Winter sneakers

A little slow getting into the swing of things, but I think I’m finally ready to get going! We’ve been fortunate to be having a relatively mild winter this year. Luckily that means that I some days I can wear outfits that are more “fall-like”, and get away with things I’d normally not be able to get away with during this time of year, like say, sneakers without socks! Yes, really!

striped turtleneck + white denim + sneakers striped turtleneck + white denim + sneakers striped turtleneck + white denim + sneakersVince Blair 5 Sneakers / Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny Denim / 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Medium Clutch / Banana Republic Gray Long Peacoat / Forever21 Rings / Lululemon Toque / Jacob Striped Turtleneck (similar and on sale!)

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The Camel Coat

Ever since I laid eyes on this BR camel coat online, possibly as early as spring, I was obsessed with it. But when I finally got in my hands, I was on the fence. In fact, it went into the “return pile” three times before I decided I wanted to keep it. It is truly an boyfriend coat–boxy and oversized (which of course, I knew it was), but even more so that the similar grey version.  Even in my regular petite size, I felt like it was still a bit too overwhelming on my tiny frame.

Despite putting the coat in the return pile three time, I still wasn’t ready to give up on it. On the fourth try, I decided that I loved it. And it goes beautifully with my regular fall palette (i.e., grey, black, navy, and burgundy). Plus, despite how thin and light it is, it is surprisingly warmer than expected (also true for the gray sister version).

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Camel Coat + Grey Denim + Burgundy Sweater DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Camel Coat + Grey Denim + Burgundy Sweater DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Camel Coat + Grey Denim + Burgundy SweaterEquipment Sweater (similar cashmere sweater by AT) / Paige Verdugo Transcend Denim / LAUREN by RALPH LAUREN pumps / Banana Republic coat / Forever21 Rings

Oh and these grey jeans? They are everything. Paige has long been my favorite denim brand and these did not disappoint. They grey is the perfect shade–not too light and not too dark, and so soft without looking like I’m wearing leggings.  I sometimes come across a pair of Paige Verdugo that don’t quite fit my thin calves quite the way I wanted to, but these are perfect. They do require a bit of hemming, but I consider that to be a very minor alteration. I now have my eyes on the destructed version.

A lot of us are gearing up for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. I am not going to list every sale I have come across because there are A LOT and I’m sure other bloggers have been reminding you, but these are the ones I personally have been watching:

Alexander Wang: Up to 40% off selected items plus free shipping on orders over $250.

AllSaints: 30% off sale styles with code CYBER.

Amazon Fashion: 30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches, code 30BLACKFRI.

Ann Taylor: 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE.

Banana Republic: 50% off sweaters and 40% off everything else with code BRFRIDAY.

Bauble Bar: 30% purchase, with exclusions, code THX.

Club Monaco: 25% off purchase of $150, 30% off purchase of $250, 35% off purchase of $400.

J.Crew: 50% your purchase, plus free shipping with purchase $50+ with code: SHIPGIFTS.

Rag & Bone: 25% off and free 2-day shipping with code CYBER!

Shopbop: Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman style level exclusions, code GOBIG15.

Zara: 30% off everything staring 8pm EST, 11/26 (US and Canada).

And of course, Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

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Rough’n Tough + Veda Max Classic Jacket Review

Fall is my favorite season for fashion because I can easily get away with wearing these rough’n tough biker looks just about every day of the week….after the day job, of course.

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Veda Max Classic Leather Jacket + Cargo Pants + Chelsea Boots DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Veda Max Classic Leather Jacket + Cargo Pants + Chelsea BootsVeda Max Classic Leather Jacket (comes in red, white and blue!) / Paige Cargo Denim (see similar) / Ann Taylor Gail Chelsea Boots / Madewell Bucket Bag / Jacob Turtleneck (old see tissue version by J.Crew)

I’ve this Veda Max Classic Jacket for approximately three years now and I still wear it regularly throughout the year whenever the weather warrants it. I don’t wear it closed very often (or at all), but was asked by a reader to do a review and show a picture of it zipped up and I thought it would be a great opportunity to play around with a look that has the jacket zipped all the way up (it can also be worn with the collar folded down). Plus, since I’ve had it for quite a while, I agreed that Im probably in a good position to talk about it.

The leather is just as soft and supple as when I first bought it, even more so as it has broken in. It does fit a bit tight across the shoulders, however. So, if you are wide/strong shouldered like I am, going up a size would not be a bad idea. It has stretched a little bit over the years, but not dramatically.

As you may have noticed, it is made of knit under the arms making for a very snug fit. Because of this, layering isn’t so easy. I generally layer over a thin shirt, but chunky sweaters? Don’t even think about it. Also, the knit has pilled a little bit over time, but nothing a pill-shaver cant’t fix.

As for how well the leather has worn over time, it does look worn in some places. Because it is such a tight fitting jacket and requires some pulling to get it on, there are certain areas of the jacket like behind the shoulder or under the arms where the leather appears to be peeling/drying a little bit. Proper care regular moisturizing (and not pulling too hard) could help delay or prevent this. I admit, I don’t moisturize as often as I should.

Would I buy this jacket again? Yes, but definitely on sale. I believe I purchased it for under $400, and I think it was worth that price. I do think it could have worn a bit better over time, but given how much I do actually wear it, it probably was just inevitable.

Do you have a favorite leather jacket? I’m always on the hunt! Check out All-Saints, which is having a 20% off sale everything except handbags with code: NOVEMBER. Jackets are great for petites!

And a quick mention of these chelsea boots from Ann Taylor. It is one of my most recent purchases that I could not resist. These boots in particular attracted me because the slightly pointy/almond shaped toe box. Most chelsea boots I’ve come across recently either have an round toe or a pointy-toe, so I was thrilled to find a hybrid and thought it was different enough to justify its purchase. Right now AT is having their F&F sale with code FRIENDS40. A great time to snag these booties for 40% off! They also come in brown! I took my regular boot size.

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