Dressing Room Diaries (at Gap)

I think it’s becoming pretty clear that I often like to spend my lunch breaks shopping and browsing the latest and greatest that some of my fave retailers have to offer.  Before kids, I used to love nothing more than spending all day Saturday or Sunday shopping & browsing.  Fast forward 4 years and I don’t exactly have time to do that (except over lunch).  Anyways, on a recent outing I hit the Gap and had a little try on sesh.  I picked things to try on that were neutral and could easily be mixed into your current wardrobe and last for a couple of seasons.  I looked specifically for office appropriate looks.

Happy Monday!

Starting with this soft spun flutter sleeve cotton top.  They didn’t have my size so this is too big (FIT TIP – size down.  I’m wearing a S here).  This would be great for layering under a jacket with jeans.  You could also dress this up with the ponte zip dressier leggings I have on.  Throw on a nice pair of heels and you’re set.

STYLE TIP – This shirt is kind of sheer, throw on a cami underneath

Softspun flutter sleeve top

Zip ponte legging

Why didn’t I buy this denim RUFFLE sleeve jacket?  I’m trying to be good, but this is sooo cute.  Keep it more casual by throwing it on over the cotton tee shown above.

FIT TIP:  TTS (I’m wearing an XS)

Denim Ruffle Jacket

Or wear it over this ruffle blouse for a slightly dressier look.

Swiss dot cascade ruffle top

This swiss dot cascade ruffle top is great.

FIT TIP:  TTS (I’m wearing an XS)

This black swing dress is the perfect LBD to add to your closet.  I threw the denim ruffle jacket over it, but you could easily pair it with a cardigan too.  This dress would be perfect with booties, tall boots or a pair of heels for a more dressed up look.

FIT TIP:  TTS (I’m wearing an XS)

Black Long Sleeve Swing Dress 

Lastly, I’m sharing this black and white plaid longer tunic button up.  I have it paired with the side zip ponte pants.  You could throw on a pair of boots or heels with this.

FIT TIP:  TTS (I’m wearing an XS)

Plaid pintuck long sleeve shirt

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Sweater Faves

There are SO many great options right now for sweaters!  Bright colors, bold prints, fun textures and little details too.  I pulled together a few of my faves based on some of these criteria so you can shop easier based on what fits your own style.  Happy Shopping and Happy FRIDAY!

Bright Colors

I’m loving this bright yellow for a cold dreary winter day!  The price is great too.  ASOS has free shipping when you spend $40 and always free returns.  Shop without fear, friends!

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ASOS Sweater in Fluffy Yarn with Crew Neck // $35

I love this pretty orange / rust color for these fall months.  It’s a color that really looks great on everyone.  And you can pair it with brown or black (and leopard too)!

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Madewell Tier-Sleeve Pullover Sweater // $88

Fun Sleeves

I can’t get enough of this sweater from Forever 21.  The sleeves are AMAZE and it comes in Small – X-Large. And hello, it’s $20!


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Forever 21 Chunky Ribbed Knit Trumpet Sleeved Sweater // $20

Target’s new brands this season have some really fun pieces…like this red sweater with awesome sleeves.  It comes in ivory too and it’s under $30!

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Target A New Day Bishop Sleeve Pullover // $28

I’ve got a thing with sleeves.  This one is similar to the Target one, but longer if you’re looking for a tunic type of option.  It would be a great one to add to your Xmas list.

 

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Nordstrom Topshop Balloon Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater // $75

Unique Details

Little pearl embellishments are popping up everywhere and I think they are the perfect addition to a little sweater.  It’s subtle, but I like it.  This one is a good option for jeans OR black pants if you need to be a little dressier at work.

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H&M Knit Beaded Sweater // $50

Ruffles are my jam right now.  And this cute sweater has the perfect amount.  It’s part of the Nordy fall sale too! This is a pretty shade of gray and comes in S – L.

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Nordstrom BLANKNYC Ruffle Yoke Sweater // $47

I love the back cut out detail on this sweater.  I personally would wear a little tank under it, but it’s fun nonetheless.

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Jack by BB Dakota Percival Open Panel Back Sweater // $41

Funky Prints

I couldn’t avoid some leopard print, and it’s a cardi so it’s so easy to wear!  Another Target goodie!

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Target Mossimo Leopard Print Cardigan // $30

I also couldn’t resist some fun floral embroidery AND better yet this is a part of the Nordstrom Fall Sale going on right now.  Get it while it lasts!  This one is sitting in my cart but I’m trying to resist the urge.  But it’s so cute!

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Nordstrom Woven Heart Ruffle Sleeve Embroidered Sweater // $32

 

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The Madewell Bodysuit

I caved and reverted back in time. I purchased a bodysuit.  Or maybe I’m just behind the times…I know people still wear these, I however have not been.   But now I’m hooked and I want more!  I visited Madewell recently with some coworkers (did you know that if you bring more 3 or more ppl into the store its a party)?  Everyone in said party then gets 20% off their purchase (including jeans)!  Just plan ahead and call to let them know you’re coming (our store even provided sparkling water and sweet treats)!  I also bought my first pair of high waisted jeans (more on that in a future post).  Anyways, let’s get right to it…debuting four different ways to style this Madewell bodysuit below.

I am loving it with highwaisted jeans and boots!  This look is casual, but still looks super put together with a fun pair of shoes.

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Madewell Song Scoop Bodysuit // Madewell Chewed hem edition // Sbicca fringe boots

Ok, so I also purchased this rose colored velveteen skirt while there (more on how to style this later too).  I think the bodysuit looks great with it and a tall pair of boots.  This could take you from day to night.  L O V E!

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Sole Society Benedict Boots

A bodysuit is also a great option for layering.  Instead of the standard cami under a blazer, opt for a bodysuit instead.

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JCrew Blazer (similar) // Frye Women’s Jane 14L Boot

Lastly, throw on an accessory with your bodysuit.  A scarf or statement necklace are perfect options!

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Plaid Scarf (mine is sold out, but this is similar)

So tell me, do you own any bodysuits and how do you style them?

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