Sometimes you just want to look at pretty things.
With cold weather finally settling in over Charlottesville, I've turned my thoughts to things that are warm, versatile, and easy to layer. I normally try to create lists that are right in the comfort zone of my budget, but this month, I just want to dream a little - and celebrate good, ethical design based on design and function without worrying so much about price point.
That being said, there are certainly a few affordable options in this list, and some things - like that winter coat - that would work themselves out with cost-per-wear over time.
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MY WINTER SPLURGE LIST:
Rad '90s orange red that also hearkens the '70s, two eras that have come back in full force this season.
Classic, thick, and warm.
I am really digging a more classic cut that isn't quite as tight at the ankles, and the mid rise is much more comfortable for all day wear.
Just stunning, and the lack of lapel feels modern.
I loooove alpaca to an unhealthy degree, plus its sustainable and cruelty free.
A great basic for layering.
The berry color is seasonally appropriate and the fit and design look versatile. Dress it up or dress it down.
I don't know why I like these, but the black leather is cool and the velcro is appealing. I hate having to lace up my shoes in the morning.
Pretty color and a classic, feminine silhouette.
A low, walkable wedge that would pair with anything.
Just a note: I'm grieving over the implications of this week's Presidential election. Though I hadn't been without fear during the last year or so of campaigning, I was still holding out hope that this country was smart enough - and compassionate enough - to refuse to ignore Trump's lies and look past his insults. I was wrong. Reeling from the aftermath, praying for the future, and trying to figure out the best way forward. For now, I'm just trying to be as kind and attentive as I can to the needs of others, especially refugees, immigrants, Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, women, and every other group Trump's policies target. If you want to talk about it with me, please feel free to reach out at email@example.com.