Plaid Blazer & Velvet Booties = Winter Uniform

Outfit Details

So I thought finding a colorful plaid blazer online was going to be super easy because you know, it’s the holiday season and all, but nope. All the blazers online right now are usually grey/black/brown/taupe but not the super cliché “Christmas-y” blazer that I was looking for. Thank God for Goodwill because that is exactly where I got mine from. I must admit though, Forever 21 came through with the colorful options but they only had one I actually liked. However, I did find a very similar one here. This is my go-to casual Friday looks when I am feeling super lazy. There is something to be said about blazers and denims to make anyone look put together on casual Fridays. Winter has finally arrived in Charlotte so instead of wearing heels, I wore a cashmere top, I opted for the velvet booties, gloves (yes, it’s like 20-something degrees out there) and a purple handbag. I also wore my MaxMara Icon 10108 coat not featured here (but featured here) because it was that cold.

Jeans: Gap, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 /  Top: Banana Republic Cashmere Sweater, purchased at Goodwill, $4.00 / Blazer: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Booties: Shoedazzle / Purse: Kirna Zabête x Target / Gloves: Fownes Black Leather Gloves, purchased at Goodwill BNWT: $2.00 / Outfit total: $15.00


 

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Talbots Balzer, similar here

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Shoedazzle Velvet Booties, similar here

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Kirna Zabête x Target purse, similar here and  Fownes Leather Gloves, available here 

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Banana Republic Cashmere Sweater, similar here

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Faux-Fur Bomber Jacket

Now that most leaves have fallen on the ground, it truly looks like fall. I didn’t realize how much fun it was to play with leaves until we ( my husband and I ) discovered that our dog, Sir Teddy, likes to walk through leave piles. Sir Teddy enjoys walking through a freshly raked pile of leaves. My guess is that he must like the leaves brushing his fur but there is no way of confirming this.

Outfit Details

There are few stores that I like to go to on Black Friday and the Gap is one them. I should mention that the Gap was my first job and therefore, I have a biased love affair. As far as I can remember their discount for Black Friday is 50% off. I can no longer benefit from their employee discount, so this is the one time of year I splurge there. I went for the purpose of stocking up on sweaters but once I got there, I was torn between the faux-fur bomber jacket and the oversized faux-fur jacket. In the end, I chose the faux-fur bomber jacket because, I NEEDED a winter bomber jacket (not really but lol). The jacket is super warm and the faux-fur trim is so soft and plush, this will definitely be a fall staple.  I went for a super casual look with this outfit, so I wore a pair of blue jeans, coincidentally enough from the Gap, a tiered ruffle sleeve sweater and my Vince Camuto booties. I completed my look with a blush lipstick and a pair of aviators because you have to wear aviators with a bomber jacket, duh, lol. I’m thinking the next outfit I pair this jacket with, will be a bit more classy, stay tuned.

Jacket: The Gap, faux-fur bomber jacket, (half-off sale): $64.00 / Jeans: The Gap, clearance sale: $7.99; Top: Mood and Madison Layered tiered ruffle sweater, $12.00 / Shoes: Vince Camuto. Outfit total: $85.00


 

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Vince Camuto “tema” studded brown booties, similar here

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Moon and Madison Ruffle Tiered Sweater, similar here

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Gap Faux-fur bomber jacket, available here

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THE UTILITY VEST

Utility jackets often symbolize men fishing in the wilderness or camping. They rarely make a statement piece of let alone a fashion statement piece. Today, I am giving the utility jacket new life and masking the “men on fishing boats” with a pair of skinny jeans, heels and some “oh-so” very cool sunnies. I wanted to keep the “gone fishing” look glamours! The results? Urban chic without the smelly stench.

Thrifted Details:

  • Utility Jacket: $4.00
  • Clutch: $3.00

Total: $7.00

Happy Fashion,

Karla.

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Jacket & Clutch: Zara

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Shoes: Shoedazzle

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Top: H&M

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Jeans: Gap

Brand New

It’s been a struggle trying to blog lately. I recently moved and I have been trying to hold my life together. I did go thrift shopping the other day and boy did I find wonderful goodies. I will be sharing them on a different segment on my blog in the next coming days. This top was actually from that trip 🙂

Thrifted Goods

  • Top: $2.25

Happy Fashion,

Karla

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Top: Jealous Tomato ( Goodwill – thrifted )

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Jeans: Gap 

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Shoes: Madden Girl

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Clutch: Jessica Simpson

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