Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Thursday Moda #152: Winter in Beanies, Scarves, Gloves and Sunglasses.

 "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." Victor Hugo
"Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality." Andy Goldsworthy
"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy." Anton Chekhov
"It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it." John Burroughs
"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." Albert Camus

Hi you all. I am taking a break from posting skirts (since my last three posts featured pencil skirts) and focusing on Winter and Bundled-Up Looks today featuring my many Beanies, Big Cozy Scarves or Blanket Scarves and Warm Gloves. It has after all been very cold here the last two weeks, totally Wintey, especially since the Saturday from Vivian's Birthday (Jan 19th). I actually remember the struggle that Saturday morning as I went to pick up Vivian's cake and balloons in the middle of a Wintery snow storm and lots of wind which made holding those balloons and fitting them to my car, such a hard task lol. Some of the photos from that day are in this post. I must say my very warm, made-for-brutal-Winters, Black, 3/4-length Down Coat from Land's End has been my go-to-coat during these brutal, bitter-cold Winter days. I have just changed up my scarves, beanies, gloves, boots and sunglasses - because I cannot be in the snow without sunnies, especially if it is sunny out, I am one of those people that always needs sunglasses. Anyway, let's take a better look at what I have been wearing lately to try to stay warm in extremely-cold weather with negative degrees and even colder, bitter windchills.

First of all, most of these photos are selfies snapped with my cellphone. This time around I wore my droopy beanie or beret cap with a cozy blue+white plaid blanket scarf. I love that besides my coral-redish lipstick and the blue accessories, my mustard sunglasses add another pop of color. The Blue Hat and Blue Scarf were also the perfect match in color, I think. The beanie is by Target while the scarf, statement earrings and sunglasses are by Loft.

Then, on a not-as-cold day I wore my Gray Plaid Wrap Wool Coat by Target paired with a Cream Beanie by Aeropostale (the heart is with those 2-sided sequins) and a Teal Blue Plaid Infinity Scarf by Old Navy. I am also wearing Dangly Linked Hoop Silver Earrings gifted for Christmas and Coral Lipstick. The next day on Vivian's Birthday I wore my Land's End Puffer Coat once again with the softest, warmest Blush Pink Oversized Scarf also by Land's End, Light Pink Pom Pom Wool Gloves by Gap (I have had them for a long time and these gloves are a set with a beanie), I have on the same Ivory Aeropostale Heart-Embellished Beanie and Hot Pink Lipstick. I love how all the shades of pink and cream through the accessories and lipstick worked in here. Also, both pairs of sunglasses here are by Aeropostale, also.

Another snow day, another beanie, scarf, gloves, sunglasses ans warm coat. This time I totally wanted to brighten things up with my Red Christmasy Plaid Blanket Scarf from Albania, my Fair Isle Patterned Pom Beanie by Gap and these Synthetic Cellphone-Approved Orange-Red Gloves by Old Navy. I also love the Ombre Sunglasses by Loft and wear them all the time. The earrings are the same Ivory+Black Pom Pom Statement Earrings by Loft (from an earlier outfit above with the blue winter accessories).

Last but not least, here I am on a Sunday off with Vivian out and about in my Blue Light Wash Skinny Jeans tucked into my Joules Rain Boots which perfectly matched my Blue Blanket Scarf. My Rainbow-Striped Beanie and Matching Gloves are by Gap and I am wearing the most Adorable Hot Pink Stud Earrings by Sugarfix by Baublebar via Target. I have linked below the current crazy-stripe beanie and gloves from Target. Mine are from either 1 or 2 years ago.

Now, it is time for my favorites from last week. Can you say pretty blondes and pixie cuts?! Yes, I am referring to the ladies' hair - fun fact. As far as their outfits I am loving all the monochrome layering, pretty put-together Winter Looks and some Gorgeous Coats. Winter doesn't mean your style cannot be colorful or you should be dull and uninteresting!

This week's Featured Blogger is the Lovely JESS from Elegantly Dressed and Stylish and that blog name perfectly describes her colorful, perfectly-elegant, dressy and always-accessorized style. Last week she linked two posts that contained not just two but several beautiful Winter outfits. First, we have the teal coat one and in this post Jess shows several other coats - she has an awesome collection of coats as you can see - and tips on how to wear color during Winter. Then, she shared a darling fur leopard coat and did a fabulous black/white/brown neutral look. I love both pairs of booties too. And FYI Jess has been The Featured Blogger here on Thursday Moda two other times. She also runs a style linkup every Tuesday! So stop by her blog. =)

Fonda has been making my favorites list many times in the last few months. This time she shared her '9 to 5 Style: 2018 Favorites' and I too fell in love with the navy striped sweater paired with work trousers and that trendy yet classic khaki sleeveless trench over them.
Kileen shared an interesting post with her 'Theme for 2019'. I am looking forward to seeing what this petite mama will wear this year because if that light pink pom pom cardigan is an indication, she is in the right style path.
Ask Maria 'How to Use a Summer Dress in Winter' and she will tell you. Her floral wrap dress with the oversized blue cardigan looks stunning and I love the little peak of socks from her mushroom booties. I will be copying this look.
In her post, Di styled a 'Houndstooth Suit 3 ways' and I loved the suit on its own where the jacket and pants were worn together with a simple white cami and maroon accessories - great shoes and bag!
My friend Cheryl showed the most beautiful and cozy look of all neutral sand-colored goodness and shared tips on 'How to Wear All White in Winter'. She gets an A+!!
While my friend Jennie loves her animal sweaters as much as I do. That 'Scottie Dog Sweater' is the cutest and can we all take delight in her beautiful light pink ombre hair. She can seriously pull off ANY hair color!

I hope you all enjoyed my Warm Weather Closeup Looks today and all my Winter Accessories. I post selfies on My Instagram almost daily, so you can follow me there please, in case you don't want to miss any of my outfits. Thank you! And now join the Thursday Moda linkup, below. =)) 

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