Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fair Isle

Sweater Dress: Vineyard Vines, Shirt: J.Crew similar, Boots: similar

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Stepping it up

 At the steeps of one of UNCG's oldest buildings on a sunny sunny day. I think its great to try to mix in pieces of your spring and summer wardrobe into winter, this is one of my favorite spring skirts and I put some tights and a sweater on and made it work for winter. Sweater: J.Crew in many colors, Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar), Shoes: Jessica Simpson they are actually very uncomfortable I would recommend Cole Hann, Necklace: J.Crew Factory (similar).

Friday, January 17, 2014

5 Shirts to add a new layer to your wardrobe

A classic chambray popover will easily be parred with many things you already own. Put it under any sweater simple, bulky, or patterned and add depth to your outfit with the extra layer. You can also wear it on its own with a fun necklace with a colored jean or leggings or tuck it into a fun patterned skirt. From J.Crew for $78.

 I am in love with this black and white polka-dot popover. It is so adorable and can also be put under sweaters solid or bulky and could even be pared with a pattern but be a little careful with that don't go to wild. Put it with a great pencil skirt you already have and you have a great work look. Also you can wear it under a solid color work dress and make it office appropriate and roll up the sleeve for a cute and put together look. Available at J.Crew Factory for $45.
 For any business women this striped tuxedo style blouse will add to many looks for your wardrobe. Wear it under a suit jacket or great cardigan for work, or also under any sleeveless dress to make it wearable for those cold winter days, I personally love shirts under dresses I think it looks so put together. To wear it on the weekend just throw a solid sweater over it and wear a pair for jeans to get the most use out of this great shirt from whitehouseblackmarket for $78
 Who doesn't love a pop of pattern? I love this classic pink oxford shirt with a patterned cuff and under collar. Wear it by itself or under a sweater or cardigan to add some fun when you cuff the arm. Great for work or the weekend. From C Wonder for $68 and comes in other colors.
A great classic silk blouse can go so far when it comes to making outfits. This top has a roll-able sleeve so you can wear it year around it comes in several colors so you can choose what works best for you. Under a dress patterned or solid or with a skirt or under a blazer for work or with a pair of jeans with a necklace for the weekend or going out you will wear it more then you think. From Ann Taylor for $98.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

When in Doubt put a Bow on it

 Statement necklaces are very in right now but that can get a little boring to wear every day I love to mix it up with a fun bow top that really makes a statement. Sweater: J.Crew, Top: old (similar) Pant: J.Crew, Flat: Steve Madden (similar)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Muffs and Mittens

Winter is all about accessories because there is only so much you can do with sweaters and coats. I love wearing my Lilly Pulitzer ear muffs and mittens with an outfit to make it more interesting and the keep me warm so what more can a girl really ask for? Muffs and Mittens:Lilly Pulitzer (similar similar), Sweater:Lilly  Pulitzer (similar), Skirt vineyard vines, Shoes: tory burch

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Layers of Neutrals

I love wearing tights and boots with dresses in the winter it is one of my go to looks. This is one of my favorite day dresses because it is so comfortable by C&C California (Similar), Boot socks: made from cut off sleeves from a sweater I bought at good will this is how I make all of my boot socks, Scarf: Hermes, very old.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Bundlel Up: My 5 Favorite Winter Coats

It is always great to invest in one really nice expensive coat that will last for a long time if taken care of well a wool coat can last 20 years easily. This classic J.Crew coat comes in navy, camel, ivory, maroon and bright red. It is a nice thick lined wool that will keep you very warm and has seaming in all the right places to make it look like you still have a figure under this large warm coat. At $365 it is a great investment (remember students always get a 15% discount) and comes in 00-16 at J.Crew

This coat makes such a fun statement but at the same time can go with about everything in your closet. Its bold checker reminds me of the Louis Vuitton spring 2013 which I loved but can not afford, but this coat is only $85. Comes in sizes s-l at goodnightmacaroon

A bright fun coat like this pink one is needed in every women's wardrobe, I love pink but a bright cobalt blue, yellow, or green are also great choices. I like this coat particularly because there is a seam at the waist that goes all the way around so you don't lose your shape and there is an adorable bow at the waist that really makes it a special coat. It comes in yellow, pink, and blue this coat is on sale for $188 at goodnightmacaroon

A great and inexpensive coat that you will get a lot of use out of. It has a detachable faux fur collar and comes in camel and navy. I love how it flares from the waist so you can still see your figure which so many winter coats just mask and make us look like men and is great to wear with dresses. Comes in sizes s-xl and is only 38.99 at brashycouture

A great cape is always fun to have to mix things up this one has a nice ivory-and-black gingham print that makes it easy to pair with everything. It is on sale for $30 and comes in s-l at such a great deal it is hard to pass up at modcloth.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Setting My Sights on 2014

There is no better way to bring in the new year then looking forward to the next year of amazing times and memories ahead of us. Shirt J.Crew Factory (Shirt), Sweater: J.Crew (Sweater other colors available) , Jeans: Seven for all Mankind Jean, Flats: Tory Burch(similar), Bag: Michael Kors (bag), Watch: Michael Kors (Similar), Bracelets: Pearl, I spent a lot of time picking out this pearl bracelet because so many of them are impossible to put on by yourself and I love the very strong decorative magnetic clasp and the large freshwater pearls (pearls)