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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Plaid keeps you warmer than other prints

It has been below freezing lately. I think the high on the day these photos were taken was 15°, and it's times like these when I question my desire to take outfit photos.

When the nightly news is warning about how quickly you can get frostbite, I should probably be embracing my outerwear as part of my outfit more often than not, but I actually find it harder to make the coat part of the look, and end up just wanting to buy more coats, like this striped one, this black one, and definitely this camel cocoon coat.

I keep wishing for a mild winter, but alas, there is more snow in the forecast.

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The Rundown
White Sweater TJMaxx similar
Black Pants Gap
Boots Migliorini via TJMaxx buy on ebaysimilar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Red Tassels Etsy via RinartsAtelier
Tartan Scarf c/o Front Row Shop
Bracelet J.Crew similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color OPI Havent the Foggiest


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

ooh very winter chic Lydia - the scarf pattern pops out nicely against your white sweater!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Style Journey said...

Great scarf! Plaid definitely helps you look stylish in these frigid temps!

Courtney Erin said...

Such a lovely scarf - winter here is pretty brutal this year as well.

Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

TheTinyHeart said...

I am wearing something very similar to work today! You are SO brave for taking photos in this cold. I took mine on the weekend before it got bad.

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CodeOverdressed said...

I'm going to sound crazy but I'd love to have cold cold winters down here in Mexico, I mean we are freezing but not in the way you guys are and I'd love to have some snow, that's all I want! lol I know is not that great when this has to be part of your everyday life but I'd like a winter like yours at least once, cause we get all the low temps, zero snow! What's the fun in that? ... Your scarf that one I adore, so cute and a perfect accessory for all those fab coats!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Frannie Pantz said...

I can absolutely relate!!!!! It has been pretty decent here in CO (high 40's), but I still have moments like this too. "Am I really doing this? Really?" And do the whole keep the car running, assemble the tripod and camera in the car, get out quick and grab the photos, come back in and thaw fingers dance as well. Sigh. When's summer?

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I love this scarf, I am addicted to plaid.


Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I love this scarf, I am addicted to plaid.


Cee said...

I feel your pain about winter outfit photos - I think we all do. Although it's not quite as cold in the Pacific North West as it seems to be everyday else, we have been under pouring rain for the past several days and there's no sign of it abating. At least you can layer cute scarfs and cosy sweaters when it's cold - even if you are freezing, you're dry and you look fabulous :)

Rosie said...

Love the scarf and the bag . . great look


Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files said...

Yes it is certainly cold out making it hard to get some outfit pics - for me anyway! Love the scarf and plaid.

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh boy, I love that scarf. Cozy and adorable. Kisses

Kim Alston said...

it's been really cold lately. love your sweater lydia and that scarf & bag are gorgeous with it. so pretty.

Rachel Ashely said...

I love this classy outfit!
You look so cute!

Rachel Ashley

Cheryl van den Berg said...

I have all these scarves in my closet that I hardly wear. I have to start adding them to ensembles to keep me warm!


Lorena said...

Kudos to to for having the spirit to go out and take pictures in this harsh winter!
I think it would be a good opportunity to showcase your outer wear, don't you think ? Maybe you can also dress up your coats with pins and such... might be fun-

Closet Fashionista said...

I love those boots! So cool with the zipper up the front!
And yep...I hardly ever take pictures with my coats on...although I did in today's post

Nikki said...

Love that plaid scarf!! You look adorable. We have been having really cold weather but no snow. I would love a little snow (preferably enough so I can stay home). Stay warm!

saraH said...

I love plaids, it's my most recent obsession lately. You are looking great!


Valerie said...

Beautiful outfit! Like the scarf. Though have you considered trying to find a nice indoor place to take pictures for when the weather is cold or wet or whatever?

TaraMixandMatch said...

I can't get over how cold it has been...but you are certainly still looking adorable during it! Love that scarf!

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

Yep, winter is definitely here. Love this scarf!

~Jeimy~ said...

Love this casual look obsessed with the scarf!

Ali Hval said...

haha, I so agree about it being difficult to wear coats in outfit posts... they really do take over an outfit, you know! I really adore the plaid scarf you have. It's the perfect colors! Stay warm in all that snow, ya hear?

E said...

Ah I love that awesome scarf! I've been all about the tartans lately!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I love your scarf, plaid is fabulous I would say.

Jackie said...

Plaid is hands down my favourite print right now....and I like your theory. And the scarf :)

xoxo Jackie
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kileen valenzuela said...

this tartan scarf is just perfect!! love the navy color against the winter white.

cute & little

simplychic said...

sorry the weather sux, but you look cute ;)

Rebecca said...

Great & chic winter look you put together here....& yes plaid always looks so cozy yet so chic!


Shen Dove said...

I love your scarf Lydia! It looks great with your bag and boots. This frigid weather has thrown me for a loop too. But just think, there's only a few more weeks until the days start getting noticeably longer!

Ramona said...

I so know how you feel, but I think you shouldn't hold on that. Because you don't know who you can inspire by styling with all outfit your coat over again.

xoxo Ra


Anthea Lau said...

looking really cute there, love your scarf with the tartan prints!

Check out my outfit post featuring Zara shirt and winter layers :)
AL xx
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Anthea Lau said...

looking really cute there, love your scarf with the tartan prints!

Check out my outfit post featuring Zara shirt and winter layers :)
AL xx
RASSP blog

Anthea Lau said...

looking really cute there, love your scarf with the tartan prints!

Check out my outfit post featuring Zara shirt and winter layers :)
AL xx
RASSP blog

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u look superrrr pretty and I loved ur boots!
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Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Something that I have always admired about you is your dedication to outfit pictures. I am such a wuss when it comes to the cold. I'll skip pictures and do a Polyvore post instead! You're such a rock star! And a very fashionable and chic one at that! :)

Whitney James said...

Love this look. So chic and comfy and perfect for this brutal weather.


Krystal Es said...

my friend just brought me a tartan scarf from SCOTLAND!!! i was so excited!

Melina said...

Seriously, you're so brave facing these temperatures without a coat. I tried the other day and was like, nope I give up! However, those boots are amazing with their zipper detail. You're the queen of TJMaxx finds! And I'm still obsessed with the colors in that scarf! :)

Jenny Plog said...

Perfect outfit for this winter weather!!!


Anna Gorina said...

Great outfit! Love it!


Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Sorry to hear its sooooooo cold!!! But I do enjoy seeing your winter outfits, especially with cozy prints like this plaid scarf :)


Elegance and Mommyhood said...

This outfit is so simple yet so chic. The scarf is beautiful and it makes all the difference. I pinned it and will re-create it.