Mid-Winter Shopping Spree

I don’t know that I have posted any sort of meaningful closet stuff in a while. This is apparently Style Spirit Week, so we’re going big.

I did score a few cute things on Black Friday (a pullover, a crochet sweater, some cognac booties, a crocheted infinity scarf, a pair of Oxford shirts), but it wasn’t anything I needed to shout from the rooftops.  And that was all I really bought this fall.

I really do love the booties, though, so I will be sure to show them off at some point.

When we were out at Brit’s Pub with The Men a few weekends ago, Rachael and I were nestled in a couch and the topic turned to her pants.

Y’all know my relationship with pants is fraught.  (1) I despise real waistbands and (2) the proportion of my calves to the rest of my body (they are huge) makes wearing proper skinny jeans impossible.

Enter: The Bettona Jegging from Athleta.


Please, let’s all take a moment to reflect on the genius of the people who make yoga pants making jeggings with Real Pockets.

And then, go buy a few pairs.  I’m informed that they action colored jeggings as well, so I am hopeful that they’ll release a red pair.  I’m not above jumping on a trend two years too late.

My other purchase?  I ended up ordering a couple of flannel shirts from Old Navy.  I truly do not own any flannel and since there are most certainly a few more months of winter, it made sense.

Plaid Shirt 1Plaid Shirt 2

And if I couldn’t justify the Endless Winter excuse before, the 4″ of snow that fell last Friday night really sealed the deal.

Based on how things are going here weather-wise, I have no expectation of even beginning to imagine what spring could possibly look like until April.  At which point, I will probably pair these two tops with my navy and neon pink shorts.  This isn’t even a Long Game strategy, it just happens to be a by-product of the fact that in this state we can wear all of our clothes year-round.

If you’re looking to do a bit of wardrobe updating (but flannel and jeggings aren’t your thing!) one of my friends, Amy, is hosting a Stella & Dot trunk show.  I can’t wear their jewelry because of my metal allergies, but I’ve poked around and their catalog is just beyond darling.  If you want to check it out, click here to shop!


One response to “Mid-Winter Shopping Spree

  1. Blair's Head Band

    I read “crochet sweater” as “crotch sweater” and it’s taken me a few minutes to recover from the subsequent laughter.

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