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Week of casual layers and one skirt

This week I mainly picked out outfits with casual layers so I could stay warm at the office but still look put together.

stripes and layers
stripes and military jacket

Here I’m wearing a new faux layered look top from LOFT, and a necklace I made from my January “For the Makers” kit.  The top is really comfortable and gives the look of layers without the bulk.

Two in One Softened ShirtAnn Taylor Loft $59.50

Crown Vintage Samantha Bootie DSW $69.95

NecklaceFor the Makers

Lace blouse
Lace blouse and casual jacket

I got this lace blouse from Golden Tote , and the jacket is from Kohls.  The delicate layered necklace is from H&M.

Diba pilot lace up boots – DSW $59.95

puffer vest
casual puffer vest

I got this quilted puffer vest from Banana Republic last weekend and the coordinating sweater on the same shopping trip.  I had actually been looking for a puffer vest I saw in the H&M catalog, but the store I visited didn’t have it.  When I saw this in Banana Republic I tried it on and knew it was a keeper.  Everything in the store was 40% off and I had an additional $40 gift card so I got a great deal on it.

Quilted vest – Banana Republic $98.00

Striped textured cotton sweater – LOFT $59.50

burgundy skirt
burgundy skater skirt

This outfit was actually layered as well, but I took off the black faux leather jacket for the photo so you could see the cute pattern on the blouse.  The blouse and skirt are both from LOFT.

Circle skirt in mid weight scuba – LOFT $49.99

Diba Pilot Bootie – DSW $54.95

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Today’s inspiration, the Today show

Yesterday morning I was eating breakfast and watching a few minutes of the Today show, when they showed a montage of Natalie Morales covering the Royal Baby saga.  In one of the clips she was wearing a lace skirt and white blouse and I really liked the look.

Natalie Morales
Natalie Morales

Realizing that I don’t have a lace skirt, I looked in my closet to see what I could come up with that used this outfit as inspiration.  I remembered a stretchy lace top I had purchased from H&M this spring, and a khaki paper bag waist skirt I had purchased several years back.  Voila!  I just threw on some high wedge sandals and the necklace I wore earlier this week and I was off.  (I probably could have used more jewelry)

 

lace top and paperbag skirt
lace top and paper bag skirt

The shoes:

Adrienne Vittadini Clementine Wedge sandal: DSW $69.95