Today's Everyday Fashion: The Best Trick For Updating An Old Sweater

 
DIY an old sweater: gray sweater, faux fur
DIY an old sweater: gray sweater, faux fur
DIY an old sweater: gray sweater, faux fur
DIY an old sweater: gray sweater, faux fur
DIY an old sweater: gray sweater, faux fur
Inspiration: American Eagle

Inspiration: American Eagle

 

It's my absolute favorite winter accessory of all time: the faux fur collar!! Over the years you've seen me wear it with lots of things including a denim jacket and a wool trench coat (pic below). In today's look, I safety pinned it to a gray fringe sweater for a little extra pizzazz and warmth. In fact, instead of buying sweaters and coats with faux fur collars, I recommend buying them without, and then attaching a collar as needed/wanted for more versatility. Another trick: you can safety pin the ends of the collar together and wear it draped around your shoulders with a cocktail dress. Really, the possibilities are endless!

Fringe sweater: Sole Society, $15 (similar, similar, similar, plus)
Faux fur collar: H&M, $15 (similar below)
Jeans: Nordstrom, $78
Boots: Carlos Santana c/o, $59 (samesimilar)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off 5th purse, $225 (similar)
Earrings: Stella & Dot (similar)
Approx. dates: Faux fur collar is 4 years ago. Purse is 2 years ago. Boots are 1 year ago. Jeans and sweater are last 6 months.

 
(pic from 2014)

(pic from 2014)

 
How to update an old sweater: faux fur collars

Ann Taylor  /  Asos  /  Asos  /  Nordstrom
TJ Maxx  /  Nordstrom  /  J.Crew  /  Sole Society
LOFT  /  Express  /  Nordstrom  /  LOFT

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