WINTER IN THE DESERT

With the temperatures dipping into the low forties and grey days galore, winter is officially here in the desert. If you've been reading my blog for some time, you probably know that I'm a big fan of layering -- winter, spring, summer, fall, I'm all about the layers! And while my layering techniques may be a bit different during the summer months (although, I'm no stranger to the summer cardigan, haha), during the fall and winter I'm all about cozy fabrics, warm hats and rich colors. Every year I seem to add in a cozy accessory or two to my winter wardrobe, because really -- those are the pieces that pull the whole outfit together! This year, the Bounty hat from Rella has been just that -- the perfect piece to add warmth and style to my wintery outfits. 

With our Portland anniversary trip less than a week away, Scott and I are getting really excited to do a little exploring, coffee shop hopping and maybe even a little shopping as well (I can't wait to go Schoolhouse Electric!). Last night, I started doing a little pre-packing to make sure we have everything we need. I'm a tad concerned that it might be snowing when we land in the Pacific Northwest, so I'm packing *almost* everything warm we own, haha. My Bounty hat and new Rella snood definitely made the cut, along with a good pair of long john's and all the hand warmers I can find! These desert folks are determined to not be freezing cold, so wish us luck! 

This little pistachio grove near our home has been looking mighty fine lately! I love watching this place change over the seasons, and definitely think the winter months might be my favorite time to be here. Although, I am a bit partial to those warm autumn days around the grove -- takes me back to when Scott and I took our engagement photos here over three years ago! AWH!

Bounty Hat c/o Rella                                                                                           
Madewell Cardigan (similar - just longer!) 
Madewell Maison Button-Back Top
Madewell High-Rise Skinny Jeans                                                                                                   Weekender Watch c/o Timex                                                                                                            Nisolo Boots

If you're in need of a few new winter wear accessories, the sweet folks over at Rella are offering 45% off your entire order + free shipping on orders over $50 through the end of the month! All of their items are super high-quality and will last you for many seasons to come! Ok, friends -- be back soon! And don't forget -- I we need ALL the suggestions for Portland! We're all ears!

-Chelsea xo

A huge thank you is in order to Rella for sponsoring this post!