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black watch plaid, black watch tartan, brooks brothers red fleece, plaid suit for women, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger
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Black Watch {The Things I Do for… HIM}

Business Casual, My Style

black watch plaid, black watch tartan, brooks brothers red fleece, plaid suit for women, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger{BROOKS BROTHERS Black Watch Plaid Blazer & Skirt, H&M Blouse & Tie, ASOS Beret, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mary Jane Shoes}

One peek at my husband’s closet (or his Instagram), and it becomes pretty clear he has a favorite pattern: Black Watch Plaid. Over the years, he’s amassed quite the collection of garments in his signature print, including everything from socks to a winter parka. I’ve even jumped on the bandwagon and purchased a few goodies myself to mix into my wardrobe.

Once a year on the day after Thanksgiving, while most couples are probably out shopping ’til they drop, I indulge hubby’s passion for tartan by celebrating his favorite fashion ‘holiday’: Black Watch Friday. Hence today’s uber preppy and matchy-matchy ensemble.

black watch plaid, black watch tartan, brooks brothers red fleece, plaid suit for women, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger
black watch plaid, black watch tartan, brooks brothers red fleece, plaid suit for women, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger

black watch plaid, black watch tartan, brooks brothers red fleece, plaid suit for women, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger

Navy Beret, Asos Sweater Dress, NYC Fashion Blogger, ootd
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Columbus Circle {Zara Trench Coat + Asos Sweater Dress}

Business Casual, My Style

Navy Beret, Asos Sweater Dress, NYC Fashion Blogger, ootd{ZARA Trench (similar), ASOS Sweater Dress (similar) & Beret, RALPH LAUREN Bag, J. CREW Block Heels}

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

After a long weekend of binging on turkey and sweet potato pie, the last thing I wanted to do is squeeze into a pair of skinny jeans. So instead I reached way back into my closet for this swingy sweater dress that I’ve had for years. The bow keeps it festive, but the loose fit means I can keep my food baby under wraps for at least another day.

I paired this look with my two favorite accessories of the moment. The first being this adorable beret that I just couldn’t resist as soon as I saw the bow on the back. And last, but definitely not least, these gorgeous yet super comfy block-heeled mary janes with a colorful graphic print.

Navy Beret, Asos Sweater Dress, NYC Fashion Blogger, ootd
Navy Beret, Asos Sweater Dress, NYC Fashion Blogger, ootd

J. Crew Geometric Print Mary Janes, Block Heels, Glitter Heels

piped cardigan, tailored jumpsuit, nyc fashion blogger, closet confections
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Little Black Jumpsuit

Business Casual, My Style

piped cardigan, tailored jumpsuit, nyc fashion blogger, closet confections{ZARA Cardigan (old; also bought this one), H&M Jumpsuit (similar) and Flats, RALPH LAUREN Hat & Bag, PRADA Sunglasses}

Just about every fashion magazine extols the virtues of the Little Black Dress, but what about the Little Black Jumpsuit? 

I purchased this one almost two years ago on a whim, and since then I’ve added at least three different variations to my wardrobe. I love how they can be styled for the office with a blazer or cardigan and sensible shoes. But once 5 o’clock hits, I can swap out my shoes for a killer pair of stilettos and slip on a pair of bold statement earrings to hit the town.

I truly believe that everyone could benefit from this fun wardrobe staple, so I’ve rounded up a bunch of styles below that’ll be perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

About the Fit:
Not gonna lie, jumpsuits can be super tricky! I steered clear of them at first until I found a silhouette that works for me. I find that a tailored look in my jumpsuits and a tapered leg that hits just above the ankle works best on my frame. This one is perfectly nipped in the waist, and I had the side pockets sewn shut to eliminate gaping at the hips and provide a smoother silhouette. It’s an easy alteration that does wonders.

piped cardigan, tailored jumpsuit, nyc fashion blogger, closet confections
piped cardigan, tailored jumpsuit, nyc fashion blogger, closet confections

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