Has anyone seen the new Banana Republic Anna Karenina collection based on the movie?
This outfit reminds me of that look, but in burgundy, my favorite color of the season. I felt very ladylike and luxe today, like I should be on a train to Moscow!
These two pieces are new. The skirt is Angie's pick from Nordstrom Half Yearly sale:
Yes, even at 23 weeks I still am trying to squeeze into non-maternity pencil skirts, haha. But it's burgundy boucle, how could I resist! This one has an elastic waist so it's a little stretchier. I also sized up to an 8. The sweater is from H&M. I was there trying to find some maternity clothes but ended up buying mostly non-maternity clothes (three regular sweaters, two regular T shirts, and one pair of maternity pants)--fortunately their T shirts and sweaters tend to run long so they still cover the belly. And I prefer the more form-fitting cut of the non-maternity clothes (their maternity tops are all boxy and baggy and empire waisted). There's a chance that I may stretch these clothes out too much by wearing them now, but the sweater was only $35 and the skirt on sale for $47 so it's not a huge deal if they're only one-season items (but hopefully I can still keep wearing them later). I'm even thinking of buying this skirt in a smaller size to keep for later as well, I like it that much--thanks Angie for the recommendation!
The burgundy cardigan with fur collar reminds me of my favorite Anthro purple tweed fur collar coat (and the skirt kind of reminds me of the pattern), but it's something I can wear throughout the day instead of having to take my coat off. I used my favorite bronze leaf belt instead of the included black belt (I'm on the last hole now). And wore a cream lace cami underneath. And my fave Fossil floral purse for fall. DH kind of rolled his eyes at the fur collar, but he did help me choose the shoes (dark brown Clark pumps over the burgundy pumps). No jewelry since the fur collar was more than enough. Oh, I also bought a new lipstick to go with my burgundy obsession: Maybelline Plum Perfect.
Kitty Max liked the outfit. What do you think?
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