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floral stripe one

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floral stripe three

Trench: JcPenney — similar here

Top: GAP — similar here

Skirt: Charlotte Russe

Tights: Kohl’s

Boots: Kohl’s — similar here

Necklace: Charlotte Russe — similar here

Where: to the studio.

Why: For a long time now I’ve been interested in trying the floral/stripe trend — but this is the only striped shirt I have in my closet, and my only floral skirt was all pinks and oranges, and I just couldn’t quite make that leap.  I needed a skirt that just had a little bit of blue/navy in it.  Enter this skirt that I picked up on sale from Charlotte Russe for $5(in store, the link still as it at $25).  It has a black band that I didn’t love, so I just folded that part under and was much happier with how it looked!  I was pretty excited about this overall look — I love it when the new ideas in my head work out!

Since it was about 16 degrees when we were shooting these pictures I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to show you my trench coat!  It’s just a classic trench — tan and fitted with a belt that I never actually use as a belt.  I prefer to just tie it — easier to get on and off and lends itself to a more casual look.  It’s not too thick, but it does keep the wind out, much appreciated!

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Lately I’ve been loving anything with leather on it anywhere — which is particularly convenient since it’s super in right now.  Atop my Christmas wishlist was this Helene Berman trench and my sweet husband nabbed it for me.  It’s definitely an investment piece, even at the discounted price on The Outnet, but coats don’t get any more timeless than trenches and the army green and added leather made it a piece that I couldn’t get out of my mind.  I’ll be getting use out of it for years to come!

Check out some more affordable options here, here, here and here.