Today's Everyday Fashion: Lace Up Boots

Navy coat, plaid scarf, lace up boots
Plaid Banana scarf, H&M jeans, ALDO boots

My inspiration is proving that it's possible to look adorable even while bundled up in the freezing cold. And I'm showing how to get that look for less - aka totally free by using what you already have in your closet. I tried black jeans like hers first but it felt too flat, so I went with blue jeans. The end result feels comfy and warm and perfect for staying stylish this winter!

Coat: MJR Sales c/o (similarsimilarsimilar
Scarf: Banana Republic, $23 (similarsimilar, similar)
Jeans: H&M, $32 (similarsimilar)
Boots: ALDO, $75
Purse: Emma Fox c/o Ross, $60 (similar)
Approx. dates: Boots are 4 years ago. Coat and purse are 3 years ago. Jeans are 2 years ago. Scarf is recent.

Lace up boots on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Spring Preview

Already excited for spring
Stella & Dot Tropicana

I'm just a tad excited for spring! I recently got these necklaces and wanted to chronicle some initial ideas for wearing them when the weather warms up. First is one of my favorite color combos - pink and purple. l love the lavender parts of this necklace and wanted to highlight them by pairing it with more lavender.  

Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Cardigan: Gap (similar, similar)
Tunic: boutique (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Tunic is 3 years ago. Sweater is 2 years ago. Necklace is new.

Stella & Dot Riviera

They paired this necklace with blush pink in the catalog and I was instantly sold. I tried it with an old pink dress. Even with all those ruffles, I'm a fan of layering on a gorgeous necklace like this. The leather petals come off so you can wear it with or without.

Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Dress: boutique (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Dress is 3 years ago. Necklace is new.

Stella & Dot Havana

This necklace has two different lengths and you can also remove some of the white pieces to make it shorter. White necklaces work well with prints as I'm demonstrating here. I also wore this necklace in recent posts here and here

Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Blazer: Banana Republic, $35 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Top: LOFT (similar)
Approx. dates: Top is 3 years ago. Blazer is 1 year ago. Necklace is recent.

Look for less: floral blouse

Inspiration: Nordstrom, $228  /  Sanctuary, $42 (also here)
Shoptiques, $94  /  Boden, $69  /  Wallis, $54

Continuing the spring theme, this next photo is a reader request via email. Maddie found her inspiration (top left) via Instagram "liketoknowit"/@sophieelkus. The top is $228 and way out of her budget, so I found 4 similar options under $100! 

Express white floral print

Top  /  Scarf
Shoes  /  Top

Last but not least - have you guys seen this print at Express yet? I love it. What prints, colors or accessories are you most excited about for spring?

Today's Everyday Fashion: Boy Clothes

Inspiration: Sole Society

Inspiration: Sole Society

Her jeans appear to be boy jeans. And my shirt is in fact a boy shirt - my fiance gave it to me when it shrank. My jeans as pictured were fresh out of the dryer so not nearly as roomy as hers, but by the end of the day I had a nice baggy look going (they are "boyfriend" style), and the mens watch was the icing on the cake. A ladylike purse and heels balances it out and adds a little feminine appeal, but the boy elements just might be my favorite!

Blazer: C. Wonder c/o
Top: H&M, hand me down from JJ (similarsimilar, similar)
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind c/o Shop It To Me (similar, similar)
Shoes: DNA Footwear c/o
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (same)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift (same)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Rings: My Stella & Dot, INPINK, INPINK
Approx. dates: Jeans and purse are 2 years ago. Blazer is 1 year ago. Purse and shoes are recent. Earrings and some rings are new.