Daily Mom Style 01.09.13

It’s slim pickin’s this week in the photo quality department. It’s just too cold and windy to venture outdoors, and my house still looks like Christmas threw up in here so I only have one spot that is remotely conducive to taking outfit photos. So here it is… this week’s edition of Daily Mom Style, for what it’s worth!

day 1

I was on my way to get a facial so I didn’t bother putting on makeup. I ran earlier so I did shower and do my hair, and I was tired of living in yoga pants over the holidays so I threw on this casual outfit — skinny jeans (Sevens, old) with UGGs (cozy – it was COLD) and my Oakley Indy Sweater over a gray tank. I snagged this London Fog Puffer coat on a winter sale at Macy’s last year, and I wear it ALL. THE. TIME. Best investment ever.

day 2

I wore this outfit to the mall one day last week — my darkest skinny jeans (Paige – not sure the style, but I got them at Nordstrom last summer) and silver ballet flats (Aldo, old) with magenta modal top (Banana, old) and a scarf I picked up at the LOFT outlet last fall. WITH . . . new leather jacket — a Christmas gift from my husband.

black leather jacket with skinny jeans and purple scarf

Years ago, I had a black leather jacket that I wore constantly. I wore it till it had no life left in it. I haven’t had one in years, and leather jackets seem to be coming back in style as of late so I started to get a hankering. I put this one on my Christmas wish list on a whim, and lo and behold, it showed up under the tree on Christmas Day!

I tried to like a color other than black — I think gray or camel would be cute, and not as predictable, but in the end, I fell in love with this one, and I’m really happy with it.

day 3

(Pardon the horrid lighting,I look like an extra terrestrial!!) I wore this outfit on Friday night to a small get together at a friend’s house.

I picked up this turquoise cashmere sweater on sale at Nordstrom last week. They have a TON of gorgeous colors to choose from; I wanted to buy them all. They are so scrumptious and soft and delicious. Yes, a sweater can TOO be delicious!

I used the opportunity to wear this Stella & Dot necklace that doesn’t get much airtime, and I wore my Franco Sarto Poet boots to dress the outfit down a bit.

I also splurged when I was at Nordy’s and picked up this bracelet because when I saw it, I knew this sweater needed it! it seems like EVERYTHING is on sale at Nordstrom right now; I’m telling ya, you’ve gotta have a strong constitution to look and not touch!!!

day 4

This was Saturday, I took my daughter to gymnastics and basically hung out at home, not feeling very well.

Same Sevens, same UGGs, same gray tank (see Day 1) but this time I threw on this coral and gray striped cardi that I picked up at the JCrew Outlet last fall. I feel like it’s kinda frumpy, but for some reason I always get compliments when I drag it out. I guess it’s the color – it IS a pretty color! I just wish it had a bit more shape to it. I accessorized with a hand-stamped silver necklace and a silver beaded bracelet.

day 5

And this is the outfit that I wore for the next 2 days because I was feeling sick and generally worn down.

I just got this fleece in the mail from Athleta (I stocked up during their winter sale a few weeks ago; they rarely run promotions so when they do, I usually place an order!!) and it is fast becoming my new favorite at-home-with-yoga-pants top. It is so cozy and soft and warm.

And aren’t you glad to see that I filled my wall vases again? They were looking pretty forlorn there in the first few pictures!

day 6

And now, may I reveal . . . my big splurge????

Last Friday we were talking about finding a go-to handbag for winter, and I confessed that I’ve wanted a green handbag for, well, years, really. But recently I’ve had it in my head that I want a truly fabulous handbag — something that I can carry with most everything, rather than switching around so often. After writing the post last Friday morning, I really got into shopping mode. I spent a whole day at the mall — to no avail. Then I spent all weekend online, obsessing over this purchase.

I wanted something I loved as much as the bag I carried last summer, and I finally realized that I was trying to find a “fabulous bag” but looking at my typical tote styles. I found lots of great bags, but nothing that really stood out to me — nothing I was willing to invest in. Until I found THIS.

In the end, Rebecca Minkoff came through for me again. Rather than my typical tote, I went for a satchel this time. It’s not as easy to carry as a tote; it’s quite heavy, and the zippers are fussy. But I love it so much those features are worth any minor inconvenience.

When I discovered this bag on Zappos, I fell in love, but it was totally out of my price range. But then, as I clicked through the various colors, I discovered that this Bright Green was on a mega-sale AND there was only one in stock.

It was meant to be!

Knowing how easy returns are with Zappo’s, I immediately purchased it, knowing I could send it right back if I decided it wasn’t The One.

Even after placing the order, I spent the weekend online, looking and looking and looking…. but nothing excited me like this Cupid Satchel from Rebecca Minkoff. It is unlike anything I have in my closet.

When it finally came in, I was delighted. It is HEAVY, that is the only real drawback. But the bright green is a pleasant contrast to all the  reds/pinks/corals/oranges I like to wear, and it even works with most blues and purples. And of course it provides a great pop of color against neutrals like black and gray and denim.

I carried it yesterday to go to the radio studio to tape an interview with my friend Joey Fortman and 95.7 BEN FM and then to meet my husband for lunch, and I loved every minute of it!

It holds everything — my wallet, sunglasses, cosmetics, inhaler, meds, phone, MiFi and even my tablet — with room to spare. It feels and looks luxurious, and the color is just divine.

So THAT is this week’s edition of Daily Mom Style!! I hope your New Year is off to a fabulous start!

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