I don't wear this top often. It looks best on its own, but I'm someone who gets cold at the best of times. Living in Ottawa isn't helping my fashion cause!
This is the last time I'll whine about my stolen cream blazer: It would have been perfect with this outfit. OK, the cardigan was a decent substitute. But seriously, I'd been looking forward to wearing it with this top, which really needs something lighter-coloured to set off the dark hue. Pffft.
This outfit encapsulates the kind of things that get me excited about the holidays - sparkles, jewel tones, winter textures like wool. It doesn't take much to get this girl's holiday spirit going! When I pulled out my winter clothes, I realized the chandelier earrings I'd bought a few months ago were a great match for my plaid skirt. Don't you love the delayed joy of discovering something you bought pairs well with an item you'd had tucked at the time of purchase? Better yet - that item happens to be something newly trendy, like plaid, that you'd forgotten you owned? I guess I get to jump on the plaid train after all!
Skirt - Banana Republic via hand-me-down (also here)
Top - Forever 21
Cardigan - Banana Republic
Earrings - Banana Republic
Shoes - Aldo via thrift store