Jack Wills, UK clothing line and recent arrival to the U.S., has some perfect looks for the winter/holiday season. You can always count on their preppy plaids, blazers, and oxford button downs, but I am loving the glittery detailing on the Arkendale Sequin Dress and Runfold footless tights. I will definitely be using these looks as inspiration, especially pairing my plaid shirt with a ruffled skirt.
I was very surprised this Friday while on my way to Michael Symon’s latest Cleveland culinary experience, BSpot, I found myself caught in what can only be described as a freak snow storm. So on Saturday when I ventured out for some early Christmas shopping, I was ready with the Wellies. I like the way I wore this gingham shirt much better than last time. Even though the shirt is of a thicker material, I needed another layer to stay warm in this unexpected cold weather, hence the sweater tunic. Has anyone had their first snow/snow storm? Want to move to Cleveland? The weather is beautiful!
H&M sweater and pants; Shirt courtesy of Jack Wills; Hunter Wellington boots
Drop-waist strapless dress, $58
Ultrasoft sleep tee, $22
Victoria’s Secret – Plunge cover-up tunic, $39
Carlos by Carlos Santana Mesa – Brown, $69
Betsey Johnson Oversized Square Sunglasses – Sunglasses – Nordstrom, $65
So I broke my shopping freeze for the first time over the weekend. There were many reasons for my downfall. First of all I was given a special invitation to an after hours Victoria’s Secret party to premiere the new Body by Victoria bras. I thought “Ohhh, a party, they will probably have food and drinks.” That’s seriously what motivates me. (They didn’t) And then I saw all of the bright colors out for spring and summer and gave in. I have so had it with winter and I am ready for sunnier weather to be here so I picked up a couple of their bright sleep tees and a new Body by Victoria push up bra. The new bras are really soft and have memory foam in them. A comfortable bra was very hard to resist. I guess you could argue that sleep shirts and a bra aren’t really indulgent purchases, but when you buy them at Victoria’s Secret I think that counts as indulgent. So I got through basically two months without spending, which is still an accomplishment and I plan to finish my last month without spending.
Generally I don’t spend a lot of time looking at or buying Victoria’s Secret clothing, but when it comes to summer, I am all about their styles for some reason. They always have really bright colors. And I am all about a new pair of brown sandals this summer too. What are you looking forward to wearing this summer? I know I will be wearing dresses as many days as I can.
I think the styling of J.Crew models is so perfect. The hair, the makeup, and obviously the clothes. Don’t you love the few pieces of her hair sticking out from her messy bun and the pretty red lipstick? This is a great winter look.
I also have to say that I love the whole tights under shorts look, and I desperately want to recreate this outfit. If I had a uniform, I would want it to be this.