Thursday, January 26, 2012


Striped sweater: Old Navy  |  Top: Target  |  Jeggings: NY&Co.  |  Shoes: lulus.com (won w/ giftcard)  |  Navy jacket: H&M

Besides not having to worry about getting caught by the neighbors, I'm liking the indoor pics because the colors come out more accurate.  Enough picture talk, though.  Hardly the point of this blog!

I feel kinda smart and preppy in this outfit.  I'm not much for layering an unopened sweater (like, non-cardigan type thing) over a button-up.  I've tried it before but never made it out of the house because I felt like I had to tug and pull everything back into its neat little place if I ever moved.  (Is that not true for the rest of you?  How do you do it?  Tell me your secrets!)  This sweater isn't as fit so it worked well for layering.  Pairing it with a button down denim shirt and topping it off with oxfords was a great way to go about a rainy day earlier this week.  


  1. I think that looks great!  I'm just starting to try and wear layered shirts/sweaters like that.  I really like it!

  2. sartorialsidelinesThursday, January 26, 2012

    This is such a cute preppy look - and I love the shoes!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  3. I have never, ever, EVER managed to make the sweater-over-button-up thing work. EVER. I've certainly given it a try but I always fail and don't leave my room with it in. If you discover the secret, please pass it along to me? Anyway, you look ready to take on the rainy day with this (but stylishly).

  4. I do the 'sweater over button-up' thing. I do have to shift & pull sometimes, but I also always wear an undershirt with the button down, which probably seems like overkill but I think it's like a 'lining' and helps keep things in place. But maybe you are already doing that.

  5. Rachel - for the birdsThursday, January 26, 2012

    Haha, for me I give it one good pull and it's good to go for the rest of the day unless I try to do gymnastics.. or something. It looks cute, I have a very similar sweater!! :D -Rachel (ftb)

  6. Rachel - for the birdsThursday, January 26, 2012

    Haha, for me I give it one good pull and it's good to go for the rest of the day unless I try to do gymnastics.. or something. It looks cute, I have a very similar sweater!! :D -Rachel (ftb)

  7. Love this outfit!!! I don't know how they do it , I agree with you!!!


  8. I have been reading your blog for a couple weeks and just wanted to comment to tell you how much I love it!
    I have worn (ok, copied) 3 outfits like yours in the past couple weeks (and have got lots of compliments). Thanks so much!!! Can't wait to read more. 

  9. Love love everything! Those oxfords are beautiful. You got them with a giftcard you won? You lucky lucky girl!

  10. Hi Kristen, that's so cool to hear!  Thank you for reading and for dropping by with your encouragement.  (Seriously, it was timely today.)  :)

  11. Love the striped sweater, and those shoes! so adorable :)


  12. I always feel that way too...tugging and pulling at the sweater and button down. You look so beautiful! I love the indoor photos as well :) 

  13. My outfit yesterday was moving all over the place all day long. So annoying. If someone tells you an awesome secret on how to avoid this problem, please share!

    By the way, I love this outfit. And I'm jealous that you actually have good light in your house. I....do not. 

  14. Love the prep school vibe! Yep, you nailed it. The trick is to wear a sweater and shirt that are not super fitted. Friction causes the materials to shift and thus leads to squirming! Also flowy, silky, soft shirt fabric works well for this layered look! Length of the shirt hem helps to in terms of weight and gravity pulling it down so it hangs properly. You know me, Audrey, I loves me some layers.

  15. Of course you are smart!! :)  Very cute outfit.  I tend to squirm when I layer, too, but I really love the layered look. :)

  16. love the layered look!! and so lucky you won those shoes!!!

  17. Love love love love those shoes.. the tassle is just great and with the stripes even better. Loving your blog and style and def following on GFC and bloglovin... hoper you can follow back :)
    LMQ- http://fashionneedy.com

  18. I just love this outfit! It's so casual and simple yet so well put together! You look so casual chic! Gotta love the stripes.  Always good in my book.  You've got a new follower. ;0)

    Also, thanks for dropping by my blog, You Like It? I Made It!.  I would love for us to follow each other. ;0) 


  19. I prefer to layer non - cardis for that reason as well - but sometimes if I put a scarf over - it tends to keep the cardi in place. Love this outfit - and those heeled oxfords are too cute :)
    The Other Side of Gray 

  20. Oh I have this Old Navy sweater! Love it layered with the denim shirt!

  21. Totally elegant yet casual. This outfit remains tru to you & your style. =)

  22. Once this heat goes away, I am totally trying this outfit.

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