Ooh, man, it is FRIGID outside lately. Seriously, I don't remember a time in the 25 years I have lived in this area when it was this cold for this long of a period of time. Our usual winter is like this--cold, kinda cold, warm (like 55 or 60), cool, cold, REALLY REALLY COLD, cool, warm, etc., etc.
These last few weeks: cold, REALLY REALLY COLD, cold, OMG MY FACE IS GOING TO FALL OFF COLD, cold, cold, snow, ice, yuck, OMG MY FACE IS GOING TO FALL OFF COLD, REALLY REALLY COLD, etc. You get the idea.
I run "hot." Scratch that, I did run hot. Yesterday, after staying in the house for three straight days, I got to venture out (the plows actually plowed the ice, God Bless You, Fairfax County). But here was the deal yesterday, the highs were topping out at 29 degrees (okay, yes, Canada, I know...that isn't that cold...remember it is all relative). :) Since I am now acclimated to the warmth of my home because of my actual "housewife" status, I put on layers and layers of clothing so I wouldn't just collapse from the cold. And I did the same for my kids (of which you will only get to see one example--Rex spent the morning with Grandpa--and while he was all decked out in winter gear--only CW was around for Picture Time).
Untitled by dinagideon featuring J Crew
'Nuff said. Here is the polyvore. The coat is the outlet version of the Greta coat from last year. I bought this one on ebay, but there is a special surprise waiting for you all at the bottom of this post...and it involves the crewcuts outlet. ;)
The pants are not J. Crew, as in the polyvore, instead they are INC. by Macy's. I didn't wear flats, either, instead I wore some older pair of boots I have from Aerosoles (very comfy, stylish, and WARM).
I believe all the pieces are sold out, except the turtleneck.
Cardigan: Size Small. BTW, this was the item of clothing that got me kind of mad at Anthropologie. I bought it full price on a Tuesday, and the VERY next morning, it went down in price by half, or 60 dollars. So I pleaded with Anthropologie to please credit me the difference, which they SAID they would do (meant more Christmas cash for me), but some 8 days later (business days, mind you), it still wasn't in my account, and I was ready to cry. So I wrote them an e-mail explaining my disappointment, and in a fit of anger, I brought back a shirt that while I thought was pretty, didn't fit 100% beautifully. I figured I would get that money somehow, darn them. Well, here's the funny part, both the return and the difference were posted on the same day. Why it took Anthropologie so long to do this is WELL beyond me, but I am here to say J. Crew isn't the only place that has screw-ups. Oh, and J. Crew has much much MUCH friendlier customer service.
I love the cardigan, btw, perfect length, warmth, and casual prettiness for yesterday. I would like to someday see the day when this cardigan can be the outerwear, but obviously the entire United States (excluding Hawaii) has frozen over, so who knows when that will happen? I should mention that I looped the belt around TWICE to get the belt to look normal. This sucker has a REALLY LONG tie to it. :)
Gigiofca wore it here, btw.
Turtleneck: Size Small.
Pants: Size 10.
Boots: Size 10.
BTW, Baby CW carries here Baby Doll EVERYWHERE. If we take it from her to oh, say, buckle her into her car seat or, say, try to get her coat on, well, you know, fits, despair, anger, etc. She is VERY ATTACHED to her Baby Doll. It is her version of the blank-y. However, it doesn't have to be one baby doll, just a baby doll. She has like five that she is VERY ATTACHED to. It is really sweet, especially when she is walking holding a doll half her size.
Here is the surprise I was mentioning...mommy and daughter houndstooth coats from the outlet. I had bought mine from ebay in the late fall, and then in early December, when we went to Pennsylvania, I made my way to the Lancaster outlets and bought a bunch of crewcuts things for the kids for Christmas. Including her darling, darling mini-me version of the Greta. :) It was even on super-sale, which means it was meant to be.
Coat: Size 4.
This pic is for the grandparents, etc. :)
Coat: Size 3 (toddler size). It is clearly too big for her, but it did keep her VERY warm yesterday. And the pink lining was so nice...good thing because we had to roll her sleeves on up (too long for her arms--she is only 16 months after all). I love that she will be able to wear this for a long while. Based on her growth and this coat's general size, I bet she could get away with this when she is still 4 (I hope I can still fit into mine then, too).
I am hoping to get to more reviews today, I have them photographed, just have to actually post them. And, maybe, just maybe, Mid-Century Mom can get dressed up and sweep the floors (or something). Mid-Century Mom has been in hibernation. ;)