Beanie: c/o Repreve
Dress: Downeast Outfitters (They no longer carry this dress, but I'd give anything to have this one for spring)
Shoes: Old Navy
A couple of disclaimers for my "fashion" posts. I will never be a fashion blogger, nor do I strive to be. I just like to wear pretty things, but I'm aware that I am not exactly "talented" in this. I'm okay with that. Lately I have been mixing casual with formal, (i.e. a beanie and a dress) and it's definitely hit and miss. You can take it or leave it. Disclaimer #2: I have a very sweet, although somewhat reluctant photographer. His name is Greg. I can get him to take pictures of me doing nothing but wearing clothes for about 60 seconds before he is over and out. Sometimes it can be difficult to get a winning picture when your photographer has a job he never wanted in the first place. Disclaimer #3: My dog never leaves me alone.
On to the clothes! The boots are the best thing that ever happened to me. I wear them every day. I love the scarf but have literally no idea where I got it, which is why I put "thrifted." It seemed like the best option for when you have no clue how an item appeared in your closet. The beanie is made out of REPREVE- a recycled fiber that helps turn plastic bottles we recycle into cool stuff we can wear and use every day. Yep, what you see as the beanie on my head was once six plastic bottles. Wowzers! Talk about the beauties of recycling! The beanie is my new favorite- aside from helping the environment, it is comfortable and warm and fits so snug- perfect for my afternoon walks with Maverick. (Greg also loves it- he has already stolen it from me to go running- he says it is warmer than any of his other beanies.) The green in the beanie is to symbolize the movement to "go green", but also the neon green just totally rocks. It gives such a bright spot to my winter wardrobe. The beanie is not the only product made out of REPREVE- to see more of their recycled products check out here.
Other brands that use REPREVE to make their products greener:
• Volcom graphic t-shirts- use 2 recycled plastic bottles.
• Patgonia fleece jackets- use 40 recycled plastic bottles.
• Life Khakis by Haggar- use 7 recycled plastic bottles.
• The North Face, Polartec, Patagonia, Beija-Flor, Lauren Conrad’s XO(eco) by Blue Avocado, Swiftwick socks, and more.
And just for the heck of it, I am giving a beanie away. REPREVE sent me two of these beauties and while I could be selfish and keep them both, I would rather give one away to one of you lovely folks. It's the easiest giveaway you'll enter this side of the Mississippi. Just visit this site and leave a comment telling me what product you like most that is made with REPREVE. Easy enough? No rafflecopter necessary, just one simple comment because I'm a rebel like that.
I hope you all enjoy your day off today. I am making Greg take me to Wendover to play a few rounds of blackjack. I've got the itch. The its-the-middle-of-winter-I-need-to-go-somewhere-anywhere itch. Also, Wendover is the most white trash gambling town in all the land, in case you are wondering.
*This article is sponsored by REPREVE.