Snow day: Taupe + greens

hunter green and taupe winter outfit

Sole Society scarf, J.Crew coat, faux pearl stud earrings (similar)
Hunter tour boots (my review), leather gloves (similar for short fingers; review)
J.Brand Maria jeans (sz 24 hemmed), Pasotti umbrella

I woke up this morning, peeked out the window, then jumped up and down on the bed like a child on Christmas morning shouting “it’s a winter wonderland!!” to an irked and groggy Nick. Winter storms are not my cup of tea, except for the first few hours of a fresh snowfall when everything is white and picture-perfect. I wore this outfit for our morning wedding planning meeting to discuss riveting topics such as plates and tablecloths.
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I had been eying this scarf for a while, and finally pulled the trigger after realizing how functional an over-sized scarf is in my current commute (and then at my desk to alleviate mid-day chills). The biggest scarf in my collection was previously the ASOS plaid, which I typically “turtle” myself inside by wrapping it all around my head and neck. It’s hard to gauge the material of scarves online, but I was super happy with the quality of this particular one.

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The material is a 30% wool, 70% acrylic blend and is very soft against the skin. Weight is light but warm as you build up and wrap the layers. It’s a large rectangle instead of a square, which makes it a little easier to do the draped style I’m wearing here without too much excess volume piled at the chest (with a square, just fold it in half first to get the same look). It’s so wonderfully comfy, the day I got it in the mail I rolled myself up inside and promptly dozed off.
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The size of my scarf measures about 78″ x 40″ –  the website says 78″ x 22″ so I wonder if they folded it in half to measure, With this roomy rectangular shape, I’m looking forward to also trying a belted poncho sort of look with it next!
hunter green and taupe winter outfit4PS – several of you have asked about this umbrella…I received it as a present a while ago and absolutely loved it but couldn’t find it available for sale. I finally found the brand and had a small heart attack since it is quite pricey!! Now I must protect it dearly in windstorms so it doesn’t suffer the sad “inverted” fate of most umbrellas in Boston.


55 thoughts on “Snow day: Taupe + greens

  • Sasa Zoe January 24, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    The scarf is just awesome! I love this umbrella so much too. I bet it worth the investment:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Dressed with soul January 24, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    You are even in the winter so elegant! And I have never thought that the Hunters in green would match so perfect with grey <3 I think I have to add to my black Hunters also green Hunters ... Happy weekend!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  • Teri January 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I love the scarf, this is just gorgeous!!

  • Diana January 24, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Super cute outfit!!
    ~~ Diana~~

  • Connie L. January 24, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Such a perfect outfit for those snowy chilly days… sadly it doesn't snow here in LA. But you look gorgeous!

    Connie from theconbonz

  • Hayattan Payetler January 24, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Nice look 🙂

  • Anonymous January 24, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    What size are you wearing for your J Crew jacket ?

  • Susan K. January 24, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Hey! I saw the nice write-up in the Boston Globe about you! How amazing is that!!! As always, you look amazing!

  • Suzie Q January 24, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Lol, I did almost the exact same thing this morning too when I woke up! I love winter wonderland fresh, new snow! 🙂 I absolutely adore this outfit, I love the hunter green color accent with the boots and scarf!

    xo, Suzie Q
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  • Eden Mint January 24, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Love the colour combination. Your hunters and scarf look fab!

  • January 24, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Even though it's scorchingly hot in Sydney right now, I couldn't help but notice your cute scarf! It looks so cute! The Hunter boots look great too!


  • Anonymous January 24, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    You are adorable Jean! Love the scarf!


  • Jessica Salisbury January 24, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    This look is so cute and it looks like that coat is made just for you! Love it!


  • Elizabeth January 24, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    I am loving that scarf with those boots!!

  • Olivia Floyd January 25, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Really cute outfit. All the colors match perfectly. And you look really nice, too!
    Can I ask what pencil you are using here for your eyebrows?

  • prudence yeo January 25, 2015 at 6:09 am

    The stripe design of the umbrella is so cute! And love the flattering coat and chic scarf too!


  • Georgiana January 25, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Lovely outfit, I like its monochromatic colours with the virantly white snow. I think that snow creates really nice background in photographs.

    I too made a winter outfit photoshoot but the snow was gone the day after :/. If you are interested in some winterwear, you could enjoy my article on the history of muff, which is a bit underestimated winter accessory.

  • Camille January 25, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Such an awesome look ! Absolutely love your scarf

  • Easy, Frugal Style January 25, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    You are so adorable. And I've been loving my oversized scarf too. It's really become my winter staple. I love the colors in this outfit!

  • Wellesley Girl January 25, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Jean, you look adorable. The green hunter boots are a great addition to your collection, and look great with this scarf and coat. Beautiful job!

  • Jillian January 25, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    That scarf is perfection!

  • Trang' s corner January 26, 2015 at 2:29 am

    I love the way you put together this outfit! Very chic!
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  • Hencerel January 26, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Beautiful coat!<3

  • Paola January 26, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I love taupe and I love your beautiful scarf!

  • Mamma al top January 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

    lovely outfit!! love your scarf!! kiss

  • Rachel Dinh January 26, 2015 at 9:17 am

    What a beautiful snow day in Boston! You look great! I am often to shy to carry an umbrella when it snow, but you make it look so chic Jean.

  • Kristie Glenn January 26, 2015 at 10:33 am
  • Talia January 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    You always look absolutely fantastic! Love the scarf, the umbrella and the boots!!

  • January 26, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Love the scarf! I'm having some trouble getting through with that link–it just takes me directly to the Sole Society site. Any chance you have a more direct link? Thank you!!

  • Janna Dana January 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I love your boots ! Very chic

  • Color Me Courtney January 26, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    How cute are you! I'm loving everything about this look, so chic!!

    XO Courtney

  • Tish Baily January 26, 2015 at 8:27 pm
  • Anonymous January 26, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I got a new job and just started taking the MARTA (rapid transit system) in Atlanta. Could you do a post on being chic while riding the train? I need guidance on purse, work bag, lunch bag, shoes, umbrellas, etc. I'm currently wearing flats and changing into heels once I get to work. I currently have 2 different bags. Help … please! Lol

  • Emily January 27, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Love the sleek silhouette of the Lady Day Coat – I've had mine for years and I still get compliments whenever I wear it!

    Jemily Life

  • Anonymous January 27, 2015 at 2:13 am

    If you read the blog, you'll see that she's covered most of these topics already. It's been very helpful to me to read the older posts.

  • fivesouth January 27, 2015 at 9:12 am

    The wellies are adorable– what recommendations do you have for socks/linings to be able to wear these in snow and stay warm? I love your umbrella too, but with the rate at which I lose my umbrellas I'd have mad paranoia just carrying that one around!!! – j

  • KristiB January 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm
  • THEDASHINGRIDER January 28, 2015 at 3:52 am

    You look so cute. Would love to have some snow here in germany 🙂
    x Fiona

  • Gigi Katz January 28, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    love your scarf! great color choice. stay warm! xx. gigi.

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