Amanda Aldinger for Second City Style Magazine
Here in Chicago we are ready for the holidays. Department store window displays have been installed, downtown is alight with generously strung lights, and Christmas tree retailers have set up shop in vacant lots all across the city. Regardless of the fact that you’ve barely had time to digest Thanksgiving, gift-giving season is upon us and it’s time for you to conjure a few answers to the age-old question of “what do you want for Christmas?” Thankfully, there’s all sorts of gems floating about the universe: the trick is in finding them. Take a look at the items below and get ready for some holiday list-making.
This winter, I’m obsessed with fur. I want it on my feet, around my neck, on my back, and vested over my favorite tunics. If you’re not as fur-crazed as myself, then these first two items will be of little interest, but I definitely can’t wait to be draping myself in these gorgeous (faux) fur duds.
This Deena and Ozzy faux fur eternity scarf from Urban Outfitters is amazing. Not only is it incredibly warm, but it can be warn both down, as a scarf, or wrapped around your neck for a chunkier look — its styling options are limitless. It would look gorgeous wrapped up and worn under with your favorite winter coat — an effortless, and elegant, fur collar — or thrown over your favorite sweater with a string of necklaces. Either way, the fur eternity scarf is a such a fun winter accessory…who doesn’t love cozying up in something glamorous and warm?
Now bear with me, because I said I was having a fur moment, but I’ve been tirelessly searching for the perfect little chubby fur coat for winter — a timeless statement piece that will never go out of style, and that every woman should have (at least!) one of in their closet. With fur, the best way to go is always vintage, but the busy-ness of the holiday season rarely accommodates for the methodical, timely process that is thrift store shopping. So, when I couldn’t thrift, I headed over to Piperlime, where I found this amazing black and gray fur chubby by Ella Moss. A Rachel Zoe pick (and for good reason, ladies) this is an item that should be nestled comfortably at the top of your list. You’ll be basking in its faux fur goodness forever.
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