1 Jacket 3 Looks

jacket-dress-1Yep, more Zara.  This jacket is so versatile and to prove it I am showing you 3 completely different looks – starring this jacket.  Unfortunately this jacket is sold out but I found a similar one from TopShop (only $85).  Actually, I think I like the TopShop one more than this, c’est la vie.

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ONE:  This jacket is perfect for layering over a dress.  I prefer it with a dress shorter than the jacket.  In fact the dress I am wearing is super short, too short for me, so I liked how the jacket gave me a little extra coverage.

BTW, I found these shoes at Nordstrom.  I just checked and they are sold out BUT If ever you order from Nordstrom Canada, you can avoid paying shipping and duties if you order in store or call customer service.  I have only ordered  instore but the gentleman helping me said you just needed the order number to place the order over the phone. jacket-dress-3jacket-dress-2

TWO:  Probably not the best look for a -20C sort of day.  But on a warmer winter day, the jacket works as an outer layer as well.  I get so bored of my winter jackets so layering blazers over warmer layers helps mix if up.  Also, I am not sure if the sleeves are meant to be three quarter because I have really long arms.  Seriously, they span 6 feet and I am only 5’7. Anyways I love that the sweater sleeves are longer than the jacket sleeves.  You can easily achieve this layered look by cuffing your sleeves as well.

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THREE:  Finally this jacket is totally work appropriate.  I wore a pale pink shirt with a bow detail, but it would look great with a black blouse as well. OR even a simple grey or black tee depending on how casual your work place is.  My office is super casual so I would probably switch the black ankle pants for a pair of jeans.

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“Bow”tiful

If you have kids, you likely know this is a Wiggles reference.  We watch Wiggles almost every day with Ruby, so I couldn’t help myself.

I am going to show you three ways to be “bow”tiful – aka accessorize with a simple ribbon. It’s a really simple way to make an item in your closet feel fresh again.

ONE: Use a ribbon to tie a small bow around a blouse.  Here I am wearing a collarless blouse but it looks great on a collared blouse too.  I like to use a long ribbon so the ends flow pretty long.  You can also try it with a more narrow ribbon for a more understated look.bow-2bow-2b

TWO: In this next look I wanted to add a little drama to my outfit.  I started with a pair of skinny leather pants and an oversized sweater –  a pretty basic look.  Then I added a statement necklace and tied the ribbon to the back of the necklace taking a basic outfit to something that could work for a night out.bow3bow3b

THREE:  Lastly, I used the ribbon as a choker, tying a bow at the back leaving long strands flowing.  I wore it with a black dress so it looked like part of the dress.  But it would work with a dress or tee of a contrasting colour too.  A white dress with a black ribbon would look super cool.  I also like this look best with a v-neck.  A thicker choker with a round neck can feel a little busy.  bow1bbow1