10 Favorite Outfits: February

So I definitely switched up my approach to this post this month. Instead of intentionally planning and thinking about an outfit in advanced, as an outfit I would probably include in my favorites, I just took some photos of my outfits almost every day. It feels so much more natural and I like the pictures much better. It felt like a more casual setting so it seems like I am much more genuine.

Here are my 10 Favorite Outfits from the month of February:

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Coffee date: Coat J. Crew Factory (similar), Jeans similar, Button Down similar, Scarf Nordstrom (similar), Bag Zara, Boots L.L. Bean

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Work day: Sweater Abercrombie, Scarf Tilo (this one is so fun), Leggings similar, Boots L.L. Bean, Socks L.L. Bean

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Work day: Sweater similar, Dress similar, Tights similar, Boots Zara

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Walk in the snow: Sweater L.L. Bean, Scarf Tilo, Jeans similar, Boots L.L. Bean, Socks L.L. Bean

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Coat J. Crew Factory (similar), Sweater Abercrombie, Scarf Nordstrom (similar), Leggings similar, Loafers G.H. Bass & Co.

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Work day: Dress Nordstrom (similar), Coat J. Crew Factory (similar), Tights similar, Loafers G.H. Bass & Co., Sunglasses similar

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Work day: Trench ASOS, Top Express, Jeans similar, Boots Zara, Bag Zara

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Adventures in Cincinnati: Jacket H&M, Top Express, Pants similar, Boots Zara, Bag Tribe Alive

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Exploring: Sweater similar, Leggings similar, Top similar, Boots L.L. Bean, Socks L.L. Bean

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Sunday fun day: Sweater Abercrombie, Pants similar, Boots L.L. Bean, Sunglasses similar

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful rest of your week!

Erin

Hearts & Floral Booties

I hope you are having a good week so far. I have been in a great routine this week (I guess it has only been two days) with waking up earlier. I really love have a little bit of me time in the morning to just read, listen to a podcast and workout. It is a routine that I really want to keep.

So this is the outfit I wore on Valentine’s Day. Yep I am so about the pink right now. Almost every outfit has some pink element lately. I think statement booties are becoming one of my favorite things. They just make an outfit so much more exciting. I have been eyeing another pair but really don’t need them right now.

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Top Express, Skirt Express, Booties Zara (seriously loving these too)

Erin

Pink & Faux Fur

Hello everyone!

I hope this week is off to a good start. It has been a little slow for me so far but the rest of the week is very busy so I am excited to get going. This is one of my favorite date night/ night on the town outfits for winter. I found this jacket at a thrift shop for such a good deal and I couldn’t resist. It is so warm and comfy and I love the vintage-movie star look. I was super into thrifting and finding great deals while I was home because there are some really great pieces out there that would be so above my price range at full price. I also really love these heels, which I wore on New Year’s Eve and have been searching for places to wear them. The color is my favorite and I really like the style with two little buckles.

Aiden and I went on a fun little date up to the local bakery and I decided to take some pictures for this outfit. As a side not that bakery is amazing if you are in Boulder (Lucky’s Bakehouse).

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Jacket vintage (similar), Watch Cluse, Bag Zara, Jeans similar, Blouse DIY St. James (replaced buttons for pearl ones), Heels Lord & Taylor

Erin

10 Favorite Outfits: January

Yep this year is going to fly by. January is already gone. For some reason I am feeling a little bit sad about how fast time is going. Once again I am rounding up my favorite outfits from the past month. This was definitely an exciting month with quite a bit of travel and lots of time with family and friends.

I just wanted to mention that I wasn’t entirely happy with the pictures that I ended up choosing from for my outfits of the day. I am not sure why but I just don’t love it and decided that my mini goal for February is to work on my outfit photographs especially the quick outfit of the day ones.

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New Years: Jacket H&M, Dress my sister made it, Necklace similar, Earrings Baublebar, Heels Lord & Taylor

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Lounging in Steamboat: Hat Pudus, Shirt similar, Pants old from Target (similar), Socks L.L. Bean

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Visiting Strawberry Hot Springs: Sweater L.L. Bean, Jeans similar, Socks L.L. Bean, Boots L.L. Bean

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Day in Boulder: Pants- they were my mom’s riding pants (have not found anything similar yet), Blouse similar (I actually replaced the buttons on the old St. James blouse), Belt Talbots, Trench ASOS, Bag Zara, Loafers G.H. Bass

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Walking around the lake: Coat similar, Sweater Icewear, Scarf old similar, Boots Sorel

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Taking Charlie to the vet: Coat J. Crew Factory, Shirt L.L. Bean, Leggings similar, Boots similar

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Thrifting with my sister: Sweater similar, Jacket similar, Jeans similar, Booties similar, Bag vintage (similar)

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Hiking in Indiana: Boots L.L. Bean, Belt Talbots, Jacket ASOS, Sweater similar (cheaper option)

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Friday coffee run: Sweater L.L. Bean, Pants similar, Trench ASOS, Socks L.L. Bean, Boots L.L. Bean

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Warm day walk and adventure: Jacket H&M, Sweater Abercrombie, Leggings J. Crew (similar), Shoes Nike, Bag Zara

Erin

Snowy Mountain Adventure

My mom and I went on a hiking adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park while I was home. It is so beautiful and the perfect winter wonderland. I have hiked in the park many times especially in the summer and fall. I forget how beautiful it is in the winter. As we drove through Estes Park I noted how dry it was. No snow in sight. Halfway up the road to bear lake we hit snow almost immediately. There were several feet on the ground with flakes still falling. There were a number of people there which surprised me, since the roads were icy up to Bear Lake. The high was so incredibly beautiful. We made it up to dream lake (the third lake along that trail) but turned around there since we didn’t have snow shoes and it became more difficult to walk. The photo of me jumping was at Dream Lake. As you can see it started to get cold and windy up there. The funny thing is a friend’s boyfriend proposed to her at that same spot the very next day. I highly recommend a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park during any season. It is definitely more limiting in winter and you might see less wildlife but it will be way less crowded than during the summer time.

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Jacket Big Agnes, Pullover Patagonia, Leggings similar, Socks L.L. Bean, Boots L.L. Bean, Hat Pudus (I still can’t find the white one so here is another)

Erin

Après Ski

So I linked this sweater way back in early November in an Around the Web post. I totally fell in love with it right when I saw it and couldn’t help but go back and get it when it went on sale. It is seriously amazing and it is the perfect material and weight for a ski layer. My trip to Steamboat Springs was the perfect time to wear it. It is also on sale for such a good price right now! I also brought my Sorel boots to Steamboat, which are perfect for heavier snow. I don’t get to wear them too often but I definitely try to take every chance I can get.

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Sweater Talbots, Boots Sorel, Hat Pudus (they don’t have white on their site right now so here is another super cute one from Etsy), Leggings similar

Hope you all get some time on the slopes this season! If you haven’t gone yet the snow will likely get better!

ERin

Animal Prints in Steamboat

Hello lovely people! I just wanted to share a favorite outfit from my trip to Steamboat Springs. Several of us went into the town for lunch and shopping and I had the opportunity to shoot this new jacket and bag. I love them with the black and animal print look. It is so fun and perfect for a wintery night on the town.

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Jacket H&M (on sale!), Shirt Macy’s, Skirt similar (another option), Tights Express, Bag Tribe Alive, Boots Macy’s

Erin

White Christmas

Happy almost New Years!!! I will be doing a post tomorrow reflecting on this year but for now I wanted to do a quick post on the holidays and snowy winter.

Christmas was a little different this year as a had a friend in town but it was actually super fun to switch things up a little bit and share some of our family traditions. Aiden was here up until just before the holiday and my friend, Deeksha, joined us through the 26th. I had such a great time sharing my town with people I love! Christmas was wonderful and the snow brought even more. Because there has been so much happening here, I haven’t had much time to post but I wanted to share some pictures we took while walking in a Colorado storm the day after Christmas.

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Sweater L.L. Bean, Hat similar, Jacket similar, Boots L.L. Bean

Erin

O’ Christmas Tree

We went to a Christmas tree farm/nursery last weekend and found the perfect tree. It was quite the family adventure! I only wish we could have brought the dog, Charlie. Enjoy these pics from the day!

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Skirt BB Dakota, Sweater similar (oversized), Tights similar, Scarf similar, Boots Hunter

Erin

Winter Boots

Hello lovely people! This winter I am doing several posts on warm weather dressing and today I am highlighting my favorite winter boots. Christmas is the perfect time to ask for a solid pair of boots to last you through winter. I own almost all of the pairs that I am suggesting and have been able to use them in a variety of conditions. There are lots of options out there but these are the ones that I have had great experiences with. I use comfort, durability, quality etc… to determine how worth it a boot is. This is something that I highly recommending investing in.

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Bean Boots: I can’t possibly do a post on boots without including those classic bean boots. These have so many pros. If you are looking for one boot that is probably the most versatile and comfortable than L.L. Bean is your best bet. They are very comfortable and not to big or clunky. They also have that rubber sole and shoe which makes them great for rain, snow, sleet, mud and everything else that could possibly come your way. There is one down side to them and that is if you do not wear thick socks they can be pretty cold. If this is a big factor for you I highly recommend the shearling-lined Bean boots which I have heard great things about. Bean boots are just overall great shoe’s that can be worn in every season.

Sorel: These are the best for severe weather and lots of snow. I have a pair that I wear pretty much only when it snows a lot. This is not the boot to get if you don’t get very much weather. They are pretty heavy and much bigger. They are however wonderful boots. They are incredibly warm and comfortable.

Hunter: If you use them as winter boots than make sure to get some sock liners. They are a great option for snow and mud but are very cold without liners. There are actually quite a few good options so I highly recommend perusing the website and finding some reviews on different styles. Right now I have been looking at the adjustable ones. Also certain colors often go on sale at the end of a season, especially from other sellers such as Nordstrom Rack.

J. Crew Nordic Boots: So this is the one I have not actually bought myself yet. I have been contemplating it for a while however I do have several pairs of boots already so I am not sure I need them. I include them because they are another great option for warm and good tread in the winter. I think they look great as well! The lining these have is probably the warmest on this list.

Sperry Duck Boot: Sperry has some very similar options as L.L. Bean however the version I really like is their wool ones. I don’t have to wear thick socks and they are still light and easy to walk in. The wool on the one I linked is plaid which just adds something extra. Here is their classic version.

Another popular choice is Ugg for winter boots however I am not including them since my personal experience with them has not been great. Maybe the model has improved but I did not like how they did not have great waterproof options. My feet ended up getting wet many times when there was lots of snow. Also the tread was very poor and that is really difficult for lots of walking and hiking. So this could be a good option if you don’t need tread and it is not very wet (they are super warm).

As you might have noticed, all of my recommendations are pretty classic and well-known companies. I do think that as far as winter boots go they are well-known for good reason and truly worth it. Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any recommendations for great winter boots!

Erin