Plaid Polish

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Why where one piece of plaid when you can wear two? That pretty much sums up my motto when it comes to wearing plaid these days. I used to live in a rotation of plaid button down tops but, I decided to retire the look about a year or so ago. Not gonna lie, I still love a good Rails plaid top moment (primarily, because they are so dang comfortable,) but for the most part I’ve given most of my plaid tops a lengthy vacation.

However… I’m always going to be a fan of a plaid pant. They’re polished, sophisticated, and if they’re neutral, lend themselves well to print mixing. For this look, I went with navy and green plaid pants. I knew I wanted to wear this black and white checked top with it, but needed something to separate the two pieces. So… I layered a trusty white button down underneath – viola! read more

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Western Vintage

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Just send me to a ranch in Minnesota and call me Ralph Lauren. I got this sweater from my mom years ago (so long ago, she doesn’t even remember having it or giving it to me lol.) There’s something about it that feels so Western meets Native American… perhaps it’s the unique color stripes, or the silver metal-fabric closures – regardless, I love it.

I’ve only styled this sweater with black in the past, so this time I chose a lightweight, camel (my fav) sweater from LOFT. Sometimes I like to let the print shine, but in this case, I wanted the sweater to contrast and stand out. Btw – my mom is part Native American, and she worked at a Western store in Pennsylvania years ago, so the sweater’s true identity lies somewhere within.  read more

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Under $40 Trench Coat

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Is there any wardrobe essential more timeless than a trench coat? I recently got my hands on this Fashion Nova trench coat that, get this, retails for under $40! Now I know what you’re thinking – what does it really look like in person? The material is so soft and luxe, and is thin enough so you can layer things underneath without looking bulky.

For this look, I wore a crop, cozy turtleneck underneath. I’m so in love with this turtleneck + trench coat combo! I think it’s so chic. I’m still feeling all of the A-line button up skirts out there, but I wanted something that felt more fall. So, instead of my A-line, button front mini skirt, I switched out for a midi length version. read more

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Navy + Burgundy Suiting

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This is my version of winter work wear! A great, mismatched blazer trouser combo, a mock neck sweater in lieu of a button down, and some printed loafers.

I’m all about a DIY suit right now. Who says the jacket and pant have to match? You guys know that I am a sucker for anything navy. But I wanted to make this outfit more interesting than just a typical navy jacket + pant combo. So, I took the jacket from one suit and the pants from another and voila! I adore the mix of burgundy and navy, it feels fresh for the season and a good take on workwear. read more

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Grungy

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Girl meets grunge. I can’t get enough of plaid during the fall and winter, but I’ve been challenging myself to elevate the print beyond the basic flannel. I did a little print mixing the other day with a great plaid crop and plaid trousers. This go around, I’m breaking out one of my favorite skirts.

Remember those envelope Zara skirts that dominated the summer blog scene last year? This skirt is from the tail end of that area. I originally had this same skirt in black, white, and blue, but this is the only one I still have in my wardrobe. Perhaps, because it’s not a skort (the others were) and the wool fabric feels more luxe than the stretchy material the others were made of. read more

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