Today's Everyday Fashion: North Dakota

I'm headed to North Dakota this weekend and could not be more excited for chilly weather and an excuse to bundle up! I started brainstorming some ideas for packing, and the outfit above is a contender for a travel day. When I bought the shirt a couple months ago, I put together the outfit below but never wound up posting it. I'm loving the winter version with mustard jeans and a thick, wool navy coat above (I'm also adding a navy cardigan and cognac gloves for warmth). Which version do you prefer?

Also, if you live in North Dakota be sure to check out the Grand Forks Women's Show. I'll be giving a style seminar on Saturday afternoon, which is chock-full of tips for organizing your closet, budgeting, and shopping smart, and I'll be staying after to answer one-on-one questions. My dream as a kid was to be an author and a traveling motivational speaker (that's why I majored in journalism), so in some ways this trip is that dream coming true. I always imagined it would be a second career later in life, so getting to do my dream job now? Somebody pinch me. :-) What is your ultimate dream job?

Shirt: Gap, $7
Navy wool coat: LOFT, $50 - see below
Jeans: Unionbay c/o Kohl's, $23
Boots: c/o Chinese Laundry, $150
Necklace: c/o Red Dress Boutique, $30
Purse: Karen Millen, $235 (similar, vegan)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $69
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $32 and $39

Inspiration photo: People
Shirt: Gap, $7
Skirt: c/o LOFT, $30 (similar, similar)
Necklace: local boutique (similar)
Shoes: Nine West/DSW, $60
Purse: Karen Millen, $235 (similar, vegan)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $69
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $32 and $39

1. Delia's 2. LOFT 3. ASOS 4. Delia's 5. Delia's