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Keeping Neutral

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I don’t own a ton of neutral colors, but I’m not sure why. When I picked up this sweater on super sale at J. McLaughlin, it reminded me how pretty neutral colors can be. And I can’t forget to say how soft this sweater is! Being so neutral is also one reason why I love these Kendra Scott pieces – they go with everything!

One Christmas gift I really wanted this year was these Louis Vuitton sunglasses. I look at sunglasses as an investment. I take VERY good care of my glasses and wear them for multiple years. My last LV’s I got were back in 2013 and they look like brand new! Not only do I love the aviator style, but I loved the wrapped LV canvas around the sides. It’s the subtle details that always capture me. They are also very light to wear. There’s nothing worse than buying sunglasses that hurt your nose after wearing them for only an hour.

These Level 99 jeans were in my very first Stitch Fix, and I’ve loved them ever since! The amount of stretch is perfect, and they wash so well!

Shirt – J. McLaughlin Jamey (these are the new spring colors); Jeans – Level 99; Sunglasses – Louis Vuitton Petite Viola Pilote; Booties – Lucky Brand (similar); Earrings – Kendra Scott; Necklace – Kendra Scott 

Feeling Fall

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This weather has been unreal lately! I’m not complaining about not having to wear a heavy winter coat or gloves or hat or snow boots…BUT…we had an awfully hot summer, so I’m looking forward to wearing sweaters! Mother Nature has been teasing us. But I welcomed the tease to wear this pretty burnt orange cowl neck sweater from The Limited.

I can’t tell you how many great sweaters I have hanging in my closet that are begging to be worn. Luckily this one is slightly thinner, so I won’t burn up in the 65 degree weather. Also love how it is longer so I can wear leggings and not feel like my booty is exposed at work.

I have to give a shout out to these boots. They were one of my first pairs I purchased five years ago. They have been worn countless times…I love their slouch and low heel that makes them so comfortable. Enzo Angiolini did a great job designing these.

Sweater – The Limited; Riding Pants – Banana Republic (old); Boots – Enzo Angiolini (way old); Watch – Michael Kors; Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired); Bracelet – Hermes (similar)

Anthropologie’s Wendi Reed Striped Chevron Sweatercoat

One thing I love about living in the South is the winters are milder (for the most part) than the Midwest. In the almost five years I’ve lived here, most of the time I can get away with wearing a sweatercoat. I needed to retire one I had had for years, as it was getting so stretched out and starting to pill. Just so happened I saw this gorgeous Wendi Reed Striped Chevron Sweatercoat in Anthro’s catalog in November.

Anthropologie's Wendi Reed Striped Chevron Sweatercoat

Anthropologie's Wendi Reed Striped Chevron Sweatercoat

 

I wanted to wear it for a while before I reviewed it on the blog. Sometimes I see people review something they have worn once, which I don’t think that’s quite enough time to give a garment a good review.

So after many wears, I can tell you that I LOVE THIS COAT! And here’s why:

  • Just the right thickness – not too thick that you can’t move and not too thin that it actually doesn’t keep you warm.
  • Length – I love coats that hit below the booty. When I get in car on a cold morning, I don’t want my body to go into cold shock from the cold leather seats 🙂
  • Color – it has a wonderful pattern of neutrals. It has browns, grays, blacks so you can wear it with so much. I get so many compliments I can’t even tell you!
  • Belt – it’s long enough to be able to tie it into a cute bow.
  • Hood – if you are really cold or it’s drizzly out, you can pull up the hood.

Anthropologie's Wendi Reed Striped Chevron Sweatercoat

 

Anthropologie's Wendi Reed Striped Chevron Sweatercoat

 

If you need a new coat, this is it. And good news…it’s on sale!! Anthro is having an extra 25% off sale items right now, too. Grab this while you can at a great price!

Keep Warm and Layer Up

Now, my Midwest and Upper East Coast readers may just roll their eyes when I say this, but Georgia has been super cold! I grew up in the cold, ice, and snow…and I was so glad not to have to deal with it anymore. So, I guess I should be happy that at least I haven’t seen the ice and snow for a couple of years down here.

And those that know me know that I’m always cold. I have a small space heater in my office that I run almost every day of the entire year. Even when it’s 100 degrees outside. So when it’s cold out, I tend to layer up. This year, I can’t get enough of plaid and flannel shirts. They are perfect to layer under sweaters or cardigans.

For instance, here’s what I wore the other day. Flannel, sweater, jeans, and boots. Perfect cold day outfit in my book!

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Shirt – Banana Republic; Sweater – Gap; Jeans – AG; Boots – Frye; Watch – Michael Kors; Earrings – Stella & Dot

P.S. Yes, I was freezing when I took these pics! Ran outside real quick!!

J. Crew Tippi Sweater and Cords

I own a few of J. Crew’s Tippi sweaters. They come in such fabulous colors – and to me, they aren’t too heavy or too thin. The perfect combo. Not to mention they easily go over a button-up shirt – a trend I have been loving for the past two years.

I like to add a Tippi to my collection when they go on sale. I’ve always seemed to score them when sale items are an additional 30% off, too (yay me!). And that’s what happened a few weeks ago. I have zero sweaters this color, so it needed to be added to my collection (maybe I get my needs and wants confused…ha!).

Since sale items were an additional percentage off, I thought I would try on these cords to see how they fit. Sometimes words like “matchstick” scare me off a little, since by no means is my body type a stick of any sorts. But, I tried them on in my typical jean size, and they fit great. And I love the green color.

What J. Crew deals have you scored lately? Do you find it better shopping in the stores or online for their deals?

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Sweater and cords – J. Crew; Chambray shirt – Old Navy; Boots – Enzo Angiolini; Watch – Michael Kors; Bracelets – Henri Bendel and Stella & Dot; Necklace – Stella & Dot

Comfy Cozy Cable Knit Sweater

When it’s cold out, I just want to be warm. I’d rather layer up than wear something too thin and be freezing. So when I saw these cozy and soft cable knit sweaters at the Gap, I knew this would be the perfect cold weather sweater.

We went up north of Asheville, North Carolina, to the mountains, and it was so beautiful. There were still some changing leaves on the trees, so orange, yellow, deep red leaves were everywhere. Growing up in the Midwest, the mountains were a trek to get to. Now we can get there in just a couple of hours, so we try to take advantage of it as much as possible.

This cable knit sweater was perfect for a day in the mountains. Kept me warm and looked stylish at the same time 🙂 And add my favorite pair of boots, and I was a happy, happy girl!

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Sweater – Gap; Shirt – Gap; Jeans – AG; Boots – Frye; Watch – Michael Kors; Watch – Michael Kors

Polka Dots and Gingham

My obsession with C. Wonder continues. I picked up this sweater when they were having their friends and family sale. I am drawn to polka dots. Big dots, small dots, colored dots, white dots. I really don’t care. I have loved polka dots, well, forever.

The second I tried this sweater on, I knew I would pair it with this gingham button up I already had in my closet. One thing I do love about this sweater, too, is it is thick enough where you don’t see through to the shirt underneath. Have you noticed lately how some sweaters are so thin?! Drives me crazy.

Here’s how I styled this sweater for work the other day…

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Sweater – C. Wonder; Shirt – J. Crew Factory; Jeans – AG; Boots – Frye; Necklace – J. Crew; Watch – Michael Kors

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Daisy loves to photobomb me every time I take pictures for the blog. Good thing she’s so darn cute!

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Frenchie on my Sweater

Ok, I admit I’m not really into the trend of having graphics on my sweaters…BUT…when I saw this sweater at C. Wonder, I had to get it. Since I have a French Bulldog, I felt it was ok! And Daisy is a spoiled girl, so it’s fitting this Frenchie is wearing a pink crown.

There are a lot of ways you can style this sweater, but I thought I would pull out the pink in the crown by wearing it with my pink jeans. Here’s how it turned out…

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Look, Daisy, you’re on my sweater!

 

 

 

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As you can tell, she was less than impressed.

 

 

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Frenchies are everywhere lately. If you are considering adding a Frenchie to your family, I suggest you really research the breed. Are they adorable? Absolutely. Do they snort and snore like a pig? ALL. THE. TIME. Are they full of energy? Yep! Are they easily prone to allergies? Uh huh. I love Daisy more than anything, but sometimes she’s a lot of work. And she’s been kicked out of the hubs and my bedroom because we couldn’t take the snoring anymore! 🙂

Sweater – C. Wonder (no longer online but it is in the store); Jeans and Chambray Shirt – Old Navy; Shoes – Steve Madden; Earrings – Simon Sebaag

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