Business casual bow // plaid flannel + winter white skirt

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Banana Republic top xxs petite (also in navy) on sale!Ann Taylor pumps sz 5 on sale!(also worn here), Talbots cashmere sweater petite P (current version), Club Monaco trench xs, altered, J.Crew skirt, altered (old color), Tory Burch tote (also worn here)

For fellow lovers of flannel and all things bows, this plaid top (on sale!) is the perfect marriage of the two in a piece that’s versatile for both work and casual wear! I’ve also worn it tucked into a flared black miniskirt for a festive gathering. It also comes in a navy plaid for those who prefer darker colors! Here I’ve shown how this shirt looks either layered under a crewneck sweater, or worn by itself. I took these photos on a more mild (but windy!) day, so would add charcoal gray tights to this outfit for colder winter days.

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My Club Monaco Hanne trench is from last year but is still available in an olive color. Note I got the sleeves shortened, and the lapels are wide so I need to drape them strategically for a shorter frame. They have a similar option this year with adorable ties on the sleeves – see my fitting room review of the current version.

I also wanted to share two good Friends & Family sales going on right now:

Lord & Taylor F&F sale with an awesome bonus shoe & boot sale today – Code FRIENDS gets you 30% off most items, 15% off beauty (great for stocking up on everyday favorites), but the best deal is for today only, you get extra 40% off shoes & boots (some brands excluded)! You can filter by shoe size, as I saw lots of everyday boots and booties starting in sz 5 for well under $100 (some for under $50) with this extra discount.

Macy’s F&F sale – Code FRIEND gets you extra 30% off your purchase + 15% off beauty. These F&F beauty discounts are great for those who missed Sephora VIB where so much was sold out! I stocked up on my everyday favorite foundation (in linen) and lipcolor (in velvet teddy). Macy’s also has a cream tweed pencil skirt similar to this one (winter textured pencil skirts are impossible to find latley) that should be alterable for a petite frame. There’s also a more colorful tweed pencil skirt available starting in 0P.

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I just took this cashmere sweater out of storage from last winter and was so sad to find multiple, decently-sized holes chewed through it (of course I didn’t notice until I was already out and about wearing it)! I keep my sweaters stored in under-bed drawers which are NOT airtight / vacuum sealed unfortunately, but I scatter lots of cedar blocks throughout the drawers to ward off moths and silverfish bugs. Clearly that did not work, and now I’m scared to examine all my beloved knits from that drawer for damage. If you have any effective tips to fight sweater-loving pests, please share in the comments!

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