Winter Maxi Lookbook





J. Crew Sweater  |  Forever 21 Maxi Skirt  |  Jimmy Choo Boots  |

Chanel Bag  |  Nordstrom Echo Touch Tech Gloves  (similar on sale)  |  

t+j Designs jewelry:  Gold Twisted Hoop Earrings  |  Gold Edge Bangle  | Glam Bracelet (similar)

My husband and I love exploring new restaurants and one of our favorites chefs, Takashi opened a new ramen place, Slurping Turtle, in Chicago and we checked it out last week.  We typically get the ramen but the bento boxes looked delicious and my hubby and I shared one along with some other delicious appetizers.  

Surprisingly our weather in Chicago hasn’t been too cold (yet) and between the pregnancy and weather, sometimes I struggle to figure out what to wear.  I saw my Forever 21 maxi skirt I purchased this summer and decided I wanted to wear it.  The easiest way to transition a summer skirt into fall/winter is by pairing it with a cozy sweater and some great boots.  My lovely gloves were a present for my birthday from my sister in law.  Not only are they are a great color and design, but they work on my iphone!  They have little tips on the finger that make it workable on touch phones.  

I’ve been doing my fair share of holiday shopping, but I can’t seem to get away from items I want myself.    Shopbop is having their end of season sale and I had to take a look!  Red is my favorite color and I’ve been in a search of a red dress for the holidays.  I’m loving these three on SALE!:

 Tara Pleated Dress  |  DKNY Whisperweight Cowl Neck Dress  |  Rory Beca Ralph Wrap Dress

And the perfect jewels to go with the red dresses:

t+j Designs jewels:  Gold Edge Bangle  |  Gold Rhinestone Bow Bangle  |  Black Pyramid Bracelet  |

Gold Drop Luxe Earrings   |  Gold Tassel Earrings    |  Black Drop Luxe Earrings  |

Take part of our t+j Designs holiday promotion:
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How are you guys doing with holiday shopping?



  1. Julie Khuu
    December 6, 2011 / 7:42 pm

    Jen! Those gloves are too dang cute! Such a darling touch to a winter boho look! The reds…yellows…pinks…perfectly mixed for festive holiday fun! Supercute!xo-JuliePeace. Love. LOL!

  2. alison*elle
    December 6, 2011 / 7:48 pm

    Love how you winterized your maxi, Jen! And the food looks delicious :)xo, alison*elle

  3. Amanda Nguyen
    December 6, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    oh va va voom!! I love all of the colors in this look!! wooow the maxi is amazing on you!! great post lovey!< Me!

  4. Ryan K
    December 6, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    You look adorable! I love that red bag! Do you know of a place to get cheaper vintage Chanels?

  5. India
    December 6, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    Love this look!

  6. Hannah
    December 6, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    Pretty looks!

  7. Erica
    December 6, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    Wow I really like this! Great way to use summery colors in this season :)

  8. CessOviedo
    December 6, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    Love how you've winterized that skirt, the print and colors are very summer yet you made it look so boho chic, that jacket is amazing! You always make me miss Chicago!Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  9. Girlie Blogger
    December 6, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    Nice look. Add a sweater and maxi goes winter. Good one!

  10. TaraMixandMatch
    December 6, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    This is totally awesome…love the extra touch with the gloves!

  11. Marionberry Style
    December 7, 2011 / 1:40 am

    Such a fun lighter look for the colder weather! Its too easy to get stuck in the dark color rut…so this look is so refreshing and you look gorgeous as always!BTW, the hubby and I just flew back from Chicago and the weather was warmer there than what we are having here in Denver! A nice change :-)XO – MarionPS – love the style showcase here with the jewelry! So tempting…:-)

  12. Anonymous
    December 7, 2011 / 3:15 am

    Pregnancy? Did I miss something here? Congratulations!!!

  13. Josie
    December 7, 2011 / 3:36 am

    I love that pretty little Rory Beca dress. You look darling — hasn't the weather been amazingly gorgeous?xo

  14. Meisha.Style
    December 7, 2011 / 4:59 am

    beautiful maxi! love it with the sweater!

  15. Karen (littlepiecefnb)
    December 7, 2011 / 8:54 am

    So colorful! You look beautiful! I'm new to blogging but I love your style. =)

  16. head over heels
    December 7, 2011 / 9:38 am

    oh wow this skirt is amazing, i love the colours 🙂 x

  17. Gertrude
    December 7, 2011 / 12:47 pm

    Great colours to have in your winter wardrobe! Love the jacket x

  18. simplyvonne
    December 7, 2011 / 1:52 pm

    you love so lovely Jen. I was about 5M pregnant this time of the year last year and loved it. It's actually so much better to be pregnant in the fall/winter then summer, since in the summer time, it's too hot and you'll uncomfortable.

  19. Samantha
    December 7, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    Love how you winterized the maxi!! I've only tried it with a scarf and denim jacket, but love this idea! And I know why red it your favorite color – it suits you so well!Ugh on the Christmas shopping! Still have so much to do!

  20. Supal
    December 7, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    Great look for the in between!!

  21. Style Servings
    December 7, 2011 / 10:24 pm

    Pretty!! AN great picks, love the jewellery!

  22. Fifth N Sixth Closet
    December 7, 2011 / 10:57 pm

    You look amazing! Love the skirt & gloves!

  23. Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    December 8, 2011 / 12:58 am

    love these colors! looking good!

  24. Sparkles & Chic
    December 8, 2011 / 5:11 am

    I love that chanel bag! I'm definitely wearing some sparkles with my holiday dress to my holiday dinner in two weeks. =)

  25. SassyUptownChic
    December 8, 2011 / 2:22 pm

    Simply beautiful Jenn! The colors in that skirt are gorgeous and I am loving those gloves! I'm not even talking about that Chanel bag! HAHAHA 😀 I know you will find that perfect red dress.

  26. signature mix
    December 8, 2011 / 4:48 pm

    What an gorgeous color combo. I love the maxi and that amazing bag! I think I'd like to visit Chicago just for the great restaurants!

  27. Annie
    December 8, 2011 / 5:58 pm

    Love that skirt you are wearing…SO pretty :)AnnieThe Other Side of Gray

  28. Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle
    December 8, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    I love exploring new restaurants too and specially trying out different cuisines.You look absolutely stunning and loving the maxi dress in the winter.<3 Marina Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

  29. Miu
    December 11, 2011 / 11:20 am

    I love your skirt, the colours are gorgeous!

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