Cozy attire

Marc Fisher Izzie lace-up shearling boots winter outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Winter outfit with puffer coat and shearling boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Cable knit sweater winter outfit with black beanie — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Winter outfit with puffer coat, cable knit sweater, black beanie — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black puffer coat winter outfit with black beanie — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane black skinny jeans winter outfit with cable knit sweater and lace-up boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Winter abruptly started a couple of weeks ago…and then the snow slowly melted. Now we’re a week out from Christmas and there’s no more snow in the valley! Gotta love it when that happens. I think we have a chance of getting more snow this weekend/early next week, so maybe we’ll get lucky and end up with a white Christmas after all. But once Christmas is over, the snow can go away for good. I won’t be mad. ;) (Well, it can stay in the mountains, lol.)

The best part about the cold weather is the opportunity to break out my new lace-up boots! You may remember that I also have an old pair of black combat-style boots from ModCloth (last seen here), and these boots by Marc Fisher essentially replace those…except for the fact that I feel comfortable wearing the old boots in rain and snow, and I’m babying these new boots, haha. I actually don’t mind wearing these in a little bit of snow, but I don’t think I’d wear them if it was actively raining or snowing or if the snow was deeper than a couple of inches. The soles have quite good traction, which I hope will work well in icy conditions.

I wanted this look to feel cozy yet look streamlined, so I wore my new black authentic stretch skinny jeans and topped it off with my heavy cable knit sweater and ribbed black beanie. The puffer coat was a necessity, but I also like how it adds some extra texture and doesn’t add bulk. The ivory, black, and cognac color palette is a long-time favorite of mine and one I’m sure to keep repeating for winter days to come. I also just realized that my hair kind of matches the pom-pom on the beanie! Ha!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Abercrombie & Fitch coat / similar by Everlane
Amour Vert sweater / similar from Bloomingdale’s
Everlane jeans / exact (review here)
Marc Fisher boots / exact
J.Crew beanie / exact
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Affordable holiday home decor from Target

Affordable holiday home decor from Target — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Yes, I am one of those people that love Target…if that makes me basic, so be it. ;) Target’s selection of holiday decor is one of my favorites, and I always make sure to browse it every fall just to see if there’s anything I’d love to add to my own home. I’m slowly building up a collection of holiday and other winter home decor. My parents have always been super into decorating the whole house, and I love how cozy and festive it feels, so it’d be amazing to do the same someday!

(Note that this post isn’t sponsored by Target; I’m just a huge fan! I wouldn’t say no to a sponsorship or collaboration in the future.)

This year, I picked up a gorgeous silver and gold snowflake pillow (I’m tempted to buy another), a new candle by Hearth and Hand (the scent is a little masculine, but I love it), and some new seasonal blankets (I bought this blanket in every color, haha). I have a gold reindeer that I picked up in a previous season, and how fun is the mug?! Not all of my mugs fit in the cabinet, so I really shouldn’t add another, but you know how I feel about cats…and I love a good play on words, too. :) I collect nutcrackers, and I’m impressed by the quality of the simple nutcrackers at Target!

I also have my eyes on this retro-inspired light-up Christmas tree (my parents have had one like this for years and I’ve claimed it when they no longer want it), this chenille cable knit pillow (cable knit isn’t ideal to have around cats, but isn’t it pretty?!), and this cute little faux pine needle/pinecone pot (you could keep it up all winter—and beyond!). It’s easy to love a lot of items, especially when they’re so affordable.

Other places I like to shop for holiday home decor include Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Pier 1. When I’m shopping, most of the time I’m not looking for anything in particular and just come across something I love! I even have a painting (well, probably a print) I picked up from the thrift store, and I get a new nutcracker every year at the ballet. I’m not aware of any boutiques in Boise that sell holiday decor, but if you’re ever in Salt Lake City, be sure to swing by The Square Nest in Sugarhouse. We went a little overboard when we stopped by last year and picked up so many fun items!

Hope you’re having a cozy weekend! xo

10 outfits to repeat from holidays past

‘Tis the season for all of the holiday cheer in every form, but especially when it comes to outfits! I love pulling out my red sweaters, festive plaid, sparkly accessories, and all of the cozy layers at this time of year. I feel like December is the only month of the year where you can really go all out with the themed outfits. To inspire me (and you!) this season, I rounded up 10 of my favorite holiday looks from the past couple of years: everything from the cozy to the fancy to the outfits I wore to work. (As always, clicking on one of the photos below will take you to the original post.) Cheers! :)