winter layers

Sunday, November 16, 2014

winter layers

winter layers by ameliablake featuring skinny leg jeans

As the temperatures drop my closet gets an overhaul.  I love layering and have found that my creativity blossoms more in the cooler months.  I have been coveting a few things for Christmas, some I have hinted at like bean boots in a size AA 7 8in blue, and anything buffalo this amazing vest!!  And then some I couldn't wait until Christmas to have like this plaid blanket scarf.  If you haven't jumped on this trend yet shame on you!!  I love them and want to wear one every day...I actually probably could wear one every day of the week with how many I own!  I find Zara's are the best, but there are several retailers that have really nice ones that aren't as expensive or hard to get, because if you want one from Zara and it is available you better get it, chances are it will sell out fast.

Here is a weird fact about me...I love socks, patterned socks, toe socks, etc.  I really don't like to wear socks, probably because most of my shoes are heels and flats that don't require them, but I love how so many women have been pairing cute patterned socks with the bean boots and jeans!  I love the look, I know it doesn't get near as cold here in Texas as it does up north but when we get our one snow of the year I will totally be prepared...that is if a certain someone got my hint on the  I am working on my Christmas shopping early trying to get it done over a few months and to beat the last minute shoppers, but my better half is always so hard to shop for.  He always wants practical gifts and I just feel bad buying him clothes and necessities....this year I have made some good mental notes of stuff to get him and I think he will be pleasantly surprised!

What is on your Christmas list?
Love Amelia B.

J crew vest

Brooks Brothers navy socks


Zara scarve

Sailor Stripes

Monday, November 3, 2014

It is a new month and another style challenge brought to you by Dean Street Society.  Style me November is in full swing, and today’s challenge was nautical stripes.  I love anything nautical but since I always tend to gravitate towards the literal form of nautical (red, white, blue, anchors, etc.) I decided that I would try something new.  It has been really cool in the morning, but by the afternoon it gets hot.  I have to dress in layers otherwise I’m either freezing or sweating to death.  I decided to pair this really cute striped button down with a green sweater, and yellow pencil skirt.  Just like this weather acting like fall and summer I mixed some summer staples and fall basics to make a cohesive outfit.  I tied it all together with a belt and some leopard smoking flats.  I felt preppy yet professional for work. 

I got the idea of this outfit from pinterest.  I was searching for some fall inspiration and found so many cute outfits with a pencil skirt and button down layered with sweaters or jackets.  Since I normally tuck in my top to my skirt, I decided to try this look, of an untucked top.  I LOVE IT!  Not only is it a different look but it also makes me feel confident.  I can’t wait to try this look again with other similar pieces.   

I hope you all have another great Monday and if your closet is giving you the blues, download the dean street style challenge to breathe new life into your wardrobe.  It has been wonderful for me, it allows me to shop my closet and create new outfits without having to spend money.  You view your closet in a new light which allows you to see what you have and might be missing! 

PS sorry for the poor quality pics..this time change makes it almost dark when I get home from work so I will totally be working on this in the future.

Outfit Deets: 

Sweater: Old Navy (last season), similar

Top: J. Crew Factory (no longer available), Similar, Love 
Skirt: J. Crew (old), Similar 
Flats: Nordstrom Rack, similar 
Belt: Loft 
Necklace: James Avery 
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Similar