Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dress: Cynthia Rowley via Marshall's // Boots: Ann Taylor // Tights: Asos // Rings: Madewell, Vintage
As anyone who happened to be shopping at Marshall's and witnessed my squeals of delight can tell you, I was more than a little excited when I found this dress. I always tell myself that sweater dresses aren't practical because you can only wear them when it's cold, but they stick to tights. But what can I say? The heart wants what the heart wants, and my heart has a thing for fair isle. Was it annoying unsticking it from my tights 10,000 times today? Perhaps. Was it worth it? Yes.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Sweater: Ann Taylor Factory // Corduroys: Gap // Boots: Via Spiga // Earrings: The Limited // Sunglasses: Cole Haan via Marshall's
I wore this cozy, comfortable outfit out to dinner with my family last week, and I was pleasantly surprised by just how warm this new sweater kept me. Well, it's not technically new--I bought it during an end-of-season sale last spring--but this was the first time I had the chance to wear it. I spent all last winter looking for a thick, snuggly, itch-free cable knit sweater to no avail, and when I eventually found one, it was already way too warm to wear it, so I was pretty excited when I was finally able to bust it out.
Are you a fan of getting good deals buying things out of season, or does that just feel too weird?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Sweater: Loft // Shirt: Urban Outfitters // Jeans: Madewell // Earrings & Sunglasses: Target // Boots: Aldo // Cat Ring: Asos
This is an outfit that I wore to work on the last day of school before Thanksgiving break. It was a chilly day, and I wanted my outfit to be both festive and warm. I love this chunky sweater because it's great for layering without worrying about buttons showing through, and the gold thread running through it reminds me of tinsel. I will definitely be getting tons of use out of it as the winter holidays approach!
Monday, December 2, 2013
T-Shirt: Gap // Shirt: Bitten by SJP (via consignment) // Jeans: Forever 21 // Booties: Matisse via Piperlime // Jacket: Sanctuary via Piperlime // Sunglasses: Target
I'm always a huge fan of dressing in layers--not only does it look cute and add a little bit more interest to an outfit, but it's practical too--but I don't always remember to try new ways to put my clothes together. I'm always looking for ideas and inspiration wherever I can find it. So when I saw this adorable outfit on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to re-create it. The weather was perfect for dressing in layers this Saturday, so I busted out a t-shirt, chambray button-down, and my leather jacket. I was pleasantly surprised that the chambray shirt really did provide an extra layer of warmth, so I will definitely try this layering combination again.
Are you a fan of layering, or do you prefer to keep it simple? Do you get outfit ideas from Pinterest?
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
It has been freezing cold and rainy for the past several days here, and today I realized one of the biggest reasons I can't seem to warm up. I've been forgetting all of my accessories! I guess I'm out of practice, but I've been walking around with two pairs of socks under my boots and a coat with no thought of putting on a hat and gloves! So, as a bit of a reminder to myself, I thought it would be fun to put together some different options for braving the cold. I probably veer most toward the practical, but I definitely have my days where I want to be a little more sophisticated or cutesy.
Is it cold where you are? How do you stay warm?
Monday, November 25, 2013
Shirt: J. Crew // Skirt: Ann Taylor // Shoes: Nine West // Earrings: Banana Republic // Bracelets: James Avery, Ann Taylor // Rings: Madewell
Pink is definitely not the first color that comes to my mind when I think about professional clothing, but this top proves that it can easily be just as office-appropriate as (and a lot more fun than) its more muted, neutral counterparts. For me, fit is always the most important thing when I'm looking at a new item of clothing, and that's what I like best about this shirt. It's fitted, but not so much so that it gapes, which is hard to find in a button-down. My husband got it for me as a Christmas present last year, but, for some reason, this was the first time I wore it. It won't be the last!
Do you have certain colors that you tend to wear when you're going for a professional look? Do you shy away from bright shades, or are you, like me, drawn to them?
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Shirt & Shoes: J. Crew // Jeans: Madewell // Earrings: Francesca's
I have been pining for Madewell jeans ever since Lauren sent me an article about the miracles they can do for the booty. I finally took the plunge and got myself a pair last weekend, and I am in love. They really do just feel better than my other jeans. They have plenty of structure and they're comfortable enough to wear all day. It was definitely the most I've ever spent on jeans, but considering how much use I've already gotten out of them, I'm feeling great about the purchase.