the cold front

To celebrate my mother's birthday (it's a milestone number, which, of course, she would not want me to disclose), we are heading (home) to New York next week to do some Christmas shopping and dining out at new "it" spots (Omar's) and tried-and-true ones (The Waverly). I'm excited for the trip but also fretting about the frigid cold. When I look at the extended weather report (30 to 40-degree weather), I feel something inside my body curling into fetal position, fearing the arctic air. Yes, LA has thinned my blood! This anxiety is prompting me to shop for my shopping birthday trip, as true winter-proof pieces, like this big, chic plaid J.Crew scarf (30% off this and everything else), are in need! Fortunately, Shopbop appears to have anticipated my desperation and today launched a mega sale*, chock full of cold weather staples. Here's what I am eyeing: this made-for-layering, transcontinental flight-ready Three Dots cardigan (which is totally LA winter-friendly, too!), this seriously perfect (and sold out everywhere else) Ami Dans La Rue fisherman sweater, this forever-chic, zipper-trimmed Theory turtleneck, this extra warm Veronica Beard blazer, and this heat-trapping wool beanie. P.S. I'm thinking this sale might also help to put a dent in the holiday shopping I have planned for NYC--i.e., less time running around outside from store to store!

*Save 15%-25% site wide when you spend $250+. See details and get the code here.


Carelia said...

Happy birthday to your mother!!! I love the scarf.

Having fun with post in the blog.

Georgine said...

Marlien I've been tricked by NYC in the winter before... everywhere inside is sweltering and all the New Yorkers know to wear light long selves under tier giant puffer coats for just this reason. I've arrived with sweaters before only to be sitting around friends in Tshirts, had to run to H&M for some quick tops!

Marlien Rentmeester said...

Yes, I'll be layering heavier over lighter pieces, so I am prepared!

Anonymous said...

Whose pants are those you are wearing in the picture? Super cute!

Anonymous said...

I love everything about the photo you posted. I would love to know not only the pants (presumably leather), but the sweater, scarf and bag, which looks almost like a Givenchy. Do you know????

With thanks this Thanksgiving,

Anonymous said...

Love this post! Check out JCrew Factory website for cold weather accessories like their version of the sold out buffalo check one featured in your post. Everything is 50%off in stores and online. Happy Turkey Day!

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