Today's Everyday Fashion: The Sheath Dress

Ann Taylor sheath dress with Stella & Dot necklace
Ann Taylor white sheath dress with black boots
Banana wool coat with Ann Taylor shift dress

If I could clone this dress I would - I'd make similar ones in bright colors and patterns. I have a lot of sheath dresses in my closet, but this is the only one with sleeves. When I was shopping the other day I looked for sheath dresses with sleeves everywhere, and all I found was: 1. sweater material, 2. no shape (shift dress), 3. or stretchy material. I definitely don't want stretchy, but I still want some (structured) shape to it, and at least a quarter length sleeve (now I just sound picky). I found a few below but they still seem to be tough to find. What are the hardest dress styles to find in your experience? 

Coat: Banana Republic, $128 (similar)
Dress: Ann Taylor c/o (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Boots: Cynthia Rowley/TJ Maxx, $80 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (samesame)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Boots are 4 years ago. Purse is 2 years ago. Coat, necklace and dress are 1 year ago.

Dresses with sleeves on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Wedding Dress Shopping

Inspiration: Collage Vintage via WWW

Inspiration: Collage Vintage via WWW

Pink wool coat, gray button front, black jeans

One idea for wearing pastel pieces in the winter: mix them with darker colors. I like a soft contrast though, which is why I went for these jeans and this top, both which are such a soft black they're almost gray. They look great against the lighter neutrals like taupe and blush pink and create a soft transition that's still seasonally appropriate.   

Coat: ASOS c/o ShopStyle
Top: MJR Sales c/o (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: American Eagle, $37
Shoes: Banana Republic, $75 (similar, similar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 6 years ago. Top is 3 years ago. Purse is 1.5 years ago. Jeans and coat are recent.

Speaking of gorgeous neutrals, I'm so excited to share my wedding dress shopping journey on the Collection Bridal blog this week! Read my guest post here and see photos of the first dresses I tried on. Also check out their Vera Wang trunk show this weekend if you're local! 

Today's Everyday Fashion: REEDS Holiday Memories

Inspiration: Instagram legallyilnz

Inspiration: Instagram legallyilnz

Red plaid with sequins, black wool coat
Holiday outfit: red plaid with gold sequins
Michael Kors watch and bracelet

Hot cocoa, ice skating, the smell of fresh pine, red plaid and sequins: just a few of my favorite things for the holidays! I was inspired to combine the last two (red plaid and sequins) in a festive look for today's post with REEDS Jewelers. My inspiration is perfectly demonstrating how to wear this look with tights, and I could see this combo working with pretty much any plaid colors.     

Today's festive look marks the launch of something exciting - REEDS $500 Holiday Memories Giveaway. To enter, create a Pinterest board titled “My REEDS Holiday Memories” and then submit your entry here. The contest ends January 1. I’m not eligible to win, however, I created my own Pinterest board to share some favorite holiday outfits, décor and more. Click the image below (or here) to view and pin from my board.

I also teamed up with REEDS to feature this gorgeous gold Michael Kors bracelet. It’s the perfect pairing with my watch from 4 Christmases ago, and one of my favorite kinds of gifts to give and receive this holiday season. What are some of your favorite things about the holidays? Leave links to your holiday Pinterest boards in the comments – I’d love to see them!

Top: Old Navy, $17 (similar, similar)
Coat: Banana Republic, $128 (similar, similar)
Skirt: New York & Co, $25 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Chinese Laundry c/o (samesimilarsimilar)
Watch: Michael Kors, Christmas gift (similar)
Bracelet: REEDS Jewelers c/o
Approx. dates: Watch and skirt are 4 years ago. Coat, shoes and top are 1 year ago. Bracelet is new.

Today’s post is brought to you by REEDS Jewelers. All opinions and editorial decisions are my own. Thanks for reading!