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What I Wore: Cozy Navy

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When you’re short, round, and busty the last thing you should wear is a chunky cropped cableknit turtleneck sweater but I don’t really care.  This sweater isn’t itchy, it’s warm but doesn’t make me feel claustrophobic or sweaty when I’m in an overly heated store or home, and I’m a sucker for a navy cableknit!  For running errands (and answering texts) I paired this Lands’ End sweater with my JAG Jeans Foster bootcuts and to keep it from being too cabin in the woods, my silver booties.  When it comes to earrings, I’m usually all or nothing – giant hoops or bare.  But with this shorter ‘do I liked the look of big sparkly studs!

Many of you have emailed me regarding my bag from Rough & Tumble.  I know it can be scary purchasing from an indie or Etsy seller – there’s not a kazillion customer reviews, you can’t just change your mind and send it back with free shipping… I felt all this before I ordered my bag.  But I have had it for a few years and I can comfortably say it’s the best designed and made leather bag I own.  The laptop pocket is just a pocket big enough for a laptop but it is not padded or shaped in any manner.  Sure, I’ve carried a laptop in it but usually I take a separate laptop backpack to ensure it’s properly protected.  The inside is a light color linen so it’s easy to find things, and all the pockets have different shapes and feels so I can pull things from them without having to look at what I’m doing.  The hardware has stayed shiny over the years, the zippers sturdy, the leather has been beaten up but the color is still a rich black and still looks gorgeous.  There’s no shape to this bag or a defined bottom, it’s a true hobo.  And yes, I truly do wear it as a backpack and find it comfortable.  Rough & Tumble is a woman-owned business in Maine;  everything is made here in the US and they do accept returns and exchanges.  I love a trendy designer bag as much as the next gal, but this is the kind of bag I’ll be using for years to come.

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What I Wore: Target Run

What I Wore for the Weekend: Ramones tee, Ankara print skirt, Born 'Myndy' sandals and Ray-Ban oversized aviators what I wore on the weekend featuring ramones tee shirt ankara skirt born myndy sandals What I Wore for the Weekend: Ramones tee, Ankara print skirt, Born 'Myndy' sandals and Ray-Ban oversized aviators Tee: Had forever (similar) | Skirt: Etsy Seller Buy the Dress | Shoes: Born ‘Myndy’ | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (on sale 25% off) | Necklace: Silver chain with various charms I’ve collected over the years | Bracelets: Cuff I’ve had forever (similar), beaded bracelets c/o Lifetherapy | Earrings: Etsy Seller Keti Sorley Designs

I wore this Sunday for a Target run, to head to the grocery store, the wine shop, and to drop off some clothing donations. This skirt is waxed cotton so it floats away from the body keeping me cool and doesn’t wrinkle as fast as basic cotton. These sandals I purchased many years ago and still find them incredibly comfortable; I remember thinking I’d regret yellow as I have so little in my wardrobe but I treat them like a neutral. This combination looks more pulled together than shorts but for me I find to be more cool and comfortable and better fitting my personal style!

These earrings were a treat I recently bought myself.  I have wanted earrings like this since high school but always put it off feeling it was a frivolous purchase.  But recently I wondered why put it off if I have wanted it for more than two decades?  I’m 40 years old, a grown-ass woman so I bought them with my grown-ass woman money!  My 16-year old self is very proud.

Boot Scootin’

Shirt: Gap | Skirt: c/o Soft Surroundings | Boots: DUO | Bracelets: c/o lifetherapy, c/o Soft Surroundings, made by fellow Inforooster | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Another day that started with rain. Too hot for tall boots and skinny jeans, so I decided to whip out my festie boots. I bought these from DUO Boots in 2007 and I still adore them, though now they have become more of bum around boots. They have gone to a few Bonnaroos, parties in the parking lot at several concerts at Merriweather, went with me to Forecastle fest and are often the boots I slip on when going out in the yard to hang laundry or play with Emerson. Not really typical work footwear, but it’s Friday and they’re pretty well hidden under this skirt and will keep my feet dry as I stomp through puddles!

Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the crazy holiday season and crazy beginning of 2013 but I am craving a vacation right about now and yesterday I got a fabulous care package from Lifetherapy with some products from their “Vacation” line.  This morning’s shower was with the Vacation body wash and then I used the Vacation lotion and added the matching Pulse Point Oil Roll-on Perfume to my wrists and behind my ears. It’s a warm but feminine blend that smells a bit like vanilla, a bit like sandalwood, a bit like coconut, and makes me want to sip a fruity drink while under the shade of a palm tree on a beach.  It’s one of those fragrances that works when you get hot and sweaty – some fragrances smell too strong or too wrong in the heat of summer, but this one just seems to get more… mature and right.  I liked it when I put it on but it felt a bit too girly for me (I usually wear Burberry London perfume and Neutrogena Body Oil for moisturizer), but by time I got to the office I was quite the fan, and I love the travel-friendly perfume oil bottle!

Can I just say I wish Ray-Ban made more of the fun versions of their aviators in the 62mm size for us big-headed folks?  I want the fun green lenses, but they’re only in the normal-headed size.  However, I did find the all-black ones on eBay for a sweet price and just got my email yesterday that they have shipped out.  Can’t wait for them to arrive!  This is my biggest tip for designer sunglasses – if you know the model number, the size and details check eBay to see if you can find them for less.  There may be some sketchy folks on there, but there’s also a lot of companies that sell overstock or old styles on there for really good prices and some people who are just selling things they no longer want that are in almost-new condition.

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What I Wore: The Striped Shirt

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Remember my post about THE STRIPED TEE? This is it. It was crazy, I thought I ordered it and then was asked what I thought about it and realized it never arrived.  I checked, it never came out of my PayPal, and I never received a confirmation email.  No idea what happened, luckily they were still in stock so I ordered again.  And well… it’s the darn closest I have found! It’s a better quality knit, better made, has washed great without any change in size or condition. The stripes are a bit smaller and not even, but I still like it (I bought two and am glad about it). Like my original striped tee, this is a relaxed fit, not one to tuck in or try to glam up. I wore this look the other weekend running errands, and then unrolled the jeans, slipped on my Chelsea boots and my black puffer vest for the evening.

I haven’t featured this bag on the blog for almost a year (previous posts with it) but use it regularly.  This past Wednesday I used it when Emerson and I went to see Gloria Steinem speak at the Sixth and I Synagogue; it was big enough to hold stuff for both of us and easily switches from shoulder to crossbody.  Saturday morning, a friend stopped by and asked about the bag and wondered how it worked as a backpack and I realized I never used it in such a manner.  So that day I decided to wear it as a backpack and I gotta say it’s pretty comfortable and easy to use and slip back to a standard bag. This bag has been through a lot, carried heavy and awkward loads and still looks like new.  Made in the USA by a woman-owned company?  Big fan!

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What I Wore: Real Cold

Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a Bernardo packable down hooded parka, L.L. Bean Harness Boots, and Ray-Ban aviators Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a Bernardo packable down hooded parka, L.L. Bean Harness Boots, and Ray-Ban aviators Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a Bernardo packable down hooded parka, L.L. Bean Harness Boots, and Ray-Ban aviatorsHooded Packable Down Parka: Bernardo (on sale!) (plus option) | Jeans: NYDJ (plus option) | Boots: L.L. Bean (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | Cashmere Beanie: Halogen (this year’s version) | Scarf: c/o Nepali by TDM Designs (RIP) (similar) | Ice Cleats: Yaktrax | Gloves: Emerson’s from her Christmas stocking (cheapy “magic” stretch ones from Target) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Last night it snowed, and while there wasn’t a lot, it was that kind mixed with the cold temps that made all streets an ice slick.  We had my sister, our best friend and her husband over for dinner to celebrate my sister’s birthday; I felt like my mom asking everyone to text me when they got home but was glad they both did because they said the roads were horrific.  And they still were this morning; I tried to get out, at 15 MPH I skidded through a stop sign near my home and went around the block and came back home. They had a 2-hour delay for Emerson’s school and then changed their mind and closed completely.  I waited until it was a bit warmer out to make a second go at driving into the city… and either my battery is bad or my starter.  So Karl is off getting my car taken care of and I am working from home today.  Karl captured these pics on my new Samsung camera (review to come) before we got in the car and realized it wouldn’t go into Drive.

This is real-life cold weather fashion.  Under my jeans are these leggings (and a review to come tomorrow!), on my waterproof sturdy boots with a nice lug sole are Yaktrax (because if you have to have three surgeries and almost 30 weeks in a cast because of slipping on black ice you do whatever you can to prevent it from happening again), and when you can’t find your nice cashmere-lined leather gloves you just grab whatever you can find to protect your fingers in the cold!

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What I Wore: Town Festival

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A couple weekends ago I attended the Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival in our town center.  Live music from 11am into the evening, they had drums and other instruments for the attendees to use, craft and music projects for kids, face painting, vendors, food, and much more (such as a young woman on stilts behind me in the photos!).  One of the things I love so much about living in Greenbelt is festivals like this; we can walk down and are sure to bump into plenty of friends and neighbors.  Even the mayor of Greenbelt was part of a drum circle!  Emerson had her face painted as a tiger and I bought the earrings I’m wearing from one of the vendors.

I was on Emerson detail (Karl was hired to photograph the event) and wanted to be comfortable and ready for a long day away from home.  I bought these boots last year and swore I’d return them… and never did.  They ended up being a favorite in the closet; while they’re not the most flattering with my thicker legs, I love the biker vibe and how I can wear them all day with comfort.  The NYDJ jeans are comfortable and keep their shape after many hours of sitting, squatting, walking, dancing, and racing to the center of the drum circle when Bele Bele goes into a rendition of Sardines.  I wanted to show town spirit with my tee (I cut the sleeves and neck), and  this sweater was perfect to wear in the shade or tie around my waist when it was warm.  This bag was such a good purchase; I love how it fits my personal style and looks stylish while being a workhorse.  I tied Emerson’s denim jacket to it when she was warm, filled it with random art projects Emerson made, and had room for all my purse essentials plus a couple snacks!

UPDATE: Through this Friday, October 30th, Foxcroft is having their Friends & Family Event; visit their site and save 30% off EVERYTHING!

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What I Wore: Hanging Out

WO21 WO22 WO23Romper: Love in Harlem | Denim Jacket: J. Crew Factory | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Sandals: Birkenstocks | Earrings: Amazon | Bracelet: Had forever (similar) | Necklace: Chain with various charms I’ve collected over the years

In my reader survey one of the things many of you requested is pictures of more casual of outfits. You want to see what I wear hanging out at home, or when I’m running errands. Well here’s reality! I got this romper-eque thing on Amazon and it’s a favorite. It’s runs SUPER big; this is a Small and it’s clearly still quite roomy. I was torn which color to get; I chose Navy but next summer may get another in a more fun color.  In the summer I wear with my skinny-strap bra and my Birks when just running errands but have paired with metallic sandals and even a belt to dress it up. Now that it’s cooler I’m pairing it with my denim jacket when I step out, a sweater jacket or poncho when in the house. When it comes to super casual and loungewear, I often veer to a more boho feel which is looser, more relaxed, more funky prints and silhouettes and comfort trumps fashion. These silver Birkenstocks are a favorite; they’re like a massage for my feet after a week in pumps, heels, and career shoes and though some of the silver has worn away with age,I still dig the metallic finish. Wearing accessories is an easy way to make loungewear look less bummy; a pair of hoops or a pendant necklace can do a lot to jazz up a look without sacrificing comfort or ease!

What I Wore: Stripes and Shine

Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen wearing Talbots Varisty Stripe Blazer, Gap Real Straight Jeans, and shiny silver Bass oxfords Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen wearing Talbots Varisty Stripe Blazer, Gap Real Straight Jeans, and shiny silver Bass oxfords Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen wearing Talbots Varisty Stripe Blazer, Gap Real Straight Jeans, and shiny silver Bass oxfords Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen wearing Talbots Varisty Stripe Blazer, Gap Real Straight Jeans, and shiny silver Bass oxfords Blazer: c/o Talbots | Tee: Etsy | Necklace: Etsy | Watch: c/o Larsson & Jennings | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Bass (similar, similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I love how a blazer can upgrade a basic weekend look of tee shirt and jeans. When I went to Talbots Annapolis Towne Center to exchange my jeans, I tried on this blazer, which I featured in this post. Just as I thought, while this blazer can look boardroom-ready with a crisp white shirt and trousers, it looks just at home dressed down. I think it would look fantastic come winter with a turtleneck sweater.  Thank you Talbots Annapolis for the gift, it’s always a pleasure to shop with you!

I bought these oxfords a couple years ago (last worn here) and while they don’t get regular wear, they often are just the thing I need to complete a look (and it doesn’t hurt that they’re pretty comfy!). It’s funny, whenever I wear them men are the ones to compliment me on my choice of footwear!

What I Wore: Winter Weekend Style

Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a turtleneck poncho sweater, leather front ponte pants, metallic Superga slip-on sneakers and Rough & Tumble Bags Wardrobe Oxygen featuring Larsson & Jennings watch and Ray-Ban aviators Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a turtleneck poncho sweater, leather front ponte pants, metallic Superga slip-on sneakers and Rough & Tumble Bags Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a turtleneck poncho sweater, leather front ponte pants, metallic Superga slip-on sneakers and Rough & Tumble BagsSweater: MICHAEL Michael Kors (old; similar, plus option) | Pants: Ann Taylor (old; similar, plus option) | Bag: Rough & Tumble Bags | Shoes: Superga | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: c/o Larsson & Jennings

I bought this sweater back in 2014 (first seen in this post) and it is still a favorite.  Friday night I went to a concert with friends and got home very late yet still at to be at my Girl Scout co-leader’s house at 6:45am to secure locations for our cookie sales.  I had worn these pants earlier in the week to work and threw this sweater over a tee, slipped on these shoes and headed out without makeup or even brushing my hair.  I got home, caught my reflection, and liked the look!  Not too shabby for dressing in the dark on four hours of sleep!  I came home, showered, pulled myself together and put the same look back on for the rest of the day.

I featured these sneakers in my Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale picks, and as usual, when I spend a lot of time checking out deals online for you readers, I end up selling to myself and buying something.  They’re sold out at Nordstrom, but I found them on sale at White House | Black Market and a rose gold version discounted at 6pm.  Superga sneakers run big and wide, I bought my regular 8 and they’re roomy everywhere while slip-on sneaks are often tight and hard for me to get on and break in.  If you have regular width feet or are between sizes, I recommend sizing down.  However, this is my second pair of sneakers from this brand (RIP my first pair which was destroyed by my dog) and they’re more cushioned than Converse and high quality.  mmfI know my friend Chelsea also bought these very sneakers, and my friend Christen also loves the brand.  Comfy and cool, perfect for the weekend!

What I Wore: Old Hat

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I borrowed this dress from Gwynnie Bee over a month ago and haven’t wanted to send it back.  In fact, this is the other dress I currently have that I am seriously considering purchasing from Gwynnie Bee.  This dress feels like silk but is machine washable.  Lined, pockets, and a drapey cut that is comfortable on a hot day.  While I wore it here with a belt the wide elastic waist looks nice on its own too, it gives it a more casual look.

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I’ve had a Panama hat from J. Crew Factory for a year, but I never really liked it. It always seemed to lie wrong on me, always looked a bit crooked. My mom has been cleaning out her house and found this hat; I remember going to Loehmann’s with my mom and her friend and buying this hat, I think it was 9th grade. This hat is so much better of quality than my J. Crew one and isn’t all wonky! It was perfect for a very sunny and hot day in DC with the family.

What I Wore: Fashion With An Impact

Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a Charlie Jade boho inspired chiffon maxi dress and Naturalizer sandals Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a Charlie Jade paisley chiffon maxi dress and vintage leather belt Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a chiffon maxi dress from Charlie Jade with a vintage belt and Naturalizer sandals Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a paisley chiffon maxi dress from Charlie JadeDress: Charlie Jade (similar concept in plus size) | Belt: Vintage (similar) | Shoes: Naturalizer c/o ShoeBuy (sold out, available at Amazon) | Bag: Vintage Coach (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Had forever (similar) | Earrings: Amazon

I mentioned in this post (and on Instagram) that I bought this dress but it was too long.  It’s an uneven hem, and while parts were okay, the longer pieces were a good 6″ dragging on the floor, even in high heels.  I used a YouTube tutorial to hem the dress (this was easy because the chiffon isn’t too slippery, only one layer, and had a separate knee-length slip that didn’t need a hem) and think it turned out pretty well.  I decided to make it a bit short as I saw it on the model at Nordstrom so I could wear it with shorter heels.

popnod dc fashion impact 2015 I wore this look to Fashion With an Impact, a fashion experience hosted by PopNod and DC Style Factory that celebrated those who are at the forefront of style and social good, while launching a clothing campaign to support Urban Alliance. Featuring outfits from Betsy Fisher, DC Style Factory styled work ready looks incorporating the season’s latest styles for men and women.


Proceeds from tickets sales went to Urban Alliance, an amazing organization that empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship.  I was so inspired by this organization; I encourage you to learn more about Urban Alliance and see if maybe your company would  be able to participate in their successful and rewarding internship program!

PopNod is a pretty cool company. Through its site or app, you can purchase one of more than 500,000 items from popular retailers and a portion of your order is automatically donated to the cause of your choice. Fashion With an Impact kicked off PopNod’s campaign for The Urban Alliance; encouraging donors to purchase brand new clothing items on PopNod and donate them to Urban Alliance interns entering the professional workplace. PopNod founder and friend Stephanie David believes that everyone can make an impact, and no act of giving back is too small, “I think that people sometimes feel uncomfortable to give back if they don’t have large amounts to give. Much like small acts of kindness, the little gives can add up to a whole lot more without you even realizing it. For example, as little as $1 will provide a hot, nutritious meal for a child in need. If a single person donated one dollar every week, or a thousand people donated one dollar—imagine the impact.” (source) Learn more about Stephanie, PopNod, and how you can shop with a purpose by visiting PopNod online.

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What I Wore: Pretty in Pink

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Blazer: Vince Camuto (same color, same style) | Tee: Old Navy | Jeans: Paley Bootcut c/o Jag Jeans | Shoes: Aerosoles c/o Shoebuy | Bracelet: c/o RocksBox | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I’m not a cotton candy pink kind of gal… that is until this spring.  For some reason the color has really grown on me so when I saw this blazer at Nordstrom I had to get it.  If you get my newsletter (and you should, only once a month and completely different content from here at the blog), you’ll know I’ve been wearing it a lot.  I wore this combination last week to the office on Casual Friday.  These jeans from Jag are pretty fabulous.  In a world of skinny jeans and extreme flares, the bootcut leg of these are a refreshing and figure flattering change.  Like a previous pair of Jag Jeans that I featured, these have the pull-on waistband that keeps things nice and smooth under fitted knits (and no muffin top!) and are thick and opaque.

What I Wore: Buffalo Girl

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Shirt: Gap (on sale!) | Skirt: Halogen (this year’s version) | Shoes: Miss Sixty (similar) | Bracelet: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | Bag: Isabella Fiore via MYHABIT | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I could have just called this post “A Few of my Favorite Things!” I’m such a sucker for plaid flannel shirts, it’s the college grunge Eddie Vedder obsessed gal inside still getting her sartorial moment in the sun. This skirt I’ve had for a few years now and love it; I’ll wear it now with bare legs and come winter I’ll wear it with tights as I did here last winter. These shoes… well if you’ve been reading for a while you know I’ve been rocking them (and replacement pairs) since 2010, first seen in this post. The bag is a new purchase I mentioned here and adore, and oversized Ray-Ban aviators have become my signature sunglasses (and Karl’s too, we share pairs!).

What I Wore: Long Day’s Journey

DSCF0171 Top: LOFT | Skirt: LOFT | Bag: Latico | Shoes: Nine West | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Some days are longer than others and it’s nice when your outfit lasts as long as you do. On this day I got to work at 7am, left early for a doctor’s appointment, stopped by Union Market in DC to visit the Dagne Dover pop-up shop and meet the CEO of Dagne Dover, Melissa Mash. Got home, had enough time to brush my teeth and put down my laptop bag and we were off to a rehearsal for a wedding Karl was shooting the next day. Karl took this photo after the rehearsal and it’s clear Emerson and I both were spent, though my outfit still looks relatively fresh. This skirt and top looks like a dress when put together, but the skirt is cute on its own with a colorful tank or tee and I wore the top with wide-leg white linen pants and flat sandals and liked the effect.  It’s funny when this set arrived in the mail I thought I looked like a circus tent in it.  I bagged it up to return but tried it on before I returned it one more time and fell for it.  The skirt is elastic and drawstring, unlined, and doesn’t cling in humidity.  The only thing missing is pockets!

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I bought this bag two years ago from MYHABIT (just seen on the blog yesterday) and it’s a great bag for long days – not heavy, small and flat enough to be a comfortable crossbody but big enough to hold my everyday wallet, sunglasses case, and even my planner. I like how Latico bags don’t have trendy details or logos, making them bags you can wear with style for years to come.

What I Wore: Leopard with Stripes

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Coat: c/o Talbots | Tee: Armor-Lux | Jeans: NYDJ | Booties: Cole Haan (similar style, same brand) | Bag: c/o Fossil | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I shared this Talbots coat in my Talbots Fall Look Book post and was so excited when they sent me one as a gift! This is more of a coat than an indoor jacket; it’s the perfect choice over dresses, blouses and trousers, but I love how it glams up a classic weekend look. I’ve always been a fan of mixing leopard with stripes (see here and here), and this coat’s fuzzy texture adds an additional layer of interest. This coat is a 12 Petite, lined and cozy enough for a brisk fall day; add a pashmina at the throat and leather gloves and it will be just enough until the weather gets frigid!

Current favorite red lip is actually two colors – I start with Revlon Matte Lipstick in ‘Really Red’ and top with Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in ‘Enticing.’ I find if I start with the Pixi lip primer/liner first, pat it in my finger, apply the lipstick and let it dry/set a bit, I keep the color all day and the Lacquer Balm refreshes it and adds shine.

What I Wore: Air Flow

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Mesh top: c/o Karen by Karen Kane (similar) | Tank: c/o J.Jill | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Nine West (similar) | Bag: Rough & Tumble | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Had forever (similar) | Lipstick: MaryKay ‘Mystic Plum’

If you follow me on Instagram you know I wore this look to work Friday. Karen Kane was sweet enough to send me this awesome mesh sweatshirt this spring but then the whole cast situation made it impossible to wear. Once the cast came off this was one of the first long-sleeved tops I made sure to wear.  The jeans are the ones from Gap I mentioned in this post; after some weird years I find Gap to again be a destination for quality but reasonably priced denim.

And this bag I continue to adore; no need to buy a trendy brand name to enjoy high quality and style.  I found Rough & Tumble on Etsy and am thrilled to see they are growing, now with an e-commerce site.  A woman-owned business with everything made here in the USA?  Yes please!

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What I Wore: Cozy Stripe

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Sweater: Kensie | Tee: Ann Taylor | Pants: Ann Taylor (old – similar petite/regular version, plus version) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Belt: Halogen | Bag: Chancebanda via MYHABIT | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I love huge sweaters like this, so perfect to snuggle up in when the temperatures drop. This weekend I wore it as a cardigan with a simple tee and jeans, but tried wrapping and belting the sweater and found it looked more polished and appropriate for a casual day at the office or going out to brunch with my friends.  I love the color story and it has fun knit elbow pads for interest.

The bag is a recent MYHABIT score; I had some credit stored up and this bag went on mega sale making it only $19! The blue is no longer available but they do have it in brown and plum.  I don’t love the lining which is a plasticy feeling acetate, but the leather and color is great, I love that there’s short handles plus the adjustable crossbody/shoulder strap, an outside pocket for my SmarTrip card and phone, and plenty of interior pockets to keep me organized.

As for the tee, it’s on a mega sale right now – when I bought it, it was $24.99 and then 60% off that price.  I got it in the black and white and the navy and oatmeal colors – you know me, I can’t resist a good price on a great striped tee!

What I Wore: Weekend Denim

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Jeans: Erin Cuffed Ankle Jean c/o Jag Jeans | Shirt: Banana Republic | Shoes Naturalizer ‘Dania’ c/o Shoebuy | Bag: Vintage Coach via eBay (similar) | Bracelets: Lifetherapy, had forever (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ba

I’ve been really feeling dark denim this spring, paired with more denim, with white, with unexpected items like a leather pencil skirt or brightly-printed midi.  I found this denim shirt on mega clearance at Banana Republic and love that it’s richly colored but as soft as a well-worn stonewashed version.  Jag Jeans sent me these cuffed skinny ankles and I am IN LOVE.  They are made from their Freedom Knit Denim, which looks like traditional jeans, but the inside looks more like loop terry and the denim stretches and moves with you for comfort and shape all day.  This is the third time I wore these without washing, which is a testament to the bounceback-ability of this stretchy denim.  They’re perfect for dashing about weekends running errands, which is what I did in this look.

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What I Wore: Cry Wolf

Wardrobe Oxygen, an over 40 fashion and personal style blog featuring leather front pants and a BB Dakota intarsia sweater Wardrobe Oxygen, an over 40 fashion and personal style blog featuring leather front pants and a BB Dakota intarsia sweater Wardrobe Oxygen, an over 40 fashion and personal style blog featuring leather front pants and a BB Dakota intarsia sweaterSweater: BB Dakota via Gwynnie Bee (similar concept, plus option) | Pants: Ann Taylor (similar, plus option) | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Had forever (similar)

I think intarsia sweaters with animals on them are cute… but not my style.  Sure, if I had a pug I may get a sweater with a pug on it, but I just find them too twee for my personal style.  But when I saw this pixelated wolf sweater from BB Dakota in the Gwynnie Bee New Arrivals I took a chance.  I’ve had great luck with BB Dakota, and the wolf wasn’t sweet or twee, it reminded me of the music video in Emerson’s favorite episode of Teen Titans Go.  I paired it with a pair of faux leather front ponte pants I got from Ann Taylor eons ago and a pair of pumps for a look that appears fancy for going to a friend’s house for a party or to watch the game, but is actually uber comfy.  And this is why I love Gwynnie Bee, I can try trends without buyer’s remorse, and if I do decide I like something I can buy it right from them!  Click this link to try Gwynnie Bee free for 30 days!

What I Wore: Those Boots I Said I’d Return

Wardrobe Oxygen, an over 40 fashion and personal style blog, featuring a navy sweatshirt dress and black harness boots Wardrobe Oxygen, an over 40 fashion and personal style blog, featuring a navy sweatshirt dress and black harness boots Wardrobe Oxygen, an over 40 fashion and personal style blog, featuring a navy sweatshirt dress and black harness boots Wardrobe Oxygen, an over 40 fashion and personal style blog, featuring a navy sweatshirt dress and black harness boots Sweatshirt dress: Leith (similar, plus option) | Tights: Commando | Boots: L.L. Bean (on sale!) | Bag: Rough & Tumble Bags | Scarf: Saint Laurent via MYHABIT (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Had forever (similar)

In this post I reviewed the L.L. Bean Harness boot and said they were too wonky and I’d return them.  And then snow happened, and these boots were amazing on ice and trudging through slush.  They were so easy to slip on and off at the front door, and with an addition of shearling insoles they were cozy and warm.  With wear, they got a bit slouchy which made them look less wonky with my wide calves and well… I just liked them too much to care too much about things like calf flattery. I wear them on many weekends; I wore them in this post, and I wore this look for a day of running errands, having lunch with girl friends, and curling up on the couch and watching The Wizard of Oz with Emerson.