So it's cold in Boston--per usual--and as always, I am in denial. Perpetual denial. This is what I wore today. It is currently 46 degrees outside. Denial!
Sweater: J Crew (about three years ago), shirt: Stradivarius in Spain, skirt: J Crew factory Accordion Pleat Mini in Dahlia, tights: Hue, boots: Frye Carmen Harness Short. Apologies for the horrible lighting, we have the sad energy-saving bulbs that don't really make light.
The skirt was originally $70, and I got it for $30 on sale. Yay! I love the cheerful fuchsia color of the skirt. I'm usually a 4 in J Crew factory skirts, but I went up a size because I wanted the silhouette of the skirt to be more of an a-line. The waist is elastic, making it super comfy, and easy to wear both higher and lower on the waist. The skirt has two deep pockets, and it's a wool/poly blend. It has the warmth of wool but isn't too thick or itchy. Overall I really love it--it's sold out, but J Crew factory currently has 30% off everything and free shipping!
I paired it with a white, 3/4 sleeve shirt I got in Spain. Since the skirt is such a statement color, I wanted to keep the top neutral. The sweater is a marled black and white knit with a shawl collar that's really cozy and warm. I like that it tones down the girliness of the skirt a bit. The short boots add a little of a rustic, casual twist.
Speaking of shoes, I am constantly struggling to find shoes that I like that aren't sandals or boots. Literally all of my shoes are sandals or boots. No flats, no sneakers (aside from gym shoes). I used to have a pair of Topsiders, but they aren't really me, and I'm definitely not a ballet flat or a Converse person. I stumbled across this pair of suede tuxedo loafers from DV, and I think I need them. They're on sale for $62.99 from Zappos right now. They also come in black, which I'd probably buy, but how cute is the pink?! I want them. I like that they're a little retro, a little men's smoking jacket-esque, and very practical.
Image via zappos.com.