19 December 2014

Plaid with the Fur - and an IG Giveaway

sheinside contrast plaid

Cozy sweaters make wintery cold weather just a bit more bearable and buffalo plaid seems to be the cozy print of the season, so when Sheinside graciously asked if I wanted to pick an item from their vast selection of clothes to try out, I couldn't resist this cardigan (and with the - faux - fur no less!)

This is the first time that I've ordered anything through Sheinside and knowing that Asian brand retailers often size smaller than US brands, I appreciated that they offered clothing measurements for each piece.

I received my sweater in about two weeks and had no problem with anything, but I know returning or exchanging items from overseas retailers can often be difficult and expensive, so please make sure you read their return policy and maybe check out some other online reviews before placing your order. In the meantime, I will cozy on by with my cuddly cardi!

sheinside contrast plaid sheinside contrast plaid

Sweater: c/o Sheinside contrast fur plaid knit cardigan
Shirt: Cloth & Stone via Anthropologie (worn here - sim, sim)
Jeans: Old Navy sweetheart distressed (worn here - sim, same fit un-distressed)
Necklaces: J.Crew mixed charm ribbon pendant (sim pricey, simpler pricey, grander version) & Lands' End gold initial
Rings: F21 faux pearl set & falling stars knuckle (sim simpler)
Shoes: Vince Camuto bronco (worn here - sim, sim)
Bag: Dooney & Bourke cabriolet dome (worn here - sim, deal, steal)

sheinside contrast plaid

sheinside contrast plaid

BTW, ladies, I'm partnered with Moody Girl in Style to co-host a great little giveaway on our Instagram accounts (you can enter here). One lucky lady has the chance to win a pair of Kate Spade earrings and bangle bracelet, a J.Crew jewelry tray and set of coasters, a set of Target note cards and pens, a Starbucks buffalo plaid mug and a $50 gift card to J.Crew!

All you have to do to enter is:
1. "Like" the giveaway post and  follow both @moodygirlinstyle and @respecttheshoes on Instagram
2. Repost the giveaway photo with hashtag #styleandshoesholiday

The giveaway open to US residents only and ends on December 22 at midnight (Eastern time). A winner will be selected randomly on December 23. Good luck!


17 December 2014

Office Party

ivroy + jacquard

Can I be festive and office-appropriate? Well here I am trying for both - flippy hint-of-metallic jacquard skirt with beaded collar and all buttoned-up with a blazer. I am calling this my "Winter Wonderland gone The Office" outfit. All I need are some shared sugar cookies with some nog while sitting around the ole conference table and I'm all set! 

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Blazer: Zara (worn here - sim, stand-up collar)
Shirt: F21 (worn here - sim, 3/4-sleeve, pricey, peter pan collar)
Skirt: Asos jacquard (worn here - sim pricey, darker blue, mini)
Bracelet: INPINK barnacle (worn here - sim pearl)
Ring: F21 (sim, plain stacked)
Shoes: Vince Camuto signature rekha (worn here - sim in gold or black, point-toe, all-black)
Bag: Kate Spade (worn here - sim luxe, in black for a steal, not sim but w/cute gold heart studs)

ivroy + jacquard

ivroy + jacquard

15 December 2014

Merino Tunic & Hint of Camo

red current tunic

These camo pants continue to be a bit of a challenge for me - OK, pretty much anything more than the basic blue denim jean does - but I like the fit and the subtlety of the pattern, so I'm still trying to find ways to wear these into winter. And the cozy long sweater? I am pretty much living in them this season. Wooly knits are my friend, friends.

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Sweater: J.Crew factory merino pocket tunic (sim, cowlneck)
Jeans: Lands' End low rise slim leg (worn here - same cut in geo pattern, sim lighter)
Scarf: Old Navy chunky knit ombre (sim)
Necklace: J.Crew factory shield pendant
Rings: F21 architectural set & geo cutout set
Shoes: Schuler & Sons via Anthropologie studded strap (worn here - sim, steal, pricey)
Bag: Coach legacy flight (worn here - sim, sim)

red current tunic

red current tunic

13 December 2014

Style Lately

Hey ladies, happy weekend! Here's a snippet of some of my recent ensembles for you:

Even for business casual office wear, sometimes I can't fight the urge to mix ALL the patterns
(sim blazer, sweater, skirt, heels, scarf).

My winter footwear game (top exact, middle sim short, bottom exact).

I always like the cool weather layering options (exact jacket, t-neck & sim sweater, necklace).

Can't stop wearing the herringbone (factory version of The vest, exact pants, exact heels & sim sweater).

08 December 2014

Buffalo Herringbone Moment

buffalo plaid + herringbone

Granted I've never actually seen another living soul wearing this vest, but the prevalence of the herringbone-printed vest online (I mean you, Instagram) sometimes makes me fear that I'll run into droves of herringbone puffer-vested gals as soon as I dare to take a step outside the house.

And of course, if we're heading out on that path of schizophrenic thinking, every single one of the hordes of women wearing my vest will all be taller, skinnier and look way more stylish in their versions than I ever could.

So it would make perfect (i,e., not perfect) sense that since buffalo plaid is having its "herringbone vest moment," I should feel the uncontrollable urge to wear both pieces together - thus increasing my chances infinity-fold of looking like every other fashionista on IG (but hey, great minds, you know) and still not running into another soul in either piece - though fearing it!

buffalo plaid + herringbone buffalo plaid + herringbone

Coat: J.Crew excursion in herringbone (worn here - factory version, factory crewcuts, sim, deal)
Shirt: Old Navy plaid flannel boyfriend (sim, sim, shorter)
Top: Old Navy jersey turtleneck (sim, sim)
Jeans: Banana Republic classic skinny (worn here - sim, deal)
Bracelets: J.Crew (sim), House of Harlow aztec c/o Rocksbox, YuniKelley (sim), F21 (sim)
Boots: Type Z (worn here - sim, wedge)

buffalo plaid + herringbone

buffalo plaid + herringbone
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