I wanted to add a bit of animal print to my outfit today, so this scarf was what I chose. But, before I tell you where the scarf came from, let me tell you another story that had Joe and I cracking up. Joe decided to check on our carbon monoxide detector to see if it was working or if it might need new batteries. He got it down, and then he pushed the test button to make sure that it worked. It must have been on its last leg with the battery, because as it started chirping as soon as he walked off.
Joe went in search of a 9V battery, and I was sitting by the fire. I looked over and noticed that my Yorkie, Lucy, was looking under the TV. Then, she would barely lift her leg as she moved to another spot. She was creeping around so slowly and looking under everything. I yelled for Joe to come and watch her, and we figured out that she thought the chirping was a mouse. Yorkies were bred as “raters,” and she must have some of that bred into her. Even after he replaced the battery, it took her another 20-30 minutes before she finally gave up and settled down. Lucy may not be much of a threat to a burglar, but I can already tell that she will not rest if there is ever a mouse in this house.
My daughter’s cat, Tom, however, was not a bit concerned. Either he is smart enough to have known the difference between a chirping detector, or he couldn’t care less if there was a mouse in the house. I think that he might be too well fed. Lol!
Some of you are not fans of black/gray/tan/brown being worn together. I happen to love wearing blacks and browns together, and I think that it gives off a sophisticated look. This 100% cashmere sweater is so soft, and it is a classic staple for any wardrobe. The beautiful gray neutral will go with almost anything, and the traditional style of the crewneck pullover will never go out of style. Here is the post where I wore this with pearls and black pants for a more classic look.
When I ordered this sweater back in December, I decided that I wanted to make sure that it was lose fitting so that I could wear it with a button-up shirt. I ordered a size large in the sweater, and it fits me perfectly. The sweater is available in three classic colors, so you can’t go wrong with whatever color you choose. Here is the link to the sweater, and it can be yours for under $50.00!!! BTW, if you would like to get your husband a sweater to match you for a photo, or maybe Valentine’s date night, then here is a link for you.
I have had this leopard print scarf for a couple of years. I can’t believe that it is still in the stores, and it is only 25.00! This scarf is gigantic, and it is perfect for those who want a tiny bit of leopard, but who doesn’t want to wear it from head to toe. LOL!
I am wearing my Avi silver hoop earrings and my Logan cuff and the Chariot bangle bracelets. The bracelets look like David Yurman bracelets, but hundreds of dollars cheaper.
I added the darker jeans to the outfit to help the light gray sweater stand out more. Deeper colored jeans usually look dressier than light-colored ones. These jeans are the Diana from Kut From The Kloth, and I have had this pair for a couple of years. We all have a pair of jeans that we reach for all the time, and this is my pair. I am wearing my usual size 10, and these jeans fit me perfectly. They are on sale for 40% off, so click here if you want a great pair of jeans at a great cost.
This is not the pair of boots that I meant to wear with this outfit. I looked everywhere for my pointy-toe booties by Sam Edleman, but I couldn’t find them. I finally gave up and grabbed this pair instead. This pair is a darker brown than I wanted to wear, but this is a perfect example of how we have to wear what we have. If you are like me, you don’t have a Nordstrom in your backyard, so you have to make do with what you have. Don’t get me wrong, I love these cuffed boots, but I wanted the wear the other pair since they were lighter in color. Here is the link to the boots in this post, and here is the link to the booties that I wanted to wear.
Another classic piece in this outfit is my white button-up shirt. If you don’t own a button-up shirt, then you need to take my advice and grab one. They are fantastic to wear all year round, and they are one of the most versatile items in your closet. You can wear them under a sweater or cardigan, with a blazer for a professional look, tied in the front for a casual look, or tucked into jeans, shorts, or a skirt. I promise that you will get your monies worth from this item. Try to buy one that you can’t see through. If you are afraid that it is too thin, then be sure to add a beige/nude camisole. Don’t wear white; it will stick out like a sore thumb, always choose nude for your undergarments so that they blend in with your skin.
For those who have been asking for a hair and makeup tutorial, I have uploaded those on my Instagram highlights. You can go to my Instagram page (here) and then click on the highlight circle. I am adding the makeup one, so it will be there by tomorrow. You can click on these and watch the tutorials at any time. Here is where you can find the highlight section on Instagram.
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