Dressed for: Sweater Dressing

Already Pretty outfit featuring sweaterdress, leggings, black ankle boots. Rebecca Minkoff Logan

Sweater dress – Style & Co via Twice
Leggings – Old Navy (same as mine)
Socks – Hue
Boots – Kork Ease (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – The Wellington Boot
Bracelet – via Ideelsimilar
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar

Still mining my stash of pre-snow outfits for now … but fear not, you’ll have six months of photos of me in the snow.

Like all Minnesotans, I’m terrified that we’ll have a repeat of the brutally cold winter we endured last year, and have been seeking cozy sweaters and sweater dresses accordingly. This is another Twice find, originally from Macy’s, and I realize now that those sleeves are gonna be a problem now that it’s truly frigid. Layering over or under should help. I’ve been scouring Twice for secondhand garments to flesh out my revised style, and have been thrilled with the results. Tip for shoppers: Always peek at the “New” tab, since they’re uploading new goodies all the time.

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Insomniac Sale Picks: Versatile Oxfords

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Ericka requested a few picks for versatile oxfords so here we go:

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Naturalizer Lonnie – was $79, now $59.95

This is a pretty amazing price for a genuine leather oxford, especially one from a brand as beloved as Naturalizer. The pick-stitching gives this style a little flair, but isn’t overly distracting, making these a versatile choice. If you’re not a fan of the contrast, though, they also come in tan and the stitching is much subtler. Available in US sizes 5.5 – 11, including some wide widths. Size availability varies by color.

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Rocket Dog Jerome – was $54.95, now $38.99

A bit of brogueing gives these some texture, but the classic shape means they’ll work for a variety of outfits. This option is vegan, and a bargain to boot! Available in this burgundy brush-off as well as a dark gray brush-off in US sizes 6 – 11. Size availability varies by color. Looking for a leather brogue? I’m swooning over these Sebago Claremonts.

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Bass Dater – was $89, now $35.99

These look a little odd in profile, but they’re a classic round-toe oxford shape from the top. (Doubtful anyone will be crouching on the floor to get a side view of your shoes anyway.) And I just love this rich cognac color – strangely hard to find in an oxford. These also come in classic black, and both options are vegan-friendly. Available in US sizes 6 – 11. Size availability varies by color.

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Born Mott – was $110, now $54.99 – $109.95

Oh, believe me, metallics are versatile. Especially subtle, mottled ones like these. But even if this color and finish doesn’t send you, these comfy Borns come in black, brown, tan gray, and three other light colors. Available in US sizes 6 – 11. Size availability varies by color.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for versatile oxfords:

  1. Frye – Cheap, no. Versatile and high-quality, yes. Also check 6pm for past-season styles and colors.
  2. Bass – A classic source for oxfords, brogues, saddle shoes, and all related styles.
  3. DSW – Couldn’t find more than a couple of brands to highlight, but DSW has dozens of cute pairs including these classic brogues.

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This Week I Love …

… mixed metal jewelry.

After DECADES of wearing nothing but silver, I am softening toward non-silver metals. But I have to admit that doing an all-gold accessory mix still feels … odd to me, so I’m easing in with mixed metal pieces. Here are a few I’m loving these days:

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Mixed Metal Chain Earrings, $17.50

These are incredibly similar to a pair I got at Corset. (They’re here and here, though it seems I don’t have a close-up posted yet.) I’m also gaga for draped chain details right now, so these are doubly fabulous in my opinion. My pair is super versatile and looks equally lovely with tough mixes or softer ones.

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Bonnie Jonas Mixed Chain Necklace, $38

At 17″ this is a little short for my taste, but could be adjusted with a necklace extender. Mixed metals and mixed chains often go hand-in-hand, and I love how this piece blends chunky links with more delicate ones.

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Jenny Bird Sunray Cuff - $95

I drool. Two brassy chain styles, a chunky silver strand, and the black beaded edging. This would look amazing with jeans and a sweater or a dressier mix. It’ll add a dose of edginess to any outfit, that’s for sure.

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Long Mixed Metal Necklace – $132

My love for long pendants has been well-documented here, and this little love has been in my Etsy faves for months. I love the combination of metal tones and also textures – the disc is hammered. Such an elegant touch.

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Kensie Chain Reaction Mixed Metal Necklace – $38

Slightly similar to the first necklace pick, but longer, looser, and with gunmetal in the mix instead of silver. This one clocks in at 19″ and would look so funky over a graphic tee.

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Lucky Brand Organic Pave Drop Earrings – $29

Lucky Brand has been churning out some stellar jewelry these days, and these two-tone pave hoops are no exception. They’ve got some subtle sparkle, but the irregular shape makes them more versatile than straight-up sparkly rhinestones.

Mixed metals are also great if you’ve got everyday, non-negotiable jewelry pieces but want to wear others in non-matching tones. (Some people don’t care, others are SUPER annoyed when their metals clash. Mixed pieces can bridge.) How about you? Would you or do you wear mixed metal jewelry? Any favorite resources?

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