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DSC03128 DSC03130  DSC03132 DSC03134OMG, this was one of the busiest days I’ve had in a long time (as far as kids’ activities go).  2 hockey games in the morning, then another 3 at the Arena downtown, then out to dinner with family and friends and back downtown for the Sabres game.  Whew.  One outfit had to do it all…keep me warm, but also not too warm.  Layers of course.  I struggled putting this one together, knowing what the day was going to be like and not knowing how cold it was going to get, I wanted to be prepared. I hate being cold.  Looking at the pics now, I don’t love every aspect of this outfit as I did on that day.  But that is all part it, isn’t it?  Hit or miss?

Marsala is the color of the year, that’s just burgundy, right?  Well, that’s what I’m going with.  I have a couple of pairs of colored cords and they are such an easy way to add color to your wardrobe.  These are from Banana Republic (maybe 2 years ago).  The shirt layering is combo of a long white dress shirt, I bought just after I had T.  It came with a belt (shocking, I know) and I loved it because it hid all of my extra, post baby curves.  The sleeves are 3/4  and roll to short, but here I just left them rolled down and they perfectly matched the length of the striped dolman sleeve tee (also seen here) that is TJMaxx (2010). It’s a boatneck too, which I love.  I have a matching fabric belt for the tee, but I thought something more structured was a better fit (belt is seen here and here).  The next layer was an open front Cardigan (Kohl’s) from a few years back. And I topped it all off with my Lands End coat (seen here and here) and a trendy blanket scarf fro AE (seen here).

 A special thanks to my photographer, Gigi.  My girl is too cute, we had a good laugh trying to get a decent picture.

White Shirt / old (similar here and here), Dolman Tee / old (can’t find anything similar), Belt / old, Corduroys / old / Banana Republic (similar here at GAP), Cardigan / old, Coat / Lands End Kids (thrift store find), Scarf / American Eagle (no longer available online, but try stores), Boots / Chinese Laundry

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