Wednesday, November 07, 2007

When Geek Went Chic: Winter Accessories

If you're like me, you may remember your mom wrapping you up for your walk or bus ride to school...or maybe she just wrapped you up to walk from the house to the car. Either way, I distinctly remember how hideous I thought so many of things were that she was layering on me to keep me warm. Think of it as the typical kid taking a mother's caring for granted ...thanks mom - I know better now. Anywho, as I grew up, I thought those silly winter accessories would grow on me...but, alas...I still hated them. Even today, I was walking my three blocks to work in the chilly gusts of fall/winter air thinking...I'm so cold - maybe those ugly earmuffs wouldn't be that bad? Well, I have good news for anyone else out there who is easily chilled by this chilly weather and looking for a fashionable compromise.

Companies have finally learned to create items that will not only keep us warm, but that will look chic, too!

Forever 21 - Herringbone Tweed Hat - $9.80

Old Navy - Women's Cable-Knit Gloves - $10.50

Gap - Hand-crocheted beanie - $19.50

Banana Republic - Houndstooth scarf - $49.50

Neiman Marcus - Mink Earmuffs - $100

*my fave - can you believe there's such a thing as chic earmuffs?*

Burberry - Check Earmuffs - $135

Macy's - Coach Heritage Signature Stripe Scarf - $148

I'm seriously eyeing those Burberry earmuffs - too cute! I never thought I'd say that about earmuffs!

NOTE: Images/items by respective web sites


Trendini said...

i am all about that Gap bennie and the coach scarf!! Anything Coach I can get my hands on is great!

Lady N said...

cute, cute accessories!

Anonymous said...

Parkhurst Hats are stylish and warm. Their winter hats include felted hats [think cloche hats] as well as leather and fur trimmed hats.

kCNeSs said...

hey d! love the accessories..=) thanks for the recommendation but i'll check your own style too. ;)


Shopaholic D said...

Thanks everyone for the comments - glad you like the picks!

KC - I will have to put some sweater-y outfits together for you...but you can always check my archives...cold weather for us is between November and March - check those archives for warm-weather outfits that I've worn before...I'll be posting more as the weather continues to get cooler.

:) D

Vintage Bunny said...

I love the coach scarf and am a huge fan of Burberry
I found some vintage Burberry scarves in hubbys closet when I was cleaning.Tags,bags and all.

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Fash said...

i really love that scarf, i have been stalking it at banana for weeks, it's way better in person, super soft!

LML said...

love winter acessories! theres just something about pretty gloves and scarves that makes me feel from another decade :)

Shopaholic D said...

lucky you, vintage bunny!

thanks, books

hey fash, i saw it last night at the mall - soooo nice in person! i have a scarf in a houndstooth pattern, but it's not nearly as nice. maybe ill have to upgrade?

I love them, too, lml - especially glove/hat/scarf sets

:) D

Preppy Napkin said...

Just found your site. Thanks for all of the accessories. I always have a hard time pulling all of the cold winter extras.

Shopaholic D said...

Hey Preppy Napkin,

Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like my picks!

:) D

Sally Jane said...

I love winter accessories!

Shopaholic D said...

Me too, Sally Jane - especially all those lovely scarves!

:) D

winter parka said...

nice collection of scarfs. I am looking for some cute hats for my 7 yrs old son. if you post some designs here on your blog, that would really great.