11.19.2014

Color Inspiration - Blue and Burgundy

Color inspiration borrowed from J.Crew DemyleeTM Skylar sweater
Worn with dark rinse skinnies.
Color inspiration

From my closet: J.Crew sweater, scarf (similar), Madewell bag, shoes (similar), J.Crew bangle (similar).

More blue and burgundy color inspiration with J.Crew new arrivals: 

Color inspiration


1. DemyleeTM Skylar sweater
2. Silk tie scarf
3. Roxie printed leather pumps
4. Cashmere boyfriend cardigan
5. Lambswool sweater in houndstooth
6. Harper scalloped suede flats
7. Downing tote in colorblock stripe
8. Painted stripe sweatshirt
9. Harper patent flats
10. Geo Fair Isle scarf
11. Merino wool asymmetrical zip sweater in colorblock
12. Wool plaid scarf



11.18.2014

November Style Inspiration - Ivory and Black

J.Crew Cleo suede loafer
Cashmere cardigan, similar here
Blouse, similar here, here, here, and here
Purse, similar here, here, here, luxe here
Necklace inspiration here, another version here

Here's another inspired outfit from this month's Looks We Love feature on J.Crew's website. Classic ivory and black in solid and animal print. I couldn't resist adding a third color with the merlot/burgundy Edie purse in my first outfit, and a printed scarf in the second outfit (see last image, below).
This is the original outfit with links to the items that are available from J.Crew. I really like the Shawl collar tuxedo blazer, although a cozy cardigan works better with my lifestyle.
November Syle Inspiration



For the first inspired outfit I layered a cashmere cardigan over a classic black/white leopard print blouse. Black jeans, suede flats, a lariet tassel necklace, and merlot Edie bag accessorize the look. All these items are older favorites from my closet that mix into a very budget friendly outfit.
From My Closet...

For my second inspired outfit, the same cardigan is layered over a white tee (black or light grey work too), black skinny jeans (also try coated or leather pants) and black kitten heels. The scarf adds the original outfit's animal print element.
From My Closet...

My favorite styling trick this fall (borrowed from the Style Guide) is wearing a scarf under my jacket or cardigan. It makes the top part of an outfit look longer (trending now), and I find that it's more comfortable to wear indoors than wrapping a scarf all the way around my neck.

Ribbon chain necklace
Cashmere cardigan, similar here, and here
Tee, similar here
Purse, similar hereherehere, luxe here
Pump, similar here, here, and here (loafer style)



11.16.2014

Outfit Post - Weekend Stripes & Colorblock


Colorblock Stripe top, similar here (2 colors), also this top in the navy pattern
Quilted vest (navy), similar here
Slim boyfriend jeans, similar here
Ankle boots, similar here, love this luxe version too
Necklace, similar here 
Bracelet, similar here, or here
Leather tote, similar here, and here
It seems like fall just arrived and now the holidays are around the corner! I still want to squeeze in some fall color combinations before red and green and sequins take over everywhere, so yesterday I wore this old navy/burnt orange J.Crew top. I fell in love with it all over again - proof that I never get tired stripes or colorblock! 


My casual outfit basics:
Slim boyfriend jeans, similar here
Ankle boots, similar here, love this luxe version too
Leather tote, similar here, and here

My jeans and the Kate Spade bracelet are newer while the rest of the outfit is rediscovered favorites, like the Excursion vest. Doesn't every J.Crew fan have a few of these vests by now? :)



11.15.2014

November Style Inspiration - Stripes And Leopard Print


I've been lukewarm on J.Crew this fall, at least until the latest round of new arrivals and my November Style Guide arrived last week, along with the first snowfall of the season. NOW I'm inspired to plan some cold weather outfits! 

The inspiration for this animal print and stripe mix was borrowed from Looks We Love:

November Style Inspiration

1. Tissue turtleneck tee in heather stripe (on sale now), also comes in solid colors, here
2. Box pleat skirt in crepe, also a longer version to wear with ankle boots here
3. Starlight bracelet (love this!)
5. Sophia Webster Nicole calf hair heels, pumps in same print here, kitten heel here, flats here

I paired an older tissue turtleneck with a leopard print wool scarf in the same colorway, and comfortable gold metallic/black patent flats versus a strappy sandal. Ankle boots or a black heels would make the outfit more dressy of course. 

This is how I'll be wearing my 'inspired' outfit this month, Excursion quilted vest optional. :) 

From My Closet
Turtleneck, another budget friendly option here (2 colors)
Scarf, options in grey leopard here and here
Flats, similar here, and here
Skirt, similar here, and here 
Bracelet, similar here, and here
Tights, similar here
My bracelets are older J.Crew favorites, but the pretty Starlight bracelet (below, currently on sale) would be great for adding sparkle to holiday outfits. I especially like the way it looks worn in pairs.

J.Crew Starlight Bracelet