Today's Everyday Fashion: I Finally Figured Out This Band Jacket

 
Band jacket outfit
Band jacket outfit
Band jacket outfit
Band jacket outfit
 

This jacket has been mocking me for months. It sat in my closet, daring me to wear it, and frustrating me to no end as I kept trying it on with different things but nothing ever looked right! I even ordered several tops and dresses specifically for it, but to no avail. I finally marched into my closet this week, determined not to leave until I figured it out and the right solution was there all along: a top I've had for 8 years, my favorite skinny jeans, and two-toned mules. The even better part? We've got cold weather forecasted for the weekend so the timing is perfect. I'm glad I stuck with it and kept trying - this jacket looks super luxe (it was a great deal) and I really like the band jacket trend. Is this is a trend you would wear? 

Jacket: NM Last Call, $72 (similar below)
Top: Banana Republic, $35
Jeans: Nordstrom, $78
Shoes: The Fix c/o Amazon, $85
Purse: Aldo/Amazon, $40 (similarsimilar)
Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe, $4 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Top is 8 years ago. Purse is 1 year ago. Jacket, shoes, jeans are last 6 months. 

 
Inspiration: Burberry via Gilt

Inspiration: Burberry via Gilt

 
Band jackets on a budget

Target (plus)  /  boohoo  /  boohoo  /  Asos
Banana Republic  /  Gap  /  Gap  /  TJ Maxx
New York & Co (plus, petite)  /  New York & Co  /  boohoo

Today's Everyday Fashion: Happy Holidays!

 
Red bow top, plaid skirt, jeweled velvet belt
Red bow top, plaid skirt, jeweled velvet belt
Red bow top, plaid skirt, jeweled velvet belt
Red bow top, plaid skirt, jeweled velvet belt
Red bow top, plaid skirt, jeweled velvet belt
Red bow top, plaid skirt, jeweled velvet belt
 

I've had holiday outfits on the brain so much lately, and thought why not sprinkle them throughout the month of December, rather than wait and share them all at the end of the month?! This festive look is at the very top of my list to wear for Christmas. I also wore this plaid skirt last year, but love the addition of a new jeweled belt (an item you're going to see a lot of in upcoming holiday outfit!s), as well as the red bow top (insert heart eye emojis) even more. I'm throughly enjoying this holiday season so far and hope it's been a magical time of year for you, too!   

Top: Jane c/o, $17 (similar, similar, similar)
Skirt: J.Crew Factory, $40 (similar below)
Belt: Nordstrom, $35
Shoes: Betsey Johnson c/o Ross, $32 (same)
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: Stella & Dot (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes and earrings are 2-3 years ago. Skirt is 1 year ago. Belt, top and purse are recent.

 
Inspiration: Atlantic Pacific via Popsugar

Inspiration: Atlantic Pacific via Popsugar

 

Today's Everyday Fashion: One Day, Two Outfits

 
Leopard top, pleated leather skirt
Leopard top, pleated leather skirt
Leopard top, pleated leather skirt
 

A quick post to share two outfits I wore last week. Various leopard prints with this statement necklace have been on repeat in my closet lately. On this particular day I paired it with a leather pleated skirt and ankle boots for a meeting, and then later changed to jeans and brown accessories for a casual food truck date with the hubs (below). My favorite thing about leopard is that you can wear it with both black and brown. However, seeing it in photos I think the black looks better in this case!

Top: H&M, $15 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Skirt: J.Crew c/o thredUP, $19 (samelongerburgundy, plus)
Black boots: Vince Camuto c/o HSN (similarsimilarsimilar)
White purse: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Stein Mart, $149 (same
Jeans: Nordstrom, $78
Brown boots: Sam Edelman c/o Amazon, $29 (samesame)
Brown purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Black boots and brown purse are 2 years ago. Skirt, top are 1 year ago. Jeans and brown boots are recent.

 
Leopard top, skinny jeans
Leopard top, skinny jeans
Leopard top, skinny jeans