I instantly felt a twinge of regret for wishing away the summer heat over the weekend after the nighttime temperatures dipped into the 40’s. But, as someone who dresses for the season instead of the weather, at least my wardrobe is finally temperature appropriate.
I usually shy away from scarves because I find the accessory to be unflattering for my body type. However, with cold days upon us and blanket scarves abound in the stores, this is one occasion when it’s acceptable to choose brains over beauty.
Most blanket scarves I’ve seen range from $24 and up. This gem was just $12 at Ross and there was a huge assortment of colors to choose from. I paired it with this cozy long-sleeve shirt from T.J. Maxx – just $16.99 (retails for $36). The jeans (which are a little too baggy this season thanks to the intense Kayla Itsines workout regime) were only $20 last season at Target. That’s a great spot to find basic comfy denim. The boots were only $24 at Marshall’s, in comparison to the full retail price of $50.
I’ll admit I was at a loss on how to style a blanket scarf because they are HUGE! When in doubt, I turn to YouTube and found the blog Extra Petite to be a helpful how-to resource.
My coat could only come off for a few minutes in this frigid air, just long enough to snap the shot. Despite living in the South, winter coats are my downfall. At last count, I had 80 jackets but it’s so easy to forget about them when they’re packed away so I keep adding to the collection. The newest addition is this light gray Jessica Simpson coat. It was only $69 at T.J. Maxx (retails for $140).
The sleeves are the best part. The coat has slots for your thumbs to keep hands warm, especially during the early part of the cold season when you’re not quite ready to break out the gloves.
The color of the scarf pairs well with the coat but there’s also a hood in case things get really chilly.
Can’t wait to share more fall fashion finds with you all soon!