Winter Layering – Part 1

Now that the temps are dropping I have to layer every time I get dressed.  So why not do a little series on layering? I admittedly could use some help myself. This first layering outfit consists of three items, and its is my most used combination. Its super easy and extremely comfortable. Perfect for those long work days.

  • (1) skinny pants. I’m really loving J. Crew’s Minnie pants. They’re holding up much better than Ann Taylor’s and Banana Republic’s versions. And the colors are great. I was able to get a few pairs during the last sale at 25% off plus an extra 15% off with the student discount (I have an amazing, super cute “personal shopper” there!!).
  • (2) blouse. This top is actually shorter than the ones I typically wear, but its super comfy and I was craving some polka dots! I usually aim for at least partial butt- coverage to make it appropriate enough for my work environment.
  • (3) cozy sweater. I picked this super warm J. Crew sweater up on eBay for around $90. Here is this year’s version in a bunch of stunning colors. I may have to pick one up later this year. Watch out for the sizing, though! I’m wearing an xs and its a little tight. I might even size up to a small if this year’s version runs the same!

// top: Ann Taylor (current version) // sweater: J. Crew (current version) // pants: Ann Taylor (these hold shape better, size down) // shoes: Kate Spade (similar) // coat: Narciso Rodriguez // purse: Kate Spade //