Today's Everyday Fashion: NYC Recap

 
Inspiration: Harper's Bazaar

Inspiration: Harper's Bazaar

 
 
Navy blazer, black skinny jeans
Navy blazer, black skinny jeans
Navy blazer, black skinny jeans
Navy blazer, black skinny jeans
 

If I look a little less than chipper in today's photos it's because I was SO cold, you guys!! This is the last outfit we shot during our trip to NYC (see full recap below), and it was such a blustery day that I only had it on long enough to snap a couple photos (< 10 minutes, I am such a Floridian). My shirt was riding up much higher than I realized, probably due to the fact that my entire body was numb from the cold, but I still love this supermodel-inspired idea for a day in NYC. It's simple and chic and details like the gold buttons, ornate belt and buckle boots make it so fun. Would you wear a navy and black look?

Blazer: Banana Republic c/o thredUP, $48 (similar below)
Top: H&M, $10 (similar, plus)
Jeans: American Eagle, $41
Boots: Report/Piperlime, $10 (same, similar, similar)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off 5th, $288 (similar, similar)
Sunglasses: Express, $25 (similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Boots are 4 years ago. Purse, top and jeans are 1 year ago. Blazer, sunglasses are 6 months ago.

Navy double breasted blazer

Today's Everyday Fashion: Pink Jeans Holiday

 
Pink jeans, off shoulder sweater, sequin clutch, beanie
Pink jeans, off shoulder sweater, beanie
Pink jeans, off shoulder sweater, sequin clutch, beanie
Pink jeans, off shoulder sweater, sequin clutch, beanie
 
 
Inspiration: Anthropologie

Inspiration: Anthropologie

 

I try all kinds of crazy outfit combinations in my closet - many which never see the light of day, or get posted here. My first instinct with today's look is that is was unrealistic and I shouldn't post it - I mean what weather calls for a fuzzy hat, but then bare shoulders and peep toes, right?! Except, I think, that's the appeal of any off-shoulder sweater: the juxtaposition of cozy + bits of skin showing next to one another. Also, this is literally how we do holiday here in Florida! I would wear this to an outdoor holiday party at someone's house in a heartbeat. The fuzzy hat and sequin purse are so festive, but then it's also weather appropriate (plus you could easily switch to closed-toed boots and add a coat if it's really cold). I'm glad I gave pink jeans for the holidays a try, it may just be my new favorite thing!

Sweater: Kohl's c/o, $28 (similar below)
Jeans: boutique c/o (similar, similar, similar)
Boots: Carlos Santana c/o, $59 (same, similar)
Hat: Kohl's c/o, $11 (similar)
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Approx. dates: Hat is 2 years ago. Sweater, boots are 1 year ago. Jeans are 6 months ago. Purse is recent.

Off shoulder sweaters on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Ribbon Pin

 
Tweed jacket, red, white and blue outfit
Tweed jacket, red, white and blue outfit
Tweed jacket, red, white and blue outfit
Tweed jacket, red, white and blue outfit
 
 
Inspiration: GUCCI One, Two, Three

Inspiration: GUCCI One, Two, Three

 

Has a style item ever reminded you of something, but then you couldn't place what it was? That's me with this ribbon pin I spotted on Nordstrom.com; I knew it felt familiar, and that I really liked it. I connected the dots later that it's an uncanny match to the trim that Gucci uses on many of their current items. It's truly a designer look for a less, and I'm all about it! This $29 ribbon pin can be clipped or pinned on, and instantly spruces up old items I've had for years. Don't you love when an accessory packs so much punch and has the ability to make an old outfit look new?!

Jacket: Zara, $79 (similar below)
Ribbon pin: Nordstrom, $29
Top: J.Crew c/o thredUP, $24 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Levi's c/o Amazon, $37
Shoes: Chinese Laundry c/o Ross, $23 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Stella & Dot, old (similar, similar)
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot and similar
Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe, $4
Approx. dates: Purse is 4 years ago. Shoes are 3 years ago. Top, jacket are 1 year ago. Jeans are recent, ribbon brooch is new.

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The Genius Way to Get Your Holiday Dresses For Less

Today’s post is brought to you by thredUP. All clothing selections, opinions, and editorial decisions are solely my own. 

 
Secondhand finds: red Parker dress

Parker dress

Secondhand finds: black Tobi dress

Tobi dress

Secondhand finds: David Meister dress

David Meister dress

Secondhand finds: Trina Turk dress

Trina Turk dress

 

The holidays always present quite the style predicament: there are so many occasions for party dresses, but they are expensive and only get worn once, condemned to sit in your closet the rest of the year. What’s a girl to do? Enter one of my favorite resources – thredUP, the world’s largest online thrift store, and an amazing place to get your holiday dresses for less!

Even if secondhand is not usually your thing, consider how well it works for the holidays. Many dresses listed are NWT (new with tags), but also they are often only worn for a few hours and then never worn again, so it makes so much sense. Why not get your holiday dresses from a rotating closet shared with several thousand of your closest girlfriends?! It’s such a genius way to save money.

I gave it a try this holiday season, and I’m sharing eight amazing dresses I found on thredUP in today’s post. It’s easy to shop, easy to order, tons of selection from your favorite brands, and if it doesn’t fit, returns are easy, too. Plus right now thredUP is offering a special discount: the first 100 people to use code JEVERYDAY will get an extra 40% off their first order! (Applies to new US customers only, certain restrictions apply. Redeemable online only.)

Here’s what I got:

1. Parker dress $60.99 (originally $297)
2. Tobi dress $23.99 (originally $119)
3. David Meister dress $60.99 (originally $568)
4. Trina Turk dress $74.99 (originally $378)
5. Windsor dress $9.99 (originally $45)
6. Scala dress $44.99 (originally $225)
7. Kate Spade dress $80.99 (originally $478)
8. Mustard Seed dress $9.99 (originally $45)

That’s eight dresses for $366.92, for a total savings of $1,788. (That’s crazy!)

Why buy one expensive dress this holiday season when you can buy multiples dresses for the same price at thredUP? (Not to mention it’s so healthy for the environment!)

Which dress is your favorite?!

 
Secondhand finds: Windsor dress

Windsor dress

Secondhand finds: red sequin dress

Scala dress

Secondhand finds: Kate Spade dress

Kate Spade dress

Secondhand finds: hot pink dress

Mustard Seed dress