Shopping My Closet
December 13, 2017

Lady in red // Style Me Wednesday

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Red coat | white knit top | plaid ankle pants | black chelsea boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #winteroutfit

Red coat | white knit top | plaid ankle pants | black chelsea boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #winteroutfit

Red coat | white knit top | plaid ankle pants | black chelsea boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #winteroutfit

Red coat | white knit top | plaid ankle pants | black chelsea boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #winteroutfit

Red is perfect for the upcoming holidays (how is the year almost over?) – it’s such a festive and cheery color. I paired it with one of my favorite buys of late, these plaid pants, to create a perfect end of fall look. I’m definitely going to making the most use of this coat in the coming weeks: I’ll be pairing it for a work look with a turtleneck and trousers and with this sweater dress for a festive holiday gathering.


SHOP THE LOOK:

Red coat – Banana Republic (similar here {70% off} & here {45% off})

White knit top – Zara (similar here {2 colors} & here {7 colors})

Plaid ankle pants – A New Day (similar here {40% off} & here)

Black chelsea boots – Cole Haan (similar here {60% off; under $80} & here {under $100})

 


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December 12, 2017

FOR THE HOME {gift guide}

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FOR THE HOME {holiday gift guide} | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Whether you’re shopping for a foodie or the hostess with the mostess, I’ve gathered some gift ideas for you that will cover everyone on your list. Whether it’s a new homeowner or a superb cook in the kitchen, these useful gifts will be admired or used for years to come.


SHOP THE GUIDE

1. Pink knit throw pillow {under $25}
An eye-catching pillow that will instant enhance an otherwise ordinary seat

2. Instant Pot (here, here, here)
The year’s hottest kitchen gadget that can make everything from yogurt to ribs. Perfect for a gift recipient who’s looking for a way to cut down on cooking time

3. Letterboard
Add daily inspiration or provide tonight’s dinner menu

4. Marble food stand
The perfect way for the host/hostess to show off their cheese selection, fruits, or delectable creations

5. Outdoor pizza oven
A space saving pizza oven that’s perfect for that outdoor cooking enthusiast

6. Candle branch centerpiece
Help create a relaxing and calming space with this centerpiece

7. Gold hairpin marble side table
Know a mid-century modern design enthusiast? This side table is the perfect piece for updated mid-century modern look

8. Pom pom throw
A pom pom embellished throw blanket that’s perfect for a Netflix marathon

9. Acrylic desk
Someone on your list who works from home? Surprise him or her with this modern, minimalist desk

10. Dutch oven
A gift that will be a kitchen staple for making stews, spaghetti, sauces, or bread

11. Motivational art
Who doesn’t love starting their day inspired?

12. City map glass
These etched city glasses are an excellent choice for celebrating city pride or favorite cities traveled

 
 
 

MORE GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HOME

You can always see the entire gift guide here

 
 
 

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December 11, 2017

Snapshots: dressing room outfits

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Dressing room try on | see all the pieces on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Black turtleneck | plaid ankle trousers | see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Black turtleneck {5 colors} | plaid trousers

I’ve been looking for a plain black turtleneck. This one fit the criteria but was a little itchy (due to the wool) – might need to soften it. The plaid pants were so cute with the button details on the leg

Pink ribbed knit button detail dress | see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink knit ribbed button detail dress

I bought this dress in navy but wanted to see how the pink one looked. It’s really pretty!

Navy tank dress |  see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Navy ruched sleeveless tank dress {9 colors} // (long sleeve version here {7 colors})

This dress has over 1,100 reviews! I’m going to add my positive rating for it, too. It’s meant to be fitted – I went with a small. The medium had too much fabric at the waist so it wasn’t flattering.

Rolled mockneck sweater |  see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Beige rolled neck sweater (here or here)

I slipped into this sweater and it was remarkably soft. Definitely a must if you’re looking for a mockneck sweater

Lavender bell tie sleeve sweater |  see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Lavender bell tie sleeve sweater {5 colors}

A nice twist to a simple sweater without the sleeves being too over the top. I love the soft, romantic purple color

Pink quilted moto bomber jacket | see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Blush pink jacquard/quilted moto bomber jacket (here or here)

Because everyone needs a moto jacket…this one has a cute quilted detail that still looks quite sophisticated

Fuschia pink oversized sweater |  see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Fuschia oversized sweater

This sweater is perfect if you want to be in a cocoon from the cold. The perfect a-little-too-long sleeves along with the high neck. Great for lounging (or at least pretending if you’re wearing it to work).

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December 8, 2017

#flatlay Friday, FOR HIM {gift guide} & weekend links

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Striped pink boatneck sweater | skinny jeans | grey booties | see the full details on www.shoppingmycloset.com #casualoutfit #weekendlook

Striped pink boatneck sweater – J.Crew {only $18!} (similar, similar)

Skinny jeans – J.Brand {50% off}

Grey boots – Sam Edelman


For him {gift guide} | see all the ideas at www.shoppingmycloset.com  #holidaygiftguide #giftguide #gifts #holidaygifts

SHOP THE GUIDE

1. TECH GLOVES
Gloves the keep up with the pace of life – keep those fingers warm but also still be able to communicate!

2. LEATHER WEEKENDER BAG
Every guy needs a durable travel bag and this one is perfect for one that could last a lifetime! It’s an investment but has highly durable construction that will withstand all those adventures

3. MEAT THERMOMETER
For all the grillmasters on your list, this saves him the headache of having to guess if the meat is done!

4. CUBE CLOCK
For the minimalist in your life, this clock is both a functional unit and an art piece.

5. DSLR CAMERA KIT
Perfect gift for the guy who’s ready to graduate and take the next steps in his photography game. {I own this camera (along with this lens) and use it to shoot my outfits}

6. COZY SLIPPERS
Warm, plush slippers that are like walking on air. Help him indulge his feet!

7. GOLF BAG
For the golfer in your life, a great gift for keeping all his clubs and accessories organized. Top it off with a gift certificate to his favorite course

8. PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
A great gift for listening to his music (or podcasts) anywhere. Don’t forget to include a gift card to iTunes

9. SHOE CLEANING KIT
Help that sneakerhead keep his shoes looking fresh and crisp with this kit (blogged here)

10. GOLF UMBRELLA
Replace his floppy and flipping-prone umbrellas with this sturdy one that can withhold the wind and rain, and keep him dry

11. PERSONALIZED DESKTOP CALENDAR
For the guy who might have everything, this desk calendar will be of sentimental value. Include personal photos that he can look back on through the year
 

MORE GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM

 

You can always see the entire gift guide here


This week’s finds…
• Take a tour of Jenna Lyons’ (previously of J.Crew) new apartment (swooning at her shoe closet!)

• The new lure of beauty advent calendar boxes

• A sweet story of making friends through a game

• Take a virtual trip to the New Seven Wonders of the World from your desk

• How the internet is changing the high-end retail game

 
In case you missed this week’s posts…
• Infants, toddlers, kids on your holiday list – this gift guide has you covered
• The weather has confused me…styling a burgundy and grey look
• A new closet edit: similar products at two price points

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December 7, 2017

Closet edit (budget friendly + closet investments)

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Fall 2017 closet edit: see all the budget friendly and closet investment options | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Grey ruffle front top:
Budget friendly {clearance $17; comes in pink} | J.Crew – closet investment {40% off}

Studded buckle boots:
Budget friendly | Chloé – closet investment

Grey knit sweater dress:
Budget friendly | Madewell – closet investment

Beige shawl collar wrap coat:
Budget friendly | Tahari – closet investment {almost $120 off}

 

 
 
 

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