black and white (and a blizzard)

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Forgive the delay in posts, readers; we’ve been digging out of a winter blizzard over here! The snow is up to my height in many parts of the city, which is saying a lot because I normally wear pretty tall heels. As we slowly dig our way out, I send my thoughts to all those who are snowed in and/or lost power. Winter builds quite the fortitude in all of us. This is my black and white, and a blizzard, look. Let no amount of snow get you down!

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Button down: Burberry (gift)
Blazer: Kensie via Savers ($3, retails for $89)
Skirt: Halogen via Nordstrom Rack ($13 marked down from $80)
Tights: Simply Vera via Kohl’s ($2 marked down from $16)
Shoes: Made by Elves via Savers ($6, retail for approx $110)
Necklace: (gift)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) In keeping with my blazer love, I also keep a short sleeve blazer around, even in winter. I don’t know about anybody else, but I often get just a little too warm some days if I’m in too many layers while indoors (outdoors is clearly another story!). So, I keep a long sleeve and short sleeve blazer at my desk in order to layer up or layer down. There are soooo many blazers at thrift stores and charity shops. Most of the time, they are great quality. So, if you’re in the market for a blazer, I definitely recommend starting at your local thrift and/or charity shop.
2) A white down is another wardrobe essential. I have two that I have ready at any given time. They match just about everything and add instant formality to any look. I used to have just one, but then that one would often sit in a dry cleaning bag…and well, you know how it goes. So, I now like to have two, in order to ensure that at least one is clean at any given time. As with any white tops, I always wear a t-shirt underneath in order to prevent staining of your button down. Trust me on this one- it really helps ensure the longevity of your top! 
Anyone else have white button down tips? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!

cozy comfort

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Flannel dress, cozy sweater, tights, falling leaves and autumn trees…need I say more, readers? I think not. I’m swooning over fall, as per usual. This look is cozy comfort and autumn dreaming…

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Dress: Gap ($13 marked down from $60)
Sweater: Gap ($12 marked down from 60)
Tights: Gap (I can’t remember! maybe $8?)
Shoes: Made by Elves at Urban Outfitters ($20 marked down from approx $110)
Necklace: Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s ($5 marked down from $32)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Gap is having another one of their “take an additional 40% off sale items” sale. I was surprised that a good portion of the sale is actually fall and winter apparel. Many of their fall dresses and coats were marked down significantly. If you’re mad for plaid, like I am, there is a lot of plaid and flannel on sale. Check it out!

2) I’ve gotten a few questions lately about tights and the brands I like. My favorite tight brand is Hue- they are seriously durable and very comfortable. Hue tights are generally $5-$10 on sale and well worth it. Check out their online sale section for more information. I swear, Hue doesn’t pay me! They probably don’t even know I love them- but I do! As a side note, I strongly recommend you wash all tights by hand and hang dry them in order to make them last. You can find Hue at Nordstrom Rack and via their website: http://www.hue.com

Anyone else have favorite tights and leggings brands? Thanks for stopping by readers! I hope you have a great rest of the week!