Winter Wardrobe Remix: Black, Camel, and Cream

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Camel Coat / Black Cashmere Sweater / Black Jeans / Boots

My winter capsule wardrobe this year features a new color palette that I’m really into: black, camel, and cream. I started by adding a few more ivory and camel sweaters into my wardrobe before the end of the year when all of the great Christmas sales were happening. I already had some black, but was lacking a good pair of black jeans. I found this pair at Abercrombie and Fitch and I was surprised by the quality at the price. I already owned this great camel coat, which helps to top off the looks. I love how sophisticated these colors look together. They’re classic items I’ll have for a long time. I can even see these items making their way into my spring capsule wardrobe.

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Of Note – February 15

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Happy Saturday! How was your Valentine’s Day? Thursday I went to a girlfriend’s party and Friday we stayed somewhat low key and had dinner at a new-to-us BYOB Indian restaurant called Mintt. I enjoyed the random snow storm this week, but I’m glad things are warming up today. Yesterday was quite frigid in Pittsburgh. I hope you had a nice week and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Here are a few things I listened to, read, ate, or watched this week.

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How to Make Your Sweaters Last Longer

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As you may have noticed, I wear the same clothes a lot. It’s part of my plan to appreciate what I own as opposed to buying something new. The only problem with that is the more you wear your clothes, the faster they wear out. Sweaters are notorious for this. They have the potential to pill, snag, shrink, and stretch out. I do have my methods for making them last longer though. Here are a few tips if you are trying to get the most out of your sweaters.

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Winter Wardrobe Remix: Jean Jacket

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When I started planning out my winter capsule wardrobe this year, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to incorporate my jean jacket. It’s a staple every other season of the year, why should winter be any different? My main concern was how to layer it under coats. Surprisingly it layers just fine under my wool cocoon coat from J.Crew. It must be layered over a thin sweater, of course, but that’s the beauty of it. It adds another layer to something that otherwise might be too thin to wear on chilly winter days, giving that item a new purpose. Do you wear jean jackets in the winter? How do you style yours?

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Of Note – February 8

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Happy Saturday! How was your week? Winter decided to make an appearance yesterday with a thick coating of snow, and I can’t say that I’m mad. The snow is beautiful when there is nowhere to go. Although it does interrupt my plans for a run. We’re almost through watching the Best Picture nominations. Will you watch the Oscars this weekend? We watch every year and fill out ballots. Whatever you have planned, I hope you enjoy your weekend! Here are some items of note from the last week.

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Date Night in Pittsburgh or Cleveland

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Outfit details: Bodysuit / Skirt / Shoes / Scarf / Coat / Purse

I was born and raised in Cleveland and live and work in Pittsburgh. I’ve been made well aware of the sports rivalry whenever I tell people this piece of information. I’m still convinced that both cities are awesome, which is why I’m sharing date nights you can enjoy in either city. They are only 2.5 hours apart, so if you live in Pittsburgh and have never been to Cleveland or vice versa, get in your car! Either city would be a great road trip for Valentine’s Day or a Galentine’s Day weekend. Here are some restaurants and activities we enjoy in both cities.

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3 Ways I’m Wearing My Striped Turtleneck

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Turtleneck / Jeans / Headband / Heels

Happy Tuesday! How is your week going so far? Did you enjoy the Super Bowl? I haven’t seen such a high-energy half time show in quite a long time. Shakira and J.Lo rocked it! Today, I’m featuring one of my winter capsule wardrobe staples: my black and white striped turtleneck. There is just something about black and white stripes that looks perfectly chic. This turtleneck looks great tucked into a pair of black high-waisted jeans and adds an interesting layer to sweaters and button downs for those colder days. This particular one is the lightweight tissue turtleneck from J.Crew and lives up to its name. What have you been wearing on repeat lately?

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Turtleneck / Jeans / Chambray Shirt / Loafers

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Turtleneck / Jeans / Sweater / Boots