Finally getting to wear this combo. Another one of those that have been in my list for a very long time. I barrowed this skirt from my mom so I can creat this look from the J Crew catalog photo below:
My down jacket is very similar but I like mine better with the fur trimmed hood. And the reason it took me forever to wear the outfit is because it has to be worn with the jacket, so need a day where we are doing an outdoor activity that will remain cold outside.
You can make any outfit work for a mommy/kid day when you add rugged boots underneath it all. My skirt, necklace are fancy but the down jacket and the boots make it doable at a zoo park.
I loved the necklace in the JCrew but sure was not going to spend over $150 for such item. Found this very similar and pretty one at Charlotte Russe. There was only one. This also looks great over a simple solid winter sweater with cords which is another outfit I have on my list yet to be worn.
Initally I was just going to have the purple tee under but figured it would be too light when I took the coat off. So added this very old grey cardigan which compliments the tights.
Also, notice my low side pony tail. I was brushing my hair and held this way and saw it looked cool so kept it that way. Added a thin gold hair band on top (which you can't see)...
Grey Parka - Guess? (from Burlington Coat Factory)
Grey Cardigan - Mango (from Turkey about 7 years ago)
Purple Tee - Forever 21
Tweed Skirt - part of a custom made suit of my mom's (very Channel inspired)
Ribbed tights - Forever 21
Rugged boots - Steve Madden
Necklace - Charlotte Russe
Today's Activities: Today is a holiday here in the states for some companies my husbands' being one of them. So, we took advantage and went to the Wild Animal Park (now apparently called Zoo Safari Park). This is a sisterpark of the San Diego Zoo. It is 40 miles inland from where we are so we don't go very often. Built as an animal conservatory to increase endangered species numbers in the wild by populating them in captivity and trainning to be released back to the wild. Very cool. Lots of hills and walking and the animal have very huge enclosures so it is hard to see them but you feel so much better for the animals. As most parks in SD they have kid play areas which is great to burn energy.
Unfortunately my daughter fell a sleep in the car and for the first time did not transition to bed so took a very short nap. My son napped in the car. We did grocery shopping afterwards and had my dad, brother, sister-in-law and her mother over for dinner.