How to Look Good while being Lazy

You have seen me touch upon capes, ponchos and wraps more times than you can count this fall so I won't bore you with my obsession. What I will do is show you how a casual brunch outfit made the blog worthy cut. Scroll down for my effortless lazy ready-to-eat look.

Knit Poncho//FTF long sleeve top//Ponte knit pants//Leather & Pony Hair similar flats//Wool fedora
old navy ponte knit pants leggings

how to style a poncho



The ingredients to being chic and ready-to-eat any day of the week.

1- Pair of stretch pants. I prefer ponte bottoms to leggings. Shows you put some effort to it, while you really haven't.



2- A basic tshirt.  During these cold weather months, ideal for layering to keep warm.

3- Poncho/Cape. Conceals belly protrusion after meal consumption, provides warmth and let's face it- hella cute.


4-Pair of cute flats. Opt for a graphic print or metallic pair for visual interest.


5- A Chic hat. Whether it be a fedora or knit cap, it's the ultimate don't feel like doing my hair answer.


Sweater Dress

Cold weather months are for wool hats and cozy knits.  Whether it's cashmere cardigans, cozy hoodies or cable knit sweaters, you are sure to find one that speaks to you since they come in various prints and colors.  This particular knit is actually a turtleneck sweater but it works as a dress for me since it's oversize and I'm short. The only negative is that it gives me absolutely no shape whatsoever. My hips and curves are non-existent but I'm totally okay with that because it definitely kept me warm and allowed me to not have to layer on my heavy coat.


Turtleneck Dress (size down)//HUE tights (I swear by them)//Kate Spade Saturday boots (sold out) similar here and blk version here//PrimaDonna Fedora
h&M turtleneck sweater dress



Coupon Code: Take 20% off all purchases over $60 with code "2728" at checkout online until Nov. 30th at http://www.HM.com/us



Cozy and Chic

It's gotten quite chilly here in NYC. One day it's high 50's and the next day, we're battling gusty 17 degree winds. It's perfect weather for layering wraps and blanket scarves like this colorblock (under $12!) and oversize plaid version atop jackets.  It's ideal for staying both cozy and chic simultaneously. Speaking of staying warm, can't forget about your head! How cute is my fur pom-pom felt cap


Crop trench jacket similar here//Ralph Lauren Stripe top identical here (on clearance)//Jordache Denim jeggings c/o //Booties (sold out) like these//Pom pom felt cap//Plaid Blanket scarf (more options below)
ann taylor FAUX LEATHER TRIM TRENCH JACKET

zara checked scarf

I wore this look for my daughter's soccer game last weekend. It's a pretty casual look-jeans and a tshirt but by accessorizing with my fur ball felt capscarf and heels, I managed to bring it up a notch. 


zara plaid scarf

BCBGMAXAZRIA Pompom Wool Baseball Cap

How adorable are my Jordache jeans? Initially, when I was contacted to review a pair, I was not very optimistic. The brand resonated with my childhood, being an 80s baby and all. Unbeknownst to me, the denim collection provides a myraid of colors, styles and cut more conducive to my size. Best part about it, it comes in at way under $20 and are found at Walmart.  



Green & Tobacco

Lately, I've been playing around with colors-seeing which shades pairs best with others.  One color duo I came across was tan and green.  Because the tan (whether brown, cognac, or caramel hues) grounds the green, it works for a visually appealing color block look.  Think nature-grass, trees, etc. Below I paired an earth-tone turtleneck with my thrifted maxi length skirt and the ultimate cape coat for work!

Style Tips
(1) For a more fitted and svelte shape, I decided to have my skirt taken in from the hips down to the hem by my tailor. 
(2) To wear it high-waisted and still be long enough to reach calves or ankle, I suggest choosing a longer length in skirt options.

Tobacco turtleneck//Ribbed midi skirt (thrifted) similar here, here and here//Pale pink asymmetric patent pumps ($30 clearance, all colors)//Fur collar cape coat love this, buying this version
plus size cape coat









HOLIDAY SALES: KEEP IT OR GIFT IT

This time of year, retailers-both online and brick and mortar, advertise their holiday sales as each week passes closer to Christmas. I don't know about you all, but my New York holiday does not comprise of me standing on never-ending lines-either to gift wrap or to purchase. Whether you are in the market to purchase for yourself or others, I will be rounding up weekly sales complete with discount codes. Let's begin with this weekend deals from Bloomingdales, Kate Spade, Macys and others.

Old Navy- Extra 25% off with code: SAVEMORE -ends 11/15



Bloomingdales- Extra 20% off with code: HOLIDAY- ends 11/16



Macys- Extra 25% off with code: GIFT- ends 11/16



Kate Spade- Extra 25% off with code: SHOPNOW - ends 11/17



Ann Taylor- 40% off with code: FRIENDS40- ends 11/16



Other sales that might interest you:
J.Crew- 25% off with code "SHOPNOW"
J. Crew Factory- 40-60% off

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