Comfort classics

Casual winter outfit with waffle knit cashmere, olive green jeans, black ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
J.Crew pom-pom beanie and cashmere scarf winter outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black beanie, tan scarf, ivory sweater, olive green jeans, black ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Winter outfit with black beanie, cashmere scarf, ivory sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual winter outfit with cashmere sweater, olive jeans, black ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

This outfit is in the running for my favorite outfit of this winter! It’s made up of so many favorite items: a fun pom-pom beanie (black goes with everything so I wear it all of the time), a cashmere waffle knit sweater (forever a fan of Everlane’s cashmere—especially when it’s textured), olive green skinny jeans (I knew I would like them but I didn’t realize just how much I would enjoy wearing them), and, of course, a pair of ankle boots (I opted for the pair with the wood heel so they wouldn’t look too heavy with the rest of the outfit). I hadn’t yet blogged the cashmere scarf, but I love how it goes with the pom-pom and offers a tonal element when paired with the ivory sweater.

Not only is each item one of my favorites, this color combination also happens to be one I love, and I’ve talked about it before (mostly recently when I wore it during my style sudoku with the same beanie and jeans). I think I love it so much because it’s classic yet earthy and mimics what nature looks like at this time of year (I’m thinking of snow-covered pine trees). Wearing an outfit with so many elements that I love gives me not only comfort but also confidence. Now I just need to figure out how to feel this way about all of my outfits!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane sweater / exact (review here)
Madewell jeans / similar by Old Navy
Madewell boots / old; similar
J.Crew beanie / exact
J.Crew scarf / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Second winter

Winter outfit with nubby pullover, burgundy pants, tan ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Thread and Supply wubby pullover via Nordstrom — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Earth Pineberry ankle boots winter outfit with nubby pullover and burgundy pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual winter outfit with nubby pullover and burgundy pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual and cozy winter outfit with nubby pullover — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

We had a short stint of winter weather in December (with rain around Christmas), then a relatively mild January, and now we’re back in the thick of winter with cold temperatures, wind, and snow showers. I’m sure you’ve heard by now about all of the snow that Seattle has been receiving (this month is the 8th snowiest month in Seattle so far). We haven’t been quite so lucky here in Boise (though I’m not so sure I’d consider Seattleites “lucky,” haha), but the mountains around us have been getting pummeled with snow. We’ve received dustings here and there—enough to make the roads a mess for the morning commute but not enough to call snow days, naturally. And if we do get any snow, it’s pretty much melted by the afternoon.

I’ve lucked out and not had to wear my snow boots too often so far (knock on wood, ha!). I’ve been getting away with ankle boots most days. My ankles do get chilly, but I only bare them if I’m not going to be outside for long, i.e. from my car to the office or from my car to the grocery store. (And if temperatures dipped really low, I’d opt for proper winter boots with wool socks.) I’m a big fan of this outfit because it combines my favorite type of boot—ankle boots, of course—and a cozy, oversized pullover. This is a combination I’ve worn to work a few times this winter. My boss thinks I look like a sheep, ha! I don’t mind because I enjoy feeling like I’m wearing a fluffy cloud.

To keep from getting too warm while sitting at my desk, I typically wear a thin long-sleeved Heattech tee by Uniqlo under the pullover. If I plan to be outside in the cold for an extended period of time, I’ll wear a slightly thicker layer (like a cashmere sweater) between a Heattech tee and the pullover and then add a heavier winter coat. I only have one coat that can fit over this pullover comfortably and it’s a men’s ski coat that my brother handed down to me, haha. Even though it’s huge on me (Korri and I can share it), it’s the warmest coat I own!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Thread & Supply pullover / exact (on sale!)
Madewell pants / old; similar by Abercrombie & Fitch
Earth boots c/o / exact (limited sizes) or similar from Macy’s (last seen here)
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Blushing

Burgundy and pink casual outfit for Valentine's Day — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Burgundy flannel shirt and pink jeans / casual Valentine's Day winter outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grana light pink skinny jeans winter outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell flannel Sunday shirt casual winter outfit with Gorjana Taner bar necklace — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Burgundy flannel shirt, light pink skinny jeans, gold flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Another day, another pink-themed outfit! (What can I say? It’s February!) This time, I pulled out my light pink skinny jeans for another casual Valentine’s Day-inspired winter look paired with my burgundy Madewell flannel Sunday shirt. A light pink and burgundy color combination isn’t new to me (check out this work-appropriate Valentine’s Day-themed outfit from three years ago), and I love a good excuse to pull these pants out at any time of year.

I must admit, though: as much as I love wearing these pink jeans (they’re so comfortable), the color throws me off because it’s so close to my skin tone. I love the idea of pink jeans but I should probably wear a darker color…but I also don’t want to give these up just yet. Agh! Maybe I just need to vacation somewhere tropical and get a little color on me, ha! (Not too much color, though, and I’d definitely still wear sunscreen. Hi mom!)

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend and/or for Valentine’s Day next week? After a few weeks of normal to above average, almost spring-like warmth, it’s back to winter with snow and cold in the forecast for the next week. Guess I can’t pack away my snow boots just yet… And my winter outfits may finally have a snowy backdrop! I’ll be using this weather as an excuse to stay in and watch as many gymnastics meets as I can. ;)


OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell shirt / exact (on sale!) (last seen here)
Grana jeans / similar by Banana Republic (last seen here)
J.Crew flats / old; similar from Amazon or Kohl’s
Gorjana necklace / exact (also available from Shopbop)
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact