Outfit Post: Bundled Up in Blue

Is this coat blue or mint? I’m not quite sure. I’m not colorblind but I’ll pretend for the sake of this post’s title.

I love this coat but you have to work the angles with it. It’s definitely oversized but when paired with a simple, sleek combo of skinny jeans and a tee, it works. I’ve been wearing it with dark basics (like when I wore it here) to let the coat do all the talking. Even when it makes me look a little large (see picture #2), I can’t be mad because it is so crazy warm.

You guys, it is my favorite day of work all year. Our company Secret Santa + Christmas party. A while back I would have been among those that absolutely dread a company function but one thing I am thankful for every day is the awesome crew of people I work with. I know that sounds sappy and cheesy but it’s true. Sometimes the minutiae of the job may stink but if you work with good people, it makes going to work fun. I scored a pretty sweet calendar from my secret santa and now it’s time to get jazzed up for dinner. Last year I had to pass on the holiday libations (and after-dinner fun) so I am looking forward to making up for lost time. I’m sure I’ll be paying for it tomorrow but oh well. Basically what I’m saying is, if I don’t post tomorrow – you’ll know why.

Oversized Coat: Old Navy; Giraffe Print Scarf: Colonial Designs (Louisville gals – pop in and check out all their great gifts, clothes and accessories); Tee: Nordstrom Rack; Jeans: Urban Outfitters; Heels: BCBG Max Azria (so old – seen here, here and about a million other times but I’ll spare you the links)

Photos by Whitney Neal

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Outfit Post: Houndstooth Coat

You guys, I have the flu. And it sucks. Big time. Seriously, avoid small children and anyone coughing at all costs.

I’m horrible at being sick so I am probably going to make the executive decision that I am no longer sick later today and proceed with life as previously scheduled. That’s good for your health right? Ain’t no body got time for being sick, especially during the holidays.

But on to today’s outfit. I’m sticking with the simple layers that I’ve been gravitating to lately. This coat was such a great find. I saw it here first and then when I found out it was under $50, I had to snag it (after about a couple weeks of trying to convince myself I didn’t need another coat). It’s great for those days when the temperature doesn’t dip down too far – which has been the norm around here these days. And it pairs perfectly with just about everything in my closet so I can break out all my well-worn favorites (thought that sounded better than old as mold favorites).

Okay I’m off to my couch to attempt to sleep/Netflix this bug off.

Black and White Houndstooth Coat: SheInside; Charcoal Gray Sweater: Joie; Pink Plaid Scarf: Gap (old – love this one and this one); Boots: Sole Society; Bag: c/o Sole Society; Sunglasses: c/o SmartBuy Glasses
Photos by Whitney Neal

Outfit Post: Herringbone + Plaid

I am a creature of habit and this outfit has been my lazy-girl, weekend uniform as of late. Sometime I switch up the plaid or the vest but you can guarantee I’m wearing some version of this if it’s a day that starts with ‘S.’ No but really, I packed this combination for our trip to Chicago over the weekend, wore it when we went to pick pumpkins last month (or was it two months ago, I am losing all concept of time) and a mix of it to the last three football games I’ve been to (oh so #basic).

What can I say – it combines all things I love. Layers, plaid and this vest. Sorry I’m not sorry.

Anyways, keeping it short today because I’m up to my ears in work. I’m also stressing big time about getting those final Christmas presents ordered. Planning on taking a couple breaks to tackle that madness before it’s too late. If you still need gift ideas, I’ve got a bunch here along with a round-up of promo codes.

Herringbone Vest: J.Crew  – J.Crew Factory JUST brought it back again so snag it before it’s sold out! (so old. seen here in my very first shoot with Whitney! and here.); Plaid Button-Down: c/o H&M (old, similar version here); Gray Tee: American Eagle Outfitters; Black Zip Detail Jeans: Old Navy (seen here and here); Boots: Sole Society; Green Necklace: c/o Julie Vos; Initial Necklace: c/o Peggy Li (obsessed with this piece – makes such a great Christmas present)

Photos by Whitney Neal. 

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