Monday, November 30, 2015

Leather Pencil Skirt (See Jane Wear)

vince leather skirt
Vince leather skirt (extra 25% off! + less expensive version here), American Rag sweater (old but similar),
ASOS coat (old but similar), TopShop boots, Chanel bag
A leather skirt has been on my list for years.  I finally found one (and on sale, at that!) and the stretch in it makes it much less restricting than I imagined it'd be.  I remember when I bought my leather leggings three years ago, my husband said, "no way you'll wear those that much."  Well, three years later, and I've worn them to the bone!  I hope I can say the same for this skirt in three years (and I bet I will).

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday (See Jane Wear)

Sweater dress, Burberry trench, Stuart Weitzman boots, Clare V clutch 
Here we are:  Black Friday--and this outfit seems completely appropriate.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  As many of you know, there are tons of deals to be had right now.  I inundate you all of them, but do want to share some of my favorites:

extra 25% at Vince (I live in this tee and want these boots)
30% at J Crew (eyeing this sweater and coat)
25% off everything at Equipment (their cashmere is my favorite)
25% off at rag & bone (this sweater coat…)
extra 25% off at Nordstrom (I love this blouse and pencil skirt)
30% off at Zara (enough said)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

That Time of Year.. (See Jane Save)

I consider myself a professional shopper.  I mean it--I'm pretty good.  Not just clothing and accessories, but everything.  I know, my family is so proud.  But, I DID make a career of it, so there's that.

Anyway, we all know Black Friday is around the bend but so many retailers get a jump on the competition.  Shopbop is currently running a 'buy more, save more' sale (check out t&c here)--get on your Christmas gift shopping now!  I love these gifts under $100 as a starting point but also these fashion finds are great for your lady gifts.  (Or if you're really stumped, buy someone a warm beanie (shop HERE)--seriously, they're a no fail gift.)

Also, Nordstrom is having a huge sale right now!  I'll update you all with the sales happening on Black Friday as I see them, too.  Happy shopping!

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Camel Blazer (See Jane Wear)

banana republic camel blazer outfit
Banana Republic blazer (similar), vintage fur stole (similar), rag & bone jeans,
Manolo Blahnik pumps, Saint Laurent sunglasses, Chanel bag
This camel blazer has popped up on my instagram a few times and it's become an easy favorite.  It has a decent weight to it and can double as a coat--well, during a warm winter, at least.  I'm sorry, but I have to go on a tangent about this blizzard we experienced this past weekend--it went from 60 degrees to snow in a blink of the eye!  I turned 31 on Saturday (officially well into my 30s) and I can't honestly remember the last time there was snow on my birthday.  One year older and lots of snow--this is 31.

PS My husband planned an awesome surprise birthday party at Gogi because I LOVE Korean BBQ.  What a rascal--it was a fun night with my favorite people and also delicious, so if you're in Chicago (it's far north), check it out!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Repurposed Dress (See Jane Wear)

m gemi booties veda suede
Dolce Vita dress (old but similar), Veda jacket, M Gemi booties, Saint Laurent bag

I found this dress in the depths of my closet and decided to give it a whirl.  I bought it while 7 months pregnant with the intent of it being my "cute maternity but not really maternity" dress.  Now, without the bump, it's slightly oversized--but I dig it.  Plus, when you throw a leather jacket on top, it just makes sense.

fall dress suede jacket

Monday, November 16, 2015

Olive A Neutral (See Jane Wear)

leather jacket olive dress
Theory dress (on sale), Zara jacket (old but similar here), Steve Madden heels (on sale here),
Saint Laurent bag, J Crew choker
Olive: the overlooked neutral these days with white, gray and the ever-popular black competing for #1.  I always forget how great olive is until I wear it and think, "oh - this color actually enhances my skin tone.  Olive for life!"  And just like that, I forget again.  Note to self: find more olive in my closet.

perfect fall outfit ideas

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

French Girl (See Jane Wear)

french girl style
Forever 21 shirt (old but similar), Frame jeans, Manolo Blahnik heels, Illesteva sunglasses, vintage Chanel scarf, Chanel bag
 It's so cliché that I associate a silk, neck scarf with the French, isn't it?  Mais oui--I can't help it.  I've always loved covering my neck (everyone has their thing, I suppose)--hence my turtleneck obsession (here, here, here) and love of scarves.  Yes, I look a bit like a French flight attendant, but I'm embracing it--for the love of scarves.

photos by Iron & Honey

french outfit scarf

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Weekender (See Jane Wear)

fall outfit chunky knit moto jacket
IRO jacket (sold out but similar and here), rag & bone jeans, Zara boots (similar here and here),
J Crew cami, Gap belt, Saint Laurent sunglasses
It's weird because since I chopped my hair this summer, I haven't been able to wear it up like this.  It was my go-to weekend hairstyle when my hair was longer and I finally used enough bobby pins to keep it up.  So, this basically means I want to chop my hair again.  Perhaps you'll see it shorter in the next few weeks...

chelsea boots

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OTK Boots - Look For Less (See Jane Save)

I bought these Stuart Weitzman boots last year and to say I've worn them a lot is an understatement (worn here + here).  Although I'd highly recommend them, I realize that $800 boots are definitely not in the cards for everyone (I bought mine during a friends & family sale last year) and there are a lot of great, less expensive versions out here.  My favorite dupe is the Dolce Vita pair, as it's a dead ringer for my SW Lowland boot; a few other favorites include out these Steve Madden, TopShop and Ivanka Trump pairs!

For even more options, check out black OTK boots here and brown OTK boots here.

Monday, November 2, 2015

About Town (See Jane Wear)

camel black stripes chanel
ASOS coat (similar and shop camel coats HERE), Heidi Merrick top (similar and shop striped tops HERE),
Paige denim (shop black jeans HERE
), Everlane loafers (shop loafers HERE),
Chanel bag, rag & bone hat (shop rag & bone hats HERE)
I love this camel coat from last year; I really gave it a run for its money last here (worn here, here, here, + here.. just to scratch the surface).  It's really not that warm, though, and I know I'll need a heftier one for this upcoming winter.  I have my eye on this one and this one but am keeping my eyes open for options--have you seen any great camel coats lately?  

camel coat

camel stripes outfit

camel coat hat stripes