December 30, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Long Journey

Sweater is brown, dress is gray, leggings are navy


































A few things:
- I promise I will stop posting outfits with these boots for awhile. I only packed one carry-on suitcase, so I didn't have much room for variety in the footwear department this week!
- This was my outfit for the flight home yesterday. I added lots of layers - the sweater in the middle is super-thick and warm - to adjust for the changing climates as I traveled.
- It turns out that leggings are also a great idea for ice skating! I made an impromptu trip with my nephews before I hopped on a plane and was loving my stretchy pants. I almost bit it at one point and essentially did the splits. Stretchy pants are good for the splits.
- I still have no idea what I'm wearing for New Year's Eve. You?

Coat: Banana Republic, $130
Faux fur collar: H&M, $15
Dress: c/o Lamixx, $36
Sweater: Gap, old
Leggings: Victoria's Secret c/o MJR Sales, $4
Boots: Grifter c/o Chinese Laundry, $149
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Purse: Juicy Couture from Neiman Marcus Last Call, $115

17 comments:

  1. This is a great traveling outfit.  The leggings look like they are good quality, perfect for having to do the splits :)  No plans for New Years other than staying in and singing karaoke and having a few cocktails.  Can't wait to see what you end up wearing!  Heather

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  2. Great traveling outfit, I am all about layers when I travel!  I am loving your coat!  And I still have no idea what I am wearing on NYE!  My sister and I went shopping yesterday but I failed to find anything I truly loved!

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  3. I've always admired when I see someone wear a dress as a skirt, but all of my dresses are odd lengths & look strange when paired with a top. I need to master this ASAP!

    As for NYE, you can never go wrong with sequins or an LBD. Good luck!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  4. So when trying to find the leggings on MJR Sales is it leggings from a famous catalog or how do you find the Victoria's Secret ones?

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  5. I think I finally figured out my NYE outfit - we will be going to a friends house, there will be under 10 of us and it's very casual, but I still like to look cute.  Also - their house is generally chilly.  Grey leggings, black riding boots, black tunic length t shirt, grey close fitting wool sweater, black cardigan.  Then pretty green earrings and matching blingy costume ring, and maybe an updo to keep the look from being too shluby.

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  6. J- will you do a post on how to wear leggings tastefully, maybe with some different top options? You seem to pull it off effortlessly. I find I can only figure out one look with it and that is with a long tank covering my bum and a sweater over it, so not the cutest outfit.

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  7. I think she posted once that if you are wearing a super tight item for a bottom, then you should pair it with a less tight item on top. Maybe you could pair it with a flowy top that hits just above your hips and sinch it w/ a belt? Or wear the tights w/ a flowy/pleated skirt, and pair it with a nice fitted tank/shirt?

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  8. Also, I just thought: is your tank long enough to look like a mock dress? Maybe you could sinch that w/ a belt to creat a whole new look.

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  9. Famous Catalog = Victoria's Secret, they just can't say that. So on the website they will be listed as "Famous Catalog"!

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  10. I totally agree with Babydoll's ideas. (and I think your outfit does sound cute actually!) I do tend to pair one tight item with something loose, so that can be a good guideline. Also with leggings I'm a big believer that your bum needs to be fully covered (leggings as pants = I just can't get behind it). I'm still experimenting but so far my favorite pairings with leggings have been short dresses in a light material that are loose. 

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  11. I love the middle look.  I have a grey dress and I've never thought of putting a sweater over the top of it!

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  12. I know I'm wearing my new wax denim shirt and my Stella and Dot necklace but past that?  No idea!  I'm sure we'll both figure it out in time...x

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  13. Happy New Year J!!!  Love the travel outfit!  So cozy and chic at the same time!  I like the boots, so I don't mind seeing them for the next year!  LOL!  xx

    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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  14. These types of posts are so useful for me as I live in a cold climate. I usually end up looking like a snowman whenever I dress for winter (big & puffy). This looks warm without looking bulky. Love it!! Thanks.

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  15. cute ! very cute ! :)

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  16. The idea of a sweater over a dress is so cute! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  17. Love this outfit, the layers are perfect for travel or a Florida "winter"

    xo Teresa
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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