Winter=Warmth & Style

Winter has always been the bane of my inner fashionista. There is really only so much you can do to dress up when it’s below zero and the only thing between you and certain death is a puffy down parka.

Then, once in a while, a piece of clothing comes along that reminds you that you can be warm and look great. Thankfully, this season I found several fashion items that restored my faith in winter style.

The first is a leather jacket. While I’m not blessed to live in a climate where a cute, tailored jacket can be my only jacket, I did get this amazing Anthropologie jacket for Christmas (my friends and coworkers can vouch that I’ve been eyeing this jacket since August). In winter, it’s the perfect indoor jacket that’s short enough to wear with skirts or jeans to keep warm at my desk or inside a restaurant.

The second is a cashmere skirt. Wrapping your legs in the same kitteny softness as a luxury sweater is unbeatable when it comes to winter comfort. Why let your arms have all the fun of sweaters?

My ears get so cold when the windchill drops, but luckily knitted headbands that are cute and warm are very easy to find this winter. I found a cute one at Target, but they’re also readily available on Etsy.

I put the whole outfit together for a photo shoot at my local dog park, where I usually am every weekend anyway.

dog park photo shoot

dog park photo shoot

Winter style

winter style

winter style

Winter style

Jacket: Anthropologie

Skirt: Aqua

Headband: Target (similar)

Ring: Simonson’s

Necklace: LC Lauren Conrad

Boots: White Mountain (similar)

Lowertown Event Center

Last month I attended the Twin Cities Wedding Professionals winter party at Lowertown Event Center. This group is always a ton of fun for networking and socializing, and the parties are always amazing.

chocolate trufflesThis one featured a truffle buffet by Kevin Lindee of Ganache: Truffles for Every Occassion.They tasted even better than they look!

lowertown event centerLowertown Event Center is a unique space (aren’t the exposed stone walls the coolest?) with plenty of lounge nooks built into the event floor space. It’s located in downtown St. Paul.

I’ll take more and better photos at the next TCWP event. More wedding-related posts to come soon!

Boxy is Beautiful: Product Description

I had the pleasure of writing product descriptions for some of Parc Boutique’s resort season new arrivals. I fell in love with the Chambray Boxy Top and took the liberty of modeling it in on myself in Parc’s dressing room (I really never caught on to the art of the selfie, but that’s another story!) Their New Year sale going on right now, so snag the Chambray Boxy top so you can have the fun of wearing it with your own leggings and boots!

Parc Winter CollectionChambray product description

 

Miniature Cookware Ornaments

The post-holiday clearance sale madness continues, and my newest obsession is Sur La Table’s adorable, vintage-inspired cookware ornament collection. At a majorly discounted fifty percent off right now, I just may have acquired the whole set.

Sur La Table ColanderThey’re so realistic you could use them in a child’s play kitchen.

Ornament Set Or actually use the little copper pan to melt butter.

See what’s still available here.

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