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Today's Everyday Fashion: 10 Fails From Last Year And How I Improved Them

 
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I went with my gut and returned the red dress on the left last year. Smart move because I far prefer this amazing red dress on the right from this year! If you aren't 100% in love with something it's probably not worth it. Save that budget for something you like better!

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Same black fringe skirt worn with a denim jacket, but... I far prefer this year's version on the right! 

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Same top, jeans and purse, but with an upgrade on the shoes and jacket + I added a belt. Definitely like the second attempt better - the colors are more harmonious!

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I remember posting the left outfit last year and not loving it right away. I think because shoes without socks looks a little silly when it's cold enough for a beanie and coat! I tried again this year with tall boots and a plaid scarf and it made a world of difference! Sometimes, an outfit needs just a couple small changes to make it work. 

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Same burgundy sweater (that I've had for 6 years!) in both. Although technically I like both of these outfits a lot, this year's version with lots of color was just too much fun! 

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Honestly, sometimes I'm not sure what in the world I'm wearing. Being unrestrained during brainstorming is key with fashion but my willingness to try anything also leads me to... well, this look on the left. I far prefer this year's preppy attempt on the right! 

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I wore the left outfit for a speaking engagement at a university and I gotta say... I clearly struggle with work clothes. This is not my favorite look because it doesn't feel like "me." I rarely need office attire, however, having an amazing dress on hand just in case really pays off. In fact, it even encouraged me to up my game (by being more professional/dressy) so much that I've already worn it for three events. Apparently I do enjoy wearing work attire, it just takes the right dress!

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Took my own advice in the left post and didn't keep this sweater. In Florida, there just aren't enough occasions weather-wise to wear them very often so I try to be very picky. This year, I opted to wear an old sweater I've had for 5-6 years instead!

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I've had this slip dress for 3 years and posted 5 outfits with it so far. I love the idea of wearing a sweater over it, but not so sure I'm feeling the rest of the execution on the left. Loving this year's version with a suede jacket though!

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I felt sort of "meh" about last year's Christmas outfit with this plaid skirt. I wore it again for Christmas this year, but the shoes, top and jeweled belt were major improvements!

 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Two Winter Coats Because It's Snowing In Florida

 
Red coat, plaid scarf, Christmas tree farm
 
 
Red coat, plaid scarf, Christmas tree farm
Red coat, plaid scarf, Christmas tree farm
Yellow coat, plaid scarf
Yellow coat, plaid scarf
 

It was chilly when we shot these photos a few weeks ago, and it's even colder now - it's actually snowing in some parts of Florida!! When it's really cold, your coat is the star. You can throw one on in a bright or unique color, add a fun scarf (plaid is clearly a personal favorite, but floral, polka dot, stripes, all work), and you're pretty much set. Easiest combo and it's fun, too. Then just wear on repeat until it's warm enough to shed those extra layers and start having fun again with the outfit you're wearing underneath!

Yellow coat: J. Crew c/o thredUP, $75 (similar below)
Red coat: J.Crew Factory, $58 (similar below)
Yellow coat scarf: boutique c/o (same)
Red coat scarf: Mud Pie c/o
Hat: Kohl's c/o, $11 (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: Levi's c/o Amazon, $37
Boots: Michael Kors/Macy's, $225 (similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similar)
Approx. dates: Boots and purse are 3 years ago. Red coat is 2 years ago. Yellow coat is 1 year ago. Jeans are 6 months ago. 

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Missguided  /  Boden  /  Macy's  /  Asos
Nordstrom   /  H&M  /  Bloomingdale's  /  ModCloth
Lands' End (plus)  /  Macy's  /  ModCloth  /  Bloomingdale's
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Today's Everyday Fashion: I Wore A Beret In Public And I Liked It

 
Beret outfit: pink bell sleeves, ivory dress pants
Beret outfit: pink coat, ivory dress pants
Beret outfit: pink coat, ivory dress pants
Beret outfit, blush pink coat
 
Inspiration: Atlantic Pacific

Inspiration: Atlantic Pacific

 

Women all over the world are pulling off berets like total champs (my inspiration photo, cough) but I'm over here like "umm, not so sure." I'm either stubborn or persistent because I decided to give it another try, despite wearing one wrong in photos last year (... a couple of times). First, I wore my new beret for these photos, and I have to say, I was not hating it. I love the inspiration and I like how my outfit came out, too. Then, I wore it with an off-shoulder ivory sweater in real life, all day long, and loved it. Turns out... I actually can pull one off?! Have you ever worn a beret?

Coat: ASOS c/o, $97 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)   
Top: LOFT, $32
Pants: Express, $42 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Betsey Johnson c/o Ross, $38 (samesamesamesame)
Beret: Charlotte Russe, $6
Purse: Aldo/Amazon, $40 (similarsimilar)
Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe, $4 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Coat is 3 years ago. Pants, purse and shoes are 2 years ago. Top is recent. Beret is new.

Berets on a budget