Fashionable Friday

This has been a looong week. The end of the first full week of 2015 couldn’t come soon enough! I think all the online banking and autopay setups mean I can go weeks or even months before accidently writing 2014 on a check! I have to say, so far, so good, with the New Year though. This winter has had a later than usual start for Michigan. Especially when compared to other parts of the country or a year ago. We had a record winter for snowfall and low temperatures last year. This was a record I could really have done without breaking! I know we will still get our share but usually by this time we’ve already had to shovel and scrape a small mountain range next to the driveway!

brown sweater dress street style
brown sweater dress street style

Today is TGIF! And with it comes an easy Friday look. I know a lot of people go with casual Friday but I still like to keep my casual cool. For me this tan sweater dress fills that hole perfectly. A sweater dress is always a good choice if you’re at all unsure what to wear. It’s very forgiving for those of us not blessed with a perfect body shape. It’s a good idea to choose a slightly loose fit to help hide any extra tummy bulge you may have put on with those Christmas cookies!

wine shawl street style
wine shawl street style

Choosing a piece featuring a simple silhouette is always best but simple doesn’t need to be boring. The shiny gold zipper accents at the hem of my dress add a modern metallic feeling. There’s no need to complicate this outfit so make sure to KISS (Keep It Simple Silly!) and tell by finishing with tights and high suede or leather boots. Wrapping up with my wine colored oversized shawl and matching wool hat keeps me toasty warm and ready to go. Oh wait! Not quite yet. I’ve added this bright blue quilted purse to add cozy color to a yucky Michigan winter day. Cross body bags are a good choice as they keep your hands free to hold that low fat hazelnut macchiato! And the real surprise of this outfit? I assembled the whole hat to boot look for double digit dollars! Score!

wine felt hat street style
wine felt hat street style
black suede boots street style
black suede boots street style
blue quilted velvet cross body bag street style
blue quilted velvet cross body bag street style

Hat, shawl & bag @Forever 21
Sweater Dress @Target
Boots @Burlington Coat Factory

Cheers!

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