More Layers

Hi there! I checked the extended forecast today and as much as I want to think about spring…we’ve got a little ways to go around here. So, since I’ve decided to do the Closet Remix challenge for February which means no new clothes, shoes or jewelry…I’m getting the most out of my winter outfits!!  With the cold temperatures lingering I am still all about the layers (I don’t think I have much choice!) So here’s a few of my favorites from the last few weeks:

I found this cashmere J.Crew sweater on eBay a few weeks ago and had to have it – I don’t wear a ton of argyle  (not sure I totally love it on my chest but I’m embracing ME). It has a hint of pink and coordinated perfectly with my J.Crew Blythe blouse in shocking pink. Shocking pink is exactly the color of this blouse – it is BRIGHT. Just the way I like it. I paired with my Banana Republic ankle Jackson pants and the Crystal Cluster Necklace from Purple Peridot (J.Crew Factory inspired). Silver shoes were the finishing touch. I’m seriously starting to think that I am going to need a backup pair of these mirror pumps!

20140114_080742 Sweater, Blouse, Shoes: J.Crew / Pants: Banana Republic / Necklace:  Purple Peridot

20140114_080406Another layer! Finished it up with a trusty J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer

20140114_080629And my arm candy courtesy of J.Crew Factory, Kate  Spade and Tiffany’s

This was one of my favorite winter outfits – cozy and cute!

20140115_075742Sweater, Pants, Shoes : Banana Republic / , Blouse: J.Crew / Necklace: Purple Peridot

20140115_075649How great is this necklace? Another Purple Peridot stunner!

20140115_095244And my J.Crew Crystal Triangle Bracelet which was a surprise love.

Oh and here’s when I decided I could wear a sweatshirt to work if worn the right way. J. Crew has taught me that such things are acceptable. And I think under a preppy blazer and a girly blouse underneath…you can totally get away with it.


Of course if you get up close you see it’s a sweatshirt but come on…look at those cute bows!


20140116_081358I want to wear this outfit again!! With another month of winter (at least…) I think this might have to go in the rotation one more time.

And finally…another weekend look in which I (probably foolishly) protest a coat. Sadly the weather turned to miserable rain as I was out but lucky I had my Hunter boots to keep my feet dry.

20140201_141348Sweater, Shirt: J.Crew / Vest: Coldwater Creek / Jeans: Gap / Boots: Hunter / Necklaces: J.Crew & Purple Peridot


So there you go, some of my recent layers! What do you think? Can I pull off a sweatshirt at work? Would love to hear what you think and thanks for visiting!


Layered Up

This winter has been all about the layers – mostly because of the frigid temperatures but also because of the fluctuating temperatures – all cold, but just varying degrees. When I’m picking out layers, I try and pick lighter shirts underneath so as to not create a lot of bulk. My favorite shirt for layering throughout the fall and winter has been the J.Crew Tilda top since it is sleeveless – you get the fun collar and extra layer in your torso without the bulky arms. I’m also a big fan of layering a vest over a blazer (over a sweatshirt/sweater that is over a button down…) if it means I don’t have to hide my outfit with a coat. Granted, sometimes the coat completes the outfit, but this fall and in to winter (ok, aside from the single/negative temps) I’ll try to squeeze out the vest/blazer combo as much as possible. This is obviously a fall picture, but here’s a shot of some of my fall layers.



This fall/winter has also been the season of fun sweatshirts. This is going to sound strange but I’ve honestly never owned that many sweatshirts, or at least any that I wear regularly out of the house, so this whole jeweled/lace/embellished sweatshirt thing is right up my alley. This has also been the season for me to rediscover plaid. I think eight years of tartan-wearing in grammar school has made me shy away from plaid, but in the first picture, I’m actually sporting the tartan I wore for eight years…now that’s some progress all these years later! I also feel that way about white turtlenecks (and polo shirts) and I also seem to be getting over that as this was another layered outfit I wore out to dinner with DH and some friends the other night (also featuring an embellished sweatshirt…and plaid. Yes I see a fall/winter theme).

IMG_20140104_105413 All J.Crew minus the boots which are Hunter Boots!

Just in case you thought I was all about the red themed plaid…never fear, I have not abandoned my love of pink. I just need more pink plaid in my life, that’s all. This was worn prior to all of these subzero temperatures.

PhotoGrid_1387564606238Sweatshirt: Forever 21 / Shirt, Jeans, Vest: J.Crew / Boots: Ecco via Nordstrom

And finally, cold weather day layers for our recent subzero temperatures. Cashmere and my heavy wool Hacking Jacket from J.Crew have helped me out big time! And my long down coat!


So there you have it…lots of layers. How about you…any that you love or not so much? Ready for all of this layering up to be done? Would love to hear what you think and thanks for visiting! I know I’ve been a bit MIA over the holidays and I blame the ease of Instagram for that…but I’m trying to stay inspired and stay out there!