Shopping My Closet
January 12, 2017

Style: pleated midi skirts

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Pleated midi skirts | see all the finds at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Preppy school girl uniforms, move over! Pleated skirts have made their way into the mainstream fashion world and it’s here to stay. The skirts come in a variety of iterations: skinny or wide pleats, mini or maxi length, and made of virtually any material you can think of. This season’s “it” combination is the midi length pleat skirt. They come to the knee and can be paired with just about anything: a leather (real or faux) or suede moto jacket to contrast the feminine and edgy, or an oversized sweater to winterize the look, or a tee and blazer for a fun work look. And, how about pairing them with shoes – anything is possible! Try heels, oxfords, loafers, or sneakers. A versatile skirt that will mix and match with anything in your closet – just let your creativity run wild!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Snakeskin print pleat midi skirt {50% off!}

Black and white pleated midi skirt {20% off!}

Black lace pleated midi skirt {60% off!}

Champagne/ rose gold color sequin pleated midi skirt

Gold pleated midi skirt {over 60% off & under $30! under $20!}

Velvet pleated midi skirt

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January 11, 2017

Mixed textures // Style me Wednesday

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Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew


SHOP THE LOOK:

Mockneck pocket sweater –Halogen (similar here {only $22!} & here {45% off})

Grey lace skirt – Banana Republic (similar here {under $25} & here)

Black hooded jacket – J.Crew (similar here {only $21!} & here)

Black patent bow pump – Salvatore Ferragamo (similar here & here)

Shopping My Closet

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January 10, 2017

How to read the symbols on your clothing tags + FREE printable!

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How to read the care symbols on your clothing tags (+free printable) | see all the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink silk blouse {this season’s} // Lace peplum top {under $30 with code MUSTSHOP} // Bow sweater

 

You just bought a new, coveted piece to add to your closet. You put new said item in the wash. Raise your hand if you’ve ever washed something in the laundry and once you pull it out find that it’s not the same shape or size anymore? I’ve been guilty of shrinking a sweater (or two) in my day! Sometimes, the directions for care are written on the tag but sometimes, they’re not and you’re left with only the laundry symbols to decipher. What exactly does that circle or square or triangle mean?

Today’s clothing is made from so many different materials or combinations of, that it’s hard to have a one-size-fits-all approach to the care. When I buy something, I want it to last so I can get the most wear out of it so it only makes sense to understand the care instructions.

How to read the care symbols on your clothing tags (+free printable) | see all the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

I’ve gotten tired of having items no longer fitting properly due to laundering mishaps that I did some research and compiled a guide of how to read laundry symbols including: wash, dry, iron, and dry clean. Hopefully, this guide helps answer all your questions about those pesky symbols and you’re able to care for your clothes properly.

Feel free to pin the image below for reference, or if you’d like to print it out to hang in your laundry area, I’ve included a link below (can be as big as 16″x20″).

Deciphered: laundry tag symbols | www.shoppingmycloset.com

DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE:

Printable poster size (16″ x 20″)

 
 
 

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January 5, 2017

Style: fringe loafers

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Fringe loafers for all budgets | see all the picks at www.shoppingmcyloset.com

You’ve probably seen them around – the coveted Gucci loafers. The appeal of the shoe lies in the block heel and subtle fringe detail and the well-recognized gold interlocking emblem. These heels go with just about any outfit and with the wide variety of colors available, one can only imagine all the possible outfit combinations. Since these are definitely a splurge, I’ve rounded up some fringe loafers at all price points to help you start off the new year in style!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Gucci fringe loafer (best price here) {zebra print on sale}

Hot pink loafer

Black fringe loafer

Gold fringe loafer

Metallic gunmetal loafer

Blue loafer

Camel fringe loafer


January 4, 2017

Modern blazer // Style Me Wednesday

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Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

What is it about a popped collar that adds a “cool” factor? I’ve long been a fan of the J.Crew School Boy blazers (I own them in 3 colors!) and thought my closet was done with blazers until I saw the Regent line in store. Something about the popped collar (that stays up!) immediately drew me in and was being begged to be bought. So, I caved when I found it on sale and am now the proud owner of this amazingly rich camel-colored blazer. I’ve been wearing it with practically everything since the color is versatile. Next up on my list: buying it in black!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Camel color blazer – J.Crew (similar here & here)

Stripe tee with cuffs – J.Crew (here or here) (similar here & here)

Black skinny jeans – J.Crew (similar here & here)

Black patent bow pump – Salvatore Ferragamo (similar here & here)

Shopping My Closet

Welcome to the weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion link-up! The Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up goes live every Wednesday and is meant to be a venue for you to showcase what you’re wearing or a favorite look. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new bloggers (and friends!) and styles.

Simply follow the steps below to join Style Me Wednesday fashion link up!

STYLE ME WEDNESDAY LINK-UP GUIDELINES
1. Follow your host, Shopping My Closet, on Bloglovin’, Instagram, and Facebook

2. Link up using the widget below to your specific blog post (i.e today’s post), not your blog’s homepage

3. Grab a button to share on your blog post about Shopping My Closet’s blog link up

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