An Arctic blast arrived in East Tennessee, bringing with it a few inches of snow.
We don’t often have severe winter weather or even very much snow here. When it gets extra cold, I add more layers and a hat. This is my favorite winter hat thus far. I told you about my DIY project to personalize the hat on my old blog here. I have also told you I don’t wear jewelry near my face with a hat, but you can see that I broke my own rules here. I intended to remove the hat and coat when we arrived at the church, where a memorial service was held for my friend’s mother. After wearing the hat for even a few minutes, I realized removing it was not an option, so I kept my hat-hair covered for the remainder of the day.
This is the same winter coat I purchased last year. I shared the details here. The short boots with a block heel and tread on the soles are old from Antelope Shoes. They are the most snow worthy boots I own. The large cashmere wrap is old from J.Jill. The leather gloves are many years old. I think I bought them at T.J.Maxx. They were made in Italy, and they are lined in cashmere.
I always look for the best quality I can find within my budget. I gravitate to classic menswear-inspired pieces because they fit my personality, and I don’t tire of them so quickly. Even as a child, I never felt comfortable in bright colors, bows, lace, prints, ruffles, or anything that sparkled too much. My three guidelines for getting dressed each day are simple. 1. Dress for the weather. 2. Dress for the event. 3. Dress for your personality in what suits your shape.
If you are looking for all the latest trends, my blog may be a disappointment for you. I show you pictures of what I wore, and it is often classic basics that I may have owned for a couple of years or longer. I do buy new items occasionally, but I always look for pieces that I can wear many times, in several ways, and for years to come.