Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fall (North) Wardrobe - A Cry for Help!

Sweet, generous Husband told me to go shopping today, to brush up my fall (north) wardrobe before leaving for an extended Thanksgiving vacation.

Why, you might ask, would I call it my "fall (north) wardrobe?"  Because my fall (south) wardrobe is not appropriate for fall (north) fashions as it's significantly colder up north for longer periods of time.  Who knew?
And...this is the extent of my fall (north) wardrobe.  I should probably mention that most of it is well over five years old.  I'm surprised the sweaters aren't moth eaten (wait, do we have moths in South Florida?  I don't think I've ever seen one....something to google).

I pulled out my favorite pink Ralph Lauren to which Husband replied, "Really, you're going to take that north again?  Our north vacation memories are all running together because you've worn that sweater EVERY year for the last five and it's in EVERY picture!!"
After fussing at Husband a bit for saying that about my favorite pink sweater, I actually took a look at it and noticed the wearing zipper, the somewhat yellowed necklines and sleeves and the faded iconic
blue Polo Ralph Lauren horse.
Yep, time to go shopping.

But wait....I'm confused.  What does one shop for when planning north outfits?  You see, I don't layer and after eleven years of Florida living, I've forgotten how to layer!  Not to mention, I'd like to stay in a relatively decent budget while looking adorably preppy.  And sweaters, they need to be lightweight.  Oh and shoes!  There's another one.  What type of brown flats does one wear with cords?  Revas, Toms, boots?  They all look funny to me (please don't say clogs....I will NOT....I repeat....will NOT wear clogs, unless those are the in thing.  Are clogs "in?"

Ack!  This is going to be an interesting shopping trip and I have a total of two days and maybe two hours in which to complete this.

Update tomorrow on what I purchase (so suggestions please!)

Happy Thursday Y'all!



  1. I'd say to hit up Target or Sears with a Lands End section for some adorable & moderately priced preppy items. Cardis are easy to layer with a tee & scarf. Claps to your hubs for noticing you needed some new things!

  2. I agree with the above and I would also go look at Old Navy because I went in there the other day and they had some cute stuff for cheap. I got a few pairs of cords for $20 a pop.

  3. J. Crew is having a big sale right now ... you might want to check them out!

  4. You act like you're going to Alaska. You are still going to be in the SOUTH. Just for the record. Love you!

  5. I would head to Ralph Lauren, but just get some more north-appropriate stuff. No pink sweater!

  6. JCrew is a no fail, as is Ralph Lauren. A pair of riding boots is always nice to have, or needle point flats.

  7. I'm late to this post, I know. Ha! I just found your blog and it's adorable, I'm your newest follower. I have that same pink RL sweater with the baby blue pony. Living on a tropical island, I find myself at the same place you do when trying to dress for the cold. Cold weather, and especially what to wear in it, is totally foreign to me!