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Bundled but not frumpy

I know it’s hard to get motivated to come up with a new outfit idea when its under 20 degrees outside, so I decided to share this one for some inspiration.  My first reaction when I see temperatures below freezing is to say “forget it” and throw on my coziest cable knit sweater over jeans and call it a day.  However, I was feeling particularly motivated this morning to come up with something that would keep me warm, but without the “frump”.

Here is all you need:

Denim shirt – I recommend these:HERE, HERE and HERE.

Grey Cashmere V Neck Sweater – I recommend these: HERE, HERE and HERE.

Black Skinny Ponte Pants – I recommend these: HERE, HERE & HERE.

Brown Knee High Boots – I recommend these: HERE, HERE & HERE.

Now, here is the secret to staying super warm in this outfit.  Underneath everything, add in:

Black or Neutral Opaque Tights (sheer ones don’t give you much warmth and knit ones might not fit under your pants)

Black Long Sleeved V Neck Tight Shirt

These two items will not cause a lot of bulk, but will add the extra layer you need to keep warm, while still looking cute!

Bundled not Frumpy

Bundled not Frumpy

 

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Daily Love Affair: Modcloth Pot of Gold Heels

These t-strap heels by Seychelles are a perfect pick for Spring! The shimmering green and beige colors fit right into the hottest color pallets seen on the Runways for this season. Wear them with opaque tights, a floral dress and a nude cardigan now and wear them with your favorite nude skirt and denim skirt in the Summer.

Modcloth Pot of Gold Heel - $89.99

Modcloth Pot of Gold Heel - $89.99

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J Brand Flight Pants

I had a chance to try on the J Brand Earhart Flight Pants today and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked them. Unlike the houlihans that, lets face it, don’t really look good on anyone under 5’7″ or weighing more than 115 pounds, these pants were both comfortable and flattering. Although, I do recommend sizing down in them because they run a bit large. You can dress them up with nude heels and a fitted blouse or wear them casually with strappy sandals and a slouchy tee.

J Brand Earhart Flight Pants in Worn Black Twill

J Brand Earhart Flight Pants in Worn Black Twill - $235

If $235 is a little steep for you (I know it is for me), there are some alternatives out there that can get you the same look for less:

Try these Madison Flight Cargo Pants at Lonnys.com for only $78

Madison Flight Cargo Pants

Madison Flight Cargo Pants - $78

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4 ways to wear your chambray shirt

One of the hottest, must have items for the Fall was the chambray shirt.  So, how can you take this wardrobe essential and refresh it for Spring?

Take some hints from these 4 looks:

Look 1: This simple yet flirty look pairs the shirt with short black shorts, opaque tights and flat, brown, lace up boots.  The emphasis here is on the legs, so keep the shirt buttoned all the way up.


Image from Lookbook.nu user Nicole F.

Look 2: Take a more feminine approach by layering your chambray shirt over a floral blouse and using a skinny belt to accentuate your waistline.  Relaxed fit, faded jeans and some platform wedge sandals complete this soft spring look.

Chambray shirt with jeans

Image from Lookbook.nu user Nicole F.

Look 3: Mix preppy with flirty by layering a striped, scoop neck sweater over your chambray shirt.  A floral pleated skirt and strappy sandals complete this springtime look.

Poet Skirt

Image from Madewell.com

Look 4: Class it up with high waisted, pleated shorts or trousers and a tucked in blouse.  The chambray shirt acts as a casual accent and gives the look just the edge it needs.

Wayward Jean Shirt in Dynamo Wash

Image from Madewell.com

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Short Story

One must have for the upcoming spring season is a pair of high waisted shorts. Not only can you pair them with feminine blouses for a fun and flirty look, but you can also wear them to work paired with a simple tank, your favorite blazer and some hight heeled booties.

I got this great piece of style inspiration from ShopBop‘s new splash graphic today featuring 3 great short suiting looks:

Here are some great deals on high waisted shorts for spring:

Vero Moda High Waisted Shorts at ASOS - $22.41

Vero Moda High Waisted Shorts at ASOS - $22.41

High Waisted Wool Blend Trouser Short at Forever21 - $22.80

High Waisted Wool Blend Trouser Short at Forever21 - $22.80

Shorts Off-Season Adventure Shorts at ModCloth - $29.99

Shorts Off-Season Adventure Shorts at ModCloth - $29.99

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Blanket Cardigans

While browsing through Piperlime’s Sale Section this morning, I happened to run across Splendid blanket cardigans on sale for $76.99.

Splendid Blanket Cardigan

Splendid Blanket Cardigan

Available in 2 very neutral and versatile colors of grayish blue, these cardigans are great transition pieces for spring.  If you live anywhere in the northern US, you know that it stays pretty cold through about mid April.  Blanket cardigans provide a good amount of warmth in the winter, but are also very drapey and flowy, fitting nicely into many layered spring looks.  The great thing about this blanket cardigan in particular is that it has a single button closure at the left shoulder, allowing for even more styling possibilities.

Winter Styling: Pair with medium-dark skinny jeans, a navy or black fitted sweater, grey booties and an accent scarf.

Standerd Medium Dark Skinny Jeans at Lonnys

Standerd Medium Dark Skinny Jeans at Lonnys - $54

Solid Sweater Tunic at Forever21

Solid Sweater Tunic at Forever21 - $15.80

Slouchy Leatherette Bootie at GoJane

Slouchy Grey Bootie at GoJane - $19.95

a windy day with winston plaid scarf from Ruche.com

a windy day with winston plaid scarf from Ruche.com - $14.99

Spring Styling: Pair with lighter, flared jeans, an ivory or pale pink shirt, nude heels and a pale pink handbag

Raven Daphne Jeans in Thompson at NationalJeanCompany

Raven Daphne Jeans in Thompson at NationalJeanCompany - $98

ASOS Lace Trim Pintuck Cami

Lace Trim Pintuck Cami at ASOS - $25.86

Classic Medium Heels at Forever21

Classic Medium Heels at Forever21 - $20.80

Pink Satchel at YesStyle

Masstige Pink Satchel at YesStyle - $85.50

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