Hello from all the snow! Yes, we made national news and our governor declared a state of emergency last week here in Oregon. We do not know what to do with this much snow! In North Portland, we got 15″! It’s been nuts to say the least. And gorgeous. And so nuts. And lots of family time. 8 snow days since right before Christmas. Plus the Christmas/New Years holidays. Plus, MLK Jr. holiday. All the snow and all the family time. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. PLEASE let’s talk fashion instead. Mmmkay??
Even the sale section is included in J.Crew’s 40% off Black Friday sale! (Sale section discount is 50% on some pieces). Yes, they’ve got the elevated basics (that I love to stock up on) covered but this year there are so. many. bold. surprises. I’m in love with their luxe bright wool coats, amazing shoes & statement jewelry.
Black Friday Week has started for Amazon! They have a ton of stuff on sale in their Amazon Fashion department (we like their Editor’s Picks….). I’ve been browsing myself and was really impressed with the shoes (and boots)! Think cute and cozy and perfect for right now. Keep reading to see my favorites….
The end of February and beginning of March is my least favorite time of the year. As my fellow Midwestern residents can attest, these weeks are particularly bleak and uninspiring. It’s still very much winter, the snow shows little sign of letting up, and there are no more fun holidays to look forward to. The last thing I want to do is spend any more money on winter gear when Spring is so close, nor do I look forward to putting on the winter boots and coat I so excitedly purchased and wore only a few months ago.
So, I look to your #myeverydayedit Instagram posts to be inspired by fresh takes on styling. Here are the outfits I managed to pull together these last few weeks and also a collection of a just a few of your outfits that I found especially inspiring!
P.s. If you are new around here, #myeverydayedit is an Instagram tag we use at The Mom Edit to share our every day style. I promise, we are all nice gals and you should definitely consider joining in on the fun. (no pressure or anything) You can find us at: @ShanaChristine, @Scottiliz, @Camilledipoala, @Elletrain and @jessbobess.
So without further ado….
My Every Day Edit Outfit #1
fedora – RVCA ‘Sunner’ Wool Hat available at Nordstroms, $45.00
top – I bought this top about three years ago at Forever21 and had trouble finding a lace cutout top in this mustard color. The closest I came to finding something similar was this Little Creek Top from ShopRuche for $48.99
booties – Dolce Vita Jaeger Boots available on Amazon for $133.50 – $160.00
bag – Kerry ‘Fringe’ Crossbody Bag at Nordstroms, $59.95
I’m loving the military trend right now. I normally reach for a faux leather jacket to throw on over everything, but the lighter weight military jackets (or vests) make for a nice change – especially with warmer weather coming. They’ll look equally great over feminine flowy dresses as they will over jeans. I can’t wait to bust out my distressed boyfriend jeans, dust off my sandals and finish with a lightweight army parka. Buuut . . . we have snow on the ground. Lots of it. So for now, I’ll wear them with my Sorels. Here are my top recommendations for rocking the military trend:
Based on reader comments/questions/etc., most of you are generally thrilled that flare jeans are having a moment. The biggest complaint, however, is footwear. We’re all kinda partial to flats (sneakers, in particular), and while I’ve tried to address the flares + flats combo in the past, there’s no doubt that heels and flares are a match made in sartorial heaven.
So. What would you say, dear readers, if I told you that I’ve found a pair of wedge boots that are as comfortable as my sneakers? Like really, seriously comfortable – Scotti babywears in hers – while being high enough to rock the flare? And that they’re both waterproof and warm?
Bold words, I KNOW.
(photo cred: Vafa Photography)
Hey, Mamas!! A bunch of you had asked for a round-up of the cutest, chicest, and warmest winter boots. I’m a Michigan girl originally, the Upper Peninsula in fact, #yoop, so winter boots (or “shoes” as we called them growing up) are kinda my thing.
There are so many good ones to choose from. At the moment, I have two favorites – one pair of Sorels (pictured above) that I’ve worn in -30 degree weather (seriously) and a pair I just picked up for apres ski (there’s a pic on my insta, @shanachristine.) When looking for winter boots, I tend to gravitate to one of three styles:
1. Contrast laces (they make a world of difference – and it’s fun to match gloves or hats or even lipstick to the laces for a punch of color)
2. Sleek, urban-chic styles
3. Crazy colors and whimsical styling because WINTER. It’s LOOONG.
Here are my favs:
Zack and I recently went on two trips that required us to fly. First time with a baby. We had delayed flights, canceled flights, unexpected nights spent in hotels . . . it was literally a mess. Two things I was SO HAPPY to have with me?? My Sorel boots and my Belle baby carrier. Seriously.