Winter Blahs

Today this post is being featured on Straight from the Corn State which is a group of fellow Iowa bloggers.  So for those of you who don’t know me, let me introduce myself and my blog.

I’m a fashion blogger who lives in small town Iowa.  My style is for real women, especially Midwesterners, who need affordable fashion.  Most items that I feature are under $100.  As a stay-at-home mom, I know how easy it is to want to live in yoga pants.  But I also know we can do better!  I love putting together outfits, taking fashion questions and occasionally I post my own pictures of what I wear.

Today let’s focus on the winter blahs.  After all, it is January.  The holidays are over and it is so easy to slip into a funk.  And while I love to wear color, when the weather dips down in the subzero temps, it keeps snowing and the sky is grey, well, all I want to do is bunker down and wear grey too.

Here’s a few outfits I put together if you’re feeling grey ‘er too.

The first one is for a cozy day at home (read snow day) or maybe a day spent sledding or skating- any outdoor activity.  How can I ask you to put on a tunic sweater and leggings and try to stay warm?  Well, the leggings are made by Uniqlo.  Have you heard of this company?  While they have a regular clothing line, they also make specific clothing for cold weather.  I especially am fond of their tights, leggings and lightweight winter coats.  And guess what?  They aren’t expensive.  Definitely something anyone who sees hard winters needs to explore!

The second outfit is for running errands or getting together with friends for coffee.  The jeans are well worn, the top has some fun detailing and it really couldn’t be more simple.

The last outfit is for a slightly dressier occasion.  I added it because so many of us forget about skirts in the winter.  With the warm tights, it’s okay to put on something a little out of the ordinary.  I see wearing this outfit on a dinner date or to a card party. (Remember those? Worth resurrecting!)

We are all suffering through our vitamin D deficiencies.  But think of this time as a chance to cozy up to a fire with a good book, to spend quality indoor time with family and friends and to cuddle with your Mr.

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Winter Blahs by stylefromthesticks featuring cable pants

Topshop aztec print top

Object Collectors Item rayon shirt $48 –

Studded top

Topshop a line skirt

Mango ripped jeans $49 –

Uniqlo rib tight

Uniqlo cable pants $21 –

Short boots

H M black ankle bootie $49 –

Ollio oxford shoes

Monsoon black jewelry

Kohl jewelry

A X Armani Exchange navy blue belt

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