Today's Everyday Fashion: 5-Minute Outfit

Sometimes I plan an outfit in my head for days. Other times I have 5 minutes to get dressed and throw something together. This was a result of #2. I had planned to wear a cute polka dot outfit (from Thursday) but it was chilly and overcast and I was in the mood for boots. I threw these pieces together and was one happy camper. (Speaking of campers...)

Why this works: The chunky, sparkly necklace and bracelets are the key. Without them I look a bit like I'm going camping. :-)

Styling tip: When you're in a hurry, lay a potential outfit out FIRST to see if the colors work together. Look okay? Go ahead and try it on to see if the fit is rigjht. If the colors + the fit work, then you are a go!

Occasion: Business lunch and errands
Cardigan: H&M, $18
Shirt: Forever 21, $16
Belt: American Eagle/Filene's Basement, $5
Necklace: JcPenney, $20
Pants: Sanctuary Surplus/Nordstrom Rack, $40
Boots: Aldo, $75

ps. I was in an article about blogging in the Orlando Sentinel yesterday, check it out!