Friday, December 19, 2014

Gold Rush

Just a casually festive outfit for the upcoming holidays -- with decorations in the background to boot! Have a great weekend, everyone!
chain necklace, camel sweater, tweed skirt, tweed clutch, leopard flats
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Ann Taylor estate shimmer (similar - 50% off w/code WINTER50; similar)
sweater: Tory Burch Deanna (similar - extra 40% off w/code WRAP; similar - on sale)
top: Ann Taylor jewel neck long sleeve tee (sold here - 50% off w/code WINTER50)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos; similar)
skirt: Zara fantasy mini (similar; similar)
tights: Gap opaque (similar)
clutch: Ann Taylor tweed (similar; similar)
shoes: Nine West Shindig (sold here - on sale; similar - on sale)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Navy / Plaid / Graphic Tee

Today's navy + plaid + graphic tee combo is inspired by Marissa Webb. I usually steer away from wearing navy and black together (hard to differentiate between the two colors sometimes), but really liked how my last outfit turned out. As for today's look? I'll give myself an A for effort... probably should've swapped out the faux leather pants for jeans instead.
navy peacoat, plaid shirt, graphic tee, faux leather pants, cognac brown tote
navy peacoat, plaid shirt, graphic tee, faux leather pants, cognac brown tote
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
shirt: J.Crew perfect shirt in ivory tartan (similar - 30% off w/code JINGLE; similar)
top: Old Navy "live laugh love" graphic tee (this season's sold here, here - both extra 30% off w/code DASHER)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos; similar)
pants: Blank NYC faux leather skinny (sold here)
bag: J.Crew Downing tote (sold here - extra 30% off w/code JINGLE)
shoes: Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Zappos / Lord & Taylor)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fall to Winter Transition

A lot of my outfits look pretty similar to one another, ie: swap an item for another here, add accessories there. It may not seem like it because I space them apart in my blog posts (sometimes intentional, sometimes not.) So unless an outfit is an all-time fav of someone's, I doubt most people will notice.
warm weather vs. cold weather
[left outfit]: details here / [right outfit]: details below

I took an outfit from earlier this fall and swapped out the light layers for a thicker sweater. Both are business casual work appropriate -- practically the same, but different enough -- with the former being menswear-inspired and the latter giving off a preppy casual vibe.

Apparently I also unintentionally recycle odd poses. What were the chances that two outfits worn weeks apart were taken with my left arm in the air, right arm on my bag, and legs crossed?
gray cowl sweater, striped button up shirt, blue suede pumps
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
shirt: Ann Taylor striped perfect button down (this season's sold here - 40% off)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos; similar)
pants: Ann Taylor ponte skinny ankle (sold here - 40% off)
bag: Chanel reissue in 226 (buy pre-owned; similar - 30% off)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Classic

I wear variations of today's outfit year-round. For warmer weather days, a striped tee + shorts + sandals are a no-frills, easy combination. In cold weather, swap out the tee for a sweater, shorts for jeans, sandals for suede ankle boots, and layer a navy peacoat for additional warmth. Voila! A put-together outfit that will stand the test of time.
navy peacoat, striped sweater, cognac brown tote, brown suede ankle boots
navy peacoat, striped sweater, cognac brown tote
navy peacoat, striped sweater, cognac brown tote, brown suede ankle boots
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar) 
lips: MAKE silk lipstick cream in taffy (sold here)
coat: J.Crew Majesty peacoat (this season's sold here, here - both 30% off w/code GIVETHIS)
sweater: Ann Taylor striped mock neck (sold here - $27.50 w/code MERRY)
bag: J.Crew Downing tote (sold here - extra 30% off w/code GIVETHIS)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Double the Checks

My obsession with gingham has finally waned. Taking its place are larger check patterns, ie: buffalo check (shirt below, ordered pants to try), Burberry-esque (scarf below), a mix of plaid with buffalo check (shirt here). Perhaps due to a few unseasonal winter-like days, I've been gravitating towards flannel fabric often, and as a result, been quite picky about the pattern as well as the fabric.

Speaking of flannel, I recently discovered microfleece sheets, which are amazing to sleep in! I stumbled upon them by accident and was sold when a few reviewers preferred them over even flannel sheets. I don't have trouble sleeping, but do sometimes get cold periodically throughout the night. We've been using regular ol' cotton sheets and just doubling up on blankets once temperatures drop. The microfleece sheets have been a life changer. Seriously.
checked scarf, lilac leather jacket, buffalo checked shirt
checked scarf, lilac leather jacket, buffalo checked shirt
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Zara two-tone checked (recent - may still be in stores; similar)
jacket: Balenciaga original moto leather jacket in parme (sold here; similar - on sale)
shirt: Zara checked shirt with pocket (sold here; similar - 50% off; similar)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos; similar)
pants: Ann Taylor ponte skinny ankle (sold here)
bag: Chanel reissue in 226 (buy pre-owned; similar - 40% off)
shoes: Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Zappos / Lord & Taylor)
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