Friday, December 28, 2012

OOTD: Loft Henley Two Pocket Blouse + Stella & Dot Scarf Giveaway

With one of the first winter chills making its' way to Miami, I was eager to bring out these tall boots and coat.  Of course, my coat is 3/4 sleeves, and the blouse I'm wearing in these pictures is basically sheer, but  that's how we do it here!  

I also thought it was a great time to run a new giveaway from Stella & Dot.  You may not know this, but S&D has branched out into the scarf, wallet and handbag market.  This scarf was provided to me by S&D for this giveaway and I couldn't be happier; it's so cute, with its tropical parrot print and vibrant colors.  

These boots were part of my Kansas vacation prep, got them on, a really affordable website that I normally use for work shoes, (since I plow through a pair every three months). I usually stick to buying Nine West pumps from their site, but I saw these boots and thought that the price couldn't be beat.  Of course, I would love a pair of gorgeous Tory Burch boots, with gold hardware (hint, hint), but for the price of half of one TB boot, I bought two pairs!

A 100% natural lens flare!

My boyfriend and The Fashionable ESQ's VP takes all of my photos.  I recently linked him to this blog post from the blog Not Dressed Like Lamb (check her out, she's creative and has a ton of personality that translates into her photos) for photo tips on how to shoot photos in sunlight.  The article was very helpful, albeit, lengthy, but definitely filled with great tips if you want to improve the look and feel of your pictures.  I loved how he was able to capture the light behind me in these shots.

Jennifer Zeuner monogram pendant coupled with an Etsy necklace.
Wearing this gold cuff by Kenneth Cole that I got from Piperlime, I love chunky and bold jewelry.  

Lately I've been mixing brown and black, and I'm slowly getting used to the idea.  I used to never combine these colors before, mostly because I barely owned anything brown, but now I've been branching out - and I like the color palette of this outfit a lot.  What do you guys think? 

To the right is my best Michael Jackson post. "HEE HEE!"
What I'm Wearing: 
Scarf: Stella & Dot
LOFT Henley Two Pocket Blouse (still available and 50% off with code SAVE50) (similar here and here).
Seven For All Mankind High Shine Skinny Jeans (still available) (Color is Petrol Blue) (similar here and here). I can't say enough good things about these, they're so, so flattering.  It's like they have built-in Spanx!  And the color is this perfectly dark teal. Love.
Express Floppy Hat via TJMaxx, similar here. 
Kenneth Cole Gold Cuff Bracelet (still available) (similar here).
Jennifer Zeuner Monogram Pendant (still available) (similar here) (awesome blue acrylic version)
Etsy Four Leave Clover necklace (still available)
Sam & Libby Slazeel Sy Boot (still available - $40) (similar here, 50% off, and here). a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. My favorite way to accessorize a Winter outfit is definitely with statement pieces. These pieces of jewelry help to bring attention to any layered look for Winter or to give an dull Winter outfit that fresh pop of color and boldness.

  2. I love black and brown together, and your comfy casual winter look. The hat is the perfect accessory.
    Chic on the Cheap

  3. Thanks for the invite to view your ever lovely OOTD my dear....yes that scarf is a must have!!!


  4. I love your floppy hat! And the scarf is so appropriate for Miami. Thanks for sharing that article with us. I found this one back when I started my blog in July. There's a part I and a part II. It was a pretty popular series. Also pretty lengthy, but very informative.

    Btw, I literally LOL'ed at your "meri creesma" comment!! I hope you had a great Christmas, and I wish you a very happy new year. :)


  5. I'd say scarves are definitely my favorite way to accessorize...or maybe boots and leg warmers...or all three if it works:)

  6. estupendo guapa! genial paƱuelo!! y tu guapisima!! besos miles!!

  7. love this outfit babe!! i have that same JZ monogram necklace in gold i love it!! your turqoise clover pendant is so cute!!! i adore adore your jacket!

  8. Love your boots! The outfit is gorge too :)

    Kisses and hugs from :

  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment. It is my first time visiting your blog and I love it. I am folloqing you, hope you do the same.
    I joined giveaway too, you can check mine if you want:


  10. I really love this outfit! It never ceases to amaze me how the perfect combination of jewelry, scarves, hats, and a great jacket can really spice up an outfit! :)


  11. Love this giveaway! And those boots!!!!

  12. I love wearing fun tights with dresses.

  13. I wear black & brown all the time... looks great on you, girl! That hat is adorable and the scarf is super pretty too :)

    xo, alison*elle

  14. My favorite way to accessorize a winter outfit is with socks, especially patterned ones or knee highs. :D Great giveaway!


  15. Girl, this is fab!!!! I love all of your jewelry, definitely pieces I would live to have in my collection! Also your bf did a great job with your photos as well, the lighting is beautiful!

    Great Post!

    xo KCN

  16. merry christmas!
    Great post!
    want to follow each other? i'll follow back for sure.. :)

  17. Great jacket and hat!You have such a great style. What about following each other?

  18. I adore your coat - the quilted pattern gives it a ton of interest and texture. Happy New Year!

  19. Scarves and statement jewelry...thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Very pretty scarf. Can't imagine it cold in Miami, but when I was a kid I lived in the Northern Pan Handle and I recall the winters being in the 50s and raining.

    Ali of:

  21. I love layering! For warmth, but also for cuteness! I adore anything cashmere from sweaters to hats to scarves, etc. so that's usually in the mix. I often wear boots with slim pants and one pair is over the knee! I make fabric flowers and often pin one to a sweater, hat, or necklace - it lightens up a whole look!

  22. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely giveaway. My favorite way to accessorize a winter outfit is with fun vintage pieces. I love a cute cloche, perfectly worn leather bag and campus boots.


  23. Gorgeous look. That dress is so pretty on you!!!

  24. Probably boots -- but, since it doesn't get too cold here, I rarely need to wear "winter accessories," the extent of my accessories is usually with jewelry.

  25. I love your outfit and that hat! Hopefully I am lucky enough to win that scarf :) :)



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