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Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

Winter Whites for All Ages: The Majority of the Outfit is White

Quote of the day: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson

Now even though I love wearing white all year long, I’ll be the first to admit that it can get dingy & stained! So if that’s a factor for you, too, I just posted a piece on how to dye your clothing, here. This process can breathe new life into some of the pieces you already have in your wardrobe!

To continue our theme of winter whites, I decided to have the 3 of us wear a white shirt, white jeans & then add in a different color topper. I tried to add some variety to our looks by keeping my entire lower portion light with beige booties for myself. Then I had Nancy keep her cardigan open to keep a column of white down the front of her body.  Mom’s variety was to wear a vest to show off her white sleeves!

And the best part is you can see Mireille, one of our blogettes, styling this same theme! Make sure to scroll down to see it all!!

This theme started with an all white outfit, here. Tell me your thoughts—do you wear much white in the winter?

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I wore this outfit (minus the hat) to a meeting with a client. And you may wonder, what made me even think to add this hat to the look? Well, besides the fact that it was chilly outside, this hat just makes me smile!

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

I do realize that wearing a hat like this does not create a serious vibe. But being serious is overrated, right? It’s good to have a little fun and laugh at ourselves! Anyways, I also like to cover up that mess of curls that resides on my head, and I figure this is a perfect way to do it!

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

I wish I’d taken a couple of photos without the hat, so you wouldn’t be so distracted by it. For my “real” look, I accessorized with orange jewelry by using a brooch & my earrings. I vacillated between a necklace and this pin, but since we just did a series on brooches 2 weeks ago, that’s been my focus and it won out!

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

I don’t always match my shoes to my pants, but I thought it’d be a good way to add in variety especially since I had buttoned the jacket. This jacket was a steal about 5 years ago from the LOFT. I love that the fur collar is removable; however, I admit, I rarely wear the jacket without the fur. To me, it’s so much more fun with this detail.

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

I wore this same jacket for a fur series we styled a year ago here, here & here in case you’d like to look back at some older posts!

Jeans: LOFT (here remember, the LOFT has sales almost continuously—I usually pay around $30 for these)~~Blazer: LOFT (similar here in a brighter green)~~Top: Jillanova (similar here)~~Boots: Alfani (similar here with a lower heel or here)~~Brooch: (similar here as a leaf)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here I can’t believe Target has one like mine! See, I’m on the cusp of a new trend!)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I deliberately styled this leopard cardigan of Nancy’s for this mostly white outfit. I wanted to compare it to when she had worn this same cardigan with an all black instead, here. What do you think? Do you like one neutral over the other?

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

For Nancy’s accessories, I wanted to bring in the same browns & blacks from the leopard cardigan. Therefore I chose her brown spotted earrings and a silver pendant on a black cord.

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

For the footwear, her brown booties got the part since you can still see snow on the ground!

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

I know when we talked about animal prints recently, here and here along with the post I linked to above, many women said they don’t have a lot of this print. I bet many of us older women still remember when this print was considered trashy. Luckily, the fashion scene has put that behind us. Now if only we can get our brains to do the same!

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40

Jeans: Chicos (similar here in an ankle length version)~~Cardigan: H&M (similar here in a short version or here under $10)~~Top: Talbots (similar here)~~Boots: White Mountain (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Since the theme is all about the winter whites, then wearing a vest over an all white outfit is perfect, don’t you think? Before I get into the story behind this vest, I’ll go into the other outfit details first.

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

We all know that my mother likes to match everything, so we picked out some brownish earrings and the bracelet to match!

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

Even thought I’m not a huge fan of matching everything (at least right now), I do think it’s so convenient when we can buy jewelry in sets! Not that we always have to wear them together, but it does make it easier when we are in a hurry! Besides the bracelet & earrings are so far apart, you might not even realize they came together if I hadn’t pointed it out?

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

Here’s the story behind the vest. I’m not here to open up some hateful remarks, but this is real fur. My mom had this fur coat from many, many years ago. I mean, she’s from the generation where it was very stylish to have a fur coat, and it was something she had always wanted growing up! But about 6 years ago she realized she wasn’t wearing it anymore and gave it to me. Well it was awfully big on me and the sleeves were so outdated that I never wore it either. So I decided to cut the sleeves out and make it a vest for mom’s upcoming birthday (it was on January 21st)!

Winter White for 3 Generations of Women over 40.

I thought the coat turned out great transformed into a vest. And mom seems to be very happy with it! I read an interesting post about fur recently on Anna’s Island Style, here about some faux fur facts. It just reinforces the statement I always say that there’s a good and bad to every situation.

Jeans: XOXO (similar here)~~Vest: (similar here as faux)~~Sweater: Pierre Cardin (similar here)~~Shoes: St. John’s Bay (similar here in a black version)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Mireille (Blogette): To me, this is a perfect way to make your topper the focal point! When I saw this photo, my first thought was how great the jacket was! And the fact that her boots are a different neutral is a great way to keep the outfit modern!

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In Mireille’s words: “Ah, my birthday present to myself this year after reading different fashion blogs: a faux leather jacket! I found it on sale at JCpenney after trying quite a few of them. I love that the color is  different and I should wear it more often. Trusty black booties to the rescue to complete my look.”

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In case you like these fur pieces as much as I do, here are some fun items!

  • Yay! You wore the sock monkey hat! I have been waiting for it since my foxy snood post when you told me you were going to wear it in a blog post! Being serious is way over rated. In fact, I have managed to create the perfect balance in my life of never being serious when I don’t need to be and always being serious when necessary! I am a complete oxymoron of enigmatic beliefs and unexpected behaviors. I fit into no classification. And I wear a foxy snood with all seriousness required to pull it off. And you have done the same! Well done, Jodie! I absolutely adore you!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is quite a fun piece, huh, Shelbee (or do you rather be called Michelle—I never know which to say?)
      And you’re absolutely right—there’s a time for serious & a time for fun!
      XOXO

  • Mummy in a TuTu

    wow some great style tips here and you all look so glamorous (yes hat included!). thank you for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Katie!!

  • Melissa

    You should always have a little fun in life, sometimes letting your guard done and letting loose can benefit you in such a deep level! Your hat made this outfit!! And I am loving your earrings 🙂
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear

    xo
    Mel

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Mel!!
      You’re so right about letting loose—that has been one huge advantage of retiring!!

  • I love how well the other colors contrast with all the white. I love the idea of wearing white in the winter … why not?

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s a fun change, right, Nina!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jodie, I love this particular post. I have fake and real fur. I am going to tell you a story that only my daughters know. About six years ago, PETA came out with a statement to .”boycott all wool because of the inhumane act that was carried out to shear sheep”. I love my sheep and do my own shearing and was pretty incensed by this statement and decided to go on eBay and “adopt” poor homeless fur collars and I have quite a few now. They are all very old and are gorgeous and when anyone asks, I will tell them my story. Later, PETA clarified, and say it was the way Australians used some chemical, but everyone should still not wear wool. Now, I am for animal rights, heavens, I have a farm full, but that was ridiculous. I haven’t thought about putting any of my collars on the blog, but might with the story I just told you.

    Well, on to the white. Back in the 70s, I had a gorgeous pair of winter white wool pants that I wore with a powder blue angora turtleneck. It was one of my favorites. I don’t have any winter white pants to wear now, so I won’t be getting on the white band wagon this winter, but I sure love all three outfits on this post. Terri

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s very interesting how because of one issue, that some people (or groups) can go to such an extreme. Sheering sheep (or other animals—my friend has alpaca) shouldn’t be that traumatic—besides what are we going to be wearing after everything else is “bad”? Pretty soon they’ll put a ban on cotton because it’s mean to take the bolls from the plants—LOL
      I’d love to see the fur collars you bought—I’ve been wearing mine quite a bit this year, because it’s amazing how warm they are!!
      I always wanted a pair of white, tweedish wool pants, but could never find such an item. At least my jeans are somewhat heavy, so they work in the colder months!!

  • Love the jacket Jodie. And I love how you brought mums fur to new life. What a great idea. x
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ohhhh….how fabulous Marilyn!!
      What a fantastic surprise—I’ll be there Wed. eve!!
      🙂

  • Dawn Lucy

    Everyone looks so fresh and pretty. Love your fun hat, Jodie!

    Have a fun weekend & thanks for linking up!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dawn!! It is a crazy hat!!

  • writeofthemiddle

    I do like white jeans! I have some white pants but usually wear them in summer. In winter I usually tend to wear dark colours. Not sure why cos I think the white with a different coloured topper looks great! I love your knitted hat! I am crazy about monkeys! (it is a monkey isn’t it??) 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is a monkey hat, Min!! And I do wonder why I bought it—I mean I love it, but it’s not super practical. Or at least I should say, it’s quite distracting to others when I wear it!! I could certainly send it to you, if you’d like? 🙂

  • The Style Crone

    I seldom wear white in winter, but you have inspired me, with your ensembles, to give it a try. I think it looks fresh!

    Love that your having fun with your hat. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with Hat Attack!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Judith!
      I do gravitate towards white more than black—even in the winter!!
      Thanks for the love!

  • You gals always have so much fun! You left a comment on my blog awhile back that you owned a sock monkey hat but I had no idea what that was…now I do! Too fun! Love your fur collar, Nancy’s cardigan, and your mom’s fur vest!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!
      I wonder how the sock monkey got so popular? I started hearing about it a couple of years ago with my knitting friends, but didn’t know much about it!!

  • Fur jackets, cute hats and bold prints sound like a perfect winter outfit to me. And you all have achieved it beautifully. I am not a winter person to be honest, but I love how playful & joyful you made the winters appear 🙂

    xx
    Makeup, Style and Sugar
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ankita!!
      That’s a good way to think about it—if I have to live through the winter, it might as well be fun!!
      Happy Friday!

  • All these are great! White is just great all year around!
    xo Adri | http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Adri!!

  • I love winter white but rarely think to do it head to toe–I love how adding a topper really changes up the look. That blazer of yours is fantastic!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Shea!!
      I rarely wear this look on my own either! I love my white jeans, but I always seem to love some contrast instead. But I’m trying to be more open to different looks lately!!

  • mummabstylish

    I recently wore my white jeans and am awaiting the photos, I also decided to try something I’ve never done before with the all white, I’l be posting in the next week.
    Love your blog again, and the fur vest on your mum is super – well done to you. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jacqui!! Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!!

  • Fur is a confusing subject. On the one hand, I wear and love leather. I assume that the cows we eat are also used for leather goods, but I can’t be sure. There is also a lot of poor treatment of animals which I eat and turn a blind eye to, so who am I to get up in arms over wearing fur? And when it comes to vintage fur, better to be enjoyed than in a landfill, right? And the vest really did come out great! Did you do any thing with the arms? Maybe you could make them into fur scarfs or a fur purse?
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You bring up great points Lydia!! I realize that there probably are some practices in the fashion industry that should be changed, but if we already have the items, why not get some use out of them??
      I haven’t done anything with the sleeves yet! I saw a vest at a store that was fur on the front and knitted for the back, and I was thinking about doing that. I have a feeling it’ll be awhile before I get around to anything—because as you know, life can get overwhelming!!
      Happy Friday!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Love ALL three looks so much! Ok, this may sound weird, but your lipstick color really goes well with that hat! ha! I also love the cardi that Nancy has one, I have a leopard cardi and I am always trying to figure out different ways to wear it. I love it with all white underneath. And your mom’s fur vest is so pretty with the white- again, I could def. try this, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie—-all of your points are so nice!!
      I have to admit that I’ve been loving red lipstick lately. I’m just shocked that it’s taken me 50 years to realize how great it can look, LOL!

  • You ladies all look fabulous, as always! 🙂 And oh my gosh, that hat is too cute! Being serious is overrated, agreed! I love the leopard coat and vest as well. Hope you’re all having a great week!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lindsey!!

  • I absolutely love love love your hat! And I’m a great fan of white pants, either 3/4 length of skinny jeans. I think you all look fantastic in this post, and I think it’s great showcasing the different ages!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Johanna for the fabulous compliments!!
      I’ll even forward it to the other models, so it can make them smile too!!

  • I am so glad you are posting on the Senior Salon, Jodie. Since you are not a WordPress.com blog, you don’t come up in my notifications, so it gives me a nudge to get over here *at least* once a week! (I avoid email whenever possible – all “push” notifications anymore, actually)

    Another fun post – LOVIN’ the outfits for your Mom, btw. (the 70’s, right?) – even tho’ I’m not that age yet (don’t rush me!), I seem to share her vibe.

    I could tell from the photos that the fur was real. I have a fur coat as well (mink dyed black, natch) – practically an antique now, DECADES old and hand-mended often!

    In NYC most folks walk everywhere, outside for miles every day, so practically anyone who can possibly beg, borrow or steal a fur wears one in the winter for warmth (well, maybe not steal!) Over jeans, even – it’s a “protection from the elements” thing, not a “formal” thing and not really a fashion statement or a status thing, except for celebs, maybe. I was there for 20 years, and I was very grateful when that coat came into my life, I promise you. (40th birthday gift).

    When the weather is harsh here in Cincinnati, I still wear it to walk my dog — in remembrance of my Mom and to give TinkerToy more time to play so I don’t have to make him come in prematurely because I’m turning into a popsicle. But this post gives me a great idea for a way to reuse the pelts when my mending no longer does the trick.

    Minks are ranched, for anyone reading – so if you are okay with wearing leather, it makes no sense to object to other animals raised for their hides, does it? I wouldn’t buy one, personally, especially since I probably won’t ever live in NYC again – nor would I wear “free-range” or endangered fur, but those minks aren’t coming back to life if I toss it, and my late mother would weep!

    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally understand about the emails, Madelyn!!
      What an interesting tidbit about NYC—but it totally makes sense. The furs are super warm, so why wouldn’t you wear it? It seems like here in Colorado, right now, that the world is being taken over by puffer jackets. Now don’t get me wrong, I have a lightweight one, but they just don’t float my boat like other coats do!!
      But, I have to say, I am so impressed that you wear your fur coat to walk the dog—-I bet TinkerToy appreciates the extra time and you appreciate not getting frostbitten, ha ha!!

      I do think it’s funny how people can get into such a dither about aspects of our clothing. Sure, maybe some practices need to be changed, and that could be a good thing. But I think there’s a pro & con to everything in life. And did you read about the carbon footprint regarding fake fur? Sometimes I think I’d feel a lot better if I just buried my head in the sand!
      Happy Thursday!!

      • I know! Like eggs and butter – just about the time everybody has you convinced not to eat them, suddenly they decide that they are actually *good* for you, just to mess with your head.

        I’m with you on the puffers, however — walking sleeping bags. And what about all those bald geese who sacrificed their down to keep us warm? Don’t they have a lobby?

        Leaving now to hunt for sand – I think you had it right.
        xx,
        mgh

  • How on Earth do you manage to wear that knitted hat so well? I would look extremely odd if I tried to pull that off, but you manage to make it look suave.
    Some make sense and stop me drinking champagne for breakfast,

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Leanne—you are quite kind in saying that. But the truth is, I think it’s very distracting. The guy at the post office basically said he couldn’t think straight because the monkey was looking at him—LOL!! But then at least people aren’t focusing on my wrinkles!! Ha ha!

  • I love the look of all your white outfits. White isn’t a colour I wear often due to my pale complexion, but I do love how it looks on other people #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lyndall!
      That’s how I feel about black, but it doesn’t stop me from wearing it—but I do try to have either a colorful scarf, necklace or great lipstick on at the time!!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy Thursday!

  • Kathy Marris

    Ooh I love Winter White. It looks great for a change from the drab dark colours of clothing for Winter. #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly what I think, Kathy!!

  • I love all of those looks but I’m really not good with white. I have a white shirt that was very expensive (back when I worked full time and could frivolously spend a fortune on a shirt) that I got lipstick and then grease on the first time I wore it. The lipstick wasn’t mine and I wanted to scream “I paid over $300 for this shirt and this is the first time I’ve worn it!” at the person, but of course didn’t.

    I still wear white from time to time but always find I have stains that appear from nowhere.

    On the other hand I LOVE that hat (beanie?) and wish it got cold enough in my part of Australia to wear something like that! #teamlovinlife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit, that I probably don’t spend much on my white items just in case of the spill possibility. And it doesn’t hurt that my mom (the 70’s model on the blog) is a master at getting out stains.
      Thanks for stopping by Deborah—and no fair reminding me about your warm weather!! 🙂

  • I love to wear white jeans in winter, but I’m never sure how to style them. Love all these looks. And I like your hat – I agree, we need to have fun :)! What a great idea to modify the fur coat for your mom – it turned out perfectly!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s great to hear that others like white jeans too, Lana!! I think there’s really no wrong way to style them! In fact, the white jeans are the last category in our winter white theme for tomorrow!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • I love the way you styled the white outfits!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dora!!

  • It’s fun to wear all white and make one thing pop! And I love that white is now acceptable all year round!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Me too!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by Ruth!

  • That hat is so fun – I especially like it with your red glasses. You look sporty elegant, Jodie – in fact, all of you ladies do! White jeans add chic for sure.

    Love your Mom’s fur vest and jewelry!

    Thank you for linking up with Modish Matrons!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Natalia!!

  • White is the perfect canvas! Your hat is adorable and the leopard cardi is such a great contrast.

    http;//www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Katherine!!

  • Laura

    White makes such a good background color so other parts of your outfit can stand out. I love your fur trimmed blazer-it’s fabulous! Why would you wear it without the fur?! And the white softens the leopard which can sometimes look harsh. Love fur vest and moto jacket too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!

  • I dont understand people who say that you cant wear White in winter! They should visit your blog!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ha ha!! You are so cute, Nancy!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    A column of any color with a fun topper is an easy outfit formula , as these three look very clearly demonstrates. Love that you turned the vintage fur into a vest.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tracey for the kind words!!
      It is a easy recipe that almost always works, huh?

  • Oh my gosh, that beanie is so cute!! I love the sock monkey! I also really love that fur vest. So divine!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!! It is a fun hat, huh?

  • jess

    Jodie, I love the white with the neutrals here . You all look great, and how thoughtful of you to “recreate” your moms fur coat into a vest, looks like she loves it. Also I need one of these monkey hats.. I need a pick me up in the winter!
    Have a great day
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Doesn’t that hat just make you smile?? I know it’s kinda silly, but hey, who cares, right?
      I do think mom really likes her vest—she even wore it the other day when we went to one of her appointments!!

  • I love white as the background. It’s like starting with a blank canvas and really makes colors pop!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s totally what I think too, Laura!! Thanks for the love!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Charlotte’s outfit its cool!

    xx

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: RED CARPET BEAUTY TIPS

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Monica!! She’ll be so pleased you said that!!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Happy belated birthday to your mama and boy do I love her vest! Your hat is absolutely darling as well, such a fun conversation piece! Plus I’m sure keeps your head very warm.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!!

  • White makes a great background because whatever the topper is really stands out. You all look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!! That’s what I thought!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Did you make that darling hat Jodie?? I think sock monkeys are cute where ever they show up and this adds just the right touch of fun to your outfit.
    That animal cardigan is nice with white

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t knit this hat, Jude! But I could—right? I actually bought it on our Christmas trip in Vegas—it was on sale and I figured it’d get a good laugh!
      I’m so intrigued that you said you could tell it was real fur. I’m such a novice when it comes to that, so what do you look for?

      • Judy Gramith

        I think it was the density and thickness of the fur. In your very first photo of the post I thought it looked like the genuine article.

    • Mireille

      I actually have beige booties but I felt like the color was too different from the jacket so I went with black. Maybe a different pair of booties that are more similar in color to jacket?

  • I love Charlotte’s outfit! The vest and the accessories makes it more prettier.
    https://zunera-serena.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Zunera!! That’ll make my mom so happy that you said that!!

  • Stevie Turner

    My mum used to have a similar coat back in the 1960’s. Not sure what happened to it. I love white clothes, but only tend to wear them in the summer.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right? It was the thing to have back in the day!! I’m glad I found a way to make it modern and get more use out of it!!
      I can understand not wearing white when it’s sloppy outside–but luckily we’ve had really nice days lately!! I’m sure that will change soon! 🙂

  • Love the white accents especially with the leopard print cardigan. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Queen of Rods

    I love your mom’s fur vest; why let a beautiful garment go to waste? Did she alter it herself, or send it to a furrier? And like your mom, I want to match everything too. It’s like a game to see what I can come up with 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Janet!!
      Actually I altered the coat. I just ripped out the seams at the sleeves and then hand sewed the edges back on themselves.
      Now I have the sleeves here to make something from them. I saw a vest at a store that was fur in the front and knitted in the back and thought I could do that? But I’m sure it won’t be ready until next fall or so!! We’ll see…..
      🙂

      • Queen of Rods

        My apologies, Jodie. Your skills are as awesome as your mom’s 🙂 With regard to the sleeves, I have seen denim jackets with fur sleeves. Another thought would be to open the sleeves up and use them with fabric to create a skirt…or sew them together for an infinity scarf or a cowl… Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          No apologies necessary, Janet!!
          You always have some of the coolest ideas—I could totally add them to a vest to make an interesting jacket!
          Maybe you should start a DIY blog?

  • That hat is so cute and super cute on you! Charlotte looks gorgeous in that vest!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie!! Mom will love hearing you say that!

  • I love white in winter!!
    Jaymie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jaymie!!