Freeway Blanket Cardigan (similar ASOS Fringe Detailed Blanket Cardigan or in Vintage Pattern) / Lazerade by Veda Velvet Shorts (similar TopShop Velvet Shorts) / Target Tights / Etienne Aigner Thrifted Boots / Gifted Scarf / Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag
Why hello there Monday, and hello to the freezing temperatures, I think the real Chicago winter has finally landed. DCT and I went out last night for pizza, beer, and some Golden Globes watching (side note: I didn’t realize how many good movies came out this year, so glad both Argo & Les Miserables won in their respective categories, both of them were sooooo good!). When we left I seriously contemplated hailing a cab to drive us the one block to our apartment, fortunately (or unfortunately) DCT was able to talk me down off that cliff though I still feel the icy, burning cold in my legs.
Winter layering has become a big thing for me and my closet lately, this look is actually a little parred down compared to what I have been layering. But through it all, this blanket cardigan has been an essential. Thin enough you can pile sweaters underneath or jackets overtop, yet thick enough to wear on it’s own, it’s a great balance that makes it much more versatile than expected. And I mean, it has the word ‘blanket‘ in it’s name, just thinking about it makes me feel warm and cozy
I’m also in love with this colorÂ palette – warms reds, oranges, and browns paired with cool blues, greys, and greens are my favorite for the winter. It beats wearing black all the time and is still totally cold weather appropriate (though we all know I’ll still rock a summery pink in the dead of winter, haha!).
Stay warm out there! Thanks for reading!