I have to admit that I am not very big on holiday fashion anymore, unless you count super fabulous sparkly evening wear. Green and red are just not my thing these days. Not to mention the fact that our weather here in Houston can be very UN-seasonal, in the Christmasy sense. It was 75 degrees and sunny here yesterday, and that is not unusual at all. Of course, tomorrow it will be 32 when I walk my kids to school, so I have to be prepared for it all. The opportunities for sweaters are just not so frequent.
Which leads me to share with you the shopping I did with some birthday money before I kicked straight into Christmas mode. First up was the Boden USA sale. Not as good as the sale going on right now, but better than full price. I learned the hard way that the stuff I really really want but waited to go on sale? Sold out in my size. Thankfully the skirt I bought was my second choice.
And then I took the cardigan my husband bought me for my birthday back to LOFT (because cardis almost NEVER look good on...ahem...well endowed women such as myself) and applied my LOFT birthday coupon towards the exchange to get TWO stunningly gorgeous blouses. One of the blouses looks so perfect over the new Boden skirt, I just couldn't get over it.
Unfortunately it looks like this blouse is no longer for sale at LOFT online, but I'd be willing to bet they have a few left in some stores, since I just bought it a couple weeks ago.
The other blouse I bought is just as pretty, and perfect for our warm winter weather here in Houston. But it may have to wait a bit for those of you in cooooold locations. Of course, this brilliant orange color would look fabulous with the right jacket thrown over top of it all winter long. I'm all about bright colors to liven up the winter blahs.
I think it's more orangy in person than in this photo where it looks almost pink. But trust me, it's beautiful.
So that's it for this Fashion Friday, be sure to check out the other Fashion Friday posts linked up below! I would love to hear about how you use fashion to warm up your winter blues.