Accessorize with a brooch

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| sweater | plaid coat: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 | jeans | vintage brooch: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 |

Elevate your winter coat with a vintage brooch. You can find them at consignment stores, on Etsy and in your grandmother’s jewelry box, but don’t take before asking! I received this vintage Chanel brooch for Christmas, and I’ve had a lot of fun styling it. I haven’t worn brooches much until now, but I love how they can complete any outfit.

I bought this coat at Zara last weekend in Chicago, and of course I can’t find it online. I did link some other fabulous plaid coats, so you can recreate my look. Now is a great time to buy a coat because many are on sale! The booties were a Christmas gift from last year, so I can’t find them either.

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Transitions

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| sweater | skirt | shoes | necklaces: 1, 2, 3 |

The necklaces I wear hold meaning, and rarely do I take them off. I can’t help but be a sentimental person! My parents gave me the pearl necklace when I graduated from Christ Methodist Day School in the 6th grade. Then they gave me the diamond necklace for my high school graduation. I received the gold pendant from Henry our senior year at SMU, and I don’t think I’ve taken it off once. These pieces of jewelry mark special moments in my life and times of great transition.

Speaking of transitions – grab your favorite sweater, and pair it with a pleated skirt for the perfect transitional look. It may be February, but temps have been in the 70s here. Find the perfect balance with a sweater and skirt combo.

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Friday Finds: Golden Goose

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“Are those the sneakers that come dirty and cost a lot of money?” Why yes, they are. My roommate’s boyfriend asked this, and I get his point. I exclaimed, “Do you see these details?” It seems a little ridiculous that these sneakers are distressed and dingy before you even wear them, but I love them even still. If you don’t want to pay full price (and I understand why), consignment is a great option for you. And to be honest, they already look worn, so no one will even know you weren’t the first to wear them. I linked lots of options below!

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Hope you have a great weekend!!

The Sweater Dress

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| dress | jacket | sneakers | bag | scarf |

I don’t love wearing tons of layers. That’s why I will never survive somewhere that’s average winter temperature is in the 30’s. I can handle it on occasion but prefer the South’s mild winters.  This past weekend, my mom and I visited my brother in Chicago, and Lord have mercy!!! It was eight degrees when we landed. I had to buy a new coat because the one I brought (heaviest I own) wouldn’t suffice.

Last week in Dallas it dipped into the 30’s, and I immediately grabbed this cozy sweater dress. Call me crazy for having bare legs, but this beats the plaid skirt I wore everyday to school growing up. I layered this shearling lined denim jacket to bear the cold. This was the comfiest look for the coldest day!

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A few of my favorite things

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| blouse (others: 1, 2, 3) | skirt | boots | bag |

I’ve worn this blouse about 17 times since I got it… And that was last month. You can probably see why I like it so much. It’s different! The combination of many textures and patterns make this blouse a standout piece. I’m constantly on the hunt for something that not everyone has. Something with great detail. And I found it! See the different color ways linked above.

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Olive You

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| sweater | pants | shoes | bag | earrings |

I love adding olive pieces to my wardrobe. Olive is both a neutral without being boring and a color without being overbearing. The right olive pieces can be worn year round. Think olive jeans or a military style vest. Both of these can be worn with chunky sweaters in the fall and linen blouses in the spring.

I picked up these olive pants at a consignment store but linked a similar option above. This is another example of something that can be worn throughout the year. As we move toward summer, I’ll style these pants with an eyelet blouse and espadrilles.

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