1 Necklace, 3 Ways | Look 3

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After nearly three years of searching, I finally found my perfect LWD at Banana Republic (ordered before my shopping hiatus, of course). And, what do you know, it looks fab with the Gerard Yosca necklace I’ve been wearing all week (looks one and two). Proof that just one great statement piece is enough to get you through the season. 

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Wearing: Banana Republic dress (go up a size) // Gerard Yosca necklace (c/o) // rings c/o Lacee Alexandra, Jane Pope and Cynthia Jones // Coach purse // Kate Spade heels // Zoya nail polish in “Maya”

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1 Necklace, 3 Ways | Look 2

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The best sartorial dollar you can spend is on a statement piece that goes with everything. I’ve been wearing this Gerard Yosca necklace almost exclusively since I received it, so three outfits featuring the bauble this week wasn’t much of a challenge! Today, I strayed away from Monday’s mod attire in favor of something classic and feminine. A full skirt can become saccharine awfully quickly, but the necklace’s graphic flowers and a bright crossbody bag keep the look from being too prim. 

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Wearing: J.Crew dress (worn as a skirt) // J.Crew sweater // Gerard Yosca necklace (c/o) // DVF purse (also love this one) // Hermes bracelet // Julie Vos ring (c/o) // Kate Spade heels

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1 Necklace, 3 Ways | Look 1

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I’m such a proponent of investing in quality accessories that you’ll wear over and over again—and I have no doubt that, in time, the cost per wear of that statement splurge will be lower than a cheaper alternative. Gerard Yosca’s latest collection is full of these versatile statement pieces, so when the team challenged me to style one necklace three ways this week, I jumped at the chance. First up, a mod shift dress that matches the mood of the black and white necklace. I’ve been wearing this to work quite a bit over the last few weeks (sadly, with tights), but it’s just as fun for weekend wear with pointy black flats

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Wearing: ASOS dress (old) // Gerard Yosca necklace (c/o) // earrings via eBay // Coach purse // Kate Spade heels 

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Outfitted

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As much as I love the nipped-in silhouettes of the 1950s, the ’60s are by far my favorite fashion decade—and my new shoes only fuel the obsession. It didn’t take me long to pair them with a ’60s-inspired ensemble that I intend to wear repeatedly this season.

As you’d expect, the accessories are my favorite part of the outfit. The block-heeled shoe is the perfect complement to a short hemline and this Emma McKinstry necklace lends a carefree touch to an outfit that otherwise risks being too prim. (The quality of the necklace is great. Make sure to you enter to win a pair of Emma’s best-selling double rectangle earrings here.)

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Wearing: J.Crew dress (also love this one) // Coach bag // Tory Burch shoes // Emma McKinstry necklace (c/o) // Zoya nail polish in “Blu” (my favorite nail color this season)

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Outfitted

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Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, I’m wearing one of my biggest sartorial loves: this Erin Fetherston dress. There aren’t too many opportunities to wear a lip-print dress, so I’m taking full advantage of the holiday. (On a related note, did you see this sweater and this dress from Erin’s fall/winter collection? Need.)

Something I don’t love? Snow. At this point, the only thing it’s good for is taking photos. (Before you ask, my feet really weren’t that cold. Growing up in Wisconsin gives you an amazing tolerance for chilly weather. Besides, it was a heat wave of 15 degrees above zero.)

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Wearing: J.Crew coat // Erin Fetherston dress (another style with the same print is available here) // ShoeMint heels // Chloe + Isabel necklace // Zoya “Blu” nail polish 

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Outfitted

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Even though I’ve already shed some of the holiday weight, this loose dress is still the only thing that feels comfortable. It’s just a bonus that there are cats printed all over it … which some people have mistaken for skulls. I don’t see it, but now it’s basically the dress version of a Rorschach test. Which do you see?

Dress: Anthropologie // Bag: J.Crew // Scarf: Hermes // Bracelet: Hermes // Rings: gifted Cynthia Jones, Melanie Auld // Tights: Calvin Klein // Shoes: Kate Spade

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I haven’t shopped at Express since college when I needed a last-minute sparkly top for barhopping. So, you can imagine my surprise when I found the perfect little party dress at the retailer on sale for around $70. The metallic navy material is gorgeous and you know I’m a sucker for a full skirt. With a tuxedo jacket, it’s perfect for the upcoming cocktail awards reception I’m planning at work.

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Dress: Express // Jacket: Banana Republic // Clutch: DVF // Shoes: gifted ShoeMint // Rings: Melanie Auld, gifted Julie Vos // Earrings: Amrita Singh

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I don’t have any intention of leaving the house on NYE, but I’ll wear this If my plans go awry and we find ourselves someplace other than our apartment. It’s not sparkly. It’s not over the top. But, it’s so very “me” and I can wear it to work during the day. What are your plans for the final hours of 2013? 

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Featured: J.Crew Factory dress worn as a top (similar) // J.Crew skirt (love this one) // Calvin Klein tights // Kate Spade heels // Melanie Auld ring (read by “Behind the Baubles” feature with Melanie here) // Hermes bracelet

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Outfitted in Joules

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When Joules sent over a pair of wellies last week, I had no idea I’d get the opportunity to wear them so soon! Aren’t they just the cutest way to brighten up a blustery winter day? I’ll admit that the color sucked me in initially, but the practical features made truly fall in love with them. The boots have a slim ankle, but still adjust for shapely calves with the buckle at the side. And, while I was skeptical of the website’s claim to “exceptional cold weather resistance,” I was comfortable in the snow with just a pair of tights underneath. (That’s not something I can do with my Hunter pair without a thick pair of hiking socks for extra warmth.) Bottom line: thumbs up. Check out the full range of patterns and colors here and don’t be surprised if these also make their way into my closet. 

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Featured: LOFT coat (similar) // Target scarf (similar) // T by Alexander Wang skirt // Aubin & Wills mittens // Calvin Klein tights (a.k.a. my all-time favorite opaque tights) // gifted Joules boots

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Outfitted

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I gave the riding boots another whirl. This time, with an outfit that was much more me: a dress. I’m a convert. They’re just so freaking comfortable and much warmer than a pair of flats. (I’ve been missing out for years!) In other news, I purchased this J.Crew coat from Net-a-Porter during the summer sale for $150ish and it’s as cozy as a woolen blanket. When it goes on sale again, don’t be surprised if I add the heather peony version to my closet. 

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JerseyJeFeatured: J.Crew coat (this year’s colors) // gifted Bijuju necklace // Banana Republic Factory Store dress // gifted Naturalizer boots // Rebecca Minkoff camera bag // gifted Julie Vos ring 

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