Monday, November 28, 2016

What I'm Wearing Now: November

Early Winter Casual Wardrobe Staples

1. Plaid Shirt Dress, Target (image above is slightly different; see here for exact dress, of which I now own 3 colors)  //  2. Succulent Earrings, Madewell  //  3. Allie Leather Choker Necklace, Urban Outfitters  //  4. Knit Beanie, Madewell  //  5. Chevron Coat in Black, Garnet Hill  //  6. High Waist Flare Jeans, Target  //  7. Jersey Leggings, H&M  //  8. Lily Tote Diaper Bag, Newlie  //  9. Classic Sheffield Watch, Daniel Wellington  //  10. Fold-Down Combat Boot, Rock & Candy  //  11. Madison Boots, Trask

November 17th was a grand day around here friends, because it was 74 degrees in Chicago. 74. In November. I wore a dress and bare legs and it was glorious. We're back to cool temps though, which means it was only a brief moment of joy, but I sure did love it. I can't complain too much about the cold returning, considering I'll be back in full on summer wardrobe mode in two days when we're in the Dominican. But as you can see from the clothing pieces above, November has had its chilly moments. (And yes, I once again started off a What I'm Wearing Now post with a discussion on the weather. But that's how we determine what we're wearing, which is the whole point of this series, right?)

Once again, I have been wearing this dress (which is only $28 you guys) incessantly, in three different colors. They're still my favorite dresses, and I'll likely wear them until they fall apart. I've also continued to rock the flared jeans on the regular. I did bust out the skinny jeans a couple of times this month, but for the most part, flares and bells have become my go-to.  I also got this coat (and yes that is faux fur, duh) this month, and while it's a little outside the box of what I'd normally describe as "my style," I love it. So much. And it's gonna keep this mama all sorts of warm through what I'm sure will be a hellish winter in Chicago. Truthfully, this month's wardrobe hasn't differed much from last, but if December ends up being as cold as it usually is around here, I have a feeling next month will bring a lot more sweaters and its fair share of blanket scarves.

Before I go, I hope those of you here in the states had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! We did, and as usual, it went by way too fast. Also, in case you missed it, I posted my annual big personal list of Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday deals last week. Since may of those specials start (and end!) today, it might be worth checking out (right here).



  1. So jealous you're going to the Dominican! I love that coat!

  2. Hurray for at least one summer-y day this winter :) Aren't you lucky to be jetting off to the Dominican!
    Early this morning I found my windows were frozen shut :-/

  3. It was 74 degrees in Chicago in November?! That's unreal and I am incredibly envious. We've been setting all kinds of bad weather records here in Vancouver - it has rained all but five days (no exaggeration) for the past two months, so my wardrobe has been pretty dull. And there has definitely been no room for flares, sadly. Flares and rain do not mix well :(

  4. love the denim bell bottoms!

  5. I have been coveting that Target dress, but I'm always with my kiddos so I don't have time to try it on when in the store. I think you're inspiring me to order online and hope for the best. So cute!


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