Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Layered Up

It's funny how a change in climate & surroundings can completely transform your style.  I was a layering novice when we lived in Oregon & North Carolina, but when we moved to New York, I was forced to rethink my wardrobe in a whole new way and learn the art of how to layer.  It took me some time, but it now feels second nature to me.  As I mentioned in my September post (here), I love to shop at JCPenney for affordable fashion that works for my everyday life.  They recently launched a new line of clothes by Belle + Sky, which is a collection of on-trend & budget-friendly pieces.  It contains a great selection of dresses, blouses, vests & jeans all under $60.  Today I'm styling up some of my top picks from the collection + a few other JCPenney favorites into easy layered looks.

I shared about this coat on my Facebook page and I couldn't be happier that I scooped it up.  It's a dead ringer for a much more expensive designer version but at a fraction of the price (and the hood is removable).  These jeans have just the right amount of distressing and are so stretchy & comfortable.  I like that the length hits right at my ankle so I don't have to roll them up to wear with my ankle boots.  I wore this exact outfit for a quick weekend trip to NYC with my daughter and it kept me toasty warm while we walked up & down the streets.

What I'm wearing:
c/o a.n.a Coat (wearing Small Petite), c/o Liz Claiborne sweater (wearing a Small), 
c/o Joe Fresh Shirt (check your local store), c/o Belle + Sky Skinny Jeans (wearing size 6), 
c/o Arizona Travis Boots, c/o BaubleBar Juniper Ear Jackets

Obviously I have an affinity for layering sweaters over button-down shirts.  I like how it changes the proportion of a look and adds a little more interest to neutral basics.  This ribbed pencil skirt is a wardrobe essential because you can dress it up or down and the knit moves with you instead of feeling restricting.  I also picked up this knit dress (probably the most comfortable thing I've ever put on) and this tunic sweater (the perfect length for wearing with leggings & my faux leather pants).

What I'm wearing:
c/o a.n.a Sweater (wearing a Small), c/o Worthington Shirt, c/o Belle + Sky Pencil Skirt
c/o Liz Claiborne Tracy Crossbody Bag, c/o a.n.a Candice Booties, BaubleBar Ear Jackets

Thank you to JCPenney & ShopStyle for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.


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