Shopping My Closet
January 18, 2018

8 sweaters under $50

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Sweaters under $50 | see all the picks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

The one fun thing about the cold weather is layering. And, I’ve been doing plenty of that with all my sweaters. I’ve found some great deals on an array of styles – all under $50 – that you’ll find fun to create amazing outfits with. Don’t forget to get creative: layer over button front shirts, turtlenecks, tees, and dresses, or layer under vests or coats. Hope you keep warm!


SHOP THE LOOK:

1. Grey tie front sweater

2. Lavender side slit sweater {3 colors}

3. Yellow chenille sweater {4 colors}

4. Nude longline cardigan

5. Grey side slit crewneck sweater

6. Cream cable knit sweater {4 colors}

7. Pink jacquard turtleneck sweater

8. Side button sweater

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December 22, 2017

#flatlay Friday & weekend links

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White waffle sweater | skinny jeans | nude bow detail ankle boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com

White waffle sweater – Merona (similar, similar {only $102 – down from $425!})

Skinny jeans – Current/Elliott {40% off}

Nude bow-detail ankle boots – A New Day (similar, similar {$230 off!})

 
This week’s finds…

• An oversized turtleneck that looks oh-so-cozy – I couldn’t decide on a color so I ordered both the winter white and grey

• I purchased this plaid long coat for the winter a few weeks ago. I did have to get it tailored for a closer fit around the torso. I am loving it and have already worn it a few times!

• Going out for New Year’s Eve? A statement dress for a fun night that is only $29

• How the culinary gadget for 2017 – the Instant Pot – became a phenomenon with just word of mouth advertising

• How Uber is back to gathering more data from its users

• How companies are using our personal information to troll us

 
In case you missed this week’s posts…
• A round up of recent Instagram outfits
Gifts under $25 – great for those last minute gifts
• Styling my (now) $17 blazer for a business casual or date night look
• A round up of stylish and warm winter coats that won’t break the bank

Wishing everyone a happy holiday weekend, and that you get to spend it with those who mean the most to you!

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December 20, 2017

Plaid blazer: semi-casual look // Style Me Wednesday

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Plaid blazer | black camisole | white jeans | nude bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com #businesscasual #casual #datenight

Plaid blazer | black camisole | white jeans | nude bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com #businesscasual #casual #datenight

Plaid blazer | black camisole | white jeans | nude bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com #businesscasual #casual #datenight

Plaid blazer | black camisole | white jeans | nude bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com #businesscasual #casual #datenight

This plaid blazer has been on heavy rotation since I purchased it a few months ago. The reason why? A blazer always elevates a look and the myriad of color in the plaid makes it easy to pair with just about anything (last styled here). If you’re looking to add one to your closet, look no further since this one is now marked down to under $20! Believe me, you’ll be wearing it non-stop, too.


SHOP THE LOOK:

Plaid blazer – A New Day {on sale for only $17} (similar here & here)

Black camisole – J.Crew (similar here {2 colors} & here {5 colors})

White jeans – J.Crew (similar here & here)

Nude bow heels – Ferragamo (very similar {40% off!}) (similar here & here)


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December 14, 2017

How to: tips for buying & styling over the knee (OTK) boots

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How to pick over the knee (OTK) boots | see the picks (all budgets) on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Over-the-knee boots are a necessity during the fall and winter seasons. It adds a second skin to keep you warm but also is a fashionable way to do so! If you’re looking to pick up a pair (or two) of over-the-knee boots, here are some tips for what to consider before purchasing and things to look for to make the look flattering and functional:
(1) Materials make a difference – are you looking for natural or synthetic? Keep in mind if you’re looking for something long lasting that leather/suede will be the better option (if your budge allows)

(2) What color should you get? If you’re looking to get more wear out of your boots, opt for a neutral color (beige, black, or grey). These colors pair well with just about any other color and gives you versatility in outfits to pair it with.

(3) Determine an optimal heel height – are you planning on wearing the boots for multiple occasions? Will lots of walking be involved? That will help determine which heel high will be best suited for your lifestyle

(4) How much time are you willing to spend to take the boots on and off? Stiffer materials may take a bit of wrangling to put the boot on and off versus something more forgiving. If you’re investing in leather-derived boots, know the quality you’re getting

(5) Choose boots that hug the leg if you’re looking to create a silhouette of longer, leaner legs. Try to avoid boots that have excess material towards the top as this can create bulkier looking legs

(6) Securing the boots – tie versus elastic? How will the boots hold upright? It’s a matter of personal preference. If you want an elastic back, aim for slightly snug feeling as it will stretch with wear over time (and might become too loose). A tie back will give you flexibility to adjust the diameter whether you’re wearing the boots bare skin or over a lined pair of skinny jeans. Before purchasing, make sure you sit, stand, and walk in the boots to test out if the shaft will be secure or if you’ll end up pulling up your boots all day!

(7) Height matters. Proportion is key – petite ladies will want to opt for a shaft that hits just above the knee.

(8) Aim for a certain look. Are you looking to wear over-the-knee boots to the office? Pair it with a knee length pencil skirt for a sophisticated feel. Looking for a casual feel? Pair with leggings or skinny jeans and an oversized top as a way to play with proportions. A night on the town? Create a slightly provocative look by pairing with a hemline that skirts the top of the boots by a hair or go all out with a mini skirt.


SHOP THE LOOK:

ONE {only $44 & 3 colors}

TWO {2 colors}

THREE {over $90 off & 4 colors}

FOUR {love the metallic accent}

FIVE

SIX {50% off (only $74) & 4 colors}

SEVEN {50% off!}

EIGHT {50% off & 6 colors}

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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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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

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