Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Fashion + Function } Three Ways To Layer A Sweater

how to layer your sweater

As I write this post it’s over 63 degrees out here in the Philadelphia area. It’s practically mid December and was colder when we actually shot these photos in early November. Obviously the weather is a little wacky lately. That’s why I dress in layers.

True story: my dad is who taught me to dress in layers. He’ll wear long underwear under his jeans as soon as it starts getting cold (can you blame him? I loathe cold denim on my legs), though I doubt he has had to break them out yet. He’s also a skier (used to tour around ski racing before training kids how to race for pretty much my whole life), so for him it’s all about function.

how to layer your sweater

Function meets fashion. You can always take a layer off (that’s pretty much a direct quote) and it’s true. Not only is it true, it also has been a little factoid I keep with me and has saved me from the finicky temps we encounter everywhere. Everywhere. The grocery store is practically the most freezing place on Earth. I literally add layers before going in or else I know my shopping trip will be in vain. When I’m a comfortable temp I’m much happier and so layering is pretty much a way of life now. Okay, on to three looks styled with the same fabulous sweater. Full posts featuring more pics, style tips, and outfit info linked below.

ripped jeans outfit idea

{ Style Tip } Dress up ripped jeans with heels. 

philly fall fashion Logo by Lori Goldstein Space Dye Zip Cardigan

fur vest styling

{ Style Tip } Layer a furry vest over a cardigan. I am all about layering (plus I’m always cold) and the sweater/vest combo keeps your core warm and arms free to move around. This is the kind of layered look that’s ideal for shopping, as I like to avoid carrying a coat while perusing potential holiday gifts. Haddonfield NJ style blog How to wear a furry vest

LOGO by Lori Goldstein cardigan

 { Style Tip } Two sweaters are warmer than one. As much as I want to be warm, I kind of hate big bulky jackets so opt to layer up with two sweaters and skipped the winter coat.

Haddonfield style blog photoshoot Philly fashion blog photoshoot

Click for full posts, including outfit details + style tips. —> { Two Sweaters Are Warmer Than One } { Furry Vest + OTN Boots } { Ripped Jeans + Space Dye }

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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Beauty, Celebrity, Makeup, trend hungry tuesday

{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } VS Models Rock Rosy Lips + Cheeks


If you follow any of the Victoria’s Secret babes on Instagram then you too have probably been counting down the days until the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing tonight on CBS at 10pm.  Of course the Angels are decked out in elaborate and sexy styles, including a bra valued at over $2 million dollars, but there’s one trend you can totally steal and wear even to work, the makeup. Continue reading…

Dare to Wear, Fashion, My Style

{ Dare To Wear } Furry Vest + Over-the-Knee Boots

fur vest styling

Winter is coming! Thankfully the weather wasn’t freezing the day we did these pics.

It’s time to layer up, mix textures, and think about gift giving. I gotta tell you, this cardi-vest combination has been giving me life and is perfect to wear for holiday gatherings and shopping, among other places. In this look I’m warm, not bogged down with too much fabric, and feel photo ready (when I opt to leave the house with makeup on). Continue reading…

Beauty, Makeup, Press

{ Press } ‘Philly Style’ Mag Guesses My Lipstick Shade

Fall fashion tips

So I just found myself on Philadelphia Style Magazine’s blog. The article: “How to Wear This Season’s Boldest  Lip Colors.” The picture they featured of me was from a recent outfit post (I need to remember to wear that vest more!) that I shared on Instagram. It was a cool surprise to see myself in an article that I clicked on to read, but that wasn’t the coolest part. Continue reading…

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{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } Little Winter-White Dresses

holiday winter white dresses under $50

The little black dress has been a style staple for a long time. The little white dress, it’s just as versatile and fit for the season. Just take a note from some famous fashionistas.

Jennifer Lawrence wowed in a a custom white gown with gold beading details last night to “The Hunger Games Mockingjay — Part 2″ premiere in LA.  Beyoncé recently wore a white dress to a wedding and had Blue Ivy in a coordinating white dress with tulle. Continue reading…

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