Mini Winter Lookbook 2018

Mini Winter Lookbook 2018

Over the past weekend, my friend Chelsey (https://chelseynacole.wordpress.com/) and I took advantage of the nice weather we had for about 30 seconds to shoot a little winter lookbook for y’all. I feel like it’s been forever since the last time I did one of these, so I’m super excited to be creating outfits again. Let’s get into it.

Simple:

 

The first look I have is a bit on the laid-back-grungy-side. The over-sized button up with the deep purple hue brings that out in me. I wore a simple grey t-shirt underneath with some black skinny jeans and ankle boots. A look like this is perfect for those days you don’t feel like getting dressed, but know you would feel better trying a little bit. It was definitely the most comfortable of all these looks. This is something I wear on a regular basis throughout the winter.



Wintertime Sadness:

I don’t know what it is about this look that is so moody. The grey wall just feels like winter and the soft pink amps up the mellow vibes. What I did to create this was wear a monochromatic pink t-shirt dress with the same grey top as the first look. I tied the shirt in a knot to make the silhouette more chic. The thigh high socks are for warmth and as you can see the boots are versatile.

To me, this outfit has a very blurred line between soft grunge and sad prep? What I’m saying is, I don’t know who I am. And I feel like this look definitely reads that. Maybe that’s why I love it so much.

I hope I’ll be able to wear cute dresses like this again in the near future. We’ll see. With this weather being warm and cold, it’s hard to know what to dress like in the mornings. I am a huge fan of layering, and I would love to continue being bold with dresses this season.

Beige:

This look plays around a lot with neutrals. It has the neutral dress and shoes, the white socks, and the pale pink. I did the same thing with the prior look, where I threw a top over my dress. I like doing this to layer up and recreate a basic dress into a functional skirt. It keeps me warm while also letting me wear some of my favorite pieces. You could always throw on some cute tights underneath if the socks aren’t enough.



Overalls:

Are overalls still a thing? I don’t even care. This look gives me Nancy Wheeler inspiration. The stripes matched with overalls has and always will be a major mood. I’ve had these overalls for two years, and after being made fun of when I wore them the first time, I thought I’d put them up for good. But here we are, fresh into the new year, and I’m ready to venture out of my comfort zone again.

The dark denim overalls really set this look apart from other recreations. To make sure your figure still shows through, I like to wear a crop top underneath instead of a full t-shirt. I feel like the artist I am in this outfit. I honestly love this. I paired this look with my black faux leather booties.

Thanks for reading everybody. Chelsey and I had a lot of fun making this for you. I hope it inspires some look for y’all in the future.

Nifty Thrifty

Okay so as promised in last Friday’s post, today I will be showing you the items I got thrifting with a really cool friend of mine.

This sweater above is sooooo cozy and comfy. It fits like a sweater dress, but it’s actually a few sizes too big, so for my outfit, I rolled up the sleeves. It is a thick knit, with light grey, dark grey, and white thread. It sinches at the bottom and wrists. My absolute favorite part is the buttons by the neck.

This shirt is so beautiful. I absolutely love this print, reflecting back to the Dark Florals I showed you in a few posts back. These colors scream fall to me. It’s a soft material, long sleeve shirt, that fits a little snug but isnt uncomfortable. I matched with with my highwaisted destroyed mom/boyfriend jeans and the look was killer. This was definitely a good find.

Moving right along, this sweater is cute and chic. It’s also a thick knit, with grey, white, and a hint of blue threading. It’s a high neckline and long loose sleeves. I love the feel of this material. It should keep me warm throughout these early months of winter. I could pair with a nice Khaki jean pant and black or maroon boot.

This next sweater, ugh so dusty rose and simple, I love it. The BEST part is the neckline. Here’s a close up:

How adorable is that?! It is such a small feature but makes a big difference. This nice pattern also circles the wrists. It’s unbelievable how soft this sweater is. I can see this sweater with a light wash jean, white jeans, or even a cute skirt.

Last but not least we have this super huge, super grunge, and super autumn button down shirt. (Didn’t I tell you button downs are in and totally easy to find!!?)

This shirt fits like a dress on me and is great for those oh-so-often lazy days. I’m obsessed with these colors and think this will look so cute over pants/leggings, a dress, or matched with thigh high boots.

That’s everything I got at my local thrift store spending only $20!!! I also picked up a completely random CD because the cover art was really cute. Anyways, I’m super excited to style these clothes and photograph in them. I hope this inspires you to save a few bucks while also supporting your local stores.

PSA: Considering that this is Thanksgiving week, I won’t be posting this Wednesday and Friday. However, I am starting a Care series in my beauty posts. Everyone have a safe and fun Thanksgiving!!!

Please feel free to comment any ideas you would like to see from me. Thank you so much for reading. It really does mean the world to me.