Monday, December 12, 2011

Freezing in Plaid

It has been absolutely freezing in Oregon lately.  And today, it was both freezing and windy.  Hence my looking all hunched and awkward in these photos:



But, I never claimed to be a model.  I don’t even play one on this blog.  So, let’s all ignore the dear-God-its-so-cold look in my eyes and focus on the clothes, shall we? 

Today I layered the heck out of my outfit in a mostly failed attempt to keep warm.  On the bottom, I layered a vintage wool plaid skirt (thrifted) over tights (Target) and layered socks over my tights.  On the top, I layered a charcoal wool cardigan (Tulle) over a cream cashmere short-sleeve sweater (Forte via Ideeli) which in turn was layered over a burgundy blouse (Target).  I topped the whole thing off with a studded belt (Michael Michael Kors via Nordstrom) and my Born Crown riding boots (“Sosie” via Nordstrom).

Happy Monday, Everyone!  I hope you’re all staying warm (or cool if you’re lucky enough to be experiencing summer right now).

Gracey

22 comments:

  1. Your layering skills are amazing, such a great outfit!
    I lovelovelove the skirt and the belt on you.

    I surprisingly stayed warm most of the day... This december is warmer than usual here.

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  2. Love it! The plaid, layers and colour palette. Just gorgeous :) Those boots are such a beautiful shade too
    Happy Monday to you too!

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  3. Love this outfit! I have a ton of vintage plaid/tweed skirts to roll out this winter but I'm terrified of the cold! Will have to brace myself and squeeze on those fleece lined tights soon enough! :)

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  4. I swear, NW England and the PNW have EXACTLY the same weather, almost all the time. Layering is both an art and a survival strategy & you are looking so stylish doing it!

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  5. I know, I can't believe how cold it's been here lately! I wear like five layers every time I go outside. (Except for outfit photos. Then I reluctantly strip off the outer layers for a few minutes of torturous photo-taking.) You did a great job with all these layers - it's a nicely put together look.

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  6. It's been really challenging to dress appropriately lately, hasn't it? Ugh. Maybe we'll figure it out by June.

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  7. Gracey,

    Really like this skirt! Im just bummed that your amazing layering didnt pay off as far as warmth goes!

    -Nico

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  8. I love every bit of it, Gracey! Sorry you're still shivering though : < The belt and boots are truly fab.

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  9. Lovely, just lovely! I can't believe anyone ever donated such a fantastic skirt! I mean, hello?!

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  10. Love, love, love, love, love, love, love... love, LOVE this outfit, Gracey. Love. Love love. Love. Looooove. L...ove.

    It has been FRIGID here in the Pacific Northwest, hasn't it? I've been wearing so many layers that I look like the Michelin Man. I have to force myself to go outside to get outfit pics... and let me just tell you, I am NOT a good sport. ;)

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  11. You did a great job layering. I love the color combo!

    I'm too much of a baby to take my outfit posts outside... Between the people that might start staring at me and the weather... I've just opted for in front of the Christmas tree for now! Maybe when I've been doing this longer and it gets warmer I'll head out.

    - Justine

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  12. i love your skirt, its perfect for freezing weather!

    <3 steffy
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  13. I'm in some serious denial of how cold it is here. I don't know what my problem is but I'm definitely not ready for winter this year.

    Jenn

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  14. Haha I don't think you look cold Gracey! You should be an actress! :) I love the way you layered here. The belted cardigan over the sweater is super cute!

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  15. I love this outfit! The colors and textures are beautiful.

    It has been really cold! I am enjoying it because I have a few articles of clothing that I can only wear when it gets super cold (I'm always hot, so I usually dress a bit lighter than most).

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  16. You. have. a. plaid. skirt. My mind is BLOWN. I am awash with envy. This is some impressive layering too: too bad you were still cold! Stay warm!

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  17. Love this skirt! Saw a gorgeous similar one in a store the other day and it was £40! Eh, no... ;)

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  18. Love that vintage skirt! It's finally cold here too, and it makes me so happy to own wool pants.

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  19. Love the skirt and your super-layered look! I wish I could layer so well. What is your secret?

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  20. Thanks for the tip on how to layer sweaters. You look fab!

    Kari Margot

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  21. that plaid skirt is to die for,and i love your favorite boots. tights with socks is so much fun..pdog

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