Faux Fur Vests – two ways

Today I paired up with Saumya from Myriad Musings!  She has a feature called Trend Trotting Thursdays where she teams up with another blogger to bring readers two similar but different looks.

We came up with two different looks both build around faux fur vests.  What I love about our looks is how similar they are, yet the overall looks are so different.  We both chose boots and denim (my chambray shirt, Saumya’s jeans) but because our boots were different styles and our vests were so different we ended up with unique looks!

Shop my look below:

Lustworthy: Business casual pants (without the suit)

It’s no secret that I love wearing dresses and skirts to work.  It’s definitely my preference to bare my legs, but sometimes I have to succumb to the weather and wear pants.  (I also sometimes opt for pants in order to be more appropriately dressed for field work.)

The best part about “needing” to wear pants?  Adding more color and pattern options to my wardrobe!  I just stocked up on a few new pairs from The Limited.  I really love their exact stretch skinny/ankle fits and am always glad to have new colors to add.

Here are a few lustworthy options of patterned or colored business casual pants from different stores!

Personally I’m loving the Old Navy black print option as well as the CK houndstooth.  I also bought a navy and red checked version but also like this grey and black option! Checks/windowpanes are trendy right now, but have always been a classic and timeless look.

Under lock and key

I placed a much too large order at The Limited last month to stock up on a few new skirts and pants for work.  Surprisingly, I always tend more toward brightly colored or patterned bottoms rather than tops, so this skirt was a no-brainer for me.  It’s perfect for work and will be great as it gets colder and I start wearing it with tights.
The thing I didn’t realize until the skirt arrived was that it came with a belt with this cool key closure. While I love the look, it comes “unlocked” easily and frequently so I did feel like I was constantly refastening it.  Anybody have ideas on how to keep that on lock?
Tee: Banana Republic
Skirt & Belt: The Limited
Shoes: Michael Kors
Everything is old other than the skirt/belt which is no longer on The Limited’s website, so shop similar pieces to my look below!

Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway for $25 to Starbuck’s here!