How to Layer During the Snow

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  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)

Double Dot Day

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Today is ridiculously windy here in Indy (rhyming poet right here), so much that they are calling it Windinanapolis now. Clever, right?! Please check out my hair for further proof.

So a windy day called for all the dots in the world. This scarf was a gift to me from my friend C. She knows how much I love scarves and polka dots and brought it to me randomly one day when she was up to visit. What an awesome surprise (and friend gesture), right?! This is its first appearance on the blog (which she read regularly, hello C!), so please enjoy it in its splendor!

She also is a super big fan of Cooper and has requested more photos of him on the blog. This is hilariously fitting for today’s post, since he managed to sneak into ALL the blog pictures that I took myself during lunch. He would not cooperate, so I had to wait until after work for The Fiance to take the photos. So here you go, C…I enjoy your scarf. Please enjoy the puppy!

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  • On Target item: Merona Sweater (exact, last seen in this post)
  • Scarf: a gift from my friend C
  • Pants: thrifted
  • Shoes: Mossimo ankle boots (old, similar)

Snow Scarf

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Luckily, I am not actually wearing a scarf of snow, can you imagine how miserable that would be? Indianapolis got a bit of a snowfall last night (weather report says about 3 inches of snow), and The Fiancé and I luckily both were already taking a day off work to spend a “day date” together. I thought I would incorporate this bright scarf to a.) keep in line with my Five for Friday scarf theme this week, b.) to provide a bit of bright colors to the dreary scenery, and c.) to help me stay warm as we’ll be walking around downtown.

We’ve had our bagels from Einstein Bagels for breakfast and dropped my car off to get its oil change (being an adult is so glamorous), and now, we are headed downtown to take in the holiday decorations, visit the Eiteljorg Museum, and try the legendary (and very fiery) shrimp cocktail from St. Elmo’s Steakhouse. Hopefully, I’ll be able to snag some photos and can post the details of the trip on this blog!

Stay warm out there, folks!

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Scarf (old, but similar here)
  • Sweater: Old Navy (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Duck boots: L.L. Bean (got mine thrifting for $25, but exact)

Copycat!, Vol. 2

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Outfit Inspiration from: Ann Taylor Loft online look book

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*Copycat! is a feature where I try to recreate outfits I find on Pinterest (or various other sources of inspiration), utilizing at least one item from Target.

This is my second round of Copycat!, and I am loving actually using my millions of pins! This inspiration came from Ann Taylor Loft, whose clothes I love and enjoy wearing. This skirt was a dream find when I got it. In my size. 50% off? I’ll take two (I actually did…watch out for the navy one to make an appearance someday!).

I think it worked well. I was worried about wearing a white tee, so I switched it to gray. It seemed a little flight attendent style, so I tied the scarf in a knot at the bottom and added a brooch for some sparkle. I do love her boots more than mine. I’ve not been impressed with my tall boots lately and might have to look into some nicer upgrades!

What do you think of my second Copycat!? Did I nail it or what?!

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  • On Target item: Merona Oxford Blazer (navy – recent)
  • Tee: Merona, Target (same style)
  • Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft (got in October 2013)
  • Scarf: gift from future sister-in-law!
  • Brooch: probably stolen from my mom
  • Boots: Macys, old

Tutorial: How to Tie the Loop Knot

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As promised, here is the tutorial for how I tied the scarf in my last post. So easy, and no idea if this is even an original idea. Here we go!

  1. Throw one scarf end over your left shoulder and then the other end over your right shoulder so it looks like this.
  2. Bring each end over the opposite shoulder that it was thrown over, so that it crosses in the back and end up laying on your chest.
  3. Fix the neck loop to how low or high you want it to be and then start tying the ends together (basically in knots).
  4. Continue to tie in knots until there is nothing further to tie. Tuck the dangling strings/ends into the knots (or leave them hanging if you like that look).

There you have it! The Loop Knot scarf look. I think it can be done with any scarf really and gives it a different bit of interest. Let me know if you end up trying this out at home.

The Keys to Thanksgiving

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This is what I wore for our Thanksgiving feast with The Fiance’s family this past Thursday. I figured a sweater and scarf were appropriate for a family gathering, and the graphic of the various keys on the sweater kept it fun. These jeans may seem like skinny jeans, but they have tons of stretch in them, which makes them perfect for Thanksgiving. More room = more food = more desserts. That’s one of my many life mottos.

I’m putting up a post today that shows how I tied this scarf. I’ve never tied a scarf like this before, but liked the look, so I figured I would pass it on.

And holy cats, now it is December. I feel like November flew by. Now I have to find time to wrap the rest of the presents we have, purchase the ones that haven’t been bought, and drink plenty of hot chocolate before Christmas! I think I got this.

p.s. Check out that windblown hair in the first photo. Thanks, Indiana weather, thanks.

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  • On Target item: Merona sweater (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Scarf: London street market
  • Boots: Macys, old

Black (Sweatshirt) Friday!

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Here is a comfy, cozy post Thanksgiving look for you. I’m finally allowing myself to get into the Christmas spirit now that Thanksgiving has come and had its day. I got to enjoy the day with The Fiance’s side of the family, but missed my side just a bit. Sharing is so overrated. Just kidding.

Now about this outfit. So much texture! So much pizzazz with the sparkles and the color of these jeans (The Fiance has been calling me Red Pants all morning)! I’m loving this look mainly because it is so warm and comfortable, but still very styling, in my personal opinion. Can you believe that this is a sweatshirt? It is so soft inside…and it has sequins sewed into little polka dot clusters. Love. Love. Love.

I’m ready to cozy up on the couch and do some online shopping. Because you can never have enough sweaters, right? Right?

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Ankle Boots (old, similar)
  • Scarf: Old Navy (exact)
  • Sweatshirt: Old Navy (exact)
  • Red jeans: thrifted