I love the simplicity of jeans and a turtleneck this time of year. But I also appreciate having a standout completer piece to elevate that basic look from plain to pow. Today I’m sharing a great girls’ night out or date night look that goes from day to night with the simple addition of a not-so-simple vest.
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This is not a sponsored post, but Chico’s did gift me my jeans, turtleneck and vest to share with you. When they gave me the opportunity to share an outfit with my Instagram followers, I knew I wanted to feature one of their standout completer pieces. Some people love Chico’s for their fitted pants, others for their classy statement jewelry. But I gravitate to their one-of-a-kind completer pieces. Whether your personal style essence lends more toward a cardigan, ruana, poncho or jacket, you’ll find some amazing outfit completers at Chico’s.
I’ve gathered up a shopping widget with some of my favorite completer pieces from Chico’s below. You’ll find amazing garments in all styles. They can be a little pricey, but they are also well constructed and so unique that you can enjoy them for years. And you can always watch for a good deal, too. Of course, Chico’s just ran a great sale during Cyber Week, but I expect another one soon.
My faux fur vest looks great with jeans, but you could also wear it with dressier pants, joggers or even the right dress. I think it looks so classy and unique. And if you’re wanting to dress up a little, but you still want to wear jeans and a simple top, this faux fur vest can elevate even that simple outfit. I’m wearing the size 1, but I might could have sized down, too. So I think you have some wiggle room in the size, in case they’re running low in your normal size.
When the vest arrived, it did look a little flat. Don’t let that throw you. I just steamed the whole garment with my steamer, fluffing the faux fur as I went. Voila! It looks like the real thing!
By the way, this cranberry spice turtleneck is also available in a full range of neutrals. It’s true to size and very comfortable. It has a lot of stretch, fits closet to the body but not tight and has the fabric has a nice heft. If you’re looking for a nice turtleneck (or two) that you can wear by themselves or layered, this is a great option.
My girlfriend ankle jeans in Ranier indigo are very comfortable and run true to size. I’m wearing the Chico’s size 1 or 8 misses. I could tell from the website photo that they were actually longer than ankle length and figured they would work nicely with booties. Sure enough, they’re the perfect length on my 5’8″ frame with these booties. I love the dark wash, too. They’re a midrise jean.
I picked up my Franco Sarto booties in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. But they’re back on sale and I think the savings is even greater than what I received in July. These zip-up Chelsea boots come in a variety of colors and patterns and work great with straight leg jeans. I also have them in the black snake print. They fit true to size and so comfortably.
I pulled this look together with a brown belt and my fudge brown Kira crossbody by Tory Burch. It’s a pricey bag, but I found some great alternatives at Nordstrom Rack. I love this pebbled leather crossbody bag as well as this smooth leather one. And those are some amazing markdowns.
My jewelry is also from Chico’s from past collaborations, but no longer available. But I love these earrings for completing a similar look. And this bracelet as well as this coin bracelet are great options.
I think the keys to creating a great outfit with such a standout completer piece are to…
- keep the other pieces simple
- add jewelry that compliments and doesn’t compete
- pull the outfit together with substantial but simple accessories such as belt, shoes and bag
- wear it with confidence and joy!
If you’re interested, you can shop the pieces I’ve shared today through the links in my copy or in the caption of the above photo. And don’t forget that shopping widget above with all those standout completer pieces from Chico’s.
Thanks so much for joining me for a little style inspiration today. Have a lovely day!
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Blessed for My Day
As we approach Christmas I am thinking more about Jesus. Who is He to you? Sometimes I make Jesus too small. Especially at this time of year, I am prone to think of Him as a small baby born into meager circumstances on an otherwise uneventful night. But Jesus is in fact the great I am.
Jesus has always been. He was involved in the creation of this world. He left His deity in heaven and came to earth for the purpose of reconciling us to God. He is the Savior of the world, our kinsman redeemer. And now He sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us and awaiting the command to go and fetch His bride, the church. As we approach Christmas let’s not leave Jesus in the manger too long. Let’s take in all that He is and has done and is doing…as much as we are capable.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. ~ John 1:1-2,14