WORK STYLE: COZY TURTLENECK AND WINE LACE SKIRT

Friday, November 18, 2016

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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.

work style, office style, petite fashion, fall fashion, 9to5, office outfit, business casual, feminine work style, dressy, lace skirt, midi skirt, jcrew, h&m, petite style, petite style studio, affordable style, easy style, fashion over 40This classic camel turtleneck is incredibly warm, especially if you layer it over a tissue turtleneck. I grab as many tissue turtlenecks as I can each Fall because they are a life-saver for wearing under wool fabrics if you have sensitive skin. You can see my blush tissue turtleneck peeking out from under the turtleneck in some of the pics. I also love wearing these under button-downs for a polished and warm work outfit. It's an easy way to do some easy pattern mixing - for example a navy/white striped tissue turtleneck layered under a navy/white gingham shirt.  

On the itchiness scale, this wool blend sweater ranks fairly well. I almost always layer under wool, and with this one I could have gone without the base layer if I had wanted to. I also really like the fit of this sweater. I bought the Petite XS (if you have a smaller bust you could size down for a close fit). I find Petite XXS to be too tight in the chest area so I opt for XS in J.Crew petite tops.

This lace skirt is from a recent H&M haul. H&M is really doing it for me right now with their Fall collection. I found so many things there last week and have linked several of my finds in this post, like this pretty white pleated midi and this gorgeous forest green textured dress, which I plan to wear a lot over the upcoming holidays. Makes a nice change from all the red I also plan to wear a lot of!


The length of this skirt is ideal for work - doesn't hike up to above the knees when you sit. I love that midis are trendy right now because this length just adds elegance to any look. You'll notice there's a half-lining on the skirt - it's lined down to a couple of inches above the knee (on me). With the addition of opaque tights these lace skirts will be perfect for winter. I couldn't find this particular one online but if you like it you might be able to find one at a local H&M. I linked this blush lace pencil skirt instead if you want an online option - so perfect for the office. It would be so pretty paired with this sweater and this gorgeous cream coat for only around $100 if you like a soft monochromatic color palette. PS: the coat looks much more classic and feminine in real life than it does on the model online.

TURTLENECK: J.CREW | SKIRT: H&M, N/A online but SIMILAR | SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER | SHOES: MIU MIU old, SIMILAR | BAG: MARC JACOBS

Thanks for reading! Sorry my posting has been a little sporadic recently - with the holidays and also just life, things have gotten a little busy but I'm doing my best to keep sharing my outfits at least once a week! Black Friday sales are ON big time right now so this is a great time to get your holiday shopping, and of course shopping for yourself, done! I'll try to post some of my favorite festive finds under $100 next week so do check back if you have some time this week. My red cashmere coat from last week, which you can see here, is currently 30% off with code FESTIVE (also comes in camel if you prefer that!) And last but not least, Happy Friday! xo

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