vintage

Lime green

gap luxlight lime neon green sweater

neon green sweater and black pants

j.crew pixie in leather tuxedo stripe

j.crew factory pendant trio fan necklace

Sweater:  Gap Luxlight V-neck sweater (Cdn link here)
Pants:  J.Crew Pixie pants in tuxedo stripe
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory (nearly identical version here)
Bracelet:  Banana Republic knot bracelet
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa green tint glasses (Cdn link here)
Clutch:  vintage
Shoes:  J.Crew Factory Classic ballet flats (take an extra 30% off with code SALE30 – ends May 14)

A casual look for a casual Friday 🙂  Hope you have a great weekend!

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Full-length Minnie

j.crew full length minnie cashmere cardigan

vintage wool coat scarf cashmere

thrifted wool coat

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Coat:  Vintage
Scarf:  Dynamite
Sweater:  J.Crew cashmere cardigan
Blouse:  found at Winners
Pants:  J.Crew Full-length Minnie in bi-stretch wool {really liking these pants!  I also bought them in burgundy during J.Crew’s last sale blowout 🙂 I already have a pair of the Minnie’s in twill, but they are not my favorite (because of the fabric).  The bi-stretch wool version is far better!}
Purse:  Vintage {similar here and here}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire “Carmendy” {also here}

Is anyone else sick of winter?  I don’t normally complain about the seasons, but this winter is just dragging on and on…
I know I’ve said it before, but wearing color really helps my break out of my winter funk…even if only for a short while.  For today’s look, I took a chance on pairing dark olive pants {thanks Wikipedia for help classifying this color!} with my vintage teal coat.  And I have to say, I am quite happy with the result!

Turquoise and burgundy

vintage coat turquoise teal

j.crew minnie

turquoise team burgundy red

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Coat:  Vintage {last seen here – I have since removed the fur collar}
Blouse:  SheInside
Pants:  J.Crew Minnie {also here in wool}
Scarf: Club Monaco {similar here}
Bracelets:  Jacob, Amrita Singh
Purse:  Le Chateau  {similar here and here}
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa

I finally joined Instagram! If you want to follow my daily randomness, you can find me at laurawears_

The Rest…

workwear turtleneck trouser

bib fan necklace

…and a quick look at the rest of of my outfit…

Coat:  Vintage
Sweater:  Smart Set
Pants:  Gap Perfect Trouser {I am wearing the pinstripe version}
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory Stone Fan
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh bangles
Purse:  Banana Republic {from 2010/2011…}
Shoes: Pour la Victoire Carmendy

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Teal vintage coat

teal blue vintage wool

vintage wool coat with fur

vintage coat

teal blue wool

Coat:  Vintage
Sweater:  Smart Set
Pants:  Gap Perfect Trouser {even though you can’t tell in these photos, I am wearing the pinstripe version}
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory Stone Fan
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh bangles
Purse:  Banana Republic {from 2010/2011…}
Shoes: Pour la Victoire Carmendy

I am torn about the {faux?} fur collar.  It’s not really my favorite feature, and I am thinking about removing it.  Normally, I refrain from altering vintage pieces, but interestingly enough, I think the previous owner added the fur after purchase {it’s not listed on the material content tag}.

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Fall Wardrobe Transition Tip #2 – Small Doses

Instead of jumping to an all-fall look as soon as September rolls around, incorporate one or two “fall items” into an otherwise summery look.  This ensures you get more mileage from your summer wardrobe, while remaining true to the season.

blue green colorblock

j.crew silk ruffle blouse

For this look, I am wearing a new fall top with a summery pair of royal blue ankle pants.  My accessories (shoes, purse) also have a more summer feel.  By slowly introducing fall items into my rotation, I actually extend my wardrobe possibilities (as opposed to going “full-fall/winter” as soon as September rolls around).  Besides, there are plenty of fall/winter months to rock the “full-fall/winter” looks, so why not take advantage of the transitional months as an opportunity to mix and match?

Top:  J.Crew Silk Ruffle Blouse (similar and similar)
Pants:  Joe Fresh
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh bangles, J.Crew Factory
Purse:  Vintage
Shoes:  Jessica Simpson