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Friday, December 6, 2013

Polka dot sequins and hobo plaid




Coat: Express | Sequin top: J Crew | Portofino top: Express (in wild orchid) | Bracelet: Express | Ring: Forever 21 (love this!) | Pants: Express (option) | Boots: MICHAEL Michael Kors

Is anyone else under a winter advisory right now? I feel like anytime they over-hype storms, nothing ends up ever happening. We did have some sleet this morning which turned our already long 40-minute commute into an hour and 20 minutes, but otherwise it's been dry and cold. Ridiculously cold. So, to keep my spirits up while we wait to get snowed in, I decided to don this lovely sequin top. Considering the amount of clothes I own, this shirt gets a lot of use. Clearly I like to pair it with wine.

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I'll be honest though because I built the outfit first with this coat. I knew I wanted to wear it today - it was a Black Friday week purchase and I ordered it after seeing it here at On the Daily Express. I didn't realize until I saw it in person that the black knit peeking out is physically part of the coat, and comes with thumbholes! This sleeve detail definitely gives it a hobo chic vibe - but it makes it unique. Plus the scale of this plaid - perfect. OK, so as I was saying, I wanted to wear the jacket. I was reaching for leggings and cognac boots, but I feel like I've been overdoing the leggings lately, so I grabbed these khaki skinnies instead. That's when I decided on the sequins and black boots (flat boots because of the snow) and I struggled with what shirt to wear as my under layer! #fashionbloggerproblems :) I remembered the wine portofino that I wore in Atlanta but have NOT worn to the office yet - perfect! Especially with this coat! Ahhh, I love when outfits just come together perfectly. The best thing about this outfit is that everything (aside from the coat, duh) is fitted but nothing is *tight*. Those are the best kinds of outfits - it makes me feel skinny and comfortable in my own body.

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24 comments :

  1. Ah, I'm so made I did t get this sweater last year. It's so cute and I love ever yay you've styled it.
    Ginny

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    1. Aww- that's boo! Hopefully JCrew Factory will come out with a dupe! I swear they tend to do that. It truly is so versatile, everyone should have it!

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  2. Mad, not made....see I'm so mad I can't even type it right :)

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  3. I'm so in love with that sweater too....& yes with wine is the best combo color!!!


    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. I always lean towards wine when styling black and white. Sometimes I think I overdo it, but it's just such a natural combo! Thanks for the comment!

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  4. That Polka Dot Sequin Sweater is Gorgeous, whether the Black or the White version. Wish I had it. Your Plaid Coat is Stunning, too. You have done e great job remixing that Polka Dot Sweater in all your Outfits. I am all about remixing today. Check out my current post. Hope you like it.

    Thank you & have a Great Weekend!

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    1. Oh, you are right! I've seen the white version of this same top, too, and I would love to have that one as well! Thanks for the nice note!

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  5. I was like "oh the shirt! Oh the coat! Oh I love it all!" So yes. Love.

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    1. Aww - well, thank you! Lots of my lovelies are in this outfit - those are the best!

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  6. Wow love a polka dot here too and yours is sparkly too! Cute! Would love you to link up to #fashionfriday http://mummysgotstyle.com/fashion-friday-a-date-night-that-didnt-happen/

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    1. You can't go wrong with sequins and polka dots!!

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  7. Yay for sequins! Your top + wine + killer boots = what I'm pretty sure most people call love. And yay for great hair days too!

    xx, Julie
    //OBSESSED//

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    1. What a very sweet comment - thank you! The wind was blowing in the perfect way this day! Ha! The wind can make or break your hair in these photos!
      Thanks again for the note!

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  8. That top is super super cute and I love all the different ways you styled it. Also, the boots and accessories are perfect.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I love versatile pieces!

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  9. i love the sequin polka dot top and you do such a great job of styling it so many different ways!

    cute & little

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    1. Thank you very much! I love seeing the different looks side by side!

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  10. You're an expert at layering :)
    Visiting from Friday’s Fab Favorites link up!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog
    Enter to Win a $30 Four Seasons Accessories Giveaway!

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    1. That's the first time I've been called that! I definitely try my best, so thanks for noticing!

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  11. Oh, that outfit is adorable!! It has so many of my favorite elements, all in the same place! You look lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much! Sometimes I wonder if I'm going a bit overboard when I load too many of my favorites into one outfit. Thanks for validating that it's not always a bad thing!

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  12. Hi there Carylee! Stopping by from the link up party and I just had to say that I loved your look and the additional looks you posted. Thanks for the inspiration. I will be following through bloglovin' for sure! See you soon.
    Briana
    www.brislittlebiglife.blogspot.com

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