The weather is such an easy way to engage in a conversation, and as much as I’d love to go down that path since this weather is killing me, I thought I’d rather start of this personal style post with a shout out to my ever patient photographer hubby. Even when it’s 20 degrees out and windy, like the day these photos were taken, he’s cheery and patient with taking photos of me, a task that would be challenging and awkward to try to accomplish myself. He also lends a critical eye behind-the-scenes to projects that I’m working on, picking up small details that I don’t notice (he sees things that I literally can’t; ah, to have 20/10 vision…it must be nice!).
All in all, there are people in our life that are a constant sign of support, and they do it with such kindness and grace that it doesn’t even seem to be a big deal. Find that person in your life, and thank them; they probably will act like it’s no big deal, but it’s important to acknowledge those that are a true model for the human race.
And, as this is a fashion and beauty blog, I’d also like to give my two cents on this look: it’s really, really hard to look feminine in the winter. Man, is it difficult! That (among many others), is one of the reasons why I loathe the season, but hey, I haven’t moved away from it yet, so it’s time to seek out a glass half full approach. Here’s the ways that I’ve translated some ways to maintain some feminine shaping throughout the season, found in the look pictured:
- Double up on your layers, with the one below being fitted (see my jacket + vest combo)
- Find a bit of a heel, and make sure it’s sturdy, with a rubbersized heel that will grip, not slip (or go for a wedge)
- Add a touch of fur or leather, somewhere, in some capacity; it doesn’t need to be over the top
- Match your winter accessories in color, texture, or cut
- Bright lips go a long way!
- Have jewels large enough to peek out from the base of the sleeve cuff, peer from under a hat or hoodie, or spill out of the top of a jacket.
- Last: always have a pocket full of tissues and a mini lint roller; you’ll need the former for drippy noses (not a very glamorous look) and the latter for the woolen lint and fuzz that comes from the heavier, soft and sturdy fabrications we wear in the winter.
In This Look:
Aritzia Babaton Klaus Blouse (c/o the brand)
Vince Cashmere Cardigan via Shopbop (c/o the retailer, no longer available
Forever 21 Fleece Moto Jacket (no longer available)
Designer Faux Fur Vest via T.J.Maxx (c/o the brand)
ShoeDazzle Booties (c/o the brand & no longer available; see the “Jada” for a similar style)
Rocksbox Necklace, Ring, & Right Wrist Bracelet (c/o the retailer)
Kristen Elspeth Bar Stud Earrings via Shopbop (c/o the retailer; no longer available)
Kenzo Clutch (gift)
Carolina Amato Leather Gloves (no longer available)
Cashmere Beanie via MyHabit (gift)
J Brand Jeans (c/o the brand, no longer available)
Wayfarer Prescription Sunglasses via 39DollarGlasses.com (c/o the brand)
Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational Red Revolution (c/o the brand)