Gray Boyfriend Jeans & Bearpaw Boots: It’s Good To Have Goals + A Giveaway

Gray boyfriend jeans, Bearpaw boot and gray sweater. How to put together a monochrome outfit.

I’m sure there are a plethora of New Year’s resolution posts floating around the Internet about now…

THE STORY 

…You aren’t going to get that here though. The thing is, I don’t make resolutions. I’m not anti-resolution; if that’s something you’re into then more power to you. I just have found through experience, and there is research to back this up, most resolutions fail. And I figure, why set myself up for failure?

Goals are another thing entirely. It’s good to have goals. Human beings by nature are goal-driven creatures. Think about it…just about every single thing that you do has a goal driving it. From eating, to shopping, to working; there’s a goal behind all of it.

I set goals all year long. Nowhere is it written that January 1st holds dominion over goal setting.  Some of the goals are small, others are large. If I see a need to work towards something, I set a goal. Whether it’s January or July is irrelevant. Like I said, goals are good. They are like a road map to get from where we are to where we want to be. Without goals, we just have random ideas with no plan in regard to how to make the ideas a reality.

THE OUTFIT

This outfit is head to toe monochrome at it’s finest. Gray is my absolute favorite neutral; all shades from light heather gray to dark charcoal gray and every shade in between. I’ve had these gray boyfriend jeans forever and have worn them probably a zillion times, but somehow they have never made their way to the blog.

Another rarity is the beanie. A couple of years back I tried to make hats a “thing”. As in, I tried to make myself wear them because they really do add something to an outfit. The problem is, I’m just not a hat wearer. On this particular day though, the hat was a necessity. It was cold. And windy. So windy in fact, while taking these shots my beanie got snatched up and blown across an open field. Too bad I didn’t get shots of me chasing it…definitely one of my finer blogger moments.

The gray Bearpaw Demi Boots are believe it or not, my daughter’s. I have the same boots in Chestnut, but haven’t yet acquired a gray pair. Let me rephrase that. I had a gray pair. My daughter confiscated them several months ago before she had her own, and now unfortunately, they’ve seen better days.

And here’s an extra special treat for all of you…a chance to score your own pair of Bearpaw Boots…for free! Make sure that you scroll down and enter the giveaway for the Bearpaw Boots of your choice compliments of my friends at Bearpaw!

THE TIP

When putting together a monochrome outfit, regardless of the color, try to layer different shades of the same color. Also, different textures of the same color (denim, wool, knit) add more visual interest to a monochromatic palette.

THE LINK UPS

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Jeans: Old Navy (Similar);  Coat: JCPenney (Similar);  Sweater: Walmart (Similar): Boots: Bearpaw (Same)

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13 Comments

    • debbies
      01.7.2017 / 1:40 pm

      Thank you Nancy! 🙂

    • debbies
      01.7.2017 / 1:41 pm

      Thanks so much Patti!

    • debbies
      01.7.2017 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you Jaymie!

    • debbies
      01.7.2017 / 1:43 pm

      I don’t very often either, but every once in awhile I’ll whip one up. I do really like the look of hats…I can’t explain it though, they just really bug me when they are on my head…lol!

  1. 01.2.2017 / 10:15 am

    love all thegray shades. I totally agree with you on the different textures. About the goals and the resolutions, I think it’s so good to develop and evolve all the time, setting goals and achieving them is the best way. Wish you one great and creative year.
    Irene
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  2. 01.2.2017 / 10:32 am

    I love your monochromatic outfit! And I don’t make resolutions either, but January is always a good time to redefine my goals…

    Wishing you health and much happiness in 2017!
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  3. 01.2.2017 / 12:51 pm

    Great tone-in-tone look! Love your coat. I don’t really make resolutions but I visualize my goals for next year.
    ♡ Kristina
    TheKontemporary

  4. 01.2.2017 / 3:51 pm

    I’m so jealous of all your beautiful snow! And you look beautiful in it in your all grey outfit.

    Yeah, I’m kind of a resolution girl. Some successful ones of recent past years: Drink More (best resolution ever), Wear More Jewelry, Do Something Every Week I’ve Never Done Before. And while I have some good blog goals for the year, I haven’t quite settled on Just the Right personal goal. But it’ll be good. Otherwise, what’s the point??

    Bettye

  5. 01.4.2017 / 1:43 pm

    such a cozy outfit! Love your coat!!