I’m always looking for ways to make my clothes work for multiple seasons. I tend to to add blazers, cardigans, and jackets to help things go from summer to fall, but another option is to layer a blouse under a dress or top. This cobalt blue dress with a peplum waist and leather detail is fabulous with this blue leopard print blouse I found at Nordstrom a few weeks ago. Layering the two makes this outfit a great option for cooler days. When it gets even colder, I’ll throw on some opaque tights and wear heels or maybe a closed-toe ankle boot. A dress that I can wear for more than one season? Yes, please!
Dress: The Limited (similar here, here, here, and here) | Top: Two by Vince Camuto | Shoes: Halogen | Purse: Kate Spade outlet (similar here and here) | Earrings: The Limited (similar here)
Even though my office is casual and my coworkers regularly wear jeans and t-shirts, I try to go with business or business casual attire when I go to work. Like most offices, mine is cold (I have a sweater and a blanket that I keep in my cubicle), so I always make sure to have something to wear to keep me from freezing at my desk. In the work world, blazers are a great option, and any woman who works in an office should have at least one or two in case she ever need them for meetings … or warmth. I find that I go for this navy blazer just as often as I go for my black one. Navy really does go with everything black does, and I especially like it with this mustard skirt. This particular yellow isn’t a color I can wear very easily, but I can get away with it when it’s a skirt. Since I bought it, I’ve found that I’ve worn it more than I thought I would. It also looks great with burgundy, or you can never go wrong with neutrals.
Blazer: The Limited | Skirt: The Limited (similar here and here) | Top: The Limited (similar here and here) | Shoes: Lauren by Ralph Lauren (similar here and here) | Purse: Michael Kors (and very similar here)
Do you ever stumble across a new store and end up loving everything in it? That (sort of) happened to me over the summer when I opened my mailbox to find a Boden catalog. I had only heard of Boden at that point, and I hadn’t ever browsed the online store. When I saw the words “Great British Style” on the front of the catalog, I thought, “How have I not shopped here before!?!?!?” I immediately flipped through pages of fabulous dresses, skirts, shoes, and tops, and ended up with a very dog-earred catalog in my hands.
I remember wondering how I got on the mailing list, but the words “I don’t care!!” immediately echoed through my head. I’m certain that someone somewhere found out that I’m a bit of an Anglophile and thought, “This woman needs to get the Boden catalog. She’ll want to buy everything in it.” And they were right.
I’ve shown you some of my favorite pieces from the catalog below. How fabulous is that floral print dress? And is that a pink and red houndstooth patterned skirt? Yes! What’s on the raincoat? That would be Westminster, Big Ben, and Parliament. Oh, and the pants are a navy leopard print. Brilliant!
So, you sneaky Boden catalog people, I’m onto you. Don’t think I don’t know what you’re doing. My credit card and I are very upset with you.
Chic Tweed Shift | Roll Collar Dress | Zoe Dress | Bistro Pant (cropped pant also available) | Notre Dame Skirt | Lois Skirt | Hotchpotch Tee | Bella Top | Flat T-Bar Point | Rainy Day Mac (shorter jacket also available)