So, I'm about to embark on a 13-day work trip (with a weekend stopover to see friends in between) and I am having some anxiety over what to pack for a trip that includes meetings in New Orleans, Boston and Orlando.
As I was trying to write down my packing list the other day while sitting at Starbucks, I realized that I had on three of my favorite winter picks.
So to avoid packing for another 15 minutes or so, I thought "why not do a blog post?"
I'd like to confess that I was late to the party when it comes to skinny jeans but I have been converted!
I have two favorite pairs of skinny pants.
First are a pair of dark wash jeans from Gap that I ordered online a few months ago. I can't find them anywhere on their website (a pet peeve of mine, I find a style I like and they discontinue it). Oh well, trust me, they are awesome.
Second, are these Rockstar style stretchy skinny jeans from Old Navy.
I may have bought a half dozen (or more) pairs of the cords in this style when they were on sale for less than $10 for my sisters and me...I kept three of the cords for myself.
My only complaint are that they are super short so there is no way I can wear them without boots.
Speaking of boots...
I grabbed these at Kohl's the day after Thanksgiving for $20 and have kicked myself ever since that I didn't get them in black too. I wear them ALL THE TIME!!
I love winter time when I can wear boots not only with skinny pants but also with skirts. Nothing I like more than a skirt, a pair of patterned tights and boots!
The last item that I am in love with this year is my Ultra Light Down Jacket from Uniqlo. (Sorry for the blurry photo. It's an awesome jacket, I promise.)
My sisters and I found this store when we went to New York City a couple of years ago and we fell in love - especially with their Heatech line. My sisters each got one of these jackets when we were out there and I didn't.
I regretted it every time I saw them wearing theirs. But when my sister and I took my nephew to NYC last fall and visited the store TWICE, I still didn't buy one. WHY?!?
So, when my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas I decided I was going to get one. And I love it now. It is super, super light but still quite warm.
The only thing that might make it better is a hood. Like this one...
It may be on my wish list for next Christmas!
What are some of your favorite pieces right now?
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