Friday Fav: Off the Shoulder Top

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Over time, I’m finding myself liking the off the shoulder trend more and more. The style is a welcomed change from usual chunky turtlenecks and tee shirts with blazers. This one by Cupcakes and Cashmere is just the right mix of sporty chic. It’s essentially sweatshirt material, with a better feel to it. So often, of the shoulder tops feel like they are going to fall right off of me. Not with this one. My shoulders feel secure, with no fear of slipping.

The obvious way to wear this is with jeans. I would dress it up with dark jeans and ankle boots for a local happy hour, or keep it extra casual with sneakers and my wool baseball hat. I’m also thinking of wearing it for Thanksgiving with faux leather leggings and heels.

Regarding size, go up one. C&C has a tendency to run small. I tried a small and medium on, the medium was much more comfortable.  Shop This Post

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High Low Distressed Jeans

High Low Distressed Jeans

I love the look of a slightly distressed jean. It adds an edgy, modern element to an otherwise basic jeans outfit. Because my day-to-day is casual, this style works well for me. I’m embarrassed to admit, though, that I have spent an obscene amount of money on a few pairs. Because of my height, designer cuts have always fit me best. So over the years I’ve grown accustomed to spending more on jeans and then find other ways to balance my budget.

Wear to Work: Moto Jacket

Wear to Work: Moto Jacket

A moto jacket is a fantastic addition to your wardrobe. Pick one up this season and reap all the benefits of this versatile piece. If you wear a lot of jackets, this will be a fresh update. If you want to replace a few cardigans with something with more substance and structure, choose one in a knit (like the key piece above). It’s polished and professional with a modern edge that doesn’t lean too trendy. They’ve been in stores for a while and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

The Elusive Navy Wool Jacket

Chic of the Week: Nordstrom Collection 'Ariso' Interlock Knit Double Breasted Jacket

A few days ago, I was at Nordstrom pulling pieces for one of my favorite clients. I was on the hunt for a few higher quality, classic pieces to updated her existing wardrobe. If you ever find it difficult to find updated basics, you’re not alone. I do this for a living and am always frustrated by the lack of selection for grown up women. Luckily, we did find a few strong pieces, including this simple, yet stunning navy blue double breasted wool jacket.