Prep and edge

I figured I should be doing more casual EOTDs since I probably don’t do them often enough. So here’s one–something I wore for a quick coffee run:

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J.Crew Tippi Sweater J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt / Zara Necklace / J Brand 910 Skinnies / Sam Edelman Adena Loafers /Marc by Marc Jacobs Slingdoodle /Natasha Leather and Stud Bracelet from TJ Maxx, Unknown brand Leather and
Chain Bracelet from TJ Maxx (see similar), Silver Bangle (similar here) / Michael Kors Runway Watch 

I couldn’t help but add some spikes, studs, and leather to this preppy outfit. The necklace is my first piece of Zara jewelry. For ~$30, I was quite surprised by its weight. I’m generally not crazy about the quality of their apparel, but I definitely don’t think this will be my last piece of Zara of jewelry.

It’s been a while

You all haven’t seen me in a work dress in a while, huh? That’s because I haven’t put one on in a LOOONNGG time.

I had an idea for an outfit, but what resulted was something totally different than what I initially envisioned in my head (it’s still fairly warm here in DC if you’re wondering why there are no tights yet):

DSC09632_2 DSC09652_2 DSC09664_2Zara Blazer/ Banana Republic Sheath / Ann Taylor Signature Pumps / Adrienne Vittadini, inherited from my late grandmother / Forever21 Ring / Botkier Charlotte Clutch / ASOS Double-wrap Leather Belt 

This Zara blazer is one of my favorites in my closet right now. I bought it out of necessity a few months back when I went home to Toronto for a friend’s wedding and realized that I had forgotten to pack a blazer or a coat to wear over my dress. D’oh! I needed some sort of black cover-up around the $100 mark and this fit the bill. I love how just a bit of the lapel is blue so it can only be seen when it’s folded down, and how I can pop the collar and it suddenly looks like a different jacket. I do wish, however, that there was some sort of button closure to hold it closed. I think I may add a small hook-and-eye myself.

Any good finds this Black Friday? I bought a bunch of things, but I think they might all be going back. Lots to return this coming week! Maybe I’ll have better luck tomorrow (Cyber Monday).