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!
33 replies to “sheer (with a space heater)”
I love sheer tops all year round too and that one is amazing!!!
Let me just tell you how glad I am to generally not work on Wednesdays. With how freezing it is out there (the Lake was steaming on Monday. That’s how cold it is), I am all about staying inside with hot drinks. Space heaters are definitely the best alternative when the office is a necessity, though.
I love love love this top. And the back of it. Sometimes sheer things with layers underneath look weird on me. They stick and do funny things. So I generally avoid them in the winter. Sometimes I just don’t care and only want to wear sheer and be pretty.
Lovely! Stay Warm!
It’s not nearly as cold in NY right now, but my space heater is my #1 favorite item right now. Also, my mom texted me the other day telling me I had to get over to the Gap – now I def have to go! Haha
P.S. Love that top 🙂
Super cute top! Who knew Jlo made such nice tops.?! You’re a brave soul to wear a sheer top even with the layers I think I would freeze! Your temps are very similar to ours😖 How’s the windchill treating you? I’m so layered up it’s not even funny. My daily uniform as of late – thin layering tank + thin layering long sleeved top and add my sweater = warmth! I’m pathetic!
Sheer and layered is truly the way to go 🙂 I get so annoyed when I have to layer anything bulky, so this is definitely the way to layer!
I really love your top and how light and feminine it is!!
I love your boot collection!! You’re totally rocking this look
Love the whole look wow that is cold stay warm 🙈
Great look as usual.
😀 i love the tops … Sheers are a must have indeed
Your shirt is really great..love it!
A great work outfit…love the back cut of your top….
I love love this amazing look and great blouse and amazing color combo. Have a great day. Stay warm 🙂 Mel
Cute look!! Stay warm! xx..Cortneybre…
Absolutley loved this post!! Stunning, as always!!!
Just like what I`m wearing nowadays. 🙂
Your hair looks AMAZING like this and go ahead and send that top my way!
Wow. I. Love. Sheer.!!! 😍 and your tip about different colors different mark down rates is so useful. Thank you 😊👍
LOVE!! That sheer top with that skirt is perfection.
That’s such a pretty floral blouse and the booties are killer! I love sheer tops they’re so feminine.
A lady does what ever it takes…..& let me say: U sure wear it well !!!!! Very NICE / *PRETTY Kelly
Love this outfit! I was just in Chicago for work this week and it was BRUTAL. Yay for space heaters and flannel 🙂
that top really steals the show for me! 😀 love your whole look! ❤
That shirt is so awesome! Also, I know the feeling, here it’s just as cold. I have entitled myself the Queen of Layers.
Love tye cut pout details in the back.. I love the sheer floral top, and layering is so key in situation like ours where the highest temp is -3F! We had terrible windchill here yesterday and today!! In lobe with your boots, do they keep you warm or did you have to change towarmer ones for travelling?
Love this look! Sheer tops are totally okay in the winter (as long as you don’t work outside!) The weather is in the single digits in Kansas City so I’ve just been wearing my sweats and uggs into work and changing when I get there!
I’ve haven’t checked out the Gap since right before xmas, but you’re making me think that I should!
I LOVE this look! The prints and sheer (I too, love a layered sheer top) and pencil skirt – oh my! 😀 Stay warm!
What a gorgeous outfit, absolutely adore the floral top! 🙂 xo~ Lena
As always looking magnificent, Melissa. (((HUGS))) Amy
LOL love the title of your post and I feel the same way about offices being UNGODLY cold! Very pretty blouse though! xoxo
i love your sense of color! x