*This post highlights winter must haves and features an item from J. Jill that was gifted to me for a product review
As much as it pains me to say it, my vacation is over. No worries though. That just means it’s time for me to start planning another one. I don’t know where I’ll wind up next but I’m sure it’ll be awesome wherever I go! Until then, it’s time to get back to the business of fashion. The temperatures in Atlanta are steadily dropping so it’s time to pull out the big guns for the upcoming winter months. The first day of winter is December 21st. That’s right around the corner. There’s no better time than now to get ready for it. As for me, I’ll be starting with one of my winter must haves from J. Jill’s December 2016 Collection. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of my favorite winter items is from J. Jill. A LOT of my favorite pieces come from there!
What I absolutely LOVE about the Newbury Topper, besides the fact that it’s super soft, is the Fair Isle knitting. Fair Isle knitting is a technique that dates all the way back to the 1920s. It originated on a tiny island called Fair Isle located north of Scotland. Fair Isle knitted items gained popularity when Prince Edward took a liking to it and began wearing tank tops made using the technique. Needless to say, the clever patterns made using this old technique became quite popular in the 21st Century. The Newbury Topper is very versatile. It looks great with jeans, as well as skirts or trousers. It’s even thick enough to double as a light coat! I paired it with my favorite boots and skinnies, then topped it with a wide brim fedora from Brixton. Rustic accessories, which includes a leather cuff I got from Greece, helped me to round out the entire look. I like to think of it as being an Urban Cowgirl type of look!
Here’s my look:
*Photos taken by Maliyah Mayfield
What are some of your winter must haves?
*All opinions in this post are 100% my own
Until next time…