Target is my weakness. Who else can agree with the previous sentence? EVERYONE! They have always been my go to for just about everything under the sun, it is often a danger to go to the store without a chaperon. You always walk out with 100 things you didn’t necessarily need but couldn’t walk pass. They have the same effect on you even online. I was looking for another faux fur coat but nothing like I had been seeing all over instagram or on the streets. It was always the same cut, style, and feel. Since I am a giant pain in the ass to myself, I HAD TO FIND SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Target answered my fashion prayers with this coat…
You really thought I left my obsession for star print back in 2017? Think again. I love everything star print, and this scarf is perfect for 2 reasons: 1. star print winter accessories when my outfit is under layers of winter gear 2. it keeps me warm! Old Navy really was my go to for holiday shopping… Continue reading “Star Gazing”
In a post not too long ago, I showed everyone my winter coat. My favorite peacoat of all time. After posting those photos I realized how worn down that coat had been. I tried to recall when I had even purchased that coat, and it was a blur. High school, college? Somewhere in between? I have no idea. The amount of times I had sewn those buttons back on was a task I started to do almost every winter. And this year I was not up to that task. Luckily I have another winter coat that was holding me over in the mean time, but I was terribly sad that my peacoat was seeing its last life. The amount of memories I had wearing that coat in the winter were endless. Walking around my college campus with the collar popped up so high that you couldn’t see my face, nor did I want any one to see me. Strutting into the bars and stumbling out of them. Walking into offices for a cold marketing call trying to hid my fear and pounding heart behind this fabulous coat. My grandfather pinning his Firefighter badge as a gift to me. Finding my coat on the floor at the Garden after jumping out of my seat 10 times during a period of hockey. The list goes on.
After Christmas I had enough. Every single blogger that I follow was posting these posts of gorgeous peacoats. A majority out of my price range. I didn’t want to give up just yet. I hadn’t forgotten about my secret Pintrest board for my wish lists. And there it was. A few options of coats I had picked out. The shopping gods were with me that day because this coat was on sale, and in limited stock of my color and size. A whopping $200 savings!
It was my final 2016 awesome sale. And it was GLORIOUS. I absolutely LOVE this coat. The zippered pockets are perfect for my clumsy self. I never have to worry about my phone falling out of my pocket or my mittens or my chapstick. Heaven forbid we lost the chapstick in the winter! The gold buttons were definitely a change up from my silver ones, but this military styled jacket is something I really liked. The military trend among winter coats this seasons is a trend I’ve taken notice to. Since I am so short I prefer a mid-length coat, long enough to cover my apple bottom but short enough where I am not tripping over my coat. Yes, I am that clumsy. My other winter coat is a long bubble coat to my knees, again not too long where I could trip over myself but long enough to keep my legs warm. The only complaint I have is the waist isn’t as cinched as I am used to. My old coat had the tie around the waist where I could pull it in very tight so you can see my body shape. Yes, I know this coat doesn’t have that. If it was a smaller size it might not have fit me properly. Can’t have it all when it comes to certain things, and it is a battle I was willing to let go to have a nice warm coat this winter.
- Vince Camuto Double-Breasted Military Peacoat (originally purchased through Macys – no longer available in black) | Available in Olive & Grey here | Available in Navy here | Similar style here
My winter hat collection began many years ago after a New York Ranger victory and I insisted that since they had won I was going to purchase myself a hat. See below the very old throw back when Instagram first came out… Yikes.
At the time I had minimal Ranger gear. You’d be shocked at the amount I have accumulated since then. My collection had grown over the years, hats included. This hat that I am wearing has a memory attached to it too. In 2014, the NHL announced there would be Stadium Series in the winter. Sort’ve similar to the winter classic by playing at a baseball stadium but it consisted of 4 games for the entire series. This included my favorite team playing against BOTH of my favorite rivals, the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders. It was a dream to attend one of these games, I loved the idea of seeing my favorite hockey team playing at my favorite baseball teams stadium. The ultimate New York team love affair. Scoring last minute tickets I had to run out and get this hat.. knowing they would be selling it for double the price at the stadium. And I haven’t stopped wearing it since.. ironically these type of hats are in trend. I’ve been rocking it since 2014 because I enjoy being obnoxious.
Let’s jump into these beanie trends, there are honestly a few different versions of the pom pom happening. The classic pom pom which is what I am wearing with my Ranger Hat and the fur pom pom which is also what I have shown.. Here are some more beanie options that are trending. Which one is your favorite?
- Double Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie
- Top Shop Black Tonal Pom Beanie
- H&M Grey Pompom Hat
- H&M Patchwork Beanie
- Super Dry North Cable Bobble Hat *note this is the one I am wearing in the above picture
- SuperDry Color Block Beanie
- Kate Spade Cat Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie
- Roxy Beanie
- Nike Beanie
- Cozy Ribbed Knit Beanie
- Adidas Originals Cuff Beanie
- New York Rangers Black and Grey Pompom Beanie
- New York Rangers Pom Pom Beanie
- New York Rangers Royal Face-off Beanie