Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Layering a Tee with a Button Down and adding a Statement Necklace.

You get 2 posts today, guys. I have so many Outfits to show you that's why. I figured I should post as often as I could trying to get in most of my Outfits from this year before 2013 is over, you know. =) I actually wore this Outfit today on Wednesday December 11th 2013. It was a little bit warmer outside than I thought. So I layered two Light Shirts: a Plaid Button-Down over a Scoop-Neck, Long-Sleeve Tee. It seems like I wore these Jeans with this same Plaid Shirt last time, also. Today, I kept the Colors Monochromatic on Top (Fuchsia/Magenta/Raspberry) and added a Statement Necklace & Statement Earrings in the same color group. The Necklace & Earrings definitely dress up this rather Casual Outfit. The Necklace is one of the many Statement Necklaces I picked up this Summer. I love it. It is Fun & Unique and costed me ten bucks. The Cap/Beret (which costed  five bucks) picks up the Fuchsia from the rest of the Outfit and was added more for style than necessity, really. But it was warm enough outside so I took off both my Hat & Vivian's, once outside. And sorry, once again I managed to get a stain right by my chest. Yep, before even making it out of the door. Then I used some soap & water and made it bigger, but in reality I got it out (though it dried later). =D Ehhh. What do you think of My Outfit? It is a little Christmasy, no? Do Berets look funny on me or do they suit me, tell me the truth?

Magenta, Crew-neck, Long-Sleeve, Nylon-Stretch Tee: White House Black Market.
Fuchsia+White, Gingham/Plaid, Long-Sleeve, Button-Down Shirt: Aeropostale.
Dark Navy, Skinny Blue Jeans w/ Zippered Ankles: The Limited.
Magenta, Large-Beaded, Plastic Drop Earrings: A Local Boutique.
Fuchsia, Gold Tone, Statement Necklace w/ Oval Rings circled w/ Silver Rhinestones: A Local Boutique (New).
Hot Pink, Wool, French Beret: A Boutique in Albania (New).
 Leather Suede, Slouchy, Gray Boots: Skechers.

I also took a bunch of Beautiful Photos of Vivian, by the Christmas Tree today. I will share more of those with you this Saturday but I will give you a sneak peek today. This might be My Most Favorite of the bunch. Look at that Smile!! She is so Fascinated by the Colorful, & Brightly-lit Christmas Tree. It makes her Smile & Laugh though she wants to touch and pull on everything. She is ADORABLE!

P.S. Linking up with Erin+Laura (Weekly Trend is Statement Jewelry), Agnes, Sherri, Jacqueline+Elle (Spotlight this week is Plaid) Kati+Elise and Tara+Sharon. 
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Mom's Winter Must Haves: Cozy Sweaters and Sweater Dresses.

Last Summer I brought you Mom's Summer Must Haves in a collaboration with AGI from Vodka Infused Lemonade. Then for Fall, I collaborated with HEATHER from H&K Style Journey to show you our Fall Must Have Items for Moms. Starting this week I am collaborating with LAURA from I Do DeClaire to bring you Mom's Winter Must Haves. So stay tuned for the next 8 weeks because we are showing you some great, versatile, Must-Have Items that every Mom should have in her closet for Winter, to stay Stylish too, of course.

First, we are showing you Cozy Sweaters. This is such a Versatile Winter Staple. Cozy Sweaters keep us Warm, Cozy & Put-together. They are perfect for layering with, in Winter. I love how in both of Our Outfits we had Red in mind, since the Holidays are here. We are both showing you Red with Black+White which is a Lovely Trio Combo. We both have on Open Cardigans and both paired these Sweaters with Boots. Laura's Outfit is simply Stunning. She is Dressy, Elegant and ready to tackle a Cold Wintery Morning. 

For my Outfit I paired my Dark Red Jeans with a Bright Red Tee which has lots of Sparkle (through Beads & Rhinestones) along the Neckline. It was part of a Holiday collection, 3 years ago at White House Black Market. I added my New, Winter-themed, Black+White Cardigan and an additional Red comes through my Skinny, Burgundy Belt. I also added Sparkly Red+Silver, Holiday Studs. What is hard to see from the photos however is that I have on a Black Snood which is basically an Infinity Scarf. It is a Black, Wool, Cable-Knit Snood that paired with the Collar of the Cardigan looks one and the same. Between the Snood and the Boots I was definitely bundled up for a real cold day. What do you think?
Black+White, Winter-themed, Fair Isle, Collared & Belted, Wool Cardigan Sweater: Urban Outfitters (New).
Red, Crew-neck, 3/4-Sleeve Tee w/ Silver+Gold Jeweled Neckline: White House Black Market.
Cherry Red, "Osa Slim", Skinny Jeans: Martin & Osa.
Black, Thick Wool, Cable Knit Snood (Scarf): c/o Bershka (New).
Red+Silver, Wreath, Stud Earrings: A Local Boutique (New).
Burgundy, Patent Leather, Faux Ostrich, Skinny Belt: White House Black Market.
Charcoal Gray, Quilted & Rubber, Lace-up Rain Boots: Costco.

Next, this week, Laura and I are showing you Sweater Dresses. We both wore very Comfy, Basic, Dark-Colored Sweater Dresses. Neutral Colors when it comes to Sweater Dresses are best, since they can be worn with so much more, including wearing some Light or Bright Colors with them, like Laura did adding Purple. Laura's Dress with the Sash Belt has the perfect knee-length, and paired with Tall Black Boots and a Gorgeous Statement Necklace would be great for work.

I paired my Dark Blue Dress that has Black, Lace-print Stripes with a Gold/Olive/Brown Paisley Pashmina, this way mixing some prints. I have on Dark Charcoal Gray, Tweed-looking Tights. The Black+Blue, Patent Leather Oxfords match the Sweater Dress to a T. While the Bracelet brings out the colors of the Scarf even more, since the Pashmina & Bracelet have the same Colors, pretty much. What do you think of this Look? Do you like Sweater Dresses? How do you wear them?
And here is the Christmas Tree (and Stockings) in our Household this Holiday Season 2013. What do you think? Click on the collages to see the bigger.
Royal Blue Sweater Dress w/ Lace-Printed Black Stripes: London Girl Boutique.
Burnt Orange, Gold & Brown, Paisley Print, Indian Pashmina Shawl w/ Fringe: Gifted to Me from a Friend.
Oval-Beaded, Brown, Olive, Burgundy & Burnt Orange, Stretchy Bracelets (set of 2): H&M.
Charcoal Gray, Tweed Tights: Old Navy.
Black & Dark Blue, Patent Leather Oxford Shoes: Simple Shoes.

P.S. I am linking up with Alison, Sarah, Melaina, Rebecca, Lindsey, Tiffany and Bethany. Happy Hump Day!!