Cotton Herringbone Sweater / Demi-Boot Jeans (Also try these.) / Shearling-lined Mules (Everyday mule version, and more affordable Madewell shearling-lined version.) / Mirror / Black Glass Cabinet / Keystick Wall Sconce / Flushmount Lights / Newer Chandelier
I need to come clean: I’ve largely been living in jeans and comfy sweaters for the last couple of months. And while it hasn’t seemed document-worthy, it’s been really nice. I really don’t think when I get out of the shower; I just throw on my favorite denim and whichever sweater looks like a warm hug in that moment. (Like the one I’m wearing above.) I obviously can’t wait to break out the spring and summer dresses, but for now, I’m reveling in hygge coziness—and fine, the minimal effort I put in 😉—during winter in Chicago. Here are some of my very real looks as of late!
Ah, the famous Alex Mill cardigan. It’s the best. It’s a really thick cotton, so there’s absolutely no itchiness, and the quality is just wonderful. I love the chunky stitch, and the fact that it comes in a ton of colors. TTS. I’m wearing the small here.
Sweater Dress / Quilted Crossbody (Quince’s version is incredible, though!) / Faux Sheer Stockings (They’re really fleece-lined leggings!) / Boots / Mirror / Black Glass Cabinet / Keystick Wall Sconce / Flushmount Lights / Newer Chandelier
These are my favorite knee-high heeled boots, and I wear ’em fall through spring. (They also happen to be on sale right now!) They give me some height but are super comfy; I can walk miles in mine without any discomfort. I go up a half size so they’re comfy with thick socks or tights.
These sneaker boots are my most-worn winter footwear. They’re honestly as comfortable as Uggs! Yet these are waterproof and provide amazing traction. The girls have them, too. TTS, but I recommend going a half size up in boots for thicker socks.
Button-Front Demi-Boot Jeans / Shearling-lined Mules (Everyday mule version, and more affordable Madewell shearling-lined version.) / Cashmere Crewneck Sweater (Also love this STUNNING black cardigan from Tuckernuck.) / Mirror / Black Glass Cabinet / Keystick Wall Sconce / Flushmount Lights / Newer Chandelier
We need to talk about the J.Crew Button-Front Demi-Boot Jeans. They are by far the best jeans I’ve purchased over the last few years. They’re fitted up top, which provides a polished look—and the kick-out at the bottom makes them trendy and fun. Highly recommend. They’re so comfy, and the dark wash makes them great for going out as well! TTS.
This old J.Crew Factory headband is a gem. Sadly, it’s not available anymore—but behold! I have the best headbands in the world to share today. :) They’re from a Chicago-based Etsy seller, and they’re the only headbands I can wear throughout the day without pain. They come in Liberty prints, too.
Button-Front Demi-Boot Jeans / Jenni Kayne Sweater (But look at Quince’s version! WHOA! Only $39.90!) / Amazon Headband / Mirror / Black Glass Cabinet / Keystick Wall Sconce / Flushmount Lights / Newer Chandelier
This Jenni Kayne Sweater is one of my most prized pieces in my wardrobe. But it’s pricey—and look at Quince’s version! Only $39.90! I haven’t tried it yet but I plan on ordering so I can report back. I hear the quality is fabulous. Fingers crossed!
This Abercrombie sweater is such the gem. It’s chunky and soft, and is just cropped enough for high-rise jeans. I have it in the cream as well. TTS. Wearing a size small.
Black Demi-Boot jeans for when we’re feeling edgy! These are great black jeans. (Mine are last year’s version.) They look great with olive sweaters and tops.
Quilted Cocoon Coat (But have you seen Quince’s version?! Nearly exact and such a deal!) / Toothpick Skinny Jeans (Newer) / Striped Conway Sweater (Also try the famous Alex Mill sweater and Tuckernuck’s version.) / Veja Sneakers
Quince has started making a version of the quilted cocoon coat, and I’m blown away by how nice it looks. It comes in both black and great (darker) olive green—so check it out if you’ve been eyeing this one. I wear this jacket when temps are between the 30s and 50s. :)
Saint Patrick’s Day sweater! I wear it once a year and it’s totally impractical. But I love it. ;)