It has been a snowy past couple of days here in  North Carolina, and after finally having a little of the snow melt away, I was able to escape the house and run some errands. This day couldn’t have come soon enough; I was getting a little stir crazy!

I decided on this thick knit top from Ann Taylor LOFT. I know those of you who read plus size fashion blogs get beat over the head with the message to try on clothes based on feel versus size. This top is another example. It’s an XL from a straight-sized store. Granted I think this top would look better a size bigger, it is still comfortable and stylish on my 22/24 top body. I also wore my favorite new pair of denim jeans. These jeans are from Evan’s (no longer on the site) and my first pair from Evan’s that aren’t jeggings. Interesting fact: The zipper flap is on the opposite side than US women’s jeans. Is this a UK thing or just this pair of jeans thing? Weird. I also put on a pair of flats from Target that I’ve owned for over a year, but have only worn once. Crazy! I really love the colors in the flats, and they will definitely be used more often.

I pulled out a goody from my jacket collection to keep me warm. It was the Evan’s tan aviator jacket (no longer on site). This jacket is so cozy and warm. The material is not harsh, so you can flex around and do whatever you want in it, and the lining keeps you very warm.

For accessories, I wore my Target knot ring and bangles from Forever 21. I have a deep love for gold jewelry, and I definitely need to expand my color choices in jewelry.

My nail polish is the color Girl Talk in the Nicole by OPI line. It is a very deep red, almost a chocolate-y red, and was very easy to apply on my own.

Of course, Lola joined me out on the deck and looked cute as always.

Below are a couple of pictures from the past few days.

3rd day after the snowfall. Everything was starting to melt.

The beautiful lake that I am lucky enough to see everyday.

A couple of days ago I got the best fortune cookie ever. (And usually, they are pretty awful!)

Lola looking like she is saying, “Mom, no! You’re embarrassing me!” (I’m officially a creepy dog lady.)

P.S. My hair is getting into that really awkward growing stage, so you will have to excuse its odd length/cut. I’m trying to be good and grow it out for the summer.