November 10, 2011

Flashback Friday: Winter 2010






































The question on everyone's minds lately: when am I going to start posting winter looks? Well friends, it is still 80 degrees here in Orlando. And I really dislike winter wear. So it might be a few weeks. :-) That's why I decided for this week's Flashback Friday (I'm bringing this feature back! And yes I realize it's Thursday.) to pull out my top 10 favorite looks from last winter to hold you guys over. As I said I have never been a big fan of winter clothes and I spent most of my four years in Boston dressing to survive and not for the sake of fashion. Winter looks are like my backhand in tennis (not my strong point), but this year I plan to tackle them head-on. After all, the whole point of this blog is to prove to you guys that if I can do this stuff, then anyone can! So here's to improving this year and bringing you guys along for the ride!  Which look is your favorite? Do you also dislike winter wear?












42 comments:

  1. Totally in love with the red dress paired with the leather jacket and tights. I want black tights! Such a winter staple that I need. Yes, need ;-)

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  2. You did a great job styling for winter in 2010.  My favorite look is the mustard cardi and gingham checkered top.  Winter in Ohio is definitely about survival, but I have learned to just wear lots of layers and lots of color.  It definitely brightens up a cold winter day :)  I would like to see you style some more fur and some leather!  Thanks, Heather

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  3. Well I live in the Pacific Northwest, so your "winter wear" is pretty standard here 9 months out of the year! it's nice though, because it gives an excuse to wear layers :)

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  4. Love the first look, love the icey-ness of the greys and fur! Your outfits always look incredible! :)

    www.crushingonclothes.com 

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  5. very nice!  my favorite is the second one with the yellow sweeter, thanks for the post
    ellagata.blogspot.com

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  6. Where can I get the fur trimmed sweater in the first look? Love it!!

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  7. I love the sequined skirt look - great for a holiday party!  I started reading your blog in the summer, so these looks are all new to me!  The high in the Windy City is 39 today, so it seems like winter is make a sneak peek! 

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  8. I remember ALL of these from last year and I LOVE them all still. I am not a "strong winter dresser" either. J.Crew inspiration for layering seems to always be needed for me to pull myself out of my winter "rut" GREAT flashback!

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  9. love winter wear even though i also live in florida. i love the last the the best!
    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  10. OMG 80 degrees still? I need to move to Florida!! Living in LA, winter wear was def not something I regularly wore, but when lived in London I realized how fun all the layers and accessories could be! Now I am actually excited about winter wear and the boots and scarves! I love your first look too! So chic!

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  11. That is actually a really old sweater from Gap, with a fur collar from H&M pinned on! :-)

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  12. i love winter clothes, but i too live in a warmer climate so we're just wearing sweaters for the first time today.  i think what i like the most is the layered looks possible with cooler weather clothing.  there are several months during the summer when i just can't fathom putting on more than 1 layer so i get excited when the temps drop- it inspires my creativity in my closet! :)

    i have 2 favorites above- i love both the aqua sweater/olive pants outfit and the first outfit with the furry collared sweater and skinny grey pants.

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  13. hi there! ive never commented on your blog, so you dont know i check your blog daily. i love your style & how you dress at a reasonable price, you are a great inspiration. keep doing what you are doing :)

    happy weekend!

    Miyan
    www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com 

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  14. Great looks!!! Loving your boot and bootie game!!!

    www.fatandfierce.com

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  15. i sooooo need a sequin skirt
    love all of these looks
    brett

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  16. Nice looks... Summer clothes are great but there is something special about four season weather and certainly winter looks can be so elegant and classy:  camel coats, faux fur, cashmere, leather, mohair... You can always outsource the winter looks to your contributors, like you did while on holidays. Also, it would be so helpful to have "looks" for certain events or situations like "Broadway evening", "Dinner with the board", "Corporate Christmas party", "Meeting your in-laws for the first time", "Event at your childrens school", "Traveling to a Muslim country" you name it...

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  17. I love all your looks! Fur is even bigger this year! I am loving that it is now on shoes! I am deciding on whether to buy the Hurry Up or the Very Nice from Chinese Laundry. What do you think?

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  18. For someone who isn't a fan of winter, you look awfully amazing rocking the winter fashions!!  The red dress is one of my favorite!!

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  19. I love dressing for winter/fall! I love all the sweaters and boots i get to wear!

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  20. Intrigued Guy in NWNovember 10, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    hmmm...so, I ran across your site and wanted to see if you could help me out with your fashion tips...but here is the catch...I'm a guy.  So, let's hear it, what can this guy do to look good this fall/winter?!?!  What are your top looks for guys? 
    Intrigued Guy in the NW

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  21. I love winter and love all the layers and accessories that go along with cold weather.  I have more coats and jackets than one girl would ever need!  I love hats and scarves and gloves and shake my head when it's well below freezing and I see women walking around freezing with bare heads because they don't want to put on a hat! 

    This year I'm excited about wearing dresses during winter.  With tights, boots, and the appropriate outerwear, I think I can commute to work (I walk to a train) in comfort. 

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  22. i loooovee them ALLLLLL!!!

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  23. the 6th photo down is my all-time favorite. im determined to recreate it this year. ive always loved that one!

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  24. Thanks so much for saying hi and for reading daily! :-) So glad you like the blog!

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  25.  Unfortunately I really only do women's fashion, but check out this magazine article I did where I gave three guys makeovers - hope this helps! http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/04/street-to-style-with-j.html

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  26. Thank you! I was totally drooling over the Hurry Up boots the other day. Soooo freaking cute, I just wonder how comfy the stiletto would be? The Very Nice would be more practical, but tough call since the other ones are so cute.

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  27. Thank you! Check out the "Table of Contents" tab - it's full of articles about looks for specific occasions. Such as this article, "Outfits for Every Holiday Occasion": http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/12/what-to-wear-for-every-holiday-occasion.html

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  28. Was in Orlando all through Sept., didn't see you :( and I froze the whole time I was there because I forgot about airconditioning.  Anyway, I am a total fan of layering, so I love winter clothes, blazers, scarves, coats and closed in shoes...yes!  J. you could wear a rag and it would look good, love the first and second looks best.  Kathy H in Idaho

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  29. My favorite looks are the one with the London t-shirt and the one with the ripped jeans and cardigan. Can you please tell me where you got the cardigan in that one and the pants/jeans in the London one?

    Unfortunately I have to get knee deep into winter wear since I live in Kansas City. Since you went to KU, I'm guessing you know all about the winters here. Thankfully they aren't as bad as states to the north though (Minnesota, New England, etc.). However I do wear a lot of sweaters, turtlenecks, wool coats, parkas, socks, etc during our winter months. I don't like it one bit and I'm jealous of your 80 degree days, though it is going to be in the 70s here tomorrow. Yay!


    http://health4lifekc.blogspot.com/

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  30. I love the first look so much I plan to recreate it this weekend. Such a great cardigan with fur collar! <3

    http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

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  31. Thank you! That's actually a fur collar I picked up at H&M for like $15. You can attach it to anything - I highly recommend! :-)

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  32. Thank you! The pumpkin cardigan is from Banana. The dark green pants in the London look are from Nordstrom Rack, they are by Sanctuary Surplus.

    I've lived in Kansas, Boston and Orlando. Honestly the weather in Kansas is pretty amazing because you get all four seasons! Boston is winter 9 months of the year, and Orlando is summer 9 months of the year and it can get kind of old.  Enjoy your Kansas weather - it doesn't stay cold for too long! :-)

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  33. The velvet blazer and sequin skirt is genius. The fact that they are complimentary colors with blue blazer and gold skirt ads to the magic of this outfit. I think this is a great look for holiday business parties and client events OR a great alternative to a cocktail dress! Great inspiration as always!

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  34. I totally agree re: the elegant fabrics winter wear! Winter looks can be much more luxe, and sometimes after summer it is fun to embrace rich, deeper colors and interesting textures of fall/winter. That said, I live in Upstate New York, so lots of winter wear is pretty much a must!

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  35. It blows my mind how perfectly you are able to re-create all these looks!  You are super talented and have great style.  I really enjoy your blog!  

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  36. Thank you so much! So glad you like the blog! :-)

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  37. I'm not really sure why you hate winter, you pulled off these looks amazingly. I'm the opposite, I LOVE winter. I live in Texas where you can expect 90-degree weather every season so it's nice to get a bit of cold weather. As for choosing a favorite look, I could never choose between that sequin skirt and those leather shorts. Great clothes are like your kids, you love them all equally.

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  38. My favorite of these looks is the printed t shirt with the blue cardigan, because it's a such a fun and put together casual look.  I'm laughing a little (in a nice way, promise!) at these being your winter outfits - I'm from Ohio and I'm a freeze baby, for me these would be more like early fall outfits, lol.  I layer ALOT, (already wearing multiple sweaters at once)  but when it gets to be full winter my style starts to fall by the wayside, I just can't seem to keep warm. 

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  39. I love dressing for colder weather - tights, boots, cozy sweaters!!! Of course, by February, I'm ready for summer wear again. ;)

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  40. I remember all these looks. It's been just about a year since I've been following your blog. I loved all these looks back then, and they still look great. I'd have to say that the navy blazer with the white skinny jeans and cognac boots is my favorite. I'm also not a fan of winter wear. I prefer summer. But I make the best of the winter and try to stay warm and somewhat fashionable :)

    Janell
    www.fashionableyoubyj.blogspot.com

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  41. I live in Sarasota and LOVE winter wear, especially cashmere.    I consider us to have six months of summer, and six months of gorgeous weather which can include cold days of winter clothes (and I know true winter -- grew up in MN).  One thing I've found is that as you get older, the summer/bare clothes just don't cut it.  Unfortunately, arms and legs just don't look as great as when you're in your 20s.  I know you're working with a younger audience.  I think in a warm climate it's easy to work in accessories which reflect the fall/winter season without adding warmth.  I do miss getting to wear jackets though ...

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  42. Intrigued Guy in NWNovember 16, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    that is really too bad...I was hoping to get some tips.  I met this girl at a recent wedding, and she had it all together.  I am hoping that I run into her again some day, and when I do I just want to make sure my look is right! 

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