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10.20.2014

Loose


Skirt: MICHAEL Michael Kors (similar here)  |  Sweater: MICHAEL Michael Kors (similar herehere and here)  |  Shoes: Kate Spade (similar here and also love this loafer version)  |  Sunglasses: Stella McCartney (similar here)  |  Polish: Essie (A-List)

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Cinched waists, fitted dress pants and tailored jackets are featured prominently in my workwear repertoire.  In general, I'm a big fan.  However, we all have those workdays (cough... Mondays... cough) where jamming yourself into these more constricting silhouettes is a bit too painful to bear.  Enter Michael Kors's (old school singular possessive for the win) fall pieces like the beauties pictured above.  While the heavily menswear-inspired (cha-ching) collection certainly includes great pencil skirts (love this one) and fitted sheath dresses, it also takes classic prints like herringbone and pinstripes and applies them to more contemporary silhouettes like this high-low split oversized crewneck sweater and this long and loose circle skirt.  The result is a modern work-worthy ensemble that just feels a tiny bit more Monday-morning friendly.  I'm also really digging the 90s feel of these relaxed pieces worn together with oxfords... because we're all Elaine Benes, after all.

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This post is sponsored by Nordstrom.  All product selections, styling and opinions are my own.

10.17.2014

Coral Coat


Coat: c/o Goodnight Macaroon  |  Shirt: c/o Ann Taylor  |  Pants: Theory  |  Shoes: c/o Goodnight Macaroon  |  Sunglasses: Stella McCartney  |  Nails: Essie

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Tapping into that elusive pastel trend for fall, this pale coral coat is certainly one of my new favorites. I'm not a big pink pink girl, but I'm a sucker for anything in the coral/salmon department. And, the black accent zippers add just the right urban edge to the otherwise simple tweed parka, making it easily dressed up or down.  While I'm often reticent to commit to bold outerwear for fear of the possible one-hit-wonder wearability limitations, I've worn this coat at least four times and have had it for hardly a week.

The color goes surprisingly well with quite a lot, and I've also enjoyed how it allows you to keep everything else underneath quite simple. As some of you may have seen on my instagram, I wore it last night to a casual dinner with girlfriends over a very easy all black ensemble―over-the-knee boots, leggings and a turtleneck.  The bright coat transformed my haphazardly frump-tastic black monochrome look into something deceivingly deliberate and (dare I say) chic... one of my favorite tricks.

I must also make a special note that the fit and drape of the coat is shockingly beautiful.  At this price point, I'm always a bit nervous about outerwear looking cheap with rippling seams etc.  In person, the coat holds its wonderful shape while still being incredibly lightweight for layering this fall.  Mark another one in the win column, Goodnight Macaroon. Well done.

Peruse this coat and more of my favorites from Goodnight Macaroon below, and use code CLASSYCUBICLE for 20% off!



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This post is sponsored by Goodnight Macaroon.  All product selections, styling and opinions are my own.

10.16.2014

Plaid + Pink

Blazer: Brooks Brothers (love this cool fringe cape in the same plaid too)  |  Pants: Brooks Brothers (also LOVE the matching skirt)  |  Cape: Vince Camuto  |  Shirt: Brooks Brothers  |  Necktie: Vintage (similar here, but you can easily DIY!)  |  Shoes: SJP Collection  |  Sunglasses: Stella McCartney  |  Bracelet: Accessory Concierge (20% donated to breastcancerfund.org)  |  Rings: Gorjana, Henri Bendel  |  Polish: Essie




People, it's the last day of the Shopbop Friends and Family Sale.  If you haven't scored anything yet, I'm not saying you need to panic... but you should probably panic.  Take a peek at all of my sale picks here and get 25% off site-wide with code FAMILY25.  Go get 'em, tiger.

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