Monday, January 16, 2017
COAT: HERE and HERE | HAT: SIMILAR | CLUTCH: SONDRA ROBERTS | JEANS: GAP | SHOES: VINCE CAMUTO | SWEATER: HERE and from J.CREW FACTORY HERE
Hounds-tooth has always been one of my favorite patterns. It has an austerity I like and pairs well with both jeans and the midi skirts I love so much. Adding a hounds-tooth coat to your wardrobe adds a little touch of sophistication for not a lot of money - this one is under $100 on sale. While I was hunting for options I found several that I love. I linked my favorites at a few different price points - grab one while you can because it won't go out of style.
Monday, January 2, 2017
COAT: J. CREW (sold out), similar HERE and HERE | SWEATER: H&M similar HERE | SKIRT: HERE and HERE | BOOTS: old SOREL similar HERE and HERE| BAG: old similar HERE or splurge HERE
Happy New Year everyone! A good and warm camel coat that works in a Boston winter has been on my list for a while. Not only is it a staple for pretty much anyone's wardrobe, it's also the perfect compliment to my usual palette of brights and prints. I've linked several cute options at a variety of price points so if you're on the hunt for a neutral winter coat that will stay in style forever, check out the options I've linked above and in the post.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
HAT: GAP | SCARF: GAP can't find online, similar HERE | SKIRT: H&M sold out online, similar HERE | BOOTS: ZARA old, similar HERE | COAT: FOREVER 21, not available online, similar HERE
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
COAT: FOREVER 21 | SWEATER: TARGET | SKIRT: TOPSHOP (on sale!)| HAT: CHARMING CHARLIE similar HERE | SHOES: IVANKA TRUMP similar HERE
For off, to all my US friends, Happy Thanksgiving weekend! I'm a serious fan of the last quarter of the year despite the tanking temps out here in Boston. Aside from the culinary indulgences and total license to chill that this weekend brings, there are also some really nice sales at all price points. I'm focusing my purchases on great sweaters and coats because nothing bores me more than wearing black outerwear all winter. So in this outfit I went with emerald and navy - two colors I love and which work so well together. My coat is only $60 at the moment and still available online.
Friday, November 18, 2016
TURTLENECK: J.CREW | SKIRT: H&M, N/A online but SIMILAR | SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER | SHOES: MIU MIU old, SIMILAR | BAG: MARC JACOBS
This Fall has been so beautiful - so many sunny days and we're still getting weather in the high 50's! It's great to not yet have to wear a coat every day. For this kind of weather, turtlenecks are always my go to and my current favorite chunky turtlenecks are hands down from J.Crew and J.Crew Factory (how cute is this red one for the holidays!). I wear them pretty liberally all Fall and Winter with pencil skirts or layered over dresses for work. They also make such a warm middle layer if you like to wear blazers to wear or on the weekend.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
COAT: J.CREW | BAG: ZARA (no longer available online it seems). Also love THIS | BOOTS: old, new HERE
Hope everyone's having a great Fall so far! Temps have been dropping gradually in Boston and it's already chilly enough to warrant wearing a coat. I love red in general but really love it when it comes to outerwear because it stands out among the mass of black coats most people tend to wear. I also find that bright colors genuinely cheer me up and on a dark winter morning, a warm and stylish red coat really helps with the mood!
Monday, November 7, 2016
SKIRT: similar HERE and HERE | TURTLENECK: ASOS | HAT: HINGE | BOOTS: VINCE CAMUTO on SALE| BAG: ZARA
My floral obsession continues ladies. As we move closer to the official start of Winter I've simply swapped out my light florals with dark ones. Honestly, I know we all use the word "obsessed" quite a bit but that's really the only description for my constant pull towards flowery prints. This particular skirt was even hanging way above my eye-level at Forever 21 but somehow it caught my attention. As is often the case with Forever items, I can't seem to find this one online but I did find 2 other very similar ones. As always with Forever, the price point and designer knock-off elements are undeniable. These floral prints remind me of this stunning Erdem floral, which is of course way beyond my budget. I'm always so happy to find inexpensive options for my work wardrobe.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
HAT: HINGE | SWEATER: similar HERE and budget version HERE | BUTTON-UP: TARGET | SKIRT: similar HERE | SHOES: similar HERE | BAG: KAYU | RINGS: FOREVER 21
For the last few weeks it's been all about soft knits for me and luckily I've been finding a ton that are both cute and affordable. If you're a fan of skirts and dresses, nothing beats the slouchy knit plus long skirt/dress combo. It's quick to throw on, warm and super comfortable. If you're more a jeans type, just swap out the skirt with jeans and you have just as chic and easy of an outfit. I included 2 simple styling tips below that you can use to style your fall knits perfectly.
I love the layering opportunities an oversize sweater gives you. Give me all the neutral, solid, non-itchy knits for this coming Winter! I couldn't find this particular one online (boo) but if you check out your local Forever 21 you might see it there. I did find a really similar one in a pretty grey online that I linked in the outfit details. A neutral solid sweater goes with anything an is perfect for showing little pops of color, like my red plaid button-down (layered under the sweater here). This marled boxy turtleneck in mauve/ivory is another soft one that doesn't irritate my skin. I'm a creature of comfort and honestly, a non-itchy sweater that drapes well can be very hard to come by so I'm happy to bring some itch-free finds to you today.
Friday, October 21, 2016
And here we are, it's party time again! I count mid-October as the official start of the holiday season. Halloween is just a few days away and seems to bring just as many adult festivities as it does kid activities. From there, Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away, and then of course Christmas and New Year's! So for me, October is the official marker of the start of the party season. In previous years I invariably went with dresses for parties of any kind but this year I'm breaking tradition and adding a new player into the mix - a sweeping skirt. I love the idea of a beautiful midi or maxi skirt that can styled easily for office parties (like here with a simple turtleneck) or done up for a more intimate night out with maybe a bustier or lacy camisole and strappy red sandals.
Friday, October 7, 2016
SKIRT: sold out, also love THIS | TURTLENECK: C/O BANANA REPUBLIC | SANDALS: VINCE CAMUTO | BAG: PRADA | SCARF: OLD similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: OLD similar HERE
Fall is in full swing! I just came down with a cold that's taking forever to kick and missed this week's blog post. I've also been slow this year with building my Fall wardrobe. As you might know about me, I live in dresses and skirts. And I don't plan to give them up in Fall or Winter. My wardrobe strategy for these two seasons tends to be focused on figuring out how to wear summer pieces and still be warm. But there's one piece I always get new in the Fall and that's a great quality wool turtleneck. In previous years I've stuck with Club Monaco turtlenecks but this year I ventured out of my routine and grabbed this grey thin-knit merino wool one.