Outfit: Winter Weekend Uniform

January 9, 2012

I kind of love looks that can be as cozy as pajamas yet functional and stylish at the same time. Example? This outfit! Great-quality leggings from last season paired with brown boots (laughing at when I wore these last: could my pics be any smaller?!), a cozy burnout tee, this obsession sweater cardy and this insane necklace (from f21!).  Tell me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty confident it’s the standout necklace that takes this outfit from regular to (casual weekend) rockstar.

PS: This cardy is actually my recent solution to holiday wish of a DKNY cashmere cozy.  I live in Florida so I prefer to budget on items that will get more use… especially when I can find cozy alternatives for less than $25 at Target! Keep that in mind so you’re sure to spend the money on what you’ll get the best cost per use. While proportion wise this cardy is balanced better by me in heels to give my shorter frame some height, I’m breaking the rules because hell… it’s the weekend and I want to!

 cardy: target (2011) / burnout tee: old navy / necklace: forever 21 (similar)/ leggings: trouve via nordstrom (similar) / boots: anne klein (similar; LOVE!) / bracelet: baublebar / watch: michael kors

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  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com Penny Pincher Fashion

    That necklace is so fabulous - kinda’ upset they sold out before I could get one! :(

    • Alyson

      boo, you didn’t get? though you do find some amazing j. crew deals on ebay!

  • http://www.mydressyways.com My Dressy Ways

    I love! The necklace is the perfect touch!

  • http://fashionbyalicia.com Fashion By Alicia

    That necklace is gorgeous! I love the cozy sweater what a great Target find!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend.

    • Alyson

      Thanks so much! It’s kind of crazy and oversized yet it’s perfectly comfy.

  • http://www.pencilskirtsandlattes.com/ Pencil Skirts and Lattes

    haha so similar to my winter uniform!! you look cozy and adorably chic all at once, and yes that necklace is FAB! xoxo


  • http://stripesandsequins.com Grace - Stripes & Sequins

    Very cute. Love the necklace, and the cardigan looks so cozy!

  • http://www.houseofjeffers.com Jen

    I love pieces that are multi-functional - and both your cardi and tights will look awesome with a bunch of skirts, dresses and skirts! And AWESOME necklace, btw.


    • Alyson

      Totally agree… it’s all about finding statement pieces that also are super functional. Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/ Jas

    what a great necklace!

  • http://knockedupfabulous.wordpress.com April

    Great necklace! The color looks amazing with your hair!!

    • Alyson

      Thank you!! Blue has always been my favorite color… I guess with good reason!

  • http://www.sandyalamode.com/ Sandy a la Mode

    LOVE your statement necklace! it’s the perfect POP of color!!

  • http://scarberianfashionlover.blogspot.com Emmy

    Love that Target cardi:) Looks so comfy…

  • http://fashionistammc.blogspot.com Mandy @ in the fashion lane

    You look amazing and YES the necklace is fab but the whole ensemble is too! The color of the sweater looks amazing on you. Comfy and chic.

  • http://www.writebiteshop.wordpress.com Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops

    I have the same sweater in beige! I live in LA, so I also love layering and that the sweater is open in the front so I don’t get too hot.

    • Alyson

      Exactly… isn’t it so comfy? I’m instantly addicted and such a reasonable price, too.

  • http://www.jointhegossip.blogspot.com Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    You are too cute! I always love your outfits :)

    • Alyson

      melting, thank you. :)

  • http://www.thebudgetbabe.com The Budget Babe

    Cute look, love the necklace and the boots and the sweater. So, basically everything!

    • Alyson

      Thanks, Dianna!! I am so flattered you said so!

  • danielle

    I love the cardigan - have a similar one in black from NY&C - wear it all the time. Question - it looks like your shirt isn’t that long, I always wear shirts that cover my bum when I wear leggings - do you think this works for you because of the higher quality leggings? I’ve been wondering if ponte knit pants would work with shorter shirts…

    • Alyson

      I think it’s a combination of better quality leggings (so I don’t have to feel so awkward with my hips and inner thighs) but this shirt is also a bit longer in the back and it’s loose fitting so it covers most of my tush and doesn’t feel too revealing. I would probably still feel self conscious if I had on flats, however the boots balance the look. Ponte knit pants could be an option otherwise. So similar, and might make you more comfortable!

  • http://www.queenofla.blogspot.com Jordan @ Queen of LA

    one of my favorite outfits of yours! that necklace looks fabulous with your hair!

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    • Alyson

      thanks, mom… :)

  • http://somuchtosmileabout.com/ Liz - So Much to Smile About

    Looks so cozy and cute! The necklace and the boots are fab too - great outfit!

  • http://thefrugalistadiaries.blogspot.com megan, the frugalista diaries

    cozy chic! i’m lusting over that necklace, amazing…

  • http://www.heatherpranitis.blogspot.com Heather Pranitis

    I love the look! And the necklace definitely rocks. Best part of all is that you look so comfy and glamorous all in one.

    • Alyson

      Thanks! That’s totally my goal… I’ve decided my style is “cozy chic.” :)

  • http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com Kristin

    Super cute! Love the boots!

  • sarah

    DYING about that necklace!! I want!!!

    Also, been meaning to tell you, the photos have been fab! That new camera is really amazing :)

    • Alyson

      Awwww, thank you!!! Adam and I are working on the photo skills. Do think they’re better but we definitely have more learning to do. So fun to play with!

  • http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/ Ally

    This is definitely a great cozy yet totally fabulous outfit! Leggings and long cardis are something that we tend to fall back to up here in the north… you could consider it a uniform for sure!


  • http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com Julia

    This outfit DOES look super comfy… and SUPER cute! Great combination I’d say! :)

  • http://madebymessak.wordpress.com Romy

    Love the necklace! Matches perfectly with the outfit!

    • Alyson

      Thank you so much!! I want to wear that necklace every day.

  • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

    I’m all about statement necklaces. They turn a basic look into something special. Thanks for showing off your style on Monday Mingle!

    • Alyson

      Thanks so much for hosting, and for stopping by!

  • http://www.musingsofahousewife.com Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife}

    That necklace IS awesome. And i love the drapey sweater too.

    I’d love for you to link up with our Fashion Friday blog carnival for a chance to win a $50 Spa Week G.C.! http://www.musingsofahousewife.com/2012/01/fashion-friday-ode-to-athleta.html

    • Alyson

      Thanks so much, and appreciate the heads up on the Fashion Friday link-up. Great to connect with you!

  • http://mimzywimzythinksandthoughts.com/ Mimzy Wimzy

    I have got to get a pair of high boots that don’t have heels!

    • Alyson

      You definitely do! I have a brown and grey pair and wear them to death. If you just get one, go for a camel brown. Works with every color.

  • http://mammabearsworld.wordpress.com stephanie

    Love that cardigan! (well, the entire outfit, really)!

    • Alyson

      awww, thank you! Wore it again last night… so cozy and versitile. (kind of want it in another color now that it’s on clearance!)

  • http://www.girlymama.com girlymama

    I will find that necklace. Oh, yes. I WILL find that necklace.

  • http://www.allthingschic.net All Things Chic

    I love that! Statement necklaces are amazing for turning an everyday outfit into something special!!

  • http://glamamom.com Glamamom

    Amazing necklace. I’m such a fan of draped tops!

  • My Greatest Hits

    That color looks beautiful on you! I’m visiting from Monday Mingle and would love for you to join my ABC’s of Style challenge at http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.ayudasaunclic.com VillAssausa

    Hello! Just want to say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

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