How to Layer During the Snow

DSC02544 DSC02538 DSC02542 DSC02545 Indiana got covered with a blanket of snow last night, and it is still snowing strong this morning. It is the perfect day to stay in and cozy up to a loved one and a cup of coffee. I already have had plenty of Cooper snuggles this morning. I’m off to venture out into the cold and snow to model bridesmaid dresses for my friend B and her upcoming wedding. She’s having a hard time deciding what look she wants, so fingers crossed that I can help her narrow it down. Choosing bridesmaid dresses for my wedding was hard too, so I know what she is going through! This outfit is practical and not fancy at all, so hopefully, there is no one to impress at the bridal boutique! I love mixing stripes with almost every other print imaginable, and this scarf/shirt combo is one of my favs. How to Layer During the Snow:

  1. Pick a thicker knit top that still is fitted. Put it on.
  2. Take an oversized sweater (one in a bigger size than you normally wear, so it will fit over your first top). Put it on.
  3. Accessorize with a thick scarf.
  4. Throw on your warmest jacket (not pictured).

ps. After these photos occurred, The Fiance pelted me with snowballs. I got a few in too (I promise we are not five year olds), but stayed plenty warm in this look.

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  • On Target item: Denizen Jeans, Target (exact)
  • Black Cardigan (I found a long one that I love!): Old Navy (exact)
  • Scarf: Old Navy (old)
  • Striped Sweater: thrifted
  • Duck boots: L.L. Bean (got mine thrifting for $25, but exact)

The Bucket Game

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Fact: all the local Targets here in Indianapolis sell sports gear for the local professional and school teams. Hypothesis: I would guess that all local Targets sell something like that for their state and collegiate teams. But I’m not for sure? So let me know in the comments if your hometown Target sells sports gear for your teams.

I think this is a really great idea. I love that I can go into my favorite store and pick up some gear for my favorite sports teams. I have bought a few items of Indiana University (my alma mater) apparel from Target, and this t-shirt is one of my favorites.

I pulled it out to wear today, because myself, my dad, and one of my best friends, B, are all going to the annual IU vs. Purdue Bucket Game. My dad graduated from Purdue, and B and I graduated from IU. The rivalry between these two schools is legendary, and the yearly football game decides which team gets to add their letter to the bucket. I’m hoping for an IU win, but we have not been playing well for the past two games. The good news, though, is that Purdue hasn’t been playing well all year!

I’ll have to bundle up (the game is always played on the last weekend of November, it seems) and plan on wearing this t-shirt as one of my core layers, but this is what I would wear to the game had it been played in late September. T-shirt, cardigan, and jeans, plus a game with my dad and a stadium hot dog. What more could a girl ask for as a great tradition!?

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  • On Target item: Indiana University t-shirt (check in stores for apparel for your local sports team)
  • Hat: Moon Shadow, Target
  • Cardigan: Merona, Target (recent and on sale!)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target Jeans, (got mine in August in stores)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

Cozy Leopard

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Who snagged a cardigan from the little girls department of Target to be like everyone else on Instagram? This girl.

I am so glad that I did too. It is so warm and so cozy, and I might be a little bit biased, but it DOES NOT look like a little girls cardigan. It definitely is long enough – shockingly long enough in the sleeves too. Just a good reminder that great things can be found in unexpected place.

You can’t go wrong with such a classic print. There is this great pin going around Pinterest that is from Jenna Lyons, president and creative director of J.Crew. It says, “As far as I am concerned, leopard is a neutral.”

I’m with you, Jenna. 100%.

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  • On Target item: Cherokee cardigan (on sale now -40% off – check the little girls dept.!)
  • Tee: Merona, Target
  • Denizen Jeans, (got mine in August, in stores)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

Blue Da-Ba-De

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Blue is my favorite color. And it use to overwhelm my closet so much that I would put myself on blue-color bans, where I would force myself to branch out to other colors. I find myself embracing it a lot these days as well. It will be the main color at my upcoming wedding. It is the color of my favorite pro sports team (cough Indianapolis Colts cough). And mushy mush, it is the color of Fiance’s eyes!

Anyways, this outfit combines a lot of my favorite blue items (including a fairly new-from-clearance blue top). Hope you enjoy! Now I’m off to go snuggle up on the couch with a cup of coffee and my laptop, which is a perfect activity for this dreary Indiana day.

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  • On Target item: Merona Top (in stores on clearance rack)
  • Cardigan: Merona, Target (spring 2013)
  • Pants: Gap (old)
  • Shoes: Merona, Target (old)