Daily Outfit: Riveting, Darling

Glasses: Firmoo | Anorak jacket: Pala Pala Boutique | Plaid button-front shirt: Van Heusen | Statement necklace: Francesca’s | Olive shirt c/o DownEast Basics | Skinny Pants: Gap | Cognac Boots: Corso Como at Nordstrom

The day I went to Rivet & Sway’s Pop Up Shop to try on swanky frames, this is what I wore. An anorak jacket has been on my wishlist forever and now that I have one in my closet, I can’t get enough.

So grateful for a husband who makes me laugh. And is willing to take my picture.

Linked to: Rolled Up Pretty and What I Wore Wednesday

How to Layer Without the Bulk

Fall fashion is all about layering, but unless you’re careful, you can start looking like the Michelin Man. Here are three quick tips on how to layer your clothes without the bulk.

  1. Layer lighter pieces. A lot of the bulk in layering can come from thick layers like cable knit sweaters or lined pea coats. Look for thinner sweaters, cardigans, and jackets to layer instead so you can keep the warmth without the bulk.
  2. Cinch that waist. Find a way to create a clear waist indentation and it will create the illusion that you have a more hourglass silhouette. This anorak jacket has a drawstring waist which helps to accentuate a nice waist. You can also belt over or underneath your layering piece.
  3. Ditch the jeans. Jeans can add extra unflattering bulk underneath your longer layers. Instead, opt for a pair of streamlined leggings, pants, or trousers without the bulky stitching and pockets. If you’re wearing leggings, just make your derriere is covered!

Anorak jacket: $69.99 | Striped sweater: $69.99 | Mixed metal necklace: $29.99
Styled by Sarah Ward, Wardrobe Stylist for Pala Pala Dress Boutique in Seattle, WA.