outfits


Grey faux fur teddy coat

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wearing: purple and blue gem earrings / sunglasses / lipstick / blue scarf / grey faux fur coat / black tee / black skinny jeans / clear plastic tote bag / holiday nail polish / black ring / black distressed western style boots /

I am a sucker for  a faux fur coat! When I spotted this grey faux fur coat, I knew I needed to add it to my coat collection. It’s ultra soft, and super cozy! When the weather cools down, I gravitate towards anything soft, cozy, and warm! Love!

Grey is such an easy color to wear; it’s the perfect alternate to black when black feels a bit too dark and heavy. I’m looking forward to wearing this coat throughout the winter, and in February at fashion week in New York! This coat will be fun to wear throughout the winter season. It will pair well over dresses, with jeans, and with holiday attire; it’s quite versatile!

My daughter took these photos over the weekend when it was cold and foggy outside. This coat was perfect to cut the chill, and keep me warm! We stopped in at 85C in Cupertino and enjoyed sweet breads before heading out to run errands. Have you tried 85C? They have such yummy sweet and savory baked breads and pastries. I love stopping in there, and enjoying a treat! If you have a location near you, I highly recommend stopping in, you will love it!

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Which types of coats are you drawn to during the cold, winter season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Rose turtleneck sweater on a cool winter day

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wearing: silver disc earrings / sunglasses / lipstick / rose turtleneck sweater / necklace (sold out, also love this one) / green and silver ring / holiday nail polish / jeans (sold out, also love this pair) / handbag / boots /

I finally found the perfect turtleneck sweater for winter! Three cheers! There are so many cute turtleneck sweaters on the market this season. It makes it difficult to pick just one! I was thrilled when I found this rose turtleneck sweater for winter. It is super soft, the color is really pretty, and it was priced well under $100. Love that!

While many things in my closet can last a few decades, sweaters don’t last too long in my world. My handbags get caught in the yarn, my kids accidentally get caught in the yarn, things randomly get stuck in the yarn. . . do you see a pattern? I’m always finding holes, or getting stuck on things when I wear a sweater! So, when I was looking around for a turtleneck sweater this season, I wanted something that didn’t have super loose knitting, and was also reasonable in price. I am so happy I found this one!

The knit is not loose, yet it is really soft and cozy. The turtleneck is chunky, and keeps my neck covered and warm. The hi-lo hemline gives it a little bit of an unexpected silhouette, and the color is pretty. Who could ask for anything more?

I paired my new sweater with my favorite jeans from the Nordstrom sale last August. They are really comfortable and flattering. I wish they still sold them; and in more colors! I would grab a pair in every color if they made more colors!

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Is there a type of clothing you find you need to replace every year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Vintage brooch and plaid coat

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wearing: sunglasses / lipstick / ivory, cz, and silver earrings / red turtleneck sweater (last seen here) / plaid coat (under $100!) (last seen here) / belt (vintage Prada, also love this one) / dark wash skinny jeans / vintage brooch c. 1960s (also love this green one) / Gucci bag / holiday nail polish / black ring / black rain boots /

Disclaimer: I broke my own cardinal fashion rule; never wear red and green together because you will look like a Christmas tree! Ugh! So, what did I do on the morning I planned to meet my friend Dawn for breakfast at Santana Row? I pinned my green vintage brooch to my coat and threw it over a red turtleneck. What was I thinking???

When I looked at these photos a few days later, I took a deep breath. I look like a Christmas tree, but somehow, it’s OK since it is the Christmas/Holiday season! Any other time of year, and I would go for a clear stone brooch with this outfit. Now that my looong explanation of my red and green together is done, let’s chat about this brooch!

This brooch was my Mothers’. Around the turn of the century, I was in a huge brooch mood. My Mom, who loves jewelry, had a fabulous collection of brooches from the 1960s that she bought when they were all the rage. I raided her stash, and she gave me two of her brooches! I couldn’t believe it. I was so grateful! She never got back into the brooch look, so she is happy the two I took are getting some use.

I love vintage jewelry and accessories. I also have a few vintage clothing pieces which I am too afraid to wear. If something were to happen to them, how would I replace them? It would be impossible! At least with accessories and jewelry they are easy to clean and keep nice.

This brooch is my favorite vintage brooch from my Mom’s collection. Its’ stones are crystal clear, and they sparkle so much! The green is a beautiful hue, and I love the design. My daughters love it too; someday they will be able to split the vintage brooch collection, and I am thrilled that they appreciate vintage and understand how special it is in the world of fashion.

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Are you into anything vintage? If so, what types of clothing and/or accessories?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

Photos taken by the fabulous Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should be Fun at Santana Row.

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