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

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Bow Blouse

Bow blouse , pencil skirt, maroon cardigan
Maroon cardigan, pencil skirt, bow blouse
Original post: first, last

Original post: first, last

This is my favorite kind of work look. Preppy neutrals, bow blouse, knee length pencil skirt and a structured bag. In fact, this bow blouse is one of my very favorite tops in my closet.  I shared two more ideas from the past couple years above, and shopping options for bow blouses under $100 below.  Would you ever wear a bow blouse? 

Sweater: Banana Republic, $22 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Top: Banana Republic, $40
Skirt: J.Crew Factory, $35
Shoes: Nine West c/o (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Vince Camuto, $112 (also here)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 1, 2
Approx. dates: Top, cardigan and shoes are 2 years ago. Skirt and purse are recent.

Bow blouses under $100