Is it a high point or a low point that the riveting blog topic of the day is my office space heater? (I’m going to go with high point.) When it’s -20 in Chicago, survival boils down to smart layering and office space heaters. This is especially essential since I seem to forget trouser socks nearly every day and wind up with bare feet in my heels… luckily, I was able to go sheer with the help of my trusty space heater (insert warm fuzzy thoughts of flannel pajamas here) (sigh, because you cannot wear pajamas to work). As much as I miss the sun and warmth, seriously, readers, I have a total weakness for scarves, sweaters, tights, and layers. This is my sheer (still layered) look, all with the help of a little extra heat.
Top: Jennifer Lopez via Kohl’s ($7 marked down from $48)
Skirt: J Crew via Savers ($4, retails for approx $130)
Shoes: Vince Camuto Signature ($70 marked down from $500)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I do love a sheer top year round, but I do not love freezing all day! As a result, I always have an extra sweater hanging out in or around my desk. You don’t need to pack up your “summer” tops, but you do need to layer up if your winter is anything like ours. In addition to a spare sweater, I often wear long sleeve t-shirts underneath my dresses, sheer tops, and sweaters for extra warmth- and you can rarely ever see them. Smart layering is key!
2) The Gap sale right now is rocking my world; items in the store are 60% off their sale price, making most sweaters around $8-$15. Additionally, some of the pants are marked down to $5-$10. Yes, this is the time to go, if you need sweaters and/or pants. One thing to remember about Gap sales is that many of the same items in different colors get marked down differently. So, a red sweater may still be $20, but a blue sweater will be $8. Take some time to look through items in different colors to see if the markdown is different. As with most retail/chain sales, you can get through this sale in about 30-45 minutes.
Anyone else still wearing their sheer tops in winter? Visiting the Gap sale? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!