The urban phenomenon of “gridlock,” where traffic comes to a standstill across a network of intersecting streets, is no fun. The fashion phenomenon of intersecting patterns is, on the other hand, a playful way to mix up your wardrobe in a fresh new way.
It’s almost (almost!) Spring, and that’s always a good time to rethink and refresh your skincare routine. When it comes to beauty, I am an ingredient and information junkie. I love researching new products and brands and am not afraid to turn myself into a human guinea pig. Sometimes the result is smooth, glowing skin that gets me a day full of compliments and other times it’s an expensive failure that ends up in the trash. You win some, you lose some. So in an effort to cut through the confusion and needless spending, here are a few of my newest and tried-and-true faves. And…this is NOT a sponsored post.
I don’t know if it’s coming off Valentine’s Day or hoping the Groundhog is right about an early Spring, but I’m thinking pink theses days. It’s a fun, pretty color that’s the perfect antidote to Winter’s head-to-toe black. But since we’re not out of the cold just yet…pink fleece pullover and a pink beanie are wear now options I’m wanting to add to my wardrobe.
Happy almost Valentine’s Day! When I think of hearts, I think of bright red. But that’s not really my color comfort zone. I prefer the warmth of deeper reds — burgundy, merlot, ruby. And every piece in this look spoke to me — on its own, and all together. So whatever happens tomorrow, you can still be your own Valentine with a little fashion treat!
SNAKE BY DAY
Move over leopard, there’s a new animal in town! And sssshe’s all about sophistication and versatility. As in day into night, winter into spring. I tried out quite a few pieces that capture this trend, but this snakeskin print pleated skirt won my heart. And a place in my wardrobe.
Neutrals are making a splash on Europe’s Spring Fashion runways, but they are perfect for right now, too. Aside from offering a subdued yet sophisticated palette cleanse to all the holiday sparkle and brights of December, I bet you already own quite a few pieces that fit the bill. And if your wardrobe is a little light on neutrals, there’s no better time than the January sales to shop for some outfit refreshment!
I’m writing this post from our cabin in the Adirondacks, where we are waiting to be plowed out from under 18 inches of snow. And thinking how handy it would be to have this cozy checked jacket up here. With temps hovering around zero, I could even cuddle up in it indoors! It’s seriously that cold!! But as you can see, this checked jacket looks equally at home in the big city.
When we head up to our cabin in the Adirondacks, we’re headed to a more peaceful place, a more peaceful pace. Pretty much the opposite of our city lifestyle. Instead, like everyone who loves it up in the North Country, we’re focused on being outdoors and appreciating the outdoors. The crisp, fresh air, the breathtaking mountains, acres of forest, pristine lakes and streams, night skies filled with stars. No need to dress up, just dress for the weather!