Ruffling Things Up

As a Fall aficionado, having a great sweater in your arsenal is key. When it comes to my sweaters, I love pieces that are fun, and functional. I have to be able to wear them with everything in my closet. While browsing Nordstrom, I stumbled across this cute striped sweater from Halogen. Halogen is Nordstrom’s brand that gives you contemporary items that you can wear to work and for play for straight & plus sizes. Over the years I have several different sweaters from them, and the quality is great. Do I or you need ruffled shoulder sweater? No- but look how cute it is. Now the sweater has a pleasant surprise- the sleeves are detachable. I can zip off the sleeves, and wear this as a shell underneath a blazer, or as a vest over a button up. A piece like this is definitely worth the money. Since this one is sold out, I’ve linked a different striped sweater that comes in plus.

I wanted to show how you can have fun with work wear, so I paired the sweater with this great faux suede skirt from Loft. Since their launch, I have purchased several items, and they all garner tons of compliments. I bought the skirt in a 18 since its lined, to make sure I have enough room in the hips. I love the skirt, but it is a little loose on my waist (nothing a tailor can’t fix). I will say that Loft Plus items give you ample room in the waist.

I decided to step a bit out of the box, so instead of wearing navy shoes, I went with with my white booties (also from Halogen). These are another great pair of booties to own because the heel makes them easy to walk in and white goes with everything. Unfortunately this boot is no longer available (which I am shocked by since it is a great boot, I figured it would come back in stock. I have linked similar styles in different heels heights so you can find your perfect white bootie under $50.

Well lovers, what do you think of my look? I think it’s a fun twist on classics. It incorporates color, but keeping the palette in the navy family, with pops of white and wine makes it totally wearable in any environment. What are some of the ways you are ruffling things up this fall? It could be anything- career, wardrobe, people…let me know below. Muah lovers!!!