|These over the top crystal cat-eye sunglasses from Jazzy Jewelry Indy sparkle like icicles hanging from the trees in my backyard.|
I love Winter. I love Winter. I love Winter. I love Winter...
|The top of this dress from Bernie Dexter has a sweetheart neckline, but below freezing temps call for layers.|
if I repeat it enough times, maybe I'll convince myself... Not likely.
|The dark green wool hat is from Nordstrom Rack.|
To tell the truth, the older I get, the less tolerant I am of extreme temperatures and bad roads.
|A vintage 1970s handmade saddle leather bag with a stag horn clasp from Charm School Vintage in Austin, TX was a surprisingly fun accessory with this holiday print dress. See it styled for Summer here.|
Winter storms used to mean snow days and building igloos...now they mean long, maddening commutes and higher propane bills.
|Like the bag, this fox fur stole is also vintage, and once belonged to a friend's mother. I was honored when he gifted it to me.|
That said, Winter also means a a backyard with a frozen lake glistening in the moonlight; icicles that drip like diamond tennis bracelets from the tree limbs that form a canopy over the hot tub; and a crackling fireplace that warms my soul as well as the family room.
|Leather and suede duck boots from Tommy Hilfiger are among my favorite Winter boots; An $8 snowglobe ring from local boutique Silver in the City echoes the whimsy of the dress. Yes, it's kitschy...and I couldn't care less!|
Winter also means boots and coats and cozy scarves galore. And I LOVE boots and coats and cozy scarves galore,
...not to mention the opportunity to pull out a favorite dress that manages to paint a perfect holiday picture without a single Santa Claus or candy cane.
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!