burgundy bow pumps saved it from veering into ninja suit-territory:
The days have been flying by and I haven’t been able to do full posts/reviews of finds, so please feel free to follow me via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for more timely updates and day-to-day photos. I also picked up some kids tweed shorts with faux leather trim, and shared a quick photo with details last week.
Ps – For those who celebrate, I wish you a happy lunar new year filled with happiness & good health : ) Due to the blizzard, we were cooped up with no subway service and a driving ban in effect. I had a meager feast consisting of 5 frozen dumplings, and can only dream to have celebrated like last year!