Two outfit posts in three days! What? I rarely post more than a few a month, so clearly I'm getting a little crazy this week. But with just a little over a month left to go in this pregnancy, I figured I'd better squeeze in a couple now while I still can. Truthfully, I wouldn't be surprised if this was my last 'My Style' post until after the baby is born. (It's getting hard to even balance myself for long enough to pull on a pair of leggings you guys.) But we'll see...
A few days ago, we drove out to our favorite forest preserve for a late afternoon walk before grabbing dinner. Based on my maternity outfit posts so far, you can probably tell that there are just a few key pieces that I wear on rotation these days. But somehow in the endless of abyss of clothing disorganization that has accumulated in my bedroom (my own wardrobe/room has fallen to the wayside while focusing on the nursery), I discovered this dress that I bought early in the summer, wore once (on the 4th of July), then lost. It doesn't stray much from my usual black tunic and leggings combo, but hey, it's a dress. And that's something. It's actually the ideal dress for going walking and then going out to eat, I have to say. It's the perfect combination of casual and dressy (and also fits quite nicely if you happen to be sporting a baby bump).
As much as I loved getting to wear my lost-then-found dress, my favorite part of this outfit, hands down, was my new Sorel Cate the Great Deco Boots from PlanetShoes.com. It technically might not have been cold enough to wear them on this particular day, but I've been so excited to wear them that I decided I wasn't waiting a minute longer. Winters in Chicago are brutal, and I can't even tell you how long it's been since I've had a proper pair of winter boots (especially a pair that was actually cute like these!). I see myself wearing them an awful lot over the next few months, especially in the snow. They're ridiculously comfortable and they look great with leggings, skinny jeans, or tights. They're also practical - their waterproof leather upper provides extra protection in cold conditions, and they also have a removable recycled felt inner boot, faux fur snow cuff and handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber shell (so your feet stay cozy and dry!). I have a feeling you guys will be seeing me wearing these several more times here on the blog once the insanely freezing weather of January and February take hold.
The rest of this look was simple: a starred scarf my sister gave me last Christmas, a pretty pair of earrings from my friend Laura at Roots and Feathers, my trusty black leggings, a gold watch and chunky bangle, and a purse that is actually a diaper bag. (It belonged to a friend who recently handed it down to me and I like it so much I may or may not be using it already as a handbag.)
Leggings: Target // Scarf: gift // Bracelet: gift // Watch: c/o Watchco // Bag: gift
What about you? Have any of you busted out the winter footwear yet?
P.S. One more quick thing... PlanetShoes is giving their customers the opportunity to donate a $10 toy to Toys for Tots this holiday season via their site (details right here). As a thank you, they're rewarding each customer who donates a toy with 200 Planet Rewards points, worth $10 off their next purchase. (Pssst! And today through Friday November 29th, you'll get 400 points!) Pretty cool!