Stranded: Outerwear Edition

Stranded With

One Wednesday a month, Erika and I host a link up where we share 3 random things we would take with us on a deserted island.  They’re silly, funny, totally lighthearted things that we would hope to have with us should we ever be you know…stranded.

 So far, we’ve had these topics…

What 3 medicine cabinet items would you take?

What 3 books would you take?

What 3 Netflix series would you take?

What three famous people would you take?

What footwear would you take?

What Halloween candy would you take?

And today…what three types of outerwear would you take?

What if this island is cold?  That would be a disaster! Ha!  Nevertheless, stranded or not…these three pieces of outerwear are always my favorite.  I pulled these pictures right off my blog because none of these pieces of outerwear are new, they are just my tried and true absolute faves.


This North Face jacket wins the best coat ever award.  It’s so light and yet so warm all at one time.  I have worn this coat approximately 1 billion times and love it every single time.  How are they so warm and yet so light at the same time?!?!  If I could only take one jacket with me, this would be it.  Here is a similar one (since mine is old).  And those are the Uggs I bought last year.  I’ve already worn them twice THIS WEEK.  My favorite part is that they’re water resistant.


So, I have a collection of leather jackets…some dating back 16 years!  I love a leather jacket.  Real or faux, I’m a fan.  The leather jacket and me get along really well and even though it’s not as practical as say The North Face, it sure is cute :).  (And this pic is from last December…and it gives me all the happy feels. #ihearttheredcup #andredpolish #andchristmasscarf)  Speaking of scarves, have you seen these from Old Navy???  I was ordering Smith some tees online and about lost my marbles over these scarves!  You’re going to flip too :).


Can’t live without my military style jacket.  It’s light, it’s basically a neutral, it layers well and it works for every season.

Honorable mention goes to…


my Gap puffer.  I heart you Gap puffer.  And…


…my denim jacket.

Those are my favorite pieces of outerwear!  If you blogged, please link up below.  I can’t wait to go through and see what your favorite pieces are too!!

Next time on Stranded…

Stranded Dates

Christmas movies!!

Woohoo!!  I LOVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES!  I have never watched the Hallmark Christmas movies (shame on me!), but I decided to do it this year.  I really cannot get enough of this stuff :)>.

Link up below friends and have a great Wednesday!

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  • Leslie Z. November 9, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Very good choices! I went rogue and included a pair of shoes in my post. After all, you do wear them over socks, right?

    Also, loving your leggings in the North Face picture! I remember you posting them a long while ago, but don’t remember where they’re from! Ah!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 9, 2016 at 5:22 am

      They’re Athleta leggings!!

  • Erika Slaughter November 9, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Wahoo!!! Your best coat award has to go to that cute brown leather jacket your grandma got you 16 years ago!! Grandmother was ahead of the time with that one!

  • Genevieve Perryman November 9, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Love The North Face, military jacket and denim… I picked those three too! Excited to link up with you today!

  • Sheaffer November 9, 2016 at 5:30 am

    All fabulous choices. All of the coats highlighted are staples in my closet as well!!!

  • Beth November 9, 2016 at 5:32 am

    I love that North face. It’s so light yet so warm! And I’ve jumped on the Hallmark movie train too!! Never watched before but can’t get enough now!!

  • Narci November 9, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Oh, I love that darling leather coat!!! So, so cute!!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life November 9, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I love that leather jacket!! I think I need one now 🙂

  • Andrea November 9, 2016 at 6:48 am

    The Old Navy scarves are 50% off today with code WARM! Love the North Face & who doesn’t love a cute leather jacket!

  • Sara November 9, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Hi Shay!

    Love your blog! I live in Boston, and everyone here seems to wear the Patagonia down sweater. Comes in a hooded and non-hooded version (I went with the hood). Super warm (for the Boston cold) but really thin and soft! Amazing.

    Also, if you love Lulu (have you tried their Wunder Under Leggings? Workout heaven!)…this jacket is so great for running outside in the cold!

  • Megan November 9, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Great picks! I had such a hard time not including a military jacket or my trusty denim jacket. They definitely deserved honorable mentions. This was such a fun link up on a morning that could a bit of fun. So glad I could participate!

  • Megan Butler November 9, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Love your north face jacket!! Great picks!!

  • Rebecca A VanDeMark November 9, 2016 at 7:18 am

    I DEFINITELY put in blanket scarves too!! I love the scarves you linked to! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to check them out!! Thank you again for hosting such a fun link-up!
    Rebecca 🙂

  • Sandra November 9, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Love the scarf with your Military jacket. Where did ya get it?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 9, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Nordstrom about three years ago.

  • Angela Ellingson November 9, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Oh my, Christmas movies are my favorite! We cancelled cable a few months ago to save money and I really don’t miss it, except missing the new Hallmark Christmas movies does make me sad. 😉

  • Meredith November 9, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I can’t believe you’ve never watched Hallmark Christmas movies?!! They are my favorite each year! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

  • Deana November 9, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Prepare to fall in love with the Hallmark Christmas movies! 🙂

  • Mary November 9, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Yay for Hallmark Christmas movies!! My favorites are A Christmas Kiss and A Very Merry Mix-Up. They are addicting!

  • Peyton November 9, 2016 at 9:52 am

    LOVE the scarf from Old Navy- Just checked online and they’re 50% off right now! Yay!

  • Nicole November 9, 2016 at 10:06 am

    If you had to choose one pair of boots for Winter, would they be the Uggs or Sorels you posted before? 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama November 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Uggs 🙂

  • Shelly Janac November 9, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Seriously Shay…the last thing I needed was another plaid scarf and OMG..these are SO CUTE!!!!!

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

  • Alanna November 9, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    That is funny you mentioned Hallmark movies. I have really jumped on the boat this last few weeks. I dvr all the holiday movies on the weekend and watch throughout the week. I watched one yesterday called One Starry Night. I thought the whole time the lead actress looked a lot like you. Y’all have the same hair.

  • Danielle Schrader November 9, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    What sizes are your jackets and the gap puffer?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 10, 2016 at 4:30 am

      The North Face is small and the puffer is xs.

  • Jeanie November 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I love leather jackets, too, and have quite a collection. I got the BEST. DEAL. EVER a couple weeks ago: A lamb leather jacket originally $595 for $39.99! I’m giving it to my daughter for Christmas. I also have a jacket very similar to your North Face jacket, but mine doesn’t have a hood. I agree that it’s super light and toasty warm. It’s a winner!

  • Jenny November 9, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    hi Shay!!!! Please Please Please do a skincare product/routine post soon just like your beauty product one you did a couple weeks ago!! I know a lot of ladies would love it!!! Thank you!!!

  • Amy November 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Hi Shay! I know you said your red plaid scarf is from last year–but where did you find it? It’s so pretty! Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 11, 2016 at 6:16 am

      It was from three years ago at Nordstrom. I wish they still had it because it’s always one of my favorites!

  • Holly Hopkins November 11, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Ive lost a ton of weight this past year since having my son & am the lowest I’ve been in over 10 years. Which is great but now all my outerwear is way to big. I went from twenty coats to three that fit!!!! Needless to say i need to get out shopping! All of these are great picks! I think ill have a look online at the Northface. Is it true to size. I like to beable to wear sweaters under my jackets.