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ADOD_BASICS21ADOD_BASICS1 ADOD_BASICS4 ADOD_BASICS6 ADOD_BASICS7ADOD_BASICS14ADOD_BASICS20ADOD_BASICS18 ADOD_BASICS23ADOD_BASICS15The polar vortex is back.

Growing up in the South, I didn’t know it was actually possible for temperatures to drop below freezing. Yes, I used to think 32 degrees was as cold as it could get.  So when I looked at my phone this morning, -12 degrees was a bit shocking to say the least. I am slowly learning these cold temperatures are not going away anytime soon, hence trips to warmer weather are already on the books for the next few months. While we are headed to warmer temps on the weekends, I am still stuck in the cold during the week. So to make it a little more bearable, I am slowly filling my closet with a few  cold-weather essentials.  Hats, gloves, snow boots, and my long down coat may not be the most fashionable, but they sure are keeping me warm. I have found that layering and keeping it simple are my best friends.

My winter style has consisted of lots of basics. Since I wear jeans or J.Crew Minnie Pants to work almost everyday, I have been layering up my basic tees and sweaters with a fun statement necklace. If its a good day, I will even change out my snow boots for a cute pair of heels.

Stay tuned for tomorrow, someone special is making a guest appearance on the blog with his cold- weather essentials.  :)

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J.Crew Double-Cloth Lady Day Coat (on sale!) / Zara Jeans (similar here) / Striped Top (Under $20) / Cheetah Heels- old (similar here) / Kate Spade Wink Clutch (old- shop all Kate Spade Clutches here) / Catbird Threadbare Rings / Ray Ban Classic Wayfayer Sunglasses in black / Sorel Caribou Tall Boots (love these ones too!)

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LEATHER LOVE

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Just when I thought the snow was going to melt, it is back again! It definitely feels like Christmas around my town.  We ventured downtown to walk around the other night so I decided to bundle up to stay warm.  A side note: I never owned a warm coat, gloves (other than ski gloves), or a hat until 8 years ago. Since I grew up in Arizona, I never needed any of these “essentials,” nor did I ever think I would be bundled up with a giant scarf that was not just used as an accessory.

I love finding out about new brands and online websites and recently was introduced to Chichwish. It is an online shop that has everything and anything you could think of at affordable prices.  I found this chunky knit sweater, a pair of leather leggings (more on that in a minute), this amazing tartan coat, and there is so much more on my wish list.

I never thought a pair of leather leggings would end up in my closet. I guess times change because they are one of my favorite go to pieces as of late. I have been wearing them with just about everything. I love that they can be dressed up with a pair of heels or with an over the knee boot or even with my Converse. I was still hesitant to splurge, so I found this pair on Chicwish and I am so happy with their buttery soft feel.

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Chicwish Wool Coat (c/o) / Chicwish Leather Leggings (c/o) / Everlane Cashmere Sweater (free shipping!) / DVF Cheetah Clutch via TJ Maxx (c/o) / Rag and Bone Newbury Booties (on sale!) / Zara Scarf and Beanie / Catbird Twisted Ring / Catbird Mignon Rings / Essie Lollipop Nail polish / NARS Velvet Gloss in Mexican Rose

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Photography by PRS for A Dash of Details

 *This post is sponsored by Chicwish.com, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make A Dash of Details possible!