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Northward: Packing for Winter Weather

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Hello Everyone,

These pictures were taken a couple of days before we got back home from Michigan. The snow lightly covered the area where we stayed.

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 I got a chance to test out my Hunter Rain Boots in the snow.

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I had hoped to do this post closer to my trip to Michigan but since it’s snowing heavy back east, I figured it would be cool to do a packing post. It’s rare, I visit the continental U.S during the winter and this time around I decided to just take carry-on luggage given that flights usually get moved, delayed, and cancelled. Also, I really did not want to lose luggage going to and from my destination.

The trip was about a week and a half to Northern Michigan where the temperatures get really low. We checked weather reports up until the day we left, it was to make sure that we were packed accordingly.

This is what I packed in my carry-on.

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L to R:  top row: plaid shirt, j. crew. red pullover, forever 21. chambray button down, j. crew. middle and bottom rows: thermal long sleeve t-shirts, old navy. sweat shirt, old navy. cable knit sweater, old navy.

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L to R:  top row: skirt, j. crew. cordoroy jeans, j brand jeans. lace shoulders dress, h and m. middle row: wool skirt, j. crew. quilted leather clutch, found at t.j. maxx. flower crystal necklace, leslie danzis. bottom rows: skinny belts in red and leopard, ann taylor. jeans, old navy. leather belt, american eagle.  necklace, elizabeth stone jewelry, pearl and pyramid bangles, j. crew.

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L to R:  cowl neck sweater, old navy. chevron scarf, eden in love. coat, ross.

I kept most of my pieces neutral with lots of browns, grays, and beige. I also added some color to my wardrobe with pops of red. I brought three pairs of shoes; a regular pair of lace up boots (they are my go to Dr. Marten’s knee high boots),  a pair of strappy pumps (my favorite Christian Louboutin shoes as seen in my New Year’s post)  and a the Hunter boots that I decided to test out in the snow. They definitely kept my toes warm with heated socks. I found the heated socks work better than the regular hunter socks (thanks to my boyfriend’s dad, who got them for me.) I did not picture that pairs of shoes here because I use them often on this blog.

I hope that I am able to do a styling post for the pieces that I brought in a future post. I have to admit, the outfits worked out better than I expected and they managed to keep me warm. Not bad for a newbie in winter weather.

I hope you are having a great start of your week. Take care and let me know you think.

XOXO,

Elle

Kissing the Shoreline: Flannel and Flowers

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There is something about the ocean and the shoreline that takes me back to great memories of my childhood spending time with my great great grand aunts on their beach front Spanish style home in Northern Luzon in the Philippines. Wherever I go, I always seem to find myself near the shoreline, looking at the ocean and the peaceful waves that whisper the stories of a place.

On this day, we found ourselves visiting the shorelines of New England.  We spent time in Gloucester and visited the Fisherman’s monument. It is a memorial for the many lives lost at sea in this area.  We also headed up north to Maine to view the beautiful lighthouses. Just like the ocean beckoning me to visit the shoreline, light houses allow people to find their way home. I definitely feel right at home in New England.

It was a little chilly out this morning so I decided to layer lightly. There is something cozy about flannel. I love shirts that are soft and very comfortable and flannel definite fits the bill. I love to juxtapose the rugged and rough look of flannel with a bit of fall floral accents.

I hope you are enjoying the fall as much as I am. Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

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.:Outfit:.

T SHIRT forever21
SHIRT j. crew
SCARF forever 21
SHOES adidas by stella mccarthy
ACCESSORIES  open heart ring by tiffany’s, random rings from cottage by the sea
and cinnamon girl

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Apples and Pumpkins: Layers of Flavor

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Hey Everyone,

I checked my phone and it was 45 degrees in the morning. I am definitely not use to weather that chilly. I decided to layer it up for the activities of the day. I kept my base cozy with a button down flannel and then topped it with an open knit pull over cashmere  sweater. I am wishing I could bring this weather back to Hawaii. It’s been so humid and warm back home that I am wishing for cooler weather soon.

We decided to go outlet shopping and then go apple and pumpkin picking in the afternoon. Both activities required attention to detail and I couldn’t wait for both. For the day, I decided to bring with me two pairs of shoes, my pair of comfortable Tory Burch “Reva” flats for shopping and a pair of sneakers, my Adidas cross trainers by Stella McCarthy to help me walk around the farm comfortably.

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Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.

SWEATER club monaco
SHIRT j. crew
SHOES tory burch “reva” & adidas by stella mccarthy
ACCESSORIES  homecoming honolulu, gorjana, 7 for all mankind
BAG michael kors “hamilton”

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

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