Today's Everyday Fashion: Shopping Lately

Inspiration: People

Inspiration: People

J.Crew front pocket jeans with white button front
Source: My Daily

Source: My Daily

These J.Crew jeans first made an appearance on the blog here. While I'm loving the front view (my goal to re-create this Elle McPherson look was finally realized, plus does anyone remember this Gwyneth moment from 2002?!), the pockets on my back side were all sorts of wrong so I very sadly took them back. Over time, I've realized that back pockets look best on me when they sit low and are wider versus being small and placed higher up. There are lots of brands I've tried on that just don't look right, and I try to use that knowledge to save time when trying things on. What types of back pockets work best for you?

Jeans: J.Crew, $139 (with coupon code)
Top: Gap, old (similar, similar)
Shoes: Steve Madden, $60
Approx. dates: Top is 5 years ago. Shoes are recent. 

WHBM holiday looks

Dress  /  Top & Skirt  /  Dress  /  Dress

Also - I love this time of year and how many holiday outfits are in stores right now. The window display at White House Black Market caught my eye the other day and I couldn't wait to try these on. The red is cute but not the best shade for my complexion. This black skirt is SO fun (it's huge!) and also comes in red. The silver dress is probably my favorite, it's got sort of a shimmery tweed quality in person. And I love the stud design on the last one. I'll be sharing LOTS more holiday outfit ideas in the coming weeks!

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Poncho

Cowl neck sweater, olive jacket, distressed jeans
H&M camel poncho sweater
ASOS anorak with cowl neck sweater and distressed jeans
H&M poncho with Sperrys

I wore this outfit in NYC for a casual sightseeing day. Our first stop was MoMa to see Van Gogh's The Starry Night in person (I was so excited - see my pic on Instagram) as well as a wide range of popular works by Dali, Picasso and Warhol (to name a few). The rest of the day included shopping, a stop at Rockefeller to see the tree, and a walk through Times Square. My Sperrys got pretty dirty but they were really comfortable for walking all day, and the grey athletic socks I added for extra warmth were just the ticket. This jacket is somewhat lightweight, but layering the two sweaters kept me plenty warm, especially with the big cowl neck on the poncho. I've always loved poncho sweaters like these and have a few from years past, so I felt like this one would make a great addition to my closet. It's now sold out online, so check out more under $100 options below if you like this style!

Poncho: H&M, $30 (sold out)
Jeans: American Eagle, $37
Shoes: Sperry/Macy's, $45
Coat: ASOS c/o ShopStyle, $73
Gloves: Etienne Aigner, old (similarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors, $111
Approx. dates: Gloves and underneath sweater are 7 years ago. Purse, coat, shoes and jeans are recent. Poncho is new.

Ponchos under $100

Today's Everyday Fashion: NYC

Wool cape, plaid scarf, riding boots for NYC
Gray sweater, black jeans and cognac riding boots
Joie navy cape, Michael Kors riding boots

Life in NYC could not be more different than my life in suburban Florida: riding the subway, surrounded by concrete, miles of walking everyday, and it's at least 30 degrees colder this time of year. I'm not used to putting looks like these together and for the most part I walk around NYC feeling like I have "tourist" stamped on my forehead (a street style/trend hunter asked to take some photos of this outfit which helped me feel a little less touristy). What I definitely had going for me was comfort. I walked more than 20 miles in these boots during my stay and they were awesome. This coat is incredibly warm, as are my trusty cashmere-lined gloves. That day I had a work lunch, a little sightseeing, and dinner at Dos Caminos. Tomorrow I'll share another NYC outfit, and later this week I'll share a budget update including details on many of the items I'm wearing today! 

Coat: Joie c/o ShopStyle
Sweater: Banana Republic, $28
Jeans: American Eagle, $37
Boots: Michael Kors/Macy's, $225
Gloves: Etienne Aigner, old (similar, similar)
Scarf: Banana Republic, $23
Purse: Michael Kors, $111
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 123
Approx. dates: Gloves are 7 years ago. Coat, jeans, purse, and boots are recent. Sweater, scarf are new.

Plaid scarves under $60