Perfect Plaids

by Lauren Setum

Classic plaid. It won me over last night when I saw that J Crew was offering 40% off their sale prices. These shoes were calling my name, and I answered. They’re scheduled to be delivered in 3-6 business days!

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Etta Plaid Jeweled-Toe Pumps

Plaid really is a timeless pattern and a great addition to any wardrobe. Who doesn’t love a pop of pattern? I selected a few other plaid items to share with you today as well. Enjoy!

umbrella

Snow is on the ground now, but pretty soon April showers will bring May flowers. You’ll be more than ready with this umbrella from Madewell.

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J Crew’s Colorblock Shetland wool jacket is stunning (and currently 40% off). If it was still available in my size, I’d probably have added it to my shopping cart last night, too!

 

backpack

This backpack from ASOS is a steal at $30; great for casual weekend errands.

I Have Nothing to Wear!

by Lauren Setum

Be honest, how many times have you stood in front of a closet full of clothes and uttered these words? With all the preparation that goes into holiday festivities, thinking about what we’re going to wear often ends up on the back burner. Online shopping certainly has its place, but seeing as tomorrow is Turkey Day, there’s no time to deal with items that require 5-10 business days to ship. So, for today’s post, I’m sharing a handful of my picks for holiday attire that can be found in store at your local mall. There are a ton of sales going on right now, and some websites even allow you to choose your size online, put it on hold and then pick up in store. When asked about your fabulous outfit tomorrow, just go with, “What? This old thing?!”

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Nic +Zoe dress at Nordstrom. Currently 40% off! Pair it with black tights and boots and a chunky necklace. Too cold for short sleeves? Layer a turtleneck underneath for added warmth. Comfy AND it twirls…perfection.

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Fitted jacket from H&M. For just under $50, you can add this fabulous pop of pattern to your wardrobe. Definitely a piece that you can use time and time again. Pair with black leather pants and a flowy blouse.

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I can personally attest to the loveliness of these blue leopard tuxedo pants by Trouve at NordstromI tried them on a couple weeks ago (and they’re now on my wishlist!). They are so comfy and the pattern makes for a more interesting pant than a plain blue jean.

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These suede wedge booties by Ann Taylor would go great with the Trouve pants! The color-blocking adds a little intrigue.

cape

If you’re traveling rather than hosting for the holiday, this cape from Ann Taylor will be just right. The material is terrific; the cape is a great alternative to not-always-so-stylish outerwear.

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These calf-hair block heels are also from Ann Taylor, and they add just the right amount of pizzazz! Who doesn’t love a good polka dot?

sweater

This side-button sweater from J. Crew takes a simple sweater and makes it extra stylish with well-placed details. This red color way is ravishing, but it also comes in several other colorways that would go well with some of the other pieces in today’s post.

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Last but not least, I love this casual-chic look from Banana Republic.