Frigid Fashion

Staying warm in this frigid winter weather can be difficult.  Especially when one is taking outfit pictures outside in the elements!  Today’s post is short and sweet and I must admit that I was trying really hard not to grimace while taking these shots.

Jacket: Carole Little Turtleneck: Under Armour Skirt: ASOS Bag: Kate Spade NY Boots: Nine West

Jacket: Carole Little  Turtleneck: Under Armour
Skirt: ASOS  Bag: Kate Spade NY
Boots: Nine West

One thing I’ve realized is that scuba material (neoprene) is quite warm, especially if its thick.  Today’s post features one of my favorite ASOS purchases – a bright pink neoprene skirt. Similar here!

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When paired with fleece lined tights, the wind was somewhat bearable as I posed.  I also layered a turtleneck under my tweed jacket.

My biggest secret for keeping warm is layering.

Layering 1WHAT you are layering makes a HUGE difference though.  I’ve been layering my athletic workout wear – think dark fitted tops and leggings – under my everyday outfits – even jeans!  These types of fabrics were designed to hold in heat and provide an extra layer of protection against the cold.  They are also totally unnoticeable!

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Under this fab jacket, I have on a Qualifier Turtleneck by Under Armour.  It looks great and keeps me warmer without the bulk!

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Hope you all have a GREAT weekend!  Yay!  It’s Friday!

 

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Bonjours and Bows….

Bonjour belle!  Comment allez-vous!?

Shirt: JCP Skirt: Banana Republic Bow: Hobby Lobby ribbon Bracelets: Kate Spade Shoes: ASOS Tights: Cynthia Rowley

Shirt: JCP
Skirt: Banana Republic
Bow: Hobby Lobby ribbon
Bracelets: Kate Spade
Shoes: ASOS
Tights: Cynthia Rowley

The weather is getting colder and the colors are slowly fading from my world.  I’m counteracting the downturn in the weather by dressing a little more whimsical and fun.

I found this wonderful shirt that just fits perfectly at JCPenney.  It was a must buy…and I couldn’t wait to feature it on the blog!  

Check it out here!  

What a delightful shirt..it’s an Eiffel Tower print with little French sayings….cute, cute cute!

As for my other fave look of the moment.  I’m a big fan of statement necklaces but one really can’t wear a statement necklace with such a standout shirt.  When you still need a little accent to set the outfit, try a simple piece of ribbon tied as a bow.  

I’ve been wearing this look a lot lately and I think it perfectly balances out and lightens up an outfit.  You can mix it up with different colored ribbons and even tie multiple ribbons/bows for a bigger look.  

Wanna shop this look!  Check out the links below!

Shirt: Eiffel Tower by JCP  Skirt:  Banana Republic  Shoes:  ASOS Heels..LOVE these!

Hope you’re having a great week!  Au Revoir!  

Shirts I would buy if it were payday….

Happy Friday!  As the title of this post implies, I’m broke as a joke and therefore window shopping.  Or would that be “screen/monitor shopping”…regardless…I’m a’looking but I ain’t buying.

I am, however, filling my ASOS online shopping cart with items I would buy if I could possibly do so and still make my car payment this month.

Wanna see what I would get if I could get it!?

Okay…here goes…

This, my friends, is THE Fashion Blogger Sweat Shirt.  It is perfect in proportion and frankly..looks pretty comfy.  I totally think I could rock this with a brightly colored skirt….totally.

Obviously this shirt is a MUST.  In fact, I’d really expect ASOS to send this to me for free…it’s the least they could do considering my ASOS loyalty.

Image from ASOS

Image from ASOS

Next…the Pom Pom Shirt.  It’s a shirt.  It has pom poms.  Buy. it. now.  I guarantee everyone will compliment it but no one will replicate it.

Image from ASOS

Image from ASOS

The Mohair Plaid Sweater …I love the colors and plaid is SO in right now.  Beautiful, right?  If you were to buy the shirt and the skirt…it would be perfectly understandable.

Image from ASOS

Image from ASOS

Want work wear that is actually interesting?  Try this Lace Sleeved Shirt.  Very feminine but totally functional.  The look of layers without the bulk.  Beautiful.

Image from ASOS

Image from ASOS

This shirt is aptly named: Criminal Damage Sweatshirt.  I want it.  Really want it.  All I can think is Versace.  Versace for me.  If its criminal to want this shirt, I don’t wanna be right.   

Image from ASOS

Image from ASOS

And finally the Piece de Resistance..the Burn Out Florals Blouse.

Why do I love this so much you may ask?  Ever see the movie, Curse of the Golden Flower?  (If not..get to Google-ing and check the images…the yellow embroidered chrysanthemum flowers are reason enough to see the movie).

This shirt is the pink embodiment of that movie.  Its wearable art and it is beautiful.  I’d love to wear this over a fitted white button up and greet everyone with a nin hao!

Image from ASOS

Image from ASOS

Get out your credit cards my friends and get to shopping!  All of these lovely pieces are an additional 25% off at us.ASOS.com!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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Stripes and a POP of Red…

Dress: JCREW Shoes: ASOS Necklace: Chloe+Isobel Sunnies: Franco Sarto Bag: Kate Spade

Dress: JCREW  Shoes: ASOS  Necklace: Chloe+Isobel  Sunnies: Franco Sarto  Bag: Kate Spade, Sweater: LOFT

Happy Friday, peeps!  I must admit today’s post is one of my favorites.  I recently purchased this linen dress from JCREW’s last mega sale and I’m in love with it.  Add a pair of red shoes and it just wears itself! 

 If you need, want, must have the dress…check it out here!  

Have a great weekend!  Xoxo… 

Cortneybre

 

 

 

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Hey…I Put Some New Shoes On and Suddenly Everything Is Right…

New Shoes

Hey, I put some new shoes on,
And suddenly everything is right,
I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling,
It’s so inviting,
Oh, short on money,
But long on time,
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine,
And I’m running late,
And I don’t need an excuse,
’cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes….
Artist: Paolo Nutini   Song: New Shoes 

I’ve been listening to a lot of Paolo Nutini lately and I thought his song, New Shoes, was a good introduction for today’s post.  The song is upbeat, quirky and happy…just like my new shoes!

I received a shipment from ASOS this weekend.  It contained a couple of wonderful skirts (one of which, I’m featuring today) and this lovely pair of shoes.  I’ve worn the shoes all weekend!  They are so versatile and go with everything.  They are also comfortable, which is rare.

Unfortunately, I am also now “short on money but long on time” so I think I’ll be repurposing some of my favorite items to wear with my new skirts and shoes.  Be sure to check out my posts later this week as I’ll be showcasing these new items!  Have a great Monday!  Cortneybre…

P.S.  Although I love making and posting my photo collages, I am also going to include my individual shots going forward.  As I post to some external sites (ex: Lucky Contributor), it seems the collages do not display well and individual shots are necessary.

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ASOS Midi Scuba Skirt with Pleats
Stand Up Pointed Heels

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Dreaming of Summer…Out on the Town

Dreaming of Summer...Out on the Town