Monday, January 14, 2013

Frigid Fashion in Phoenix

by Heather

It's Phoenix and it's frigid.  While those of you on the East Coast are basking in sunshine and warmth, we've had four days of temps below freezing at night and just below 50 for highs. This is unusual.  It's rather nice when standing in the sunshine under the azure blue skies,  but if you go into the shade, it's downright cold. And when night falls, all I want to do is curl up by the fireplace in flannel pj's with a cup of cocoa. I grew up in Minneapolis so I know what really cold weather is, but when one has lived here for several decades, the blood thins (I don't think that's true, but I like saying it).  Actually, I look forward to these few cold days.  It gives me a chance to shake the cobwebs off the winter woolies and wear them.

Tiffany sunglasses; Michael Kors sweater cape; Chico's faux fur scarf and brown jeans; Ralph Lauren purse; Franco Sarto boots

Just had to throw this picture in so you could see some of that blue sky and mountain.  The red-orange berries you see behind me are on a thorny woody evergreen called Pyracantha.  When the berries are ripe and juicy, the birds will devour them, and come late spring, the branches will be covered with aromatic white flowers. The fragrant green shrubs are rosemary and very useful when a recipe calls for that herb. Neither of these plants seem to have been affected by our freezing temps, thank goodness.

The bangles are Ralph Lauren and Chico's; the tortoiseshell watch (below) and set of three rings (above) are Michael Kors.

Standing in the sunshine is warm, so the fur scarf and boots had to go. The boots are replaced by leopard print peep-toe shoes that were purchased about seven years ago. At the time I thought I paid too much for them but if I figure out the cost per wearing, they were a really great deal.  Can't read the brand on the bottom -- only that they were made in Italy -- and they're extremely comfortable. Someday I'll need to replace them so I hope someone at Nordstrom's will be able to tell me who made them.

Stay warm, everyone!



  1. Adorable! its freezing but beautiful sunshine! Its been freezing in South Louisiana with nothing but rain for days....

  2. Hi Bobbie,
    What's with this weather?! I think I'll take the sunshine over the rain, but really? Hope your weather clears up soon!

  3. You look fantastic, Ann! I am envious of some cooler weather. Love that sweater and cozy scarf. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  4. Hi Patti,
    It's Heather here. Ann is the one on the left of our picture and is younger, taller, thinner, and blonder (all of the the things I'll be in my next life)! But thanks for the compliment. Is the weather warm where you are?

  5. You look so adorably chic. I love that faux fur scarf, and that wonderful cape and bag. So lovely.

  6. Thank you, Marla. You are such a sweetie. Hope you're getting a lot of wear out of that marvelous leather jacket you had altered. I'm still lusting after it!

  7. Great colors for you!! I'm up in Anthem and the freezing weather is killing me too!!!! Coats in AZ??? too crazy!!


    1. Hi Alyssa,
      I checked out your blog -- it's darling and so are you! Nice to know there are other fashion bloggers here in the Valley. We're pretty new to this (started in November) so we haven't met up with any other local bloggers yet. Let's keep in touch, okay?

    2. You bet Heather! I started my blog about the same time, so we will grow together!


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