old school miley gems

miley’s style pre-hair-chop was a beautiful thing.  2012 was a great year.  let’s call it the era of the bun.  a0e3ac1892d2fadcf1af7759bbda5122.jpg9112d637410e742e5ba45dbdaeaa88ac.jpg5b89aa77865110738ff4008a9716b81b.jpgb00913eab9f3b5a6f4bc38099cc8d780.jpga8d7b70d72c8945ae518ce97f139d701.jpg2e9c0775f54ed7dbbd39f49acdeb57cd.jpgb1be1497227d4fa018af8c2688f6f74d.jpge9140ba2b9bb2c524ee88c0085403f9c.jpg16bc56932f88c429870d91b0dfd90c31.jpg0859360edf12a3fe9593efc5a14269b5.jpgtumblr_mkfygsQAFX1rqkokqo1_540.jpgdc2128461416f348110ae1c6fa0be3d9.jpgd41b5b0246cde32b01c26b96cdcd8a0c.jpgvia pinterest, tumblr


cold weather staples



a good army jacket // i’m loving mine from fjallraven

a wool coat // preferably in black, charcoal, or navy

a good, slouchy beanie

a black or brown flat brimmed hat // i’m still on the look out for one that fits me

a scarf that doubles as a cape, sweater, and blanket


short booties in black or brown leather

sneakers // think vans, converse, supergas and don’t forget socks!

some sort of winter shoe // llbean boots, uggs (i know, i know, horrifying), etc.

the outfit essentials

jeans // i like medium washes, grey, and black jeans for winter

chunky sweaters // double points if they’re men’s and once belonged to your father, boyfriend, or best friend

big flannels // good as pajamas, cardigans, an extra layer under a coat, an extra layer over a coat (i did this the other night and it was excellent)

thick leggings // perfect under a huge sweater and flannel combination (obviously to show that you have a body and are not a man)

the extras

neutral nail polish // think reds, greys, dark purples

gloves! // i honestly just like the cotton ones from the drugstore and fingerless ones, but they make all the difference

+check out my original winter essentials post here

+images via pinterest and free people


october favorites

hot beverages //
coffee (especially hazelnut), tea (especially yogi kava tea), hot chocolate

going to work every day and loving it // feeling like i’m doing something with my life that i actually enjoy

wearing jackets and beanies // embracing the cooler weather

rereading my favorite book // the lost art of keeping secrets by eva rice

rifle paper co agenda // keepin’ me organized one week at a time

mac 187 brush // i’ve had this for a while but always preferred a bigger brush for bronzer…not anymore!

hourglass arch brow sculpting pencil in soft brunette // i have bushy brows, but like this for filling in little gaps

nars isolde duo // mainly the darker shade – keep an eye out for a makeup post using this

all good organic coconut oil with lavender // i’ve been applying this after the shower while my skin is still wet as an all over body lotion

flannel // from various brands including katin and patagonia (i get men’s)

+my images, please credit if using.