I found this sleeveless houndstooth chiffon-type cross-over top at H&M quite a few months back. I took it with me into the fitting room and when I put it on, it was just “meh”. But I had walked into the store wearing a blazer and had a thought that I should put it on over top to see what it would look like. Voila. Instant chic. Goes to show that it pays to be creative even in the fitting room.
The skirt is just a touch too long to be worn with these boots. If the boots were black or if the skirt was a bit shorter it would give the illusion of a longer leg. Here, I just insisted on wearing these boots with the rest of this outfit and hoped that no one noticed that I looked extra short today.
J.Crew Tippi Sweater / J.Crew Perfect Gingham / BlankNYC Spray-on Denim / Marc Fisher Kevins / Michael Kors Runway Watch
Now that we’re older (and live in different countries!), we don’t get to see each other too often, but Christmas is the one time of year that me and the girls make sure it does happen. And to make it even more fun? Gift exchange! One of my GFs was apparently super excited before leaving the house when her hubby asked her, “Aren’t you too old to be getting excited about gifts?” Well, of course not! 😛
I made a promise to myself that I would only buy three sweaters this fall and winter season. So far, I’m doing OK, but it’s only October. It will be interesting to see how I handle the end of season sweater sales, especially since I would love to get my hands on more of these J.Crew Tippi sweaters. I already have already purchased sweater #2 (which I will show in a later post), but I’m thinking long and hard about sweater #3. I’m pretty sure I want it to be a big and cozy cowl neck sweater. I saw a great one at the Theory outlet but I convinced myself at the time that it was overwhelmingly big for my small frame. However, now that I’ve left it behind, I’m having second thoughts.
J.Crew Tippi Sweater / Forever21 Trousers / Nine West reversible belt / Coach Letty Wedge Boot / Michael Kors Runway Watch
I purposely left out the jewelry in this outfit. You might find this hard to believe, but I like the slight masculinity that the lack of jewelry gives off (yes, that was sarcasm :P); the three-quarter sleeves and the pop of color of the sweater helps balance it out a little bit.
You can’t really see much of my feet, but I’m actually wearing Coach wedge boots. They’re a perfectly classic almond toe, that is just the perfect height I want in a wedge boot for work. I’m generally not a fan of Coach handbags, but I have to admit, whoever is designing their boots is doing a pretty impressive job.