Okay so this post is a little delayed but I loved my Election Day outfit way too much to let it slide away into oblivion. Clearly I went a little overboard with my commitment to the red, white and blue but I can’t help but love Election Day. This year I made D3 tag along with me and he got to do a little faux-voting of his own (he even got his pic snapped by the Courier-Journal). I think he’s still pretty bummed that we don’t get to vote every day or at least once a month (gah, think about how many political commercials there would be if that was true).
It’s obviously a little chilly for this outfit today but it’s supposed to get a little warmer the next couple of days so the prospect of wearing loafers and ankle pants isn’t totally lost in a pile of snow. Either way you can file it away for a day when you’re wanting to get really patriotic with your outfit.
p.s. – You can’t really tell but I even wore a star necklace to complete the red, white and blue/stars and stripes combo. My cheesiness knows no bounds.
Stripe Blazer: Gap (bought it over the summer – also seen here, love this option); T-Shirt: American Eagle (this is one of the best white t-shirts I’ve ever found and I’m ALWAYS on the hunt); Red Pants: Old Navy; Leopard Loafers: Madewell (crazy similar and affordable here old – seen before here); Star Necklace: JewelMint; Sunglasses: Sole Society Photos by Whitney Neal.
You guys, yesterday I went sledding. Obviously this is not like moving mountains but no lie, I haven’t done something so silly fun in a long time. My little guy’s school got cancelled so he got stuck hanging with me at my office most of the day. That is until we broke free, fought daylight and went straight to the park (in my work gear) to sled. For some reason, in a very brief moment of preparation, last week I bought a sled, and by sled I mean one of those plastic discs. I don’t think I’ll ever be that prepared again but I figured I should get it while they were still on shelves. It definitely came in handy for our last minute excursion.
I don’t think I’ve been that cold or laughed that much in a LONG time. So my PSA of the day is: go sledding when it snows.
Moving on, I’ve been going on and on about wanting a pink coat for FOREVER. I’ve filled up many an imaginary shopping cart before finally pulling the trigger on this one. The shape and price were just too good to pass up. It’s also crazy warm and just the right size to wear a sweater underneath without looking too bulky. Oh and I wore it to sled last night. Yes, I know that is totally unpractical.
I also wore a variation of this outfit – ditched the coat, switched out the boots and added a hat – for the holiday walk last week. I’ll probably be mixing and matching with this sweater all season. It’s the perfect length for layering and super cozy. I’m considering snagging it in a couple more colors since it’s so budget friendly. Seriously, Old Navy is crushing it right now. So many good basics. AND you can get them all for 35% off today (11/18) with code CHEER.
Pink Coat: Old Navy (use code CHEER today – 11/18 – to get 35% off); Gray Tee: Leith from Nordstrom; Navy Sweater: Old Navy; Jeans: Gap; Boots: Sole Society (seen before here); Bracelets: Stella & Dot Cluster Bracelet (old, seen before here) and Spiked Cuff, House of Harlow Bangle c/o Rocksbox; Watch: Kate Spade
Photos by Whitney Neal
This will come to no surprise to anyone who has checked out more than a few of my outfits – I’m pretty predictable. I don’t normally go for big patterns or crazy print mixing, saving that for the girls who are masters of the bright colors and prints (Julia from Lemon Stripes is a bright ray of sunshine and no one print mixes better than Bethany at B Soup – just in case you’re looking to go that route). Instead I’m one that normally sticks with a classic color palette with the occasional bright spot to break things up. And yes, I love prints but as a rather tall human – a big print can be a lot on me.
Then I saw these pants… and I knew that I had to at least give them a try. So festive, so fun, so out of my normal comfort zone, so inexpensive (for under $40 you can’t go wrong). And in that way, it’s been a bit of a challenge to figure out ways to rock them a variety of ways so I can break them out time and time again for holiday parties. That’s my way of warning you that you’re going to be seeing them a bunch on the blog (I’m even trying ‘em out with sneakers… like you’re surprised).
Today though, I’m keeping it simple and sweet with a look that works just as well for the office as it does for a festive dinner with friends or family. I’m thinking I may get extra cheesy next time and add a green belt. Can’t help but make it festive.
Louisville (and mid-west pals) – hope you’re enjoying a snow day! I’ve got my little man in tow and we may or may not be cutting out early today for a little sledding. I guess this whole winter thing is here to stay.
Red Blouse: Forever 21; Plaid Printed Ankle Pants: Old Navy; Nude Wedge Heels: Sole Society (old, similar here – seen before here) ; Necklace: c/o Max and Chloe
Also, please disregard how wrinkly my shirt is. Ironing is not my forte. My b.
Photos by Whitney Neal.