What I wore (March Lookbook)

over 50 years old fashion blogger presenting an office look in Alaska in March

Collection of outfits I wore to work

March is typically the driest month of the year here in the Interior. Nevertheless, we also got some new snow. At this time of the year, the sublimating and/or melting snow looks pretty dirty, gray, brown or black. See the photos for evidence. Thus, powdering it with new snow looks like a spring cleaning. Just kidding.

Temperatures can still be in the double digits below freezing. However, even then March’s dryness attacks the snow and reduces the snowpack. That’s what makes the remaining snow look so dirty.

This month, we had a couple of days that were pretty warm here in the Interior. Well, what Alaskans consider to be warm (about 50F, 10oC or so in the afternoon). This meant that many people walked around town in flip flops, T-shirts and bermudas, i.e. their summer clothes. Yes, I also run around without coat in the afternoon when going from one building to the next, but I wore booties or pumps. Full disclosure: I don’t own a pair of flip flops.

Here are some of my favorite look that I wore this March and haven’t shown to you on the blog yet.

Alaskan early spring clothing needs

Here I show the outfits in temporal sequence and give some remarks about the weather. I wore the work outfit below in early March. It was one of these dry cold days. The jacket served at a blazer. In the morning, a leather coat on top of it provided the required insulations. When I went to a meeting in the afternoon, the blazer was sufficient. I bought this jacket to serve as a blazer. In Alaska, a real blazer often looks too formal.

over 50 years old Alaskan style blogger in tweed skirt with down blazer and polka dot tights
GNW polka dot tights, Vince Camuto slouchy boots, Eddie Bauer tweed skirt, Max Mara thin down jacket, Brooks Brothers turtleneck cashmere sweater, quartz pendant with rubberband necklace and Judith Leiber charm belt (all own)
zoom-in on accessories and orange down blazer
Zoom-in on Max Mara down blazer, Brooks Brothers turtleneck sweater, quartz pendant with rubberband necklace and Judith Leiber charm belt (all own)
fashion blogger in orange jacket, gray skirt and boots in Alaska
Back view GNW polka dot tights, Vince Camuto slouchy boots, Eddie Bauer tweed skirt, Max Mara jacket and Judith Leiber chain belt (all own)

A fur skirt is a Do

This combination in all black is the perfect canva for my geology class inspired statement belt. It’s a gift from my husband. Did I ever tell you that I have a minor in geology? This photo was taken early in the month. For the photo I took my diamond leopard jacket off. A Russian Doll look so to speak was still required to stay comfortable. In other words, I felt pretty cold when we took the shots.

Nicole of High Latitude Style in fur a-line skirt, turtleneck sweater in all black

fashion blogger with belt of geological finds

mature fashion blogger posing in front of a store
Tesori turtleneck cashmere sweater, DIY achate choker, Prada skirt, GNW tights, Harley Davidson booties, Hermes collier de chien bangle, geology bracelet and belt (all own)

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Socks with skirt trend

When I was in my twenties and thirties, you would never see me in a skirt with socks. I always thought it’s such an ugly look with flats or sandals. In Europe in the 80s, black sheer tights was a thing in winter, and bare legs in summer. The 90s were bare legs year round. Brrr. You wouldn’t have gotten me near pantyhose in the 90s.

Today I pair pantyhose with socks and high heels. Pantyhose so nicely hide a lot of flaws and bumps. The socks provide great insulation from the frozen ground and permit donning shoes with thin soles like these camouflage beauties. Living almost two decades in Alaska I learned how to avoid cold feet. 😉

I love the socks with heels trend. So cool (and perfect for springtime in Alaska). It was a cloudy and humid day with temperatures around freezing like winter in Germany. I prefer 40 below over this kind of weather. Why the sunnies? Towards the east a small area of the sky was cloudfree and to get to this location we had to drive against the rising Sun.

midlife blogger donning the skirt with socks and heels trend
Banana Republic hounds tooth pencil skirt, huntergreen sweater, Judith Leiber gemstone belt, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, nude pantyhose, Puma socks and Nine West camouflage ponyhair booties (all own), best girlfriends bracelet c/o Chico’s, and leather bracelet c/o Lizzy James

Nicole in loden coat over work outfit

midlife woman in loden coat, pantyhose, socks, booties and skirt with sweater
Burberry loden coat, Lapis and malachit beads necklace designed by my husband, Banana Republic skirt, Judith Leiber belt, Ray Ban sunglasses, nude pantyhose, Puma socks, Yes Saint Laurent bag, Anne Klein polka dot scarf and Nine West booties (all own)
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Leather joggers with blazer

Finally, its warm enough to wear leather pants without long underwear. Sure this opportunity has to be taken to get my leather joggers out. They are ok for Casual Friday with a blazer, cardigan as top (instead of a button down shirt) to stay warm and – of course – high heels.

Nicole Mölders in Casual Friday outfit with leather joggers and down blazer
Nicole in black leather jogging pants and orange jacket

midlife woman in femine polka dots and edgy jogging pants
Max Mara down blazer, GNW polka dot cardigan, statement necklace, Vince leather joggers, Harley Davidson motorcycle booties, DIY amber bangle (all own)

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9 thoughts on “What I wore (March Lookbook)

  1. Fabulous outfits Nicole! I love the unusual belts!

    Emma xxx

  2. Wore my sock boots yesterday – so comfortable and look super cute too. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  3. Thanks Nicole for the feature, how exciting! I love your orange puffer coat withthe fancy belt! You look great! Still lots of snow around I see!
    jess xx

  4. Love these look :). love the pencil skirt and the puffer jacket.

  5. I love that jangley belt and the orange puffa. Heels with joggers is something I’m yet to master.

  6. I really love that charm belt, so pretty and unique! I didn’t know March was your dry month there, but I guess enjoy it! 🙂


  7. So many great outfits, Nicole! I am loving the polka dot tights!


  8. I love how you used your belts! I really need to wear mine and I actually need to buy a new leopard thin belt since I had to throw mine away.

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