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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  • Elizabeth Lee January 29, 2015 at 1:29 am

    lovely color scheme! so stylish for a snow day. 🙂
    love, liz

  • Jean January 30, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Hi there – I got Hunter kids fleece liner socks which are convenient as they are the right height. However they will not keep feet warm if you'll be immersed in the snow. My friend suggested keeping reheatable toe warmer packets in there (like skiers use)!

  • Jean January 30, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Hi there – I like to carry large lightweight purses (like Longchamp or my goyard) that can fit my laptop, change of shoes, and a lunch. However several ladies have pointed out that such a heavy bag isn't good on your back long-term so if you care more about then a backpack or a mini roller luggage would technically be the right solution! Here's a post on commuting I did a while back but the weather conditions featured are a bit more harsh than in Atlanta: Also if you can keep basic heels like navy or black pumps at your desk, it can cut down on the times you need to haul shoes back and forth in your bag.

  • Jean January 30, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Hi there – I checked and it looks like it has sold out which is why the link now redirects to the home page. I hope they will restock!

  • Jean January 30, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Hi Olivia – thanks! I'm using the ELF brow kit in Medium!

  • Jean January 30, 2015 at 12:27 am

    00 petite

  • Jean January 30, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Thank you, Susan!

  • Jean January 30, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Thank you Tiffany for stopping by! : )

  • Anonymous February 1, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Jean, do you find Hunter boots to be suitable and warm enough to handle the snow in Boston? Thank you!

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