Monday, January 21, 2013

Cashmere + tweed for a cold winter day

Shawl collar cashmere sweater (size small):  Ann Taylor, old
Ruffled silk cami (size 6):  J.Crew, 2010
No. 2 pencil skirt in multi-tweed (size 6):  J.Crew, fall 2012
Booties:  Steve Madden, 2010
Aviators:  Anthropologie, fall 2012
Southern Ohio typically has fairly mild winters.  We may have a few snow days, and a few days in freezing temperatures, but for the most part, winter days are between 32 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit and without a huge amount of snow.  But this week a seriously freezing cold front is moving through, and the high tomorrow is only going to be about 16 degrees F!  Today wasn't much better, highs in the 20's and whipping wind and flurries in my face all day.  So the question becomes:  How do I dress functionally, as I am in and out of my car all day, and still look decent?  My solution in the past has been boring dress pants and my winter coat.  I didn't even worry about what top to wear, because if I don't have any set meetings or appointments during the day I won't even remove my coat during the work day!  So it makes sense that in winters past I've actually been quite unmotivated to dress cute.  Winter is my least favorite season for fashion AND weather!  But my little blog has definitely challenged me to step it up a notch this winter, and make more of an effort.  Today's tights and heavy tweed skirt kept me just as warm as pants, and the cashmere sweater under my winter coat felt nice and cozy. 

How do you continue to dress fashionably when it's freezing cold?  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lots and lots of layers! I love the blue with this skirt :)

  2. Haha I've been dressing in layers! But it doesn't matter much when I'm at work since I work with artwork all day we have to have a controlled environment so it's always 21 degrees Celsius. That being said, going out to start my car in the AM has been scary - its so cold in Ottawa this week that my car should be plugged in. I hate really cold weather like this!! :( Sadness! Dress warm Jeannie!

    1. You too! I think we're all better off staying cozy inside with coffee or wine! :)

  3. Hi Jeannie, I agree dressing cute and functional is always challenging. I live in cold weather and I'm a skirt girl. I usually wear tights with skirts and knee high boots to keep my bottom warm. In addition, I'll throw a coat on top that falls just an inch or two above the skirt so that it can be shown and people don't see me in just a coat all winter. You run an awesome blog, keep up with the great work :-) Christina

  4. Well, there are several ways to dress fashionably during cold seasons eventhough you are wearing several layers of clothes, and your idea is just excellent!