Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Cool Day in Cognac

Although it is spring, I could not help but dress as though it were fall today for church & lunch with my family with the chilly temps we have been having in Sheboygan recently. At least we all know that "No Winter Lasts Forever" (Unless you live in Antarctica that is). :{

What better colors & prints to wear on a fall like day than cognac, oxblood, and cheetah? As some of you may know I am a Dressbarn Store Leader. This past week (and week coming up) I have had the opportunity to fill in at our Green Bay location. This also gave me the opportunity to do one of my favorite activities...SHOP!
I love traveling to other stores, because I always find things that my store does not carry. I happened to find a dress ($12), 4 sweaters (about $6.50 each), and adorable burr like earrings in both silver and gold ($4.80 each). This Cognac sweater is one of them that I picked up. I already have it in Black and Cream (sooo I'm a bit obssessed). Comprised of a rayon/poly blend it is extremely comfortable and easy to wear. Although I styled a scarf and chain necklaces with it today, it does have a v-neck. A v-neck sweater or blouse works great for nearly any body shape, because it helps to elongate the torso and draw attention up toward the face.
Let us talk about the cheetah scarf, shall we? This is a great trend piece, and honestly anyone can do the cheetah print trend that is all around us. Maybe you do not feel comfortable buying a printed pair of pants or sweater, invest then in a pair of calf hair flats, great bag, or easy to wear scarf. This scarf I picked up at Dressbarn several months back ($4.80) and have only worn a few times (I own more than one in this print). It is a lightweight material which makes it perfect for year round wear. I paired it with two long chained necklaces that I picked up from Goodwill. One has two medallions on it, while the other has large pearls ($1.99 for both).

I chose two semi-simple bracelets to complement the outfit. The first black and gold spike bracelet is one of my absolute favorites. I purchased it in Port Washington this summer at an adorable little shop called "Pear & Simple" ($8). Lately I have seen this bracelet at Target in different colors on sale for about $5. (I have resisted the temptation to pick up more haha.) The second is a gold stretch chain bracelet that I found at St. Vincent de Paul while out  "thrifting" several weeks ago ($1). It goes with just about everything that I have in my closet :) My handbag was a very generous birthday gift from my husband that I picked out at the COACH Factory Store about a month ago. Although I have used it already quite a bit, the oxblood color is perfect for fall!

This belted trench is my absolute FAVORITE. I purchased it from Dressbarn (about $30) several months ago. A belted trench is an essential for both the spring and fall wardrobe. Not only does it work with nearly everything, but the belt is very flattering on many body shapes as it helps to define the waist. My black skinnies are also from Dressbarn. Several weeks ago I was wearing my favorite pair from Boston Store while doing a new visual floor set at work. I was climbing down from the ladder and got caught on a 4-way rack... I knock into things fairly frequently... but this time I actually ripped a hole in my pants... in the rear end region! Thank goodness I was wearing a long sweater that day that covered the hole and I did not expose any of our customers to my flesh! Crisis Averted..Favorite thing to wear my skinnies with?....BOOTS! My cognac pleather boots are from Boston Store. I got a wonderful deal on the MIA boots as our downtown location was closing ($38), and I absolutely love wearing them with my trench or a long sweater.

Thanks for stopping by!

<3 CMM

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