And, what better fashion chameleon is there than the ol' trusty LBD? I originally bought this lacy designer frock at T.J.Maxx for a holiday launch party at my favorite restaurant in Lincoln Park. Since it was a dressier occasion, I knew that a statement necklace and sparkly belt would change up the shift silhouette and help the dress feel a bit more festive. The cobalt blue clutch toughens up the lace, too.
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I threw on a baggy chambray shirt and cashmere cardigan that I got at a steal at T.J.Maxx to complete the outfit. Saying it's cold in Chicago is an understatement, so a cozy scarf and a pair of knee-high socks is essential to cover up any bare skin. The finished outfit is put-together but looks and feels effortless.
Red and green might sound like the uniform for a really bad, mother-mandated outfit for the family Christmas card photo, but here, the colors are muted and not in-your-face cheesy. Of course, no outfit of mine is complete without some print. My favorite leopard spots is making an appearance with my flats as the finishing touch of my wintery look.
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Lace dress, cardigan, chambray shirt, and tights courtesy of T.J.Maxx.