Black & White Stripes

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It’s a veritable heat wave here!  With temperatures close to 70 degrees it is not feeling a lot like Christmas.  But it is feeling like a nice day to go to the playground so that’s what we did.  And I wore one of my favorite playground ensembles that takes me easily for a bite to eat on the way home.  I was happy to bring the boyfriend jeans out of the close and not have to bundle up in boots and socks.  But I’m ready for temps to go down and still holding out hope for a white Christmas!

shirt: j.crew factory // sweater: gap // jeans: gap (old.  similar here.) // necklace: tildon // shoes: tory burch (old. similar here.) // watch: michael kors // bracelet: michael kors

What to Wear: Holiday Dinner Party

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We’re having a few friends over for dinner tomorrow night and of course I have “nothing to wear.”  I want something chic and comfortable that allows me to cook, entertain and chase after a wild toddler.  And, as is usual, it’s the end of the month and most of our budget has gone to holiday shopping so it has to also be affordable.  Enter the mall down the street from me with an H&M, Macy’s, JC Penny, Kohl’s and Forever 21.  Not sure if I’ll get a chance to go, but if I do, here’s I have my eye on to purchase for the occasion.  Which one do you like the best?

one // skirt: h&m // shirt: h&m // shoes: joan & david

two // sweater: lc lauren conrad // skirt: joe fresh // shoes: dv dolce vita

three // sweater: h&m // jeans: levi’s // necklace: forever21 // shoes: marc fisher

four // top: h&m // pants: joe fresh // shoes: report signature

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What I’m Wearing: The I Don’t Have Time for Outfit Pics Edition

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I think I’ve mentioned that it’s cold outside.  Couple that with the fact that it’s the holidays and my energy and time has been wrapping up an insanely busy work season, shopping, wrapping up actual gifts, cooking and spending what limited time I have left with my family, I just haven’t had time for outfit photos.  I’m sorry if I’m letting you down!

I hope this solution makes up for it. Here’s a compilation of one of my favorite outifts from last week.  It’s not the original outfit since some of the pieces aren’t available anymore, but it’s probably a much cuter version (and if I will it hard enough, maybe this bag will become mine).

Pear Shaped Pointer: Throw a silky blouse under your sheath dress to add an extra layer of warm.  Throw your favorite statement necklace on the outside, add a fun blazer and your outfit is complete.  And the layers will help you get from the freezing outdoors to cold conference rooms to a toasty warm restaurants.

Dress: J.Crew Factory // Blouse: Mango // Necklace: J.Crew (30% off right now) // Tights: Spanx // Shoes: J.Crew Factory // Blazer: J.Crew Factory // Bag: ZAC Zac Posen // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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