How to Spruce Up Your Winter Wardrobe

olivers-twist-x-trina-turk-teddy-bear-coat-3You guys, I absolutely hate winter (fall and spring are my favorite seasons) because it’s just too cold. I thought Ohio was freezing and that it wouldn’t be too much different here in Chicago… and of course I was wrong. The temperatures here are consistently single digits and what makes it even worse is the wind chill! I mean, the cold has the harshest bite!

The only thing keeping me sane is this cozy Trina Turk coat. I scored it at the Nordstrom Last Chance store (which is also where I scooped up my favorite designer OTK boots) and I wear it every single day! While most people are bundled in their parkas, I’ve found myself being too hot on several occasions because it’s just that warm.

I typically gravitate towards everything black – but I had been lusting after this Trina Turk coat for months and it was a miracle that it was just lying around in the store. The gorgeous cognac color is partly what sold me, and it pairs perfectly with literally everything. It also comes in silky black and a cream color, and is totally worth it – I’m always receiving compliments!

Another way I spruce up my winter wardrobe is by stocking up on pretty sweaters that I know I’ll be able to wear often. Around the time of Black Friday I went on a serious shopping spree (if you follow me on Twitter, I’m always posting my recent purchases!) and I picked up this cozy mock-neck sweater! At first I wasn’t sure, but now I’m obsessed. The material is incredibly soft, and I just can’t resist anything with a bell-sleeve. I’ve worn it with everything from leggings, to my favorite pair of white jeans – which are now on sale!

Coat: Trina Turk // Sweater: Ann Taylor // Jeans: Old Navy // Boots: Nine West (similar) // Necklace: Ann Taylor

 Photos by Julie Kennedy 

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  1. 1.10.17
    barristerv said:

    I’m just enamored with that coat. Warmth and Style are difficult combinations!! The outfit just sets it all off. Love the boots

    • 1.10.17
      Lauren O. said:

      LOL thank you, mother! I’m glad you convinced me to buy this coat! 😉

  2. 1.9.17
    Kelsey said:

    I love love love this coat it is so cute and looks so cozy and warm!
    Kelsey |

    • 1.10.17
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks a lot, Kelsey! I was a bit hesitant about it at first, but now I’m so glad I bought it!

  3. 1.9.17

    Loving this look on you but especially love that coat!! So good!!

    Xx Taylor

    • 1.9.17
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much, Taylor! I seriously don’t even wear my parka anymore haha!

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