Here Down Under in New Zealand, we’ve just come out of a long winter. Despite being mid-Spring, our climate is very changeable – one day we’re wearing t-shirts and shorts, the next day, we’re back in woolly jerseys and boots. {If you ever come here to visit, make sure you pack a variety of clothes!}

With many of my readers from the Northern Hemisphere heading into winter, I thought I might share with you some of the type of clothes that I have really enjoyed wearing this past cold season. I’ll be using the amazing American-based company Cents of Style, one of the companies I’m grateful to be an affiliate of.

For my disclosure on my affiliates, please see here.

Cents of Style

Basically, if you want almost anything for your wardrobe, Cents of Style is the place to shop.  Tops, dresses, shoes, jewellery, inspirational lines… You name it, they probably have it. And they have it for you – not just models for photo shoots and catwalks.

They have clothes for you, modeled by people like you.

If you’re like me, a busy wife and mother, then it might be encouraging to know that many {if not most} of the women who work for the company, are mothers. Working mothers or at-home working mothers. This company is made by women, for women. And I love that.

Part of their company statement says that:

“Our purpose at Cents of Style is to empower women to lead bold and full lives. We believe that if you look good, you feel good.”

As an average women, I really believe this is true. When we take the time to care for ourselves and dressing in a way that makes us feel like we’re putting forth the best of our beauty, we feel really, really good. And as a Christian, I believe that dressing with care and style brings glory to our Creator. As flowers are adorned with grace and style, so ought His people be!

As you can see, Cents of Style create clothes for all women so they can dress as real women, for real moments. Any of the clothes above, I would wear in an instant. It wouldn’t worry me as I herd my children out the door to go to the supermarket or to church. I would feel stylish yet practical. And I am all about practical!

One of their latest dresses out is their Remi Swing Dress. Light, draping, feminine. And in lots of colours.

If you watch below, you’ll see how they demonstrated how gorgeous it can look on different body shapes.

I absolutely love it. This is what real fashion should be about. Women feeling confident to wear beautiful pieces of clothing, glowing in their femininity, showing off their strengths. Gorgeous.

Favourites

Looking through their catalogues, I’ve picked some of my favourite pieces that I think you will love to wear this fall and winter. All are clothes I would wear myself, a busy mother with a husband to love, a home to care for, and friends to share life with. I hope you find some inspiration!

Scarves

To me, scarves are a staple for any winter wardrobe. Where I live, we have Antartic winds blowing up the island. And, living only a few km’s from the beach, we get a Pacific wind that likes to nip through all our layers. When it’s cold, I never go anywhere without scarves. Bright and colourful ones are my favourites, especially florals. But don’t you just love these tartarn ones? Stunning.

And, for the 30th and 31st of October only, these scarves are only $12.95USD with FREE SHIPPING. When you check out, pop in the code: BLANKETTREAT.

 

Boots

This past winter, ankle boots were my friends. With skinny jeans or leggings and a tunic, I felt immediately dressed up and ready to go {even if my little girl had kept me up in the night}. I love wearing boots with a baggy top or jersey. I feel really comfortable and confident in this sort of style. But, I also love wearing a knee-length dress with leggings and knee-length boots. Both styles can be casual or dressed-up.

Tops

When I’m wearing jeans with flat shoes, a pretty top is a staple. I love these gorgeous Bohemian-style tops. They would look beautiful with dark jeans. And to stay warm, it would be easy to wear a thermal top underneath so there would be no need for lots of layers. Or, with a really nice cardigan and scarf, you can look really cute and cosy.

 

Leggings

As I’ve mentioned, I wear leggings a lot. They can go under skirts, dresses, tunics, or even a long jersey. Leggings are so comfortable and can make an outfit not only stylish but modest, too. I love leggings with boots. I wear them in summer also as I’m unable to wear skirts or dresses on their own. Leggings are essential and I love all these different patterned ones from Cents of Style.

And, if you buy TODAY {the 30th}, you can grab a pair of leggings for 50% off with this code at the checkout: LEGGING16. {All are under $10USD}

So there you have it. Cents of Style is a fabulous, real-woman friendly clothing company that is passionate about making all women feel good in what they wear. I endorse them and their values, and I just love the everyday styles. I hope you’ve seen something you like and that your winter wardrobe might be spruced up a little because, as Cents of Style believe {and so do I!}, you deserve it.

6 Replies to “Winter Fashion: Ideas & Specials”

  1. Hi, Sarah. The Cents of Style clothes are lovely. I notice their emphasis on empowering women. Are these clothes made in the US? Or overseas? If they are made overseas, does this company have the same goal for those women? What are the factory working conditions? It would be unjust to only empower some of the women working for this company. I hope that is not the case.

    Thanks, Sharon

    1. Hi Sharon, I really appreciate your comment and have looked a little into it. I couldn’t find any information on their website, so I contacted them with your query. I was given an email of a woman who can answer your question. If you would like it, please contact me {through the About page} and I will gladly give it to you.

      The making of clothes is a very sensitive and challenging topic. I think the points you make are valid and I thoroughly agree with them. Practically speaking, most clothes I buy personally {and most are second-hand} are made in typical third-world countries because we cannot afford NZ made clothing {or other western countries}. Over the years, I have become more conscious of these ethical issues and I have no answer. I just know that I can only afford, as the homemaker of our family, to buy ethically in one area of our lives. For me, I have chosen food. Not because I think animals are more important than humans, but because nourishing my family’s bodies are a top priority. I can feel guilt for buying cheaper clothing, but I can only talk to God about it and, if oneday, God-willing we have more money, we can branch out into that area. I also pray that, somehow, a mother in one of those countries is empowered that she can support her children when she otherwise might not.

      Ah! It’s a hard issue. I thank you for bringing it up, and I pray that readers will act according to their conscious before God. Blessings x

  2. Hello, there! Thank you so much for your sweet comment left at my blog today! It was so nice to meet you! I have never heard of this company, but it sure looks like they have a lot to offer!! God bless you, my new friend!

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