Winter Weather Accessories

As the days become shorter and the winds become chillier the accessories come out to play. Nothing beats snuggling around a bonfire, wrapped up in an oversized sweater, with your favorite boy and your favorite scarf. And I love wrapping my gloved hands around a piping hot mug of apple cider. Thigh high stockings are the perfect way to stretch those summer frocks into cooler weather, and I adore a good felt hat. What are your favorite cool weather accessories?

The Rambler's Winter Faves

scarf//hat//socks//sweater//gloves

Winter Blues

IMG_5702 IMG_5704 IMG_5706 IMG_5709 IMG_5710 IMG_5720pacsun beanie// Sound & Matter coat// Primark chambray shirt// H&M top// Old Navy pants// Target booties

In case you haven’t heard, Oklahoma was supposed to have the Blizzard to End All Blizzards this week and….it rained. womp woooomp.

Unfortunately that doesn’t change the fact that the sky is a perpetual depressing grey, the wind is blustery, and the chill seeps into my bones.

At one point in time, in the very distant past, I was excited about scarves and hats, wintery coats and chilly nights. Now? I want THE SUN.

I’m just not a winter kind of girl. I love sundresses, I’m excited to wear shorts, and I’m ready to go outside and NOT feel like there are tiny frozen daggers stabbing me over and over again.

Can anyone else relate? Who would vote for Winter to leave and not come back for a good long while?

linking up with Rolled Up Pretty and Because Shanna Said So!

 

Turban Scarf Tutorial

Hi friends!

I’m sharing my turban scarf tutorial today! This has become one of my absolute favorite ways to wear my hair. It’s so simple!

If you have any questions let me know! I’d love to help! If you have any problems with the video, click here.

I’m going to be taking a break from blogging for this month. I’ve got a few random posts already scheduled that I’ll go ahead and post but for the most part I’ll be MIA for January. I’m going to be in and out of the state, I’ve got a lot going on at work, and I’ve had some personal issues come up so I believe I will take a few weeks off! Have a wonderful first of 2013 and I will see you in a few weeks!

 

Hello 2013!

scarf (old)// target sunnies, H&M top (borrowed from the seestor)// Pacsun pants// Forever 21 booties.

Well hello there 2013. Nice to see ya. ’12 was a great year, but let’s see what ’13 can do.

This year’s resolutions aren’t all that fancy or ingeniousness, They’re simply parts of my life where I feel I could improve. So here it is:

1. Health. As in overall health, mind body spirit. Take care of my body more, be more conscious of what I take in. Nurture my mind, read more. Be mindful of my spirit, that what I put out is a direct reflection of what I take in.

2. Wealth. Be a better steward of the blessings I have been given. Don’t be a mindless spending machine. Invest in items that will be long lasting.Save more money.

3. Happiness. Focus on making others happy, not just myself. Be more giving. Take time to cultivate true friendships, take care of the precious friendships I already have.

Bring it on 2013. Let’s do this.

linking up with Rolled Up Pretty and The Pleated Poppy!

PS: come back tomorrow for a vlog tutorial of my turban scarf!

 

Red.

Pacsun beanie, Old Navy jacket, Target Scarf, {old.v old.} jean jacket, Urban Outfitters merci beau coup tee, Pac Sun pants, Charlotte Russe rainboots.

These pictures were taken the day after we were supposed to get nine inches of Christmas Day snow. #weathermanfail. However it’s now snowing again as I type, so they might be able to swing this one and say they meant nine inches over a week?

I love the snow. I love the look, how everything is bright and white and clean. I love how excited everyone gets when they see snow, even adults. Snow causes everyone to pause, to look, to become a child for just a while.

2013 is almost here and I can’t help but use these last few days of ’12 to look back and reminisce. It’s been one crazy year, and 2013 will be even crazier! I’m excited to set new goals for myself, both in my personal life and here on this blog. Thank you to all of the sweet readers who keep coming back and reading this crazy little spot on the ‘net I call my own. It’s been a huge learning experience! I want to continue to learn all I can from this crazy Blogworld. I can’t wait to see what 2013 will hold!

See you guys next year!

Is my sweater sacreligious?

Target sunnies// Seams to be snood// Max & Olivia’s cross cutout sweater// Target leggings// Target flats// 7th & West bangles

I wasn’t too sure of this sweater when I got it in the mail. I mean, hi hello, there’s a huge cross on my back. Does that seem a bit strange to anyone else?
But then I realized how utterly comfy and cozy the sweater was, and how it was just the right length to wear with leggings. I also decided the cross kind of made the sweater a bit quirky so I just went with it. And ended up wearing it like, 3 days in a row. I know. Judge me all you want.
I’m having a hard time concentrating on writing out this post because my sister is on her way! YAY! My sister and brother in law will be with us for a week and a half and I am SUPER excited. I miss my sister more than anyone could have told me I would have. If someone could go back and tell my 15 year old self that my big sister would some day end up being my best friend, I probably would have laughed right in their face. But apparently miracles do happen. Girls can get along. Sisters can stop fighting long enough to realize that they’re best friend has been sleeping in the room (or bed) next to them all their life.
And now she’s finally here! EEEK!
 

Ermagerd. Blerg.

 

Warby Parker glasses//Forever 21 top and fur scarf// brooches from our shop at The Feathered Nest//Gap jeans// Charlotte Russe heels// makeup: Revlon cherries in the snow// hair: curled with a straightner

Good morning friends!

WHEW it’s Thursday already?! This week seems to have flown by, something which I am 100% A-OKAY with. For some reason I haven’t been able to sleep lately so I’m ready for a weekend that involves very few plans and lots of sleeping.

Unfortunately this weekend will also include large amounts of laundry. I absolutely detest doing laundry and will put it off until it’s a dire situation. As in I bought more panties so I could put the laundry off for a few more days. I did what? Ya. You heard me. No shame.

Anyone have any awesome plans for the weekend?! If you’re doing some Christmas shopping, don’t forget to check out 7th & West! You can use RAMBLINGFORWEST today and tomorrow to get 10% off your purchase! Check out these awesome bangles I got never taking them off! (I just sang that in my head. And now I’m telling you about it. Sheesh I really do need some sleep.)

 

 

Weekend Wears

Warby Parker glasses// Lucky snood// Chevron top c/o Darby & Dash// Just USA jeans (old)// pink chucks via Shoe Carnival

During the week my outfits reflect my job, but the weekends tend to be very different. Depending on my mood, I might be extremely dressed up, or I might make it a bit more low key since I so rarely wear jeans during the week.

This day was one of those low key days. Thanksgiving, while wonderful, tends to wear a body out. You know that when I’m wearing my glasses, I’m pretty tired. I’ve worn glasses since I was in 2nd grade so I very rarely wear them during the day. Something about being called “four eyes” for six years straight (I got contacts after that) makes a girl hesitant to wear glasses in public again. ‘Course that might change, since I absolutely adore my new ones!

So when I found this cute little chevron top, I knew it was the perfect Weekend top. I might possibly have worn it all weekend, with various bottoms ranging from the socially acceptable jeans to the not so acceptable pajamas. No judging, you’d wear it three days running too.It’s just that comfy.

Linking up with Rolled Up Pretty and The Pleated Poppy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sunnies from Canton, Target Ikat scarf (worn inside out), Rotten Tomatoes leather jacket (hand me down), Selfridges cardigan (last winter), Lucky belt (old), Gap boyfriend jeans, ShoeDazzle booties.

Guys it was COOOOLLLDDD this weekend. As usual, Oklahoma is creating some crazy weather patterns. Two months ago we reached record highs, this weekend we reached record lows. Taking pictures off a fishing dock on the lake was probably the worst location I could have chosen. WINDY CITY.  Eh, it’s all for the cause :)
How was everyone’s weekend? Happy Turkey Day to all my Canadian friends out there!
Tomorrow I’m posting the tutorial for my fishtail braid. I’ve had a lot of requests for that one. You’ll be glad to know that it’s just about the easiest thing ever!
Happy Monday!