FREEZING OUT! I wore this just to go shopping, but shopping in the city means a lot of outdoor time. My favorite trick for when it’s super cold is to wear my cheapest sweater. You heard me! Cheap sweaters are made of cheap, synthetic fabrics which trap in your body heat. This wrap sweater is an old go to for cheap warmth. I had forgotten about these (also cheap!) fur lined boots. Paired with wool socks, these babies kept my feet nice and toasty.
The drawback to all this synthetic heat is that the fabrics don’t really breathe once you are inside. Between my plastic layers and the additional 50% off sale items at J. Crew, I was in a bit of a sweat.
(I only tossed on these necklaces for a little pop of color in the pictures, but I took them off to make room for a big scarf once I headed out.)
I was warned that the other couple we had dinner plans with were coming “very casual”. That was fine with me, since I spent the first half of this Saturday barfing up the Old Fashioneds I had the night before (NEVER AGAIN.).
I tossed these jeans back on, and immediately grabbed for this favorite burnout sweatshirt that hasn’t gotten much play recently. I threw a bunch of sparkly jewelry on – including this ooold Gap necklace with flannel plaid that ties into a bow in the back. The red boots added a pop of color, and kept the jeans from dragging on the soggy ground outside.
I later added this plaid blazer over for additional warmth, which came in very handy in the chilly Blue Line Lounge.
I ordered new laces since the ones that came with were way too long and way too bright. I found these on Amazon.
- Necklace old Gap (similarish)
- Sweatshirt old Forever 21 (similar)
- Tee Nikibiki (buy in Suntan)
- Rhinestone bangle favor from Indian wedding (similar)
- Gold Bangle ?? (similar)
- Watch Fossil (buy)
- Jeans American Eagle (buy)
- Shoes Nature Breeze via Barefeet Shoes (buy half size up, last worn)
- Lips CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Peony (buy)
New Year’s Eve started off pretty normal. The Mr and I had tickets to the afternoon Bulls game, but we woke up and got ready pretty early. Mr suggested that we take my new Canon Rebel out for a spin down in Millennium Park.
I made him stop at Nordstrom Rack first (OF COURSE) to pick up some new gloves. Millennium Park was PACKED, especially around The Bean! We took some pictures and fooled around with the few camera settings we learned to use. Eventually we made our way over to The Faces, and this picture:
quickly became this picture:
But I digress 🙂
Here is what I wore to the game. I bought this Rachel Roy shirt in Philadelphia with my Daffy’s gift card (oddly enough). I usually just sleep in it, and I actually struggled a little to put it in an outfit without looking like an angsty teen. I’m as sick of looking at these boots as you are, but knowing that we would be hanging out in the park, naked ankles were NOT an option.
And here’s an extra ring shot, just because 🙂