Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Layers & Leopard

Apt 9 leopard beanie hat

Layering clothes...oh it's that time of year. As much as I dream of summer days on the lake, the cool (freezing) temperatures and piling on layers makes me warm and fuzzy. I told you guys on Monday about how I have been trying to get the most wear out of pieces I already own and using them to their fullest extent. Well, here I am again today with items that have been hanging for quite sometime (chambray shirt & black dress). They have both been great friends over the last year or so and continue to triumph when all other things fail within the mess called my closet.

I grabbed this Joe Fresh sweater (in black too), leopard beanie and my new trusty tan tassel scarf over the last few weeks. All three are staple winter items that I plan on getting plenty of wear out of. The scarf was last seen on Friday

Because I live in Texas and the colder months only last a hot second, I consciously focus on key pieces that can be remixed and styled several ways. And in case you missed my last infomercial, these Vince Camuto riding boots are the BEST. They are less than $200, super comfy and much less than so many of the other styles floating around the internet and Pinterest.

how to layer a dress for fall and winter
Vince Camuto Cognac Brown Riding Boots
Fall and winter layering ideas for outfits
Wrenn jewelry
white cable knit sweater layered over a dress
Joe Fresh Sweater via JcPenney // Target Chambray (old: option here and here) // Old Navy Dress (option here) // Vince Camuto Riding Boots // Forever 21 Tassel Scarf // Sole Society Crossbody c/o // Apt. 9 Leopard Beanie // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jewelers Wife (similar ON SALE!!)  // T+J Leopard Bangle c/o (option here)

SHOP THE LOOK



Okay, in random topics...which I haven't brought to the blog in awhile...

1. Taylor Swift? Where are you? Where did you go? I miss you, your guitar and sad, broken heart voice. Am I the only one that isn't a fan of her new album? Okay, maybe three songs are stuck in my head, one being Blank Space. And the video? Oscar nomination? Ha!

2. Santa Claus. Luckily my girls do not read my blog. Hoping other kids who still believe don't either. Anyway, if your children no longer believe in his magic spirit, please talk to them about not spoiling it for others. I know that he is not the reason for the season, but he sure plays an important role. So sad, but this is probably the last year for our oldest to believe and we plan on going out with a BANG!

3. BANG? Yes, I said bang in my last full sentence. We are surprising the kids with a trip to Tahoe this year. Santa is bringing us airfare, clothing and snow!!! With that said, I need help. Do any of you live in Tahoe or traveled there during the winter months? Where should we go? What ski resorts are best? Fun New Year's Eve events? Any info or details you can send my way are greatly appreciated. We cannot wait to see the faces on the kids. They have never seen "real" snow or mountains, or skis, or anything remotely related to a winter wonderland. Ross and I went during the summer three years ago, but there is a HUGE difference between summer and winter activities in Tahoe. :)

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53 comments:

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I love this look, the beanie is so cute. To bad I don't know anything about Tahoe but I'm sure the kids will have a blast.

xo
PinkSole

BlackBlush said...

I really like this look :)

xx
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Daphnee StVal said...

Super chic look! The beanie is so cute, I love the shades of black, camel and neutrals your rocking!

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Erica McLeod said...

A little bit of leopard is always a good thing! Super cute, and I love the boots.
Erica
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Taramixandmatch said...

I need that leopard hat asap, and your boots are gorgeous! The trip you are planning sounds so amazing, I know you will have a blast!

Whitney and Blaire said...

I love this look so much! The layers are perfect and you look amazing! It sounds like you have such fun Christmas plans. My oldest is at the point where I'm not sure if he still believes in Santa. He talks like he does in front of us and siblings, but it's one of those things where you can't ask, "oh hey do you still believe in Santa?" This might be the last year for him too. Insert sad face.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Inge Jane said...

I am loving this cozy neutral look. Your Christmas trip sounds amazing!

Doused In Pink said...

I love this layered look! Your beanie is super cute! Your holiday trip sounds so fun!

Jill
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Victoria Mason said...

SO cute! Those boots are perfect! If they come in black they may replace my worn ones.
We are on our last year with Santa for our oldest too. She keeps questioning us and then the other two ask her, "Is he REALLY real?" We are in for it.

BTW, the link isn't showing up.

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Vicky
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Caitlin Elizabeth said...

I grew up a little over an hour outside of Tahoe and love it there! I started to write some recommendations but it got way too long for a comment so I'm shooting you an email instead. You will love it!

Audrey Solheid said...

Love this look with the layers. The leopard hat is perfect. What a fun trip you're planning, I think we have another year before my oldest really questions Santa but I'm just enjoying it while I can. Have a great day!

Audrey
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Shannon Jenkins said...

You look adorable! In love with that leopard beanie! Youre going to have so much fun your trip!! Ps the link isn't working, or maybe it's just my computer? Happy Wednesday!

<3 Shannon
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Nico lowbudget-lowcost said...

What really nice look, love the boots!

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My Rose Colored Shades said...

You are truly an expert in layering and mixing and matching. Love this whole ensemble. I love that you added the leopard beanie and the camel scarf. Have a great rest of the week, Shanna! ~Cynthia

Kimberly said...

Who says Texas girls can't layer?! This outfit is adorable from head to toe! LOVE!!

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Lexi Walz said...

Love this cozy look! Oh how fun, a trip to Tahoe! I have never been but I'm sure it will be amazing especially for your girls to experience snow and mountains!!

xo
Lexi
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Charming Lucy said...

Tahoe sounds fabulous! I have never been but my husband says it is fabulous! I hope you all have a great time!! I have been searching for a pair of boots for Christmas and I think I just found them!! Susan

Irene Papadopoulou said...

the leopard hat is the cuttest!

Irene
www.thedailylace.com

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Your linky is down, lady friend!

What an awesome family gift! They'll never forget this experience and neither will you guys.

We Shop in Heels said...

Such a great look! It's so cute and cozy! Love that hat.
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Rebecca said...

Can you be any cuter? I love this ensemble u created out of shopping from your closet - it's always a good idea! And I can totally relate to winter being just a hot sec also here in LA!!

REbecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

E Mamakli said...

You've got me at those riding boots- they are perfect to finish up any casual outfit. Love them with your dress/sweater/chambray look, and you know how much I LOVE your accessorizing. Spot and perfect once again.
My oldest is 10 and I think she is mostly convinced about Santa not being real but has doubts. I am not budging, and have plans on making him real as long as possible. :) Your Tahoe plans sound amazing!!! Have never been but know you'll have a great time. <3 XOXO, Elif
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Rach Dulay said...

Loving the layers! It looks cozy and chic!

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Jasmin daily said...

Love this look, will definitely be duplicating before it gets too cold here. I know nothing about Tahoe but your girls faces seeing snow for the first time will be the greatest! Take lots of pics

xo, Jasmin
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Ashley said...

I'm actually with you on the new Taylor Swift video. I think the song is decent, and that her awkwardness totally worked on "Shake it Off", but not this one. I wasn't sure if she was being for real, or if it was a joke!

Charnele Michel said...

Love the girly yet sporty vibe of this look. That beanie is so cute!

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Robyn said...

I am in love with your beanie! Great twist on this classic and casual look. I also love that you went tightless with your riding boots! Super cute!

Robyn
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Always Maylee said...

You look so freakin adorable! I am in love with the leopard hat on you. So sad about the whole Santa thing.. I know this is something I'll have to deal with in the future, blah!

Tom used to go to Tahoe a lot to go snowboarding (he used to snowboard professionally!) and he always says how beautiful it is there. You guys will have SO MUCH fun! What a great christmas gift from Santa! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Kellie said...

Love that this is a dress and not a skirt! Love the look...this has me thinking to try it with a striped skirt I have. Adore the boots - if I weren't on a shopping freeze for myself it would be very easy to get these - love the color!
Thanks Shanna!
Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

Darcy said...

This is so cute! I love it so much because I have pieces similar in my closet and could easily recreate it. Thanks for this inspiration!
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For the Love of Leopard said...

I love this effortless mix of brown and black. That beanie is so adorable on you - obviously love the leopard :)
xoxo Danielle
For the Love of Leopard

Adri Lately said...

What a great trip you guys have planned! I'm sure your girls are going to love it and Santa!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

The Real Arnolds said...

You always manage to wear trends while also staying true to your style. I love the layers in this look. I have trouble layering without looking bulky!

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Sandy B said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect casual look!

Ginnie said...

I love the leopard beanie so much! You look so chic - this is the perfect way to bundle up on cold days:)

Helene in Between said...

you look absolutely flawless! love this beanie so much! just puts the whole look together. can you believe how cold it is in texas??

Kristina said...

Great layering, and your leopard hat is so cute! I wish the cold only lasted a hot second for me, already over this winter.

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Nicole Layne said...

I love how you remixed pieces here and created this layered look! Your beanie is also really cute!

Nicole
Nicole to the Nines

Jessi Bingham said...

You're the cutest!! I love this look. Sounds like such a fun trip to take your kiddos on! I've never been to Tahoe but Utah is def a winter wonderland and I'm already sick of it! Haha

Jessi
www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

Tiffany Ima said...

This is a super cute outfit! I especially love that adorable leopard hat!

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

Sarah said...

You may hate me but I am way obsessed with TSwifts new album, like belt it out in my car obsessed...

V @ X-tremely V said...

Love this whole look!!! I could so rock this for work :)
I think I might be the only person on the planet that hasn't purchased TSwift's new album in any way! lol!
And my little guy will be 3 in a couple of weeks and he is just getting into Santa. This year is going to be a lot of fun!

Sierra Burton said...

Okay first I love this outfit! Cute, comfy and warm :). Secondly...THANK YOU. I thought I was the only person who wasn't a fan of her new cd. I bought it the day it came out because I've never not liked her stuff...but every time I listen to it I like it less.

Caroline said...

Cutest outfit :) Love that you're able to wear a skirt with it - how very Texan of you!

I didn't like her new album at first - I had so much to say about it. But I read a few articles on how you have to listen to the songs in order, you have to know a little bit about the story she's trying to tell with the trajectory, and now I LOVE the album. LOVE it. Of course, I think she's much more suited for country / country-pop, but I read somewhere that it's not fair of us to expect her identity and style not to change. After all, if we were in her place, we wouldn't to be forced to sing the exact same way as I did when we were 14 years old. Also, I find it so weird I wrote such a long comment about this - I'm faaaaar from a diehard fan, so I think this is really funny!

Tahoe!!! We have a tradition here at my college where we go with our dorms the first week of January for a ski trip. You will love it - it's breathtaking in the winter. We usually all pitch in / get some of it subsidized, so we rent out a large house. & then we bring lots of food and hot cocoa, which makes for a fun experience if you're not into spending money on going out to eat all the time. We also usually stay by Heavenly, which I would recommend!

Sienna said...

i've never seen a leopard beanie but it's so cute on you!

Kelsey Long said...

Love the leopard hat!! I'm always a fan of pretty much any leopard accessory! You look great as always!

xo

kels
www.excusemyblog.com

Monica Siembieda said...

I am absolutely loving this leopard print hat! I need one like that in my closet, yesterday!

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Samantha Curtis said...

LOVE that outfit! I am still trying to break out of my comfort zone with layering... love checking on you for inspiration ;) And it makes me so sad that kids only believe in Santa for so long... hope it's a great year!!

Sydney Fashion Hunter said...

How cute is that hat!

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Madeline Mihaly said...

Love the leopard beanie on you, it adds to the outfit for sure! You'll love Tahoe - my dad and sisters went out there August 2013 for a family wedding and they ended up doing a private helicopter ride over the lake and the views were gorgeous! if you can do that you should!


xo, Maddy
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All That Glitters said...

Love the hat! Leopard always has been a favorite of mine:)

Jeanne said...

So cool and inspirational! I love this outfit! Perfect boots!
♥XO♥

Jeanne

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Janeane of Designing From My Closet said...

I love that you are remixing what you currently have. I have been doing the same. It does not stay cool here in So Cal either and I adore the pencil skirt with the tall boots look for this type of weather. I love that you are rocking 2 statement rings! I totally need to try that.

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