SWEATER WEATHER

With the temperatures dropping close to below freezing, I have been wearing all my winter clothes. I'm still trying to figure out the art to layering. I don't like wearing too many layers, so I try to choose the warmest cashmere and wool clothing possible. How people wear five layers and are still able to move is beyond me. Here's hoping that I won't be stuck someplace with cold weather for much longer!

J. Crew never disappoints. Every season, I fall in love all over again with their collections, like this sweater, which was too cute to pass up. It's silly, but the buttons down the sides made it a touch more seasonal. I topped it with a navy peacoat, one of my favorite timeless styles, but it was actually so warm in San Francisco that I just ditched it.

I'm a spring/summer gal, so it pains me to say this, but J. Crew's cold weather clothes are the star of the show. It's when the tried and true styles are restocked and back in an abundance of colors.

I'm pretty obsessed with my new Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. I've had my eye on it and a handful of other bags for quite some time and finally crossed some of them off my wishlist this Christmas. They seriously have the cutest bags! I love their colorful minimalist designs -- they pack quite a punch! Best of all, for Italian-made designer bags, their prices aren't outrageous (yet).

I've yet to visit one of their stores in New York. The past few times I was in the city, I stopped by their store on Wooster Street, but they were closed all three times!

This scarf is so special to me because I got it in London with my mom. Before I was born, my mom's family used to take trips to London and my grandparents were obsessed with Burberry, so everyone would come back with lots of goodies. On my first trip to London, I never made it to the shopping district, so the next trip around, my mom promised me plenty of high tea and shopping. We picked up several coats and scarves from the Regent Street Burberry, which was filled from top to bottom with the poshest, most classic pieces I could ever wish for. The tea at Thomas's was perfectly delectable, too.

I haven't worn jeans since my freshman year of college. Ever since I discovered leggings the summer before, I put all my jeans away and never looked back. Flash forward a few years, I found a box of jeans downstairs last weekend and decided to try them on (they still fit!). They felt strangely familiar -- thicker and more stiff than I remembered. I promptly recalled that jeans are classics for a reason. Sure, they're casual, but they easily pull an outfit together. I hate to admit it, but wearing leggings with everything doesn't look as good, almost like I'm only half dressed.

I went through a phase where all I was interested in buying were jeans (anyone else do this?). They all looked the same: classic, dark wash skinnies. I must've had upwards of 50 pairs, but eventually I sorted through them and only kept the pairs that I would constantly wear. Of the pairs that I kept, most of them were from Paige. The fit was spot on (a bit of stretch, but didn't become baggy at the end of the day). I also have a few pairs from 7 For All Mankind and Joe's that I loved. I'm not currently in the market for new jeans, since I'm just jumping back on the wagon, but eventually I'd like to try pairs from Frame Denim, Madewell, and Good American. What are your favorite denim brands?

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J. Crew sweater (more sizes here)

Paige jeans

Madewell flats (more sizes here)

Burberry scarf

Mansur Gavriel bag