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winter 2012

Business Casual

Closet Confection: Just Plain Dotty

{Miss Sixty Coat (similar), Forever 21 Sweater (similar), Uniqlo Pants, Celine Handbag,  Stuart Weitzman Shoes, H&M Gloves,  Bulova Watch, Henri Bendel Bracelets,  Prada Baroque Sunglasses}

This week is barely even half over, and I’m already tired.  So let’s keep things brief, shall we?  This is probably my 5th pair of legging pants from Uniqlo, and I have to say that I’m officially hooked!  Seriously, these things are amazing, and they’re constantly coming out with new patterns.

DIY Everyday Outfits

Closet Confection: Preppy Casual + {Sorta} DIY Necklace

2012_1225_outfit12012_1225_outfit22012_1225_outfit32012_1225_outfit4{Rugby Sweater, J. Crew Skirt, Forever 21 Studded Skinny Belt & Necklaces, Vince Camuto Ankle Boots, Hermes Bracelet,  Michael Kors Watch}

I’ve been wanting a chunky gold chain for the longest but it seemed like all of the necklaces that caught my eye were upwards of $150.  While I am definitely a girl that likes to splurge every now and again, my inner cheapskate won out in this particular instance, and I was determined to create the look for less.  I stumbled upon a necklace at Forever 21 that I thought would satisfy my craving, but it looked rather puny when I tried it on.  But then I thought, why not get two and layer up those bad boys?!  That turned out to be the perfect solution.  And what’s even better is that I can also wear my new necklace as one long chain.  While wearing two necklaces is not technically a DIY project, I figured I could get at least a teensy bit of credit for using pliers to remove the extender links… right?

Everyday Outfits

Closet Confection: In Search of a Uniform

Vintage Jacket, Zara Sweater, Uniqlo Corduroys, Prada Sunglasses, Neiman Marcus Hat, Celine Handbag, Stuart Weitzman Shoes2012_1226_outfit32012_1226_outfit12012_1226_outfit5
{Vintage Jacket, Zara Sweater, Uniqlo Corduroys, Prada Baroque Sunglasses, Neiman Marcus Hat, Celine Handbag, Stuart Weitzman Shoes}

Contrary to what my blog posts may have you believe, I’m often quite the lazy dresser.  For instance, one of the main reasons I’m so fond of dresses is that they’re pretty fool-proof when it comes to outfit planning: just add a pair of heels and a few baubles, and you’re ready to go!  But now that the temps have cooled considerably around these parts, I’ve unofficially adopted an off-duty uniform of cozy oversized sweaters (the best ones are usually in the men’s department), paired with all manner of skinny bottoms (lean cords and riding breeches are both favorites as of late).  In fact, I’ve pretty much worn some version of this outfit 4 out of the past 7 days. To keep things interesting, I’ve been playing with different colors (including a  head-to-toe fire engine red look that I can’t wait to show you guys) and textures.

So indulge me, if you will… What’s your favorite go-to casual look these days?