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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

More Little Black Jumpsuits

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Zara Military Jacket, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger
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Making the Band

Business Casual, My Style

Zara Military Jacket, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger{ZARA Military Jacket, UNIQLO Turtleneck, TOMMY HILFIGER Ponte Pants, CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL Tote, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mary Janes (also LOVE these)}

Believe it or now, I was a band geek all through middle school and high school. That probably explains why I’m always drawn to military-inspired band jackets like these whenever I see them online or in stores. I copped this one at Zara last month, and I love how it adds a touch of whimsy to an otherwise boring slacks and turtleneck combo.

About the Fit:
The fit is slightly boxy, but the jacket runs true-to-size and buttons comfortably over my chest.  The sleeves work for me, but I can see them needing to be shortened if you’re on the petite side. The material is a substantial velvet that works well for crisp fall days when you’re not quite ready for a coat.

Zara Military Jacket, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger
Christian Louboutin Mary Janes

Zara Military Jacket, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger

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