OOTDs: My Favorite Winter Essentials!

January 27, 2012

Hello dolls!

Even though a lot of the fashion world is turning toward the spring runway, I’m still enjoying some winter fashions. It’s been pretty cool here in Tennessee the past couple of weeks & I thought I would share with you some recent OOTDs with 2 of my favorite cold weather essentials: riding boots & infinity scarves!

Grey & White Striped Top: Gap Outlet
Grey Jeans: V. Cristina
Riding Boots: Arturo Chiang
Infinity Scarf: Old Navy Outlet

Green/white striped top: Gap Outlet
Jeans: Jessica Simpson Collection
Belt: New York & Company
Riding Boots: Arturo Chiang
Infinity Scarf: Old Navy Outlet
And one OOTD without my infinity scarf but still wearing my riding boots...

Black & gold striped cardigan: Ann Taylor
Belt: Ann Taylor
Jeans: Nine West
Riding Boots: Arturo Chiang

I absolutely LOVE riding boots. I recently purchased the black pair by Arturo Chiang that I'm wearing in the above pictures. Personally I like a boot that you can pull over your leg instead of zipping. These were perfect for me! Riding boots are a great investment because they go with SO many things…dresses, skirts & pants! As you can see from my OOTD’s I’ve been wearing mine with pants lately just because it’s so cold but as it warms up they will be cute with dresses.

Now is a great time to buy riding boots as many are on sale since spring clothes are coming in stores. Check out some of my favorites:


1) Bandolino Shoes Chosen Riding Boots $69.99 on sale
2) Coconuts Rhumba Riding Boot $149.95 
3) a.n.a. Aberdeen Riding Boot w/ Buckles $30 on sale (originally $100!!!)
4) Ralph Lauren Sonya Vachetta Riding Boot $119.99 on sale 
5) Mrkt Nycole Riding Boot $129.95
6) Frye 'Melissa Button' Boot $327.95
 

I had been on the hunt for a good infinity scarf for a while & I finally found my black one at the Old Navy Outlet for around $16. The good thing about infinity scarves is you don’t have to worry about how to tie them….all you do is loop them around your neck a couple of times and you’re good to go! I think the key is proportion…since they add so much bulk to your upper body I like to pair them with more form-fitting tops and skinny jeans/pants. 


Also don't be afraid to wear an infinity scarf as the spring/summer months approach...just pick one in a lighter material (which I've included a few of in the following collage) and pick a bright/bold print to add a pop of color to your ensemble! Here are a few of my faves that are TDF (to die for!)...


1) Preston & York Metallic Infinity Scarf on sale for $9.80 
2) LOFT Colorblock Stripe Infinity Loop Scarf $34.50
3) Express Shimmering Infinity Scarf $29.90
4) Charlotte Russe Digital Zigzag Scarf  $9.50
5) Coldwater Creek Pointelle infinity scarf $22.99 
6) LOFT Pointelle Stripe Infinity Loop Scarf $34.50 
7) Lulu Zigzag Lightweight Infinity Scarf $18

I also heard that Forever 21 has many different infinity scarves right now in stores for FOUR dollas…holla! You can’t beat that!

So what are some of your favorite cold weather essentials? Leave me a comment & share what yours are! :)

Make sure you check back later this weekend for a nail blog!!!

Merci beaucoup as always for reading!! Have a fabulously fashionable weekend gorgeous!

Xoxo,
Ashley

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