It is that time of the week again – Five Take! Which is also day 20 of the 30 for 30 challenge. This week we are incorporating necessary outerwear – scarves, coats, etc. Thankfully the weather is finally cooperating!
Coat, tights, flats – Evans
Scarf – Handknit
Cardigan – Dorothy Perkins
Dress – Avenue
Bangles – Torrid
The red coat is certainly getting worn a lot! On the mild days I prefer it over my wool coats. Less fabric, easier to maneuver and still keeps me warm! Underneath I wore my grey sheath dress with my purple cardigan, though neglected to get a picture. I took these late in the day and was loosing light with every shot!
I started this chartreuse hooded scarf last year to wear at work. The building I worked in at the college was ridiculously cold and the space-heater didn’t help much. It would fry half of my body while the other was still ice cold. Most of the time I wore tights and leggings under my jeans, then layered 2-3 tops and wore a sweatshirt. Sometimes a coat too! I got into the habit of also wrapping a scarf around my face but even with the hood of the sweatshirt up, my head and neck were still cold!
I finished the scarf in February but it took me nine months to sew in the ends and put buttons on. Now I can wear it!
Adding pins to a coat or wearing a cute scarf are two of the easiest ways to dress up your outerwear. A few years ago, I started collecting vintage pins and during the winter I like to cluster them on the collar or lapel of my coat for a little something extra. The only problem I’ve ran into is that I tend to snag them on my sleeve or scarves. I haven’t had a chance to put one on my red coat yet but I will remedy that soon!
With the mild, sometimes rainy winters of the San Francisco Bay area – I have it pretty easy when it comes to outerwear. As long as I am reasonably waterproof, have an umbrella and shoes that don’t slip… I’m happy! The lowest temperatures we’ve had so far this year were in the mid 20s (Fahrenheit).
What do you do to stay both cute and warm? Or does warmth take priority over fashion?