Inspired by Jessica of Bows & Sequins I decided to keep myself warm on this chilly Chicago day by layering a sweater over a chambray shirt. Her outfit was for a casual day with the family during the holidays but I took my up a notch for work by wearing burgundy dress pants, heels, and some jewels.
To be honest, I saw an adorable gray snowflake sweater at H & M earlier this month and almost bought it. But, really, how often can you wear a snowflake sweater? Especially when you already have a perfectly serviceable gray sweater in your closet? See, look at me using things I already own!
Doesn’t mean I’m not still thinking about that sweater.
Cardigan – Nordstrom Rack | Top – Old Navy | Necklace – J. Crew via Poshmark | Jeans – The Limited | Boots – Ciao Bella via DSW
Yep, the boots came out today. A gray, cloudy, windy day in Chicago? Perfect boot weather. I’m also working from home and then helping out with prep for the large conference I’m attending next week so I can go a little bit more casual than normal, even on a Friday.
This outfit mixes both black and blue which I’m sure many people think is a no-no. But, actually, as long as they aren’t too similar in shade, you can wear them together. It’s when they look like you couldn’t tell that one was a different color that it starts to get questionable. Same with chambray or denim on denim. You don’t want the colors to be too close to one another.
Oh! I’m adding a new series to the blog on Saturdays and it starts tomorrow. I hope you’ll check back! Here’s a sneak peak: