Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside

Even though Monday was the first day of Spring, here in Jersey City we’ve still been waking up to temps in the high 30s. And up at the cabin, it’s still a snow-covered winter wonderland. In fact, It was a frigid 12 degrees last Sunday morning. But back to today, it’s finally sunny and almost 60 degrees, so I’m cautiously optimistic that I can soon put most of this outfit in storage. We’ll see…

When it comes to wearing a longer skirt I’m not a fan of tights — even on a cold day. But I am a big fan of over-the-knee boots and bare legs. I think this pair is at least 6 years old, and they still look and feel like new. As you can see from my 2017 post, they work equally well with skinny jeans or leggings. Guess what else made an appearance way back when? This cat-eared, faux fur hat! It’s still going strong, too.

When this quilted jacket popped up in my Insta feed it was a steal price-wise, so I went for it. And I’m so glad I did. It’s even cuter IRL. And the best combination of a lightweight feel and genuine warmth. It’s going to see a lot of action in the upcoming weeks.

My cableknit sweater skirt is a new addition to my winter wardrobe. It’s from Something Navy, a brand that’s had its fair share of fashion world controversy which you can read about here. Be that as it may, I really fell for its easy pull-on style, super cozy feel, and fun fringe detailing. I think it will make a fabulous, perfectly packable option for any cold weather vacays ahead. Or perhaps a holiday party up at the cabin next December?

Rounding out my look — a long sleeved black tee and my current go-to crossover bag.

I promise I have a warm weather wardrobe in waiting, but in the meantime getting dressed is a day-by-day thing. Looking ahead to next week, temps are dropping again. Ugh. Has Spring sprung where you live? If yes, lucky you!

Jacket: (Commense, on sale, 3 colorways and under $40!) Other stylish quilted options here (on sale, 3 colors!), here (under $70) and here (on sale and love its toggle style!).

Skirt: (Something Navy)

Tee: (Uniqlo HEATTECH)

Boots: (Stuart Weitzman) On sale versions here, here and here.

Hat: (Kate Spade, old) Quilted nylon here, faux fur here (under $30).

Bag: (Ganni, sold out) Love their light blue shoulder bag (50% off).

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Photography by Kristin Moore-Gantz @artdirectthis. 

4 thoughts on “Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside

  1. Writing from Dallas where it is a balmy 85 degrees but I love how impeccably crafted your sweater look is. Thoughts here: the whole is worth more than the sum of its parts. Super cool!

    1. Thanks, Elisa. It’s always great when a (rare) spontaneous purchase turns out to be better than expected.
      Happy Spring!

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