All My Looks From February

It’s been a great (albeit cold) February! Take a peek back at all of my ensembles from month 2 ūüėČ Which one was your favorite? Click the title link to go to individual post with outfit details. Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography

February 1st: Getting Back in Front of the Lens¬†SOREL TIVOLI‚ĄĘ II HIGH HERRINGBONE BOOT * J. CREW BOYFRIEND FLANNEL * MOVING COMFORT URBAN GYM TIGHT

February 2nd: No Groundhogs Were Harmed Making This Vest. Faux Fur Gilet Vest, Heather Grey Boyfriend Maxi, Lenny & Eva Leather Cuff Bracelet, Gold Dipped Megalodon Shark Tooth

¬†February 5th: Tucked Hair, Don’t Care¬†Wild Souls Red Michael Kors Rain Boots and Blanket Scarf

 February 8th: Rocky Raccoon Sweater + Pixie Pants Sugarhill Raccoon Critter Sweater, Grey Pixie Pants, and Black TOMS Wedges

 February 11th: Fluff it up with a shearling vest! Shearling Vest, J.Crew Plaid Boyfriend Flannel, Banana Republic Jeans, Frye Ankle Boots

 February 12th: What I Wore: Sorel Boots Wild Souls: Sorel Herringbone Boots, Black Tunic, Charcoal Grey Pixie Pants

 February 13th: What I Wore: Mixed Prints + Red Rain Boots Wild Souls: Plaid Flannel Blanket Scarf, Striped Tunic, Leggings, Red Michael Kors Rain Boots

 February 16th: WIW: Faux Fur Gilet & Flannel // Naysayers Gonna Naysay Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet

February 17th: What I Wore: Bold & Bright Blanket Scarf What I Wore Wild Souls: Blanket Scarf, Grey Wrap Cardigan, Pixie Pants, Frye Campus Boots // Jittery Joes' Coffee @ Trapeze Athens, GA

February 18th: WIW: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Top & Michael Kors Boots Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies

February 20th: Lululemon Pants & Boyfriend Button Down Wild Souls: White Boyfriend Button Down, Lululemon Riding Yoga Pants, Toms Black Wedges

February 25th: What I Wore: Buffalo Plaid + Herringbone Vest Wild Souls: Red Black Buffalo Plaid Tunic Shirt, Herringbone Tweed Vest, GAP Legging Jeans, Glitter Booties

What I Wore: Buffalo Plaid + Herringbone

This has been one of my very favorite winter outfits! I love mixing prints ūüėČ One of the tricks to doing so successfully is mixing a large print with a small print… In this case, large check buffalo plaid and small herringbone. The jeans are a high-rise legging from GAP Factory and they are¬†my first pair of jeans in YEARS and they are incredibly comfortable! I highly recommend ūüėČWild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots _ASC9067 Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots

Wild Souls Tunic & Vest  // GAP Factory Legging Jean // Dorothy Perkins Sparkle Booties

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography // Photos taken at the Horton House on Jekyll Island, GA

WIW: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Top & Michael Kors Boots

There is very little I love more than a good critter print and this lovely silk button-down is no exception! On one of my thrifting excursions I stumbled across this top and it was [puppy] love at first sight ūüėČ It was missing three buttons, but thanks to the teachings of my grandmother, that was an easy fix…

Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies

Boots: Michael Kors // Jeans: Banana Republic // Top: Vintage, but here are a few other critter print tops:

Puppy Print Tunic // Horse Print Blouse // Fox Print Jumper // Frenchie Ascot Top // Deer Print Long Sleeve Tee

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography // Special thanks to my long time dog buddy, Rudee, for lending her modeling expertise ūüėČ

What I Wore: Bold & Bright Blanket Scarf

Getting out of the cold¬†for a few minutes and sipping on some Jittery Joe’s Coffee @ Trapeze Pub in Athens, GA ūüėČ My hair is a little windblown, but that’s a perfect excuse to try out the tucked-in hair trend again!

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Blanket Scarf from Wild Souls // Heather Grey Wrap Cardigan (similar here) // Pixie Pants // Frye Campus Boots

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography

WIW: Faux Fur Gilet & Flannel // Naysayers Gonna Naysay

In 2004, Sienna Miller was photographed wearing a fur gilet and¬†as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have one (only faux fur). Sienna Miller 2004 Bohemian Style Fur Gilet and UGG bootsI scoured the shops and the internet, but it was obvious that this was a brand new trend and therefore had not made it’s way across the pond.¬†When I finally tracked one down I jumped on it!¬†I was so excited when it came in the mail that I showed it to my roommates – who then proceeded to make extensive fun of me.¬†They called it “the pelt” and couldn’t believe I was actually going to wear it out in public!

Now… from a very young age I accepted that in order to be a trend-setter, I might have to be one of the first to step out there on the fashion ledge (and in a small town, I might be out there all by myself)¬†So, I let the girls talk their smack and wore my faux fur gilet with pride when we went out that night and many other nights that followed… So, when these same¬†aforementioned roommates were asking¬†if they could¬†borrow my “pelt” the following winter, I BARELY even teased them about it… 10 years later and I’m still coming up with new ways to wear¬†my gilet and I love it as much now as I did the day it arrived on my apartment doorstep.¬†Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet

Faux Fur Gilet (similar here) // Vintage Red Flannel (similar here) // Pixie Pants // Frye Boots // Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Let’s take a moment to talk about wearing clothes with confidence… Sometimes the difference between “best-dressed” and “missed-dressed” is the attitude¬†worn under the clothes… So, wear what you like and wear it with confidence! If you want to take more risks with your wardrobe, but¬†confidence doesn’t come easy to you, follow this “fake it ’til you make it”strategy: 1. Know AND¬†accept that there are negative naysayers EVERYWHERE and some of them might think or say hateful¬†things about you. 2. Wear it anyway! Walk¬†out the door with your chin up, smile on, and before you know it ¬†your “fake” confidence will yield to the “real” confidence¬†you’ve built by not letting the opinions of others stop you…

… and while we’re at it, don’t be a negative naysayer! We are all women here and we should¬†be building each other up instead of tearing each other down.

 

My Valentine’s Day: Pizza + Peroni

Gary and I celebrated our Valentine’s Day by enjoying our last night in the home we’ve been living in for almost two years¬†¬†(the same home I spent the first 18 years of my life in). Living with my husband in my childhood home was kind of strange at first (i.e. sleeping in the same room my parents did, not hearing my brother stomping through the house, or not seeing my mom out on the front porch swing) but we ultimately enjoyed our time in the woods ūüėČ Now it’s time for a new chapter with our move to The Golden Isles!

So, for our last night in Hoboken, GA I picked up a pizza and a six pack of Peroni (because it’s the perfect beer to drink with Pizza) as we enjoyed a final winter fire together and discussed our new adventure.¬†Wild Souls Valentine's Day Pizza and Peroni

 

Anne Yarbrough (view more of her amazing work here) was sweet enough to come out to our house a couple of months ago to take some photos of us and our dogs in our natural habitat. I will always look back on them as a reminder of this amazing chapter¬†ūüėČ_ASC4128 _ASC4141a _ASC4153 _ASC4190 _ASC4240

My Outfit: Blanket Scarf from Wild Souls // Cotton Sweater, similar here // Pixie Pants from Wild Souls // Frye 8R Engineer Boots

What I Wore: Mixed Prints + Red Rain Boots

Wild Souls: Plaid Flannel Blanket Scarf, Striped Tunic, Leggings, Red Michael Kors Rain Boots

I’ve been wanting a pair of red rain boots for years and had my eyes on the ones from Hunter, but when I saw these pretty pups from Michael Kors, I knew they had to be mine– not to mention they were $23 less than the ones from Hunter. I absolutely adore these little¬†puddle-jumpers and¬†find myself wearing them on days when it’s not even raining ūüėČ The bright shiny red is really fun, but the styling looks really sleek¬†and sophisticated (Thanks Mr. Kors).

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Michael Kors Red Rain Boots // Striped Tunic // Leggings // Handmade Blanket Scarf

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography

What I Wore: Fluff it up with a shearling vest!

I love my fluffy! It has been the perfect piece of winter outerwear!¬†During the months when it’s cold in the mornings / evenings and warm during the sunny part of the day, it’s essential to have a layering piece you can throw on with a variety of outfits, and¬†this faux¬†shearling vest has served it’s purpose beautifully… The cream color is very versatile AND it has pockets!!!

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Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography

J. Crew Boyfriend Flannel // Banana Republic Jeans // Frye Engineer 8R Ankle Boots // Shearling Vests: 1. CUSP // 2. ASOS // 3. GUESS

Wild Souls: Shearling Vests

What I Wore: Rocky Raccoon Sweater + Pixie Pants

I can trace my love for music back to “Rocky Raccoon” by a little band called… The Beatles ūüėČ I have very fond memories of my dad playing it on guitar and bringing me my very first CD – The White Album. To this day, it still pulls emotion out of me:¬†sometimes it fills me with so much joy I can’t help but sing along, and other times I listen to it and cry because it reminds me of all the things I’ve lost. Needless to say, it’s not a song I can listen to every day but I definitely break it out when I need it._ASC6787 _ASC6791 _ASC6794 _ASC6818 Wild Souls: Sugarhill Boutique Raccoon Critter Sweater, White Button Down, Charcoal Grey Pixie Pants, Toms WedgesSugarhill Boutique Critter Sweater (sold out) // White Button Down Tunic // Grey Pixie Pants// TOMS Black Metallic Wedges