Fall & Winter Round-up

Now that Spring is officially here, I wanted to round up my top six favorite looks for the fall and winter season. There are always outfits that I look back at and I’m like, “yeah, that was a badass out!”. But there are also times when I look back at an outfit and I’m like, “What?!” We all have those moments when things don’t go as expected but then, there are those memorable outfits. So today, we’ll be turning the page back to look at my favorite fall and winter outfits.

FALL

 

WINTER

Wool dress + Faux-Wool Coat

As you can tell from these photos, I am more than happy today is the very last day of winter. I’ve already started my spring cleaning and I am slowly transitioning my wardrobe from winter to spring. I was a little disappointment because winter gains are very real and I have to work double time in order to fit back into my spring/summer clothes.

Outfit Details

The weather in Charlotte has been extremely unpredictable. We’ve had 20 degree weather, rain, snow and sunny warm days all in one week. How do I manage? Checking the weather app like every other minute? How do I dress? By wearing a wool dress without leggings, 3.0″ inch heels and a  short coat. I bought this dress at Goodwill late last year and I’ve had on rotation the entire winter season. I figure I’d feature it on the blog since I wore it some much this season and I’m getting ready to put it away. It’s a pretty grey wool dress with an embellished faux-necklace collar and pockets! It’s actually the perfect dress for those lazy days when inspiration is low. I needed a lighter coat to run out the door so I opted for this faux-wool coat since it’s not heavy and warm enough for mild winter days. To finish this look I opted for these very pretty gold/silver Nine West heels and my black vintage bag.

**Outfit is thrifted with the exception of the shoes**

Dress: Roberto Rodriguez, Goodwill: $5.00 / Coat: Old Navy, Goodwill, $5.00 / Bag: Vintage, Value Village: $5.00


 

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Robert Rodriguez Wool Shift Dress, similar here

 

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Nine West Kitten Heels, similar here

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Old Navy Faux-Wool Coat, similar here

Tweed Blazer = Winter Basics

It occurred to me that I have not worn this jacket this season as often as I would like. I think we all fall into the habit of wearing the same things over and over again. This season I am going to try to change that a bit by rotating things around my closet. Speaking of seasons, this is the last week of winter and I am ready for spring. Are you already spring cleaning or do you wait a few weeks after the official date? I usually change right at the beginning of every season because I like to change my color palette.

Outfit Details

It’s been a rough few weeks and on my friday’s I like outfits that require minimal effort. I knew I wanted to wear to this tweed jacket but I wanted something simple. Since its still cold out, I decided to wear jeans and a long sleeve shirt with my black satchel. A pair of black heels and a red lip to finish off the week.

Thrifted Items: Jeans: Gap, Goodwill: $5.00 / Shirt: Black long Sleeve Shirt, Goodwill: $4.00  Thrifted total $9.00


 

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Ann Taylor Tweed Jacket, similar here

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Denim on Denim + Brown Oversized Coat

If there is one outfit you can never go wrong with is, denim on denim. Just like denim, it’s a classic and classic never goes out of style. I wanted an easy no brainer outfit for work because (and if you’re office allows) go ahead and pull out your denim shirt and rock that denim on denim look. It’s effortless and a no brainer AND you can practically accessorize it in any which way you feel.

Outfit Details

I don’t really know what era acid wash became a thing but all I know is that in 5th grade, I started the trend. My mother accidentally bleached my favorite pair of blue jeans. My options were either I wear them or donate them. Being the rebellious, fearless and fashion risk-taker I’ve always been, I said, meh, I’ll wear them to school. The next day at lunch time, Lesly, an oversized flunked out 5th grader had A LOT to say about my “poor girl” jeans but I laughed it out. I admit though, my cheeks got extremely red and I do remember being embarrassed but I got over it and wore them over and over again. As an adult, I’m still wearing acid wash but of course, I traded in the jeans to a top. In order to keep this casual cool, I added a pair or leopard heels and an oversized coat for warmth.

Jeans: Gap, Goodwill: $5.00 / Coat: No brand, Goodwill: $8.00 / Clutch: Vintage, No Brand, Goodwill: $2.00 / $15.00


 

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The Tulle Skirt

Outfit Details

Every girl deserves a Carrie Bradshaw moment. My moment was when I slipped on this tulle skirt. I’m a huge Sex and the City fan (mainly for the fashion) and Carrie Bradshaw twirling around in New York City wearing a tulle skirt and tank-top will continue to be the most iconic scene for many years to come. I remixed that Iconic look to fit the weather by wearing a beige turtle neck, fur coat and my blue satin Badgley Mischka Kiara embellished pumps. If you’ve watched the show, you’ll know that the Manolo Blahnik Hangsi Blue Satin Pumps are equally as iconic as the tulle skirt. Carrie Bradshaw was all about adding that extra wow factor to her outfits in a very chic way. My little extra wow factor was my Versace Silk Scarf (thrifted $2.00) that I wore as a headband by tying it around my hair in a cute bow. Fun Fact: These Badgley Mischka Kiara pumps were my wedding shoes and this is the second time I wear them.

Skit: Arden B Baby Blue Tulle Skirt, Goodwill: $4.00 / Turtleneck: Talbots, Goodwill: $4.00 Coat: Paris Blues Fur Coat, Goodwill: $8.00 / Scarf: Versace Silk Scarf, Goodwill: $2.00 / Bag: Vintage Beaded Clutch, Goodwill: $2.00 /  Thrifted total: $20.00


 

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Vintage Paris Blue Beige Fur Coat, similar here

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Versace Silk Scarf, similar here

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Vintage No Brand Clutch, similar here

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Arden B. Baby Blue Tulle Skirt, similar here

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Badgley Mischka Kiara Embellished Peep-Toe Evening Pumps, available here

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Vintage Sweater + Embroidery Jeans

Vintage sweaters are my fave! My thrift store life goal is to find the coolest vintage sweaters on the planet. I have a long way to go but for now here you have this pretty little thing by French Rags. I did a quick google search and it seems that the brand is no longer in existence but that same google search generated several Etsy listings, so check that out here.

Outfit Details

This is the perfect winter to spring transitional outfit; it’s warm enough to keep you warm in the morning and light enough to keep you cool in the afternoons. I’ve been playing around with my closet and trying to move things out of rotation. I pulled these jeans out of the closet (I forgot about them) and the embroidery flowers inspired the sweater. The sweater is a mix of grey and lavender but paired so well with the jeans. The outfit was very “greyed out” in color scheme so I added the neon yellow pvc heels for a pop of color. I kept the accessories simple by wearing this plexiglass clutch and a grey lip.

Thrifted: French Rags, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00


 

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Wide Leg Crepe Trousers + Peasant Top

I’m a clothes girl so if you ask my what era of fashion is my favorite, I might have a hard time answering. I’ll never be able to choose a specific era because I love something about each era. Today, I’m taking you on a trip down memory lane to the 70s by wearing a pair of wide leg crepe trousers and a peasant top. I have alway loved bell bottoms and wide legged pants because coming in at 5’4, it immediately elongates me.

Outfit Details

I’m not the widest person when it comes to wearing white but there is something so crisp about white trousers. I’ll admit I own several pairs because I always have accidents on them but I own quite a few pairs of white trousers in different cuts and styles. I wanted a  bright and cool outfit so I decided to pair the trousers with this pretty floral peasant top. I knew that I needed one more piece to take this outfit over the top and to give that 70s look, I added the fur coat. I added the orange faux-ostrich oversized clutch as another pop of color so that it stood out with the pants but kept the shoes simple by matching them with the blouse.

Trousers: Jones New York, purchased at Goodwill (BNWT): $4.00 / Shoes: Schutz  Blush Shoes, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Clutch: Faux-Ostrich Orange Envelope Clutch, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 /  Coat: Paris Blues Fur Coat, purchased at Goodwill: $8.00 / Thrift Total: $20.00


 

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Paris Blue Fur Coat, similar here

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Urban Expressions Faux-Ostrich Envelope Bag, similar here

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Melló Day Blouse, available here

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Melló Day Blouse, similar here

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Jones New York Wide Leg Crepe Trousers, similar here

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Schutz Blush Suede Heels, similar here

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T H R E E M I X: Victoria Beckham for Target Fuchsia Trouser

I was excited for the collection because I was a major Spice Girls fan and I like Victoria Beckham’s minimalistic approach to fashion. I went crazy at Target that morning but thankfully our stores had no mob rush so I was able to shop without much of a hassle.  I purchased a total of four pieces, the yellow shift flower dress, the pink with scalloped trim dress, the white and black slit skirt and these trousers. Since I’ve had these piece close to a year now and worn them a handful of times, I will say they’re very well made. The fabric is not itchy or too thick and it irons/steams fairly easy. The trousers did begin to create those little balls of fabric in the inner thigh from rubbing and another piece that got damaged from wearing a necklace. The fabric is very delicate as it seems to get damaged easily. Of course, I wasn’t expecting top quality for the price I paid so I’m happy with my purchase.

Outfit Details

The pants might seem like they were my favorite from the collection but it was actually this skirt. I wanted to wear the pants in three different ways because they seem intimidating because of the color but the trick is to be able to work around the pants. I made sure for each outfit to let the other pieces standout since the pants are a standout on their own; I let the top pieces be the center piece. I made sure to keep accessories to a minimum so that I wouldn’t overwhelm the outfit and avoid looking like Pepto-Bismol.


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Vintage Sequin Sweater + Victoria Beckham for Target, featured here

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Victoria Beckham for Target + Tweed Jacket, featured here

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Hot Pink Moto Jacket + Victoria Beckham for Target, featured here

 

 

 

Silk Bomber Jacket + Pencil Skirt

Bomber jackets are the epitome of cool girl streetwear. I have amassed a nice collection of bomber jackets and I simply can’t get enough. I have them in different shades, materials and for every occasion. I have been very luck to have found THE coolest bomber jacket on the planet, THE Chanel (?) gold chain bomber jacket that Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Teyana Taylor have been spotted wearing; I’ll feature it on the blog later on in the spring season.

Outfit Details

Today though, let’s talk about this cool silk champagne bomber jacket. Of course, this is another thrift store find and guess what? This whole look (with the exception of the shoes) came straight from Goodwill. I’ve been wearing a lot of monochromatic outfits lately but I love the mix between green and beige/champagne so when I put this look together, I knew I wanted a jacket that stood out. I love how this buttery champagne jacket contrasted my dark green outfit. This is one of my transitional outfits from one season to the next. The pencil skirt is wool and the top although sheer, also has a nice wool-like feel to it that makes it perfect for the early signs of spring. Instead of wearing open toe shoes, I opted for booties to keep the toes warm and I accessorized with a faux-ostrich clutch to match the booties.

Jacket: Silkland Silk Champagne Bomber Jacket, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Top: Zara,  purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Skirt: Lucia Basics Green Pencil Skirt, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Clutch: Faux-Ostrich Envelope Clutch, No Brand, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Thrift total: $14.00


 

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Silkland Silk Bomber Jacket, similar here

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Faux-Ostrich Beige Envelope Clutch, similar here

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Shoedazzle Cut-out Booties, similar here

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Lucia Basics Green Wool Pencil Skirt, similar here

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Zara Leopard Top, similar here

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Crochet Sweater + Boyfriend Jeans

Things are starting to finally get warm around here and it’s time to wear two seasons in one day. I’ve been playing around with lighter sweaters and cardigans as of late in order to stay warm and cool. It is casual Friday’s so I wanted to wear something that I could wear to the office and happy hour. The go-to here? Jeans and heels.

Outfit Details

Crochet  is not only made by grandma’s sitting on a rocking chair on a cold winter night while their lazy cat is curled up in front of the fireplace. Crochet instantly reminds us of our grandmothers and hot cocoa but it’s more than that sweater you only wear once a year. If worn correctly it can spruce up any outfit and make you look chic while feeling comfortable. I found this sweater at Goodwill with no tags on it so I’m assuming that some grandmother made this for their granddaughter and for some sad reason it ended up in Goodwill. I did find some very pretty crochet options here and here, although they don’t come at the comforting price of grandma’s love. This is an oversized sweater and in order to avoid looking frumpy, I decided to wear these boyfriend jeans. Truth be told, they fit me a bit more fitted then loose but I didn’t want to wear skinny jeans. I kept the jeans rolled up at the ankles in order to expose the laser cut booties and a vintage metal mesh clutch. This entire outfit was also thrifted, except the shoes.

Sweater: Crochet, no brand, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jean: Gap, Boyfriend Distressed Jeans, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Clutch: Jessica Simpson, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Thrifted Total: $13.00


 

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Crochet Sweater, No Brand, Similar here

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Vince Camuto White Laser Cut Peep toe booties, similar here

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Gap, Boyfriend Distressed Jeans, similar here

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