It's cold outside. So cold in fact that I had two days off of school (HOLLAR!!). So earlier this week, I decided that it was about time for this Midwest fashionista to get a winter coat. I had been eyeing the 'Lodge Down Parka' from Eddie Bauer for quite some time, but the price tag was a little hefty for me, totaling at $250. After walking past EB for about a month, there was finally a sale for 25% off! But I still wasn't pleased with the $175 price. Sadly, I had to wait longer. So after some long-hard online coupon searching, I found an additional 10% off discount, brining the price down to $150, which was reasonable. Since the weather here in the Windy City was -20° including wind chill, I decided that regardless of the extra $50 I was spending on this coat, it was a necessity.
OUTFIT DETAILS //
- Coat: Eddie Bauer
- Tights: Khols (From my Mom!)
- Flats: Christian Siriano for Payless
- Purse: Forever 21
But regardless of the temperature, it is always imperative to look put together and cute. So when I woke up this morning, let me tell ya, I was freezing. For this past week, my bedroom was like a sauna, but for some reason, today was different. So when I was getting dressed, I realized that I wanted to incorporate layering into my outfit to stay warm.
I put on my favorite tee-shirt dress, but since I am tall, it doesn't quite cover my behind, so to stay warm and covered I put a bodycon slip dress underneath to give that added coverage. But since I still felt chilly, and wanted more dimension to my look, I put on a more cropped style flowy top. I was finally warm, and had achieved the look that I wanted.
To finish off my outfit I put on my new favorite pair of tights that my mom bought me for Christmas, that are opaque like leggings, but still breathable. Tights are always a favorite of mine, I love the sleek effect that they bring to any outfit. Lastly, I added a structured fringe-like statement necklace to make the ensemble POP!
- Slip: Free People
- Tee shirt dress: Brandy Melville
- Top: Forever 21
- Necklace: Jennifer Lopez Collection
- Tights: Kohl's (from my Mom!)
Overall, I was able to accomplish a put together edgy look, that not only kept me warm, but allowed my outfit to flow and have dimension and details.
STAY WARM LADIES,
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