december uniform

All month long, I’ve been wearing all the plaid and all the vests, usually together. It’s kind of become my December uniform.

Truthfully, this combination wasn’t my absolute favorite, but at least the colors were festive! My apologies for the weird lighting–it’s hard to find a time when the light is right and I can be home!

ivory blouse: Lush, exact, similar // red vest: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // plaid scarf: Merona, similar, similar // skinny jeans: Wit & Wisdom, exact, similar // cognac ankle boots: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar

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snow day

It’s quite an exciting day here in Alabama–IT SNOWED! It’s been years since I last saw snow, so of course I was delighted by the winter weather. You can kind of tell in my face in the picture below!

I used the opportunity to cuddle up in my reindeer sweater and Hunter boots. I didn’t really do much all day, but it sure was fun to build snowmen and drink hot coffee.

reindeer sweater: Forever 21, similar, similar // medium wash skinny jeans: Wit & Wisdom, exact, similar // green Hunter boots: exact, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

blazer of the week

As I mentioned last week, I’m trying to wear my blazers more often. This week’s pick is my black wool one. I chose it because I figured the wool blazer would be warm enough so that I wouldn’t have to wear a coat too…and I was very WRONG. I was freezing on my 6-block walk to and from my office!

I might have been cold, but at least my outfit was cute, right? Well, at least I think so. I have so many plaid shirts, and all too often I just wear them on the weekend with jeans and booties. It’s kind of fun to dress them up a little bit more with a blazer or a pencil skirt (like I did here). Already contemplating which blazer I should wear next week…

black wool blazer: J.Crew, similar, similar // red plaid ruffle shirt: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // skinny jeans: Wit & Wisdom, exact, similar // cognac leather boots: Timberland, similar, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar // black leather strap watch: Kate Spade, exact, similar

buffalo plaid at last

Just about a year ago, I spotted this look and loved it but didn’t have the pieces to re-create it. I kind of forgot about it for a while (as is typical for the outfits I save on Pinterest) until this fall when J.Crew Factory featured this skirt a few months ago. I waited patiently for a good sale and bought it.

Obviously, for the first wear I had to re-create the aforementioned look. I was just wearing it to a casual dinner with family, so skipped the necklace and clutch. I really like the way it turned out! I have a few more ideas for how to wear this skirt, so be prepared to see it again in the future. How would you wear a buffalo plaid skirt?

black turtleneck tee: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // buffalo plaid skirt: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // cognac leather boots: Timberland, similar, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar // cognac leather strap watch: Wristology, exact, similar