1.02.2015

.my favorite neutral.













Burberry scarf via Nordstrom // Forever 21 coat // Franco Sarto otn boots via Nordstrom Rack // Hollister jeans (old) // Bohme blouse (found in store) // Fossil watch 

it's officially FREEZING (and actually has been since like 2 weeks ago) when these pictures were taken it was close to 12 degrees! and no, you can't buy that flush of red on my cheeks and nose ;) 

on Instagram I shared that Nash had surprised me for Christmas with this Burberry scarf, I had been wanting it for months and the second that I saw it was on sale I hurried and told him! but of course (because this always happens to me) it became sold out and unavailable at any stores in my state. I was pretty bummed, but a couple days later it was online again .. I rushed to Nash and told him and he seemed so uninterested ;) which didn't shock me because we are trying to save our money for things for our new house and I just assumed that it just wasn't in our budget and I'd have to forget all about this scarf. well I'm not one to easily forget ;) and everyday I would check online to see if it was still there and people kept writing reviews and I felt like I was missing out. I told my family just what an investment piece it would become, because of the cost per wear :) if you've ever calculated that out - it's a great way to see if you'll get your money's worth. I knew that this would be in my closet for decades and it would be a signature piece in my wardrobe .. I had all the reasons WHY I should get it, but the price -still- was tugging on me. but... Christmas morning on the bottom of a box it laid. Nash got me good, he never mentioned anything about the scarf and apparently bought it the day I told him it went on sale. So all my chattiness the days after were for nothing ;) but I'm happy he kept it a surprise because it was so funny (I started crying in the video my mom took, I felt like an idiot) ;) ha! I know it's just a material thing but Nash's thought and effort into surprising me with something I really loved was so thoughtful. I'm working on being as giving and selfless as he is. That's a goal I have for this year, and always. :) 

so I love gray (the girl in the gray scarf ;) and that's why I entitled the post 'my favorite neutral'. we've been busy painting the house a lighter gray shade and I'm so excited to have it all finished! 

*advice on buying a designer brand is to purchase something neutral - it's timeless and can be worn with everything! you'll definitely get your cost per wear out of it!

I hope you were able to celebrate the New Year with people you loved! I sure did, and even though I started heading to bed around 11:30, I was able to snuggle up with my husband and puppy and they were my New Year's kisses! I love them and am so excited for 2015! 

thank you for reading!

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6 comments:

  1. I love that scarf, it's definitely going to be a wardrobe staple for many years to come :) Before I purchase something expensive, I always think about how much wear I'm going to get out of it as well. And that Christmas surprise was so cute- he must've put so much effort into it! x

    http://thedashingdiaries.com

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    1. he really is so thoughtful :) and thank you! glad we're the same!! I seriously sit and stew about how much money some things cost ... but it's so worth it!

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  2. The scarf looks ahhhmazing! Not to mention, the story of the scarf makes your post! Too cute! And I have similar books and I'm obsessed! Perfect choice. Have a happy new year girl and I look forward to following your blog!
    xoTeresa
    www.theteresanicole.com

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    1. thank you for your sweetest comment! :)

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  3. Love this look, Jensyn! And those boots are on point. They look just like the Stuart Weitzman ones but I'm sure yours were a fraction of the cost. One of the many reasons why I love Nordstrom Rack :)

    xo,
    Natalie | CincinNatalie
    cincin-natalie.com

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    1. YES! I would LOOOOOVVVVEE the S.W. ones but seriously these were more in my budget ... I've worn the heel out though :( so maybe I can convince my hubs I need to splurge ;) :)

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