Who else loves a warm bath or a spot in front of the fire during the Winter months as much as I do? We have lives though and the reality is we have to go and be one with the world at least 50% of the time. In my estimation, the closest thing to the aforementioned is a perfect, comfy and cozy sweater.
Snow is beautiful but it makes “being fashionable” a bit of a challenge. Fear not and simply practice the Art of Layering.
Here is how Luella does it ~
- wear a camisole/tank underneath
- add a waistbelt, sash or ribbon belt if possible
- fold and carry if too bulky to go underneath an overcoat
- roll or push up the sleeves
- NEVER fully button it up
- add jewelry to enhance
- finish your Winter look with a scarf
“Snow can wait
I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose
Get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart
When I think of winter”
- Tori Amos WINTER
Luella says…Wrap up for the Winter.
What do you love to do in the Winter?
“There is a definite chill in the air…Everywhere.”
We are officially entering Autumn. It’s time to embrace the chance to start wearing the overcoats, sweaters, pants and jackets you put on hiatus for the Summer season.
I will admit it is always a bit hard for me to pack away my easy slip-on and go dresses that I love to wear during the Spring and Summer months. Layering is always an option but less is more; which is why I went searching for a great transitional piece, the Sweater Dress.
Adding to its reputation for being a “Winter weather staple” is that it can be styled a thousand ways. Over leggings, tights or skinny jeans. Worn alone with knee or thigh-high boots. Paired over lace or matte stockings. Belted, cinched and accessorized.
The choices are creatively endless.
Luella says…Cold? Go bold.
Go chic, stay warm.
I love Ray LaMontagne so much. His new cd, God Willing & The Creek Don’t Rise is haunting and rich and I can’t get enough of it. This morning his music inspired me to pay homage to the most important men in my life. My husband Ralph, my Dad James, my Father-in-Law Wayne and my best friend JD. This post is for you, all the men out there and the ladies who love them.
Operation: Sweaters, shirts, shoes and pants. As the weather gets colder and true Fall sets in, we all need a change-up in our wardrobes. Who doesn’t like new clothes?Men’s fashion is hard. I have worked in the fashion industry for 9 years and I still find it difficult to rattle off a bunch of great designers who get the “every day” look right. I went on an adventure today and have detailed below some really great Autumn/Fall items for the men in our lives.
These items are available and in stores now. Click the photo and it will take you directly to the retailer’s site. I have three tiers when discussing prices. Dreaming, Realistic and Steal. I put these items at Steal +.
Happy looking, happy shopping.
- OBEY Shoreline sweater $78
- Shades of Greige crewneck $97
- Scotch and Soda Cardigan $140
- Original Penguin Heather pullover $41
- MG Black Label Zip Cardigan $92
Gap Very Soft V-neck T $19.50
Subtle Plaid Shirt $98.50
7 For All Mankind Corduroys $159
- Joe’s Jeans Corduroys $158
Nudies Bootcut jeans - Vintage Wash $179
J Brand Cooper Bootcut in Dark Wash $165
Express Heather Grey pants $79.90
Marc Jacobs Patent Leather boots $174
Costume National Black Boots $283
Base London Washed Leather boots $110
- Steve Madden Leather slip-ons $59.95
SupraPilot Fleece shoes $104
John Varvatos for Converse Brown Leather "Throw Back" Shoes $150
If this blog could sing. It would sing just like Ray.