my winter wears

January 16, 2013

boots and scarvesboots and scarvesAnkle boots and chunky scarves are my winter must haves. For sure. Yes, I love the cold and am a native Southern Californian and so I’m kind of wimpy when it comes to the cold, but I love it all nonetheless. Oh! And sweats. Those are getting me through the winter too. Ben got me some for Christmas (because that’s all I asked for) and then I ordered these (in grey and stripe). It was my first time ever ordering from stylemint, but I figured the purchase was justifiable because my old sweats that I have had for about 10 years started getting holes where there shouldn’t be any holes, so yeah… I figured it’s time to make another investment. I’ve been wearing my sweats with denim tops and cozy cardigans, so while still in sweats, I don’t feel like I’m back in college in sweat pants and a sweatshirt. Though, those days do happen too.

My go-to boots are also these clog boots from Lotta from Stockholm. I seriously wear them everywhere, all the time, and my BFF was laughing at me because I even threw them on with my sweats when we went out for dinner. There just so comfy that they are the best thing to throw on when I’m headed out the door. Actually, an epiphany came to me a month or so ago and my favorite types of shoes are ankle boots! Not only can they be worn in the winter, but also in the summer and spring with shorts and dresses. If you looked at my shoe collection, I’ve amassed quite the collection of ankle boots. Therefore, not only do they get me through the winter, they get me through year round too!

Then you have my chunky cowl scarves. I wear them in the house and out of the house. I just love the feeling of my neck warm and toasty. I wish I had time to crochet myself more, but maybe in the summer I can get a head start for next winter. Knowing me (and my household), that really won’t happen though. I really love this one, so it will be on my to-do list next winter.

What are some things that have been totally helping you get through the winter? Or maybe the summer for some of you Southern Hemisphere folk?

13 comments on “my winter wears”

  • Jasmine says:

    I love this post! I love ankle boots and chunky scarves, but surprisingly, don’t own any of either!

    I have big plans to crochet my own chunky scarf soon. Have you tried “snoods”? I know it sounds ridiculous but it just a scarf that is connected at both ends, so it forms a big loop. They are fantastic for keeping your neck warm and are worn like the brown scarf you linked to on Pinterest. Perhaps you should give them a go?

    Thanks for the tips. P.S – which style of boots are they on the Lotta website? I can’t quite work it out!


  • Keri-Anne says:

    It is minus 6 here today and my go to outfits are my dresses (I don’t own any trousers or jeans), cotton tights with boot socks and a chunky jumper over the top. Love my vintage pixie lace up ankle boots too 🙂

  • Christine says:

    this was so great, thanks! I love your style 🙂 p.s. that’s so awesome that stylemint shows you exactly how to wear the pants!!

  • richellejean says:

    omg! I totally want those stripe ones!!!

  • Lauren says:

    I do the same thing! Although my go-to live-in boots are mid-calf cowgirl boots. A dear friend of mine crocheted me six different scarves, in different colors, just after I moved to Denmark … and they are lifesavers. Plus they’re so pretty hanging on my door when not being worn.

  • jozen says:

    oh, ruby! i think we are shoe twins separated at birth! love me some cute ankle booties too! love wearing them with bright tights and dresses and skirts.

    i love jackets, but i get warm very quickly, so i prefer warm chunky cardigans 🙂

  • Deirdre says:

    Clog boots where have you been all my life? I too love the chunky scarves and a warm neck…for this New England gal, warm is key…so anything that makes that happen.

    also- I see homeschool crochet class sometime in your future 😉


  • Leah says:

    Denim shirts have been my summer staple! I bought a light one and then a little later I bought a dark one. Every morning, I wake up and think to myself, “now, which denim shirt shall I wear, and what will I wear it with?” I never wear jeans so double denim is not a risk factor here. Tick!

  • Sarah says:

    I just stumbled across your lovely blog! Your photos are divine! So glad to be following along.

  • Jacinta says:

    Summer here!! and SUPER hot! Cool cotton dresses are staples and a scarf in my hair! Loving the look of your chunky knit scarves!!

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