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Friday, December 19, 2014

Well Red

I recently received an email from a reader requesting for me to feature more casual outfits.  Ironically, I feel like I've shown almost too many sweater + denim looks lately and was afraid I'd been alienating those of you who work in an office & have to dress up each day.  I always want this blog to be a careful balance of things I actually wear in real life & more polished office-ready ideas that help you utilize what you have in your closet.  But reader feedback is the ultimate gauge for me & I definitely want to tailor the content here on PPF so it's appealing to the masses.  That being said, I'd like to hear from all of you in the comments below - would you like to see more work appropriate ensembles or is it more helpful if I feature off-duty weekend looks like this one?  (P.S. This outfit would be even cuter with sneakers - I just couldn't bear the cold ankles!)

What I'm wearing:
c/o Old Navy vest (on sale!), Forever 21 scarf (on sale; also in teal & cobalt), 
c/o Old Navy sweater (on sale; also in burgundy, gray & black), LOFT shirt (similar here or here), 
c/o Old Navy jeansJoan & David boots (similar here or here), NastyGal satchel (similar), 
Olivia Burton watch (similar here or here), Zara ring (similar), Lips: Maybelline Red Revival


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Small Steps

Remember when I committed to wearing more color this winter?  I'll be the first to admit I have done an exceedingly poor job of following through.  So instead of going all out (like the suggestions in this post), I decided that taking baby steps by mixing two of my favorite colors together was a solid way to start.  This faux fur scarf is such a fun & toasty warm accessory (I also bought it in green) & it's on sale now for less than $17!  I love the luxe look it gives to these casual pieces & the pretty contrast it provides against the pale pink hue.

What I'm wearing:
c/o Old Navy coat, Mango sweater (last seen here; similar under $90, under $45 or under $20), 
c/o ChicNova bag (similar under $70 or under $35), c/o Prima Donna ring (similar)


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shine On

I'm taking a break from regularly scheduled programming today to do something I've never done before on PPF - feature my kids!  This won't be a regular occurrence, but I thought it would be fun to give you a glimpse at what they are wearing this season.  I've partnered with Crazy 8 to help promote their new holiday line for boys & girls. They graciously gave us a gift card to shop with in-store and my kids had so much fun picking out their favorite pieces and styling these looks (along with a little guidance from mom).  

Crazy 8 was one of the first kids' clothing stores I discovered after we moved to NY and I instantly fell in love with their brand because they have adorable pieces that are priced just right for our family.  I personally don't want to spend a lot on clothes for my kids because they outgrow them so quickly.  I also really appreciate that the cut of their garments is generous, not skimpy, and that they hold up through multiple washes (so important when you have children as active as mine!).  

Just like me, these two love to get dressed up - so when given their pick of anything in the store, they wanted to style holiday party looks instead of everyday casual pieces.  Crazy 8 has so many stylish separates that are perfect for mix & matching, which is great because it really lets their unique individual style shine through.  They are also running a photo contest/giveaway for the month of December -  you can share pictures of your kids, describe their personality in one word & use #ShineOnCrazy8 to be entered for the chance to win an $88 gift card (one winner chosen each week; see full details here).  If you don't have kids of your own, any of these pieces would make great holiday gifts for cousins, nieces or nephews (everything you see here is on sale now for less than $20!). 

This post is brought to you by Crazy 8.
All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.