This is my last winter fashion post of the season. I don't care how cold it gets. I don't care if we get dumped on with yet another blizzard in April. I refuse, I absolutely refuse to do one more winter fashion post when it is officially spring. This is why I get SO MAD when all the fashion bloggers start screaming "I Love Fall" and wearing their chunky sweaters, tall boots, and blanket scarves in August...because in Wisconsin are winters are long enough. I will not make them any longer by dressing for it in August.
Anyway, rant over. These pictures were taken last week Sunday. On the first day of daylight savings time. I wore it to see a matinee with my husband, lunch, and then some shopping. When we got home, it was still light enough to take pictures, but then it started to snow, like crazy! But it ended up giving us some very nice pictures and hopefully a pretty final farewell to winter.
Everything I am wearing is old. I know, I'm beginning to sound like a broken record. I didn't buy a whole lot of new winter items this season because there weren't a lot of new styles and I already had more winter clothes than I knew what to do with. I did do a major overhaul of my closet and got rid of about 1/3 of my clothes. I donated basically everything that didn't fit well, was uncomfortable, made me feel unattractive in it, or I simply tired of. I then took inventory of my closet and started buying some new spring pieces; mostly pants and tops. I came to the conclusion that I only liked stretch denim and I also wanted higher waist pants. I'm tired of wearing the low rise that use to be so popular a few years back. I need to 'tuck it in' if you know what I mean. I also find regular denim...how they used to make jeans...now so uncomfortable and I only want to wear the stretch denim.
This is a long tunic sweater that I last showed you HERE. This time I paired it with black ponte knit pants (Worthington, JCP), and an old black vest. The vest is super thin so it doesn't add a lot of extra bulk but still keeps me warm. I often wear it around the house on cold winter days. The last time I showed you this vest was HERE.
The sweater is a Medium Tall so it's extra long. Sweaters can't be long enough in my opinion, especially if I want to wear them with leggings.
The vest is only quilted in the front which really eliminates extra bulk. I own three winter puffer vests. This thin one, a medium weight white puffer vest, and a very thick burgundy puffer vest. I think it's important to have a variety of puffer vests in different thicknesses and colors because I used all three of them for different purposes. This vest I wear either indoors or when the weather isn't that cold. In contrast, my burgundy thick puffer vest I practically wear as a winter coat because it's so toasty warm.
I absolutely love these fur infinity scarves. They are so soft and toasty warm. I have three of them, this pretty leopard print scarf, one in tan, and one in black.
My ankle booties are by Liz Claiborne sold at JCP a few years back but they still have similar styles available.
And that's it for my very last winter fashion post of the year! See you on Friday with a spring fashion post...warm weather or not!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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