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Stay Warm, Look Chic

Baby it’s cold outside, wait let me revise that, Baby it’s DAMN cold outside! Old man winter has most of the country in his firm, wintry grip and does not want to let go. Here at home wind chills were hovering in the single digits and we will be lucky if our high makes it out of the 20’s. So, if you have to drag yourself out of your warm, cozy bed and brave the cold, you might as well do it in style!

The key to looking good while staying warm is to invest in a warm coat and boots and then set about layering soft, warm pieces. Natural fiber/fabrics tend to be warmer than synthetics, mother nature is on to something. Start with a silk under layer (cami, tee or blouse), then add a cashmere/wool sweater and top it all off with a coat, scarf and gloves.

A few of my favorite cold-weather must haves:

These cozy Tory Burch sweaters do double duty by being warm and stylish. All sweaters available at www.toryburch.com.

This cashmere/wool blend sweater comes with its own cable knit scarf attached.

You can never go wrong with an elegant cardigan with stylish buttons, easy to wear, easy to layer.

This cashmere dolman sleeve cardigan has a laid-back cool vibe, wear it over a slim fitted turtleneck for extra warmth.

Add a little bling to a cold day with this beaded cashmere blend tunic, it will easily look as great with jeans as with a pair of skinny black pants for evening events.

I am loving these quirky, colorful scarves from Juicy Couture. They will keep you warm while brightening your day. Available at www.neimanmarcus.com.

Ugg boots work wonders at keeping your toes warm so why not let them keep your hands warm with their sheepskin gloves. Available at www.zappos.com.

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To Give and Get-Holiday Gift Ideas

Alright all you professional shoppers the holiday shopping season is upon us! I am already cultivating my shopping list and cross referencing it with who I need to buy presents for this year so I can get out there and do what I do best, shop! As I find fun, unique items perfect for gift giving I will pass them on to you and please share any cool finds you have found by leaving a comment.

My first gift giving idea is perfect for the women on your list, from friends, to female co-workers, to mothers and mother-in-laws, grandmas, aunts, sisters and teachers. As you know scarves are very popular and can be worn with a coat to keep you warm or as an accessory worn all day for style. There are some beautiful scarves out there in a wide range of price points and you don’t have to worry about fit.

Here are a few of my faves:

These two are available at White House Black Market.

This ruffle scarf is soft and can be dressy or casual.

This deep cranberry scarf is super soft and cozy and embellished with crystals for a little sparkle. It is also available in white and black.

Leave it to Anthropologie to have a great selection of funky, bohemian scarves that will bring a smile to anyone who receives one.

This one reminds me of snow.

This vibrant silk scarf is available in blue and red.

 

 

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By The Letter

Scarves were huge for winter and continue to be popular for spring. They are an easy chic accessory that jazz up any outfit. However, as the weather warms they can be a bit tricky to wear but I have found the coolest scarves that will look great but still keep you cool.

Little Factory has created laser cutout number and letter scarves from microfiber suede that are just so beyond cool and quirky. They look cool paired with solid colored tees and jeans and will definitely illicit many compliments as well as be a major conversation starter. Choose from uppercase, lowercase or numbers in a gray, white and black. Available for $58 from www.littlefactory.com.

Uppercase Scarf

Number Scarf

Lowercase Scarf

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