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!

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Chambray Dress

Chambray dress, black leggings, riding boots
Olive military jacket, chambray dress, leggings and boots
Chambray dress, faux fur vest, riding boots

This chambray dress is the marriage of two awesome fashion things: chambray and a classic shirtdress. I'm loving it with riding boots but can also see it working with sandals this spring. It can be worn with or without the matching chambray belt (or with a leather belt instead). For additional layers to keep warm, I like it with the olive jacket, and I like the idea of a faux fur vest (however I've never been brave enough to wear this one out of the house, I think it needs to be longer and/or a different color). How would you style a chambray dress?

Dress: Sugar Love Boutique c/o, $48
Olive jacket: Gap, $52 (similar, similar)
Fur vest: MJR Sale c/o
Leggings: Lauren Conrad, $8
Boots: Michael Kors/Macy's, $225
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similarsimilar, similar)
Approx. dates: Vest and purse are 3 years ago. Olive jacket is 2 years ago. Leggings, boots are recent. Dress is new.

Faux fur vests on a budget