The Stripe Type

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Now that we're in the dog days of winter, I'm completely stuck in a fashion rut. I'm sooooo over all my bulky sweaters and salt-stained boots and pilling tights and am seriously craving some warm sunshine. And with this weird February weather happening (50 degrees one day, and 30 the next, wtf!), getting dressed in the morning is starting to be a challenge.

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When these winter blues hit, one of my go-to pieces is a classic striped shirt--sure, it's a a little preppy, but a little gold shoulder sequin action helps give this one some pizzaz. I purchased this top so long ago at NY & Company that I don't even remember how much it was (#pricefail), but considering I was probably in college and had very limited funds, I'm pretty confident it was a budget find. What's really amazing about this top, however, is the fact that I've had it since college, I've washed it a million and one times AND it still looks/fits great. Miracles happen, people. 

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I paired the top with my Old Navy overall dress (just $10 on sale and last worn here!) on a recent weekend outing to the UWS, and my fave pair of black oxfords from Forever 21 (scored for $18 and worn a ton earlier this fall). Adding in a pair of sunnies c/o WowVintage, the look (mostly!) came out to $28, minus the mystery-priced striped top. 

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Knits + Denim

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After a crazy busy work week, I had to put the blog on the back burner the past few days, but I'm back and feeling a whole lot more inspired to style and post. Of course, after a week of stressing, the last thing you wanna do is throw on anything fussy or fancy when the weekend hits, so naturally I found myself in a combo of basic denim and cozy once Saturday hit. These high-waisted, loose-fit denim pants with a raw hem pretty much scream 'weekend', and they were a $24 buy from the streets of Hongdae in South Korea. 

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I topped off my off-duty look with a comfy tank that came c/o TSquared, a new company specializing in super-luxe basics that also promises two-hour delivery in NYC (seriously!). And while it's definitely a little more than I'd typically spend on a tank, I gotta say, the super-soft fabric, perfect cut and two-hour right-to-your-door-ness make it a nice splurge on those treat-yo-self days. And as someone who consistently wears out her cheap basics, it's nice to have a perfect ribbed tank that can withstand a bunch of washes...

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To keep warm, I added an oversized knit cardigan, which I thrifted for $10 from Goodwill, and a black beanie, which was a just-under-$7 sale score from Joe Fresh (they're all outta black, but they've still got the pink and teal versions in stock!). 

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I finished off the look with a pair of sunnies c/o WowVintage, a gifted black bag and my new fave pair of Primark booties ($26), which I've been rocking non-stop this winter. Head to toe, the whole look came out to around $67.

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Bundled Up

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Hey guys! There's a snow storm supposedly headed our way here on the East Coast, which means I've taken a break from taking no-coat blog pics for a little while.... I spent most of the week bundled up, and have been wearing a version of this vintage coat x blanket scarf look pretty much daily. This camel coat is one of my all time faves, and it was just $20 from the Salvation Army Coat Sale. 

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The scarf is also one of my winter go-tos (also worn on the reg last year!), which I found on eBay for $16. Another bonus of wearing a giant scarf all day? It doubles as a cozy blanket when the heat in my office just isn't cutting it. Underneath, I added a super thick sweater, which I purchased for $7 during an end-of-season sale at Joe Fresh last year (seriously, Joe Fresh has great end-of-season sales--I recently scored some super cute beanies for just $7, and also stocked up on gloves and thermal sweatpants) and a pair of Old Navy pants, also a sale buy at $14 (a similar pair is currently available on their site for $28).

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I finished off the cold weather OOTD with a pair of Primark boots ($26), a pair of $6 street vendor sunglasses and a gifted black bag. Head to toe, the whole look came out to $89.

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