Scalloped

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IMG_7688Sweater: American Eagle Outfitters, similar sweaters here, and hereSkirt: Target, Scarf: World Market, Boots: Bjorndal, similar hereHandbag: Liz Claiborne, cute alternatives here, here, and here!

I absolutely adore a scalloped hem. It’s just so flirty and feminine! I also love the look of a dropped waist skirt, however, I never liked how it looked on my body type. I decided to try styling one with a long sweater, and I love how it turned out! It completely changes the silhouette, not to mention the scalloped hem really stands out against the skirt. So before you rule out a dropped waist skirt or dress try styling a sweater over it to see how it changes the look!

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Preppy Tweed

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IMG_7617Jacket: Old Navy, similar tweed jackets here and hereSweater: The Limited, similar here, Jeans: American Eagle, Shoes: Next (purchased in Scotland), Handbag: Fossil, cute alternative here (you can have it monogrammed!), Earrings: Niki Designs, Watch: Michael Kors

When you are feeling preppy, you can’t go wrong with a tweed jacket, a turtleneck, and lace-up heels! I chose to wear dark skinny jeans for more of a casual look, but to make this outfit more work appropriate, style these pieces with dress pants or a pencil skirt. However, be sure to keep your jeans handy so that you are able to make a quick change before meeting your girlfriends for dinner!

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Winter Florals

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Sweater: H&M, similar herePants: American Eagle Outfitters, similar style at Nordstrom, Hat: Smart Set, cute alternatives here, and here, Boots: MIA, similar here

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate florals in the winter months. It’s much easier to do with black, grey, and white floral pieces. I purchased these pants from American Eagle Outfitters last year, and love styling them with vibrant sweaters. This slouchy purple sweater is one of my favorites from H&M. It’s a gorgeous color and so cozy! This one from Nasty Gal is nearly identical, and on sale now!

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Refreshing Red

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Cardigan: Karen Scott, similar style at Forever 21Shirt: T.J.Maxx, Scarf: Zellers (old), Skirt: Target, Tights: T.J.Maxx, Boots: Bjorndal, similar hereHandbag: Michael Kors, Earrings: Niki Designs

I never realized how little red I owned until I went searching in my closet for a red cardigan.  I love how vibrant the color looks, yet if I have a choice I always seem to choose black or grey. If you don’t have a lot of red in your wardrobe, but would like a staple piece then pick up a cable-knit cardigan. You can’t go wrong with a red cardigan, it’s just so versatile. And considering I stole this one from my mother’s closet, I guess that’s the next staple on my wish list too! I’m loving this one at Forever 21, gorgeous and affordable!

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Mix It Up

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Blazer: Forever21, similar style hereBlouse: T.J.Maxx, Jeans: Guess by Marciano, Heels: Nine West, similar hereWatch: Michael Kors, Clutch: French Connection via Dillard’s, still available at NordstromEarrings & Gold Rings: Vintage, Infinity Ring: Urban Outfitters

Mixing prints and patterns can be pretty tricky sometimes. I don’t mix prints as much as I would like, but I’m working on getting out of my comfort zone and challenging myself. Normally, I would choose a neutral clutch for this type of look, but I decided to mix it up and add this oversized optic weave clutch instead. It’s hard to tell in these pictures, but this clutch has a cobalt zipper that adds a playful touch to the outfit. If mixing prints isn’t something that you’re into, then try simply adding a bold patterned clutch. It may turn out better than you expect!

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