Frugal Fashion: Gwyneth Paltrow bundles up
Still can't get Gwyneth Paltrow's performance of Cee-Lo's "Forget You" on "Glee" out of your head? Neither can I! The 38-year-old actress is making it impossible to forget her as she seems to be everywhere, doing everything at once. Let's see if I can do this in one breath -- she has an Academy Award (for 1998's "Shakespeare in Love"), has been in ad campaigns for Estee Lauder and TOD'S, is a personal shopper/lifestyle guru on her website Goop, is the new brand ambassador for Swiss watchmaker Baume and Mercier, performed at the Country Music Awards, is a guest star on "Glee," and is hosting "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. "Coming Home," a song she sings in her new film, "Country Strong," is in contention for best song at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards too. Whew. Leave something for the rest of us! Not only is she one busy lady, but whether she's on the red carpet or on her way to an interview, she looks great doing all of it.
While promoting "Country Strong" recently, Paltrow braved the New York weather for a "Good Morning America" appearance in an anorak with a face-framing warm fur collar, simple black tights and leather wedge booties by Balenciaga. Paltrow keeps her modelesque look even under the hefty jacket by revealing her long legs and adding some height with her booties.
We may live in sunny Southern California but we've been experiencing some seriously chilly winter weather and while it may seem hard to look sleek when layering is a must to stay warm, Paltrow shows just how to do it.
Warmer coats tend to be on the more expensive side but a London Fog Coat with faux fur hood from Macy's is only $69.99. This quilted down jacket is definitely heavy duty enough to keep you from freezing and the slightly fitted waist and removable faux fur hood will keep you stylishly warm.
To keep your toes from turning blue, booties are the perfect way to keep your feet warm while satisifying your inner shoe diva.
Paltrow's wedge booties are genius for two reasons: One, they are warm and two, the wedge heel adds height without killing your feet. If you're more conservative with your shoe styles, try the Suedette wedge booties from Forever 21 for $27.80. If you're a little more adventurous, go for the Bamboo Liberate boots from Tilly's for $29.97 with a lace-up style and fur cuff.
These frugally priced warmer finds almost have me excited about the cold weather. Ah, who am I kidding? SoCal girls love the sun, but if we have to brave the winter chill we might as well look amazing doing it.
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-- Jenn Harris
Upper photo: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow visits the "Good Morning America" taping at the ABC Times Square Studio in New York City. Credit: Ray Tamarra / Getty Images.
Middle photo: London Fog faux fur hooded jacket from Macy's. Credit: Macy's.
Lower photo, from left: Suedette booties from Forever 21. Credit: Forever 21. Boots from Tilly's. Credit: Tilly's.