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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Polka Dot Blues

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Since it’s been so cold out, I haven’t had the chance to take any outfit shots.  I find it really hard to take off the sleeping bag I call a coat long enough to get on the subway these days.  Luckily, I had this post just waiting for the right time to go out.  In it, I paired a navy polka dot blouse with black jeans proving yet again that you can wear navy and black.  It’s actually really chic and subtly modern.  I love how the silk blouse softens the look and the pendant necklace creates a fun layer.  The bag is a nice pop of color in another shade of blue I adore.  Here’s to some “warmer” days to come for more outfit inspiration.

Shirt: Madewell (Old. Similar here.) / Jeans: Hudson / Boots: Vince Camuto / Necklace: J.Crew Factory (Old.  Similar here.) / Bag: J.Crew (Older color.  Same bag here. Same color bag here.)

An Amazing Deal

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Monday’s are tough, aren’t they?  I had a great weekend though and I hope you did too.  So, at least I get a chance to bask in the glow of two glorious days off in a row; however, heading back to work can be like getting tossed on cold cement.

I got a few minutes this weekend to flip through People StyleWatch for a little wardrobe inspiration.  I stumbled upon this picture of the new style “It Girl” Lily Collins rocking a killer moto vest with boyfriend jeans and a feminine blouse and I immediately started searching for the ultimate translation for me.  My criteria: a more fitted moto vest so that I don’t accentuate my hips and look larger, and a sweet collarless blouse, all for a reasonable price.

I did a lot of online research and finally stumbled to the mall.  After browsing a few stores, I landed at H&M but wasn’t hopeful I’d find the perfect fit, in my size and within my budget.  Boy was I wrong.  Not only did I find this gem, it was on super sale.  And the blouse happened to be marked down too.  With the use of a $10 store credit, I walked out of there only spending $10.  I seriously feel a little guilty about it.  But at least it’s one of those things I can bask in the glow of on this manic Monday.

Have you found any amazing deals lately?

Moto Vest: H&M (In stores and on super-sale.  Similar online here and here) / Blouse: H&M (In stores.  Similar here and this one would be even more perfect.) / Jeans: Gap.  (Old.  Similar here.) / Shoes: J.Crew (Old.  Similar here.) / Bag: Prada (Similar at J. Crew with 25% off)

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