Today's Everyday Fashion: True Story

 
Cognac leather jacket, pocket front skirt
Cognac leather jacket, pocket front skirt, Stella & Dot Ezra
Cargo skirt, Stella & Dot Covet cognac purse
Inspiration: Stella & Dot

Inspiration: Stella & Dot

 

Neutrals are easy... all of them should just automatically "match," right? I recently got schooled on this, because this outfit took so many attempts! I am all about the inspiration outfit and wanted to create something similar, but it wound up being quite the puzzle. Maybe neutrals give you too many options, thus making it harder to narrow down? I can't say for sure, but I do know that I'm happy with the end result. (I will definitely keep tinkering with it, but the other looks I tried also don't hold a candle to this one.) Neutrals... not always as easy as they look!

Jacket: Wilson's Leather, $150
Tee: Urban Outfitters, $24 (similar)
Skirt: LOFT, $14 (similar, similar, similarsimilar)
Belt: Limited, $15 (similar, similarsimilar)
Shoes: Dolce Vita, $50 (same, same)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes are 2 years ago. Skirt, belt, and tee are 1 year ago. Jacket, purse are recent.

 
Cognac leather jacket, pocket front skirt, Stella & Dot Ezra
Cargo skirt, Stella & Dot Covet cognac purse
 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Winter White

 
Inspiration: Getty via Harper's Bazaar

Inspiration: Getty via Harper's Bazaar

Ivory coat, sweater, and jeans
Ivory coat, sweater, jeans
Ivory coat, sweater and jeans
 

Wearing bright colors is arguably my favorite, but there's something just as appealing about monochromatic outfits, too! All-white/ivory feels crisp and fresh, no matter the season. Inspired by the celebrity look, I paired a winter white coat, turtleneck and jeans, with cognac boots and purse. It's an unexpected but totally welcome color combo in the winter months. Check out another way I wore it last winter, here.

Sweater: Kohl's c/o, $13
Jeans: Express, $37 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Coat: Banana Republic, $130 (similar below)
Boots: Steve Madden c/o Shoebuy (same)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similarsimilar)
Sunglasses:  Jessica Simpson c/o Ross, $10 (same, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Coat is 8 years ago. Purse and jeans are 1 year ago. Sweater and boots are recent.

Ivory wool coats on a budget

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Today's Everyday Fashion: Blue

 
Inspiration: Stella & Dot

Inspiration: Stella & Dot

 

I would call today's look a "spring preview" but this is the weather we've been having lately! It certainly feels like spring, so I couldn't wait to give a necklace and earrings from Stella & Dot's spring collection a test drive. This look could also work with a cobalt wool coat, a cobalt pencil skirt, or white jeans for other seasons. I didn't originally intend to wear these earrings and necklace together but once they arrived I couldn't wait to try them as a combo. I love ocean blue tones on an otherwise simple look! 

Top: LOFT, $22 (similar below)
Jeans: Hudson/Nordstrom Rack, $79 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: Steve Madden c/o Ross, $25 (similar, similar)
Purse: Aldo c/o Amazon, $40 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot One, Two, Three, Four
Approx. dates: Shirt, shoes and purse are 1 year ago. Jeans are recent. Earrings and necklace are new.