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Loving: Sweatshirts and Skirts

Wearing a sweatshirt with a dressier skirt is one of those artfully casual-but-not-really looks, that appeal to me. A throw-on outfit that manages to be both pulled-together and down-to-earth at the same time. It elevates the sweatshirt out of its weekend rotation and is a nice option for cool days and nights. Check out how these beautiful bloggers have styled their sweatshirt + skirt combos. And it seems to me that this outfit  works for many ages and body types.
Sweatshirt + Full Skirt

sweatshirt with skirt

Blogger Auroran Henkarit via Chictopia

Sweatshirt + Pencil Skirt

Left - blogger Fashion Agony, Right - Made With Fashion, both via Chictopia

Bloggers Fashion Agony, left and Made With Fashion, right, both via Chictopia

Sweatshirt + Short or Long Skirt

Left - blogger Glamgerous, Right - Maria Jernov both via Chictopia

Bloggers Glamgerous, left and Maria Jernov, right, both via Chictopia

Links to these ladies:

Two Cute Options:

Rebecca Minkoff Sleeveless Sweatshirt $198

Sundry Pullover $87

Do you think this works for older women as well or is it better on the under 40 crowd? Being 40+ myself, I’m always curious to hear what you think. Are cozy sweatshirts ready for prime time?

x Laura


Paris Really Brings Out The Pretty

Natalia Alaverdian. Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Peony Lim. Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Stop me in my tracks, why don’t you?! These shots were taken recently during the Paris S/S 2012 shows by photographer Vanessa Jackman (her street style blog is sensational). The first look is so feminine, flirty and sweet on Natalia Alaverdian, stylist/editor of Harper’s Bazaar Russia, that it’s captivating.

The second, on Peony Lim, blogger and stylist, exudes that cool-girl chic, with downtown edge. I’m crazy about the silver jeans on her with the crisp, white button-down. She somehow looks casual while wearing metallic pants. That’s a skill, y’all.

Which look do you gravitate toward? I’m split right down the middle, but if given the chance, I would step into that feathery dress in a heartbeat. My daughter votes for the silver jeans (the shiny gets high marks). What do you think?

Before It Gets Too Late

With all the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, shopping and merry-making taking us to and fro, now’s my chance…

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! I hope both your boisterous celebrations and quiet moments during the next few weeks bring a joyful and satisfying close to the year.

With love,


Baby, it’s cold outside

In Bratislava -- photo via TonboGirl.blogspot.com

Today, I’ve found some street style ideas on how to look chic even when the weather is cold, cold, cold. These shots come from Bratislava, Slovakia, Chicago, and Moscow and you can just feel the cold by looking at them! Nonetheless, they have taken to streets with style.

photo via Chicago Streetstyle Scene

Moscow, photo via Slickwalk.

We might see a few flurries today in Denver, but the snow has been flying since Thanksgiving up in the Rocky Mountains. I have yet to break out my snow boots, but I know that the time is coming. Now, I see a lot of “winter boots” shown in magazines and in blogs that consist of sky-high heels or platforms and I think, oh those are cute if you’re going from car to restaurant, but how in the heck can you actually walk on snow or ice in those puppies?! Even the beloved/reviled classic Ugg boot is an iffy choice when it’s slick outside (absolutely no traction on those things). No, I’m talking about real winter boots for sledding, walking kids to school, traipsing through ski towns on winter holiday, commuting to work, going to classes, walking the dog, etc. You know, the ones you’ll reach for most days.

Here are some favorites that have loads of style, functionality and will keep you looking chic:

And for the guys, who do so much snow shoveling, car scraping and much of the sled pulling, here are some warm, rugged choices for him too. It’s not a bad holiday gift idea either. Treat him to warm feet this year and he just might make that early morning espresso run for you!


Street Style: P Edition

Not really meaning to, I gravitated toward November street style pictures that all featured P items. Voila, your Parka, Plaid, Poncho and Pleats edition of what’s on the streets right now.

Photo: Urban Weeds

photo: Urban Gentleman

photo: Le 21eme Arrondissement

Photo: Style Defined NYC

Looks like street style blog Le 21st Arrondissement of the Seattle scene is taking a whirlwind European tour right now. Looking forward to seeing their snaps in Iceland, London, Paris, Copenhagen and Stockholm! Check it out.

Present Perfect

Also, I have so many great ideas for gifts this year, that I wanted to share them with you. Hanukkah is coming up quickly (Dec. 1st), so let’s get this ball rolling and keep it going all the way until Christmas.

Bitossi Ceramics in Rimini Blu $40-$225 available at Design Within Reach

Closing out with a quote today:

The beauty in you is your spirit.

Street Inspiration: denim + fringe boots

photo: Vanessa Jackman

Inspiration from the streets of Stockholm, by the amazing blogger and photographer, Vanessa Jackman. The woman above looks fantastic in her double denim, broken up with a chunky, knit vest (also called a gilet), fringe boots and worn-in bag. Looks comfortable and stylish and she’s my street muse for the day.

Here’s a few options to get the look for yourself. I’m not sure why the text on my widget only says the tops are by Gap, because there is one from Velvet and G Star too. Hmmmm. You can see that coding is not my forte! Anyhow, click any item of clothing for more info:

Have a great day!

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