Say ya to da fashion!
For the first several years after moving to America we would make the long drive to the far far north every winter to visit my stepson. He was attending Michigan Tech University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. His birthday is in February and we always liked to celebrate with him. The U.P. as its known was settled by people of Scandinavian heritage and has its own language, customs and food. This part of the country is pretty wild and rugged and as you’d expect they get tons of snow! Some of these trips were pretty scary when you couldn’t even see the road. My husband would usually do the driving but that didn’t mean I could relax in the passenger seat. I was the lookout for deer, blowing snow drifts and crazy logging truck drivers! These guys were so used to driving on the snow covered roads that they didn’t even slow down. The best plan was to get behind one of these trucks and just try to keep up! As beautiful as it is in this Winter Wonderland I was very happy when he got his degree and moved back down south to a bit more reasonable winters!
If you’re just reading my blog for the first time, what’s been taking you so long? Joking! But I do want to welcome you. This week I’m featuring outfits that are go to for going out in the winter weather. For this outfit of the day I started with this soft pink coat. I’ve long outgrown the age where I like to play princess and sometimes this light pink color can come off as a bit too youthful. Not that I look or dress old but no mature woman wants to be treated like a teenager. So to toughen up the softness I covered the pink with a ferocious leopard pattern oversized scarf. This print is spot on and even features the leopard face while it gets right into your face with a bit of sophisticated attitude.
My knee high brown leather boots keep my legs warm and dry and echo from the brown color palate of the feature scarf. The scarf was hard to compete with so why try? I used crisp clean whites to layer under the pink outerwear. White skinny jeans and a soft ivory sweater kept this outfit on the right path. I always like to have that so important 3rd color to make a splash and today went with bright vibrant blue. The neon blue band on my black wool hat almost glows and is the perfect segue to the velvety smooth small bag. My cool white sunnies keep me from being blinded by the bright bling of the metal accents on the purse while putting the icing on the pretty pink coat.
Wool hat & Blue bag @Saks 5th Avenue
Scarf from China!
Pink Coat @Express
White skinnies @Ann Taylor
Ivory sweater @Nordstrom Rack