Recent Posts by Scotti

February 14, 2017

Faves for In-Between Temps: Vests & Waterproof Boots

My mom wears vests alll the time . . . I see a vest, I think, “Oh Mom would love this!”  I never really even considered wearing them myself because they remind me so much of her (not in a bad way, Mom!).  But then one day we were at her house and it was bit too warm for the huge puffy coat I had left the house in, so I borrowed her J. Crew vest.  I actually kinda loved it!  They’re perfect for that in-between weather (obviously), but I especially like those in fashionable patterns and fun colors.  It’s another way to style a black turtleneck (something I’ve been doing a lot of lately, apparently).  Add some cool-looking waterproof booties (yes, they exist!) and you have a perfect outfit to take you into spring.  I’ve rounded up some of my favorites below.

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February 9, 2017

Style Refresh: Moto Jackets & Statement Necklaces

I’m such a sucker for moto jackets . . .give me all the colors, all the cuts, all the unique embellishments of zippers and collars.  Love.  They’re the perfect finishing touch to throw on over a spring dress or destroyed denim when the weather gets a bit warmer.  For now?  They’re upping my turtleneck game.  LOL yes . . . I said turtleneck game.  Because winter.  It’s cold.  And I need a way to refresh the simple jeans and turtleneck look that I’ll be rocking for weeks to come.

This is the perfect go-to look for a date night outfit that won’t leave you freezing and is super easy to throw together.

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February 2, 2017

Modern Silver Jewelry + Pretty Gray Sweaters All. Day. Long.

As many of you know, Shana went to Barcelona this summer and had an absolute blast.  Although she couldn’t take us with her (wahhh!) she bought me the PERFECT Christmas present while she was there:  the coolest ring in the history of rings and an amazing pair of ear cuffs.  I’ve been loving their edgy, structural detail – both kid-friendly and cool.  Besides, modern silver jewelry + a pretty gray sweater is one of the easiest outfit combos (and can be worn day or night).

Also, I love these jeans.  Because, bum.  

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January 30, 2017

Winter Sneakers…It’s A Thing

One of my favorite things about the Topshop Parka I bought this winter is its versatility . . . as in, that HUGE faux fur hood that I love wearing in the cold wind and snow detaches.  Since the jacket itself isn’t a huge puffy down-filled coat this means that I can wear it well into the coming months when the snow is gone.  Which brings me to my recent discovery . . . winter sneakers.

I had NO idea they were a thing, really, until I came across these Converse shoes that are literally called “Winter Knit High Top.”  Because I live in crazy snow country, it never occurred to me that such a thing existed.  And even though I live in Winterville, USA, (or because I live here?) I’m always cold well into March, April . . . and even May sometimes.  By then I’m over boots, but my feet get cold so easily.  Solution?  Winter sneakers.  They might be faux fur-lined or waterproof or a sneaker-boot-hybrid and they’re warm, comfortable and seriously cute.

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January 25, 2017

The Top You’ll Love (Postpartum, Nursing or Not!)

Zack recently broke his leg . . . it was right around the time I got pink eye.  (In both eyes.  Apparently you’re supposed to treat both eyes . . . learned that the hard way.)  Since he recently started his own drywall business, the timing wasn’t exactly ideal.  We’ve been trying to make lemonade out of lemons, though . . . and that includes taking advantage of the extra time together, family members willing to babysit and daytime dates.  The time has loooong passed when we go out late at night and if it’s 9pm I want to be on my couch thinking of bed.  Daytime dates are SO much better.  Even if it’s just bowling.  Which I hate and am horrible at.  Beers help.

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January 18, 2017

This Coat + UGGs = YES

Guys, I found the perfect coat.  This huge fluffy awesome faux fur hood lining can be removed for a much less dramatic look (for weather that’s warmer than when we took these pictures).  For now, I love the oversized hood and warmth of the faux fur…but when it gets warmer I’ll be happy that I have another option that doesn’t involve puffer coats and faux fur.

When you live where I live, you get excited about these things.

Stay tuned for how I style this coat with “winter sneakers,” (yes, that’s a thing) but until then I’m loving it with these Ugg boots (warm, comfy and on sale, which Uggs almost never are) for an effortless cozy winter combo.

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January 16, 2017

Winter Gear

During a recent meeting with TME team, Cam (who lives in South Carolina and said it was “cold” because it was below 70) asked when it starts getting warm in Marquette.  “May,” I said.  I was only half-kidding.  We’ve had snow days in May before . . . and although that’s not the norm, we don’t really get a summer going here until about June.  Spring (or the season when the snow melts and the sand from sanding the snowy roads over and over again is everywhere – forget flowers here) is pretty much non-existent.  You simply cannot live here and NOT have good winter gear.  Sorels in the UP are as ubiquitous as the snow banks on the side of the roads.

It’s no surprise that lots of retirees who live here are “snow birds,” or those who go somewhere warm during these winter months.  My parents are no exception . . . they’re going to Lake Havasu at the end of the month and Greenlea and I are soaking up as much Nana time as we can before they leave for a few months.  She spoils G with candy from Donkers (we were amazed at how fast she ate an entire bag of gummy bears) and has happy hour with me where I chat her ear off.  I’m so lucky to have her in the same town . . . and that we get to visit her in Arizona to get out of the cold!

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January 11, 2017

50 Shades of Grey

Feeling the winter blahs?  Me too.  My husband just informed me that the 3rd Monday of January is referred to as “Blue Monday,” and is allegedly the most depressing day of the year.  Am I the only one who wants to curl up on the couch and have Netflix marathons on a daily basis??  Must.  Resist.  Couch.  Want to know what my solution is?  Sweatshirts.  Not just any sweatshirt . . . fancy sweatshirts.  Sweatshirts that can go from the couch to the play date to dinner and back again.  Sweatshirts that are comfy and cozy but also a little bit of fun.  Sequins, ruffles, lace . . . bring on the fancy.

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