Pear-don Me

warby parker_j.crew_bauble bar_gap_charles davidWhat could have been an ordinary gray sweater is now a fun and whimsical statement piece, thanks to this bright pear pattern (genius, J.Crew!). I am a big fan of graphic patterns and embellishments on simple pieces so you can imagine how happy I was when I unwrapped this gift. On a day of running errands in the cold New England weather, I needed to layer up. Given that the sweater has a simple neckline, I punched it up a notch with a collared striped button down. It's also a simple way to add a small dose of pattern, while keeping warm! It's a double win when I can pair fashion with function. A mixed media necklace added a nice layer of bling around my neck. As for the rest of my outfit? Why, a pair of skinnies tucked into my boots, of course! (p.s. this was the day I started the wedding registry!).

Outfit Details:

Pear Sweater: J.Crew Factory, gift. This sweater is currently on sale at $49.50.

Striped Button Down: Banana Republic, $can't remember. This is an older button down I found on the final sale rack. Here's an alternative, the vertical stripe blouse from Banana Republic, on sale for $69.99. Use code BRSALE40 thru 12/29 and save an additional 40% off!

Always Skinny 1969 Jeans: Gap, $35 (reg. price $69.95). I managed to grab a pair during a 50% promotional sale prior to the holidays. Keep an eye on the website, Gap is pretty generous with the promotions!

Sunglasses: Warby Parker (Sinclair in Midnight Blue), Gift. This is my fave pair of WPs I own. Most glasses and sunglasses are $95. The Sinclair is only available in optical but you could inquire about getting them as sunglasses.

Deco Strand Necklace: Bauble Bar, $38. Lucky for me, this was a belated bday pressie.

Denim Cheetah Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (M.A.C clutch) from Saks Off the 5th, $85. This was quite a steal! I found it hidden in a pile of other designer bags. On top of the markdown, the store was doling out 40% and I used my AAA card for an additional discount. I had to bring it home with me. I did a search for this bag and it is sold out on sites, such as Bluefly and Nordstrom. However, I was recently at the Saks Off the 5th at Wrentham and my friend picked up the same bag! Shop Rebecca Minkoff and save 25% off with code OURGIFT2U thru 1/1/14.

Leather Boots: Charles David by way of BlueFly, $89.99 (two seasons ago). Here are a few for your perusal: (1) Lord & Taylor: Vince Camuto Vanti Tall Leather Boots, $179.99, (2) Lord & Taylor: Jessica Simpson Ellister Tall Leather Boots, $119.99, and (3) Lord & Taylor: Bandolino Caydince Leather Riding Boots, $119.99. Use code AFTER at L&T and save an additional 20% off sale and clearance.

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