This post should have been up days ago but obviously that just didn’t happen. I’ve been feeling a bit run down this last week but I’m hoping a few days with family and friends over Christmas will have me feeling better. Sometimes I can’t get to a full blog post but if you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest I’m always posting new content. Plus you don’t want to miss out on the #dailymoxie!
It’s Christmas Eve and we’re currently flying to South Carolina to see my family. My computer battery is low which reminds me that we’re ending another year; it’s like a game of beat the clock. One thing I’m looking forward to is enjoying a fire in the fireplace. There’s nothing I like better in the Winter than a warm fire and feeling all cozy. It’s been pretty dang cold in San Francisco lately. I know that’s not a big deal for most of you but for someone who’s gotten used to the mild year round weather it’s been bit of a shocker (yes, I know this is a pity party for one). I got a good little taste of it last month when taking these photos in NYC.
It can be challenging to bundle up in the winter without actually resembling a bundle of something. We all seem to get wider and in REALLY cold weather you may only see a round shape with a pair of eyes. This outfit didn’t call for extreme layering but it I didn’t want to be cold running around New York all day. Layering can create a fun look, with texture, color and pattern while still keeping you warm. Start with basics tees or cotton tops then add shirts, sweaters and jackets until you reach your optimal bundled zone.
As you can see here I kept most of my pieces neutral with a striped top, denim shirt (worn unbuttoned) and thin sweatshirt. A colorful scarf was all I needed to brighten things up! Do you like to layer too or do you find it a daunting task? Remember to keep layers thin as you begin. You can build up with texture and weight as necessary. It may take a little practice initially, but it’s a great way to make use of your clothes year round! This way you can you can bundle up without actually looking like a bundle yourself.
Happy Holidays and stay warm!