Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pencil Skirt and Burgundy Tights

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Top: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's | Pencil Skirt: RW&Co | Tights: Reitmans 
Shoes: Lela Rose via Payless


I'm a little scared of color, so when I decided that I wanted wear these tights, I also decided that the rest needed to be neutral.  

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Poncho Jacket and Cozy Knit

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  Jacket: RW&Co | Shirt: Garage | Sweater: Joe Fresh (similar at Mango) | Jeans: Zara 
  | Gloves: Express | Boots: Pegabo | Purse: Jessica Simpson

This poncho jacket was a love at first sight. It's warm, cozy, versatile, and so easy to put on and take off. I had no issues with warmth on this particular day since I had my cozy knit under it, but I am looking forward to the weather warming up more so that I can wear it more often without having to layer too much. Another favorite piece is these boots - its so comfortable and warm, probably because it has slightly chunkier heels, and has nice grooves in the soles to provide good grip. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Blue and Stripes

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 Turtleneck: J.CrewSweater: American Eagle | Jeans: RW&Co 
| Boots: Locale

This sweater is the same as the one worn in the last post, and I have a third one too - in red. I don't wear the colored versions nearly as much as I wear the gray one, which is unfair. I hope I can slowly change that.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tucked Sweater and Skirt

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 Sweater: American Eagle | Pencil Skirt: RW&Co | Tights: J.Crew
| Shoes: Aldo

This 30% wool sweater from American Eagle is great for warmth, and can be tucked in under a skirt without any extra bulk, the only complaint I have about it is that it itches too much against my skin - wear it with a thin undershirt and problem solved.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Men's Sweater and Gingham

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Sweater: Gap (men's, similar by Gap) | Gingham shirt: Forever 21 (similar at J. Crew) | Jeans: Gap
| Booties: Steve Madden pistol (similar by Sam Edelman)

This merino wool sweater was my husband's, but is now mine (I shrank it by accident). I ended up loving it and wearing it often because of its over-sized fit. I still feel guilty, but I feel that I'm giving it just as much love (if not more), so it's OK. (It's not, I'm so sorry still...)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Peplum Blazer and Chambray

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  Peplum Blazer: Zara (similar at Piperlime) | Chambray shirt: Suzy Shier
| JeansRW&Co | Booties: Forever 21 (similar at Aldo)

This zara peplum blazer was a sale find from last year, and is still one of my favorite tops. I love its color (cream goes with darks so well!), its gold zippers, and most of all its peplum cut. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Knitted Sweater and Chambray

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Sweater: Zara (similar at Mango) | Chambray shirt: Suzy Shier | Pants: H&M | Shoes: Madden Girl 
I normally grab size s or xs when trying on new items, and almost walked away from this chambray shirt at Suzy Shier after searching for a size and only saw medium's.  I'm so glad I didn't, because it has everything I look for in a chambray: soft, perfect color, great on its own, and most importantly (for now, its winter!) it can be layered.

Layered Peplum

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 Peplum: J.Crew | Turtleneck: RW&Co | Jeans: Gap | Boots: Winners

This striped peplum top from J.Crew has a smaller set of ruffles, which gives it a more laid back look, and even better - I can layer it with a turtleneck for extra warmth.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pop of Red

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  Blazer: Gap (similar at Gap) | Shirt: Zara | Pants: Forever 21 | Shoes: Zara

Thanks to these Zara shoes, I can legitimately put this tile on this post, instead of "drab outfit for a drab winter day".

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Black and White

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white cardigan grey pants
animal print black wedges
 Cardigan: Express | Shirt: Banana Republic | Pants: Joe Fresh | BeltZara 
| Shoes: Franco Sarto(similar by Aerosoles)

I originally paired this outfit with a black blazer, and then changed my mind and used this white cardigan instead, because looking too professional scares me.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Black and Animal Print

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 Blazer: RW&Co | Turtleneck: J.Crew | Jeans: RW&Co | Shoes: Nine West (similar by Calvin Klein)

Black and wedge heels are my closet go-to's, so this outfit was a no-brainer at all. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mickey Mouse and Tweed

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 Top: Disney Store (similar at Disney Store) | Skirt: Zara (similar at J.Crew
 | Tights: J.Crew | Booties: Forever21

Everybody's got a favorite cartoon character, mine is Mickey Mouse, one of the reasons is that fluff ball standing behind me in the first picture - yep, his name is Mickey.

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Walk In the Park

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 Coat: Banana Republic (similar at Banana Republic) | Purse: Apt 9 | Jeans: Levi's | Shoes: Zara

What a beautiful day this was. Temperature was warm enough for this coat and these heels, so we seized the opportunity and went for a walk in a park (a garden actually).  On our way out, there was a little girl passing us by and saying to her mom: "...mommy look at those heels, they're so nice...."  She will go places.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Blue and Black

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Coat: Banana Republic (similar at Banana Republic) | Tweed Jacket: Dynamite
| Shirt: Charlotte Russe PeplumPants: H&M | ShoesGuess (similar at Aldo)

Initially when I saw these pants on the rack, I wrote it off thinking that the print was too loud. I loved the fit of the red and white version (worn in this post) so much that I wanted to give this one a try, just to convince myself that it was indeed too much. As you can see, I was not convinced.