Friday, January 17, 2014

Navy, Olive, and Mint

This is an outfit I wore in St. Louis.  I read someone say in a cold weather packing post that they feel warmer with 3-4 thinner layers than with one big sweater, and I totally agree.  I'm not in cold weather often, but that's how I dressed when I was traveling to Chicago many a winter weekend and I surprisingly did not struggle much with the cold.

So, even though this sweater is super thin, I wore a Uniqlo HEATTECH underneath, layered on the white button up, and topped it off with this thin sweater and added the tartan Zara scarf when we went outside (and a jacket, of course...).  I don't know if I should call it a scarf or a blanket, because this thing is enormous.  When I asked for it for Christmas I didn't know it was going to be a blanket, and I didn't know it was a popular style blogger thing to own.  Whatever, not like it matters anyway.  It seems I won't be getting as much use out of it in San Diego as I'd hoped since I had no idea how big and blankety it was.  No worries.  It's still a much appreciated gift!  And psst...it's on sale for $13 right now!

Links to Shop:

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: Forever 21 (similar, similar, similar)
Top: c/o Conversation Pieces (exact, similar)
Jeans: Target (exact I think, similar, similar
Boots: DV by Dolce Vita (similar, similar)
Necklace: c/o Eclectic Ornaments (very similar, similar)
Scarf: Zara (exact--sale for $13!)


  1. I live 2 hours south of St. Louis, and it has been a very cold winter! Glad you stayed toasty warm while you were in the Midwest!

  2. Once again- you've shown us a great way to pair olive with navy blue (or cobalt). I just love this outfit & how it looks cozy, yet fresh! :)

  3. I got so excited about the Zara scarf! But then it seems to be sold out online, since it won't let me pick a size. Sad day :(

  4. Love this outfit! I've had a pair of olive pants forever that have never fit me right . . . you're definitely making me think I need to bust out the sewing machine and fix the fit (or better yet, just send them to a tailor).

  5. Love both of these outfits! I actually have a scarf and necklace that are both identical to yours, so you've given me some brainstorming ideas! How did you tie the scarf? I always have trouble arranging big scarves so they look cute and not like they're strangling me :)

  6. That tartan scarf is beautiful! I would have thought being so big and cosy looking you'd have gotten a lot of use out of it in cooler weather :)

    Away From Blue

  7. Both looks are really super cute!

  8. Living in California all my life, I haven't really mastered the art of layering yet. I looked at those Uniqlo tops when I was in a store in the Bay Area over Christmas but they looked so thin and their clothes looked really cheap so I didn't try it. I'm glad to hear it's warm. That scarf on the other hand, looks insanely warm and cozy!
    Exploring My Style

  9. Sad to hear those were your opinions of Uniqlo. Been a huge fan for years, from the New York and Hong Kong stores! It's basically Asian Gap.

  10. I tried, too, and couldn't order. :(

    Audrey, any other suggestions for a similar scarf?

  11. Looks who has the Zara scarf!! Yes its on sale, but totally sold out. You could probably sell it for $100 on ebay!


  12. Oh no! Sorry about that. I can do some research for a similar scarf.

  13. This is a great outfit and you are a master at layering!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  14. No worries, it happens! If you find something else, that would be great! (I could even make something with more red work, too!)

  15. I love uniqlo heattech stuff! I bought a few of their heattech slips for staying warm while wearing dresses. They totally help :)

    <3 Vicki

  16. ooh i really like that scarf, especially with the deep navy blue sweater. Too bad I put myself on a temporary shopping ban because I would totally get it!

  17. What a great combo - and I love both the necklace and then the scarf look. Navy is a staple in my closet, so thanks for giving me another great idea on another color to pair it with.

  18. These pieces all seem really versatile - that's key to getting your money's worth from an article of clothing!

  19. This is a great combo. I may have to borrow this look next week! Thanks for the inspiration! Love your outfit posts!

  20. Love that scarf! Here is an idea for how to wear it (but it might be a bot short for your liking).


    And an outfit idea to go along with it...


  21. Ohhh, I love this outfit! I'm always intimidated by those necklaces though! I can never pull them off. D:


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