Fashionable winter coat under $100

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fashionable winter coat under $100 / wearing: ivory CZ earrings / sunglasses / lipstick / plaid winter coat (under $100) / long sleeve black tee / blue scarf (under $100) / bold ring (under $50) / holiday nail polish / black handbag / black skinny jeans (use code CATHY30 to save 30% off) (see original review here) / faux fur boots (under $150) /

I was so excited when I bought this fashionable winter coat under $100. It’s a classic plaid pattern with a modern silhouette. I love how it drapes, plus it’s super cozy! So, when I picked up these fun winter boots, I thought I would wear them together. Ooops!

It is entirely possible I need to make sure I look in the mirror before I leave the house. When I looked at these photos on my laptop, I wasn’t thrilled with the pairing. I love these boots, but not with this coat. I also love this coat, but not with these boots. I should have worn my charcoal booties with the coat, and my black cardigan sweater with the boots! Ugh, hindsight is 20/20.

What I did learn from this pairing, is that although they don’t match, both of these items are comfortable. These boots will be fabulous next February in New York for fashion week since they have a lug sole and a fun faux fur trim. This coat will be cozy in New York too-just paired with different shoes. haha

I plan to wear both pieces quite often over the course of the next few months. They are fun pieces to add to my winter wardrobe, too bad I didn’t look in the mirror before leaving the house! haha

I wore this outfit the other day while strolling Santana Row with my friend Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun. It was fun to see all the holiday decorations while dressed for winter. I love that the weather has cooled down, and that we can all wear our warm clothing now!

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Fall 2018 trends: menswear blazers

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One of the continuing trends from last year is the menswear inspired trend. Blazers were huge during the fall 2017 season, and they have proven to be a huge trend again this fall 2018 season. If you didn’t jump on the menswear inspired blazer trend last year, this might be a good time to jump right in! Blazers are a great, lightweight option for outerwear this season!

Blazers can be worn with everything from jeans, to dressy trousers. They are also a great topper for a little black dress! The fun thing about menswear inspired blazers is that if you buy one as part of a suit, then you have a skirt or pair of pants you can mix and match into your wardrobe too. Love that!

So, have you noticed an uptick in “Clueless” fashion references online lately? Well, I almost choked on my tea when I spotted this yellow plaid blazer for fall 2018. It screams “Clueless” and it also has a matching mini skirt and pants! Mmmmm, where did the inspiration for that outfit come from? Thought to ponder . . .

Here is the movie inspired look!

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Five spring jackets we all need now

Spring 2018 is here, and since spring is a transition between winter and summer, it often serves up differing temperatures. One day will be eighty degrees, and we find ourselves wearing shorts, while other days the temperatures will dip into the low fifties, and we find ourselves reaching for a jacket.

Although we find ourselves needing something to keep us warm in the spring months, a winter coat is just too heavy and will make us hot! The perfect spring outerwear it a lightweight jacket or kimono. Spring outerwear is great for completing an outfit and dressing up a simple tee and jeans look. Without further ado, here are a few spring outerwear ideas to keep you warm when temperatures dip.

Spring 2018 outerwear: leather jackets

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Leather jackets are the most classic form of outerwear for the spring season. Look for moto styles, and waterfall silhouettes.

Spring 2018 outerwear: kimonos

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A kimono is an instant outfit enhancer. Throw one over a tee shirt and you have a fabulous outfit! They work well with jeans, shorts, and skirts!

Spring 2018 outerwear: military jackets

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Military jackets and camo jackets are also a spring stand-by. This classic style is ideal with denim; but can also be thrown over other casual looks. This is something to invest in for many spring seasons to come!

Spring 2018 outerwear: menswear blazers

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The menswear look is hot right now, so a menswear inspired blazer is a fabulous way to keep warm on chilly spring days. They look tailored and pull together any look.

Spring 2018 outerwear: denim jackets

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This is a tried and true spring staple, if you don’t already own one from years ago; you need one now! Denim jackets match everything and are the perfect weight for cool spring weather. They transcend all seasons.

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