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18 Pretty Pieces

Winter Wishlist

During these grey winter days, we keep finding ourselves gravitating toward soft pinks and pretty florals. Here are a few pieces we’ve had our eyes on, from collared sweaters to velvet pumps…

Thoughts? What have you been drawn to lately?

P.S. Another easy winter look, and five cool outfits to copy.

(Top photo of this pullover sweater.)

  1. The silk shirt makes such a huge difference! I got mine from French Connection a couple years ago. Not only did it elevate my outfits, but it was incredibly durable and could be used for a lot of occasions!

    xo, Sofia
    http://www.thecozie.co

  2. Natalie T. says...

    I LOVE the olive colour on that bouclé sweater. It’s such a gorgeous colour. I’m also a fan of the pale pink trench (though that particular trench didn’t come up on the link). Club Monaco had a very similar one to it last year and I’m kicking myself for not getting it.

  3. Stasha says...

    Everything old is new again! I love watching styles I wore when I was younger come back in style! It’s so interesting to see my 16 year old “discover” things like Doc Martens and thick gold hoops…and reverse fit jeans ;)

  4. Cait says...

    Where is the sweater from in the very first photo?

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Hi Cait! It’s this pullover from Madewell: http://bit.ly/2jgcstO

  5. Kelsey says...

    I’m in love with the velvet trend. Loving these beautiful velvet shoes and dresses!

  6. D.Shoemaker says...

    Cute stuff! I’ve been drooling all over chelsea boots lately! I’ve been spending a lot of web time looking at all different types. Anyone have any good recommendations?

  7. carmen says...

    thank you sister for including plus size. just got the daisy top and will likely order the gap stripe in xxl.
    i really value your suggestions and have always been thrilled with them irl.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      so glad to hear that, carmen!!

    • I was going to say the same thing – so nice to see plus size features! :)

  8. I love how neutral and classic everything is here. In my head I’m on vacation (in London maybe?) wearing the straight leg jeans, collared sweater, white sneaks, and half moon bag. I’ve just bought a pastry. What a daydream.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i want to join you! :)

  9. Amelia says...

    These are so pretty – I really like the floral print top and (and I love and appreciate the inclusion of body size diversity in the models / sizes highlighted here!!)

  10. Cat says...

    Joanna, this list is lovely. But what truly struck me as unique in this list is the choice to include pieces on models of varying sizes. It’s a small thing, but it’d be so easy NOT to do, tons of blogs do it every day. So, thank you! Now, if only there were a little color…! :)

  11. Stephany says...

    Hi Jo!
    I love all these pieces! As I clicked through, I started thinking about some interviews I have scheduled (starting next week, yay/yikes) for grad school (yay/eek) in biology!! Naturally I came by your blog to read your posts on girl bosses and career advice but couldn’t find suggestions for dressing for interviews. I probably missed it but anyway I think that would be a cool thing to have. I want to feel smart and beautiful and ready! haha I’ll keep poking around!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great idea, thank you, stephany! (and good luck!!!)

    • Julia says...

      Stephany, best of luck with your interviews, and enjoy them, too! They are of course stressful, but also an amazing opportunity to meet with a ton of interesting people in the field you’re entering.
      I’m a postdoc in biology, and my overall recommendation is to dress such that the focus is on YOU, not your clothes. Standards of dress in academic biology are in general quite casual, so a suit is absolutely not necessary (and to me would look overdressed). Something along the lines of nice pants and a sweater, tailored shirt, or jacket and blouse has been my go-to for interviews, presentations, etc. Stay away from anything terribly tight or revealing of course, but I would also avoid things that are overtly, stereotypically feminine (i.e. frilly/lacy, high heels, heavy makeup; sadly gender bias is still real in academic science too, even if sometimes unconscious), and anything that looks obviously uncomfortable.

    • Lizzie says...

      Hi Stephany! I relate to your comment because I just went through another round of job interviews a few months ago and came to the realization that even though I am a number of years out of school and have done this a lot at this point, I still struggle over what to wear! I will say that at first when I was just out of school I tried really hard to look super professional and I think as a result I almost disappeared into the boring clothes. Recently, I’ve started to be a little more playful and funky as I dress for interviews (really at the encouragement of my boyfriend), and I’ve found I feel so much more confident and better able to show who I am. So interesting how clothes can really influence how we feel. Anyhow, it probably depends so much on your field, but that’s been my experience and I always love the advice to go with something that makes you feel powerful and confident. Good luck in your search!

  12. Nayla says...

    These are lovely as inspiration, but I can’t help but be a little disappointed when I notice the prices. I get that “affordable” means something different to everyone, but I can’t be the only reader who couldn’t drop over a hundred dollars on a sweater. It would be wonderful to see some less expensive options in future posts!

  13. I love the half moon bag. The color is spectacular.

  14. Cynthia says...

    I would definitely go for the silk shirt, and the simple crossbody bag. I wear bright colors all year, and if the work day is dreary, I wear something bright to be cheerful. I can’t believe how affordable the crossbody bag is.

  15. Diana says...

    All really nice. I feel like I’ve seen most of these things features on your blog before. It’d be cool to see somethings a little left of center every so often. These are all pretty basic. I still like them. Just wish there were a few more eye-catching things. It all felt a little recycled from posts-past.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thanks, diana! we will definitely take that into consideration. i really appreciate your feedback!

    • Heather says...

      I agree, and I love to see more fashion options that feature labels that are using sustainable and ethical practices, and fewer fast-fashion options. Everlane is a great start, but there are so many more small and large businesses that would align with your vision here and promote more conscious consuming. Pansy, Pact Organic, and Brook There are great lingerie options. Zady and so many others are good overall too.

    • Diana says...

      I appreciate that so much! I can’t believe how many typos I made in my comment. Oh my goodness. I hadn’t had my coffee yet… Thank you so much for taking us all seriously!

  16. Alice says...

    Thanks for the plus sizes!

  17. Martha says...

    Darn! The velvet pumps are sold out. I’ve been looking for an affordable pair in that style for a while and it seems I’m always too late.

  18. Betsy says...

    Tretorn tennis shoes…Taking me back to my youth, in the 80’s. Wore them daily for my tennis lessons at “the club”.

    Love the circle crossbody, double earrings, and drooling over the velvet pumps. But I never wear pumps. Weddings, only! But i am still drooling.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      when i was in 6th grade, ALL i wanted in the world was a pair of tretorn sneakers from the outlet stores near our house. maybe now i can finally fulfill that dream :)

  19. Erin says...

    I have that raglan turtleneck in the other colorway and the fit is perfection. If you are on the fence, buy it!

  20. Meg says...

    This color palette is just gorgeous!

    I’ve noticed lately that you’re linking to beautiful clothes in a wider range of sizes (e.g. the pink trench and floral blouse here). Just wanted to say that I love seeing the bigger sizes represented on your blog!

  21. Totally on-board with the blousy tops these days. I also keep looking at moto boots, for some reason! They don’t feel particularly on-trend, but I want to be able to load up the kiddos and get around town in the snow without wearing giant snow boots. Mom Lyfe is getting to me!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      mom lyfe = haha! i wore sweatpants the other day while hanging out with my kids and i was like, this is really happening :)

    • Lauren E. says...

      I wore my last pair of moto boots to death and when it came time to finally throw them away, I considered updating to something more “trendy” but then thought, why? These totally work for me. So I found a pair on a resale website for dirt cheap (exactly because they are not trendy) and again, wearing them to death. If you want them, I say go for it!

    • Laura says...

      I love moto boots! so practical and I think cute!

  22. Amazing picks! I love the colours!

  23. Jane says...

    Lovely picks, especially the double earrings. But 135 dollars for brass?? It’s such a cheap metal… and its manufacturing process isn’t very sustainable. You could make it in gold plated silver and still make 100% profit on it by selling it for half the price.

  24. The color pallet here is getting me excited for spring. Also, I adore that circle bag! I’m definitely adding that to my blog. So cuuuute.

    http://objectsicantafford.com/

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      it really is the cutest in real life. i have it in the saddle color: http://bit.ly/2jDryg9

  25. Oh! Love that split neck blouse! Could be dressed up or worn down! These are so great! I think we sometimes get stuck wearing a lot of neutrals during the winter, but some soft color can brighten up any outfit.

  26. Sarah Kang says...

    I love that pink silk blouse! Great picks.