Love Want Need // Chunky Sweaters & Winter Boots

Remember last week when we mentioned a mild winter? Well we were just kidding. And to our fellow New Englanders, we apologize for jinxing you. We were hit pretty hard by Juno yesterday in both Boston and Hartford, but we ain’t complainin’ (snow dayyy!). SO all of those retailers with their Spring 2015 lines coming out… slow your roll, okay? Because it’s still chilly and slushy around these parts, and we need some gear to get us through it all. Hail to the chunky sweater and waterproof boot!

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Love: Zara belted sweater // Timberland lace-up boot
Want:  H&M cable knit sweater // Hunter high gloss boot
Need: ChicWish flare cable sweater // Teva buckle boot


 

Favorite Fall Footwear

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Shoes. Shoes shoes. Shoes. How we love them so. They just pull an outfit together so perfectly, and fall just screams for new footwear to fall into your lives. So without further ado, I present to you my top faves for this upcoming season:

01. Oxblood Penny Loafer // These menswear inspired little numbers will have you looking sharp and classy. But you may also need to get a pipe, readers, and bow-tie to pull the look together (jk, please don’t do that).

02. Heeled Ankle Bootie // Seriously though, what was I wearing in the fall before booties came into my life? I feel like they just recently came about, and quickly became a fashion staple. Hail to the bootie!

03. Nude Flats // How adorable are those scalloped edges? #icant. Nude flats are simply a must for ladies, and pretty much work year round.

04. Classic Black Heels // I have to admit I don’t have a single pair of classic black heels. Sinful, I know. But now that I’m officially in my mid-twenties (eek), I think it’s about time I get a pair. They just make your legs and bum looks so killer. I really want to wear these with some skinny denim and a plaid button up.

05. D’Orsay Flats // One of the latest trends in the world of flats is the d’orsay. For ladies with little feet like me, they do a great job of elongating your foot a bit to make them look more proportionate to your legs. I got a similar pair to these with a mini wedge from Marshall’s that I’m stoked to wear out.

06. Tall Leather Boots // I’m getting these. It’s official. I mean, that leather. AND they’re a wide-calf. It’s been an honest struggle for me to find boots to fit around my tree-stump like calves, so I’m really hoping these work out!

How to Look Cute in a Polar Vortex

New England is a tricky place. Just when you think things are warming back up a bit, it drops to -4 and you’re forming icicles in your hair. It can be challenging to feel cute in such a scenario, but here are some enlightening ideas to keep you not only toasty, but also adorable.gm_howtolookcuteinapolarvortex

// Find a cute puffy jacket (it’s possible, we swear!) Here are some options: JCrew, BCBG, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein

// Fur lined anything – hat, mittens, hood, scarf…you get the picture

// Chunky/knit everything – socks and hats especially!

// A scarf of any kind, your face will thank you from the bitter winds

// Stylish but practical boots – we’re big fans of LL Bean and Hunter

// Layer up with some normal clothing, because chances are, your office is an average of 70 degrees. Throw a light-weight tee under your wool sweater in case you get too hot

So there you have your typical outfit for the next month and a half.. stay warm out there kids!

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