quilted + jeweled

DSC_6852Several months ago, I was all excited about my new gray dress from Old Navy, mostly because it was such a steal at less than $12. As it turns out, it wasn’t really a steal at all…because I almost never wore it. The dress was just too short and the back showed too much skin for me to feel comfortable wearing it to work, so I recently sent it off to ThredUp*, with hopes of finding something a bit more modest. Enter: this quilted dress from Loft.

DSC_6842I really love the material–it’s a really thin sweatshirt-like fabric. I’m hoping it will be thin enough that I can wear it throughout the year and not just during these chilly winter months. My only complaint about this dress is that it’s a bit big (hence the belt). Is it just me, or does it seem like Loft’s sizing is running bigger than it used to?DSC_6859Anyway, I layered by jewel collar top underneath the dress for an extra bit of warmth and for a little glam!

DSC_6832gray quilted dress: Loft via eBay, similar // white jewel collar shirt: Elle via eBay, similar // black leather boots: H+M, exact

Linking up with Audrey for the PMT Style Challenge and Bri for Third Thursday Threads!

*By clicking the ThredUp link provided, you’ll get $10 off your first order! I will also receive a $10 credit for every purchase made through that link. 



Well, the polar vortex has apparently struck the Southeast–it was really chilly today! The cooler temperatures inspired me to wear a wintry (Christmas-y?) color palette: burgundy, black, and white, with a little sparkle.



Initially, I wanted to wear some leopard print with this cardigan, but in the end I just kept things simple. To me, there’s something so classic about the combination of black + burgundy.



In case you haven’t noticed, I am loving tops that have built-in bling these days 🙂



white jewel-collar button-up {Elle via eBay}, $8 similar

burgundy cardigan {J.Crew Factory}, $24

black straight jeans {Loft Outlet}, $24

black kitten heels {Attention via K-Mart}, $16

What colors are you wearing more often now that the seasons are changing?