Hello all! Somehow time is already getting away from me even though the New Year just started! Things have already been crazy busy as I finally submitted all of my grad school applications (!!!), made lots of new resolutions and goals for 2018, and have started to get my life organized. A lot of that has been new ideas and plans for Lefty Living Life, so definitely stay tuned and if there is anything you would like to see, please message me or comment!
A new year is basically a clean slate. You can start over on a project, try and pick up a habit, change something in your life, really anything you want and it is an easier marker to use. I try and be one of those people where it doesn’t matter what day you start something new, as long as you start it. But today, everything seemed to fall into place and it was the perfect time to launch the new and improved Lefty Living Life.
If you are having these awkward warm days interspersed into winter like we are, then you will know that they can be close to impossible to dress for. Low 40s in the morning but 65 by lunch time makes layering key and for me, this means a leather jacket. The great thing about a leather jacket is that it’s light weight, but is still a warm, substantial layer. It was the perfect compliment to my t-shirt and scarf when I didn’t want a really heavy coat. It would also be great over a turtleneck! Yes, I went there, but turtlenecks are awesome.
Although leather jackets are perfect for that extra layer of warmth, I always struggle to accessorize them because I am tempted to wear all black. It is so easy and classic chic to wear all black, but with a leather jacket on top, all black is a little too edgy for me right now. The remedy for this, whether it be with your bag or jewelry or a scarf, is to add a pop of color to soften up the tough leather.
I would love to hear how y’all are dealing with this weird weather so make sure to comment below! Until next time, XO
P.S. Is this bag not the cutest?! My best friend Kate gave it to me for my birthday and I’m in love!
This week for Turtleneck Thursday, we are going to keep it simple again and talk about scarves. Normally when you wear a turtleneck, it is cooler and perfect weather for a scarf. Now, just because you already have something on your neck, doesn’t mean you can’t further accessorize with a scarf. I like to have a pattern on either my scarf or my turtleneck to make it more interesting. This style also only really works if you have a fitted turtleneck that is fitted at the neck. Extra fabric from your top will look a little odd with your scarf. I would love to hear your thoughts about Turtleneck Thursdays and how your experimenting with turtlenecks go! XO