Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cozy Layers and a Reveal

This OOTD was inspired by the desire to be warm and comfortable in 20 degree weather.  :)  I couldn't think of anything warmer / cozier than layering a thick-knit vest over a cowl neck sweater.  I'm also playing with brown and black (something I used to think was a giant no-no).  What do you think?  Yay or nay?


Sweater:  Banana Republic Cowlneck Sweater, Sm (buy here)
Vest: Thick Knit Vest (old, random from Dillard's)
Leggings:  Black leggings (random from Macy's)
Boots:  UGG Highkoo (buy here)
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Nikki
Necklace: F21
Dangly Earrings: Banana Republic 

I'm wearing the earrings on the right side.  I love the drama of them!

And the reveal?  A picture with my head intact and unobscured by giant sunglasses.  I am a bespectacled dork - clueless in the ways of makeup and how to "pose" my face.  There will still be many more headless shots in the future because of this :)

32 comments:

  1. It's fantastic to finally see you! You know, no one ever notices how awkward you may *think* you look unless you go the length of pointing it out. In other words, please don't black out your face anymore! You've got such an attractive one - why hide it?

    I bought UGG Highkoo last year but returned them because they had a rip in them (Nordstrom Rack mega sale... cheap or not I won't pay for damaged merchandise). This outfit brought back the regret I felt standing in line to give up these beauties :( You look fantastic here, SPG!

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  2. OMG! Welcome to the "headed" blogging world, SPG! There's nothing dorky about glasses when paired with a beautiful face + chic outfit. Facial expressions will come naturally with time : )

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  3. ahhhhh, you have a head!!! i love brown and black together, actually. playing with the different shades is so fun. i still dont know what do do in pics. i always take my glasses off because they make funny glare.

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  4. Your face is beautiful. I want to see more of it:) Love the layering with the vest. That's one thing I am still trying to master, layering. Getting good inspirations though.

    www.justpatience.com

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  5. I immediately clicked on this post when I saw your "revewl" in my reader. You don't look dorky at all! Nothing wrong with glasses at all. ; ) Love that vest on you!

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  6. I say yay for layering and showing that lovely face!

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  7. ooo, cute! i'm not really a fan of turtle necks but you make it work. i love the whole outfit.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  8. You know when I saw the title reveal I guessed that you would be showing your face :) Love your OOTD and you look beautiful :) look forward to more non headless shots!! :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  9. Finally I get to see your face, and such a beautiful one at that! For my first outfit post I also wore my dorky glasses as well. It will get more natural in time I am sure ;) Hope you are having a nice weekend my dear and I absolutely love this casual and chic outfit on you, esp. the vest!

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  10. ahhh so nice to see your face! i talk to my clients all the time on the phone and then i'll finally get to meet them and it's just so nice to put a face to a voice...in this case its a face to that body. lol!

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  11. OMG!!! I am so excited for this post!! You are gorgeous...keep your head intact in the future! Those glasses are awesome!

    And that vest...love it! This is actually one of my favorite outfits I have seen on you! I could be swayed by the full body/face shot...but I do love everything!

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  12. Definitely not a dork! You are lovely and it's nice to see all of you :)

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  13. Yay, it's so nice to your face. You're beautiful. Not dorky at all. You look very chic with the glasses.

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  14. Yay! We finally get to see you!! Don't worry, I don't know how to pose my face either, and am also clueless in the way of makeup.

    Nice to finally see the stylish mamma behind the blog. =)

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  15. This is definitely a yay! You looked so cozy. By the way, I don't think you looked clueless at all! :)

    P.S. I love 'The Secret Circle'! I'm totally obsess with it haha.

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  16. You have a beautiful face so don't hide it! i love that crochet vest and the whole outfit is very nice!!!

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  17. Yay your head!! LOL! You are gorgeous! I know how you feel, do you remember way back when I cut my head off too? Then I just got lazy and also, how could I do beauty reviews without showing my face? LOL!

    I love this casual outfit, can I request more pictures of the purse? I've been on an RM kick lately (still only have 1 but I keep being drawn to RM bags!)

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  18. Oh I love your outfit! Super cute...your vest and boots! wow! just found your site...love it! Will be following. Please stop by and say hi at my site!
    XO Carrie
    www.carriefabulous.com
    www.livefrombungalow63.blogspot.com

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  19. What a lovely surprise! :D I hadn't checked my favorite blogs for a couple of months, and then you reveal your full head! Hopefully we'll be seeing more of your lovely face in the future (although, I'm one to speak!! Ahahahaha) :P I love your outfit! It's totally something I would wear!

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  20. Hello Lovely,

    Just want to wish you an ever sparkling New Year. Love your blog btw =)

    -Mia xoxo
    http://naturezfinest.blogspot.com/

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  21. AND.....finally we OFFICIALLY meet! You my friend are gorgeous! Why have you been in hiding all this time? I also have that sweater from BR acquired from the uber sale although I may return it as it is quite itchy.....

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  22. Yay for the head reveal, SPG! You don't look dorky and I wear glasses (and contacts) as well! I actually really like pairing brown and black together...I think you have proved it's not true that they don't go together too. Keep showing your pretty face in future posts please!

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  23. SPG!! It's so wonderful to see you (for real, without sunglasses) this time! Wanna share some of that braveness with me? ;)

    Always a yay to blacks and browns. Blacks go with everything in my book :)

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  24. YAY! So nice to see your face!!! Love your cozy outfit and accessories. I don't think you look like a dork AT ALL. I love your glasses and think they look perfect on you. Do they have nose guards?

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  25. SPG - You are so pretty! I wear glasses too. :)

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  26. You look really great with glasses! Not a dork at all! You look pretty, smart, talented, and chic! I also resorted back to headless photos just because it is hard to work to pose with facial expressions and of course my paranoia that someone I know might recognize me from google images and embarrass me, haha!

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  27. Anna - Thank you! LOL, I won't go to such an effort to hide my face anymore but there will probably be quite a few headless pics in the future. I would have returned ripped boots too! I can stand a scuff or two but not outright damage like that.

    Jean - LOL about "headed" blogging! You are too kind - thank you!

    Amber - Hehe, really had you going on being headless, eh? ;) I like your photos a lot actually - you seem like a natural!

    Patience - Thank you so much! I'm trying more and more with layering too - seems so much more fun than wearing things on their own :)

    Jessy - Thank you! You'll see more of the glasses in the future :)

    L Ng - Thank you for your kind comment!! :)

    Carrie - Thank you! I have such a weakness for cowl necks - not sure why :)

    Kat - Good guess! Thank you so much! :)

    Thu - Aw shucks - thank you for being so sweet :) Haha, I'm pretty awkward, the learning curve will be lonnnnnnng.

    Ping - Hehe, I actually think the same thing about bloggers who reveal their face :)

    Michelle - Thanks so much - I'm so flattered! I thought of you when I wore the vest :)

    Newpetite - Aw, thank you!!

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  28. R.L. / Ying - Thanks so much! Re: being a dork, you haven't met me yet LOL :D

    Kelly - I think you always look beautiful in your photos! I would have never guessed that you were unsure of your facial expressions.

    Bree - Thank you! It was definitely cozy and so comfortable!

    Francesca - Thank you for your sweet comment! :)

    Elaine - Thank you!! Funny thing is that I got so excited when you and Liane revealed your heads but it still took me quite a while to feel ok about it :)

    Aubrey - Right back 'atcha :)

    Carrie - Thank you! Will do :)

    LePetiteLemon - Thank you! It took me a very long time before I felt like I could show my face. The important thing is feeling comfortable about it :)

    Mia - Thank you! Happy New Year to you too!

    Bessie - Aw, you are too kind! Thank you! I actually bought 4 colors of this sweater because I love the fit and the draping of the cowl. I haven't noticed the itch but possibly because I wear a cami underneath?

    Karen - Thank you! I liked the black and brown together too - definitely something I'll be playing around with more.

    Cee - Thank you! I was looking through my post photos and figured this one wasn't too bad LOL. Definitely not an act of bravery! I'm sure you'll reveal once you feel comfortable :)

    Annie - Thank you! This pair doesn't have nose guards so they have a tendency to slide down quite a bit. I have another pair with nose guards that I wear to work / go out but they are much heavier and tend to make me ache after a while.

    Jen - Thank you - you are so sweet! Yay for more gals with glasses! :)

    Olyvia - Thank you! I loved your full face shots - you are so pretty! Uh oh, I did not think about google images! Hmm, may have to rethink this full face thing LOL. :D And yes on the facial expressions! I just never look "natural" - it seems worse when I smile because it looks so forced when I'm not smiling / laughing at something in real life.

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  29. You're looking awesome! You look fine. I try not to be hypercritical when I'm reading blogs. I come to spend a little time, not to judge. Black and brown? A total 'do'!

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  30. you have a gorgeous face! beautiful skin and i am so happy to finally see a head to toe photo. :) you have nice proportions and i think you are stunning. :)

    great outfit, btw. the vest goes so well with the boots and great color-coordination. :)

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