Today's Everyday Fashion: The Plaid Scarf

Inspiration: Ann Taylor

Inspiration: Ann Taylor

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Today's outfit started out much like the inspiration photo - similar color scheme, and a leopard scarf with leopard shoes. Short sleeves obviously won't cut it for colder climates though, so I added a tweed blazer and switched the shoes to cognac. All this scarf wearing reminded me that I really want a plaid scarf this winter, so I did some shopping below (my favorite is #1). Which version of today's outfit do you prefer? What kind of scarf is your favorite - plaid, leopard, cable knit, infinity, etc.?

Jacket: H&M, $60 (similar, similar, similar)
Top: Boden c/o
Skirt: Limited, $25 (similar)
Scarf: Ross c/o, old (similar, similar)
Leopard shoes: Banana Republic, $60 (similar, similar, similar)
Cognac shoes: Nine West c/o, old (similar, similar)
Purse: Limited, $23
Approx. dates: Skirt is 7 years ago, scarf and shoes are 2 years, blazer is last year, top and clutch are recent.

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Lord & Taylor  /  Dillard's  /  ASOS
Bon Ton  /  Kohl's  /  JCPenney
Macy's  /  ASOS  /  Macy's  /  Kohl's

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Best Vest

Inspiration: J.Crew Factory

Inspiration: J.Crew Factory


I am not even a little bit shy about copying this inspiration outfit down to the very last detail - I think it's perfect! If you are headed to work on a chilly day that doesn't necessitate a full winter coat, I love the idea of tossing a quilted puffer vest on, and taking it off when you arrive at the office. I also plan to wear the same plaid top + vest combo with jeans and flats for running errands soon. Would you wear today's look?

Shirt: Limited, $25 (similar, similar)
Vest: Banana Republic, $50 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Limited, $30
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, old (similar, similar)
Purse: Emma Fox c/o Ross, $60 (same, similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot, $34 (similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes and purse are two years old; shirt, vest and skirt are recent.

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Satchels Under $100
London Fog  /  XOXO  /  Tignanello
Co-Lab  /  Tommy Hilfiger  /  ALDO
Style & Co.  /  GUESS  /  Jessica Simpson

Today's Everyday Fashion: Fancy Shoes

Inspiration: Barbara Martello via Harper's Bazaar

Inspiration: Barbara Martello via Harper's Bazaar

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My brain is on vacation this weekend. I try to tell it that it's time to make outfits and it just sits there, refusing to participate. The inspiration is perfection - her darker jeans look seamless with her boots and I love the touch of fur. Whereas my jeans are more of a contrast to the boots, and they are too baggy around the ankles. I have been hunting for the perfect black boots since this October post. With a Piperlime coupon code and a $65 gift card from Christmas last year, the boots came to only $10 (or $75 without the gift card). Such a great deal and I love them but I'm disappointed that they don't work with these jeans. The jury is still out, stay tuned.... 

Jacket: Victoria's Secret, $257 (cheaper, veganvegan)
Top: Mudd c/o Kohl's, old (similar, similar)
Jeans: H&M, $32 (similar, similar, bootcut)
Belt: Forever 21, $8 (similar, similar)
Boots: Report/Piperlime, $10 (keeping?)
Purse: Michael Kors, family gift
Approx. dates: Belt is 3 years ago; jacket, top and jeans are last year, boots are new.

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BCBG, $338  --  vs.  --  Forever 21, $27.80

Also - I ordered the aforementioned F21 dress, and it does not disappoint in person! What's even better is that F21 is offering 20% off holiday party attire (which includes this dress) use code HOLIDAY20OFF through 12/2Shop the party section here

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Last but not least - I ordered the first pair of shoes from F21 and they are seriously amazing, I love the gold metal down the front of the foot. I was inspired to round up more drool-worthy t-strap shoes, perfect for the holidays!