winter 2023

Oversized sweater and jeans for winter

oversized sweater and jeans and mulberry handbag
mulberry zipped bayswater mini maple

wearing: oversized sweater (on sale) / silver hoops / holiday nail polish / small tote bag / black belt / black jeans / black boots /

There’s nothing like an oversized sweater on a cool, crisp day to stay cozy and warm. I love this one, which happens to be on sale right now, and available in other colors. Love that!

I paired this cozy sweater with my new Mulberry mini Zipped Bayswater. This classic handbag is roomy and chic. I am in love! If this is the first time you are seeing this bag, be sure to check out my review which I posted last week.

steamers los gatos linguini

This was the perfect, cozy and casual look for a delicious lunch at Steamer’s Grillhouse in Los Gatos. One of my favorite dishes there is the Steamer’s Linguini which is pictured above.

I highly recommend this yummy dish! Of course, everything on the menu is good. You cannot go wrong with what you order! Steamer’s is a Los Gatos staple and has been around for years. They get busy on peak nights, so be sure to make a reservation.

Also, if you love cozy sweaters, this one is on sale. I am thinking of getting the grey one too!

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I hope you are enjoying the holiday and winter seasons.

Thanks for stopping by!


los gatos street style

BAF Weekly IT List

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: ivory moon shaped bag / star necklace (under $100, use code CathyO-20 to save 20% off) / Chanel nail polish / Dior spring nail polish / sweater coat (on sale under $100) / straight leg jeans / silver bracelet (use code CathyO-20 to save 20%) / green woven handbag / black M Frame bag / black shoulder bag / black lug sole boot /

Well, spring is definitely getting a beating from winter! We had a week of spring, and now we have been thrown back into a very cold winter weather pattern. The only way to brighten the day is with spring nail polish, classic handbags which are hot for spring, and beautiful jewelry.

My spring 2023 trend report will post on Monday. In it, I discuss the handbag trends for the spring 2023 season. As you know, classic handbags are hot, and the anonymous handbag is the IT look of the year. You’ll want a small or medium bag without any flashy logos. Look for beautifully crafted bags which will last a lifetime.

Speaking of lasting a lifetime, investment dressing is in. So, in case you missed Wednesday’s post, I want to introduce you to Lois Hill Jewelry. This beautiful collection of jewelry offers intricate pieces inspired by travel, art, and history. I am in love with the collection! You can wear each piece alone, or layer them for a more dramatic look. Everything Lois Hill designs transcends trends and offers a timeless look. These are pieces you can pass on for generations. Love that! Plus, there are pieces under $100. Love that too!

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What are you loving for spring 2023? Spring launches on the blog Tuesday! Stay tuned!



Pop of green on a cold day

Wearing: sunglasses / star necklace c/o Lois Hill (under $100, use code CathyO-20 to save 20%) / black long sleeve tee / black sweater coat / spring nail polish / bracelets c/o Lois Hill (use code CathyO-20 to save 20%) / green shoulder bag / straight leg jeans (under $100) / golden boots /

We had a tiny little glimpse at spring, and then boom! The weather swung back to winter! Thankfully this sweater coat is super cozy and perfect for staying warm when the weather drops into chilly temperatures.

In order to spice up this basic black sweater coat, I added this beautiful silver jewelry and a pop of green. After all, green is predicted to be one of the top three colors of 2023! So, if you like green, this is your year! Love that!

My spring 2023 trend report is coming up very soon, and one of the topics I will discuss is jewelry. As we move towards anonymous handbags, and far away from loud logos, the trends in jewelry are returning to a more classic and investment minded look. This year, it is time to invest in timeless pieces that can be layered or worn alone. Jewelry should transcend trends, and be something you can invest in. You will want to look for pieces that can be worn for years, even decades. Jewelry you can pass down to your children is main goal. Of course, the early 2000’s bling look is currently reserved for dressier, or formal, occasions. This means for our daily jewelry pieces we want casual investment pieces, or investment pieces we can wear with both jeans and our little black dress. This is why I am in love with Lois Hill Jewelry. They have beautiful, crafted pieces you can layer, wear alone, dress up or down, and wear forever. Love that!

In addition to timeless jewelry, the color trends for 2023 are happy and bright. As you know, magenta and shades of red or pink are hot this year. In addition to magenta, red, and pink, we are looking at colors from the orange family and also the green family. I am not a big fan of the orange family, but when it comes to green, I am huge fan! I love green! Since it is still winter, my green handbag is perfect for rocking the green trend. As I shop for spring, I will be keeping my eyes open for more green; and pink. I love pink too!

Stay tuned! My complete spring 2023 trend report is coming up next on the blog!

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