Due to holidays I will be continuing my 10 Wardrobe Essentials series the week of Jan 21st and Friday's Top Five the week of Jan 14th.
So these photos were obviously taken before we got hit with the snow storm after Christmas.
I decided to try layering some shirts together like all the "big time" bloggers do. I was worried since I'm not thin and wasn't sure this look would work on me. Normally you need to look more like a clothes hanger for this to work and often layering can just make you look bulky. I'm happy with this though and even better, it's comfortable. Well I won't lie. I won't be walking a mile in those shoes and frankly they are impractical now that the snow has arrived but pairing the whole look with heeled booties if I have to walk a while is totally doable.
Jeans – Ethanol
Shoes – Forever 21
Flannel shirt – Joe Fresh
Polka Dot Shirt – H&M
Necklace – handmade by me : )
Glasses – Firmoo
Linking up with Whatever Whenever Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde ,Wardrobe Wednesday, Rae Gun Ramblings
Rachel G says
I’m not the biggest fan of layering as a look…but these days, I do it all the time, because it’s the best way to stay warm enough when it’s cold outside! I love the combo of plaid and polka dots, though–that’s one of my favorite pattern mixes!
Beautiful outfit, you look amazing! Great combo of polka dot and this flannel shirt, great style. Happy New Year!
Katie @ Loverly She says
hey this looks fab! well layered 🙂
Lovely! The colors are all great together. And I don’t know what you’re talking about when you say you’re “not thin”. Your beautiful!
I think they layering worked out really well her e- plaid and polka dots! Awesome! And I loveee those shoes.
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Love love love this. I always wonder the same thing about layering too – I think it looks so great on some people, and when I try it, I feel like the little brother Randy in A Christmas Story when his mom is getting him ready for school and he looks like he’s going on a deep-sea diving expedition. You, however, do NOT look like that. You started off the new year with a bang, milady.
kendra kay says
in love with this outfit in every possible way! really!
i didn’t realize it was layered at first because it looks so slim instead of the usual bulky that i always end up with. i’ve started putting a fitting tank between the 2 to help slim it.
anyway, it’s awesome and im happy to be following you via bloglovin’.
come by and visit me when ya have a minute!
i love this look! blue hues and mustard are gorgeous on you!
C’s Evolution of Style
This looks great on you! I have the same bulk-factor fears, but maybe you’ve inspired me to reconsider.
Lovely necklace you’ve made, too!
I agree…layering is helpful in the winter months. Thanks for popping by : )
Thanks Olga and Happy New Year to you as well : ) Those earrings you created were AMAZING!!!
Cute print mixing!
Amanda Cobb says
I think this is great and you look great, and I love the pop of color in the heels. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Katie : )
Thanks Josie…everyone has their own idea of what “thin” is I guess. Mine is when I get to that seemingly impossible goal weight that I’ve had now for 4 years that I’ve never been able to achieve. I will add though that I’m only 7-9 lbs away from it depending on the time of the month but it just doesn’t seem to happen. Sigh.
LOVE the whole look! I’m running to your Etsy store now 🙂
Thanks Katherine : )
I just watched that movie again this Christmas. Good times!
Thanks for popping by Kendra. I quickly looked at your blog and oooh! Likey : )
I’m so stealing the idea of the fitted tank underneath. Brilliant!
Thanks so much Chioma : ) I take that as a great compliment when it comes from the Queen of colour.
Thanks Julee : )
Thanks for popping by Amanda : )
Thanks Melaina : ) I really need to update my jewelry in the Etsy.
Laura @ Laura Wears... says
Great look! Love that you layered plaid over polka dots 🙂
this is such a great style up. I love the colours and the whole feel and vibe of this… it’s great. (and you are gorgeous just the way you are!)Happy New Year and thanks for being a part of Wardrobe Wednesday this week. :o)
Practical Paralegalism says
You look too cool for school. And warm. Which is all I really care about in a winter outfit 😛
This is just a perfectly layered outfit and those shoes are fabulous! Yellow always makes me smile! I love your hair up like that, looks so cute on you! Enjoy all of your snow!
Very sharp! I love the pop of the yellow heels and the necklace really sets it all off.
Happy New Year! Stopping by via the Pleated Poppy.
CUTE! LOVE the layering and GIRL – you look fab!!!
Beautiful !! Happy new year stylish girl! xxx
Ok, you definitely nailed it Suzanne…love it!!!
I’ve always wanted to layer two shirts too! I think you pulled this off perfectly and I’m inspired to do it as well. Oh and those shoes are fabulous.
Southern (California) Belle
Thanks Laura : )
Thanks Miriam : )
Ha ha! you make me laugh Rebecca. Enjoy the snow! Only someone from The Peg could have such an optimistic outlook on winter : ) Me….I’m planning to escape the snow tomorrow…for Antigua for a week. That is my best coping mechanism for the snow.
Thanks Lynne : ) I think we both agree…winter sucks.
Thanks for popping by Shon : )
Thanks for stopping by Janae : )
Happy New Year Constantinos!
I do love those shoes….just wish they were comfy. Style shouldn’t need to be painful.