Today's Everyday Fashion: Mixing Opposites

Black leather jacket, tweed skirt, over the knee boots
Black leather jacket, tweed skirt, over the knee boots
Black leather jacket, tweed skirt
Inspiration: Laer Brand

Inspiration: Laer Brand


What I love about this outfit is the juxtaposition of different genres. The button front shirt and tweed skirt are conservative, and the leather jacket and over the knee boots are rock n' roll. It's one of my favorite tricks for creating an outfit - mixing two opposites together!

Jacket: Victoria's Secret, $257 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Shirt: Ann Taylor c/o, old (similar, similar)
Skirt: LOFT, $36 (similar, similar)
Boots: ALDO, $199 (similarsimilar, similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similarsimilar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot, old (similar)
Approx. dates: Skirt, shirt, purse and jacket are 3 years ago. Boots are 6 months ago.


And now, something that always makes me laugh... outtakes! These are three things that don't make taking photos any easier:
1. Wind
2. My hurrr
3. Agressive rainbows! ;-)

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Plaid Scarf

Plaid scarf, navy coat, riding boots
Inspiration: JCPenney

Inspiration: JCPenney

Plaid scarf, riding boots
Plaid scarf, navy coat, riding boots

I love the meme that says "put on some gangsta rap and deal with it" and so today my saying for winter is "put on a plaid scarf and deal with it." When it's cold outside, just throw one of these puppies on over your sweater. It adds warmth, as well as an interesting pattern to your outfit. I've tried wearing them lots of ways and you really can't go wrong: draped over your shoulders, around the collar of your coat, or under a belt, like today's look. (One downside: from the back it's just a belt across your sweater, which can look a little funny.) How do you like wearing a plaid scarf?

Coat: MJR Sales c/o, old (similar, similar)
Sweater: Express, old (similar)
Scarf: Banana Republic, $23 (similarsimilar, similar)
Jeans: Express, $37
Boots: Michael Kors/Macy's, $225 (<-- on sale for $103)
Belt: American Eagle, $5 (similarsimilar
Hat: H&M, $30 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220
Approx. dates: Sweater and belt are 8 years ago. Coat is 4 years ago. Boots and scarf are 1.5 years ago. Hat and purse are 6 months ago.

Plaid scarves on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Another Day

Camel coat, black jeans, cap toe flats
Camel coat, black turtleneck
Camel coat, black jeans, cap toe flats
Inspiration: @Songofstyle via Popsugar

Inspiration: @Songofstyle via Popsugar


Another day, another coat paired with a turtleneck. At least, that's how winter feels lately! When it's cold outside I can hardly think about style, I just want to be warm and cozy. This outfit is something I would throw on to run errands while we're in freezing temps here. Unlike some winter outfits where the coat covers the cute outfit underneath, the coat pretty much makes the outfit so you can leave it on wherever you go.

Coat: HSN c/o, old (similar below)
Sweater: HSN c/o, $20 (similarsimilar)
Jeans: American Eagle, $37 (similar)
Shoes: Miss Me/Marshall's, $28 (similar, similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes and purse are 3 years ago. Jeans and coat are 1 year ago. Sweater is 6 months ago.

Coats on a budget

ASOS  /  Lord & Taylor  /  J.Crew  /  Nordstrom
ASOS  /  Missguided  /  JCPenney  /  J.Crew
Madewell  /  Gap  /  Lord & Taylor  /  LOFT