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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Mad About Plaid

I don't wear a lot of suits these days. Corporate attire has gotten a lot more casual over the years, and my job instituted a "jeans" dress code; however, I'm generally on the dressy side at work. Part of the reason is I'm not going to stop wearing my existing wardrobe to accommodate the new dress code, and I actually like being "dressed up." It makes me feel more professional and productive.

I got these awesome cropped plaid pants and blazer from Nordstrom - they're from the Nordstrom private label "Halogen." I wore this look to work earlier in the week and felt very "boss-like."

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Make a Statement!

It has gotten pretty cold recently, and in the interest of "staying fashionable," it's critical to invest in statement outerwear to still look cute while staying warm. Whether it's a pop of color, an interesting pattern, or a cool fabric - a statement coat is such an easy way to liven up the landscape.

I saw an ad for this coat, and the model looked so good in it, I said to myself, "Ooooh, I have to get that." But I have several coats, and did I really need to add another piece to my wardrobe? NO! But then the Black Friday sales rolled around and everything was on sale for 50% off.


Know When to Walk Away

Red is such a striking color, but for some reason I don't have enough of it in my wardrobe. Last Sunday, the weather in the northeast was extremely mild, so I took advantage of it and threw on my faux leather shorts, red blazer, and red boots.

Red is such a hard color to match up, but the boots and blazer look like they were meant to be together.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

What I Wore This Week

As I continue to reluctantly embrace the changing weather, I’m still taking the opportunity to incorporate autumnal colors into the mix whenever possible. If you’re in the northeast, take a look around at the changing landscape – it’s giving cues as to which colors are great for this time of year.

This past Tuesday, on election day, I wore black – not necessarily a fall color, but a definite “power color.” I purchased this maxi dress from Express a while back. The material is a little on the thin side, so I layered a pair of leggings underneath and wore OTK leather and stretch fabric boots to make it more weather-appropriate. I topped it off with my faux patent leather and fur jacket from Asos. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Embracing Autumn

With the exception of the transition from winter to spring, I am generally not a fan of the changing seasons. I prefer the warmer weather and I'm always sad to see the summer bid us farewell, but I do enjoy the colors and textures of the fall.

Instead of taking a "glass half empty" approach I've been trying to focus on the benefits of autumn - the days when the temperatures are perfect, the beautiful colors of the trees, and the ability to add knits, leathers, suedes, furs, and tweeds into the mix. When appropriate, I'm still trying to keep my "year-round" pieces in the rotation and I'm trying to continue wearing my lighter-weight pieces by layering them.

For me, the fall and winter are all about statement outerwear, and over the knee boots with jeans and blazers, and other statement footwear. Here are a few of my recent fall outfits...

Gold leather moto jacket from Bebe (a few years old), statement loafers, and a statement clutch.



Fur vest and faux leather dress with OTK leather and fabric boots.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Shop Your Closet!

Last Saturday, I attended a Philly Fashion Week show. I'm proud of myself because I shopped my closet and remixed a couple of pieces to create a new look.

I layered my lack polka dot sheer dress underneath a faux leather skirt from Banana Republic that I bought a couple of years ago.


 I threw on on a fascinator.

Friday, October 5, 2018

OTK Embellished Boots

So I bought these lovely Sam Edelman over-the-knee boots with flower embroidery earlier this year at the end of the winter season. I got them for a fraction of their original price and I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to wear them more consistently. You know how much I love a good sale and I rely on what I call the “On/Off” strategy to score great deals. I like to make purchases when they’re “on” sale or “off” season.  It’s not an earth-shattering strategy, but it can be quite effective when you’re  looking to catch a great deal. One of the risks is your size is no longer available, but in some cases the reward is worth the risk.