Welcome to the 412th Metamorphosis Monday!
I have a wardrobe update/metamorphosis to share for this week’s Met Monday. Recently I added this cute navy and white J. Crew Buffalo-Plaid, Wool and Cotton Shirt-Jacket to my wardrobe and oh my gosh, did it start something! I’ve enjoyed it so much, I decided to do a little shopping to see what else was out there that I was missing in my winter wardrobe.
Talbots is having a great sale right now and I found quite a few things I couldn’t resist.
I’ve paired the buffalo-plaid shirt-jacket with a red Burberry scarf I already had and red pants purchased from Talbots last year, similar to these: Red Slim Ankle Pants. The boots are from L.L. Bean several years ago. I don’t know if they still make this style, I haven’t seen it on their site in a couple of years.
I’ve been hoping to find some leggings that were made from a good heavy material and not too tight. I fell in love with these plaid ones and plan to pair them with either the red Lauren Ralph Lauren snowflake sweater I’ve had for a few years, or perhaps the red sweater I just purchased on the right. Both sweaters are nice and long so they work great with leggings.
Here’s how the leggings look, they are super comfortable! I love how thick/substantial they are–you don’t look like you’re wearing tights! lol They are super flattering, not clingy like so many leggings. Wouldn’t these pants be cute with my red Hunter boots? The Hunter boot sale (40% off) is still going on here: Hunter Boots Winter Sale. I purchased two pairs to give as gifts this Christmas since you so rarely see them on sale.
You can see the color of the leggings a bit better in this photo. They are navy and red…really pretty, an understated plaid. They are available and on sale here: Red Plaid Legging Pants
The red sweater on the bottom right is a new purchase this season.
It comes down nice and long which I especially like with leggings. It’s available here: Red Sweater
I also purchased this blackwatch shirt while in Talbots, and I love how it looks on! I’m planning on pairing it with navy cords and the merino wool sweater I purchased last year, although looking at it here in the picture, the basket-weave pattern in the sweater may conflict with the blackwatch pattern. Umm, may have to rethink that.
I may wear the fox Stubbs and Wootton shoes I found on sale last year at J.Crew to complete the outfit. J. Crew is having an awesome sale right now with everything 40% off.
Had to get this adorable blue polka-dot shirt! You’ll find it available on sale here: Polka Dot Shirt.
In Talbots they had it paired with the Snowglobe sweater shown below. I was tempted to get it because it has little white flecks all throughout that look like falling snow. I barely resisted the sweater but may have to order it…so cute! The sweater can be found here: Snow-Globe Sweater. Update: Had to go back for the snowglobe sweater, it was calling my name! lol
The plaid Sperry Duck boots are available here: Plaid Sperry Duck Boots. You may remember them from this post: 6 Pairs of Shoes That Kept Me Warm, Cozy and Comfortable in Italy.
The tweed shoes are by Stubbs and Wootton purchased in a half-off sale last year. Unfortunately, they are no longer available.
The last thing I purchased was this navy, cable-knit poncho. It’s part wool (which I really like) and on sale drastically reduced from $129 to $40 here: Cable-knit Poncho. I haven’t worn a poncho in many years, but couldn’t resist this one at that price. It’s generously sized. I normally wear a small or medium in tops, depending on the top, but I took an X-Small in the poncho. So you may be able to size down. Check out the reviews to see what others said about how it fits.
So, that’s my wardrobe update for now. I’m sure I’ll be adding a few more thing before winter is over. I love all the plaids, the wools, the tweeds, the sweaters, the scarves, the boots…all the clothes you get to wear for winter!
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