Winter is Coming

olivers-twist-x-black-ankle-booties-5You guys, I seriously cannot believe it’s December and that 2016 is coming to a close! I feel like I just moved to Chicago, started a new job and began graduate school – but here we are four months later! Time sure does fly by.

One of the things that I was most nervous about with moving here is the impending doom of winter. I’m sure everyone has heard about how horrible Chicago winters are, but to my surprise – we’ve actually had a wonderful and unexpectedly long fall season! I’ve been trying to prepare my winter and fall style by stocking up on cozy sweaters and vests and a variety of great booties! If you see me around town, you’ll probably find me in different variations of this exact outfit!

I spotted this amazing sweater from Uniqlo a little while back and knew it was perfect! Mock neck sweaters are so in right now (they’re not a full turtleneck) and I love the oversized fit. It’s super warm and heavy, and comes in a slew of great colors! I can’t recommend it enough!

Another great find to elevate my fall style are these gorgeous Ash suede booties. I didn’t really think of myself as a pointed-toe shoe person, but let me tell you – I’ve never loved a bootie so much. The suede is so smooth and soft, and the pointed-toe instantly makes me feel chic! If you checked out my fall bootie guide, you know that I love a high shaft with a low heel. So perfect!

What are some of your favorite pieces for the season?!

Sweater: Uniqlo // Jeans: Nordstrom // Booties: Last Call by Neiman Marcus // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Leather Jacket: Zara (similar) // Bucket Bag: Urban Outfitters (similar)


Photos by Julie Kennedy

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  1. 12.10.16
    Rach said:

    Welcome to Chicago!! I am so dreading the winter weather and I think this weekend we will experience that haha. I love this outfit! Those black denim jeans look perfect on you!

    • 12.12.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much, Rachel! I’m not looking forward to this winter at all, so hopefully it’s not too bad! And I love a good pair of ripped denim – totally recommend!

  2. 12.8.16

    You look chic!

    • 12.12.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you very much! 🙂

  3. 12.8.16

    You made a sweatshirt look so fashionable! Way better than I could ever!

    Xx Taylor

    • 12.12.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Haha thanks so much, Taylor! And you totally could – it’s seriously so cozy to throw on!

  4. 12.7.16
    Chloé said:

    This sweater is the cutest! And I need that bag in my life!!!

    • 12.7.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks a lot, Chloe! The sweater is so soft and cozy, and I love the bag because it goes with everything!!

  5. 12.7.16
    Barristerv said:

    I so love the entire outfit. That sweater however is a piece I’d love to have. You have such great style. Keep it coming!!

    • 12.7.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you very much, Vicki! The sweater is my favorite!

  6. 12.7.16
    Tina said:

    I’ve never experienced Chicago winter but I hear it’s brutal! I’m sure you’ll do fine though!! hehe Anyways, I love this look – it’s so edgy and chic!


    • 12.7.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much, Tina! Glad you like it! And I really hope so – I’m from Cleveland, so I’m hoping it’s not too much of a difference!

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