Cardigan, Target; scarf, gift shop in Sunriver; top, Style & Co. (thrifted); jeans, Hudson (thrifted); boots, Target
Dressing up in the Oregon winter can be a challenge! While it doesn't get as cold here as it does in some parts of the country, it is wet enough that you still need to dress warmly to be comfortable outside. Then, once you arrive at your destination, you need to be able to adapt to the (almost always) overheated interior. My outfit today fits the bill perfectly! I have an orange short-sleeved top with a dark teal cardigan layered over it (and a plain white cami under the top), some dressy jeans, one of my favorite scarves, and my new cowboy boots. My dad got me the cardigan last year when I was pregnant so I would have something dressy to accommodate my growing belly. I got a fair amount of mileage out of it as a "maternity" top (it's just a regular sweater) and I love that I can still wear it postpartum and be comfy and cute!
The shirt I picked up at St. Vincent de Paul (along with this sweater and a few other steals!), and it would be cute standing on its own, but it works really well under the cardigan. It's a couple of sizes larger than I'd normally buy, but I tried it on because I loved the color and style. It fits well in the shoulders while having a flowy look to it that I really like. The jeans are some of my favorites. Hudson does a great job of styling petite jeans, so if you can get your hands on some at a thrift shop (or you want to splurge) and you're on the shorter side, these are worth trying! Dark jeans can definitely be dressed up, and for rainy weather, they are a very practical choice. The scarf is one I picked up a couple of years ago on a trip to Sunriver, a resort town in central Oregon, while we were browsing in an import shop. I bought it because it literally goes with everything - there are so many colors you can always find a match! It seems to work particularly well with this cardigan and top, though, so I think this might be a lasting combo.
Last but not least, the boots! I really love these. Dan bought them for me a few weeks ago when we were out doing some shopping. I've become a bit boot-obsessed over the last few months, but I haven't had much luck finding any that were cute and comfy while still being within our budget. These, from Target, definitely fit the bill! They are tall, but not too tall, and they have the traditional styling without going overboard. I'm not quite bold enough to wear the boots with my jeans tucked in - maybe next week - but they work with the jeans over the top too.
Can you tell I love these?!
For fun, I thought I'd throw in a picture of what we all wore this week - Emily and Erin are wearing matching sleepers from Carter's with little elephants all over and one big elephant and "I (heart) Mommy" on the left. Love, love, love! I can't believe how tall they are getting. They are hugging each other spontaneously - I swear I didn't orchestrate that! These little loves will be 5 months old tomorrow...where does the time go??
I'm linking up with Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday. Don't forget to head over and check out the other ladies' lovely outfits when you're done reading!