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Oversized Blazers

My #ootd (or outfit of the day for those unaware of fashion blogger hashtags) from two days ago included an oversized blazer. Many of you were asking where I got it so I decided to post some recommendations on how to rock this look and where to get it.

The oversized look has been in fashion for a while now, it’s still going strong and I personally love it. I’m a big fan of oversized jackets, overcoats, sweaters… and there are so many options as to the way you can wear them and look stylish. I often wear something tight or on the short side with something oversized as I like the juxtaposition of styles. But I also like oversized everything! For example culottes with a loose blouse and mens blazer.

Below are some great options for rocking the oversized look, click the images to shop.

The Kooples Long Line Satin Blazer in Emerald. This blazer is just stunning! It also comes in blush.

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This French Girl blazer from J. Crew is a bestseller for good reason, the look and feel c’est superbe! (that may be incorrectly used, I haven’t taken from in 20 years!)

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H&M oversized blazer in tan. This one is very similar to the one I wore in my recent #ootd, if you want to see it follow my Instagram @welldressedboston for that and future looks and style inspiration!

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Note: I make a small commission on purchases made through my site, so anything you buy through my links is much appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by!

xo,

Hil

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Sustainable Fashion

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I watched a segment on Morning Joe yesterday where they interviewed David Wallace Wells about his new book, The Uninhabitable Earth. In it he discusses climate change, a real national crisis. As much as I love fashion, I’m well aware that us fashionistas are a part of the problem and wanted to give a few solutions.

1. Shop well made designer goods. I love Zara and H&M and I’m not telling you to stop shopping at these fast fashion houses all together, but try to make better decisions about what you’re buying and don’t buy so much of it. I was plagued by the “more is better” feeling in my twenties and have made an effort to be better about this habit as I’ve gotten older by both buying less and smarter.

I work at Saks Fifth Avenue where I’m sometimes given a hard time about how expensive things can be. And my answer to that is that it’s an investment. If you buy well made designer clothes they should last you a life time, and if you don’t want them anymore the resale value on these good is much higher than from a low-end fast fashion shop. The items we carry at Saks will be on the racks for 6 months where as at H&M they change over weekly! That’s a lot of clothes and a lot of waste!!

For example, Stella McCartney makes incredible suiting. It’s definitely an investment but will let forever and designer suiting just cannot be replicated! Not only is it well made but the tailoring phenomenal. Click image to view and shop.

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2. Consignment. Instead of throwing things aways re-sell them! It’s a great option to make a little money and save the environment. Donating is a good option as well, especially for the clothing that might not sell in a consignment store. But charities get overwhelmed with donations and it’s hard for them to go through all of the donations they receive. They simply do not have the resources, so much of the items they receive go to waste anyhow.

I found a great consignment store in Boston called Covet. Check them out on Instagram where they post a lot of the new items they receive: @covetboston. 

3. What’s old is new again to the people you love so consider having a clothing swap party with your friends and family.  My sister in law through one of these parties a few years ago and I was shocked at the beautiful clothes the ladies showed up with! I scored a beautiful dress from J. Crew and even a pair of Tory Burch flats.

Statement Coats.

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of really cold days. One of the things that gets me through the long winter months is the fashion. Layering cute tops with sweaters and of course the fabulous boots! On top of that great outfit you need a great statement coat. There are so many great styles to choose for this season, here are a few I found that are sure to appease anyone’s style and price point. If not, let me know and I can do a little more research to find what you are looking for: hilary@welldressedboston.com.

To view more images and shop click the images. (PS: I do make commission on products bought through my site, so thank you in advance if you do decide to purchase!)

A.L.C. Harlan Faux Fur Fuzzy Coat

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Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat J.CREW

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Beige/ Checked Double Breasted Coat. 

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Italian Melton Military Style Jacket 
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Which one is your favorite?

Thanks for taking the time to visit my site! Would really appreciate a comment below on what you would like to see more of from me.

XO,

Hil

 

 

Gift Guide 2017.

Gift giving can be tough business, especially if you don’t know the person well enough to get them something uniquely them. Even if you do it still can be a challenge! I’m here to help with a few ideas to fill up your holiday shopping cart.

Beauty Products are a great gift and there are plenty of products to choose from that don’t require you knowing the persons exact skin tone or taste in color for it to be a great gift. Click the image below to shop.

Finishing sprays are very popular and perfect for all skin types. This 4 in 1 setting mist by Tarte provides lasting moisture and make-up protection. Check out my Instagram page to find out how you can win it!tarte4in1settingmist

Another idea… give the gift of a healthy glow with Sephora’s Favorites “Glow for It” box set. “A multibranded sampler set of highlighters including seven deluxe everyday essentials.”

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Jewelry and accessories. Always good because you know it’ll fit! J. Crew has a great selection of well made jewelry. I love these Stone and Tassle earrings. And when you make an on line purchase you get 40% off with the code SHOPFAST. Click the image to shop.

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Gloves. I know it’s boring but nice gloves are a great gift because most people want a pair but no one wants to buy them for themselves.  I love the Melech Gloves from Club Monaco (on sale for $49!!). Click the image to shop these and more styles.

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A handbag. This is a bit of a risk, as handbags are very much a taste. So you need to know at least a little bit about what sort of purse the person you are buying for prefers. For example: color, size, shape, strap type etc…

That being said I personally love a good cross-body. Fashionable and convenient. Marc Jacobs makes an adorable one called the “camera case” for its similarity to, you guessed it, a camera case. You can shop all sorts of styles at Bloomingdales. Click the image to shop more style.

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Candles. Again, boring. But I’m not talking your average scented candle from Yankee Candle or the check out aisle at Marshall’s, a GOOD candle like from Dyptique that both smells like nothing you’ve encountered and last a long time.

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Stay tuned for more gift ideas for him!

(Note: I am an affiliate of the above merchants. If you purchase any items through the links provided I receive a small commission on said purchase. Thank you!)

XO,

Hilary