mamastrong.co Fashion: 4 Outfits for Cold Weather Inspiration!

It’s been a minute since I have done a fashion post! All of these outfits (except the last one) are looks I live in- carpool, grocery store, church, meetings… but I do keep a pair of flats in my car in case my feet start to hurt! 5 inch heels are a wondrous accessory but it’s tough to run errands in them for 4 hours!

Even though the looks in this post are seriously incredible (wink), keep in mind there are plenty of days I am in sweats with old mascara under my eyes and funk in my pits. Last week I went to dinner with friends in my pajamas and robe because I didn’t feel like getting dressed.

Seriously.

I’ll be 42 this year and if I don’t feel like getting dressed I ain’t gonna. I like me, regardless of my outer trappings, and that means I can BE ME! It is a good thing to be comfortable in your own skin. For me that looks like PJ’s and a fuzzy robe at Olive Garden… for you it might be something else. The point is to love ourselves, with all our complexities, and express it in self-affirming, God-honoring ways. God is pleased when we enjoy how He made us.

Thanks for letting me rant… now you check out the looks while I put my soapbox away…

Outfit Number 1

Navy blue jacket from H & M, modern lines and warm. Paired with skinny jeans, a cream clutch and cream gold-studded 5-inch wedges. Very comfortable, modest, timeless and fabulous!

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Clutch… I get most of them from Forever 21.

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I LOVE 3/4 LENGTH SLEEVES!!

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Here’s the jacket open: not too bulky.

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Wedges…

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Chanel-inspired accents and crazy fly gold-rimmed shades from Francescas…

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Side shot… the jackets moves really well…

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Outfit Number 2

I love shawls, so forgiving! I went with a retro feel: flares, 70’s dangle earrings and shades.

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$10 clutch from Forever 21…

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GUESS 5 inch pumps…

Outfit Number 3

Monochromatic looks work when you mix textures and tones.  Here I have the wine color in sateen skinny jeans, wool shawl, python clutch and the shades but I mixed it up with a statement necklace (that’s actually 2 statement necklaces on top of each other for more impact) and a wrist full of cuffs… and my birthday shoes from last year WHICH ARE AMAZING!!

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Here’s a shot of the double necklaces. Notice my earrings are small and understated.  I typically do one of the following: large necklace wth cuffs and small earrings or large earrings with cuffs, no necklace.

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This is the best pose to make your thighs look smaller…

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Here you can see the impact of both necklaces head on…

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My birthday SHHOOOEESSS!!!!!!!

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Outfit Number 4

I LOVE this faux-fur leopard coat and I rock it so hard in the winter (I am actually a little allergic to it but I just take Allegra when I’m going to wear it! Beauty knows no pain). Pair it with a floppy hat, flares, leopard pony-hair pumps and a fringe bag and you’ve got an outfit! (By the way, what the heck is going on with my right hand?  I promise I’m human and not a shape-shifter…)

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Round shades from 5 Below. They have some great sunglasses!

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You can do it with flares or kick it up 70’s style and go the other direction with geometric patterned palazzo pants…

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I love the two patterns together… but it ain’t for everybody! That’s the beauty of fashion, you express it how you feel most comfortable. Be your own kind of fabulous…

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And here is my photographer, mini-me and burgeoning fashionista! My 11-year old takes all the pics and helps me style the outfits…

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This was her pose and her outfit choice. She has a big personality like her mama! It is a privilege to teach her how to navigate her extroversion in a way that glorifies God and allows her to get the shine she needs without overshadowing others!

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Happy fashioning this winter season! Please share this IF you saw something you liked. It really does make a difference!

Stay Strong,

DJ

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2 thoughts on “mamastrong.co Fashion: 4 Outfits for Cold Weather Inspiration!

  1. I like every outfit. As long as a cover-up is an option I love it! I really like the fall colors and the shoe selection is magnificent.

    Of course, no outfit can cover up self-identity gaps so the comments on loving ourselves is a good reminder. You look good because we are made in his image; from the inside out!

    It’s the inside stuff that leaves an indelible impression on people. Dawn you have made an impression on me!

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