Salt City Winter Style

It’s FINALLY cold here in SLC.  I’ve not complained about the balmy temperatures, but there was something disconcerting about 50-degree December Days in our four-season city.

With the prolonged fall, I haven’t put much time or thought into my winter wardrobe. In years past, I’ve braved the cold and gone without a quality winter coat, boots, gloves, hats..  we Salt Lake City girls are a tough bunch. But now that the snow is here, I decided to be comfortable this winter — with it’s late start, I’m guessing it’s gonna be a long one.

Salt City Winter

First, I invested in a pair of snow boots. I wanted a pair that was both functional and stylish — an elusive combination. Luckily,  I found a black quilted nylon and brown suede pair from Timberland (just $50 at Marshalls!) These puppies are WARM and the brown-black color combo makes them very versatile — I’ve already worn them to the pilates studio, on a snowy winter walk and to a casual Friday at work. This Lululemon scarf, which can be worn as a cowl, hood, or wrap-around, is also my new best friend.

Also picked up this parka from Warehouse after seeing it in this post from Le Catch (my go-to blog for some outfit inspiration).  I’ve been looking for an army green parka with leather sleeves for a while — the layers and hood make this one perfect.

And what’s winter without a few cozy sweaters? I noticed my closet was severely lacking in all things warm, so I invested in these two ski sweaters — this mohair one from Mango and an Aztec-inspired one like the one pictured above from local boutique Koo De Ker.  I plan to wear both with some black ankle boots and some faux leather skinnies (I picked up these from H&M a while back)

So, I splurged a bit on winter clothes this year — a girl has gotta stay warm, right? How do you stay warm and stylish in cold weather? [J]

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Simple Hairstyle

Create a simple ponytail with body, on the go!  First pin back the top half of your hair, and pull the bottom half into a pony.  Pull the top half into a pony close to the bottom one, letting the top half fall over.  And you’re ready to go!  Another note, I’m in love with this nail color right now: Sinful Colors Proffessional ‘Timbleberry’, it’s a great coral color that paints on smooth.  I have a few of their colors and picked them all up at Rite Aid®.
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Spring into Style

I’ve been working on a major closet overhaul — you know, the kind where you REALLY go through everything. So far, I’ve got two huge garbage bags full of old clothes to take to the D.I (Utah’s local version of Goodwill) — I’m talking JNCO flares, rainbow studded belts and shirts that barely cover the ladies (did I seriously ever wear this stuff?)  It’s been a fun trip down memory lane, but I’m eager to pare things down in many aspects of my life — the closet is just step one.

It’s felt really good. But, my closet also feels really bare (in a good way).  My new goal: buy just a few unique additions each season to build around the staples. Here’s what I’m swooning over today:

I’m loving the rose-printed jeans, although I feel like they’ll end up in a similar D.I. pile in a few years.  The moss green tee acts as the perfect classic balance.  Also, I think this is the year of the romper for me — I’ve always been hesistant, but why?!? With the right structure, it’s just like a dress with shorts! What could be better than that?  This number has both — pintucking and voluminous shorts in navy blue.

What are your favorite spring fashion trends?
–Jen

My Perfect Summer Style

My Perfect Summer Style

I love what Garnet Hill has selected for summer!
http://pinterest.com/blisshall/my-perfect-summer-style/