Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Checkered


4:00 AM

I made a friend during my photo shoot!

Vest:  Mom's closet {old} // Tunic:  Ralph Lauren // Boots:  Boots:  Dolce Vita (similar here)

Can you believe that Christmas is next week?  This month has flown by so quickly.  I feel like my birthday was just yesterday, and here we are two months later.  Since we are narrowing down I wanted to introduce my go to outfit, especially for shopping during this busy season.  Now, you will rarely ever see me leave the house and go to one of our local malls (I live in Jersey there’s A LOT of malls-stereotype is true on this), BUT when I do go this is one of my go to outfits.  Taking a longer checkered/flannel top (or a regular top) with leggings, over the knee boots, and a vest is perfect for shopping.  Let’s face it, it gets hot.  That huge bulky jacket that keeps you warm from your car to the doors will only annoy you within minutes of walking into the mall.  You get hot, sweaty, you feel bulky, and you just end up feeling unpleasant, or at least I do.  Where are you supposed to put said bulky jacket for the Eskimos when you’re shopping?  So that’s why I choose to go with vests.  I choose ¾ length tops so most of my arms are warm when walking into the mall and the vest is perfect because it keeps me warm from my mile walk in the parking lot and if I have to take it off and hold it, it’s not as annoying as a jacket.  Bulky jackets while shopping can go step on some legos for all I care.

Can you hear my annoyance (that’s extremely close to sounding like the Grinch) to bulky jackets?  The worst part is I just learned my lesson last year. 

I have been living in these boots if you couldn’t tell by my last 134323 outfit posts.  They’re so comfortable, and chic.  Best part (drum roll please) they’re flat.  Sometimes a tall girl needs a really cute pair of flat boots or shoes in general.  I’m 5’9 so as much as I love wearing heels, sometimes I like to take a break from towering over people and feel like a somewhat normal sized person.

What’s your go to outfit while shopping in these crazy hectic 90 degree malls?


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  1. Your plaid tunic is adorable! I love how you styled it with that fab vest and boots!

    Doused In Pink

  2. I wish I could wear fur vests here, but it can still be hot even during these months! I love this look! :)

    By the way, I have a new post up. I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  3. You look great!


  4. This look is so effortlessly cool...I wish I could pull it off! :)


  5. Great dress, looks super comfy and stylish, and love that you paired it with tan fur and those fab boots
    from the link up
    please strop by, jess xx

  6. I love any piece with fur! That vest is so perfect and looks great with the plaid top! Love it!

  7. I am dying that you found that vest in your mom's closet. I would never be so lucky to find anything so cool in my mom's wardrobe! LOL. I also really love lumberjack plaid! This outfit is so cute.
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

  8. Love when four legged friends decide to join in the blogging fun! Such a great way to pair brown and black!
    xo Adri

  9. Your hair is perfection and that vest is adorable! I tried pulling one off but totally failed. I'll just have to dream.

  10. I love that top and those boots! Looking great dear! Thanks so much for joining J and me for the Celebrate Southern Linkup! Merry Christmas! :)


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