Classic Black, White & Red

Hello Lovelies! I desire you all had a suitable time celebrating with own family and buddies during the vacations making unique recollections and that you are rested, rejuvenated and taking part in the start of 2016!! I want for you all to enjoy the maximum lovely, healthful, blissful, wealthy and memorable yr yet! May you obtain all of your goals that you set out to overcome. I also desired to take a second to thank you all so much in your persevered love, assist and kind comments. I’ve met so many splendid girls while running a blog and it method the world to me that you take time to study new posts and proportion your thoughts too. I recognize you!!

My first week of  the new year has been filled with unexpected little twists and turns. My husband flew overseas to Thailand somewhat last minute nearly 2 weeks ago so I’ve been busy entertaining and caring for our little one but now she’s back in school so I’ve been able to focus on work again. My plans to post on Monday were trumped by dealing with noisy squirrels in our attic (which have been keeping me up at night and waking me at 5am for weeks), followed by me breaking my favorite camera lens after an unfortunate tripod accident on an usually windy day. Thankfully, I was able to finally get it together today just in time for our Fashion Friday post-hooray for small miracles and a new lens that is on its way!


I’m excited to begin something new here on the blog! This year is all about overcoming fears and taking more chances. For quite some time I’ve contemplated sharing outfit posts with you all to show you what I personally wear to various events and on a day-to-day basis. I’ve received numerous requests over the nearly 7 years that I’ve been blogging for more fashion-related posts as well as a ton of e-mails asking my advice on specific style-related dilemmas as it pertains to special events such as weddings, graduations or first dates, day-to-day wardrobe, casual yet polished weekend style inspiration, office attire and even how to dress classy as a new mom. This year I shared a couple of my own looks from some recent celebratory occasions such as a patriotic look for my U.S. Citizenship Ceremony and also Lily’s Baby Dedication. I’ll be honest, I’ve battled with myself a bit because there are so many young, stylish fashion bloggers sharing their own looks that I thought with my lack of photography skills (or a photographer right now, unless you count the self-timer setting + a tripod) and a rather modest wardrobe budget where I don’t wear a new outfit every day, who is going to want to look at my outfits? If I’m honest with myself, I guess I felt a bit intimidated by the caliber of other, much younger fashion bloggers and I wasn’t ready to put myself out there for all to see, however after thinking about it recently, I do know that there are many other women like myself who don’t have a massive budget nor are looking to spend all of their money (or time) shopping, instead they’re looking to work the closet they already own and build upon it by adding new and relevant accessories and clothing.

My aim here at The Classy Woman has constantly been to encourage and encourage girls to turn out to be the fine possible version of themselves and to paintings toward and build a lifestyles they may love and be happy with. I might not be 22 anymore, I don’t have closet cabinets coated with pairs of Louboutins, 50 sunglasses of lipstick (although nail polish is sort of my weak point), nor do I spend all of my disposable earnings on dressmaker handbags and steeply-priced sun shades, however what I do should offer is a cloth wardrobe of conventional fashion built upon staple portions that I’ve curated during the last 15 years, because I’ve selected to put money into timeless portions as opposed to focusing on every passing fashion. Having stated that, I usually revel in and try to comprise of-the-second portions with new textures, colorings, shapes and details into my growing wardrobe to preserve matters sparkling, fun and offer lot of options. If you are seeking out this form of classic fashion and outfit idea, I hope you may stick around and be a part of me for every other put up subsequent week! (that is the only where my digital camera took a tumble-eek!) 🙂

Coat: old (similar here, here andhere  |  Blouse: old (similar here, here, here)

Skirt: old (similar here ,here)  |  Boots: last year Hilfiger (similar here, here, here,here)

Clutch: local boutique (similarhere,here and this one is cute)

Earrings |Bracelet  |  Scarf: old (similarhere,here andhere ($13!)

Tights: (similar here and here)  |Lips color: all heart  |Nails color: kiss the cook


In trendy submit I’m sharing what I wore earlier this week to 3 consumer meetings. The climate has been a bit loopy right here in Florida with temps inside the high 80’s sooner or later after which dropping off into the 40’s overnight which regularly follows with wind and rain, so I stored that during mind as I got dressed beginning with shoes. I love driving boots for a multiplicity of reasons, however one element they honestly help with is keeping my ft warm and dry at some point of the unpredictable fall and wintry weather months. Riding boots may be worn so many exceptional approaches and classic black is my favorite due to the fact it can be worn with anything from pantyhose and tights to thick leggings or denim. I continually search for special info at the facet or returned which includes the gold detail here to add a little persona.

Since the climate has been gloomy a great deal of the week, I could not face up to pulling out my purple coat (which I’ve owned for over a decade already) to enliven the day! It’s the proper weight to hold me warm and may be dressed up or down. Instead of an average handbag or tote, I opted to tug out a grab as an alternative with accents of black and gray to play on the shade scheme I already had happening. Your favored clutches do not need to be reserved for fancy nights out or evenings simplest. I love this impartial look, it is much less bulky and adds a sleekness to the overall outfit that could clearly take it from day to night time. As it turned into cold that day, I wore thick opaque tights and paired them with a heavier weight black skirt. Please be aware that I typically wear skirts at or simply above the knee, specifically for paintings. This one happens to be slightly shorter as I’m tall, so the tights offer incredible coverage.

This dot blouse that I purchased a few years ago is still one of my favorites because it isn’t too loud, making it a great option to wear to the office and it’s very versatile. I often wear it with red denim skinny jeans. Because of the pop of color and patterns, I kept my jewelry simple opting for pearl stud earrings along with a pearl bracelet. I couldn’t resist adding a splash of color to my nails too so that once the coat came off, I still had a little color. I originally started off with a black & ivory houndstooth scarf and at the time these photos were taken, it had warmed up to the point that I didn’t need it and had forgotten it in the car. You can see a snap that I shared on instagram before heading out the door, below. *Please note I’ll always link to my exact items whenever possible, for older/previous season or sold out items, I’ll provide similar selections at varying price points.

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