winter wardrobe

The Classic Black Skirt


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Winter is always the toughest season for me to feel stylish and chic when all I want to do (other than stay snuggled in bed) is wrap myself in the biggest scarf I own, lug on my warmest boots, and call it a day. Wearing the same boots and scarves can get tiresome though, so my trick of the trendy trade is to focus on easy key pieces in my wardrobe. One of those items is the classic black skirt: long enough to wear to work (and keep those thighs warm), but short enough to wear with your favorite tall boots and cozy socks.

The black skirt is not only flattering on everyone (bold statement, I know), but it pairs well with a blouse and blazer for a day at the office and with a sweater and scarf for a lunch with friends, date night, or weekend outing. I teamed with with Heather Mae from Curves and Croissants to showcase our skirts on a very cold day in Northeast D.C., so we opted for the more casual layered look. Heather believes that layers are the curvy girl’s best friend and I’m right there with her. Layers are every girl’s best friend this time of year.

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Vintage Liz Claiborne Jacket
INC Black Pencil Skirt old similar
Gap Quilted Sweatshirt on sale!
Unisa Gillean Over The Knee Boots

Photography by Sarah Stuart Walters

Leather + Fur

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Leather + Fur - Jackietara blog

Recently I’ve seen two of my favorite things, faux fur and leather, being paired together.  D.C. has been dull, grey, and misty in the last couple of weeks, so extra layers this time of year is a plus!  I’ve also been purposefully mixing in bright colors lately with my standard black and grey wardrobe.  It’s so easy to dress drably in this damp, cold, and depressing weather, so keep a few brights from your summer/fall wardrobe handy!  These layers were perfect for a walk around downtown Annapolis – the sun never made an appearance, but I was plenty warm.  Unfortunately, I don’t think the weather is getting any warmer, but thankfully there are plenty of cozy ways to help me cope.

Wearing: leather jacket: Zara // faux fur vest: Costco // scarf: Target // purple leather bag: Kate Spade

Photography also by Teddy Wolff

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Leather + Fur - Jackietara blog
Leather + Fur - Jackietara blog
Leather + Fur - Jackietara blog
Leather + Fur - Jackietara blog

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