Transitioning to Winter

Well, we had a week between 90 degrees and 30 degrees.  It was a nice week.  I went outside, didn’t have to wear shorts, nor did I have to wear a coat.

I miss those days already….

I’m taking this white tee and jeans look from Fall to Winter.

Of course it all starts with an army jacket and a light weight scarf.  And just so you are aware, I am just wearing a white tee shirt, jeans, and booties, then changing everything else.  (Oh and the same purse – that won’t change until I start getting paid to do this, I’m not a professional people!)

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To take it a step further, I add a fuzzy bomber jacket and a slightly heavier scarf.

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This jacket is actually on sale now at Anthropologie! And it is SUPER soft and comfy. It also falls at a nice place on my waist, just enough crop to make it flattering.

Also, notice the front tuck? Yeah I’m J. Crewin’ it up. (at least trying…)

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As you can see from my other posts, I can’t get enough of this scarf.  It literally goes with my entire wardrobe.

And now for the winter coat.

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Ok, I have to admit, I am a little excited to wear this one. I put it with a soft metallic sweater knit scarf – COZY.

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OR you can just put it with your summer chiffon infinity scarf.  You won’t be as cozy, but you will look fabulous!

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Just think of your winter coat as an outerwear dress.  You want to accessorize it too!

Here is the jewelry I’m wearing underneath:

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Just something simple.  It is always good to have a simple long necklace you can throw on with anything!

To find!

LOFT Burgundy Winter Coat

Anthropologie Marigold Bomber Jacket

Madewell Outbound Jacket

LOFT Jeans

Bindhi & Brutus Infinity Scarves

Bindhi & Brutus Pendant Necklaces

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One Dress, Eight Looks

You guys, I GOT A  JOB! Like, big girl, business suit, water cooler, kind of a job. That is why I have been silent the past week.  But do not despair! I still care about your fashion needs.

Because I lost my camera, I enlisted the help of my gorgeous friend…. AGAIN.

I mean seriously, how awesome is this girl?

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Ok enough silliness.

Even after I took all the pictures for this post I kept finding more and more ways to wear this dress, it is SO versatile. This is the kind of dress that you could find at almost any store, for almost any price point.

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Here are 8 looks you can make with this dress! (And there are many more, get creative!)

1. Bright belt, simple necklace, COWBOY BOOTS

2. Camo Jacket, bright belt, Gold Chain Statement necklace, nude flats

3. Jean jacket, bright belt, Gold Chain Statement Necklace, sandals

4. Floral Jacket, gold belt, Gold Chain Statement Necklace, black tights, black booties

5. Bright cardigan, gold belt, Gold Chain Statement Necklace, nude flats

6. Cropped pullover sweater, Gold Chain Statement Necklace, black tights, black booties

7. Braided belt, simple necklace, toms shoes, bright cross body purse

8. Boyfriend Sweater, gold belt, Gold Chain Statement necklace, black tights, bright flat

Here are some great black & white striped dresses!

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1.Forever21 2. ModCloth 3. Anthropologie 4. LOFT 5. OldNavy 6. LOFT

You can also add a cat to your look, they make great accessories… Okay maybe I wasn’t done with the silliness.

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And if you didn’t know how to rock cowgirl boots… this is how!

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Basically, a simple patterned dress will make a huge difference in your closet. The great thing about black & white is that you can wear almost any color with it, even brown, and it is season-less.  As we get closer and closer to vacation season, think about how easy packing could be with a staple like this! Get creative and have fun with it!

Black & White Dress

So when I told my husband how I wanted to post more about what I wore everyday instead of just every once in awhile, he started laughing so hard he fell on the floor.  Ok, so I wear a lot of lounge clothes. I admit it. But, I can still get dressed up to go to the grocery store! Another reason why I substitute teach, I can wear my cute dresses and patterned pants.

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Black and white dresses are awesome because you can wear them during any season and you can wear almost any type of shoe and any type of accessory.   In fact, if you follow this blog I’m sure you will see a lot of black and white dresses.

A lot of times I put a bright belt with this dress, but today I decided to go with a more classic look and put my gold belt and clear bead statement necklace with it.

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I added a touch of color with this great hunter green jacket from LOFT.

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Finally I added this great metallic grey scarf to add a little extra layering and also to be more conservative at work.

You can see how easy it is to layer in the winter! If it was freezing I would have added tights, and worn a long coat over the small blazer.

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Where to find:

Black and White Dress

Clockwise from top left:

1. LOFT 2. Anthropologie 3. Anthropologie 4. Banana Republic 5. Old Navy 6. Forever 21

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Colored Blazer, Similar (ON SALE)

Brown Boots, Similar

Gold Belt, Similar

Clear Bead Statement Necklace

Scarf, very similar