Yup. It’s cold. Gonna be cold for awhile. So…. lucky for us, it’s leather leggings time, once again! Yay!
If you’ve been thinking about buying some leather leggings, please just go for it. You will love them! These J.Brand skinnies are still one of my favorite pieces in my closet for both dressy and casual looks. And while leather always loosens a bit (buy at least one size down!), these haven’t lost their shape, since the leather is bonded to a stretch fabric. So smart, those folks at J.Brand 🙂
I’m also a new fan of the color red, thanks to this little gingham workhorse shirt from J.Crew that just seems to go with everything. J.Crew has some new patterns for the fall/winter season, and I also just bought this beautiful plaid from Banana Republic (photos coming soon! I’ve been wearing it nonstop!!).
And who doesn’t love a good tribal or fair isle print sweater?! They are still “in”, so we can recycle from last season – thank goodness. Some good ones this season are here, here, and here. And if you don’t want an actual print, try this ombré one. And I must own this one… Must.
Cold weather is here in Florida! Yay! Time to rotate all the sweaters and hats and boots into the closet, and get all bundled up. I love wearing outfits like this, especially my Bailey hat, which is perfect for hiding messy hair 😉
Hi everyone! Took a little hiatus for a few months, and now I’m back in business!
Spring has sprung, so it’s time to take all the Fall/Winter pieces in our closets and find new ways to re-purpose them for the warmer weather.
First up: J.Brand leather skinnies
I love a crisp, striped button-down, and I wear this particular J.Crew basic for work all the time. But for a day of shopping or dinner with friends, instead of pairing it with jeans or capris, I prefer something a little more unexpected. These J.Brand leather pants are such a workhorse in my wardrobe (worth every penny!), and I love them with this look. Add some Prada sunnies, and cute cap-toe ballet flats, and we’ve got casual sophistication… my favorite 🙂
So I ordered this gorgeous sparkly green sweater from J.Crew, thinking it could be a cool option for some holiday parties. And it was. But now that it’s January, how do you take your holiday clothes and wear them with “normal” outfits for the rest of the year? I almost just folded up this beauty and shoved it in the back of the closet, where it would sit until next December. But then one night, as is typical for me at least five times per week, my sleep was interrupted by a fashion nightmare. “No, this sweater will NOT defeat me! I will make it cool for everyday outfits! There have got to be several ways to style it… I will conquer this sweater!!!”
So, here is part 1 of 3 different looks with this seemingly non-versatile sweater. This one could be called the ‘polished casual’ version. Something I could wear to work, or out shopping. I decided to actually put more jewelry over it, to layer the beading at the neckline. And I dig it. Gonna do it more often, in fact. And these loafers? O.M.G. They are soooo comfortable, so if you’ve been eyeing them on other bloggers, you should go for it!
*** And they are both 40% off right now at J.Crew.com with code TAKENOTE!!! ***
Next post will be the ‘edgy casual’ version of said sweater… Stay tuned!
And thank you again to the fabulous Kari Jenkins for helping to capture this moment of holiday-sweater-recycling coolness 😊